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Thursday 14 November 2019 from 18h00: Wynberg Boys’ High and the Wynberg Old Boys’ Union take great pleasure in welcoming Penguin Random House to the Bill Bowden Pavilion for the launch of rugby writer Gavin Rich's latest book “Our Blood is Green: The Springboks in Their Own Words”.
Gavin, just returned from the Rugby World Cup in Japan, is no stranger to the venue as a regular Master of Ceremonies of our Old Boys’ ‘Open Mic’ evenings where his exceptional knowledge of the game, the players, and his insights into South African Rugby are always fascinating to experience first hand.
Coming on the back of the Springboks’ definitive victory over England to lift the Webb Ellis trophy, this is an evening not to be missed.
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On Friday 20 September Wynberg’s senior cricketers ventured forth into lands unknown to take on the best the Eastern Cape has to offer in this year’s edition of the Cape Schools Cricket Festival. The venue this time around was the arid, but picturesque Karoo town of Graaff-Reinet, which served up difficult, testing conditions for the players to negotiate.
After a long but uneventful drive, the boys checked into their digs at Union High School and readied themselves to take in the festival opener – a floodlit T20 between two invitational sides comprising players from either province. Cameron Tanner and Dominic Miles turned out for the Western Province XI and made a decisive impact with the ball, snaring two Eastern Province scalps to help the visitors secure a comprehensive win.
Wynberg’s festival got underway in earnest with a double-innings declaration match against Selbourne College from East London. The Selbourne skipper won the toss and had no hesitation in batting first on a dry pitch. Spin did the majority of the damage for Wynberg with off-spinner Cameron Tanner picking up an extraordinary 4 wickets for 5 runs. Youngster Jesse Prodehl grabbed 3 of his own to leave Selbourne all out for 158. Wynberg didn’t fare much better, being dismissed for 164. Opening batsman, Tanner hit a well-played 53. Selbourne then went about setting Wynberg a target in the hope of bowling them out to earn an outright win. Chasing 102, Wynberg ended up on 58-4 when stumps were pulled, ensuring an opening win on the first innings. A solid start to the festival.
Next up were Wynberg’s strongest opponents, Grey High School from Port Elizabeth. Unbelievably, rain delayed the start of proceedings by over an hour and the contest was reduced to a 50 overs-a-side affair. Wynberg won the toss and elected to bat first. A lack of application at the crease and some disciplined bowling from Grey meant Wynberg could only muster 151-9. Grey made light work of the target, reaching it for the loss of just three wickets in the 28th over. A performance to forget.
This year’s Ian Melliar Cup was another extremely successful one. When I was told, in my first year here as Director of Wynberg Water Polo, that it rained every tournament, I was sceptical but the warning from the event stalwarts proved true, it bucketed down on the first day of the tournament. This did not dampen the spirit of the tournament at all and the boys played through the rain, with the heated pool doing its job admirably. The tournament remained on schedule even with the wet weather for most of the day. There were many exciting polo games played throughout the early pool stages, some big clashes such as St. John's vs Rondebosch and St Andrew's vs Wynberg. With the live streaming getting under way, the games were available for all to watch from the comfort of their own homes.
Day 2 dawned warm and sunny with minimal clouds and with the sun poking through to warm players and spectators alike. The weather set the tone for what promised to be an action-packed day. The fixtures included more excellent match ups later in the evening such as Bishops vs Clifton and SACS vs Grey High. The second day was as exciting as promised and there were a few upsets which brought an extra edge to the tournament.
Day 3 is where it all got very interesting with the last of the pool games being played. It came down to goal difference in a few games but after lunch the cross-pool playoffs got underway with more unexpected results. The quarterfinals that followed were closely contested and played at a very high intensity. There were spot prizes handed out between games which was a highlight for many spectators with many amazing prizes being won.
On the last day of the tournament we started off with the placing games followed by our semifinals. All the games we played were in good spirit and at a high standard of play. One would never have said this was an U15 tournament. Most games ended in a 4-5 or 3-4 score line showing that each team gave it their all to clinch a victory in the last game of their #IMCup19.
The 3rd and 4th position games were edge of the seat stuff between St. John's and Rondebosch with St. John's starting on the backfoot and coming from behind to clench victory, ending 3rd in the tournament.
WBJS Junior Cross Country, Friday 26 April 2019 - view the full High School #WynbergGreyWeekend photo collection on Flickr
Friday 3 May 2019: Access to our Wynberg Boys’ High School campus will be severely restricted from 14h30 until 17h30 on Friday 3 May. WBHS will be hosting an inter-schools Cross Country meeting with the entire campus serving as a route for over 500 runners.
Thanking you in advance for your cooperation, and the very best to all runners in the event.
Mr Mike Engelbrecht, Vice-Principal WBHS Sport
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Thursday 18 April 2019: With Wynberg Grey Weekend just a week away, we remind our Wynberg Families of the letter regarding hosting mailed out today. Seating at the Astro will be in short supply for the Grey derby on Friday night. Please note that all stands have been reserved for the schoolboys. Parents are requested to bring camping chairs and to make themselves comfortable on Astro 2 behind the fence.
RugbyWynberg Rugby hosted our first home game of the season this past weekend against Stellenberg. Our 14A, 14B, 15C, 16A and 16B all secured victories. Unfortunately, our 15A’s and 1st XV both lost by a single point in tightly contested matches.
On Wednesday, our 1st XV departed to Johannesburg for the Standard Bank KES Easter Festival. They are up against Hudson Park (Thursday, 15:15 kick off) and Jeppe (Saturday, 15:00). All games can be streamed on the King Edwards School Facebook page. We wish our coaching staff and players well as they represent Wynberg Rugby in Gauteng.
The rest of our teams have a Bye this weekend over the Easter Weekend. Next weekend, Wynberg hosts The Grey from PE. We are most grateful to all our families who are opening their homes to host Grey boys. Look forward to seeing as many Wynberg Old Boys and families in support next weekend.
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Friday 26 April 2019, Bill Bowden Pavilion, Home of Wynberg Old Boys: for nearly a quarter of a century students and families of both The Grey and Wynberg have enjoyed a unique reciprocity of hospitality and friendship as our two High & Junior Schools travel cross-Cape to enjoy the traditional cultural and sporting exchange known as Wynberg Grey Weekend.
With parent and supporters’ hospitality being laid on adjacent our Wynberg Astros during the course of the days’ play and into the evening, back on the High School campus the Wynberg Old Boys’ Union, and the WBHS Rugby Supporters’ Club take great pleasure in inviting all parents of our four schools, old boys of Grey & Wynberg, and our friends and neighbours to the Bill Bowden Pavilion for an easy evening of schools’ pride, camaraderie, and friendship.
With Wynberg families meeting their ‘weekend wards’ from the Eastern Cape in the early evening, and hockey families winding down after a full day’s competition, there’s the chance to grab some light refreshments and boerewors rolls on sale by our Rugby Supporters’ Club, meet up with old friends visiting from Port Elizabeth, and giving the youngsters some free time on the fields before heading home in advance of the big sporting Saturday.
For parents, old boys, and non-school going over 18s, the Wynberg Old Boys’ licensed premises will be open into the evening with light music and big screen TV sport on tap - a chance for veterans of Wynberg Grey Weekend to renew friendships, and exaggerate their on-field tales of sporting derring-do since this unique relationship between our two great schools began, at Grey, in 1996.
Thursday 11 April 2019: Rugby and hockey had an inauspicious weekend against Boland Landbou and Fairmont respectively. There is no value in sugar-coating the results. Wynberg expects better – this weekend is a big one against Stellenberg – something of an emerging force amongst co-ed schools who fancy themselves against the traditional boys' schools. The 1st XI will be looking to redeem themselves on the Wynberg astro at 18h00 on Friday while the 1st XV lock horns on the Hawthornden at 12h30 on Saturday. Cross Country started off this week's sporting competitions in Fish Hoek on Wednesday afternoon. Our team (Luke Meyer, Seth Meyer, Luke Matthewson) finished fifth. The first soccer team beat a juggernaut Mondale side 3-0, while squash have their first league fixtures at the end of this week. Parking at the Wynberg astroPlease assist us in alleviating the traffic congestion in Cavan Road by doing the following:
1. Do not enter Cavan Close or the astro carpark under any circumstances.2. Before turning left or right into Cavan Road via Alexander Road, rather consider using the parking available at the Jacques Kallis Oval. These gates will be open until 20h00 and only a 200m walk from the astro complex.3. We would like to reserve Cavan Road for our visiting parents and players. However, I will not enforce this at the risk of inconveniencing Wynberg parents. Nevertheless, it would be helpful if Wynberg parents parked at the Girls’ High and the Boys’ Junior Schools where security will be on duty. Please note that the Girls’ School parking will be quite full until 17h00 this Friday vs Stellenberg, but will empty out quickly after that.
Please remember that alcohol may not be brought into the astro complex. Please also refrain from climbing over the astro fencing or venturing onto the astro at all times.
Uniform requirements at sportIt is compulsory for boys to arrive at their sports fixture in full winter OR summer uniform. We expect that all hockey players support their 1st XI and all rugby players support their 1st XV – not only for All in Weekends. Support must always be in school uniform.
Students at the Wynberg Astro ComplexBoys are not allowed at the astro during weekday afternoons unless they are practicing. Coaches or staff who see boys loitering at the astro have been instructed to report the students to their House Heads and the Vice-Principal of Sport.
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Monday 8 April 2019: Since 1996 our Wynberg Boys’ Schools have shared a weekend exchange of cultural and sporting activities with our friends and rivals in the Eastern Cape, The Grey. Alternating hosting the event annually, 2019 sees Wynberg Boys’ Junior and High getting ready to welcome Grey Junior and High on Thursday 25 April.
With 41 fixtures in place for WBHS alone: Squash, Hockey, Debating, Chess, Cycling, Golf, Surfing, and Rugby, a quick calculation of players, coaches, managers, and staff gives an indication of the sheer scale of this traveling show - it’s an event of massive planning that relies on goodwill, volunteers, and passion for our Wynberg commitment to build on our good traditions of the past. And this Wynberg Grey Weekend, born in the ‘new South Africa’ is a tradition we hold dear, as do our old boys, and our students who’ve competed against one another, and made friends for life.
For the vast majority of students, this weekend is the only chance they will have to tour in any of their 5 years at either Grey or Wynberg - it’s what makes this exchange unique, all age groups and teams meet in rivalry and competition.
It’s in this spirit of exchange that we appeal to our Wynberg Families to open their homes and hearts to our friends from Port Elizabeth - hosting is both ‘paying forward’ and returning the generosity of the famously friendly families from Grey.
Wynberg Old Boy, Jacques Kallis: the 'Jacques Kallis Oval' naming ceremony, 2009. Photo courtesy Mike Lumb
Tuesday 2 April 2019: Wynberg Boys’ High & Junior Schools take great pleasure in the news that Old Boy and cricketing legend Jacques Kallis will be awarded the Order of Ikhamanga by the President, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, at an investiture on Thursday 25 April 2019.
The Order of Ikhamanga is awarded to South African citizens who have excelled in the fields of arts, culture, literature, music, journalism and sport. It is one of the highest Orders which can be awarded to a citizen by the President of South Africa. The Ikhamanga, more commonly known in English as the Strelitzia (or Bird of Paradise flower),reflects beauty - just as top sportsmen reflect their unique sporting beauty.
Some well known South African sporting names who have received this award (since its inception in 2003) are Gary Player (golf - gold), John Smit (rugby), Wayde van Niekerk (athletics - gold), Neil Tovey (soccer), Natalie du Toit (swimming - gold), Bryan Habana (rugby).
The only cricketers up to now who have received the award have been Mkhaya Ntini, Shaun Pollock, Basil D’Oliveira.
Now we can add Wynberg’s Jacques Kallis to this list as he has just been announced as a recipient of the Order of Ikhamanga (Silver Class).
His cricketing achievements are well known. Discussions are still ongoing regarding the best allrounder ever in cricketing history - Jacques Kallis of South Africa or Garry Sobers of the West Indies? Wynberg boys think it is not a debate as does Wikipedia who describes Jacques as ‘one of the greatest cricketers of all time'. He is still the only cricketer to have scored more than 10 000 test and ODI runs as well as taking 250 wickets in both forms of the game.
Jacques left Wynberg in 1993 as Captain of the 1st X1, vice captain of WP u18 (Nuffield) side and an SA Schools player. He earned three Century Trees at the Oval which nows bears his name. Little did we know then that he would be selected for the national side two years later in 1995 and retire from test cricket, after seventeen years and 166 tests, in 2013 with 45 test centuries to his credit.
The cricketing world has not been slow to honour him:
* ICC Player of the Year: 2005
* ICC Test Player of the Year: 2007
* Wisden Leading Cricketer of the Year: 2008
* SA Cricketer of the Year: 2004 / 2011
* Wisden Cricketer of the Year in his retirement year: 2013
Some interesting personal records:
* Most number of runs in SA Test Cricket: 13,289 (3rd on the all time list)
* 292 test wickets (5th on SA bowling list)
* Most number of Man of the Match awards in Test cricket: 23 (Muttiah Muralitharan second on 19)
And for those who thought he was not an exciting player:
* Second for most sixes in test matches: 97 (Gilchrist 107)
* SA record for the highest (debut) partnership in T20 cricket: 84 (with Graham Smith)
In 2005, WP awarded Jacques a benefit year. He opted to give all the money raised to a Scholarship in his name enabling promising cricketers to attend four prominent cricketing schools around the country - of which Wynberg was one. The criteria was that in the normal course of events, these boys would not have been able to attend a school like Wynberg. Since then over 100 young cricketers have had the opportunity of attending these schools. One of these scholars is 21 year old Kyle Verreynne of the Cobras who is currently well on course to represent his country at the highest level.
Wynberg remembers Jacques Kallis with pride. Not only is his name immortalised at his old school in the Jacques Kallis Oval but also in the two Wills 'Man of the Match’ trophies which he was awarded in his first World Cup in 1996 in India. He donated these two impressive trophies to the School and these are now presented annually by both High and Junior Schools to their respective ‘Cricketers of the Year’.
It is only right that the South African Government now sees fit to honour one of the country's most famous cricketing sons.
Wynberg salutes Jacques Kallis. A well-deserved award.
A #WynbergMedia report with grateful thanks to former WBHS Headmaster, Mr Keith Richardson
Hockey and Rugby Festivals, and our own Standard Bank Wynberg Winter Sports Festival - thank you to all involved!
Monday 1 April 2019: The quote 'Wynberg is serious about sport' may be seen throughout our communications - online and in print - and this brief school holiday bears witness to the immense efforts put in by our players, coaches, and Wynberg Families in ensuring our commitment to mass participation and continued development of our sporting ethos.
With school holidays barely beginning, Wynberg Hockey welcomed U14A teams to our Astro for the annual Nomads Festival for three days of quality pre-season competition. A big thank you to Annette Bing and her team of ever-willing hockey parents for the exuberant atmosphere and hospitality shown throughout all three days.
Our 14B hockey headed to the Somerset College U14A festival, the U16Bs to the Rondebosch U16A festival, while our 1st XI and U16A joined the other age group Nomads Festivals at Pretoria Boys' High and King Edward VII respectively. The mixed bag of results shows the importance of these pre-season tours in preparing for the local league season ahead
Wynberg Rugby U14A and U15A took the N2 to the annual Kwagga Festival, where our strong performances in previous years saw us facing tougher competition and producing positive results that augur well for the season ahead.
Thank you to our coaches and parent supporters for their time and energy on tour, and here at home.
Anyone walking around the Wynberg campus between 20 and 25 March, would hopefully have felt the vibe and picked up on the fact that the Standard Bank Wynberg Winter festival 2019 was about more than soccer, rugby and squash. It was about community and family. Our festival has never aimed to attract the sporting heavyweights from around the country. While we do naturally attract some of these, our emphasis is more on a low octane, high energy festival - not tournament. So, despite the lack of momentum in planning brought on by the difficult timing of the 2019 holidays and the lingering aftermath of the drought induced cancellation of 2018, one can still reflect on a marvelous week of sporting rivalry, camaraderie and sportsmanship. With so much on offer for young and old alike, anyone that missed it should keep their eyes peeled for the 2020 edition. As with everything else we do at Wynberg, we will aim to make it bigger and better and more fun for everyone next year.
So while record amounts of burgers, popcorn, candy floss, and various liquid refreshments were consumed over the 5 days (and many a parent must be breathing a sigh of relief that they will not be making another early morning visit to the ATM), there was much to enthuse about on the fields and courts. Squash embarked on an ambitious 4 day festival, starting a day before rugby and soccer. Under the passionate leadership of Roxanne Groenewald, the squash fixtures went off without a hitch thanks to innovative rescheduling of fixtures and logistical interventions to stave off the ramifications of load shedding. I am confident that the squash component of the festival will increase in profile next year as more touring rugby and soccer schools bring along their squash teams. Similarly, hockey will make a return to next year's programme as the Nomads festivals will hopefully fall into a different window.
Roland Rudd ran a marathon soccer festival over 5 days. The quality of soccer was extremely high and the end-to-end exchanges were far more entertaining than some of the stuff dished up on our TV screens week in and week out. Wynberg did well ending amongst the top 4 most successful teams at the festival. Grey College, an unashamedly rugby focused school, were the soccer team of the event.
A highlight of the rugby component was the participation of San Isidro rugby club from Argentina. They were a revelation to behold and were unlucky to lose narrowly to highly fancied Glenwood. This aside, they beat Rondebosch and King Edward VII School. We hope to see them, and a few other international flavours next year. Wynberg teams generally did well and played their matches in the spirit of this essentially pre-season festival.
No wrap of this event would be complete without making mention of the immense work done by the following people:
Jeanette Muller - overall organisation and event planner.Chris Merrington - all things online and media.Rodney Inglis, his Service team, and parents for the parking control.Jeremy Petersen - hard graft in set up, clean up and management of grounds and infrastructure.Cameron Shenker & the Wynberg Old Boys' Union - Bill Bowden Pavilion hospitality.Tim and Fellicity Wichman - entertainment.Ben Theron at WP Rugby - appointment and management of referees.Our Wynberg Media Broadcast team of boys - the live streaming of all rugby matches on the Hawthornden.
I am immensely grateful to all of these people for their time, passion, ingenuity, and skill in putting together this event. I look forward to seeing them recharge their batteries as we prepare to welcome Grey High on 26 & 27 April for the annual Wynberg-Grey Weekend, and before we begin planning our Winter Sports Festival for 2020.
Mike EngelbrechtVice-Principal, Wynberg Sport
Wednesday 27 & Thursday 28 February 2019: Wynberg Boys' High School takes great pleasure in welcoming our Old Boys 'home' for the return of the annual summer sport matches between the members of our endless chain. With the drought of 2018 necessitating the cancellation of the event, we're particularly delighted at the number of old boys spanning nearly five decades who responded eagerly to fill the basketball, cricket, tennis, and water polo teams. All school players are invited to join the old boys at the Bill Bowden Pavilion for post-match refreshments.
The full Old Boys' squads and matric years:
Wednesday 27 February
1st XIKyle Williamson (2006)Shabir Mallie (2011)Givon Christian (2010)Grant Edmeades (2010)Dylan Frylink (2010)Lyle Rogers (2013)Quinton Dreyer (2013)Jacques van Velze (2009)Andrew Haupt (2011)Josh Breed (2017)Matt de Villiers (2018)
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Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 February 2019: The latest events in the annual inter-house competition for points toward the Friedlander Shield saw senior grade tennis, junior and senior grades basketball and water polo in action across our sports facilities in perfect weather. A big thank you to our Teachers in Charge of the sports for designing and running high-speed shortened matches in round robin formats to facilitate play-offs for all eight positions in each event. The excitement and atmosphere of every encounter between our school houses was matched by high performance match skills and great sportsmanship across the board.
Final House positions by event:
1st - Trovato2nd - McNaughton3rd - Littlewood4th - Hawthornden5th - Sunninghill6th - Oude Wijnberg7th - Silverhurst8th - Glebe
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Tuesday 12 February 2019: The Inter-House Gala was held in ideal conditions in the newly refurbished WBHS pool. While the lack of starting blocks undoubtedly influenced the ability to break records, it did nothing to dampen the spirit of the competing houses.
In the U14 events, the relays were dominated by Trovato House, while Tristan Baxter Elliot took first place in the 4x25m individual, medley, 25m butterfly, and 50m freestyle to claim the title of U14 champion. In the U16 category, the top results for the relays were split between Hawthornden, who claimed the 4x50m relay, and Silverhurst who took the 4x25m medley relay. Here there were a number of excellent individual performances with Dylan Bantam (100m Breaststroke, 100m Butterfly) and Josh Brown (50m Breaststroke, 50 Butterfly) each achieving individual victories. However, it was Connor Theron with his outstanding performances in the 4x25m individual medley, 200m Freestyle, 50m Backstroke and 100m Backstroke (setting a new record) who took top honours to become the U16 age group champion. In the U19 age group another contest for the top individual positions saw Timothy Meyer (4x25 Individual Medley, 100m & 200m Breaststroke), Luke Altmann (400m Freestyle, 50m Backstroke, 100m Butterfly and 100m Backstroke) and Stephen McCallum (100m Freestyle, 50m Butterfly, 200m Freestyle, 50m Freestyle) battle it out for the overall individual trophy. In the end it was Stephen McCullum who claimed the age group prize by anchoring both Silverhurst relay teams to victory, including a convincing win in the 4x50m relay that set a new record time. The final points and positions of each house read as follows: 1st Silverhurst – 283 points 2nd Oude Wijnberg – 216 points3rd Littlewood – 184 points4th McNaughton – 168 points5th Hawthornden – 165 points6th Glebe – 163 points7th Trovato – 131 points8th Sunninghill – 126 points
Mr Marcus Melck, TIC Swimming
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Wynberg Rugby Old Boy Sikhumbuzo Notshe to wear his old school 1st XV socks for the Barbarians vs the Pumas at Twickenham
Saturday 1 December 2018: Congratulations to Old Wynbergian, Sikhumbuzo Notshe (Springboks & Stormers), on his selection for the Barbarians Squad against the Pumas. In a salute to Wynbergians around the globe Notshe will proudly wear his #WynbergRugby 1st XV socks at Twickenham, likely the first time our kit has made an international appearance on that hallowed field.
Ever-supportive of his old school, Notshe is also no stranger to giving back to grassroots rugby in South Africa, recently teaming up with fellow old boy, Tim Connellan (1985) to assist Lagunya RFC with new club strip, sponsored by international legal firm, Linklaters.
In this season of giving, and with WBHS new boys' rugby day coinciding with with the Baa-baa's match, Wynberg Rugby outreach launches our 2019 #Boots4Berg drive to collect good, used boots and rugby training equipment for our development projects. We appeal to our Wynberg Families and Old Boys to give as generously as in previous years to help those less fortunate.
#Boots4Berg is an outreach project across all Wynberg Sports: for more information on how to contribute, please email our Vice-Principal of Sport, Mr Mike Engelbrecht, mengelbrecht (@) wbhs.org.za.
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Friday 9 November 2018: Fourth term sport has wrapped up: our cricketers continued the fine form shown against Bishops by winning the lion’s share of matches in the final derby against SACS, with some notable performances:
1st XI: T Ntini 3/13 and Z Noor 4/23. R Carr 542nd XI: Lawrence 105*(127), Van Schalkwyk 91(123), a 196 run partnership. Schultz 4/38 (10)4th XI: D Hendriks 56 U15A: Prodehl 4/30 (10) U14A: won a thrilling match by one wicket courtesy of a SACS overthrow. This should not detract however from lower order heroics by Cullan Larkin who scored 22 not out coming in at number 11. A last wicket partnership of 51 by Larkin and Van Reenen secured a Wynberg win. L Harmse 4/57 (9.2). Z van Reenen 62*U14A vs WP U13: L Metu 46 and J James 45. M Bing 2/33 and C Larkin 2/45.U14B: L Meyer 4 wickets for 16 runs.U14C: ended the year unbeaten under the captaincy of Ryan Nell.U14D: C Broad smith 57* Wynberg Staff vs SACS: Thursday 8 November saw our Wynberg Staff failing to ram home the advantage against their SACS counterparts. After Adolf Groenewald, Andrew Wylie, and Pietie Loubser helped post 160 in 20 overs, some desperate bowling and fielding saw Wynberg relinquish the advantage for SACS to tie the match off the last ball.
All Wynberg Cricket results on our website Tennis: The 6ths and 8ths won all their matches against SACS and Muizenberg respectively, with the 4ths and 5ths serving up convincing wins over Rondebosch and Herzlia. On Saturday 6 players from the 2nd and 3rd team played in a mixed doubles tournament with Herschel, Bishops, Rustenburg, SACS and St Cyprians. Wynberg drew St Cyprians as a mixed partner, winning 4 of the matches played.
Cycling: Justin Chesterton earned his Provincial colours for both Mountain biking and Road racing in 2018.
Covered Seating on the Hawthornden FieldDebenture seats on sale now for 2019 and 2020 seasons. R1500 will secure you a parking spot and a reserved seat on the bank for TWO years. Construction on phase 2 and 3 as illustrated in the image will commence once the required number of seats have been sold.
For further information, please email Mr Mike Engelbrecht, Vice-Principal, Sport.
Friday 26 October 2018: Searing temperatures during an early season heatwave made sports participation a tad uncomfortable over the last week, but much welcomed cooler temperatures are expected this weekend against Bishops in polo and cricket.
Our cricketers certainly felt the heat (apologies) last week against Bosch, with few matches ending satisfactorily for us. Well done however to the following boys: Nic Govender 66; Craig Jefferey 56 not out; Dylan Sharp 4/9; Josch Paulsen 80; James Finlay 70; Nur Johnston 57 and Jared Southgate 50.
Monday 15 October 2018: The Annual Wynberg Boys' High School Rugby Referees' Society dinner and awards evening at the Bill Bowden Pavilion - incoming Head of Wynberg Rugby for 2019, Mr Chris Moore, welcomed our school referees, their families, and special guests, WPRRS Chairman, Mr Joey Klaaste-Salmans, WPRRS Manager Mr Ben Theron, and guest speaker, international referee, Mrs Aimee Barrett-Theron to a convivial evening celebrating the 2018 season.
When Aimee was just 12-years old, she told her mother that she wanted to experience the Olympics. Little did she know that her dream would materialise as an international 7s referee at the Rio Olympic Games in 2016. Aimee is currently a referee on South Africa’s Premier panel – a first for a female. She made history earlier this year by becoming the first female match official to referee a Currie Cup match between SWD and the Leopards, also refereeing at Varsity Cup, Craven Week, and at International level.
In Aimee’s address, which centred on overcoming difficulties and challenges, she expressed her fond memories of Wynberg where her refereeing career started at the Wynberg Winter Festival. No stranger to the Hawthorden during the rugby seasons since, Aimee presented the referees’ society with her Women’s World Cup jersey as a token of her appreciation for being a guest speaker at our annual awards dinner, and as an inspiration to our young referees looking to the future.
Congratulations to our Wynberg Referees on their awards:
Rogan Wiget-Beattie Shield for Rugby Referee of the Year: Sebastian Balman
Jacques Pratt Trophy for Most Promising Referee: Vaughan Rademeyer
Most Improved Rugby Referee: Reece Mullholland
Most Improved Junior Referee: Daniel Bearne
Loyalty to WBHS RRS: Shaye Reilly, Daniel Osler, and Joshua Thomas
Outstanding Assistant Referee: Juan Sargeant, Dylan Stevenson, and Muzzammil Samaai.
WBHS continues proudly to support the development of schoolboy rugby referees to take the helm and perform as assistant refs at WP league games across the Peninsula. Since Mr Mike Leresche, a former international rugby referee, initiated our Rugby Referees' Society in 2014, the society can claim some outstanding alumni regularly seen a WP Club and school matches, and as far away as presiding over the Mauritius Tens international tournament in 2016.
In 2019 our focus is to grow the society through inviting past and present international and local refs to coach and mentor our referees. Our goal is to ensure 90% of our home fixtures will be officiated by our members.
Mr Chris MooreHead of Wynberg Rugby
View the Colours Awards Ceremony photos on Flickr
Thursday 20 September 2018: Congratulations to all on their awards for 2018 - the full list of colours, blues, honours, and sport & cultural trophies:
ChessJason Uhuaba, Bradley Taylor
Concert Band Skumbuzo De la Hunt, Graeme Droskie, Owen Franke, Kevin Harris, Tian Kwak, Torrance Phiri, Joel Seboa, Andrew Skippers, Matthew Van Harten, Luke Hubbard, Caleb Lawrence, Reece McMinn, Junaid Gydien, Adrian Krantz, Zayd Louw, Reyaaz Martin, Daniel Osler, Keanu Van Staden, Luke Heath
Wynberg Boys' High School proudly presents the Ian Melliar Cup 2018, powered by Speck Pumps. #IMC2018 #SpeckPumps #WynbergMedia #SuperaMoras
Squash vs Old Boys - View Heritage Week photo collection on Flickr
Friday 24 August 2018: With the buzz of Heritage week all around, it is nevertheless fitting to report back on the week that was against Bishops.
Our squash boys had a dreadful time of it but Chris Cresswell won the match of his young life so far when he defeated SA number 5, Brandon Snider by 3 games to 1 to snatch the Super League number one match last Thursday.
The 1st hockey XI were beset by illness, call ups to higher honours and ill-discipline that saw them without their best team on the field for much of the match. They will be itching to put matters right vs SACS away on Friday evening.
The 1st XV are now on the verge of a Triple Crown (their first since 2014) and a win over SACS will see them register 5 from 6 in the Southern Suburbs. Lots of little nuances will play out on Saturday. SACS will be looking to break their duck in the Southern Suburbs this year and if Bishops beat Bosch, they will be either top of the Southern Suburbs for 2018 or level with Wynberg - depending on how things pan out under the mountain.