Weekly Newsletter 11 January – 15 January 2016

On January 15th, 2016, posted in: News, Newsletters, Weekly Newsletters by

WYNBERG SPORT: A HOLIDAY REVIEW AND WEEKEND PREVIEW

 

Cricket:
2015 concluded on a particularly positive note care of Kyle Verreynne’s (Class of 2015) inclusion in the SA Schools’ XI and SA U19 World Cup squad. It is the second successive year that Kyle has been named as a member of the SA Schools’ XI and, this good news aside, he is about to travel to Bangladesh to represent South Africa at the u19 World Cup.

The 1st XI has played eight matches since the start of the year and enjoyed a fair degree of success in the fourth staging of the Cape Cricket Festival. Wins against North cliff, Waterkloof, Scotch Oakburn (Australia) and Noord-Kaap were offset by a solitary defeat at the hands of Pretoria’ Boys’. Mika Ekstrom played his 100th game for the 1st XI during the course of the festival and, in so doing, became the 27th Wynberg boy to achieve this feat.

The 1st XI – sans Grade 12s – travels to Hermanus this afternoon to compete in the inaugural Hermanus Cricket Festival. The team is scheduled to play the hosts on Saturday and Outeniqua on Sunday.

The 15As returned this week from the Somerset College Cricket Festival and will be in action again tomorrow (Saturday) against Menlo Park from Pretoria on the Jacques Kallis Oval.

The regular season commences next week with derby games against Bishops.

A number of Wynberg boys travelled to KZN in December to participate in the PSI indoor hockey tournament.

The u16 Seals, featuring Aslam Bezuidenhout, Abenathi Botha, Wade Dollman, Callen Heynes and Chase Lourens won the tournament, whilst Che February won silver with the u18 Seals’ side.

Wade Dollman, Callen Heynes and Chase Lourens were selected to represent the SA u16 All-stars and Che February the u18 All-stars’ team upon completion of the tournament.

Water polo:
Wynberg hosted the u14 boys’ section of the SA Schools’ National Water Polo Championships during the initial days of the December holidays. The Wynberg table crew, sound and lighting department, support staff, first aiders and water polo moms all made significant contributions to the tournament’s success.

The 19As, 19C/Ds, 15As and 14As returned to the ‘pool a good 10 days before the start of the academic year and preparations ahead of the first games of the season against Bishops next weekend are well under way. In a coup for Wynberg water polo, professional Croat coach, Mihovil Marinovic, will be conducting coaching clinics with the coaches and the 19As, 15As and 14As for the next six weeks.

SHAUN HEWETT

 

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Fun Facts From Yesteryear
…as told in our annual School Magazines over the years

In its Annual Report in 1975, the Parent-Teachers Association stated that “the raffle run by the PTA in the Junior and High Schools raised R1500 for a moped and TV set”!