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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 2

Rugby results vs Maritzburg College at Westville: 1st 35-27 Win 2nd 17-28 Loss 3rd 12-55 Loss 4th 0-36 Loss 5th 5-42 Loss 6th 0-47 Loss 16A 32-22 Win 16B 17-22 Loss 16C 0-34 Loss 16D 0-36 Loss 15A 15-24 Loss 15B 7-0 Win 15C 13-12 Win 15D 5-43 Loss 15E 17-40 Loss 14A 14-48 Loss […]

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June – Week 1

Rugby results vs DHS at DHS: 1st 14-24 Loss 2nd 16-20 Loss 4th 22-0 Win 5th 51-0 Win 16A 48-0 Win 16D 10-17 Loss 15A 26-7 Win 15C 0-14 Loss 15D 42-0 Win 14A 3-10 Loss 14B 17-22 Loss 14D 53-0 Win 14E 52-5 Win Hockey results vs St Benedicts(JHB) at Westville: 1st 4-1 Win […]

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May – Week 3

Rugby results vs Hilton at Hilton: 1st 7-36 Loss 2nd 14-29 Loss 3rd 5-51 Loss 4th 0-48 Loss 5th 0-53 Loss 16A 35-28 Win 16B 41-3 Win 16D 28-8 Win 16E 24-17 Win 15A 15-20 Loss 15B 33-5 Win 15D 31-5 Win 15E 55-0 Win 14A 6-24 Loss 14B 17-14 Win 14D 33-22 Win 14E […]

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