School Cricket Rankings: Who Dominates the Decade?

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As the decade draws to a close, it seems the right time to reflect on the school cricket rankings since they began in 2012. From this perspective, it provides for interesting reading to see which schools have been the top-performing sides over the past decade. We obtained an average for each school by taking their final position in the respective years, adding them together and dividing by nine. 

Rondebosch Stand Out from the Pack

Looking closely at the results, the gap between third and tenth place is a relatively close affair with only a few points separating them. Few will argue that Grey High, KES, Grey College, St Andrew’s College, Hilton, Wynberg, Glenwood and Affies have been major players on the schools’ cricket scene, but all of them have suffered as a result of finishing in the 30’s once or twice, which has pushed their averages out. St Stithians have been remarkably consistent with only two years where they finished outside of the top 10. They are a nearly 5  points ahead of third place, Grey High, with an average of 6.30 and thoroughly deserve their position of number two. However, it is Rondebosch Boys’ High that stand out from the rest of the pack and claim the top position in the country.

The boys from Cape Town have enjoyed a phenomenal run and have ended no lower than ninth on the school cricket rankings lists, twice claiming the top position during the eight-year period. Their worst performance is in the abbreviated 2020 season and could well have done better if Covid-19 hadn’t been around. Their average of 3.71 is 2.6 points better than their closest contender. 

We look forward to the 2021 season!

RANK

TEAM

PERIOD 2012-2020

TOTAL

AVG

1

RONDEBOSCH

4,1,6,1,4,3,2,3,9

33

3.70

2

ST STITHIANS

10,5,2,2,1,1,15,5,16

57

6.30

3

GREY HIGH SCHOOL

24,30,7,19,6,4,4,4,3,

101

11.20

4

KES

11,7,10,9,115,39,3,7,10

111

12.30

5

GREY COLLEGE

6,27,4,17,5,34,6,9,13

121

13.40

6

HILTON COLLEGE

34,36,5,16,28,2,1,2,4

128

14.20

7

GLENWOOD

12,15,13,7,3,30,20,28,5

133

14.80

8

AFFIES

5,6,23,32,10,33,9,16,8

142

15.80

9

WYNBERG

1,13,8,11,32,10,28,22,21

146

16.20

10

ST ANDREWS SCHOOL

36,22,3,8,11,12,8,18,33,

151

16.80

11

ST ANDREWS COLLEGE

22,16,20,37,17,7,27,8,6,

160

17.80

12

SACS

29,9,31,29,20,32,12,1,1,

164

18.20

13

ST JOHNS COLLEGE

9,24,34,5,7,20,36,17,28,

180

20.00

14

MARITZBURG COLL

28,28,15,13,35,21,5,12,23,

180

20.00

15

PAARL GIM

36,31,21,10,8,42,23,10,37

181

20.10

16

HUDSON PARK

17,17,11,4,16,11,38,34,34,

182

20.20

17

WATERKLOOF

36,2,1,3,21,65,14,29,12,

183

20.30

18

PAUL ROOS GYM

19,10,28,38,25,9,16,20,24

189

21.00

19

SELBORNE COLLEGE

8,38,19,24,51,6,10,24,11,

191

21.20

20

PRETORIA BOYS HIGH

11,38,44,22,2,27,17,11,26,

198

22.00

21

MENLOPARK

20,4,22,15,27,46,11,21,44,

210

23.30

22

MICHAELHOUSE

30,8,30,25,50,5,29,25,19,

221

24.60

23

KEARSNEY COLLEGE

21,21,40,30,19,49,22,23,2,

227

25.20

24

PAARL BOYS HIGH

13,10,14,27,41,26,44,36,32

243

27.00

25

WESTVILLE

3,3,39,46,43,19,40,14,38,

245

27.20

26

BISHOPS

15,26,36,47,9,38,41,15,18

245

27.20

27

CLIFTON

16,33,29,35,18,35,13,51,15,

245

27.20

28

JEPPE

26,23,43,42,53,54,7,6,7,

261

29.00

29

FRAMESBY

23, 16,32,30,15,32,53,38,52

291

32.33

30

PEARSON

25,19, 20,9,24,47,51,44,54,

293

32.55

31

CENTURION

36,25,16,36,63,22,24,27,45,

294

32.70

32

ST ALBANS COLLEGE

7,29,9,28,31,56,39,50,55,

304

33.80

33

KINGSWOOD

36,19,37,6,40,55,48,30,36

307

34.10

34

ST CHARLES COLLEGE

35,38,42,45,48,44,25,13,17

307

34.10

35

DHS

9,37,31,51,45,58,56,40,31

313

34.77

36

GARSFONTEIN

36,38,46,39,38,43,33,35,14

322

35.80

37

ST DAVIDS INANDA

18,12,26,48,58,29,31,45,63

330

36.70

38

NORTHWOOD

31,37,51,55,47,45,26,31,20,

343

38.10

39

QUEENS COLLEGE

25,14,48,49,44,60,57,37,30,

364

40.40

40

DALE COLLEGE

36,38,41,33,48,51,63,42,70,

422

46.90

 

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