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The Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Week continued in Bloemfontein yesterday with the second round of time (declaration) cricket matches being played.

The start of the 22nd annual under-19 Coca-Cola Khaya Majola in Bloemfontein was delayed by an hour on Thursday at four of the eight venues after a massive overnight thunderstorm resulted in wet run-ups, waterlogged outfields and some water leaking under the covers.

Affies are poised to end the 2016 year as the leading team in the country as they continue to lead the Belgotex Top 50 Rankings this week.

SACS are back on the top of the Belgotex U14 Rankings after yet another victory, this time over Wynberg which extends their brilliant unbeaten run this year.

As the final matches of the season get played out there is a tight bunching at the top of the ladder which still sees Affies at the top closely followed by St. Stithians.

Sunday, 06 November 2016 19:09

Cricket: This Week's Results: 5/11/2016

A wet weekend around the country meant that few games started and even less finished although there were several matches that yielded a results earlier in the week.

As the season begins its final wind down we are looking at St Andrews School as the leading team in the competitive U15 Rankings for this week.

Affies enjoyed a couple of strong wins during the past week which has helped to keep them at the top of the Belgotex First Team Rankings for this week, although St.Stithians are within reach of clinching the top spot if they can keep their unbeaten run intake.

Watching a recent U10 cricket match played between two fairly competitive sides it was clear that one of the teams had a distinct advantage. It wasn’t that they batted better or bowled any better than the opposition. They simply were virtually flawless in the way they fielded.

Rain had the final say in many matches that got underway over the past week but there were still several key clashes played that yielded some interesting results.

Pretoria Boys High put together one of their best performances of the year when they took on high flying KES and managed to clinch a 5 wicket victory which sees them leap into the top five on this week’s Belgotex Sports U14 Rankings.

St Andrews School continue to reign supreme on the Belgotex Sports U15 Rankings for this week after completing a strong win over Clifton thanks for a sparkling century by Bruwer.

The Affies machine continued their form with a strong showing against Grey College who put on a brave fight but finally went down by three wickets. The win consolidates Affies position as the leading team in SA at present.

 There has been plenty of cricket played across the country with some big scores being achieved which suggests the batters had the edge this weekend.

KES remain at the top of the U14 Cricket Rankings for this week although it is getting very tight at the top of the rankings with several teams all in with a shout to finish the year on top of the table.

St Andrews School in Bloemfontein are looking very strong at this stage of the season as they reach the top of the table in this week’s Belgotex Sport U15 Rankings.

Affies remain the leading team on the SA School Belgotex First XI Rankings after completing a 7 wicket win over neighbours Pretoria Boys High.

 There has been plenty of cricket played across the country with some big scores being achieved which suggests the batters had the edge this weekend.

KES are still way out in front in what is fast turning out to be one of the best seasons by an U14 team for many years. Still unbeaten KES brushed aside all comers at the Charl van Rooyen Week to still lead the U14 Cricket Rankings for this week.

Following a very successful Oppenheimer Cricket Week by Affies and St.Stithians and a dominant time enjoyed by SACS at the Cape School Week, those three teams lead this week’s SA Schools 1st Team Rankings.

KES who have yet to embark on the second half of their season still head the Greenfields U15 Rankings for this week although there is plenty of cricket still to be played as more teams take the field.

There has been plenty of cricket played across the country will a lot more to come as we head into the Oppenheimer , Cape Schools and other festivals around SA.

St Stithians College alumnus Kagiso Rabada and current pupil Wiaan Mulder made history at the CSA awards banquet by winning a record nine awards combined.

SACS rest comfortably at the top of the U14 Cricket Rankings at the completion of the first half of the 2016 with an unbeaten run of six matches.

After a very busy 2015/16 season the dust has finally settled on what has been another terrific season of schoolboy cricket. With zero defeats out of some 33 matches few would argue that St.Stithians are the deserved champions of the sport and finish at the top of the Powerade Rankings for the Season!