Weekend Sport Summary - 1-2 February | Maritzburg College

Weekend Sport Summary – 1-2 February

College vs Hilton

Maritzburg College’s cricket, basketball and waterpolo teams were in action this weekend with most of our fixtures being played against Hilton, with some very good results across the age groups. College performed well on the Athletics field at the KZN league, and also posted excellent results for Squash.


This weekend our cricketers played 20 matches, with 11 wins and 7 losses and 2 draws.

1st team Report (Mr Robbie Coutts – 1st XI Coach)

The College First XI squared off against Hilton College this weekend in a 110 over declaration game.

The team played positive cricket and drew the match against the hosts. In near perfect batting conditions Hilton won the toss and had no hesitation in electing to bat first on the Hart Davis Oval. The start to the bowling innings was frustrated by a drop catch by the visiting team. College would go onto rue this early missed opportunity to dismiss Hilton opening batsman Slade van Staden off as Van Staden went on to top score with 110 runs. Despite the miss the Colleges bowlers stuck to their plans in conditions made for batting and Laithwaite bowled a notable spell of 22 overs on the trot, restricting the Hilton batsmen to a meagre 79 runs off his spell. Hilton declared at the lunch break, on 295 for 3 in 58 overs. The College run chase started well with Daniel Bruyns and Stefan Delport opening the batting positively against the Hilton seam bowlers. A solid 48 run partnership between vice-captain Ross Klusener and Tyler Guise Brown followed. Guise Brown was dismissed LBW for a well played 31 bringing together, team leadership, Klusener and Kent Goedeke.  The pair put on a faultless  127 partnership,  at a great rate, giving the opposition no chances to dismiss them. The partnership was broken in the 47th over when Goedeke was out for a well played 77.  Klusener was unbeaten on 62 at the close of play. College ended on a respectable 225 for 4 in 52 overs to draw the match.

Hilton 295 for 3, College 225 for 4 (Goedeke 77, Klusener 62*, Guise Brown 31)

Match drawn


Summary of Results

Team Opposition Result
1ST Alexandra High School 1st Win By 10 Wickets
1ST Hilton College 1st Match Drawn
2ND Hilton College 2nd Lost By 56 Runs
3RD Hilton College 3rd Won By 23 Runs
4TH Hilton College 4th Won By 9 Runs
5TH Inland Hub  5th Won By 4 Wickets
U16A Hilton College U16a Lost By 8 Wickets
U16B Hilton College U16b Won By 8 Wickets
U16C Inland Hub  U16c Won By 19 Runs
U16D St Charles College U16c Won By 6 Wickets
U15A Hilton College U15a Won By  1 Wicket
U15B Hilton College U15b Lost By 84
U15C Hilton College U15c Lost By 1 Wicket
U15D Inland Hub  U15d Lost By 118 Runs.
U15E Inland Hub  U15d Lost By 70 Runs.
U14A Hilton College U14a Drawn
U14B Hilton College U14b Won By 96 Runs
U14C Hilton College U14c Won By 52 Runs
U14D Hillcrest High School U14a Won By 40 Runs
U14E Hillcrest High School U14b Won By 58 Runs
U14F Hilton College U14f Lost By 9 Wickets



It was a busy week for basketball at College with teams playing against Weston, Maritzburg Christian School and Hilton in the main. A total of 23 matches were played in the week with College winning 16 of these games.

1st team report (Jenny Orchard)

Hilton made their intentions clear from the get-go, wining the jump-ball and putting points on the board within the first few seconds of the game. Both teams in the first quarter played with fire and intensity but it was Hilton who were able to penetrate the College defence effectively. This resulted in College being in foul trouble within the first 5 minutes of the game and was the undoing of the team. The first quarter concluded with College being 4 points ahead but the second quarter belonged to Hilton with the hosts outscoring College by 5 points and maintaining a slender lead of a single point (34 – 33) at the half time break. At the start of the 3rd quarter Hilton cemented their lead but through a determined effort by the College players and greater accuracy at the hoop College reduced the lead enjoyed by the home team. In the final quarter many free throws were awarded to both teams and it was the simple fact that Hilton had a greater conversion rate that won them the game. The final whistle sounded and much to the delight of the home crowd and the team Hilton was assured of a 79 – 73 victory. Once again Nhlakanipho Ngcobo topped scored for College adding 21 points to his tally.


Summary of Results

Team Opposition Score Result
1ST Hilton College 1st 73 – 79 Lost
2ND Hilton College 2nd 28 – 35 Lost
3RD Hilton College 3rd 33 – 24 Won
4TH Hilton College 4th 20 – 11 Won
5TH Hilton College 5th 30 – 13 Won
6TH Hilton College 6th 28 – 10 Won
U16B Hilton College U16b 29 – 34 Lost
U16C Hilton College U16c 21 – 20 Won
U16D Hilton College U16d 9 – 13 Lost
U16A Hilton College U16a 44 – 43 Won
U15A Hilton College U15a 36 – 25 Won
U15C Hilton College U15c 16 – 8 Won
U15B Hilton College U15b 37 – 25 Won
U15D Hilton College U15d 19 – 8 Won
U15E Maritzburg Christian School U15e 4 – 18 Lost
U14A Hilton College U14a 41 – 09 Won
U14B Hilton College U14b 33 – 5 Won
U14C Hilton College U14c 20 – 13 Won
U14D Hilton College U14d 19 – 6 Won
U14E Hilton College U14e 40 – 0 Won
U14F Maritzburg Christian School U14f 22 – 5 Won 22-5



Our College water polo teams played Hilton over the weekend. Our first team had mid-week fixture against Hilton.


1st team report (Darren Sherriff)

College travelled to Hilton for a mid-week waterpolo fixture. The hosts came out firing and College found themselves down 0-4 at the end of the first chukka. College was able to get some goals back in the second to bring the score 2-4. After a great third chukka College was able to keep the gap to 2 goals with the score being 7-9. In the last chukka both teams gave it their all but Hilton was able to convert more of their opportunities. The end score was 8-13 to Hilton.


Summary of Results

Team Opposition Score Result
1st Hilton College 1st 8 – 13 Lost
2nd Hilton College 2nd 5 – 8 Lost
3rd Hilton College 3rd 5 – 8 Lost
4th Hilton College 4th 10 – 8 Won
5th Hilton College 5th 5 – 10 Lost
U15b Hilton College U15b 1 – 14 Lost
U15c Hilton College U15c 0 – 18 Lost
U14a Hilton College U14a 1 – 22 Lost
U14c Hilton College U14c 2 – 13 Lost
U14b Hilton College U14b 5 – 4 Won



At the Menlo Park meet College posted the following individual results:

J Kayembe 1st U15 100m 10.9
J Kayembe 1st U15 200m 22.3
N Ndlovu 8th U19 100m 11.3
N Ndlovu 3rd U19 200m 22.6
J Kloppers 13th U14 200m 26.4
J Kloppers 5th U14 100m Hurdles 15.50
J Kloppers 9th U14 300m Hurdles 47.84
C Van Rooyen 4th U19 400m 54.3
O Higgins 1st U17 800m 1:59.45
O Higgins 1st U17 1500m 4:15.23
J Werth 1st U14 3000m 10:14.89
W Pretorius 2nd U17 400m Hurdles 1:01.50
A Mbambo 4th U17 Long Jump 6.18

At the KZN League event, our boys also performed well placing in a number of events:
R Will 1st U19 Javelin 40.45
R Will 2nd U19 Shot Put 10.23
Y Mchunu 10th U15 100m 13.46
N Dladla 6th U17 100m 12.52
D Jacobz 10th U17 100m 12.78
K Mthimkulu 12th U17 100m 13.30
N Ndwandwe 4th U17 Shot Put 9.13
J Njimi 1st U19 Shot Put 10.41
J Pope 6th U15 1500m 5:21.18
M Sindile 8th U17 400m 58.79



College Top 8 won 8-0 against Hilton last week.

M Darch Won 3.0
C White won 3.0
S Strydom won 3.0
S Maharaj won 3.0
A Premchund won 3.0
N Moodley won 3.0
T Pratt won 3.0
J Goble won 3.0



College competed in two galas last week; our boys finished 7th at the Affies Gala and in 8th place in the Alan Burt Gala



College played golf against St Charles A winning 5.5-3.5



10m Sporter U20
2nd U Molefi
3rd R Goble

3rd C Vahey

3p U20
2nd U Molefi
3rd J Hoyle