Waterlooville sign Kensington young gun Williams - 06/03/15

Sam WilliamsWATERLOOVILLE have secured the services of Kensington young gun Sam Williams for the upcoming summer.

Williams (19) is a hard-hitting left-hand batsman who has progressed through the Kensington District ranks and broke into A Grade cricket earlier this summer.

Kensington, who play in the South Australian Grade Competition are a prestigious club that can boast the likes of Jake Brown, Daniel Worrall, Elliot Opie, Aaron O’Brien, Alex Ross, Andrew McDonald (South Australian Redbacks) and Freddie van den Bergh (Surrey) in their ranks.

Williams made his A Grade debut in September 2014 aged 18. In his second game this season, he struck a fine 50 to help the B Grade gain first-innings points over Glenelg. Batting at number 6 in the order, Williams entered the crease with his Kensington side reeling at 29-4 in pursuit of 174. His half-century paved the way to a first-innings victory, as his side declared upon reaching 175/8.

In the second innings, his side needed to chase down 171 inside 21 overs for an outright win. Williams was promoted up the order to number 3 and he set about the target smashing 9 fours and 2 sixes to reach 62 from only 33 balls (at one point, he has scored 48 from 14 balls). Unfortunately his side fell shy of the outright win, but the match provided evidence of Williams’ undoubted ability to both bat time, and of course, go through the gears with his explosive power.

To date, Williams has churned out over 2,000 runs for the club, spanning from junior cricket to the current season. In 2013/14, Williams won the C Grade batting award, averaging 34 and has since progressed through B and into the A Grade, where he hopes to cement his spot in future.

In a view to continuing his development Williams has signed for Waterlooville and is eager to rack up the runs in Division 3 of the Southern Premier League.

 

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