Volleyball Results vs Preseason Invitational Tournament March 2015



Effingham       won     30-12

Westville 2nd    lost       30-21

Newforest 1st  lost       30-20

Glenwood 1st   won     30-11

Westville 3rd           lost      30-28

Westville 1st           lost      30-10

Pinetown 1st           lost      30-19

Queensburgh 1st    lost      30-12

Glenwood        won     30-18

Westville          lost       30-15

Newforest       lost       30-20


Northwood 1st XV Start Season With Win vs George Campbell

The first game of the 2015 season saw Northwood take on a determined, big-hearted George Campbell away. Many have been anticipating the Knights squad of 2015. With some senior forwards in the squad still out due to injury and playing against a team that has come off a 5 week festival, one can forgive the slow start to the Knights game.


Many clinical errors hampered the superb Northwood backline from putting Campbell to bed before half time, veteran centre PK Sobahle spilt 3 passes early on that would have been 5 pointers. He finally showed his true talent and scored 2 tries to help with the 24-10 win away from home. Some discipline issues saw Northwood receive 2 yellow cards in the 2nd half which killed all momentum and made for a stop start affair. All in all Northwood coach Grant Bashford can be pleased with his 1st win of the season and hope that the boys have polished off all the rough edges and can start showing their true potential in the next game at home vs Westville.


Final Score:                  Northwood 24, George Campbell 10


Report done by:          Jonathan Scruby


Photo Credit, Michael Symington (Northwood School Press Club)

Northwood Hockey Off To Winning Start vs Thomas More

The Northwood 1st hockey team had a winning start to their 2015 season with a solid 2 – 0 victory over a competitive Thomas More team.

Northwood started as the stronger of the two teams and created a number of scoring chances before finally taking the lead through a well taken goal by Bradley McNally. Northwood extended their lead late in the first half through captain Shane Bradbury after a swift counter-attack. Northwood went into the halftime break 2 – 0 up.

In the second half the quality of play from both teams dropped and neither side was able to capitalise on numerous chances. Both teams made too many unforced errors which resulted in a half without any goals.

Northwood secured the win but will need to work hard before their next match against Westville.

Cricket Results vs DHS 7/3/15

1st Northwood 156 (B Capel 48:G Williams 34) DHS 105(P Joshi 4/11:W Roelofsz 3/33)

Northwood won by 51 runs


2nd Northwood 119  DHS 153

Northwood lost by 34 runs


3rd Northwood 86  DHS 111( A Chen 3/13)

Northwood lost by 26 runs


4th Northwood 92/9 (C Matthews 45no) DHS 86/7 (R Visser 3/15)

Northwood won by 1 wkt


U16A Northwood 55/0  DHS 54 ( K Naidoo 3/12: S Capel 3/13: A Mogakane 3/11)

Northwood won by 10 wkts


16B Northwood 193/5 ( S Singh 57) DHS 166

Northwood won by 27 runs


16C Northwood 99 ( M Chettiar 37)) DHS 100 ( M Pillay 3/16 ; S Govender 4/13)

Northwood lost by 1run


15A Northwood 75/4(C Ciaglia 32no) DHS 70 ( B Smith 4/17)

Northwood won by 6 wkts


15B Northwood 109 ( J Kisten35)  DHS 113 ( M Maharaj 5/14)

Northwood lost by 4 runs


15C Northwood 58/5  DHS 57 ( C Leven 3/4)

Northwood won by 5 wkts


15D DHS did not arrive


14A Northwood 152  DHS 153/6 (F Whittle 3/33)

Northwood lost by 4wkts


14B Northwood 106/3 ( C Sarafidis 44)  DHS 103 (G Kaiser 3/30)

Northwood won by 7 wkts


14C Northwood 25/0 DHS 23 ( K Naidoo 3/13: J Chigonga 3/9)

Northwood won by 10 wkts


14D Northwood 110/1 DHS 106/8

Northwood won by 9 wkts

Northwood Cricket Ends Season With Win vs DHS

Northwood captain Tyler Smith won the toss and chose to bat. Northwood got off to a slow start with debutant Brent Phillips run out without facing a ball. Gavin Williams and Blayde Capell set about reconstructing the innings and both played well to take Northwood to tea on 86 for 1. The hard work of the 2nd wicket partnership was soon undone when Blayde Capell got out in the 1st over after tea. After the dismissal of Blayde Capell, Northwood batsman fell to some ill disciplined shots and again another run out. Gavin Williams and Junaid Syed showed some resistance and Northwood were eventually bowled out for 156 in the 59th over.

DHS had the hard task of facing 3 overs before lunch. A fiery 1st over from debutant bowler Xulu saw him strike DHS’s opening batter on the helmet which seemed to have rattled him as he was out the next over and DHS went onto tea at 3 for 1.

A quick wicket after tea followed a stubborn 3rd wicket partnership between Mathew Noot and Dylan Coskey which was broken shortly after drinks. After afternoon tea, Northwood operated with spin from both ends and this changed the game. Debutant leg spinner Paritosh Joshi and Weston Roelfsz bowled superbly, combined with some good catching and fielding, and DHS were bowled out for 105 with Paritosh Joshi taking 4 for 11 and Weston Roelfsz 3 for 33.


Northwood:                   156 all out


Blayde Capell:  48

Junaid Syed:  36

Gavin Williams: 34


Dylan Bryan: 3 for 54


DHS                                        105 all out


Dylan Coskey: 31


Paritosh Joshii:  4 for 11

Weston Roelfsz:  3 for 33


Northwood won by 51 runs

Northwood Represents At D & D Gala

Our swimming season reached its climax at the Durban and Districts Gala at King’s Park this week. The swimmers and coaches can be particularly proud of their efforts this year, with improved performances coming virtually across the board, and the school placing higher than in recent years at both D & D and Top 8. Congratulations to all involved, and in particular I would like to thank the Grade 8, 9 and 10 boys for their enthusiastic support on the stands at the various compulsory galas. Many compliments were paid to the school in this regard.

Mr P McAvoy