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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

September – Week 4

Basketball results DHS at Westville: 14A Won 23 – 10 14B Loss 4 – 18 14C Won 34 – 4 14D Won 37 – 2 15A Won 44 – 12 15B Won 29 – 9 16A Won 33 – 19 16B Won 45 – 7 1st Loss 57 – 67 2nd Loss 27 – 37 […]

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September – Week 3

Football vs DHS at DHS plus fillers: 1st Won 3 – 1 2nd Won 1 – 0 3rd Won 2 – 1 4th Won 4 – 0 6th Drew 3 – 3 Reddam 1st 16A Drew 1 – 1 16B Drew 2 – 2 16C Won 7 – 1 16D Drew 2 – 2 Reddam […]

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September – Week 2

Football results vs Maritzburg College at Maritzburg College: 1st Won 6 – 2 2nd Draw 1 – 1 3rd Won 3 – 2 16A Won 6 – 1 16B Won 3 – 0 16C Won 4 – 1 15A Won 2 – 1 15B Won 2 – 0 15C Won 7 – 1 14A Drew […]

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