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



Northwood u15A Sevens Rugby End Season with 4 Tournament Victories

The u15 Sevens rugby side from Northwood have had a brilliant season this year.

They have won all 4 tournaments that they participated in during term 3.

The first tournament was held over the Friday and Saturday, 18th and 19th September at Glenwood, where the boys were in a pool with Glenwood, Bergvlam, HS Vryheid and Ixopo.

The team won all pool games, even beating the hosts Glenwood 22-19 in the pool match. This brought them to the semi final vs. Westville, a game which they won 24-15. As fate would have it this would mean the boys went on to face the hosts Glenwood for a second time around, this time in the final. It was an exciting game that the boys managed to win 26-21. To make it even more memorable, it was the only Glenwood side that managed a victory over the infamous Grey Bloem college that our boys had just beaten… twice… at their own tournament.

Next up was the Maritzburg College festival held on Saturday the 26th August. The boys were in a pool with Kearsney B, Sarel Cilliers and Hilton. Again winning all pool games comfortably the boys went on to play the hosts, Maritzburg College in the semi final, a game they won 24-12. This led them to the final against Michaelhouse where the boys won the cup title for a second week in a row with a convincing 33-12 score line.

The third festival was hosted by Voortrekker school at Woodburn stadium. The boys were up for the challenge and dominated their pool with outstanding victories over Maritzburg College, Westville B and Sarel Cilliers. This led the boys into a semi-final against Kearsney where they won 21-19.

After a close affair the boys managed to retain their status as tournament champions and brought home another cup beating Westville 31-29.

The final weekend’s tournament was hosted by DHS, a tournament that the boys won in superb style leaving no doubt in anybody’s mind that the deserved the final cup they had won. The boys beat St Charles, Transkei Journey and Kearsney in the pool matches and faced hosts DHS in the semi where they won 34-0. This led the boys into the final against Kearsney again where the team won an exciting game of rugby 29-0.

Over all the boys won 22 games in a row.

Points for equals 764 and points against equals 199.

Over all each match average score equates to 35-9 in favour of the future Knights.

Special mention to coach Mr Dean Sibson who guided the boys to being extremely humble and diligent throughout the campaign.

Another stand out mention must go to captain Mnqobi Shoba who kept the boys focused week in and week out at training and during the tournaments.

Report by MIC of Rugby, Mr J Scruby