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A couple of defeats by Glenwood knocks them off their pedestal at the top of the Powerade Performance Rankings for this week which sees plenty of movement in both directions as more matches are played and results are sent through.

Monday, 26 October 2015 19:11

Cricket: Results for This Week: 24/10/2015

Cricket results from around the country for the past week:

Friday, 23 October 2015 13:21

Cricket: School Cricket's Quota Conundrum

The quota question seems to be a permanent fixture in South African school sport and there seems little likelihood that it is going to disappear anytime soon.

Affies put together a great performance against local rivals Pretoria Boys High to gain some valuable impetus on the Powerade Performance First XI Rankings for this week.

Monday, 19 October 2015 14:16

Cricket: Results for This Week: 19/10/2015

A powerful showing by Affies over Pretoria Boys High allowed them to gain a much needed boast to the moral against a team who have been very strong so far this season.

The 2015/16 season is now well underway as most schools have had a few hit outs already with more to come as the season progresses. In this early stage of Powerade Performance Rankings we are still looking at St. Stithians as one of the teams that will prove a formidable opponent during the season.

The 2015/16 season is now well underway with most of the teams in action and although we are still in the early stages this week’s Powerade Performance Rankings for the First XI’s makes for some interesting reading.

KZN hasn’t been a happy hunting ground for the mighty Waterkloof outfit that came unstuck against Glenwood and Maritzburg College this past week although the likes of Pretoria Boys High and St.Stithians have played some brilliant cricket.

Monday, 28 September 2015 16:34

Cricket: The 56th Edition of Oppenheimar Week

THE 56th edition of Oppenheimer Week takes place from Saturday, October 3 to Tuesday, October 6 and promises much camaraderie among the players and coaches as well as a high level of play.

This week’s cricket fixtures and results from around the country.

A host of T20 Matches at the Helpmekaar T20 Festival resulted in several more teams getting a chance at their first hit out in the 2015/16 season.

St Stithians have started the season powerfully with an unbeaten run of five matches across all formats of the game and look in terrific form at this stage.

One of the biggest challenges for any team and in any sport is to maintain consistency year after year. That challenge is even greater when you are forced to let go of your most experienced players in the team at the end of every season.

Monday, 16 March 2015 21:40

U15 Cricket: End of Season U15 Rankings

An unbeaten season by Waterkloof sets them on top of the Powerade Performance U15 rankings as time is called on the season for 2015.

Rondebosch nearly let it slip in their match against Bishops last week but managed to get themselves over the line for a one wicket win and end the season as the leading cricket team on the Powerade Performance First XI Rankings.

The U15 Cricket Rankings is always of interest as it can help to paint the picture on how the future First XI’s for the various schools might shape up in a season or two. The latest U15 Powerade Performance Rankings shows how some schools have invested in this team to help boost their chances in 2016/17.

In the closing stages of the season it seems that Rondebosch have timed their rise to the top perfectly as they recapture the Number 1 spot on the Powerade Performance Rankings for First Teams.

St. Stithians came unstuck against Jeppe during the past week in a match they would expected to win but they came up against a motivated Jeppe side who hung on gamely to win by 5 runs with the tail at the crease in a tense encounter. Saints also had to settle for a draw against Pretoria Boys High who doggedly staved off defeat. Tristan Blackie-Roden was in the runs again with a patient 94* but there was just not enough time for Saints to bowl PBHS out and take a much needed win.

The loss and draw by Saints bumps them back into second place not far behind Rondebosch who enjoyed a satisfying win against neighbours Wynberg who can thank Kyle Verreyne, who struck another half century, for providing some respectability to their score. The win by ‘Bosch nudges them to the top of the table.

Maritzburg College are having a purple patch of late with five victories on the trot and burst into the top ten for the first time in several seasons.

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FIRST XI CRICKET RANKINGS 9th March, 2015
RANK TEAM PLAYED AVG PTS
1 RONDEBOSCH 22 7.8636
2 ST STITHIANS 20 7.4800
3 WATERKLOOF 19 7.1526
4 ST JOHNS COLLEGE 20 6.9900
5 KINGSWOOD 13 6.9769
6 HUDSON PARK 15 6.9533
7 GLENWOOD 13 6.8846
8 ST ANDREWS SCHOOL 15 6.7933
9 MARITIZBURG COLLEGE 18 6.6111
10 KES 23 6.6000
11 PAARL GIM 16 6.5875
12 WYNBERG 19 6.5263
13 ST BENEDICTS 21 6.4143
14 BOLAND LANDBOU 15 6.1933
15 MENLOPARK 21 6.0857
16 GREY COLLEGE 18 5.9056
17 EG JANSEN 7 5.8429
18 GREY HIGH SCHOOL 18 5.8111
19 PEARSON 10 5.7000
20 HILTON COLLEGE 20 5.6950
21 SELBORNE COLLEGE 13 5.4231
22 NOORDHEUWEL 7 5.3429
23 PRETORIA BOYS HIGH 19 5.3211
24 WOODRIDGE 18 5.2111
25 MICHAELHOUSE 15 5.0067
26 MUIR 5 5.0000
27 PAARL BOYS HIGH 24 4.9292
28 ST ALBANS COLLEGE 17 4.8353
29 KEARSNEY COLLEGE 14 4.7429
30 SOMERSET COLLEGE 16 4.5250
31 AFFIES 16 4.4625
32 DALE COLLEGE 18 4.4611
33 NELSPRUIT 8 4.3875
34 SACS 15 4.3467
35 CLIFTON 15 4.3000
36 PAUL ROOS GYM 22 4.1364
37 CENTURION 9 4.0667
38 ST ANDREWS COLLEGE 20 4.0600
39 GARSFONTEIN 12 3.8000
40 STIRLING 11 3.8000
41 POTCH VOLKIES 11 3.6455
42 JEPPE 15 3.6267
43 FLORIDA 10 3.6000
44 MONUMENT 7 3.5000
45 ST CHARLES COLLEGE 15 3.0533
46 WESTVILLE 15 2.7267
47 BISHOPS 17 2.6765
48 ST DAVIDS 11 2.4727
49 QUEENS COLLEGE 14 2.2071
50 PINELANDS 6 2.2000
51 UPLANDS 6 2.2000
52 PARKTOWN 12 1.8417
53 DHS 13 1.6769
54 CAMBRIDGE 16 1.5313
55 NORTHWOOD 12 0.8500
Friday, 06 March 2015 15:53

Cricket: Fixtures & Results : 07/03/2015

Although there are still several weeks of cricket left over for some schools and especially for the Cape Schools, for many this weekend is the final chance to play before the long break over the rugby and hockey season.

The  launch of the inaugural Varsity Cup T20 cricket tournament could potentially provide a new lease of life for schoolboys wanting to pursue the dream of playing professional cricket after school.

In recent years it has become imperative for aspiring young cricketers to perform on the cricket field for their schools in order to gain provincial recognition. This will enable them to come into contention for national age group sides, allowing them to break into amateur sides straight out of school and continue vying for a spot in the franchise team.

A brilliant run of form by St.Stithians at the Independent Schools Week, where they took on and beat the three prong KZN challenge of Clifton, Kearsney and Hilton, has moved Saints into the top spot on the Powerade Performance Rankings for this week.

Plenty of top class cricket action taking place around the country this week with some very interesting cross- provincial clashes which will give teams an opportunity to test their mettle against seldom played opponents.

Friday, 02 October 2015 00:00

Cricket: Niel Durow- A Double Deal?

Niel Benjamin Durow, better known to his peers as “Niela”, is a grade 12 student at the universally respected Grey College in Bloemfontein. However, this isn’t the only “grey” area of his life. At this stage of the multi-talented sportsman’s career it is not a question of “if he will make it”, but rather “in which sport he would make it.”

Menlopark makes strides towards the top ten of this week’s Powerade Performance Top 50 Cricket Rankings for the First XI’s after winning the Coca-Cola T20 Challenge Finals over the weekend.

School Cricket Fixtures and Results for this week:

Declaration cricket at school level is currently not achieving the objects it was designed for. Instead of encouraging positive cricket and simulating test cricket scenarios, it is nullifying the massive gulf in quality between sides and more often than not it is ending in a stale draw.