A day later than planned due to weather, skipper Elliot Opie won the toss and elected to bowl but some missed chances in the field helped University post 5/159. Curiously for a Twenty20, this innings that would prove match-winning did not feature any sixes among the 18 boundaries. Nick Palmer (2/21) was the only multiple wicket taker.
In reply, Kensington were in the hunt for most of the innings, largely thanks to Jake Brown (40 off 34 at the top of the order) and Robbie White (36 off 30), but ultimately fell 10 short of the victory target. A turning point was White’s lbw dismissal in the 18th over, leaving us 6/127 still needing 33 off 16 balls, a task that would prove beyond our lower order.
There are five Round 4 matches still to be played on 9 January and prognostications suggest our chances of staying in the top eight, for the round of four Qualifying Finals, now rest squarely on West Torrens registering a win at Port Adelaide.