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Monday, 14 September 2009 12:43

KZN Cricket- Glenwood & Westville Start Strong

Saturday saw Cricket being played against Michaelhouse and the 1st XI enjoyed a hard-fought win over a strong and confident Michaelhouse XI. It was a close match and could have gone either way. On top of that, all of the A Teams also won and that is a fine achievement because it is not often that one can produce results like that against a strong cricketing school like Michaelhouse.

1st xi Cricket vs Hilton

Coming into the 1st game of the cricket season Westville's team was set back with a few injuries. With great overhead conditions and a good looking batting track Hilton won the toss and put themselves into bat. Bowling impressive lines Cody Gertze (3-27)maintained the pressure on the Hilton top order. Despite Mathews (35) and Slabbert (35) consolidating the innings with a reasonable partnership the Westville bowlers were able to restrict Hilton to only 172 runs.

The season has only just started with some big matches in store for the schools when the Nolands Cape Schools Cricket Week and the Michaelmas Cricket Week involves the top 30 school teams in the country. Stay connected to www.saschoolsports.co.za for all the updates.

Tuesday, 08 September 2009 19:10

KZN Kick Starts the Cricket Season

The end to a typically eventful schoolboy rugby season means the dusting off of cricket whites and the courteous carnage of modern-day cricket. Of course, the nature of the KZN climate means that many a summer's morning is spent with pitch covering taking preference over play. However, the recent pattern of affording relatively recent matriculants an opportunity in the Dolphins' squad suggests that not only is KZN schoolboy cricket incredibly competitive, but a visit to your nearest oval will likely bring forth action of a provincial standard.

Whilst both Kearsney and St. Charles are up in Joburg for the Sahara Twenty20 at St. David's, there are a few mouth-watering local prospects for the upcoming weekend

Westville v Hilton

09:30-17:30 @ Westville

 

Westville have seemingly become the factory where future Dolphins are developed. Names such as Cameron Delport and Khaya Zondo suggest that the success of the First XI rivals that of their impressive rugby and soccer programmes.They are however currently struggling with injury concerns, including captain Tim Spence currently feeling the effects of a knee injury, as well as Sachin Reddy fracturing his thumb.

Former Dolphins' opening batsman Doug Watson is of the opinion that much of the squad has the ability to move onto higher honours and is confident that a few boys will convert the promise shown in the first term.

A player to watch is Nabeel Bhayla, who has been a consistent performer with the bat.

With seemingly endless depth, one would be forgiven for thinking that Hilton have a tough day ahead of them. However they did claim the scalps of Kearsney and Grey Bloem in the 1st term and no day of cricket is a formality (just ask Australia how they found the Ashes).

 

With the Sharks out of town and the weather becoming more conducive to leaving the house, heading to Wandsbeck Road would be worthwhile entertainment.

 

Clifton v Northwood

The relative new boys in terms of high school sport, the ever-exciting Clifton will be looking to continue their climb up the ladder when they face the boys from Durban North.

Glenwood v Michaelhouse

The fight for supremacy doesn't end when the rugby posts are taken down. Expect fireworks between two schools whose recent competitive streak transcends a range of sporting codes.

After a five month wait, there is no doubt that the boys will be raring to go (particularly those in their final season of schoolboy cricket). The opening rounds of any season routinely bring exciting results. Expect the combined influence of pre-season twenty20 and passionate school spirit to not only produce high scoring contests, but also a possible upset or two.

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Sunday, 06 September 2009 17:36

Tying Child Athletes Into Contracts

How free do you think you are? Suppose someone approached you tomorrow and offered to double your current salary if you came to work for them - are you free to go? You probably think you are but, depending on the type of contract you have, you might not be. If, for example, you are a smart software developer your employer may have put a clause in your terms of employment preventing you from working for the competition until your contract expires.

Wednesday, 02 September 2009 07:22

Dean Pengelly- College Cricket Captain

With the cricket season about to start we will be giving our full attention to the sport and profiling the various players and coaches from the top cricketing schools. To start this off we take a look at the Maritzburg College all rounder Dean Pengelly and hear from the man himself as to what direction he would like to see his team heading and his goals for playing the sport after school.

Monday, 31 August 2009 09:18

KZN Inland Hockey- Why So Dominant

It has been a region that has developed some of South Africa's most talented hockey players over the decades and each year that passes a new crop of youngsters embark on the journey of once again reaching the highest honors in the sport and representing their country.

Friday, 29 November 2013 00:00

Ask The Physio: Life on the Injured List

No matter what sport you play, you are bound to pick up an injury somewhere along the way. You are even more likely to do so if you push the limits of your sport and your body. Any professional athlete will tell you that dealing with injuries is part of the sport, and for school sports, things aren't much different.

In our latest foray into the massive weekend clash between Cape giants Diocesan College (Bishops) and Rondebosch Boys' High, we head across Sandown Road to the hallowed halls of "Bosch" where we caught up with skipper Chad Matthews to discuss the impending conclusion of a topsy-turvy season.

 

The long and arduous school's rugby season here in the Cape is slowly drawing to a close with the traditional matches between Wynberg and SACS and Bishops and Rondebosch dishing up a fitting finale to what has been a long, hard slog for these young men. While SACS face a nigh near impossible task at Lovers' Walk against the giants of the Cape, over at Campground Road things couldn't be closer.

They have always been one of the stronger school rugby sides in KwaZulu-Natal but increasingly Westville Boys has become a force in schools rugby in the province and they are a side who has gradually established themselves at the very top in KZN.  Arguably they are the number 2 side at the moment and on their day are the equal of any side out there.

Friday, 14 August 2009 21:00

Green Machine turned Grey.

Touted as one of the best teams to play for Glenwood High, the 2009 season came to an end for the Durban based side as they travelled for the much anticipated encounter against Grey College. After beating a strong Affies side 24-10 earlier this month most would have expected a very close scoreline. However to be beaten 62-3 was a major disappointment.