Bryn Brokensha stars with bat & ball in Maritzburg College first XI’s win over DHS

This past weekend saw Maritzburg College play DHS and Hilton in a range of cricket fixtures, some of which were played in a round-robin format of T10 and T15 matches. College played 21 matches in all, winning 13, losing 4, and 4 matches ended with no result.

Maritzburg College first XI coach Robbie Coutts reports that the College first XI brought home an exciting 50-over victory against the DHS first XI in Durban on Saturday, despite being under pressure for a large portion of the match.

College captain Johnathan van Zyl won the toss and had no hesitation in electing to bat on a pitch that looked like it may break up in the afternoon.

Feature photo: Maritzburg College first XI all-rounder Bryn Brokensha played a pivotal role with bat and ball in the visitors’ exciting 13-run win over the Durban High School first XI on Saturday.

The DHS seam bowlers thrived in the first 10-over power play, taking two early wickets to leave College in the precarious position of 28 for 2 after the 10 overs.

Maritzburg College first XI captain Van Zyl and batting partner Creedon Smith then worked hard in the difficult conditions to establish a 56-run partnership before Smith (24) was out on the stroke of morning tea, the College score 75 reading for 3 after the initial 25 overs.

Van Zyl then linked well after tea with the new batsman Bryn Brokensha, the pair putting on 63 for the 4th wicket before the skipper was out for a well-played 64 that was crafted under considerable pressure.

Brokensha had scored an unbeaten century (139 not out) for his club side the weekend before and built on that momentum. In partnership with the new batsman Luc Jacobs, Brokensha changed the momentum of the game in the closing overs, the pair adding 66 off 51 balls.

Brokensha batted intelligently, running well between the wickets and punishing any loose deliveries, his unbeaten 77 off 78 balls getting College to a defendable 226 for 6 in their 50 overs.

In reply, DHS got off to a great start, the opening partnership of 42 coming off 6 overs before Jacobs trapped an opening batsman in front and was rewarded with the umpire’s raised finger.

College coach Coutts reports that there was very little opportunity for his team in the
next 12 overs, the DHS batsmen punishing anything lose. The DHS second-wicket partnership had reached 65 before the Maritzburg College leg-spinner Chad Mason struck, the DHS total now reading 107 for 2.

At afternoon tea, the DHS first XI were in a comfortable position at a 136 for 2, needing 91
to win in 25 overs with 8 wickets in hand.

However, the introduction of Maritzburg College off-spinner James Wiggill slowed the scoring rate and it was Wiggill who made the vital breakthrough. That said, at 163 for 3 in the 32nd over, DHS were still in control of the outcome of this absorbing match, needing 64 off 18 overs with 7 wickets still in hand.

But it was College’s Caden Hohls who changed the game in the 38th over of DHS’s allotted 50, taking two wickets, both leg-before-wicket dismissals. The breakthrough spurred
the College team on, the Red Black & Whites knowing that the best way to win the game was to bowl DHS out.

From this point onwards, College never allowed the opposition batsmen to settle or any significant partnerships to develop. Brokensha returned to the bowling attack in the 39th over and continued where Hohls had left off, to pick up another wicket, the DHS run chase faltering from 181 for 3 to 181 for 6.

With the pressure now fully on the DHS lower-order batsmen, the College team upped a level with their fielding, not allowing DHS any easy singles.

However, coach Coutts reports that the College bowlers then lacked discipline and bowled far too many wides which allowed DHS to keep the scoreboard ticking over and in the process to go past the 200 mark.

But it was Brokensha who gained the decisive breakthrough by picking up wickets in the 43rd and 45th overs to put College back in control.

And it was Brokensha’s batting partner in the closing overs, Luc Jacobs who finished the game off in College’s favour by bowling out the last DHS batsman, for College to register a thrilling 13-run win.

First XI scores in brief
Maritzburg College 226 for 6 in 50 overs (Johnathan van Zyl 64, Bryn Brokensha 77*)
DHS 213 all out (Caden Hohls 3 -33, Bryn Brokensha 3-30)
Maritzburg College won by 13 runs


Maritzburg College U16A batsman Cameron Ferraz gets home safely during Saturday’s action on Goldstones as the ball flies harmlessly past the wickets. Photo credit Justin Waldman Sport Photography


Other Maritzburg College cricket results:
2nd XI DHS 76-7 (Mchunu 3-13)
2nd XI College 77-3 (Khumalo 41*)
College won by 7 wickets
4th College 71/6
4th DHS 57/9 (Sewpersad 3-8)
College won by 14 runs
Maritzburg College U16A 97/10
Hilton U16A 98/6
Maritzburg College lost by 4 wickets
Maritzburg College U16A College 132/7
DHS U16A 97/10
Maritzburg College won by 35 runs
College U16B 124-7 (Goslett 30, Tocknell 26*)
DHS 92 all out (Mornet 3-26, Armstrong 3-22)
College won by 33 runs
College U16B 63-5 (6/6) (J Knoetze 19, Warren 18*)
Hilton U16B 53-4 (6/6) (J Knoetze 2-3)
College won by 10 runs
DHS U16C 87/10 (Egberink 4-10 in 3 overs)
College U16C 90/6 (Ferguson 27)
College won by 4 wickets
College U15A 222 all out
DHS U15A 223/2
College lost by 8 wickets
DHS U15B 95/7
College U15B 96/3
College won by 7 wickets
DHS U15C 55/9 (20 overs)
College U15C 56/1 (6 overs)
College won by 9 wickets
DHS U15D 50 all out
College U15D 51/0
College won by 10 wickets after 6 overs
DHS U14A 73/4 (12 overs)
College U14A 59/3 (12 overs)
College lost by 14 runs
DHS U14B 88/8 (Jordaan 3-10, N Naidoo 3-22)
College U14B 89/3 (Schirge 35)
College won by 7 wickets
College U14E 119/1 (Clarke 50*)
DHS U14E 43/3
College won by 76 runs

Maritzburg College basketballers’ 100% win record

Apart from the success Maritzburg College enjoyed in the MyLife Dusi Canoe marathon over the weekend, there was also much to savour on the Red Black and White basketball courts.

The Maritzburg College first basketball team won the U19 tournament that was hosted at the school, as well as emerging victorious in the concurrent U14 event.

Feature photo caption: College’s victorious U14 basketball team won all their matches and the junior section of College’s basketball tournament hosted this week.

Competing with 9 other schools, College won the U19 final 91-67 against Northwood while the Red Black and White’s U14A team beat their Northwood counterparts 50-36 in the U14 event’s final.

The Maritzburg College first team won their preliminary round matches in the U19 section by 95-55 over Kearsney College, by 111-18 against Linpark, by 61-13 versus Port Shepstone High School and by 92-67 against Westville Boys’ High.

Maritzburg College firsts beat St Charles College by 13 points (66-53) in the U19 semi-finals before prevailing in the title match as mentioned, 91-67 versus Northwood.

The Maritzburg College U14A team won all their preliminary round matches, 45-22 vs Westville, 63-8 versus Maritzburg Christian School, and 38-17 vs St Charles.

In the U14A semi-finals Maritzburg College beat Kearsney 48-37 before toppling Northwood U14A by 50-36 in that age-group’s final.

The 100% success record of the Maritzburg College basketballers in the week that was began earlier in the week when the boys in Red Black and White won all 7 matches that were played against St Nicholas and Carter High.

Those results
College 2nds 40 St Nicholas 1sts 8
College U16B 21 St Nicholas U16A 4
College U14B 19 St Nicholas U14A 4

And versus Carter – College 1st team won 68-28; the U16A won 65-6, the U15A won 66-1 and the U14A won 36-5.

Meanwhile, it was pretty tough going for the College seconds water polo team who finished 11th in the Logan Stanley 2nd Team Festival, although the last two matches ended with College taking the honours.

College 2nd team water polo results:
vs Northwood 2nds lost 13-0
vs Kearsney 2nds lost 9-8
vs Westville 2nds lost 7-2
vs St Charles 1sts lost 8-7
vs KES lost 8-5
vs Toti won 8-3
vs Glenwood won 9-2

Another successful Dusi for Maritzburg College

It seems that Maritzburg College is synonymous with the Dusi canoe marathon and this past weekend was no different as Old Boys of the Red Black and White, Dusi legend Andy Birkett and the recently matriculated Dave Evans were the overall winners in their K2.

While it is hopefully the first of many Dusi wins for Evans, it was a remarkable ninth consecutive win for Birkett and his 12th in all.

When one considers how the slightest mishap can derail Dusi dreams in a flash… talk about not putting a foot wrong.

The 2022 MyLife Dusi Canoe Marathon, contested over the past Thursday, Friday and Saturday, featured 9 current Maritzburg College boys as well as the usual posse of Old Boys who have graced this canoe epic with distinction for decades on end.

The Maritzburg College U18 boys did themselves and their school proud.

College grade boy 12 James Goble and his partner Ross Palframan of St Charles College finished 3rd in the U18 doubles section. Maritzburg College’s James Sharpe and Joshua Glyn-Cuthbert ended in 5th place with schoolmates Ross Finnie and Ian Hemingway in 8th spot.

Feature photo caption: The Maritzburg College U18 pair of Joshua Glyn-Cuthbert and James Sharpe finished 5th in the U18 K2 race in this year’s MyLife Dusi Canoe Marathon. Photo supplied by Maritzburg College.

College’s Chad Newman and his K2 Dusi partner Gemma Fradd of St Anne’s won the U18 K2 mixed category.

It was a College one-two in the U18 K1 section with Kent Rhodes ahead of Chris Adam.

College Old Boys Jack and David O’Dell finished 14th overall and were the first K2 home in the under-23 age group.

College’s head canoeing coach Bridgitte Hartley finished 3rd in the women’s K2 race alongside her K2 partner Pippa McGregor.

This is what Andy Birkett told SABC News of his and fellow Maritzburg College Old Boy Dave Evans’ Dusi win in their K2: “It’s been another great race. I love racing in this beautiful valley that we’ve got, especially racing with Dave. He was so strong over the last three days. The last three days have been tough, I tell you. The first day was rather tough on me; there was a lot of running, but each day has its own challenges today [Saturday] also hard paddling into the finish but tough racing as always.”


St Anne’s FB file photo: The Maritzburg College and St Anne’s Diocesan College duo of Chad Newman and Gemma Fradd combined beautifully to win the Under-18 K2 Mixed category of the 2022 MyLife Dusi Canoe Marathon on Saturday.

Weather-diluted sports weekend sees only Maritzburg College water polo travel to Glenwood

The heavy rains on Saturday and, possibly even more damaging, those on Friday, put paid to a scheduled busy Saturday of cricket fixtures between Maritzburg College and Glenwood, leaving water polo as the sports code not disrupted by the elements.

Earlier in the week the Maritzburg College tennis and squash sports codes were busy while on Saturday the Maritzburg College canoeists enjoyed success on the Umgeni River during the 17km Dash & Crash.

Maritzburg College’s Joshua Glyn-Cuthbert won the Dash & Crash’s Under-18 K1 race, which bodes well for the Dusi Canoe Marathon.

Maritzburg College canoeing coach Bridgitte Hartley’s canoeing boys are having a productive year as a group.

Maritzburg College’s Dash & Crash Canoeing Results

U18 category
Joshua Glyn-Cuthbert 1st
Ian Hemmingway 5th
James Goble 7th
James Sharpe 8th
Kent Rhodes 9th
Chris Adam 10th
Ross Finnie 27th
U16 category
Scott Adie 15th
U14 category
Scott Venniker 2nd
Nick Adam 6th
Robert Ross/Clint Ross 12th
James Gotte/Gary Behn 21st
Brody Ollerhead/Bryan Goble 56th


The Maritzburg College Top 8 squash side played against Glenwood midweek and put in a sterling performance with each of the players winning their respective matches. College recorded an 8-0 victory.


Maritzburg College’s tennis teams had midweek fixtures against St Charles College, Kearsney College and Hilton College with convincing wins overall for the A teams. For the Maritzburg College B tennis teams it was tough going against the Kearsney and Hilton A teams. That said, and taken in the right context, the boys have learnt and will grow from the defeats.

Tennis results
Maritzburg College A vs St Charles A won 11-1
College B vs Kearsney A lost 12-0
College A vs HC B won 9-3
College B vs HC A lost 12-0

Water polo

Maritzburg College fielded 8 teams against Glenwood over the weekend, recording 6 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss.

The key differentiator in Maritzburg College’s first team loss by 13 goals to 7 appears to have been the result of a strong second chukka by the hosts in the Glenwood pool

Maritzburg College’s director of aquatics Darren Sherriff reports: “The 1st team game had an intense start with both teams exchanging goals, the score 2-2 at the end of the 1st chukka.

“At the end of the 2nd chukka, Glenwood had managed a 4-goal lead and were able to extend this by the end of the game. College fought hard to come back but it wasn’t enough.”

Outside the first team, in the other two top-tier age-group matches, Maritzburg College won both, the U14A match 6-3 and the U15A match 12-7.

Water polo scores
1st team:
Glenwood 13 Maritzburg College 7
2nd team:
Glenwood 5 Maritzburg College 14
3rd team: Glenwood 8 Maritzburg College 8
4th team: Glenwood 2 Maritzburg College 11|
U15A: Glenwood 7 Maritzburg College 12
U14A: Glenwood 3 Maritzburg College 6
U14B: Glenwood 1 Maritzburg College 2
U14C: Glenwood 1 Maritzburg College 2

Glenwood host Maritzburg College firsts water polo and cricket

Weather permitting (and it’s not looking good) there will be a bumper 18 cricket matches between Glenwood and Maritzburg College on Saturday, February 5th.

The first team cricket 50-over match is on Dixons at Glenwood while the rest of the matches are predominantly in the KZN capital and surrounds (with a smattering in Durban).

Digi TV will be streaming the 2nd XI cricket match on Goldstones:…/maritzburg-college-2nd…

Saturday’s water polo matches are at Glenwood with the first team match at 1.35pm.


All water polo matches will be live-streamed on

Saints basketball coach commends Maritzburg College’s final-quarter showing

The St Charles College versus Maritzburg College basketball fixture always stirs the emotions and Saturday afternoon’s first team match at Maritzburg College’s Alan Paton Hall was no exception.

St Charles College head of Upper School and first team basketball head coach Darren Holcomb cited the performance of the Maritzburg College first team in the final quarter of the match as having been the decisive period that separated the sides.

Holcomb, himself a former SA basketball player, said: “The game between St Charles College and Maritzburg College is one of the most hyped and anticipated of the season.”

Going into Saturday’s fixture, Darren said the anticipation was even bigger, considering the two teams had split their previous matches. With both teams looking for the defining result, tensions were high, the clash living up to expectations.

“In front of a capacity crowd, the two teams traded baskets with both coaches adjusting defences to keep the opposition on their toes. With a mixture of man-to-man, zone and press defences utilised by both teams, there were regular changes in the lead on the scoreboard.

“Both teams struggled with their outside shooting and as a result relied on aggressive drives to the basket to keep the scores rolling over. Despite the efforts of both teams to extend their leads, the score remained tied up with 6 minutes left to play.”

Darren said that with everything to play for, it was St Charles College who blinked first with a few consecutive turnovers which led to fast-break opportunities and easy scores.

St Charles College, with the momentum against them were forced into a high-risk, high-reward defence to try pull the game back. However, College were up to the task and managed to exchange baskets for the remainder of the quarter.

“College are to be complimented on their play in the final quarter, which was outstanding, and resulted in them sealing the decider between these two fine teams, the final score 81-66 in Maritzburg College’s favour.”

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Saints get it right on Goldstones

As St Charles College first XI head coach Lucky Dladla put it, the City Derby always brings excitement and buzz to the KZN capital.

And so it was this past Saturday when the Maritzburg College first XI hosted Saints in a 50-over match on Goldstones, an intense, absorbing cricket contest in which the Saints prevailed by 28 runs.

They certainly had to work hard for it, as the boys in Red Black and White hooped caps were handily placed at times.

Feature photo: Saints skipper Jason Muirhead raises his bat for his 50 on the way to a match-defining 88 on Goldstones Saturday. Photo: Justin Waldman Sports Photography

“The morning overhead conditions were conducive for bowling,” said Dladla. “Maritzburg College won the toss, and without any doubt elected to bowl first. Their opening bowlers [Bryn Brokensha and Matthew Ponter] ran in and bowled superbly well, beating the bat on numerous occasions.”

It wasn’t too long before they made in-roads into the Saints batting line-up.

“Daniel Wassenaar, was the first to go, bowled by a brilliant yorker,” said Dladla. “Soon after his dismissal, the second wicket ( Sam Brown) fell.”

With Saints 21 for 2 after 9 overs, the home side were well on top.

The in-form Saints captain Jason Muirhead made his way to the wicket and started to build the Saints innings by rotating the strike and putting away the bad ball to the boundary.

“The 3rd wicket stand between Muirhead and wicketkeeper/batsman Ntando Zuma saw Saints recover considerably and the Saints were 97 for 2 after 25 overs, and morning tea.

“The pair continued steadily and had a 114-run partnership before Zuma was bowled for 54 runs, in the 40th over of the 50.”

Muirhead fell short of what coach Dladla feels would have been a well-deserved 100 when he was bowled on 88 runs. The Saints were a competitive 216 for 6 after 50 overs and had set a defendable total. It was a fine effort after the shaky start.

“Maritzburg College began the chase with intent,” said coach Dladla, himself a Maritzburg College Old Boy and former first XI cricketer.

The Saints Zulu teacher and cricket coach said that the game was in the balance at afternoon tea with Maritzburg College on 97 for 2 after 25 overs.

The home side needed another 120 at just under 5 to the over and were well placed with 8 wickets in hand.

Saints were as well aware as their opponents that the last session of the day was key to both sides.

“The battle continued, and disciplined bowling by Saints tightened the screws,” said Dladla. “The pressure mounted, and College wickets started to fall.”

The Saints coach added: “A brilliant spell by Tahir Khonat (match figures of three for 48) sealed the victory for Saints. Maritzburg College were eventually restricted to 188 all out, St Charles College winning by 28 runs.”

# For the St Charles College first XI to claim victory over the Maritzburg College first XI on Goldstones is certainly a feather in the cap of the current side captained by Jason Muirhead.

Prior to Saturday, of the nine matches since 2016, Saints had won three and College had won three, with three matches ending in draws or being abandoned due to the weather. Saturday’s win is Saints’ first on Goldstones during this time period.

The three previous Saints first XI victories since 2016 had been on the St Charles College Oval, the PMB Oval in Alexandra Park, and at the main cricket oval of the UKZN Pietermaritzburg campus’s Peter Booysen Sports Park.

Saints’ time at the first-grade Rondebosch Festival during the second week of January, where they lost 5 from 5 to Bishops (3 wickets, declaration game), PBHS (2 wickets, declaration), Affies (6 wickets, 50-over), Rondebosch (12 runs, 50-over) and Wynberg (52 runs, T20) appears to have been time well spent.

The maturity they have exhibited over the past fortnight in beating visitors Glenwood (by 6 wickets) and now Maritzburg College shows that lessons were learned in Cape Town and are being applied in the domestic season.

First XI captain Jason Muirhead has been the outstanding performer over the last two weeks with his 73 against Glenwood on the St Charles College Cricket Oval and now Saturday’s 88 against Maritzburg College on Goldstones.

Jason’s 91 against Rondebosch in Cape Town is regarded by St Charles as his best knock to date.

Jason’s intent, and ability, to occupy the crease and treat each ball on its merits has been the core that has bound the two successful St Charles innings together over the past fortnight.

With the support of Matthew Urquhart’s 39 against Glenwood, Jason has also been instrumental in putting the match-defining partnership together, and then again on Goldstones, this time with wicketkeeper and middle-order batsman Ntando Zuma, who made 54.

The team line-up of Marcel Wellmann, Daniel Wassenaar, Sam Brown, Jason Muirhead, Urquhart, Ntando Zuma, Brendon Sunguro, Nathan Beaumont, Tahir Khonat, Tim Schoeman and Sam Ndlovu has also remained unchanged these past 2 weeks.

Seamers Tim Schoeman (3 for 30 vs Glenwood) and in particular Tahir Khonat (6 wickets for 82 runs over the past 2 matches), have also played significant roles with the ball, as has relatively inexperienced off-spinner Brendon Sunguro.

The other members of the side will have further opportunity come more prominently to the fore in due course.

Of course, much the same applies to all the teams and individuals in KZN.

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Hectic sports weekend at Maritzburg College

It was a jam-packed weekend of sport for Maritzburg College, the Inter-House Athletics Championship setting the tone on Friday, 28 January; four long-standing records tumbling in the 100m and high jump. The school’s team fixtures were mostly against St Charles College.

The cricket summary is here

Closely contested basketball games were the order of the day
, with College winning 15 of their 18 matches, with wins for all the top teams and a 1st team victory of 81-66. In addition, the College U16 side took part in a basketball tournament, going through to the final and finishing in 2nd place overall. College emerged the victors 6-2 in their Top 8 squash encounters against St Charles, and the 1st water polo team enjoyed a 12-2 victory against St Charles in the pool.

Justin Waldman Sports Photography feature photo: Maritzburg College’s Connor Henman in scoring mode during the Red Black and Whites’ 81-66 first team basketball derby win over St Charles College in a busy Alan Paton Hall at Maritzburg College on Saturday afternoon.

In addition, the boys of the RedBlackWhite also took part in Euro Steel Run the River (cross country), the Euro Drak Descent (cycling), and the Drak Challenge (canoeing).

Maritzburg College’s 2022 Inter-House Athletics Championship, held at the athletics stadium across the campus in Princess Margaret Drive, saw some long-standing records tumble with outstanding performances from boys who gave their all for their houses.

One of the top performances came from Neo Mosebi, who Peter Kyle’s record (1974) of 10.60 secs in the U19 100m, with a time of 10.22 secs. Ilunga Kayembe, won the U17 100m record in a time of 10.84 secs. The previous record was 10.90 sec set by Peter Kyle (1974) and matched by N Ndlovu in 2019.

Records also fell in the field events as Ryan Stockhil cleared an outstanding 2.10 m in the U19 high jump, breaking the record of 2.00m set by Brett Balmer in 1984. Luyanda Kunene won the U17 high jump clearing 1.92m and breaking the long-standing record set by J Pienaar of 1.90m in 1997.

Cross Country/ Trail Running
The Euro Steel Run the Rivers 2022 was a muddy affair; however, the beautiful trails of the KZN Drakensberg foothills did not disappoint.  Three College boys took part in the two-day event, participating in the junior male category; 14.5km on Saturday and 8km on Sunday – the latter became 10km for many of the runners as there was some confusion on the track.

Scot Arnold – 2nd in category/ 6th overall
Riley Kleinhans – 4th in category/ 21st overall
Neil Deyzel – 5th in category/ 34th overall


Saturday’s games at Maritzburg College were fiercely contested encounters, mostly against St Charles College. College’s teams did very well to win 15 of the 18 matches, losing just 3, with wins for all the top teams and a 1st team victory of 81-66. In addition, the College U16 side took part in the Michaelhouse basketball tournament, finishing in 2nd place overall to winners Kearsney College.

1st team report (by Maritzburg College’s Zinhle Cele)

College’s 1st team came out with a lot to prove. St Charles is always a festive fixture, and this day was no different, with parents and fellow students out in numbers, the 1st team had a loud and lively support system. The first half of the game was a bit of a roller coaster with the lead changing hands between the two teams a few times. The team talk at half time seemed to unlock a renewed drive in the College boys which we hadn’t seen so far in the game. They played with urgency and gusto and quickly started to push a win further and further from St Charles’ view.

Caleb Janse Van Rensburg and Connor Henman both proved to be a problem for St Charles, dropping 12 points each. Onlookers were also treated to a superior performance from Mkhize who contributed the most points (16) to his side, as well as exemplary defence from Mthimkhulu. In the end, synergy and team spirit clenched the win for College.

Summary of Basketball Scores vs SCC:

1st won 81-66

2nd lost 17-25

3rd won 31-30

4th lost 23-29

5th lost 11-13

U16A won 32-12

U16B won 22-17

U16C won 26-18

U16D won 29-5

U15A won 33-21

U15B won 27-12

U15C won 28-4

U15D won 30-0

U14A won 45-7

U14B won 29-19

U14C won 37-2

U14D won 13-3

U14E won 28-0

U16 Basketball Tournament

College’s U16 team won all but one of their pool games in the U16 tournament.

College vs SCC won 21-11

College vs Kearsney drew 23-23

College vs Michaelhouse won 21-11

College vs Invitational Team won 105-6

College vs DHS won 32-23

In the quarter finals they beat Westville 20-12 and emerged the winners against Michaelhouse 20-14 in the semi-final. In the final, they faced Kearsney and lost narrowly 25-29.

Several Maritzburg College boys took part in the 2-day Drak Challenge, well supported by College’s new coach and Olympic star, Bridgitte Hartley.

Joshua Glyn Cuthbert 7th
Ian Hemmingway 12th
James Goble 13th
Kent Rhodes 14th
James Sharpe 16th
Chris Adam 22nd
Ross Finnie 25th

James Odell 15th

Bridgitte Hartley finished in 4th place in the ladies’ race and was the first sub-vet lady home.


Match Report (by Alan McGuigan – MIC Squash at Maritzburg College)

College came out the victors 6-2 in their Top 8 squash encounters against St Charles. There were several strong performances from the College boys; in particular Matt Mason (College’s no.2) & Shrivar Maharaj (no.1) who fought back from 1-2 & 0-2 respectively in their matches to both win 3-2.

In the KZN Junior Squash Tournament (individual event) held at Westville Country Club from Friday 28 to Sunday 30 January, College boys were placed in all three age categories:

U/19 Division:
Shrivar Maharaj – 3rd
Matthew Mason – 4th
Nikhiel Moodley – 8th

U/16 Division:
William Galliers – 9th
Veer Premchund – 13th

U/14 Division:
Talik Nana – 1st

In the Hilton Invitational Gala, College’s A squad came 2nd to Kearsney by 3 points, while the B squad won their section of the gala.

College’s tennis teams had mid-week fixtures against Hilton College and Michaelhouse.
U19 College A vs MHS B won 8-4; U19 College B vs HC A lost 0-12
U15 College A vs MHS A won 7-5; U15 College B vs HC B drew 6-6

Water polo
College fielded 7 teams against St Charles and Michaelhouse over the weekend; the 1st team secure a 12-2 win.

 1st team report (Darren Sherriff – Maritzburg College director of aquatics)

The 1st team game against St Charles started in a competitive fashion and College had a small lead of 2 goals at the end of the 1st chukka. St Charles got onto the score board with a penalty in the 2nd chukka, but College then extended their lead to 6-1. In the 3rd chukka, College managed 1 goal and St Charles pulled 1 back as well to bring the score 7-2. College came out firing in the last chukka and scored 5 goals bringing the final score to 12-2 in College’s favour.

 Summary of scores:
1st vs SCC won 12-2
2nd VS MHS lost 5-9
3rd vs SCC 2nd won 8-5
U15A vs SCC won 12-0
U15B vs MHS lost 0-14
U14A vs MHS lost 0-14
U14B vs MHS lost 0-15

Noteworthy win on Goldstones for St Charles first XI

The St Charles College first XI built on their four-wicket victory over Glenwood the previous week to record a meritorious 28-run win over the Maritzburg College first XI on Goldstones Saturday.

College won 7 of their 9 completed matches against Saints and overall won 9 of their 14 matches over the course of Saturday.

Feature photo: The victorious St Charles College first XI on Goldstones Saturday.

The St Charles College first XI did very well to consolidate and build a defendable total after being put in to bat on a grassy Goldstones pitch that assisted the quicker bowlers in the morning session. Saints were 17 for two after 8 overs with College opening bowlers Bryn Brokensha and Matthew Ponter asking plenty of questions of the batsmen.

Saints captain Jason Muirhead continued his excellent run with the bat, scoring 88 on Goldstones Saturday to go with his unbeaten 73 in the win over Glenwood. N. Zuma scored 54 as the third-wicket Saints partnership proved to be a decisive factor in the match.

The Saints innings closed at 216 for six at the conclusion of their 50 overs, Ponter and Cayden Hohls getting 2 wickets apiece.

Creedon Smith (36) and Caleb Thomas (44) had done much of the work in getting College to a handily-placed 97 for two at afternoon tea. Needing 116 to win off the remaining 25 overs with 8 wickets still intact, College were in a strong position.

St Charles, to their credit, managed to restrict the run rate and the pressure built on the College batsmen. A key phase of the match saw College’s total of 144 for 3 descend to 152 for 6 and ultimately to 188 all out in the 50th over. Bryn Brokensha (34) was the other College batsman to get more than 30. Saints’ T. Khonat again picked up 3 wickets (3 for 48) to add to his 3-34 against Glenwood the previous Saturday.

1st Team in brief: St Charles College 216/6 (J Muirhead 88 N Zuma 54, C Hohls 2-36, M Ponter 2-43) Maritzburg College 188 all out (C Smith 36, C Thomas 44, B Brokensha 34, T Khonat 3-48).  SCC won by 28 runs.


Maritzburg College’s Summary of Cricket Results

Team Opposition Summary
1st SCC SCC 216 for 6.

College 188 all out.

College lost by 28 runs

2nd SCC SCC 165 all out; Armstrong 4/51 in 9, Nkabinde 3/26

College 166 for 7 in 38.2; Currie 73, Khumalo 27, Thomson 23

College won by 3 wickets

3rd SCC College 102 all out.

SCC 123/7.

College lost by 21 runs

4th SCC Match abandoned
5th SCC SCC 68 all out;

College 71/5 in 17.3 overs.

College won by 5 wickets

U16A SCC SCC 90 all out; Gibson 4/11

College 91 for 5,

College won by 5 wickets

U16B SCC SCC 124 all out; Armstrong 4/14

College 125/3; Erasmus 32, Warren 33 n/o

College won by 7 wickets

U16C Howick Howick 16A 95/6;

College 96/8.

College won by 2 wickets

U15C Howick College & Howick 73 all out.


U15D SCC SCC 161 all out, College 85 all out

College lost by 76 runs

U14A SCC College 219 all out. De Bruyn 60, Fabre 29

SCC 195/10; Gasa 4/28, Naidoo 2/19

College won by 24 runs

U14B SCC SCC 145 all out; Francis 2/12

College 149/6; Thompson 37, Cook 36

College won by 4 wickets

U14C SCC SCC 50 all out;

College 55/1;

College won by 9 wickets

U14D HUB HUB 148 for 5

College 77 all out

College lost by 71 runs

U14F Merchiston

U14 8th

College 132/3; Dickason 46

Merchiston 82/4

College won by 48 runs

Derby Day in PMB between Maritzburg College and St Charles College

The two Pietermaritzburg boys’ high schools dating back to 1863 and 1875 respectively meet on the cricket fields and basketball courts plus the water polo pool Saturday, 29 January.

Maritzburg College (1863) and St Charles College (1875) have a longstanding association in the KZN capital and those ties are sure to be strengthened on the playing fields tomorrow.

The first XI cricket match at Maritzburg College’s premier Goldstones ground starts at 9am. The 50-over format is the order of play. Derby matches can throw up the unexpected and it may well be that cometh the hour cometh the cricketer to tilt the odds one way or another.

The longstanding basketball rivalry continues unabated and the 1.30pm first team clash in Maritzburg College’s cavernous Alan Paton Hall will provoke much interest.

The 2021 fourth term “stayers” match at St Charles went College’s way but St Charles will reflect on many a points-scoring basket that went astray.

The first team water polo match is at 10.30 in the Maritzburg College pool.

The Maritzburg College website has all the fixture details.