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Monday, 03 February 2014 12:14

Cricket: Match Report: SACS vs Rondebosch

Rondebosch travelled to SACS on Saturday, 1st March and batted first on a decent track.

Published in W-Cape
Tuesday, 20 August 2013 13:59

RUGBY: SACS 150th Anniversary Rugby Dinner

The oldest school in South Africa, the South African College High School (SACS), last week celebrated the 150th anniversary of rugby being played at the school with a formal dinner held in the Oaks Room at Newland’s Cricket Stadium. SACS was founded in 1829 and the first recorded game of rugby union was played at the school in 1863.

Published in W-Cape

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

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, 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, 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, 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

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
Tuesday, 05 March 2013 10:34

Cricket: Rankings for 2nd March, 2013

Affies embarked on a brave tour of the Western Cape which put them in line to either leap ahead of some of the top teams or if things didn’t go their way struggle to maintain their position in the Top 3. Taking on Rondebosch they would count themselves fortunate to have come away with a draw but then they suffered an unexpected loss to Paul Roos who are having their best season to date. A good win against Wynberg helped to stop the haemorrhaging but their results have seen them drop down some places.

121Rondebosch still are clearly the team everyone wants to beat and the fact that they have practically maintained their position at the top of the rankings for two years now testimony to the depth they enjoy.

A good win by St.Stithians over Jeppe has also helped Saints climb to within in touching distance of a top three finish for the first term season.

 

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RANKINGS 2ND MARCH 2013

RANK

TEAM

PLAYED

AVG PTS

1

WATERKLOOF

22

6.9

2

RONDEBOSCH

17

6.6

3

MENLOPARK

13

6.3

4

ST.STITHIANS

12

6.3

5

AFFIES

20

6.2

6

GREY COLLEGE

13

6.1

7

ST.DAVIDS

11

6.1

8

SACS

11

5.9

9

ST.ANDREW'S COLLEGE

12

5.8

10

ST.ALBANS

10

5.8

11

WESTVILLE

14

5.7

12

KING EDWARD VII

8

5.6

13

PAUL ROOS GYM

14

5.5

14

JEPPE

10

5.4

15

PAARL GIM

12

5.2

16

MICHAELHOUSE

13

5.2

17

HUDSON

13

5.2

18

WYNBERG

11

5.1

19

KINGSWOOD

12

4.8

20

BISHOPS

12

4.7

21

CLIFTON

7

4.6

22

UNION HIGH

10

4.6

23

ST.JOHN'S COLLEGE

13

4.5

24

HILTON

14

4.4

25

FRAMESBY

16

4.2

26

GREY HIGH

13

4.1

27

MARITZBURG COLLEGE

14

4.1

28

CAMBRIDGE

12

4.1

29

KEARSNEY

8

4.1

30

GLENWOOD

9

3.9

31

PAARL BOYS

10

3.6

32

NORTHWOOD

8

3.6

33

ST.CHARLES

14

3.5

34

QUEENS COLLEGE

6

3.3

35

ST.BENEDICT'S

10

2.6

36

DHS

9

2.6

37

PARKTOWN

12

2.6

38

DALE COLLEGE

5

2.5

39

ST.ANDREW'S BLOEM

12

2.5

40

SELBORNE

13

1.6

41

PRETORIA BOY'S

9

1

 

Note: Subsequent to the original posting other outstanding results have been added. Please contact us if you believe your teams results have not all been included.

 

 

 

Published in Cricket
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
Monday, 29 October 2012 20:16

Cricket: Ranking for 27 October, 2012

What was supposed to be a massive showdown in the Cape between Rondebosch and SACS never really materialized as Rondebosch seized control from the start and never let go.

Published in Cricket
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 11:44

Cricket: Western Province U19 & U17 Teams

Rondebosch Boy's dominate the Western Province U19A side that will play in this year's Kaya Majola Coke Week and it is a side that is packed with talent.

Published in W-Cape
Tuesday, 04 October 2011 10:34

Waterpolo: SACS Tournament Final Day

It was St.John's College who had taken the early advantage in the tournament in the first two days and many were tipping the Johannesburg outfit to take the title.

Published in Gauteng
Sunday, 02 October 2011 14:19

Waterpolo: SACS Tournament, Day One

For the 27th year SACS host the prestigious waterpolo event which attracts some of the biggest names in school waterpolo from around the country.

Published in Gauteng
Thursday, 31 March 2011 12:06

Newlands School Rugby Day Results

The Newlands Schools Rugby Day was once again a resounding success with some of the finest rugby schools in the Cape Province getting their opportunity to play on the hallowed turf of Newlands.

Published in W-Cape
Wednesday, 30 March 2011 10:57

Newlands Rugby Day: Some Great Cape Rugga

Some big rugby matches taking place this week and none more so than the ones that kick off at Newlands Rugby Day on the 30th of March.

Published in W-Cape
Thursday, 15 April 2010 14:11

SACS Rowers SA Champs Again!

Over the last three seasons SACS Rowing has seen its best ever results. Under the stewardship of Richard Found, as Master in Copy_of_actionCharge, Brendan Gliddon ('08), as Head Coach and Robbyn Moir,Chair of the Parent committee, the club has become a force in South African Rowing.

Published in National
Friday, 19 March 2010 08:16

SACS Oarsmen

The SACS oarsmen again achieved excellent results at the SA Rowing Championships held in Pretoria .  The best of these were:

Published in National
Sunday, 04 October 2009 10:39

SACS Take Gold At Rowing Champs

 

Mention rowing to most of us and it will evoke images of a very traditional nature. Most will often associate rowing with the University Boat Race between Cambridge and Oxford which has contributed greatly to the popularity of the sport.

Published in National