Wynberg 175: Six-a-Side Cricket Festival – the Photos & Story

Wynberg Boys' High School 175 Celebrations Six-a-Side Cricket Festival

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Wynberg 175 Launch Week: Six-a-Side Cricket Festival, Sunday 31 January 2016

The Wynberg Boys’ Schools took great pleasure in hosting old school rivals and friends in a six-a-side festival and mini cricket carnival at PPC Newlands.

With a strong old boys’ element in the Six-a-Side teams, the event presented a unique opportunity for the schools’ 1st XI players to meet and compete with the likes of Alan Dawson (former WP & SA ODI for SACS), Dave Callaghan (former EP and SA, for Grey High) on the hallowed Newlands ground, while battling it out for the ‘Sixes’ honours gold medals.

In keen competition under a sweltering summer sun, teams from SACS, Rondebosch, Bishops, Grey High (making the trip from Port Elizabeth), Paul Roos, Paarl Boys, Newlands Cricket High School and hosts, Wynberg, entertained their Old Boys and the spectators on the stands throughout the day. A powerful innings by the ‘boys from Bishops’ saw them see off the hosts in the finals – a great day of cricket action!

The lunch break saw Wynberg Boys’ Junior School hosting a frenzy of Mini Cricket with guest schools Grove, Sweet Valley, Kirstenhof, Khayelitsha Cricket Club & Rondebosch filling the field with future cricket stars enthusiastically supported by friends and family.

We take this opportunity to thank our MC for the day, Wynberg Old Boy Dalin Oliver, KFM for their outside broadcast support throughout the event and event sponsors Standard Bank, Feedem Pitseng and Servest – and the hardworking team of parents, staff and old boys who put the day together.

To the folk at PPC Newlands, a massive thanks for the use of their historic venue – we can truly say we were “at the Wynberg End” of Newlands, in this our 175th anniversary year. And to the crowds who supported us, the DJs and school lads who climbed in and built the carnival atmosphere – thank you!

Chris Merrington

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