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 A fighting 40 from Thamsanqa Khumalo during the Coca Cola Schools T20 Regional Finals against Clifton College at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead on Friday, 3 February, set up an eight run win for Glenwood in an exciting but low scoring affair.

Published in KZN

It is not every day that a schoolboy finds himself participating in the Olympic Games but that is soon to become a reality for Clifton’s Matthew Meyer who is packing his bags for Rio to compete with the best in the world!

Published in KZN

Glenwood , DHS and Clifton seem locked in a bitter feud following an incident involving key members of all three teams and coaching staff that has brought school water polo under the spot light for all the wrong reasons.

Published in KZN
Monday, 29 September 2014 11:07

Water Polo: Boys Top 40 Rankings: 29/09/2014

A fantastic 10th Nashua Clifton Water Polo Tournament saw many of South Africa’s top school teams in action over the weekend with the hosts running out winners against Bishops in the finals.

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Clifton’s First XV will embark on their first international rugby tour on Sunday 30 March to Namibia, where they will spend the week playing a total of four matches, the first against Windhoek High School on Monday 31 March, 2014.

Published in KZN

It is a rare feat for a school athlete to be selected for the national senior side and but every so often a sensational talent comes along and rewrites the records books.

Published in KZN

Clifton College have for some time threatened to show just how strong a powerhouse they are in school water polo and they didn’t waste any time this year in putting on an early display of complete dominance at the Grey College Tournament.

Published in National

A group of enterprising grade eleven pupils from Clifton College walked away with the top honours in a novel schools anti-steroids campaign run by Discovery SharkSmart, producing a catchy rap video that addressed the effects of steroid abuse in a creative and contemporary manner.

Published in KZN
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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Kearsney’s 1st XI played their first match of the current season at home on the Smith Oval and they did not disappoint, beating Clifton by 118 runs.

Published in KZN
Thursday, 12 September 2013 09:25

Cricket: Fixtures For Oppenheimer Cricket Week

The annual Oppenheimer Cricket Week in Pietermaritzburg, once again sponsored by that great benefactor of the game, Jonathan Oppenheimer, kicks off on Saturday, September 21 and runs until Tuesday, September 24.

Published in KZN
Wednesday, 11 September 2013 11:50

Soccer: The KZN School's Top 25 Rankings

A thoroughly convincing victory by Westville over Maritzburg helps to cement their place at the top of KwaZulu-Natal Soccer rankings having enjoyed a very productive season.

Published in KZN
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
Thursday, 05 September 2013 20:08

Soccer: The KZN Top 20 Rankings

It has been a long time coming but finally we have compiled rankings for soccer although it is only for one province of the country.

Published in KZN

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
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.

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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
Thursday, 13 June 2013 13:27

Water Polo: Clifton Departs for USA Tour

The Clifton First Water Polo Team departs on Sunday 16 June, 2013 on their tour to the United States of America.

Published in KZN
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

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

Several huge encounters have taken place already this week and a few more will be decided over the weekend.

Published in Hockey
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

Wynberg continue to rule the roost after completing another resounding win and now stretch their unbeaten run to 10 matches as underline just how dominant they are at present.

Published in Hockey
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
Wednesday, 01 May 2013 10:41

HOCKEY: Fixtures & Results 4th May,2013

St.Alban’s will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary in style when they host some of the country’s finest teams in the Independent School’s Festival from the 1st May to 4th May 2013.

Published in Hockey
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

The hockey season is now fully underway with most of teams busy with a long season on the Astro. Check out this weeks fixtures and results.

Published in Hockey
Monday, 15 April 2013 11:21

Hockey: SA's Top 25 Hockey Rankings

Among the many matches that were played out over the past week it was perhaps the Wynberg v Rondebosch and Pretoria Boy’s High v Maritzburg College clashes that were the most eagerly anticipated.

Published in Hockey

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.

Published in Cricket

There was some  world class action as  the country’s top junior talent tackled the eight kilometer Varsity College SA Schools Surfski Champs.

Published in National
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.

Published in Cricket

The tenth and final leg of the hugely popular 2013 Varsity College Marine Surfski Series takes place on Friday 15 March and, with plenty of titles amongst the various age groups and categories still up for grabs, lots of hard fought racing is certain to occur in Durban’s bay in a couple of days’ time.

Published in National

For many teams it was the first match of the season but already there are some positive signs that the coaches and players have put in some serious off season training with some spectacular rugby predicted for the season.

Although the usual suspects continue to show why they are at the very top of school rugby it is encouraging to see the traditionally small teams stepping up and we can expect not a few surprises this season.

Published in Rugby
Thursday, 28 February 2013 14:56

Westville Run Away with D&D Gala

The dominance of Westville Boy’s High seemingly has no limits as they once again proved their depth in the pool by winning their consecutive Durban and Districts Gala and underlined once again why many agree that they are the finest swimming school in the country.

Even after the first event it was clear that the other schools at the gala were swimming for second place and although there has been some improvement by Glenwood and Kearsney, the degree in which Westville pulled away from the chasing pack was display of pure supremacy.

Glenwood, Kearsney and Clifton thrashed it out for second spot but Glenwood have invested considerable effort in to closing the gap with Westville and will be well pleased with their efforts in clinching the second spot.

Pos

Team

Score

1

Westville Boy's

197

2

Glenwood

156

3

Kearsney

149

4

Clifton College

144

5

Westville Boy's B

81

6

DHS

78

7

Northwood

75

8

Glenwood B

43

Published in KZN
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

 

 

 

Published in Cricket
Tuesday, 19 February 2013 09:53

Cricket: Rankings for 16th February 2013

After another full week of cricket it is still Waterkloof you remain unbeaten and are firmly entrenched at the top of the table although several interesting results have caused some movement in both directions.

Kingswood11Wynberg have tumbled down the table after suffering what must be viewed as a surprise defeat by the rapidly improving Paul Roos side who outplayed Wynberg to record a comprehensive five wicket victory. Wynberg are now grimly fighting to stay in the top ten and the win has rocketed PRG into the top 20.

Kingswood has also enjoyed a good week after thrashing Muir College and has managed to punch their way to the top half of the rankings. KZN powerhouse Westville, after a somewhat indifferent start to the season seem to be back to full strength now and they have made up some ground to get back into the top 10 after a welcomed win over Northwood who they beat by six wickets. This now extends their winning streak to seven matches as they look to forget their poor early season tour to the Cape.

Jeppe Boy’s continue to impress as they took care of business against the young Pretoria Boy’s outfit who are yet to show the form of last year but the experience will no doubt forge them into a stronger team in the matches ahead.

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RANKINGS 16TH FEB 2013

RANK

TEAM

PLAYED

AVG PTS

1

WATERKLOOF

16

7.9

2

ST STITHIANS

7

7.2

3

AFFIES

13

6.5

4

RONDEBOSCH

11

6.4

5

JEPPE

8

6.3

6

GREY COLLEGE

10

6.3

7

WESTVILLE

10

6

8

MENLOPARK

12

6

9

ST.DAVID'S

9

5.9

10

WYNBERG

8

5.6

11

KINGSWOOD

8

5.6

12

HILTON

10

5.3

13

SACS

9

5.3

14

MICHAELHOUSE

9

5.3

15

FRAMESBY

10

5.2

16

BISHOPS

8

5.2

17

UNION HIGH

9

5.1

18

ST.ANDREWS COLLEGE

9

5

19

PAUL ROOS GYM

8

4.8

20

ST.ALBANS

7

4.8

21

KING EDWARD VII

7

4.7

22

HUDSON PARK

10

4.5

23

PAARL BOY'S HIGH

8

4.5

24

GREY HIGH

10

4.1

25

MARITZBURG COLLEGE

11

4

26

GLENWOOD

9

3.9

27

PAARL GIM

9

3.7

28

ST.JOHN'S COLLEGE

9

3.7

29

ST.CHARLES COLLEGE

11

3.5

30

QUEENS COLLEGE

5

3.3

31

ST. ANDREWS BLOEM

8

3.1

32

DALE COLLEGE

4

3.1

33

NORTHWOOD

7

3.1

34

ST.BENEDICT'S

7

2.8

35

DHS

9

2.6

36

KEARSNEY

5

2.5

37

PARKTOWN BOY'S

10

2.4

38

PRETORIA BOY'S

5

1.8

39

SELBORNE COLLEGE

11

1.2

 

 

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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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Tuesday, 12 February 2013 09:27

Water Polo: Clifton Sink Westville

Clifton Sink Westville Boy's

The Clifton First Water Polo Team came out on top in Monday 11th of February fixture against Westville Boys’ at the Clifton Aquatic Centre.  The boys started off well, ensuring a 5-2 lead over their Westville counterparts by the end of the first chukka.  The team played hard and managed to maintain their lead for the remainder of the game, through consistent effort at keeping possession, and taking every opportunity to attack. Clifton ended on a triumphant 18-3 and now set their sights on this weekend’s Pretoria Boys’ Festival followed by the St Andrews Festival in Grahamstown from 22-24 February.  Pictured here are the Clifton First Water Polo Squad after their game this evening.

RANKINGS 9TH FEB 2013
RANK TEAM PLAYED AVG PTS
1 WATERKLOOF 15 7.8
2 ST STITHIANS 6 7.1
3 WYNBERG 7 6.4
4 RONDEBOSCH 10 6.3
5 AFFIES 11 6.2
6 JEPPE 7 6.2
7 ST. DAVIDS 8 6
8 MENLOPARK 12 6
9 MICHAELHOUSE 8 5.9
10 GREY COLLEGE 9 5.9
11 WESTVILLE 9 5.8
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Friday, 08 February 2013 11:04

Cricket: Results for W/ending 9th Feb

With the cricket season now in full swing this week produced some solid performances from the strong teams but there was also a suggestion that the playing fields are fairly level with no clear favorite to claim the top spot at this stage.

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Cricket Matches for week ending 9th Feburary 2013

TEAM

 

TEAM

Current/RESULT

JHB

Krugersdorp

v

Waterstone Col

Waterstone 206 beat Krugersdorp 128 all out by 78 runs

CBC Boksburg

v

Fourways

Waterlogged Pitch match abandoned

Noordheuwel

v

Bryanston High

Waterlogged Pitch match abandoned

Helpmekaar

v

Development

Helpmekaar beat Development by 8 wkts

St.Martins

v

Randpark

St.Martins beat Randpark by 28 runs

Jeppe Boys'

v

Alberton Schools

Jeppe 126/2 beat Alberton 124 all out by 8 wkts

KES

v

Affies

Affies 169/9 beat KES 168 all out by 1 wkt

Parktown

v

St. John's College

 

St.Davids

v

Trinityhouse

St.Davids 255/5 beat Trinity 128 all out by 127 runs

St.Stithians

v

St.Albans

Called off water logged pitch

Helpmekaar

v

St.Benedict's

Helpmekaar beat St.Benedict's by 6 wkts

St.Benedict's

v

Randburg

Randburg 148 all out beat St.Bennies 132 by 15 runs

Pretoria

Pretoria Boys High

v

Grey College

Grey College 222/7 beat Pretoria Boy's 171 all out by 51 runs

Garsfontein

v

Vereninging

Garsfontein 122/8 beat Vereniging 120 all out by 2 wkt

Waterkloof

v

Centurion

Waterkloof 163 all out beat Centurion 158 all out by 5 runs

Affies

v

Centurion

Affies beat Centurion by 8 wickets

MP

Uplands College

v

General Hertzog

Uplands 293/7 (M.Nepgen 132) beat General Hertzog 131 by 162 runs

E Cape

Pearson

v

Victoria Park

 

Grey High

v

Rondebosch

Rondebosch drew a 2 day match with Grey High

Selborne

v

Hudson Park

Hudson 156/4 beat Selborne 148 all out by 8 runs

Queens

v

St.Andrews Coll

St.Andrews 132/8 beat Queens 131 all out by 2 wkts

Graeme College

v

Union High

Graeme 166/6 beat Union High 166 all out by 4 wkts

Hudson Park

v

Dale College

Hudson 143/3 beat Dale 142 all out by 7 wkts

Woodridge

v

Kingswood Col

Kingswood 94/2 beat Woodridge 92 all out by 8 wkts

WCape

Paarl Gim

v

Somerset College

Match Rained out.

Oakdale

v

Punt HS

 

HS Montana

v

Stellenbosch

 

SACS

v

Bishops

Bishops 101/5 beat SACS 100 all out by 5 wkts

Paul Roos Gym

v

Hugenote

 

Boland Landbou

v

Framesby

Match abandoned due to rain

Worcester Gym

v

De Kuilen

 

Rondebosch BH

v

Paul Roos Gym

Rondebosch beat PRG by 10 runs

Milnerton

v

Jan Van Riebeeck

 

Wynberg BH

v

Boishaai

Match Rained out.

KZN

DHS

v

St.Charles College

Match drawn

Hilton

v

Kearsney College

Hilton 193 all out beat Kearsney 38 all out by 155 runs

George Campbell

v

Toti High

 

Clifton

v

Westville Boys

Westville 288/5 (J.Oakes 109*) beat Clifton 156 by 126 runs

Kingsway

v

Pinetown Boys

Kingsway 112/7 beat Pinetown 111 all out by 3 wkts

Michaelhouse

v

Maritzburg College

Michaelhouse 154 all out (S.Mahmoud 4/70) draw with College 93/5

Westville BH

v

Hilton College

Westville beat Hilton by 6 wkts

Northwood

v

Glenwood

Northwood 216/6 beat Glenwood 199 all out by 17 runs

Crawford La Lucia

v

Crawford Santon

Crawford La Lucia won by 6 wkts

FS

Grey College

v

St.Andrews Bloem

St.Andrews 138 beat Grey College 114/9 by 24 runs

St.Andrews Bloem

v

Noord Kaap

St.Andrews 115 all out beat Noord-Kaap 110/9 by 5 runs

U16A

Westville beat Clifton by 145 runs

Randburg beat St.Benedicts by

St.Charles beat DHS by 4 wickets

Glenwood beat Northwood by 2 wickets

Hilton College beat Kearsney by 97 runs

Helpmekaar beat Development by 45 runs

U15A

Westville beat Clifton by 12 runs

Glenwood beat Northwood by 103 runs

Randburg beat St.Benedict's by 7 wickets

Hudson Park 104/4 beat Dale 103 all out by 6 wkts

St.Andrews College 250/4 drew with Queen's 128/3

Helpmekaar beat Development by 205 runs

U14A

Clifton beat Westville by 13 runs

Grey High beat Rondebosch by 8 wickets

Glenwood beat Northwood by 98 runs

St.Benedicts beat Randburg by 253 runs

Hudson Park 33/0 beat Dale College 32 all out by 10 wickets

St.Andrew's College beat Queen's by 234 runs

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Swimming: Clifton Win Independent Schools Gala:

Published in KZN
Wednesday, 06 February 2013 09:37

Cricket: How are the rankings worked out?

 

So how are the rankings worked out? In consultation with a panel of analysts and statisticians a formula was agreed upon which would allow as realistic a representation of a team’s current form as possible. In essence the formula works as follows:

At the start of the year teams are “seeded” based on how they finished last season. They are seeded from 10 to 1 with 10 going to the teams that are judged the strongest. (This seeding is adjusted after the first term and at the end of the year depending on how well the teams finish.)

Points are awarded for “Win”, drawn matches and teams are also awarded “Bonus Points”. The “bonus points” are awarded depending on the margin of victory that has been obtained. 10 bonus points are given for a 10 wicket win and a 100 or more runs win, 9 bonus points for a 9 wicket win and 90 run win etc.

However in order to grade the win the particular “seeding” of each team plays a part. For example: Paarl Boy’s (seeded 9) beat Pinelands (seeded 7) by 100 runs. Paarl Boys are therefore awarded points for the win, however instead of receiving 10 bonus points for winning by 100 runs, they get 10 points x 0.7 (Pineland’s seeding of 7) = 7 bonus points. If Pinelands were seeded 6 the bonus points for Paarl Boy’s would be 10 x 0.6 = 6 bonus points. This helps to grade the win which was against a weaker team and therefore Paarl Boy’s do not get the full allotment of 10 points. However the converse is also true. If Pinelands (seeded 7) beat Paarl Boy’s by 100 runs, their bonus points would be 13 because they beat a team that was seeded 10. The weaker team is therefore rewarded for beating a higher seeded team.

The win points and bonus points are divided by the matches played to give an average which ultimately ranks the team. Statistics of course only can tell half the story although we do believe that having a quantitive formula and not just relying on a “Win ratio” model is a fairer reflection of the strength of teams.

We are continually looking to improve and tweak the formula and welcome your input. Thank you to the literally hundreds of emails from players, coaches and fans and your unending suggestions, your support and interest is greatly appreciated.

 

Published in Cricket
Friday, 01 February 2013 14:28

Cricket: Results for Week Ending 2 Feb, 2013

It was another packed weekend on the cricket fields around the country with some big match ups that have  provided some very interesting results.

Published in Cricket
Monday, 05 November 2012 21:17

Cricket: Rankings for 3rd November, 2012

The sun was shining for the most part over the weekend allowing plenty of action on the field which resulted in several surprises and some movement on the table.

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