Wynberg Cricket

Cricket Overview

Wynberg’s long and proud history of excellence in schoolboy cricket has resulted in a reputation as a world renowned team. With over a century of cricketing excellence, cricket forms a foundational part of Wynberg’s history, with numerous Wynberg boys going on to represent their country professionally at both a domestic and international level; ten Wynberg boys have played international cricket since the schools inception, including former England captain, Allan Lamb, and arguably the world’s greatest ever all-rounder, Jacques Kallis.

Cricket

Peninsula Cricket Festival 2020

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Wynberg Grey Weekend 2016

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Wynberg Grey Weekend 2017

Coaches & Teams

Director of Cricket
Mr Andrew Wylie – awylie@wbhs.org.za

Teacher in Charge
Mr Gareth Searle – gsearle@wbhs.org.za

Coaches
1st XI: Messrs Patrick Smith and Paul Phillipson
2nd XI: Messrs Chad Mills and Mouton Joubert
U17A : Messrs Liam Tucker and Chris Moore
3rd XI: Mr Nic Scott
4th XI: Mr Jean Holton
5th XI: Mr Joel Erasmus
6th XI: Mr Cliff Hull

15A: Messrs Pietie Loubser and RJ Theunissen
15B: Messrs Ben Wiley and Jakobus Coetzee
15C: Mr Stephan Pretorius
15D: Mr Graham Jones

14A: Messrs Visser Gildenhuys and Peter van Schalkwyk
14B: Messrs Jason Pretorius and Blake Rimmer
14C: Mr Gareth Searle
14D: Mr Alistair Snowdon
14E, F, G: Messrs Nic Scott and Raeez Davids

Practice Days

1st XI: Tuesday (15:00); Wednesday (15:00); Thursday (15:00) Jacques Kallis Oval

2nd XI: Tuesday (15:00) Jacques Kallis Oval; Thursday (15:00) Jacques Kallis Oval

U17A: Tuesday (15:00) Silverhurst A; Thursday (15:00) Jacques Kallis Oval

3rd XI: Tuesday (15:00) Silverhurst A; Thursday (15:00) Silverhurst A

4th XI: Tuesday (15:00) Silverhurst B; Thursday (15:00) Silverhurst A

5th XI: Tuesday (15:00) Silverhurst B; Thursday (15:00) Silverhurst B

6th XI: Tuesday (15:00) Silverhurst B; Thursday (15:00) Silverhurst B


15A: Monday (15:00); Wednesday (15:00); Thursday (15:00) Jacques Kallis Oval

15B: Monday (15:00) Silverhurst A; Wednesday (15:00) Jacques Kallis Oval

15C: Monday (15:00) Silverhurst B; Wednesday (15:00) Silverhurst A

15D: Monday (15:00) Silverhurst B; Wednesday (15:00) Silverhurst A


14A: Monday (15:00); Wednesday (13:30); Thursday (15:00) Jacques Kallis Oval

14B: Monday (15:00); Wednesday (13:30) Jacques Kallis Oval

14C: Monday (15:00) Silverhurst B; Wednesday (13:30) Silverhurst A

14D: Monday (15:00) Silverhurst B; Wednesday (13:30) Silverhurst A 

14E, F, G: Monday (15:00); Wednesday (13:30) Hawthornden

Friday nets: The professional coach’s all-comers nets are held every Friday afternoon during cricket season at the Jacques Kallis Oval. Sessions begin at 14:45. Any Wynberg cricketer, from any Wynberg team, is encouraged to attend what has become an institution of the Wynberg Boys’ High School Cricket.

Match Days

Five Wynberg sides (1st, 2nd and 3rd XI, 15A and 14A) play all-day, declaration cricket on a Saturday. Wynberg is a custodian of this purest form of the game and is a firm believer that it is within the cauldron of declaration cricket that one’s skills are truly tested. Wynberg’s B, C and D teams generally play limited-overs matches on a Saturday morning, with the School’s E and F sides playing midweek, limited-overs games.

A schedule of the week’s fixtures is generally available a week in advance.

Uniform General appearance

Match days are seen as an extension of the school week and therefore appearance-related general school rules apply. Long/untidy hair and ‘weekend stubble’ will not be tolerated.

Arrival at the ground: Members of the team are to be dressed the same: either in matching warm-up kit or their cricket whites. Shirts are to be tucked in. A Wynberg cricketer must arrive at the ground wearing cricket shoes or predominantly white, sports-related trainers. Arrival in slip-slops, slip-on shoes or slippers is not permitted.

The toss: A Wynberg captain is to wear a blazer and a Wynberg cricket cap at the toss.

Lunch interval: Members of the team are to be dressed the same. They must be wearing cricket shoes or predominantly white, sports-related trainers. Players are expected to wear their blazers if lunch is served, sit-down style, away from the field/ground at tables or in a school’s hostel or canteen. All caps/hats should be removed by players if lunch is served indoors. In essence, Wynberg cricketers should bring their blazers with them to every game.

During play: Players are to wear their playing kit/whites or their Wynberg warm-up kit (i.e. Wynberg navy shorts and the Wynberg golf shirt or relevant tour shirt). Slip-slops may be worn while not directly involved in play provided shorts are being worn at the time. However, no Wynberg cricketer is to wear slippers or walk around the ground barefoot at any stage of the game.

Miscellaneous: Wynberg cricketers may wear two forms of headgear: the white, wide-brimmed Wynberg hat or the navy Wynberg cricket cap. White ‘second skins’ are permitted to be worn underneath a Wynberg cricketer’s playing kit. Colours other than white are forbidden. Players may wear a black, navy or white sweatband/wristband. Jewellery, other than a watch, is not permitted.

Detailed times and venues are published midweek preceding the scheduled weekend matches.

The broad fixtures for 2020 Term One, subject to change:

  1 February: Durbanville HS / Fairmont
  2 February: Grey HS – home
  8 February: Paarl Gym – away
15 February: RBHS – away
18 February: St Pauls (UK), U15/16, 45 overs
19 February: Aldenham (UK), 30 overs
19 February: Marlborough College (UK), 1st XI, home
22 February: Pinelands
27 February: Bishops U14A & B Day Night on Oaks, T20
29 February: Affies – home
  7 March: SACS – home
13 March Over 50 World Cup Fixtures at Jacques Kallis Oval

Pro Coach, Silverhurst Fields, 16 February

Match days are seen as an extension of the school week and therefore appearance-related general school rules apply. Long/untidy hair and ‘weekend stubble’ will not be tolerated. 

When arriving at the cricket grounds members of the team are to be dressed the same: either in matching warm-up kit or their cricket whites. Shirts are to be tucked in. A Wynberg cricketer must arrive at the ground wearing cricket shoes or predominantly white, sports-related trainers. Arrival in slip-slops, slip-on shoes or slippers is not permitted. 

A Wynberg captain is to wear a blazer and a Wynberg cricket cap at the toss. 

During the lunch interval members of the team are to be dressed the same. They must be wearing cricket shoes or predominantly white, sports-related trainers. Players are expected to wear their blazers if lunch is served, sit-down style, away from the field/ground at tables or in a school’s hostel or canteen. All caps/hats should be removed by players if lunch is served indoors. Wynberg cricketers should bring their blazers with them to every game. 

During play, players are to wear their playing kit/whites or their Wynberg warm-up kit (i.e. Wynberg navy shorts and the Wynberg golf shirt or relevant tour shirt). Slip-slops may be worn while not directly involved in play provided shorts are being worn at the time. However, no Wynberg cricketer is to wear slippers or walk around the ground barefoot at any stage of the game. 

Wynberg cricketers may wear two forms of headgear: the white, wide-brimmed Wynberg hat or the navy Wynberg cricket cap. White ‘second skins’ are permitted to be worn underneath a Wynberg cricketer’s playing kit. Colours other than white are forbidden. Players may wear a black, navy or white sweatband/wristband. Jewelry, other than a watch, is not permitted. 

Coaches & Teams

The director of Cricket at Wynberg is Mr Andrew Wylie. Wynberg participates in four major annual cricket tours, competing against the best schoolboy cricket teams in the country. These are the Peninsula Cricket Festival, which takes place in January, in which our 1st XI and U15A compete, with our 1st XI travelling to attend the Cape Schools’ Week in September. Our U15A team competes in the annual Grey High School U15 Cricket festival, hosted annually in Port Elizabeth against the noted sporting school. Our U14 teaam participates additionally in the Hilton College Cricket Festival, hosted in the KZN Midlands in September, arguably the most prestigious U14 cricket festival in the country. Finally, our emerging XI team, the ‘Stayers XI’ travels to the Southern Cape in September to play in the Point 1st XI Schools Festival.

In addition to these annual tournaments, in recent years or U19A T20 side has been part of the North South Tournament, hosted in Gauteng, and our U15 Colts Squad has enjoyed mid-winter festival cricket in White River during the July holidays.

Contact Mr Andrew Wylie: awylie@wbhs.org.za

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