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Cricket

Westville Boys’ High School has a proud history of excellence in cricket. The sport at the school dates back to the mid-1950s. Nowadays the school is confidently among the finest cricketing schools in the country.

WBHS is able to field approximately 30 cricket teams across the various age groups. Such is the popularity of the sport at the School, that an U14K team has been known to turn out on a Saturday morning.

Cricket is primarily played in the first and fourth terms, although nowadays some of the teams also play towards the end of the third term.

The school has three cricket ovals. Bowden’s Field is the home of the 1st XI. Commons’ Field has two ovals. Due to the high number of cricket teams at WBHS, a number of other fields around the community are used for matches as well.

Much of the School’s recent success can be attributed to the establishment of the WBHS Sports Academy in 2000. Boys who elect to play cricket receive two hours of timetabled coaching during the school day in cricket season, besides from the usual afternoon team practices after the conclusion of the daily academic programme. There are at least 14 outdoor turf nets for cricket practices. The Multi-Purpose Centre contains several indoor nets.

WBHS plays a full set of fixtures each year, sometimes twice, against its local rivals, including Glenwood, DHS, Northwood, Kearnsey, Michaelhouse, Hilton, Maritzburg College and Clifton. The A teams are also invited to play in a number of festivals each year. The 1st XI usually plays in the prestigious Michaelmas Week, and also travels to the Western Cape to play in a festival.

The 1st XI has enjoyed particular success in recent years, and is regularly ranked among the Top 10 teams in the country. In 2012, 2013 and 2014 it won the KZN schools T20 competition.

A number of Westville Old Boys have pursued successful cricketing careers. Perhaps the most famous Old Boy is Mickey Arthur, who played cricket for SA ‘A’, and then went on to coach both the South African and Australian national teams. Errol Stewart, served Natal cricket for 15 years, and went on to represent South Africa in ODI cricket. More recently, Khaya Zondo, won selection to the SA ‘A’ team.

SA Schools Representatives

Raymond Rogers 1970

Errol Stewart 1987

Other national schools teams

Kyle Simmonds SA Colts (2012)

Jason Oakes SA Colts (2013)

International – Senior

Errol Stewart SA – ODIs

Mickey Arthur SA ‘A’

Khaya Zondo SA ‘A’

Cameron Delport – SA ‘A’

International – U19

Kyle Stirling Scotland

International – Cricket Sixes

Robbie Frylinck SA

Khaya Zondo SA

International – Action Cricket

J. Allcock SA

Sport Results

June – Week 3

Rugby results Kearsney at Westville: Westville scores first 1st 27-17 Win 2nd 7-10 Loss 3rd 36-12 Loss 4th 36-5 Win 5th 7-9 Win 6th 58-8 Win 7th 56-5 Win 16a 27-0 Win 16b 37-18 Win 16c 7-19 Loss 15a 10-13 Loss 15b 17-10 Win 15d vs Kearsney 15c 12-17 Loss 15e vs Kearsney 15d 31-31 […]

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June – Week 2

Rugby vs College at College: 1st 15-50 L 2nd 14-22 L 3rd 21-24 L 4th 10-16 L 5th 5-22 L 6th 0-60 L 7th 12-38 L 16a 17-24 L 16b 5-37 L 16c 7-29 L 16d 5-53 L 15a 5-19 L 15b 5-22 L 15c 0-55 L 15d 5-22 L 15e 10-10 D 14a 0-3 […]

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June – Week 1

Rugby results vs DHS at DHS: 1st 25-24 Win 2nd 35-19 Win 4th vs 3rd DHS 33-12 Win 6th vs 4th DHS 49-0 Win 16a 10-0 Win 16b 53-0 Win 16d vs 16c DHS 17-5 Win 15a 26-8 Win 15c vs 15b DHS 29-19 Win 15d vs 15c DHS 37-12 Win 14a 41-5 Win 14c […]

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