Over the weekend, College’s teams took part in cricket, basketball and waterpolo fixtures, in the main against Northwood. Our water polo teams also took part in the Top 10 tournament. For many of our boys these have been the first fixtures of this season, and provided good experience and learning opportunities.
College had 14 cricket teams in action playing this weekend. Our 1st XI was down to play St Charles at St Charles. St Charles opened the batting and were 188/8. College replied with 39/1 when the games was abandoned due to rain. The 3rd Xi match against Northwood played at home on Goldstones, and the U15D game were also abandoned due to bad weather. Overall College played 14 matches, winning 6 and losing 5 with 3 being abandoned.
Summary of Results:
|1st||St Charles 188/8. College 39/1. Match abandoned|
|2nd||College 228/9. Northwood 229/7. College lost by 3 wickets|
|3rd||College 372/6. O Currie 121, C Smith 137*. Northwood 84/0. Match abandoned|
|4th||College 218/4. van der Vliet 88. Northwood 76/10. College won by 142 runs|
|5th||Northwood 75/9. College 76/4. College won by 6 wickets|
|15A||College 222/10. Northwood 139/10. College won by 85 runs|
|15B||College 340/9. M Erasmus 80. Northwood 57/10. College won by 287 runs|
|15C||College 180/8. Northwood 69/10. J Samuel 5/2. College won by 111 runs|
|15D||College 108/9. Northwood 4/0. Match abandoned|
|14A||Northwood 257/10. S Dzanibe 5/62. College 168/10. College lost by 89 runs|
|14B||College 147/10. Trodd 50. Northwood 151/3. College lost by 7 wickets|
|14C||Northwood 139/8. College 116/5. College lost by 20 runs|
|14D||Northwood 102/10. College 103/4. College won by 6 wickets|
|14E||Northwood 174/7. College 111/10. College lost by 63 runs|
Mr Darren Sherriff, Director of Aquatics
The 1st water polo team participated in the Top 10 water polo tournament this weekend. It was a tough event with some good opposition. Westville and DHS who were in our pool, were eventual finalists in the tournament. With some good passages of play in most of the games, it was disappointing in the close games that could have been victories. The results are as follows:
Summary of all results
|Top 10 1st team|
|Top 10 U15A|
|Top 10 U14A|
Ms Zinhle Cele, College Basketball
This past weekend, Maritzburg College travelled to Northwood to play for the first time on their newly built courts. The additional playing ground meant that the games went fairly quickly, and the day’s fixtures were done by lunchtime. It also made it considerably easier to observe social distancing and hold a successful, Covid-compliant fixture. The day started with the younger teams who hit the ground running with high energy games and victories all around. With a few of our u15A boys shocking onlookers with accuracy and skill well past their years.
The day ended with a nail-biter between the two first teams. The game was incredibly physical and for the most part, evenly matched. Northwood managed to snatch and build a lead in the second quarter, starting the third with more than a 10 point lead. After a quick team talk and a strategy briefing, the team was back in the game with a vengeance, quickly lessening the gap between the two scores. Between the wise words of Mbonambi and the infectious energy and never-say-die spirit of Shongwe, the boys walked off the court with pride despite a narrow 4 point loss in the end. The coaching staff are confident that the team will only improve more as their practice time increases and they build on their already strong chemistry.
Summary of Results:
|1st||Northwood||35 – 47||Lost|
|2nd||Northwood||34 – 24||Won|
|SUMMARY vs Northwood|