Sporting Results: 15-16 October

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:

Team 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
Team Opposition Score Result
1st Westville 12-5 Lost
1st Glenwood 9-3 Lost
1st Hilton 14-6 Lost
1st DHS 13-9 Lost
1st Reddam 6-9 Lost
1st Kearsney 11-6 Won


Top 10 U15A
Team Opposition Score Result
15A Hilton 17-3 Lost
15A Westville 11-4 Lost
15A Michaelhouse 9-8 Won
15A DHS 10-9 Won
15A Glenwood 6-3 Won
15A Hilton 12-0 Lost
15A Westville 12-1 Lost


Top 10 U14A
Team Opposition Score Result
14A Kearsney 19-0 Lost
14A Westville 10-2 Lost
14A Hilton 24-2 Lost
14A Glenwood 9-2 Lost


Vs Northwood

Team Opposition Score Result
2nd Northwood 8-5 Lost
3rd Northwood 8-3 Won
15B Northwood 8-7 Won
14B Northwood 10-1 Lost
14C Northwood 12-7 Won
Played 5
Won 3
Lost 2
Drew 0


Total summary
Played 22
Won 7
Lost 15
Drew 0


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:

Team Opponent Score Result
1st MCS 75-39 Won
6th MCS 25-13 Won


Team Opponent Score Result
1st Northwood 35 – 47 Lost
2nd Northwood 34 – 24 Won
3rd Northwood 37-21 Won
4th Hilton 30-24 Won
5th Hilton 32-13 Lost
15A Northwood 35-29 Won
15B Northwood 35-12 Won
15C Northwood 26-6 Won
14A Northwood 20-20 Drew
14B Northwood 19-13 Lost
14C Northwood 30-15 Won
14D Northwood 14-6 Won


SUMMARY vs Northwood
Played 10
Won 7
Lost 2
Drew 1
Total summary
Played 14
Won 10
Lost 3
Drew 1