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Sports Roundup, Week Ending 16 March 2018

WBHS Rugby Cape Town Cycle Tour 2018

View photos of Wynberg Rugby helping at the Cape Town Cycle Tour

Friday 16 March 2018, Wynberg Boys' High School: Only cricket will be in action this weekend, in do-or-die fixtures vs SACS. Our boys should be high on confidence after getting valuable time in the middle last week against various opposition.

From Monday onwards, the pitches will be rolled up, the sun will be packed away and the rain clouds will be wheeled out. On cue, the rugby club begins pre-season friendlies vs Bergvliet, Brackenfell, and Boland Landbou before the A teams embark on long distance and local tours ahead of the Bosch clash, away, on 14 April.  Soccer, always keen to buck the trend, will be playing warm-up fixtures on Friday afternoon on the Oude Wijnberg in anticipation of a busy season.

Some housekeeping matters:

1. Practice rugby jerseys will be available for ordering on Moodle only from this weekend. Orders close on Wednesday 21 March.

2. The hockey Astros are out of bounds to all boys after school during the week, unless attending scheduled practices or matches. Time spent waiting for transport home could be better spent doing homework.

3. A number of touring teams leave by plane for the interior over the Easter holidays. Please note that travel by plane must always be in full winter uniform. Travel by bus to coastal destinations may be in a Wynberg tracksuit or shorts and Wynberg sports shirt.

Mike Engelbrecht, Vice-Principal, Sport

Athletics

This past weekend five Wynberg athletes represented Western Province in the Western Cape Track and Field Championships in Paarl. They competed against the best of the Western Cape including athletes from Boland and South Western District. Although none of our boys qualified to compete at Nationals, they still performed well.

Lishan Meyer placed 6th in the U14 Javelin
Cole Abrahams placed 4th in the u15 1500
Tyler McClure placed 4th in the U19 Javelin
Ruben Fourie placed 7th in the U19 Shot put
Adrian Taylor placed 5th in the U19 400m

These boys have had an exceptional season and we congratulate them on their performances.

Cricket
WBHS Cricket vs PinelandsWynberg enjoyed a successful weekend against Pinelands. Thando Ntini turned up with a fine all-round performance scoring 72* with the bat as Wynberg posted 246/9 declared. Pinelands managed 134 all out with Ntini (5/40) the chief wicket-taker.

Fayaad Domingo scored 139 for the U15 A squad against Pinelands as they raced to 297/8 and then bundled the opposition out for a mere 34.

The U14A squad continued their winning streak as they scored 271 all out with Juan James scoring 65. Umayr Davids and Asad Moos both claimed 3 wickets each as they bowled Pinelands out for 101.

The U17 Squad scored 327/3 with Bevan Coverley scoring 100 before they bowled Pinelands out for 78.

Liam Lawrence’s 93 against the Gary Kirsten Foundation enabled the 18 squad to score 267/10 and then bowled the opposition out for 137 with Jared Southgate (3/18) and Matthew Petersen (3/20) the key performers with the ball.

The season concludes with tough fixtures against arch-rivals SACS, with the Wynberg 1st XI, 15A, and 14A all playing at home.

Cricket Fixtures vs SACS

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Hockey
All strength to our A teams as they prepare for their respective Nomads tours: U14A to Jeppe Boys' High 7 - 10 April; U16A to Selborne, 28 - 31 March; U19A to Grey College, 6 - 9 April. 

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Rugby
Our A teams are either playing unofficial practice matches or setting off on mini tours around the Peninsula and slightly further afield in the lead up to the start of our official season. The first matches of major importance are for the 1st XV at the KES Festival from 29 March, our U14s heading to the Kwagga Festival, and for all teams for the traditional, much-anticipated season-opener against Rondebosch in mid-April.

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Soccer
Our U15, U17, and U19 sides take on Phoenix High School on the Oude Wijnberg Field on Friday 16 March, with the U15s kicking off at 14h45 - all the fixtures on our website.

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Squash
Our courts are echoing with the sounds of intensive pre-season practicing, and our Old Boys' Squash Club teams are already into their second week of league fixtures. Well done to Reece Cooper and Chris Cresswell on their performances at the Bloemfontein Open tournament the first weekend of March, finishing 8th in U14, and 21st in U16 respectively.

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Tennis
This week saw the last tennis fixtures being played by all teams. Our 7th and 8th team had a tough time playing against Pinelands 1st and 2nd team but showed great tenacity against this high level opposition, while the 6ths had an amazing end to the season by winning all their matches against Reddam Constantia. The 3rds, 4ths suffered defeats against Westerford and the 5ths narrowly missed out on a victory against Reddam Constantia.

Our 1st team took part in the Western Province Top 8 Schools Tournament, finishing 5th. Seth Flisberg in grade 8 made his debut in the 1st side on day one of the tournament and held his own in his singles and doubles matches. Joe Hawthorne returned to play with his teammates Jared Godfrey, Lance Christians, and Albre Venter on day two. The team played extremely well on day two, and we hope to see them on the courts together sometime soon.

It has been a busy season for all the players, we hope they enjoy a well-deserved break and we look forward to seeing a number of young exciting players coming up in the rankings in the 4th team.

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A #WynbergMedia Sports Report, with thanks to Mesdames Diedericks and Groenewald, Messrs Engelbrecht, Potgieter, Rudd, Joubert, and Wylie.

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