Northwood at the Oppenheimer Michaelmas Cricket Week

Northwood was one of eighteen schools from around the country invited to the prestigious Oppenheimer Michaelmas Cricket Week hosted by Maritzburg College recently.  They saw themselves up against Pretoria Boys High School , Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool (Affies), St David’s Marist Inanda, Sandton and Grey College, Bloemfontein (Grey Bloem) during the Festival.  Northwood had a very good win over St Davids and were the only side to bowl the powerful Grey Bloem side out .  Pretoria Boys , Affies and Grey Bloem remained unbeaten throughout the four days.

At the end of the tournament the Northwood Boys were congratulated on the way they conducted themselves in a letter from the organisers that stated,  “ It was an absolute pleasure hosting Northwood and the boys bowled us over with their good manners and behaviour. At the end of the festival they came to thank and shake hands with us, and we were touched by this gesture.  Northwood was one of only two teams to do so – the other being Westlake from New Zealand.  You can certainly be proud of them – they were true ambassadors to their school.”

Back l-r: Jonathan Scruby, Wesley Maritz, Dale van der Merwe, John Riekert, Jason Wessels, Chris Holmes, Sereshin Moodley, Rawdon Capell, Andrew Proctor and Grant Hodnett

Front l-r: Nazeer Jaffar, Justin Govender, Dale Moolman, Bevan Williams and Jason Forge

 

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