06 Mar 2019
Sport results week ending 3/03/19

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Sport Results

Week ending 3 March 2019

Saints Boys College Water Polo Season Ends on a High Note

The 2019 season has been a positive one for the St Stithians Boys College Water Polo Club. A total of 125 games were played by the 8 teams over the past 7 weeks. Saints won 70% of these matches, with the 1st team leading from the front, winning 84% of their 25 matches. This past weekend, was the official close of the Water Polo season, whereby all the A teams participated in various age group tournaments throughout Gauteng, against the best Water Polo playing schools from across the Country.

The U14A Water Polo team played in the Annual Ken Short Tournament. They were unbeaten in pool play, with wins over KES, Parktown, Westville and Reddam Constantia. In the quarter finals, they lost on penalties to Grey College (after leading for most of the game). They then beat Bishops, before falling 1-2 to Selborne. Saints ended the tournament in 6th place out of 20. Congratulations must go to Benjamin Scher who received an award for the "Goalkeeper of the Tournament".

The U15A Water Polo team played in the Annual Indigo Water Polo tournament over the weekend. They were placed in a tough pool, however, played with much pride and energy throughout. They recorded good wins versus Reddam Constantia, KES and Paul Roos, ending the tournament in 10th place out of 20.

The highlight of the weekend came when the 1st Water Polo team won a bronze medal at the prestigious King Edward VII School (KES) tournament. The team won all of their pool games against Westville, Wynberg and Grey in a commanding fashion. This set up a quarter final clash with regular foe Jeppe High School. After a slow start, Saints came into their own and won the game comfortably by 11 goals to 5. In the semi final, another slow start saw Saints 5 goals down to nil inside the first chukka and 7 goals down early into the second. Saints picked themselves up and managed to get the score to 8-10 with 3 minutes remaining, however, this was in vain, as SACS scored next to seal an 8-11 victory. SACS went on to win the tournament. Saints claimed third place, beating Bishops in their playoff game. Cameron Hobbs is congratulated on making the "Tournament Team".

SA representatives (Kyle Cohead, Brandon Delport and Dane Tucker)

From left to right: Kyle Cohead and Brandon Delport (SA U16)

Above: Dane Tucker (SA U19)

Above: Benjamin Scher (Goalkeeper of the Tournament - Annual Ken Short Tournament)

Above: Cameron Hobbs (Selected for the Tournament Team at the Annual KES tournament)

1st Team

Back row from left to right: Daniel Schmidt, Michael Hinrichs, Paul Mackenzie (Coach), Nicolas Carr, Dane Tucker (Captain), Daniele Sguazzin, Brandon Delport, Bradley Smith, Kyle Cohead.

Front row from left to right: Luca Imbriolo, Elisha Banda, Thomas Fitzsimons, Taine Bunch, Cameron Hobbs.

Back row from left to right: Cameron Hobbs, Taine Bunch, Dane Tucker (Captain), Thomas Fitzsimons, Elisha Banda.

Front row from left to right: Bradley Smith, Jordan Homann, Daniel Schmidt, Daniele Sguazzin, Luca Imbriolo, Michael Hinrichs.

Currie Cup Selections

The following players have been selected to play in the SA Senior National Water Polo Championships (Currie Cup) to be held in Johannesburg from Thursday 14th March – Sunday 17th March.

Gauteng Red Team (A Team)

· Dane Tucker

Gauteng Black Team (B Team)

· Bradley Smith

· Elisha Banda

· Thomas Fitzsimons

Gauteng White Team (C Team)

· Matthew Finger

Gauteng Colts (U16/17)

· Daniel Schmidt

· Daniele Sguazzin

· Kyle Cohead

· Luca Imbriolo


· Rhys Schipholt

Above – Currie Cup selections

Back row from left to right: Thomas Fitzsimons, Elisha Banda, Bradley Smith, Luca Imbriolo, Rhys Schipholt.

Front row from left to right: Daniel Schmidt, Daniele Sguazzin, Kyle Cohead, Matthew Finger.

Absent from above photograph: Dane Tucker

Above: Dane Tucker


14A vs Parktown Boys High (T20)

Saints 204/0. Thebe Gazide 102*.

Parktown 66/6 in 20 overs.

Daniel Blom 2/6. Tiago Kostov 2/10

Saints won by 138 runs.

14A vs Dainfern (T20)

Saints 153/3. Tiago Kostov 50*

Dainfern 80/5. Josua Wyngaard 3/19.

Saints won by 73 runs.

14A vs PBHS (50 overs)

Saints 241/4. Masande Luthuli 101* Thebe Gazide 44.

PBHS 111 all out.

Josua Wyngaard 4/17. Daniel Blom 4/32.

Saints won by 130 runs.

14B vs PBHS (50 overs)

Saints 327/8. Elmar Smith 78. Lungelo Gumede 62. Taine Turner Ellis 54.

PBHS 127 all out.

Elmar Smith 2/13. Jordan Wilson 2/14. Byron Grobler 2/18.

Saints won by 200 runs.

14C vs PBHS (T20)

PBHS 129/7. Luke Tillet 2/10.

Saints 130/3. Jordan Wilson 52*

Saints won by 7 wickets.

Momentum Friendship Game

15A vs Dobsonville Hub (T20)

Saints 149/6. Yusuf Rawat 70.

Dobsonville 117/6. Liam Surendra 2/13.

Saints won by 32 runs.

Above: Combined Saints and Dobsonville teams and coaches

St Stithians U15A

Article on Cricket South Africa

Rawat stars as St Stithians win Momentum Friendship game


St Stithians College celebrated success in the latest Momentum Friendship Game after comfortably beating Standard Bank Dobsonville Regional Performance Centre (RPC) by 32 runs in their Johannesburg clash on Friday night.

Batting first, the hosts amassed 149 for seven with Yusuf Rawat top-scoring with a superb 70 off just 51 balls, an innings that included three sixes and six fours.

His innings helped rescue the hosts after they slumped to 24 for three early on.

In reply, the visitors could only manage 117 for six after starts for several players, but crucially no big enough individual score that could have taken them close.

The three men that got going were Mohammed Khelia (28), Toyeed Hasan (41) and Tshepiso Makau (32).

Economical bowling by David Thornton (0/9) and Liam Surendra (2/13) ultimately proved crucial for the Sandton-based school.

They had won the toss at the start and opted to bat first, but found themselves in a huge hole thanks to the excellent opening burst by Tshepiso Makau. The fast bowler eventually ended with a fine three for 15 in four overs, but only after Rawat had helped his side recover to set 150.

The next best scorer after him managed just 16, with the Dobsonville not helping themselves by sending down 18 extras.

The RPC side then found themselves in trouble on 10 for two but their middle-order helped them recover to 105 for three. However, all the set men then departed ending their hopes as they were comfortably beaten in the end.


15A vs PBHS ( 50 overs)

Saints 215 all out. Reuben du Toit 115.

PBHS 74 all out. Rowan Gowan 5/12.

Saints won by 141 runs.

15B vs Parktown (T20)

Saints 134/7. Matthew Vos 38.

Parktown 67 all out. Matthew Vos 3/17. Daniel Kruger 2/4. Oliver du Toit 2/12.

Saints won by 67 runs.

15B vs PBHS ( 50 overs)

PBHS 69 all out. Matthew Vos 4/10. Oliver du Toit 2/10. Liam Surendra 2/11.

Saints 70/1.

Saints won by 9 wickets.

15C vs PBHS

Saints 116/6

PBHS 105 all out. James Lowman 5/16

Saints won by 11 runs.

16A vs Dainfern 1st X1

Dainfern 1st X1 125/6.

Saints U16A 124/7.

Dainfern 1st won by 1 run.

16A vs PBHS.

PBHS 155 all out. J. Elliot 3/28.

Saints 121 all out. Billy van Zyl 41.

PBHS won by 34 runs

16B vs PBHS

PBHS 114/7.

Saints 109 all out.

PBHS won by 5 runs.

3rd vs PBHS

PBHS 172. Chad Minnaar 2/26.

Saints 123/8

PBHS won by 49 runs.

2nd vs PBHS (50 overs)

Saints 200 all out. Mickey O Reilly 68.

PBHS 149 all out. Yaeshen Saman 3/31. TK Chanakira 3/22.

Saints won by 51 runs.

1st vs Jeppe (Semi-final - Johnny Waite) Jeppe 158/4.

Saints 159/7. Cameron Rowe 49. Jodi Da Sousa 48.

Saints won by 3 wickets.

1st vs St Johns (Final - Johnny Waite) Saints 181/5. Jodi Da Sousa 49. Liam Mostert 41 St Johns 125/8.

St Stithians won by 56 runs.

1st vs PBHS ( 50 overs)

PBHS 253/6

Saints 167 all out.

PBHS won by 86 runs.

Centuries and 5 Wickets

James Lowman 5/16 vs Pretoria Boys High

Reuben du Toit 115 vs Pretoria Boys High

Rowan Gowan 5/12 vs Pretoria Boys High

Thebe Gazide 102* vs Parktown

Masande Luthuli 101* vs Pretoria Boys High

Back row from left to right: Masande Luthuli, Rueben du Toit

Front row from left to right: Rowan Gowan, James Lowman, Thebe Gazide


St John's U19 Tournament

1st team went undefeated throughout the tournament and played St Albans in the final and won 43-31

Most valuable player Nyasha Gumbo

All-star team Sabelo Ntshingila

Above from left to right: Sabelo Ntshingila and Nyasha Gumbo

Basketball Fixtures vs PBHS

U14B 25-6 win

U14C 15-11 win

14D 2-10 loss

15A 24-19 win

15B 14-6 win

15C 10-4 win

16A 22-26 loss

16B 32-31 win

3rd 26-30 loss

2nd 5-10 loss

1st 61-54 win

Jeppe Festival U14A

won 34-12 St Benedict’s

won 22-10 St John’s

lost 15-16 Bishop Bavin

win vs St David's 21-11

win 23-4 vs INVITATIONAL

win vs St Albans 17-8

win vs Parktown 25-14

win vs Queens College 24-8

win vs Jeppe 14-6

won 27-20 vs KES

won 13-12 Pretoria Boys High

Final game vs Bishop Bavin drawn 11-11

U14A Festival

Most valuable player - Fumani Sithole

Above: Fumani Sithole

RMB South African Schools Rowing Championships Regatta

The RMB South African Schools Rowing Championships were help from 1-3 March at Roodeplaat Dam – the home of St Stithians College Rowing. 1,300 rowers from around the country participated in 171 events requiring the launching of 1,100 boats. Bear in mind every school in the country that offers rowing competes, so results are effectively a national ranking.

The St Stithians Boys’ under 14s showed good depth and pulled off some great results at their first national championships. Both Nathan Schmidt and Kai Morais made the semi-finals for the top 16 single scullers, while Petersen and Makenete were just 1 second off the bronze medal in their final of the double scull. It was another agonising 4th for the u14 A Quad with the B Quad finishing 10th, the C quad 18th and the D quad 30th. But it was in the Octuple that the u14s finally broke into the medals, with a great row to finish 3rd.

The under 15s too showed good depth and continued their good run into the championships with Allman finishing 5th in the single scull, before stroking the A Quad to a bronze medal in the most competitive event of the day. But it was in the Octuple that the boys hoped to make history with their sights set on a win and they certainly left it all out there being beaten by just seven 100ths of a second – the closest any crew from St Stithians has ever come to winning this event!

The under 16 crews suffered some late changes, but made the most of it; the four managing a 7th place.

The Opens have lacked depth this season, but punched above their weight many times and this weekend it was no different. The Coxless Four made it through to the top 8, while the Coxed Four raced in the more competitive event to come home a respectable 7th place. The eight raced through a tough heat progression to make the top 8 before racing home to 7th in the final race of the day.

Above: U14 A Octuple

Back row from left to right: Joshua Hollins, Matthew Lehmkhul, Dylan Taylor, Kai Morais

Front row from left to right: Mavutani Nkuna, Christopher Swart, Nika Duffin, Sean-Michael Strydom and Nathan Schmidt

Above: U15A Octuple

Back row from left to right: Gomez Nyirenda, Vuyo Sibanda, Easton Allman, Sean Bell

Front row from left to right: Ndzalama Maminza, Fabio Spazzoli, Panashe Kurehwa, Cameron Huson and James Astfalck

Above: U15 A Quad

Back row from left to right: Vuyo Sibanda, Easton Allman

Front row from left to right: Gomez Nyirenda, Ndzalama Maminza and Sean Bell

Swimming Gala

B Team:

  1. St Benedict’s
  2. St David’s
  3. KES
  4. St John’s
  5. St Stithians
  6. Parktown

New Inter High records set by Brandon Upfold, Cameron Hobbs and Luca de Leo and a first place also by Declan Louw.

Above: Declan Louw and Luca de Leo

Absent from above photograph: Brandon Upfold and Cameron Hobbs

A Team:

  1. St Benedict’s
  2. Affies
  3. St Davids
  4. Pretoria Boys High School
  5. St Stithians
  6. KES
  7. St John’s
  8. Jeppe
  9. CBC Boksburg
  10. Parktown

New Inter High record set by Michael Deans and a first place by Cameron Thompson.

Above: Michael Deans Above: Cameron Thompson


In a weekend of mixed fortunes, Harry Butcher took three first places, five second places and one third place. He took the honours in two showing class and in show-jumping at 1.2 m riding Devious Suzie. They jumped clear over 2 rounds in a fast time of 32.4 seconds. In the 1.2m speed class they jumped clear but were just 2 seconds off the pace. In Working Riding (Level 4) the Saints team took three of the four places, with Harry taking first place.

Philip Botes rode Callaho For Play in the 90cm show-jumping event and placed 8th out of 34 riders.

Above: Harry Butcher and Philip Botes


Cameron Thompson Grade 8 represented St Stithians Boys’ College this past weekend in the Gauteng Schools Trials held at the Hillcrest Pool in PTA.

He was entered in 9 events and won 7 medals.

2 Gold Medals for 50m and 100m freestyle

3 Silver medals for 50m & 100m Butterfly and 200m Freestyle

2 Bronze Medals for 50m Backstroke and 400m Freestyle.

He also achieved his 4th South African National Junior time for his 400m Freestyle. He has already met this standard for his 100m Freestyle and Butterfly as well as the 200m Freestyle.

Above: Cameron Thompson

Congratulations to Kyle Dawson who participated in the Sterkfontein 1500m Open Water swim in Harrismith on Saturday 23rd of February. The conditions were not ideal and the swim was reduced to 1000m for safety reasons. Kyle had a fantastic swim. He got out the water 2nd in the 14 to 30 year old category and won R300 for his efforts.

Above: Kyle Dawson

Congratulations to Michael Deans who has been selected to represent Central Gauteng Aquatics at the National Junior and Senior Aquatic competitions in KZN in March and April.

Above: Michael Deans

Congratulations to Cameron Thompson who has been selected to represent Central Gauteng Aquatics at the South African National Junior Aquatic Championships in Durban from the 20 – 24 March.

Above: Cameron Thompson

Mountain Biking

Congratulations to Rory Kirk (Grade 10) who started the 2019 Gravity season with a first place at the KZN Enduro #1 held at the Howick MTB Club this past weekend (2-3 March)

Above: Rory Kirk