Weekend Sport vs Northwood: 22 February
College vs Northwood
Maritzburg College’s cricket, basketball and waterpolo teams were in action this weekend with most of our fixtures being played against Northwood. Although not all of our 1st XV players were available, a College XV rugby team travelled to the Sarel Cilliers Festival to play against a Ferrum 1st XV team, and won their games 15-3 after the match was stopped early with lightning. College also posted excellent Athletics, Squash and Canoeing results over the week.
This weekend our cricketers played 20 matches against Northwood Boys High (NBH), with 16 wins, 2 losses and 2 abandoned due to storms.
1st team Report (Mr Robbie Coutts – 1st XI Coach)
Northwood won the toss and had no hesitation in putting the College 1st XI into bat, a decision that did not disappoint College captain Kent Goedeke. The College start was solid, with Stefan Delport and debutant Jono van Zyl getting the home team to 56 for 0 at the first drinks break. Delport was the first wicket to fall, being bowled in an attempt accelerate the run rate. Two quick wickets followed leaving the home side at 65 for 3. At the first tea break the game was evenly poised, with College on 95 for 3 off 25 overs and team leadership Kent Goedeke and Ross Klusener were preparing to lay the ground work for a successful first innings. The partnership was broken on the fifty mark with Klusener top edging a back-of-a-length delivery from opening bowler Chislett. Northwood struck again picking up another two quick wickets leaving the home side on a precarious 120 for 6. Just as another partnership was beginning to develop, a great piece of fielding resulted in the run out of Goedeke for a well-played 52. Another run out followed and some good death bowling from Northwood saw College bowled out for 183 with 3 overs remaining.
The Northwood innings started off at rapid pace, racing to 76 for 0 off the first 12 overs, at afternoon tea Northwood had reached 134 for 2. The College team showed some grit and managed to create some pressure and this saw another 4 wickets fall. Unfortunately for College, Northwood held their nerve and got home, winning by 4 wickets.
Scores in brief:
College 183 all out
Van Zyl 38
Northwood 184 for 6
Simelane 3 for 43
Northwood won by 4 wickets
Summary of Results
|1st||NBH 1st||Lost by 4 Wickets||College 183/all out, Goedeke 53
|2nd||NBH 2nd||Won by 142 Runs||College 229/8; Gace 51, Brokenshaw 41, Bruyns 38
Northwood 87/10; O. Beauclerk 3/21, M. Zunckel 3/17
|3rd||NBH 3rd||Won by 4 Wickets||Northwood 145 all out
J Wilson 5 For 11 off 3.2 overs
College 147/6; D Ferrar 47 (35), J Muggleton 30 (26)
|4th||NBH 4th||Won by 127 Runs||College 168/6. B Hlatshwayo 42 C Pascoe 39.
Northwood 41 all out.
College Won By 127 Runs.
|5th||NBH 5th||Won by 4 Wickets||Northwood 65/10; Dylan Pretorius-Spires 3/2
College 66/6; Mcclarty 22 Off 6
|U16A||NBH U16A||Abandoned – Rain|
|U16B||NBH U16B||Won by 149 runs||Mc 16b 199/10; Luffingham 76*, Naidoo 34
Northwood 50/10; Naidoo 3/16, Karl Meisegeier 2/12
|U16C||NBH U16C||Won by 8 wickets|
|U16D||NBH U16D||Won by 212 runs||College 253/1 after 20; Muggleton 112* off 56
Northwood 40 all out in 12.3 overs; Fraser 4 overs 5/4
College won by 212 runs.
|U15A||NBH U15A||Abandoned – Rain||Northwood 184/10; T Pascoe 4/36
College 131/4; B Thomson 45, L Armstrong 30
|U15B||NBH U15B||Lost by 5 Wickets||College 181 all out; M Thompson 58
Northwood 186/5; O’Connor 45-2 off 9, Nkabinde 20-3 off 5
|U15C||NBH U15C||Won by 20 Runs|
|U15D||NBH U15D||Won by 10 Wickets||Northwood 67 all out.
College won by 10 wickets
|U15E||NBH U15E||Won by 8 Runs.|
|U14A||NBH U14A||Won by 3 Wickets||Northwood 129 All Out, Da Costa 3/15, Mckean 3/24
College 130/7, Mason 70
|U14B||NBH U14B||Won by 19 Runs||College 161/10 Knoetzee 41
Nw 142/10 Mornet 5/26
|U14C||NBH U14C||Won by 5 Wickets||Northwood 52/10 In 20 Overs. N. Deusel 2/2. M Breedt 2/8. College Scored 52/5 In 20 Overs. R Bernstein 21|
|U14D||NBH U14D||Won by 8 Wickets||Egberink 37|
|U14E||NBH U14E||Won by 39 Runs||College 139/6, Wichmann 45
Nkululeko Sithole 3/13
|U14f||NBH U14f||Won By 8 Wickets||Northwood 119-1 After 20
College 120-3 After 20
Nineteen of our basketball teams were in action on Friday and Saturday, with most of the matches being played against Northwood, and a couple of fillers against Linpark, played on the stagger. A total of 19 games were played and 15 of those against Northwood. College won 13 of the matches against Northwood with the U16B and U15C being the only sides to record loses.
1st team report (Jenny Orchard)
The fixture against Northwood in the main was the final home game of a rather brief period of summer sport therefore a capacity crowd was anticipated for the 1st team clash.
College began the match at a frenetic pace after winning the jump ball and quickly put 6 points on to the scoreboard. Northwood soon became used to the shot clock and came within 2 points of the hosts but College maintained their lead at the end of the first period leading the visitors by 6 points. Their confidence was up after both Nhlakanipho Ngcobo and Liam Janse van Rensburg had sunk a three-pointer.
Despite Northwood outscoring College in the 2nd period College still maintained a very narrow lead at the end of the first half (31 – 29) and they kept this lead up to the final whistle. The game was played at a great pace as each team fought to attain the ascendancy. The crowd from both schools were on their feet encouraging the respective team to victory but Zeke Oosthuis, the College coach, used his time-outs astutely in the final minute of the game to ensure a College victory. The final whistle drew an end to a tightly contested game with College winning 63 – 56 much to the delight of the vociferous crowd. Once again Nhlakanipho Ngcobo top scored for College with 19 points.
Summary of Results
|1ST||NORTHWOOD BOYS’ HIGH 1ST||63 – 56||WON|
|2ND||NORTHWOOD BOYS’ HIGH 2ND||43 – 18||WON|
|3RD||NORTHWOOD BOYS’ HIGH 3RD||56 – 19||WON|
|4TH||NORTHWOOD BOYS’ HIGH 4TH||51 – 28||WON|
|5TH||LINPARK HIGH SCHOOL 1ST||14 – 50||LOST|
|1ST||CARTER HIGH SCHOOL 1ST||47 – 26||WON|
|U16A||NORTHWOOD BOYS’ HIGH U16A||76 – 20||WON|
|U16B||NORTHWOOD BOYS’ HIGH U16B||30 – 34||LOST|
|U16C||NORTHWOOD BOYS’ HIGH U16C||28 – 11||WON|
|U16D||LINPARK HIGH SCHOOL U16A||0 – 0||Cancelled|
|U16A||CARTER HIGH SCHOOL U16A||41 – 10||WON|
|U15A||NORTHWOOD BOYS’ HIGH U15A||36 – 31||WON|
|U15B||NORTHWOOD BOYS’ HIGH U15B||46 – 11||WON|
|U15C||NORTHWOOD BOYS’ HIGH U15C||14 – 22||LOST|
|U15D||NORTHWOOD BOYS’ HIGH U15D||19 – 18||WON|
|U15F||KEARSNEY COLLEGE U15F||19 – 11||WON|
|U15A||CARTER HIGH SCHOOL U15A||38 – 3||WON|
|U14A||NORTHWOOD BOYS’ HIGH U14A||37 – 19||WON|
|U14B||NORTHWOOD BOYS’ HIGH U14B||31 – 5||WON|
|U14C||NORTHWOOD BOYS’ HIGH U14C||19 – 8||WON|
|U14D||NORTHWOOD BOYS’ HIGH U14D||35 – 4||WON|
|U14F||KEARSNEY COLLEGE U14F||24 – 8||WON|
|U14E||LINPARK HIGH SCHOOL U14A||20 – 18||WON|
|U14A||CARTER HIGH SCHOOL U14A||53 – 3||WON|
|U14B||CARTER HIGH SCHOOL U14B||45 – 0||WON|
Our College water polo teams played Northwood over the weekend, winning 5 of their 9 games, drawing 1 and losing 3. Our U15A team took part in the Northwood Dallas Hutton Festival, playing Clifton, Westville, Michaelhouse, Northwood and Glenwood, finishing 11th overall.
1st team report (Darren Sherriff)
College started off well and took an early lead in the games, and by the end of the second chukka were up 3-1. In the third chukka, Northwood came out firing and College were now chasing the game as Northwood takes the lead. At the end of the third Northwood lead 3-7. With a strong fight back from College it was not enough to as Northwood were able to keep their lead. College lost 6-9.
Summary of Results
|1ST||Northwood Boys’ High 1st||6 – 9||LOST 6- 9|
|2ND||Northwood Boys’ High 2nd||7 – 7||DRAW|
|3RD||Northwood Boys’ High 3rd||12 – 5||WON|
|4TH||Northwood Boys’ High 4th||15 – 3||WON|
|U15B||Northwood Boys’ High U15b||5 – 4||WON|
|U15A||Westville Boys’ High U15a||5 – 6||LOST 5-6|
|U15A||Clifton College U15a||4 – 10||LOST 4-10|
|U14B||Northwood Boys’ High U14b||8 – 5||WON|
|U14C||Northwood Boys’ High U14c||9 – 1||WON|
Well done to our canoeists on great results in the 7th Marine Surfski Series Race earlier this week.
Men’s Long Course
2nd – Mr B. van der Walt
Junior Long Course
5th – R. Finnie
7th – J. Goble
1st overall & 1st U23 – T. Ross
3rd Junior – L. Arnold
5th Junior – K. Rhodes
6th Junior – J. Cumming
7th Junior – J. Bense
8th Junior – W. Hodgkinson
After Friday’s Surf Ski race at Addington, the team headed to Shongweni Dam for the KZN Schools League Sprints. There were good results across the age groups:
4th – J Maher
3rd & 4th knock out – K Rhodes & J Goble
8th – B Middleton
College hosted an athletics meet on Friday with some excellent individual results from our track and field athletes.
W Njimi 2nd U19 Shot Putt
R Will 1st U19 Shot Putt & 1st U19 Javelin
|M Mafanya 2nd U17 Shot Putt
T Zondi 3rd U17 Shot Putt
F Johnstone 1st U17 Javelin
B Pepworth 2nd U19 1500m
O Higgins 1st U17 1500m
J Werth 1st U15 1500m
C Higgins 3rd U15 1500m
College Top 8 won 8-0 against Glenwood earlier in the week.
M Darch won 3-0
C White won 3-1
S Strydon won 3-0
N McFarland won 3-0
S Maharaj won 3-0
A Premchund won 3-0
N Moodley won 3-0
J Maistry won 3-0
College played golf against St Charles A finishing with a 4-4 all draw
Our swimmers finished 6th in the Clifton Top 8 Gala held earlier in the week.