The 1st team cricket boys kicked off the new season in a very positive manner, taking part in annual Cape Schools festival and the Bergvliet Footprint T20 tournament.
The Cape Schools got off to a slightly disappointing start, losing a tight match to Eastern Cape rival Graeme College. However, the theme that followed was one that became common, bounce back ability. The boys never looked back and in every match, different players would lift their hands & be counted. The next day we overcame Grey High for the first time, captain Saeed Dollie with a faultless 92 not out steering his team over the line. We ended the tournament with 3 wins beating Alex & Muir on the final day.
The following week the boys took to the field in the Bergvliet T20. Welcoming back veteran Jordan Woolf who played for SA U17 TAP team. The aim was to win 4 out of 4. The team duly obliged beating Bergvliet, Milnerton, Fairmont. In a tense final needing 10 runs off the last over Woolf showed his experience and worth under pressure. He hit 3 fours off the first 3 balls to get over the line. He finished the tournament with 3 50's including 72 not out in the final (216 runs only being dismissed once).
8 games & 7 wins got the season off to a great start. A superb team effort & showing over two weeks. Special mention to the teams youngest member. Grade 8 pupil Thaakier Davids who took 20 plus wickets in the 8 matches.
The ethos and unity shown by the team, management and parents is one that the school can be proud of, well-done gentleman.