Northwood 1st Team Cricket Take the Win Vs Westville in a Disciplined Match

Discipline was the name of the game.

Right from the outset of our 1st team match vs Westville, our boys stuck vigorously to the game plan. They were up for the challenge and fought every single ball to restrict Westville to 214/9 in their allotted 50 overs.

Mpumelelo Xulu and Jeremy Martins bowled very well upfront, followed up well by Slater Capell, Samkelo Gasa and Jordon Eddy.

Andile Mokgakane bowled well, and earned himself a call up to the KZN provincial men’s team who played against North West on Sunday.

Jeremy Martins had the best figures of 10 overs, 36 runs, 3 wickets.

Slater Capell (44) and Ali Hamid (16) got us off to a good start.

Alvin Charadza (85 not out) and Jordon Eddy (65 not out) batted superbly to finish off the game with 10 overs to spare.

Northwood out played Westville from a discipline point of view. Our boys stuck to the game plan relentlessly. And gave a top performance by a top team.

In closing, our first team has been on a good stint by winning 5 games in 9 days. So far unbeaten in 6 games which includes KES VII.

Mr D Van Wyk

Director of Cricket

Northwood Speech Day 2017

Northwood recently held their annual Speech Day to honour those matric boys who have achieved academically in this, their final year of school.  We were honoured to have Mr John Steenhuizen, an Old Boy of the school and current DA Chief Whip as our guest speaker.  It was a poignant day, as it was also Mr McAvoy’s last Speech Day address as Headmaster.  Please click the link to view:  SPEECH DAY ADDRESS 2017

Our new Head Prefect and Deputy Head Prefects were announced for both the School and John Bruyns House.

Congratulations to:

Kiav Sunderlall (Deputy), Marco Dalle-Vedove( Deputy), Cameron Ciaglia (Head Prefect), Nicholas Deeb (Deputy) and Luke Bricknell (Deputy)

The Head Prefect and Deputy Head Prefects for John Bruyns House are:

Khaya Mazibuko (Deputy), Mbasa Zozi (Head Prefect) and MacMillian Mudara(Deputy)

Northwood’s top academic achievers from the 2017 class:

Tuvir Jugganath placed 3rd overall in the grade, Kiash Arjun achieved Proxime Accessit (2nd in Grade) and Kaamil-Inaam Naicker was Dux (1st in Grade)


Northwood Season off to Great Start with DHS Victories and Festival Successes

What a great week for Northwood School Cricket!

All our teams defeated DHS in which was a clear indication of the quality of cricket at Northwood.

In the 1st Team match Northwood sent DHS in to bat first and with some magnificent bowling from Northwood, DHS were bowled out for 73 runs. In response Northwood managed to chase down the total within 10 overs and without loss, beating DHS by 10 wickets. This team continues to develop nicely and this is showing in some of the recent results. At Michealmas week, the boys showed great composure by beating both King Edward School VII and St Albans and loosing to St Johns College by just 3 runs.

Special mention must go towards  Jawaad Aziz in U14A for scoring 107 not out to lead his team to an imposing total of 249. (Our U14A team beat DHS by 123 runs.)

Our under 14A cricket team are doing exceptionally well, with great results at the Shaun Pollock Festival beating Grey College, Hudson Park, Queens College, Parktown Boys High to go with their tournament victory at the Penryn Festival in July.

Well done to all involved. It’s great that the processes we are implementing to improve cricket here at Northwood are working, although we still have lots to do.

Lastly, we are very excited to announce that Riaan Minnie is now employed at Northwood as the Cricket Skills Development Coach.  We welcome Riaan back to his old school and are excited to have him involved. Very exciting times!

Divan van Wyk

Director of Cricket

Cricket Results vs DHS (14 October 2017)

U14A Northwood:  250 / 4 DHS:  129 All out – Northwood won by 123 runs

U14B Northwood:   107  DHS:  84 All out – Northwood won by 23 runs

U14C Northwood:  190 / 3  DHS:  78 / 8 – Northwood won by 112 runs

U15A Northwood :  260 All out  DHS:  241 All out – Northwood won by 19 runs

U15B DHS:  120 / 9  Northwood:  121 /0  – Northwood won by 10 wickets

U15C Northwood:  212 / 2  DHS: 24 All out – Northwood won by 188 runs

U15D DHS:  85 All out Northwood:  89/4 – Northwood won by 6 wickets

1st DHS:  73 All out  Northwood: 74 / 0 – Northwood won by 10 wickets

2nds DHS:  93 All out Northwood: 94 / 3 – Northwood won by 7 wickets

3rds DHS:  77 All out  Northwood:  78/4 – Northwood won by 6 wickets

4ths Northwood:  115 / 2  DHS:  52 All out – Northwood won by 63 runs