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Monday, 03 August 2015 10:45

Rugby: Match Report- Glenwood vs Affies

This weekend saw Glenwood play host to the Witbulle from Pretoria, Affies. This game had all the makings of an epic battle with both teams leaving nothing to chance out on the field.

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Friday, 27 March 2015 13:19

Rugby: Affies vs PRG Team Sheets

It is as big as it gets this weekend for Affies who play their second match of the season against the strong Paul Roos Gym side in what has to be a massive match for both sides.

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Friday, 20 March 2015 11:47

Rugby: Affies Team Sheet vs Helpmekaar

Affies begin their 2015 rugby season with earnest when they take on Helpmekaar College this coming Saturday and it will give Coach Koch and Team Manager Sakkie van der Walt an opportunity to gauge the form of the 2015 Edition of the Wit Bulle.

Published in Gauteng
Wednesday, 11 March 2015 21:54

The "Top Sports School in SA" Rankings!

Who is the top all round sporting boys school  in South Africa? The question in itself is guaranteed to generate a plethora of opinions and not a few who will almost entirely back their alma mata regardless of the current results.

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The weekend’s top SA schools tennis festival, hosted by Kearsney College, provided a high standard of competitive play which is encouraging for the future of the game in this country.

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Monday, 18 November 2013 20:55

Cricket: Top 40 Rankings For 2013

For much of the year the race for the No.1 spot was a three horse race with Waterkloof taking the early lead with a powerful start to the first term and going into the last month of the season it looked like the Pretoria team might have done just enough to secure the top spot for 2013.

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Monday, 09 September 2013 15:38

Cricket: The SA School's Top 40 Rankings

With the start of the final cricket season of 2013 there is plenty of cricket that is about to be squeezed into a few very competitive months and if the weather plays the game we are in for a treat of schoolboy cricket.

Published in Cricket
Wednesday, 04 September 2013 11:32

Cricket: St David's Twenty20 Festival Fixtures

St David’s Marist Inanda in association with the Kent Park Taverners is hosting its annual Twenty20 Cricket Festival this week. Matches take place from Thursday 5 September until Sunday 8 September. There are 12 teams involved.

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Sunday, 01 September 2013 22:52

Cricket: Results from W/E 31 August, 2013

An inform Angus Ellis-Cole gave St. Stithians a wonderful start to both matches they played in the past week and helped to get their season off to an encouraging start.

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Friday, 30 August 2013 10:45

Hockey: Affie's Hockey On The Up And Up

Sheldon Rostron took up the post of Hockey Organiser at Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool (Affies) in October last year and his position entails the management of all hockey activities (fixtures/tournaments/tours), being the first team coach and a number of other functions that include the growth and development of the sport, mentor and coach development, video analysis and much more.

A daunting, hectic challenge; so SA School Sports asked Rostron how exactly does he approach these myriad roles, what inspires him to believe he can make a difference?

The school has entrusted me to make a difference in their hockey,” says the easy-going yet highly competitive, Potchefstroom-educated Rostron.

THE CHALLENGE

The first year, how tough has it been? “It has been a learning experience,” says the immediately likeable, humble new hockey man at this great school. “I have been involved with other schools, but none on the level of Affies. I think the biggest challenge is always to take over from someone, as they have their manner of doing things and it is tough to come in and stamp on the foundation that has been laid.

“Change is always a challenge; some welcome it and some don't, but I am at Affies to do a job and to make a difference; one can't always please everyone. It has taken some time to settle in and get people to appreciate my vision; I am looking forward to what we will achieve.” 

PERSPECTIVE

One tends to forget that Affies’ hockey - and the culture of hockey amongst young, predominantly Afrikaans-speaking boys - is still in its infancy when compared to South Africa’s traditional, top hockey schools. Maritzburg College, for one, has had hockey as an official school sport for 40 years, while other top schools like Kearsney (50 years this year) can claim a longer heritage. Rostron says top hockey schools have proven that with attention paid to the correct areas, a culture of success can be created, but it takes time.

“Things are changing and a bright future lies ahead for Affies’ hockey,” Rostron says with undisguised enthusiasm. “It is my responsibility to ensure that the new culture is developed and that Affies hockey is put on the map, but the focus was never on what we could achieve this year, it is rather on what we can achieve consecutively in the years to come; this is the only way that you can create a ‘powerhouse’ of schoolboy hockey.”

Wise words indeed from a hockey man through and through who counts amongst his many inspirations the current Malaysia and former South Africa and University of North West coach, Paul Revington, who mentored Rostron – a former North West goalkeeper – while both were at Pukke, as well as current Investec South Africa women’s hockey team head coach Giles Bonnet.

Rostron, who is also the national women’s team’s goalkeeper coach – his speciality – says both have given him the passion to succeed in his chosen profession.

STRUCTURE

Was one of Rostron’s first goals to put good structures in place through the U14A, U16A and first team age-groups? How is this achievable?

“Structures are always important, some are needed right away, some will fall into place. Our flagship teams -  U14A, U15A (new age-group this year), U16A and first teams are the ones that we need to push to excel as quickly as possible. However, a good foundation will need to be in place. The focus will be placed on the intake and development of players in the junior age groups for the next few years, giving us the foundation. Further steps will be put in place, similar to an ‘academy’, enhancing the skills and talent that we will have throughout the ranks at a High Performance level. In time the flagship teams will run well, achieving and succeeding, pulling the others with them.”

And what is the Sheldon Rostron hockey model being implemented? How does it work? And does it work?

“I don’t know if I want to give away my recipe just yet,” Rostron says with a smile. “But it is driven towards creating a competitive environment for all, pushing everyone involved to take part on a high performance level, developing their potential to a level that has never been able to be produced at the school. Quality, quantity and feedback are currently very important right now.”

AFFIES’ COACHING STAFF

Talking quality, the quality of Affies coaching at the A- team junior levels – how good is it?

“I believe the coaching team I have right now has done a tremendous job during the season, I also think that it has been a challenge for them working with me, as I always demand more. It is very important to have the correct staff working with and around you, and I am sure that in time we will have the team that will make it all happen. There is a lot of passion, drive and belief in what we are doing - and this makes us all excited for the possibilities to come.”

Chatting further, it becomes immediately clear that Rostron has a lot of time and respect for the Affies hockey staff. “I have a head of hockey at the school, Mr Fanie Grobler, who is a successful ex-rugby coach. He is very enthusiastic about hockey and has come to love the game. He is more than a right-hand man, he is my mentor in terms of school policies and does a lot of work behind the scenes. He takes charge of the motivational side of things and drives everyone to excel past what is expected of them and is an absolute pleasure to work with.”

Among others, Rostron went on to speak glowingly about Earl Kim-Fley (first team assistant coach), Elize Jacquire (U16A Coach), Peter Ross (second team coach) and coaches who are also teachers at the school, including Eric de Almeida, Wian van Staden and Aletta Zietsman. “We need more educators to come on board, as I believe that sport at school level needs people to be involved to help guide the players on the sports field through education and general life skills; this will define what type of player you will be able to produce.”

Rostron says Affies is striving to develop their coaches, and he sees it as a long-term investment. Group sessions in-season as well as courses outside that period where Rostron is bringing in people to help develop their coaching knowledge and understanding.

“I want to create an environment that is open, where people can question, criticise positively and develop a different way of thinking than in the past. I am excited with the passion and dedication that I have from my coaches, and if we can combine this with the correct skills and develop their abilities in specialist areas we can create something special.”

GAUTENG SCHOOLS’ SUPER LEAGUE?

Is the strength of schoolboy first team hockey in Northern Gauteng strong, and is it growing stronger and more professional?

“It’s competitive. The likes of St Albans, Pretoria Boys’ High, Menlopark and various others have good hockey programmes and good coaches. Our league has been very interesting, as it has been quite open in terms of results. Many draws have led to teams finishing on the same points. Many schools around Pretoria have employed new hockey organisers in a bid to improve their game, and it will become even more interesting in the future as their efforts begin to pay off. We also get the opportunities to play against Johannesburg schools like Jeppe, KES and St David’s in friendlies or derbies. It’s great that we don't have to go far to play competitive hockey. We are also fortunate that through tournaments and annual derbies we are able to play some of South Africa’s best hockey schools, testing ourselves in all parts of the country as it gives us the opportunity to play different styles and learn different things through these games.”

What about a Gauteng U18 League that combines the best of Pretoria and Johannesburg, the best of the Southern Gauteng and Northern Gauteng hockey provinces’ schoolboy teams, with promotion/relegation opportunities for the second-, third- and even fourth-tier league winners? Wouldn’t this promote even more interest, provide schools and players with goals to aim for? And be attractive to sponsors, raising hockey’s profile at Gauteng schoolboy level – where rugby is still very dominant?

“I would like to see a combined league … I think it is possible and would benefit both hockey provinces. Strength versus strength will always create a highly competitive environment and be a great platform for sponsors to get involved and help develop and grow the sport. I think it is just whether administrators would be open to look at something like this, and would the manpower be there to develop a league like this, as most are educators giving up time to run this. In saying this, we need to look past the problems and issues that there are, as everyone is looking to play hockey at a top level and maybe someone should be stepping up and seeing opportunity (not only for the sport but business as well) rather than problems.

AFFIES’ THREE-YEAR PLAN

Is Rostron working to a plan? “I am working on a three-year plan and this roughly entails:

Year 1 - Transition Phase: “Along with mass participation, getting systems in place that will make the biggest immediate impact, get the ball rolling with ideas and concepts but also learn what is needed and where we need to focus our resources and attention. Build relationships and establish support structures that will help drive the plan.

Year 2 - Transformation Phase: “Bring in crucial changes technically and tactically, and implement structures that will be more focused on the players’ abilities and skills. Develop knowledge and understanding and drive the change in culture.

Year 3 - Performance Orientated: “Pushing to emphasise on creating a winning culture … consistent performance and emphasis on individual performances within the various teams - and emphasis to expose ourselves to large amounts of to quality hockey and achieve results in league, festivals etcetera. Get systems fixed and reap the rewards from quality content and contact, and be professional in everything we do.

“As previously mentioned, it is tough coming in and having to put your foot down and say, ‘change this, change that’. I believe it is about getting all spheres working together and directing all efforts to create a more professional environment, this enhances the efforts of all parties … and mass participation will be promoted. I want us to work hard, but have fun as a family (parents, players, staff and support staff). Things are looking up and I can't wait for everything to fall in place.

THE BIG PICTURE

Rostron, the former provincial goalkeeper, is a big picture kind of guy: “I tend to look at things in a different way, I also like to regulate their results and appreciate when educators or parents share their concerns regarding schoolwork, discipline and so on, as I will look to assist them through sport. It is a privilege and honour for them to play their sport and I won't allow players to partake unless they are disciplined in schoolwork and all other aspects at school.

“The saying goes that, ‘you can't have your pudding unless you have finished your dinner’, and that’s how I see things … we have the ability to mould players into the men that will run families and their country in the future, and I believe that through sport we have the ability and chance to let them see the bigger picture and understand their social responsibilities.”

TEAM DISCIPLINE AND PLAYER PSYCHOLOGY

 Rostron, brought up on the Revington/Bonnet philosophy, believes that discipline is very important. “The most important issue is to get the players to realise that their actions affect the team - and in life there is always a consequence. The team comes first and everything the players do should be based on this. I always try and let the team manage any situations that may crop up. As a group they don't accept ill-discipline. Outside this, I will take action on matters that can't be resolved – and through school processes if necessary -  but most of the time actions are taken beforehand. I tend to be preventative than reactive …  I try cut out those that don't take the team or school’s needs and wants to heart.”

Sounds good, but how does Rostron take into account the different personalities in the team? “I always do … I have a huge fascination in psychology and sports psychology and think it is this side of me that has me absolutely intrigued with this sport. It’s about trying to combine personalities, habits, abilities and many other aspects to get players to gel as a unit and perform task-orientated objectives time and time again… It’s like a Rubic's cube, every movement or action you take, will have a different outcome - and you are constantly searching for that one thing that will make the difference and the breakthrough.

“Players are all different and they see, hear and experience things differently. I believe getting close to them and understanding their true nature allows you to unlock their potential and drive to learn or master something. I have always had a natural feel for this and believe it is something that has got me to where I am today. It is important to make a difference individually, rather than imprinting a certain style or way of putting them into a box. Give them their freedom - they are all unique and need different attention in different areas - they appreciate this more.”

WHEN THE CHIPS ARE DOWN

These powerful, insightful words give me a warm, fuzzy feeling, but when the chips are down, how does the Affies head coach motivate his players? “I look at the truths, and teach them to accept it … we may not always have the full package and I think that players are always looking to become the full package - and this is what puts them under pressure. Accept that you can't be the penalty corner specialist or the number one runner, or aren't technically as good as the next guy … if you can accept this, you will be open to change and will also free yourself to perform the roles that you are good at. Mistakes happen, we are human, but it’s about the way you react and in learning not to do it again, making the change. This is step one.

“I think as coaches we all have our ways and means - I like things that touch the soul, as this is what makes you tick. Our sport is about passion - and passion goes a long way. Being part of the national team I have learned to idolise the passion of the Argentinians - anything and everything they do is about passion, and this is what makes them strong. They are emotional about everything and are free to express themselves. We are a school that is passionate about sport and I use this as the key to turn it up in the right moments and prickle the emotions to give them the edge and express themselves on the field. We use video a lot - and motivational clips that are relevant to the outcomes or moments that we are in. This leaves the players with a memory that we all can relate to at half-time.”

SCHOOL TEAMS THE AFFIES COACH ADMIRES

Again, I am impressed, so who are the school teams in SA that Rostron most admires - and why? “I look at different schools for different reasons and admire and respect the aspects that make them good. I look at, say, Northwood, where Gally [coach Darryn Gallagher] has put in a lot of effort and hard work into the players’ technical abilities and skill, and the outcomes have been very positive. While Gally is a bit further down the road in terms of time he has spent at his school compared to me, we are in similar situations and I could relate to his article in the last edition of SA School Sports. I also think the work that has been done at Maritzburg College in terms of structures - and coaching staff with experience - is something to admire. I then turn to St. John’s College [in Houghton, Johannesburg], who are turning it up in terms of technology [video work] and sports science [a new centre that they are looking to develop], something that is close to my heart and which I believe has a huge impact on player development, but also physical development of the players’ sport specifically. I think we all dream of having it all and I am sure that in time we will have all of these aspects covered and it will make all the  difference.”

DEVELOPING THE AFFIES HOCKEY BRAND

What style or brand of hockey appeals to Rostron, which he hopes to imprint at Affies? “Everything is about speed for me, but it is also about establishing a new culture of thinking about hockey, being adaptable, being able to manage situations and identifying opportunity or solutions to problems. I want hockey to be exciting and have always looked to do this with every team that I have coached. Speed is difficult to manage - not every player has this - but having a hockey mind allied to speed makes it very exciting. We have natural athletes in Affies hockey and I want to change the way they see the game and understand how to play it, I want to have players that will be able to play any system or press, anytime, as this means that you can change things in the game instantly and can control a game more, this gives you flexibility. In saying this, it is all dependent on the players and the abilities you have, and it is important to have a strong defensive base.”

IS WINNING THE ONLY THING?

How important is winning to Rostron - at school level? “It’s important to create a winning culture, but it is not everything in life. I have personally learnt the most things in my life through losing … and let’s be honest, one tends to focus more on deficient areas and aspects when one loses than when one wins … we tend to overlook the cracks and gaps when we win. I believe in continuous effort, fighting spirit and objectives, these are measurable … we have had many games this year where my boys have played the best hockey I have seen them play, and yet we don't always get the intended result at the end of the match. I feel that when you step onto a field, both teams have put in a lot of effort, both are there to win, both are not there to lose and it’s about the choices on the day - and whether everything falls into place … the key is being able to consistently deliver on the measurables that will determine our success, not our wins.”

FOCUS ON THE INDIVIDUAL

Does the Affies head coach and his hockey staff work on players individually - to iron out mistakes in technical areas and to improve on strong points? “Yes we do … it’s important to give individual attention, as one is able to work on a different level in order to make the necessary adjustments for those individuals. Coaching a team often means that you are busy with team processes and miss the finer details that are specific to individuals. We use our off-season as the opportunity to develop and refine specific skills. In the future, the plan is to run sessions at a High Performance level, which individuals will attend to get the necessary attention they need. There will also be line-specific sessions (defenders, midfielders, strikers). We have goalkeeper-specific sessions in place already and are looking to do the same for penalty-corner specialists as well.”

THE 2013 AFFIES FIRST TEAM?

And what of the Affies first team’s season?  “It has been a challenge to break habits that have developed over the years, one can only hope to show them a new way forward and see if they latch onto the idea and concept. They have done well despite injures and setbacks through the season. It has been a continuous learning curve and the idea was that they would be the drop that starts the ripple and lead Affies hockey to new successes. We achieved this and have created important milestones and memories. We changed the kit, symbolising a new era for Affies hockey and that we are committed to playing a new brand of hockey, striving to push the boundaries at everything we do.”

MATCHES THAT STAND OUT

Which Affies first team matches/victories this season gave Rostron the greatest satisfaction - and why? “Two stand out for me … the first one was the 0-0 draw against Grey Bloem - one that has gone down in the history books for Affies hockey, as it is the first time in our history that we have not lost against them. It proved to be a very competitive match and one of our best games of the season. The next would be the 2-0 loss against Maritzburg College. The aim was to make the game competitive - and make it difficult for them … we knew that we may not be on the same level technically but we could make it difficult and create opportunities for ourselves. We missed three good opportunities and were able to hold them to a 0-1 scoreline up until the last few minutes of the match. It was not easy, but we were able to get small victories out the game. Our whole aim was to make a statement for our school that all is possible and that our efforts will pay off in time. We are excited for the future and hope that we can build on the foundations that we have set this year.”

AFFIES HOCKEY SUPPORTERS CLUB

What are the challenges that lie ahead in terms of Rostron’s goals for Affies hockey in the future? “The challenge is going to be finding and allocating resources to fund projects and ideas that will directly have an influence on our future. We are currently still waiting for our floodlights to go up. This will increase our turf and contact time, which is a huge problem right now as we have eight teams having to share a turf in three hours twice a week. Lights will have a huge impact on what we can achieve. In the near future we will be looking to set up structures that will allow for video - and analysis will become readily available to all of Affies’ A and B teams. We have created a great support structure though the Affies Hockey Supporters Club, headed by Johan Korkie. We hope we can lean on our Supporters Club to aid and support our processes going forward, through sponsorships and the collective efforts of the parents, who are enthusiastic and excited about the future of Affies hockey. They truly are the team behind the team and we cannot thank them enough for the work that they do.

WHY COACHING?

Apart from his Affies commitments, as the Investec South Africa women’s hockey team goalkeeper coach, Rostron did the job at the London 2012 Olympic Games as well as at other world-level events this year and last. What satisfaction do the countless hours give him?

“I had put a lot of training and effort into the quest to become a national player and did not succeed in making the national team. This became my drive, as I vowed to create and give others the opportunity to make something of their potential. I have, however, long had a passion for this sport and knew that I would not always be able to play it, as I would one day be limited by age. However, I would be able to continue using my knowledge to coach and make a difference at all levels. I like the challenge, I am very task focused and intrigued by people and their abilities, this sport is so challenging and has multiple aspects - and this is what makes it so great … I want to know everything - and I hunt every opportunity down to learn. I know it will never be possible to know everything, but that is still what makes me tick. I hope to one day be a part of, or to coach, the national team that will walk away with a medal at a major event like an Olympics or World Cup.”

SCHOOL AND COUNTRY

How does Affies feel about all of Rostron’s hockey jobs/roles outside the school’s hockey? “Affies are extremely supportive and have been extremely kind in the opportunities that they have granted me … I believe it’s a bit of a give-and-take relationship, as I am able to share my knowledge with staff and players and carry across new ideas and trends that are developing. It is difficult, though, and know that at some stage it will become quite challenging with the 2014 Hockey World Cup coming up.

“It is challenging to juggle it all, but bills need to be paid and our sport is not professional in SA, so it’s difficult to commit to a full national programme. So we need the support and assistance with opportunities like this to make it all work. I unfortunately miss some school time, but fortunately most of the time is outside of hockey at the school - or is near, or in, the school holidays, which helps. I am fortunate enough to have the staff that I do - and know that I can trust them with the tasks that are at hand. Mr Grobler has also been great with taking over when I am away and ensuring  the job gets done.”

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A season of some of the world’s best school boy rugby has all but come to a close and for the players who ran out for the last time for their school they will be left with that supreme pride that comes from wearing their teams badge and playing to their best ability. A memory that will live with them for decades.

It was a tightly fought season which saw three teams vying for the top spot almost from the start of the season and at various stages all three, Affies, Outeniqua had a taste at being the number one side in the country.

However it is perhaps fitting that it is Affies who can lay claim to the top team in South Africa after completing the season without being defeated, without drawing and winning every single match. It is a supreme effort by a side that played the country’s most powerful teams and still remained competitive scoring heavily in most of their matches.

It is perhaps a pity that somewhere along the line Affies and Paarl Gim never met, as on paper there was very little to choose between the two teams, however Gimmies were held to a surprise draw by Oakdale in what was their only ‘blemish’ on an otherwise spotless season so perhaps finishing in second spot is justified.

A strong finish by Grey College, after an indifferent start to their season put pressure on Outeniqua for the third spot, but the consistency of Outeniqua helped them to finish in the Top three after suffering just the one defeat at the hands of Paarl Gim.

It was another great season and our thanks to the thousands of players, coaches and the avid fans of schoolboy rugby that showed sustained interest in the rankings, offered advice and suggestions and supported us. Rankings are not an absolute science but by factoring in the strength of the opponents, margin of victories and the actual results it is hoped that a team’s current form can be judged.

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FIRST XV RANKINGS   19TH AUGUST 2013

RANK

TEAM

PLAYED

AVG PTS

1

AFFIES

14

4.693

2

PAARL GIM

20

4.688

3

OUTENIQUA

16

4.675

4

GREY COLLEGE

17

4.641

5

GARSFONTEIN

17

3.909

6

KEARSNEY COLLEGE

16

3.744

7

EG JANSEN

18

3.272

8

PRETORIA BOYS HIGH

16

3.047

9

WATERKLOOF

13

3.000

10

NELSPRUIT

13

2.785

11

MONUMENT

14

2.764

12

JEPPE

15

2.753

13

WESTVILLE

15

2.740

14

PAARL BOYS HIGH

18

2.700

15

ST ANDREWS COLLEGE

17

2.462

16

HTS MIDDELBURG

16

2.259

17

GREY HIGH SCHOOL

19

2.221

18

QUEENS COLLEGE

20

2.195

19

MENLOPARK

15

2.160

20

TRANSVALIA

12

2.150

21

MARLOW

15

2.060

22

WYNBERG

20

2.053

23

HILTON COLLEGE

13

2.008

24

KEMPTON PARK

22

1.836

25

VOORTREKKER BETH

12

1.833

26

OAKDALE

14

1.729

27

DROSTDY

18

1.708

28

CENTURION

17

1.674

29

MICHAELHOUSE

12

1.642

30

NOORD KAAP

11

1.559

31

RONDEBOSCH

18

1.536

32

HENTIE CILLIERS

10

1.500

33

NICO MALAN

17

1.388

34

GLENWOOD

21

1.357

35

POTCH GIM

7

1.329

36

UNION HS

16

1.309

37

HUGENOTE WELLINGTON

17

1.218

38

BISHOPS

19

1.200

39

SELBORNE COLLEGE

19

1.121

40

TRINITYHOUSE

17

1.085

41

DURBANVILLE

12

1.083

42

GRAEME COLLEGE

12

1.075

43

DIE BRANDWAG

11

1.064

44

PAUL ROOS GYM

16

1.044

45

FRAMESBY

17

1.029

46

UPLANDS COLLEGE

16

1.006

47

SACS

21

0.986

48

WORCESTER GYM

11

0.936

49

WINTERBERG

16

0.925

50

BEKKER

20

0.863

51

PIONIER

25

0.828

52

HELPMEKAAR

10

0.820

53

STELLENBERG

16

0.813

54

HOTTENTOTS HOLLAND

7

0.800

55

PEARSON

17

0.794

56

MONTANA

11

0.791

57

LINDEN

13

0.769

58

ST BENEDICTS

16

0.633

59

TYGERBERG

19

0.608

60

KING EDWARD VII

12

0.583

61

HUDSON PARK

18

0.575

62

CLIFTON

11

0.536

63

BOLAND LANDBOU

20

0.490

64

MUIR COLLEGE

14

0.486

65

JIM FOUCHE

12

0.458

66

CAMBRIDGE

15

0.427

67

MARITZBURG COLLEGE

17

0.397

68

LOUIS BOTHA

10

0.390

69

DESPATCH

16

0.388

70

ST ANDREWS SCHOOL

14

0.379

71

ST JOHNS COLLEGE

15

0.333

72

FLORIDA

11

0.264

73

ST CHARLES COLLEGE

12

0.200

74

SWARTLAND

15

0.200

75

SUTHERLAND

11

0.164

76

DE KUILEN

11

0.136

77

RANDBURG

12

0.133

78

ST ALBANS COLLEGE

14

0.100

79

SCHOONSPRUIT

11

0.073

80

MIDDELBURG HS

8

0.025

81

BELLVILLE

16

0.019

82

DF MALAN

13

0.000

83

KINGSWOOD

12

0.000

84

ELDORAIGNE

13

-0.023

85

DIAMANTVELD

10

-0.040

86

ERMELO

9

-0.189

87

GRENS

13

-0.254

88

ST STITHAINS

13

-0.296

89

GEORGE CAMPBELL

9

-0.344

90

PARKTOWN

13

-0.346

91

DALE COLLEGE

20

-0.385

92

DANIEL PIENAAR

15

-0.440

93

RUSTENBURG

15

-0.473

94

KLERKSDORP

17

-0.653

95

KRUGERSDORP

8

-0.850

96

VEREENIGING GIM

9

-0.933

97

NOORDHEUWEL

12

-0.979

98

NORTHWOOD

12

-1.017

99

POTCH VOLKIES

9

-1.078

100

ST DAVIDS

16

-1.109

101

DHS

10

-1.740

102

MARAIS VILJOEN

13

-2.177

Published in Rugby

SA Schools coach Chris October on Wednesday announced his squad to face England in their opening International Under-18 Series clash on Friday at the City Park Stadium in Cape Town.

Published in Rugby
Monday, 29 July 2013 11:09

Rugby: The Hot 100 Rugby Rankings

The unbeaten run continue for Paarl Gim and Affies who brushed aside this week’s opposition with very little worries.

Published in Rugby

Rondebosch were in a rampant mood at the Cape Town International Festival as they swept all and sundry aside, handed Wynberg their first defeat of the season and won the final to move them ever closer to the top spot.

Published in Hockey

Victories by Paarl Gim, Affies and Grey College consolidated their status as the leading teams in the country as the second half of the school rugby season kicked off this past week.

Published in Rugby
Wednesday, 26 June 2013 15:50

Rugby: The SA Schools Top 100 Rankings

A high pedigree Cape School’s Week dominated proceedings in the SA School Rugby scene this past week where there were one or two surprise results and some expected victories for the big names.

Published in Rugby
Tuesday, 11 June 2013 10:28

Hockey: The SA School's Rankings

The top five all recorded wins over the weekend which ensured that their positions didn’t change and it is a pity that the much anticipated Kearsney v Maritzburg College had to be cancelled due to a flu epidemic.

Please note that two outstanding results for Pretoria Boy’s High have been included which had a small bearing on this week’s rankings. This weekend there is the big “Battle of the Jukskei” when Pretoria Boy’s meet St. John’s College which will give both teams a chance to move up the table.

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BOY'S 1st TEAM HOCKEY RANKINGS 11th JUNE 2013

RANK

TEAM

PLAYED

AVG PTS

1

WYNBERG

15

2.62

2

SELBORNE

11

2.50

3

NORTHWOOD

21

2.46

4

RONDEBOSCH

19

2.15

5

PAUL ROOS GYM

14

2.01

6

MARITZBURG COLLEGE

19

1.94

7

PRETORIA BOY'S HIGH

20

1.81

8

PARKTOWN

25

1.76

9

SACS

14

1.76

10

KEARSNEY

19

1.73

11

QUEENS COLLEGE

16

1.71

12

YORK HIGH

13

1.70

13

HILTON COLLEGE

13

1.67

14

GLENWOOD

16

1.64

15

ST JOHN'S COLLEGE

25

1.61

16

GREY HIGH SCHOOL

17

1.56

17

WESTVILLE

20

1.52

18

BISHOPS

10

1.45

19

UPLANDS COLLEGE

13

1.42

20

JEPPE

22

1.36

21

NOORDHEUWEL

22

1.36

22

CLIFTON COLLEGE

10

1.30

23

MICHAELHOUSE

19

1.28

24

DALE COLLEGE

18

1.24

25

WOODRIDGE

14

1.22

26

ST ALBANS COLLEGE

21

1.18

27

ST DAVIDS

27

1.16

28

KRUGERSDORP

16

1.11

29

ST ANDREWS COLLEGE

18

1.08

30

ST STITHIANS

15

1.06

31

PAARL GIM

19

1.03

32

GREY COLLEGE

5

0.97

33

ALEXANDER ROAD

10

0.97

34

KINGSWOOD

14

0.96

35

MENLOPARK

9

0.92

36

KES

17

0.88

37

GARSFONTEIN

9

0.86

38

PAARL BOY'S HIGH

11

0.84

39

OUTENIQUA

12

0.84

40

ST CHARLES COLLEGE

15

0.78

41

AFFIES

18

0.78

42

HUDSON PARK

12

0.77

43

ST BENEDICTS

15

0.75

44

SOMERSET

13

0.70

45

WATERKLOOF

10

0.10

46

DHS

20

-0.02

47

ST ANDREWS BLOEM

12

-0.11

Published in Hockey
Monday, 10 June 2013 12:58

Rugby: The SA Top 95 Rankings

A huge effort by Oakdale finally has brought the mighty Paarl Gim bulldozer to a temporary halt although they will no doubt feel the 17-17 draw was more of a speed hump than an arrestor bed.

Published in Rugby
Monday, 03 June 2013 17:05

Hockey: Boy's Top 45 Rankings

The Wynberg machine continues on its merry way with yet another victory in what is turning out to be an outstanding season for the Cape Town outfit.

Published in Hockey
Monday, 03 June 2013 02:00

Rugby: SA School's Top 90 Rankings

It was yet another emphatic win by Paarl Gim who managed to steam roll their way over Wynberg to keep their dream of remaining unbeaten very much alive at this stage of the season.

Published in Rugby

There is some massive hockey taking place this week and it is the Girl’s in particular that will be very busy with several high profile matches on the go and the much anticipated ISSF Festival taking place in Pietermaritzburg.

Published in Hockey

The Blue Bulls selectors looked mainly at Waterkloof, Affies and Garsfontein to form the backbone of their teams that will be playing in the various Youth Weeks this year.

Published in Gauteng

The weather played its role in what turned out to be a top class tennis event, in which some of South Africa’s leading players were seen in action.

Published in KZN

Facing the possible thought of slipping out of the Top 10 Maritzburg College faced a mighty challenge from Glenwood who on their day are able to mix it with the best in the business.

Published in Hockey
Tuesday, 28 May 2013 02:00

Rugby: The SA School's Top 80 Rankings

Waterkloof fought bravely in their match against Affies and almost pulled off one of the upsets of the season this past weekend.

Published in Rugby
Tuesday, 21 May 2013 02:00

Rugby: Top 70 Rugby Rankings

Affies didn't play this weekend which gave their players what many would say was a well earned break after playing several gruelling matches on the trot. Even though this was apparently not Affies choice they did get the opportunity to recharge the batteries for a demanding season that lies ahead.

Published in Rugby
Tuesday, 14 May 2013 09:30

Rugby: The SA Top 60 Rankings

There are now two unbeaten teams occupying the top two positions and virtually nothing separates them at this stage of the season.

Published in Rugby
Monday, 06 May 2013 22:34

Rugby: Rankings for SA's Top 55 Teams

Paarl Gim managed a clean sweep at the Wildeklawer tournament to keep their number one spot secure after having now strung together a run of eight wins on the trot.

Published in Rugby
Monday, 06 May 2013 15:40

Hockey: Top 35 Rankings in SA

A highly successful KZN tour by Rondebosch Boy’s High which saw the Cape outfit thrashing Maritzburg College, earning a solid win against Michaelhouse and drawing against Northwood has helped boost them into the Top 10.

Published in Hockey
Monday, 29 April 2013 17:40

RUGBY: SA's Top 55 Rankings

A supreme effort from Paarl Gim against Outeniqua over the weekend catapulted Gimmies into pole position and in the process extended their unbeaten run this season.

Published in Rugby
Monday, 22 April 2013 17:33

Rugby: This Week's Top 50 Rankings!

Yet another crushing victory for high riding Outeniqua see the Kwagga’s firmly entrenched at the top of the table and few will argue that it is well deserved.

Published in Rugby
Monday, 22 April 2013 13:53

Hockey: Latest Rankings- Northwood No.1

Yet another win for Northwood this time over Hilton College saw the KZN outfit extend their unbeaten run to 11 matches and leap in to the No. 1 spot!

Published in Hockey
Monday, 15 April 2013 15:48

RUGBY: SA's Top 50 Rankings

The majority of the teams have now played the minimum of four matches to be included in the rankings and this saw several teams make some steady advancement.

Published in Rugby

The hockey season promises to deliver some spectacular play and already we are seeing some traditional powerhouses losing ground to other teams who have seemingly closed the gap.

Published in Hockey
Monday, 08 April 2013 11:23

Rugby: Rankings for 8 April 2013

The rugby season is in full swing with most of the teams having started their 2013 campaign and as the second school term starts there is going to be nonstop action for several months to come.

Published in Rugby

Day Two of the Maritzburg College 150th Festival was packed with brilliant rugby from start to finish. Check out the match reports from the day's play.

Published in KZN
Saturday, 30 March 2013 16:26

Rugby: History of Affies Rugby & Team 2013

Affies is famed as one of the elite rugby schools in South Africa. It has produced many Springboks in the past and continues to supply talent to the SA Schools’ and SA Academy sides. Affies have a huge talent pool and is rich in depth.

Affies There are more than 10 senior teams each year, and at all ages teams as far as G-teams are filled up. Affies has not played in the Beeldtrofee rugby tournament since 2006, as its B to G teams would struggle to all play on a Saturday.

 Each year Affies challenges the country’s leading rugby schools such as Grey College (Bloemfontein),

Maritzburg College (Pietermaritzburg), Glenwood High School, Hoërskool Noord-Kaap and many more. At these derby matches each and every team gets a chance to take the field against the Rooi, Geel en Groen.

 Affies has produced top players such as Louis Schmidt, Wynand Olivier, Fourie du Preez and current Blue Bulls’ captain Pierre Spies (also an Affie choir boy!) to name but a few. Perhaps Affies’ most unknown star was Francois Swart who played flyhalf for Die Witbulle (the school’s first team) alongside scrum-half Fourie du Preez. The formidable duo later played for the Blue Bulls and were strong contenders to become the next Springbok halfback pairing. Tragically, Francois Swart

died in 2004, and since then Affies hosts an U15 rugby tournament during the Easter holidays bearing his name.

 

AFFIES TEAM 2013

1. WP Eloff

2. F Steyn

3. W Barnard

4. H Vreken

5. RG Snyman

6. S van Huyssteen

7. D Bezuidenhout

8. J Slabbert

9. I van Zyl

10. D Hendricks

11. T Schmulian

12. P Orffer

13. J Linde

14. T van Wyk

15. E Keyter

16. L Venter

17. DP du Plessis

18. T Meintjies

19. G Roets

20. M van den Heever

21. A Langridge

22. M van Staden

Coaches/Manager:

P Joynt

H van Jaarsveld

S vd Walt (Head Coach)
Published in Gauteng

The Rugby season is just about to move in to top gear as hundreds of players descend on the many Festivals and tournaments throughout the country.

Published in Rugby

Affies will be hosting the Francois Swart U15 Rugby Week for the 10th time  as some of the finest U15 players assemble to once again pay tribute to one of Affies greatest sons FRANCOIS SWART 14 April 1982 – 2 January 2004

Published in Gauteng

Never before in the history of South African school rugby will the Easter weekend have such a plethora of matches on the go from all quarters of the country! 

fest1Kearsney College, St. John's College, King Edward VII and St.Stithians College will all be once again hosting their annual festivals and they will be joined by Krugersdorp High and Tygerberg High who will be hosting the Tony Stoops Tournament and nobody is going to forget the big Maritzburg College 150th Festival either.

 

Take a look at the fixtures and results as they come in from the field of play!

 

 

KEARSNEY COLLEGE FESTIVAL

Thursday 28th March

09h30

Kearsney College

25

v

8

Hoerskool Framesby

10h45

Selborne College

36

v

36

Nico Malan High

12h00

Glenwood

10

v

15

Paul Roos

13h15

Grey College

50

v

13

Boland Landbou

14h30

Hoerskool Outeniqua

57

v

34

Dr EG Jansen

15h45

Paarl Gimnasium

46

v

7

Westville

           

Saturday 30th March

09h30

Nico Malan High

16

v

38

Boland Landbou

10h45

Hoerskool Outeniqua

33

v

7

Westville

12h00

Kearsney College

6

v

33

Paarl Gimnasium

13h15

Glenwood

41

v

5

Selborne College

14h30

Dr EG Jansen

29

v

12

Paul Roos

15h45

Grey College

36

v

9

Hoerskool Framesby

           

Monday 1st April

09h30

Dr EG Jansen

73

v

24

Nico Malan High

10h45

Hoerskool Framesby

3

v

47

Westville

12h00

Grey College

20

v

22

Hoerskool Outeniqua

13h15

Paul Roos

17

v

17

Selborne College

14h30

Paarl Gimnasium

40

v

12

Glenwood

15h45

Kearsney College

33

v

13

Boland Landbou

17h00

Awarding of the three Sharks Academy & Academic Tuition bursaries

           
           
           

ST.STITHIANS FESTIVAL

Thursday 28th March

09h45

St.Benedicts

13

v

36

Wynberg BH

11h00

St.Andrews

31

v

12

Helpmekaar

12h15

Invitation XV

33

v

36

St.Alban's College

13h30

St.Stithian's

31

v

41

Windhoek HS

14h45

Pretoria Boy's High

23

v

10

SACS

16h00

Bishops

29

v

13

Hilton College

           

Saturday 30th March

09h45

St.Benedicts

36

v

7

Invitation XV

11h00

St.Alban's College

7

v

60

Wynberg BH

12h15

SACS

14

v

12

Windhoek

13h30

Hilton College

23

v

10

Helpmekaar

14h45

Bishops

15

v

20

Pretoria Boy's High

16h00

St.Stithian's

16

v

32

St.Andrews

           

Monday 1st April

09h45

SACS

49

v

0

Invitation XV

11h00

Helpmekaar

14

v

34

Bishops

12h15

Windhoek

42

v

8

St.Benedicts

13h30

Hilton College

25

v

26

St.Alban's College

14h45

Pretoria Boy's High

20

v

22

St.Andrews

16h00

St.Stithian's

13

v

50

Wynberg BH

           
           

KING EDWARD VII FESTIVAL

Thursday 28th March

08h30

Garsfontein

106

v

7

Lions Invitation

10h00

KES

40

v

12

Hudson Park

11h30

Parktown

10

v

12

Trinityhouse

13h00

Landbouskool Marlow

22

v

39

Centurion

14h30

Eldoraigne

20

v

22

Hentie Cilliers

16h00

Menlopark

57

v

10

Lichtenburg

           

Saturday 30th March

08h30

Lions Invitation

0

v

89

Centurion

10h00

Lichtenburg

20

v

80

Garsfontein

11h30

Menlopark

51

v

24

Hentie Cilliers

13h00

Trinityhouse

16

v

28

Eldoraigne

14h30

Parktown

32

v

22

Hudson Park

16h00

Landbouskool Marlow

20

v

16

KES

           

Monday 1st April

08h30

Eldoraigne

36

v

5

Hudson Park

10h00

Lions Invitation

0

v

77

Hentie Cilliers

11h30

Menlopark

39

v

44

Landbouskool Marlow

13h00

Lichtenburg

 

v

 

Centurion

14h30

Parktown

5

v

109

Garsfontein

16h00

KES

24

v

35

Trinityhouse

           
           
           

ST.JOHN'S COLLEGE FESTIVAL

Thursday 28th March

09h00

New Orleans

5

v

8

St.John's Zimbabwe

10h15

President XV

0

v

52

Nelspruit

11h30

Waterkloof

57

v

0

Noordheuwel

13h30

Marais Viljoen

17

v

45

Windhoek Gim

14h45

Boishaai

36

v

14

Daniel Pienaar

16h00

Filton College UK

35

v

29

St.John's College

           

Saturday 30th March

09h00

Noordheuwel

12

v

26

Windhoek Gim

10h15

Marais Viljoen

21

v

13

New Orleans

11h30

President XV

7

v

33

Daniel Pienaar

13h30

St.John's College

15

v

18

St.John's Zimbabwe

14h45

Boishaai

72

v

5

Filton College UK

16h00

Nelspruit

22

v

17

Waterkloof

           

Monday 1st April

09h00

New Orleans

20

v

22

President XV

10h15

St.John's Zimbabwe

 

v

 

Windhoek Gim

11h30

Filton College UK

17

v

52

Nelspruit

13h30

Marais Viljoen

13

v

12

Daniel Pienaar

14h45

Noordheuwel

35

v

31

St.John's College

16h00

Boishaai

20

v

26

Waterkloof

           
           

KRUGERSDORP HIGH FESTIVAL

Thursday 28th March

09h20

Warmbad

58

v

0

HS President

10h40

Falcon College Zim

32

v

39

HS Linden

12h00

St.Davids Inanda

27

v

22

HS Standerton

13h20

St.Georges Zim

7

v

32

HS Rustenburg

14h40

Viadana Italy

7

v

18

St.Charles College

16h00

Krugersdorp High

14

v

0

Jabulani Club

           

Saturday 30th March

09h20

Jabulani Club

17

v

44

HS President

10h40

HS Warmbad

10

v

17

HS Linden

12h00

HS Rustenburg

37

v

10

HS Standerton

13h20

Viadana Italy

20

v

11

St.Georges Zim

14h40

Falcon College Zim

39

v

4

St.David's Inanda

16h00

Krugersdorp High

13

v

25

St.Charles College

           

Monday 1st April

09h20

St.Charles College

36

v

5

HS President

10h40

Jabulani Club

0

v

24

HS Linden

12h00

St.Georges Zim

17

v

10

HS Standerton

13h20

St.Davids Inanda

 

v

 

HS Warmbad

14h40

HS Rustenburg

37

v

0

Viadana Italy

16h00

Krugersdorp High

3

v

46

Falcon College Zim

           
           

MARITZBURG COLLEGE 150th FESTIVAL

Saturday 30th March

10h10

Noord-Kaap

24

v

16

Jeppe High

11h30

KZN Development

0

v

61

Rondebosch BH

12h50

Queen's College

13

v

27

Affies

14h10

Dale College

21

v

39

Monument

15h30

Maritzburg College

18

v

10

Grey High School

           

Monday 1st April

10h10

Monument

14

v

5

Rondebosch BH

11h30

KZN Development

0

v

43

Dale College

12h50

Queen's College

12

v

20

Jeppe Boy's

14h10

Maritzburg College

24

v

24

Noord-Kaap

15h30

Affies

31

v

3

Grey High School

           

Wednesday 3rd April

10h10

Dale College

 

v

 

Affies

11h30

Grey High

 

v

 

Durban High

12h50

Rondebosch BH

 

v

 

Jeppe Boy's

14h10

Monument

 

v

 

Noord-Kaap

15h30

Queen's College

 

v

 

Maritzburg College

           
           

TONY STOOPS FESTIVAL @ TYGERBERG

Thursday 28th March

12h00

JG Meiring

5

v

31

Barrydale

12h00

Edgemead

19

v

24

Hopefield

12h00

Bosmansdam

3

v

14

Emil Weder

12h00

Scottsdene

5

v

20

Newton Tech

13h20

Dirkie Uys

34

v

5

Kirkwood

13h20

Hottentots Holland

38

v

24

Porterville

13h20

Montana

25

v

14

Camps Bay

13h20

De Kuilen

18

v

8

Victoria Park

14h40

Pearson

28

v

15

Klien Nederburg

14h40

Hawston

8

v

12

Bellville South

14h40

Swellendam

3

v

0

Jan Kriel

14h40

Despatch

12

v

13

Worcester Gym

16h00

Langenhoven

26

v

0

Labori

16h00

York

12

v

23

Vredenburg

           

Saturday 30th March

09h00

Porterville

33

v

0

Bosmansdam

09h00

Despatch

17

v

0

Barrydale

09h00

Langenhoven

17

v

18

Otto du Plessis

09h00

Scottsdene

15

v

32

Labori

10h20

Klien Nederburg

24

v

26

Dollar Academy Scot

10h20

Jan Kriel

5

v

17

Montana

10h20

Dirkie Uys

17

v

15

Newton Tech

10h20

Vredenburg

22

v

18

Bellville South

13h30

Swellendam

39

v

5

JG Meiring

13h30

Hopefield

7

v

11

Hottentots Holland

13h30

Emil Weder High

6

v

42

York High

13h30

Milnerton High

18

v

24

Worcester Gym

14h50

Victoria Park

30

v

30

Hawton

14h50

Edgemead

8

v

21

Kirkwood

14h50

Pearson

11

v

36

Swartland High

           

Monday 1st April

09h00

De Kuilen

21

v

15

Despatch

09h00

Labori

14

v

24

Victoria Park

09h00

Edgemead High

8

v

21

Kirkwood

10h20

Brandwag

10

v

8

Ben Vorster

10h20

Swartland

36

v

11

Pearson

10h20

Langenhoven

41

v

12

Hopefield

10h20

Klien Nederburg

10

v

17

Bellville South

13h30

Dollar Academy

28

v

9

Dirkie Uys

13h30

Otto du Plessis

22

v

11

Milnerton

13h30

Emil Weder

0

v

18

JC Meiring

13h30

   

v

   

14h50

   

v

   

14h50

   

v

   

14h50

   

v

   

 

 

 

 

Published in Rugby
Friday, 22 March 2013 11:03

Rugby: Paarl Gimmies U16 Tournament

PAARL GIMNASIUM UNDER 16 TOURNAMENT – MARCH 30 TO APRIL 3, 2013

PG 16Paarl Gimnasium (Gim) will be hosting their 21st annual under 16 rugby tournament in March 2012. Twenty four of the country's top schools will play matches on March 30, April 1, & 3.

School tournaments traditionally focus on the under 18 level. The Gim tournament offers younger players a chance to compete against top schools outside their province on an almost provincial level.

 The top six FNB Top 20 schools of 2012 participate in the Gim tournament.


The wealth of attractions offered by Paarl, the Cape Winelands and the fact that Boishaai’s under 15 rugby tournament takes place at the same time, contributes to the tournament’s growth in size to something similar to other famous School Rugby Festivals up-country.            

 Visit http://u16rugbytournament.rgcms.co.za/ for further information.


Participating teams for 2013:

 

Gauteng: Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool, Centurion, EG Jansen, Garsfontein, Monument, Waterkloof, Kempton Park

Western Cape: Boland Landbou, Brackenfell, Gimnasium, Boishaai, Paul Roos, Tygerberg.

Eastern / Southern Cape: Framesby, Marlow, Oudtshoorn, Outeniqua, Oakdale.

Free State / Northern Cape / North West: Diamantveld, Grey College, Rustenburg, Potch Gim

KwaZulu-Natal: Glenwood, Michael house

 

FIXTURES

 
       

30th March 2013

 
       
 

KRIEL FIELD

LEMOENKLOOF FIELD

 
       

09:00

Potch Gim vs Kempton Park

Diamantveld vs Framesby

 

10:10

Michael House vs Garsfontein

Brackenfell vs Oudtshoorn

 

11:20

Oakdale vs EG Jansen

Marlow vs Tygerberg

 

12:30

AHS vs Paarl Gim

   

13:40

Boland Landbou vs Glenwood

   

14:50

Outeniequa vs Rustenburg

   

16:00

     

17:10

HJS vs Monnas

   

18:20

Grey vs Waterkloof

   
       

1st April 2013

 
       
 

KRIEL FIELD

LEMOENKLOOF FIELD

 
       

09:00

Diamantveld vs Centurion

Kempton Park vs Boland Landbou

 

10:10

Oudtshoorn vs Rustenburg

Oudtshoorn vs Garsfontein

 

11:20

Tygerberg vs Framesby

Brackenfell vs Affies

 

12:30

EG Jansen vs Marlow

   

13:40

Grey College vs Potch Gim

   

14:50

Monnas vs PRG

   

16:00

Paarl Gim vs Michael House

   

17:10

Glenwood vs Oakdale

   

18:20

HJS vs Waterkloof

   
       

 3rd April 2013

       
 

KRIEL FIELD

LEMOENKLOOF FIELD

OUKRAAL FIELD

       

08:30

Grey College vs Paarl Gim

Watekloof vs PRG

Garsfontein vs Brackenfell

09:40

HJS vs Affies

Framesby vs Centurion

Michael House vs Boland Landbou

10:50

Monnas vs Oakdale

Diamantveld vs Marlow

Rustenburg vs Glenwood

12:00

Potch Gim vs Tygerberg

EG Jansen vs Outeniequa

Oudtshoorn vs Kempton Park

 

 

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The first term is over and the cricket kit is put away for a few months before old rivalries resume near the end of the year.

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Tuesday, 12 March 2013 10:10

Cricket: Rankings for 12 March, 2013

A thumping victory by Rondebosch over Bishops sees them edge ever closer to the number one spot as the season draws to an end and it underlines the depth of the ‘Bosch to be competing at the very top for the past three years.

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Monday, 04 March 2013 12:41

Cricket: Match Report Bosch & Affies

Bosch V Affies

 North net South on Saturday as Rondebosch hosted the very successful Affies 1st XI on their traditional end of season tour of Cape Town.

Bosch had no hesitation in batting first on a decent looking wicket and openers Matthew Christensen and Riaz Sader proceeded to make full use of the conditions. The pair took full control of the match as they rotated strike beautifully with an energetic display of running between wickets. Affies were never allowed to build any pressure as the strike was rotated almost at will and bad deliveries were hit to the boundary. This allowed the partnership to maintain a consistent tempo (the 50 partnership came up in the 14th over, the 100 in the 27th and the 150 in the 42nd). Riaz was eventually the 1st to go, well caught in the deep for 83 ending the impressive 157 run opening stand.

Matthew departed soon after the lunch break for 88 and it was left to Hayes van der Berg and Zubayr Hamza to administer the final rights to the Affies attack. Hayes ended on 52 not out and Zubayr 25 not out to enable Bosch to declare on 252 for 2 after 67 overs.

Affies had 63 overs left in the day to chase down the score, and despite a run out, were well-placed to launch an attack at 58 for 1 with 40 overs still remaining in the day. A double strike by Riaz Sader in which he dismissed the two dangerous left handers, Leus du Plloy and Drian Bruwer, effectively ended Affies’ hopes of a victory and the batsmen went into survival mode.

Despite the best efforts of the bowlers, a victory for the hosts was not to be, as the visitors proved resilient on a wicket that was offering less and less assistance. All the bowlers bowled good spells but eventually Affies ended the day on 143 for 6 after 63 overs

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Monday, 25 February 2013 23:49

Cricket: Rankings for 24th February, 2013

There was considerable movement on the table over the past week as most of the teams were engaged in numerous matches in a short space of time which tested the depth of the various sides.

wkWaterkloof who were the finalists against Rondebosch in the Coke T20 Challenge cling on to the top spot although the gap between them and the rest has shrunk appreciably. Affies take the second best slot thanks to a win against Waterkloof and a good showing during the Independent Schools Festival. Rondebosch who are now the champions of the T20 format, deservedly get back into the top three and had it not been for their surprise loss against St.Andrew’s Bloem they could have been challenging for the No.1 position.

One of the big movers is St.Andrew’s College who are now on a seven match winning streak and they burst into the Top 10 after enjoying an excellent week which included a stunning nine wicket win over Affies. St.Alban’s also have put together some good results and went undefeated at the Independent School’s Festival . Paul Roos Gym also break into the Top 10 after stretching their winning streak to four matches which has included brushing aside Wynberg twice.

The equation used for these rankings are not based purely on a win/loss ratio and in order to grade the various wins against stronger or less stronger teams a formula has been used to give as realistic evaluation of the team’s form. Click here to see how the rankings are worked out.

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RANKINGS 24th FEB 2013

RANK

TEAM

PLAYED

AVG PTS

1

WATERKLOOF

22

6.9

2

AFFIES

17

6.6

3

RONDEBOSCH

16

6.5

4

MENLOPARK

13

6.3

5

GREY COLLEGE

13

6.1

6

ST.DAVID'S

11

6.1

7

JEPPE

9

6

8

ST.ANDREW'S COLLEGE

12

5.8

9

ST.ALBAN'S

10

5.8

10

PAUL ROOS GYM

11

5.8

11

ST.STITHIANS

11

5.8

12

SACS

10

5.7

13

WESTVILLE

14

5.7

14

WYNBERG

10

5.6

15

KES

8

5.6

16

BISHOPS

11

5.2

17

MICHAELHOUSE

12

4.9

18

HILTON

13

4.7

19

CLIFTON

7

4.6

20

KINGSWOOD

11

4.3

21

UNION HIGH

10

4.3

22

HUDSON PARK

11

4.3

23

GREY HIGH

13

4.1

24

MARITZBURG COLLEGE

14

4.1

25

KEARSNEY

8

4.1

26

PAARL BOY'S

9

4

27

ST.JOHN'S COLLEGE

12

3.9

28

GLENWOOD

9

3.9

29

PAARL GIM

9

3.7

30

FRAMESBY

14

3.7

31

NORTHWOOD

8

3.6

32

ST.CHARLES

14

3.5

33

QUEEN'S COLLEGE

6

3.3

34

DALE COLLEGE

4

3.1

35

ST.BENEDICT'S

10

2.6

36

DHS

9

2.6

37

PARKTOWN

11

2.5

38

ST.ANDREW'S BLOEM

12

2.5

39

SELBORNE COLLEGE

11

1.2

40

PRETORIA BOY'S

8

1.1

 

 

 

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St. Alban’s College 50th Independent Schools Cricket Festival:

St.AlbansOnce again some of the top teams from around the country will gather at St.Alban’s College for the annual Independent School’s Cricket Festival.

 

St Alban's College 50th Cricket Festival

Fixtures

Day 1 and 2 (2 DAY GAME)

TEAM 1

VS

TEAM 2

RESULTS Currently

St. Alban's

v

St Georges

St.Alban's 390/5 dec beat St.Georges 116 & 143 by an innings & 131 runs

St. David's

v

Hilton

St.Davids 177/8 dec & 169 draw with Hilton 269 & 80/5

St. John's (Harare)

v

Grey Bloem

St.John's 249 all out (S.Snater 111) & Grey College 168/0 match drawn

Cornwall Hill

v

Clifton

Clifton beat Cornwall Hill by 10 wickets

St. Charles

v

St. John's (JHB)

St.Charles 173 & 69/4 draw with St.John's 339/6

Helpmakaar

v

Woodridge

Woodridge 197 & 139 beat Helpmekaar 69 & 70 by 117 runs

Kingswood

v

St. Benedicts

KC 294/8 decl & 168/7 decl. St B 246/7 decl & 11/0. Match drawn

St. Andrew's Coll

v

Michaelhouse

St.Andrews 306/7 & 60/4 beat Mhouse 216 & 146 by 6 wickets

AFFIES

v

Kearsney

Affies 252/10 & 43/2 beat Kearsney 160/10 & 134/10 by 8 wickets

PBHS

v

Bishops

Bishops 277/5 dec & 142/4 dec beat PBHS 213 & 126 by 76 runs

Maritzburg College

v

Grey PE

Grey High 208 & 69/4 beat Maritzburg College 119 & 158 by 6 wickets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAY 3 (Saturday)

TEAM 1

VS

TEAM 2

RESULTS

St. Alban's

v

Michaelhouse

St.Alban's 281/5 (L.Van Heerden 102*) beat Mhouse 243 by 38 runs

Grey PE

v

Grey Bloem

Grey College 230 all out draw with Grey High 180/6 (Dec match)

St Georges

v

Maritzburg College

Maritzburg College 80/4 beat St.Georges Zim 79 all out by 6 wickets

Cornwall Hill

v

St. John's (Harare)

St.John's 243/8 beat Cornwall Hill 219/9 by 24 runs

Clifton

v

Bishops

Bishops 244/7 (J.Flax 103) beat Clifton 243 all out by 3 wickets

Kingswood

v

St Charles

St.Charles 155/6 beat Kingswood 154 all out by 4 wkts

St. David's

v

Woodridge

St.Davids 337/7 beat Woodridge 135 all out by 202 runs

St. John's (JHB)

v

Hilton

St.John's 261/6 beat Hilton 93 all out by 168 runs

AFFIES

v

St Andrew's

St.Andrew's 153/1 beat Affies 151/8 by 9 wickets

Menlo

v

Helpmakaar

Menlo 252 all out beat Helpmekaar 156/9 by 96 runs

St. Benedicts

v

Kearsney

Kearsney 250/9 beat St.Benedict's 127 all out by 133 runs

 

 

 

 

DAY 4 (Sunday)

TEAM 1

VS

TEAM 2

RESULTS

St. Alban's

v

Grey PE

St.Albans 222/4 beat Grey High 219 by 6 wickets

Helpmakaar

v

Michaelhouse

Michaelhouse 250 all out beat Helpmekaar 110 by 140 runs

Bishops

v

Maritzburg College

Maritzburg College 194/7 beat Bishops 193 all out by 3 wkts

Cornwall Hill

v

Woodridge

Cornwall Hill 128/7 beat Woodridge 127 all out by 3 wkts

Kearsney

v

Kingswood

Kearsney 210 beat Kingswood 141 all out by 69 runs

Grey Bloem

v

Clifton

Grey College 65/2 beat Clifton 64 all out by 8 wkts

St. David's

v

St Georges

St.Davids 71/4 beat St.Georges 70 all out by 6 wkts

St. John's (JHB)

v

St. Andrew's Coll

St. Andrew's 233/7 beat St.John's 203/9 by 31 runs

AFFIES

v

St John's (Harare)

Affies 298/5 beat St.John's 143/8 by 155 runs

PBHS

v

Hilton

Hilton 201 beat Pretoria Boy's 184 by 17 runs

St. Benedicts

v

St. Charles

St.Benedict's 176/6 beat St.Charles 153 all out by 23 runs

 

 

 

 

 

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Tuesday, 12 February 2013 09:58

Cricket: Rankings for 9th Feb, 2013

This week’s rankings have a new look as more teams have played the minimum of four matches to be included and several other teams have submitted their up-to-date results.

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