The Knights of Northwood named for Oppenheimer Michaelmas Cricket Week

The Northwood first XI cricket team has been named for the 59th edition of the annual Oppenheimer Michaelmas Cricket Week (OMCW), hosted by Maritzburg College.

There is considerable depth in the Northwood line-up – and expert knowledge off the field too, which bodes well for the Knights’ matches against (1) Westlake of New Zealand at Richmond Country Club on Saturday, 29 September; (2) St Albans College of Pretoria on St Charles College number 2 Oval on the Sunday; (3) Hudson Park of East London at Barns ground, Maritzburg College, on Monday, 1 October; and in the Durban North school’s final match (Tuesday, October 2) versus (4) Pretoria Boys’ High on Varsity number 2 Oval.

The outstanding wicketkeeper batsman Alvin Chiradza, SA Schools batsman Andile Mogokane, all-rounders Wonder Mtolo and Sammy Gasa are into their third consecutive OMCW while the talented all-rounder Jeremy Martins, Nicholas Deeb and Jelle Veenstra go into their second edition of the OMCW.

Feature image: The Northwood first XI in Pretoria last weekend, with coach Riaan Minnie (back left) and director of cricket Divan van Wyk (back, right).

The team is in good hands under the care of experienced coach Riaan Minnie and Northwood director of cricket Divan van Wyk.


The Northwood Knights celebrate a wicket in Pretoria last weekend.

Northwood first XI will have fond memories of their last visit to the KZN capital when they beat Maritzburg College by 64 runs on Goldstones.

Not many teams can lay claim to a win of that magnitude in recent times.

The bowlers at Oppenheimer Michaelmas Cricket Week will be relishing getting to grips with Hill Premium Quality Cricket Balls from Saturday to next Tuesday. Stuart Hill (082 752 1494) will tell you why.


Northwood 1st XI Michaelmas Weeks
Alvin Chiradza 3
Andile Mogakane 3
Wonder Mtolo 3
Samkelo Gasa 3
Thulani Chiliza 1
Jeremy Martins 2
Ciaran Bigwood 1
Nicolus Deeb 2
Jelle Veenstra 2
Tyler Tomsett 1
Basil van der Spuy 1
Dylan Ferreira 1
Kiaron Gopal 1
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Riaan Minnie Coach
Divan van Wyk Director

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