Another terrific night of cricket action with some exciting finishes around the grounds.
At Colonel Waite Oval Kensington Red took on Sturt. The Blues batted first and finished with 4/81 from their 25 overs. Tom Thredgold picked up a couple of wickets while Connor Stone took one. Sturt kept things tight in our reply with the Reds finishing on 6/48. Nickolas Miller made 9 and Sam Neave 8.
There was an incredible tie at Ford Oval between Kensington Black and Sturt. We bowled first with Sturt finishing at 4/85. Wickets to Henry Goold, Will Prescott, Henry Smart and Louis Whitford. Jim Kelly (28) led the run chase with Adithya Venugopal (10) and Henry Goold (7) chipping in. A run out on the last ball meant that scores were level and it was too dark by this stage for a super over!
At Leroy Oval Kensington Green were defending 90 against Prospect. The Pirates were too strong, finishing their 25 overs on 6/124. Harry Orchard was our standout bowler with 4/5 from 3 overs while Adam Freeman and George Wicks took one each.
Another close game at Langman Reserve. Kensington Yellow posted 4/89 batting first thanks to a quickfire 29 not out from Tyson Matthews. He received support from Harry Hooworth-Moule (12*) and Henry Eckert (7*). A tidy bowling and fielding display saw Sturt finish 8 runs short on 2/81. Leg spinner Harry Hooworth-Moule took both our wickets.
At Marryatville High School Kensington Blue posted a competitive 9/109 batting first. Skipper Riley McDonald struck some nice cover drives on his way to 15 while Jude Thomas (19*) and Jesse Laing (21*) helped to push the score along. Sturt finished six runs short in another close game, at 6/103. Freddie Whitford and Tom Waugh grabbed two wickets each while Oliver Ellis and Arunesh Ghosh took one.
A big thank you again to Sturt and Prospect cricket clubs for organising the matches and also for providing sub-fielders this week as we had a heap away at NEJCA trials.
Our teams have a week off now for the Ashes test but return with matches on Monday December 11. The ladder for our older teams is quite tight with the undefeated Black and Green teams squaring off next Monday: