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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

September – Week 2

 Golf Results 1st Team vs Clifton 1st lost 3-1 3rds vs Reddam 1st lost 3-1 Softball results U16A vs Northwood U16A Drew 1-1 U16A vs Glenwood U16A Lost 7-9U19A vs DHS U19A Won 18-3 U19A vs Hillcrest U19A Won 14-4 Westville U19A softball Won the KZN U19 Softball League  Indoor Hockey Results KZN U18A League […]

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September – Week 1

Football vs St Charles Cancelled due to bad weather WBHS Softball Results: WBHS U19A vs WBHS U19B WBHS U19A won 18-3   WBHS U16A vs DHS U16A WBHS won 11-3   WBHS U16B vs Glenwood U16B WBHS won on forfeit Indoor Hockey 1st vs Northwood 1st 4-0 Win 2nd vs Glenwood 1st 4-1 Win DHS […]

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August – Week 5

 Football vs Michaelhouse at Westville 14A Won 3 – 1 14B Won 4 – 3 14C Won 4 – 0 14D Won 2 – 0 14E Won 5 – 0 15A Won 2 – 1 15B Won 2 – 1 15C Won 6 – 1 15D Won 5 – 0 15E Won 3 – 1 […]

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