The beyond weekend saw lots of South Africa’s most prestigious cricket-playing preparatory colleges converge on Kingswood College’s campus for the 2019 Prep Schools Cricket Festival. The everyday colleges all took component, particularly Highbury, Merchiston, The Ridge, St John’s, St Stithian’s, St Andrew’s Prep, Western Province Prep, Clifton, Cordwalles and the hosts Kingswood. In the birthday party of Kingswood’s one hundred and twenty-fifth anniversary, Graeme College and Ruzawi (Zimbabwe) we additionally invited for 2019.
Throughout the competition, each team got to play three furnishings – a declaration healthy; a 50 over fit and a T20 in shape. It was outstanding seeing how the schools all approached the various formats of the game in barely different manners. The standout overall performance of the pageant become the entire posted via St Stithian’s on the day, in which they scored just beneath 400 runs, wherein one of their boys enjoyed the very rare privilege of scoring 250 runs, a splendid feat for a thirteen yr old. The Ruzawi aspect from Zimbabwe also endeared themselves to all their opposition groups and additionally all spectators with their surprisingly disciplined and enthusiastic fielding style.
On the Saturday nighttime of the event, the boys and personnel had been treated to a formal dinner at Kingswood. The guest speaker this yr was none other than Dave Emslie (ex-Warriors Franchise CEO) who is also an exceedingly favorite cricket character in South Africa. His message, to the lads mainly, was clear and very vital. He challenged them to honor the game, its traditions and its records, and additionally to play cricket for the affection of it.
The weekend changed into an exquisite commercial for the game of cricket in South Africa at adolescents degree, in particular with the CSA Rural Cricket week also on the town during the duration.
Kingswood College had been high-quality hosts and honestly put on an excellent show for all present at the campus for the entire length of what changed into a laugh-crammed few days. As a part of Kingswood’s 125 12 months celebrations, additionally, they correctly and simultaneously hosted the Independent Schools U18 Girls’ Tennis Festival for 2019. Comparably, several top colleges from across u. S. Joined Kingswood in celebrating their exceptional milestone.