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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

November – Week 1

Squash vs Kearsney 1st WB won 3-2 2nd WB won 4-2    Cricket vs St Charles 3rd WB 130/8 3rd St Charles 95/10, Roloff 3/15 Westville won by 35 runs   14A WB 116/7, Mohammed 37 14A St Charles 110/7 Westville won by 6 runs   14B WB 90/6 14B St Charles 91/4 St Charles won by 6 wickets Cricket […]

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October – Week 3

Water Polo results vs Northwood at Northwood: WBHS Stayers beat Northwood 1st 9-7 2nd drew 3-3 15A lost 1-5 15B lost 4-7 14A won 5-4 14B won 2-1 Water Polo vs Glenwood at Westville: WBHS Stayers lost to Glenwood 1st 1-5 2nd won 10-0 3rd lost to Glenwood 16a 3-7 15a won 6-2 15b won 6-0 14a won 6-2 14b […]

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October – Week 2

Basketball vs Northwood at Northwood: 1st Won 78 – 36 2nd Won 34 – 14 16A Won 44 – 29 16B Won 34 – 24 15A Won 62 – 17 15B Won 43 – 01 14A Loss 12 – 15 14B Won 15 – 05 14C Loss 05 – 09 14D Loss 15 – 23 […]

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