Westville dominated summer sport matches against Glenwood this weekend for the second year in a row. On a near perfect day, the WBHS sportsmen only lost 2 games in Cricket, Water Polo, Squash and Tennis. In cricket, Gareth Beaven scored a century and Seth Rajakumar took 5 for 34 seeing Westville win comfortably by 148 runs. In water polo, Westville scored 7 goals to Glenwood’s 4 with Jordan Mills scoring a hat trick.
In the 1st Team Cricket match, WBHS lost a wicket early but recovered quickly with high run rate of 5 runs an over, thanks to some great stroke play between Gareth Beavan and Brandon McCabe. McCabe unfortunately lost his wicket for 17 runs bringing Caleb Pillay to the crease and he helped Beavan to a score of 110 runs in what was a great innings to watch. Contributions of 31 from Daniel Trevethan and 34 not out by captain Matthew Pollard allowed Westville to set a massive total of 268 for 9 in their 50 overs.
Glenwood went into bat and lost 2 early wickets thanks to Matthew Pollard bowling a great line and length and great catches from keeper Brandon McCabe and slip Caleb Pillay. This prompted some great pressure from the Westville team both with the bowling and backed up with awesome fielding by the team, leading to a regular fall of wickets, thanks to the pressure. This allowed off spinner Seth Rajakumar to take 5 wickets for 34 runs. Glenwood were dismissed for 120 runs giving Westville another great victory this season of 148 runs.
WBHS 1st vs GWD 1st
WBHS 268/9 Beavan 110, Pollard 34* & Trevethan 31
Glenwood 120/10 Rajakumar 5 for 34
In the pool, Glenwood are the reigning KZN Water Polo Champs but WBHS started the game with an intensity that Glenwood could not match. David McDonald opened the scoring in less than two minutes with a well-constructed hole man goal. Teague Loelly then matched David with a cheeky lob from the hole to put WBHS two up after 3 minutes. Glenwood recovered well, and Devon Bull scored after the WBHS defense were caught napping. Yaseen Margro scored a penalty that was earned by Loelly in the hole and Jordan Mills rounded the period off with a good extra man conversion. The game slowed down considerably in the second period and both goalkeepers earned the keep with some very good saves. Yaseen Margro broke the deadlock with a well worked goal and the period remained scoreless for the next 6 minutes.
Going into the 2nd half 5 – 1 up, WBHS battled to get going and the passing and execution of set plays let them down with Ethan Bush having the game of his life in goal. The third period remained scoreless and both keepers were now in top form with Bush saving a penalty. The fourth period saw Glenwood create more opportunities while WBHS struggled to contain the renewed aggression of the Glenwood hard press defense and varied attack. An early goal by Mills put WBHS 6 – 1 up but two goals inside a minute from Jacoby and Mzimela put Glenwood back in the game. A technical error by the Glenwood coach resulted in a penalty which goalkeeper Alex van Rooyen got a finger to but not enough to stop Jordan Mills from completing his hattrick. Jacoby got one more for Glenwood and the game finished with a well-deserved 7 – 4 win for the hosts.
WBHS goal scorers
Loelly – 1
Mills – 3
Margro – 2
McDonald – 1