Glenelg batsman Josh Hoffmann has been rewarded with the round four Rising Star nomination for his 94* in the Seahorses’ loss to Kensington.
The Browns won the toss and sent Glenelg into bat, a decision that immediately paid dividends with David Grant (4/80) tearing through the Seahorse batters to leave them struggling at 9/124. A magnificent rear guard cameo from Hoffmann, salvaged some scoreboard respect, which saw Glenelg bowled out for a defendable 180 as he thumped 12 boundaries and three sixes before falling six runs short of a deserved century when teammate Will Bowering was run out.
In reply, Kensington made light work of the run chase after getting off to a lightning start thanks to captain Jake Brown who hit 44 off just 33 balls before being dismissed by Daniel Clarke (2/57). Henry Dall (40*) and Redback Alex Ross (66) ensured there would be no hiccups in the run chase as Kensington ran out convincing seven-wicket winners.
Hoffmann, a current member of both the U/19 South Australian squad and emerging Redbacks is now in contention for the Jason Gillespie Medal, which is awarded to the best first grade cricketer under the age of 23 who is yet to play 20 first grade games at the start of the season.
Round 1 – Joshua Macey
Round 2 – No nomination
Round 3 – Daniel Clarke