It has been a busy few days for Kearsney College sport with notable successes.
On the cricket front, the Kearsney first XI beat DHS by 50 runs in the T20 format and went down by 33 runs to Glenwood in the longer version of the game. Kearsney U16A beat Glenwood U16A by 6 wickets, the U15A’s won by 48 runs while the U14A’s won by 5 wickets.
The Kearsney U16 basketball team went unbeaten at the Michaelhouse tournament, improving on a 23-23 tie in the Pool stage against Maritzburg College to win 29-25 against the same team in the final.
The Kearsney first basketball team had a close-run three-point defeat at the hands of the Kearsney Old Boys team on Saturday afternoon, the final score 61-58 to the Old Boys. The Kearsney first team basketballers under the guidance of coaches Myles Delport and Mr. K Nzama who took on the Old Boys were: Njabulo Ngcobo, Matthew Campbell (capt), Iviwe Shongwe, Matthew Damons, Lathi Sali, Jamol Langeni, Luca Borrageiro, Robbie Jorgensen, Oliver Brazier, Gregor Campbell, Lehumo Mahlabana and Ayanda Jackson.
The Kearsney second team basketballers beat an Old Boys combination 44-17. The Kearsney third basketball team lost to a KwaMashu U18 selection by 52 points to 35 while the fourths went down 32-14 to the Liv Village U18A side.
The Kearsney swimming team won the Hilton Gala, three points ahead of second-placed Maritzburg College.
The Tennis Doubles League saw victory come the way of both the Kearsney first and second teams. There was also success for the Kearsney first golf and squash teams, a Vodacom Origins golf title for Kearsney College Old Boy Martin Rohwer and an impressive showing by canoeist Ben van Herzeele in the Drak Challenge.
Possibly the performance of the weekend was that of grade 10 boy Bryce Blomquist, who beat a KZN U19 opponent on the squash court.
SELECTED RESULTS IN BRIEF
Kearsney 1st X1 161/3 (Zeiler 35, Coetzee 54)
DHS 1st X1 111/5
Kearsney won by 50 runs in the T20 format
Glenwood 1st X1 201/6
Kearsney 1st X1 168/9 (Bishop 56*, Zeiler 41)
Kearsney lost by 33 runs
Kearsney’s U16 basketball team won the Michaelhouse tournament at the weekend without losing a match. They beat DHS 21-18, Michaelhouse B 29-13, St Charles 28-9 and drew with Maritzburg College 23-23 in the play-offs. In the quarter final they beat Northwood 23-15, beat Hilton 25-12 in the semis and beat Maritzburg College 29-25 in the final.
Kearsney swimmers won the Hilton Gala. Points were Kearsney College 98 points, Maritzburg College 95, Hilton College 87, St Charles 61, Michaelhouse 49.
Kearsney 1st tennis team beat Westville 1st team 3-1 and Kearsney 2nd team beat St Charles 1st team 3-1 in the Tennis Doubles League.
Kearsney 1st golf team beat Clifton 1st team 4,5-3,5.
Meanwhile, the weekend’s Vodacom Origins golf final at the Gary Player Country Club was won by Kearsney old boy Martin Rohwer by two strokes. It was his second Sunshine Tour title.
Despite missing two first team players, Kearsney’s 1st squash team beat Glenwood 7-1. Bryce Blomquist, an U16 Grade 10 who stepped up to the 1st position, scored a memorable victory over his experienced and fancied U19 KZN counterpart.
Kearsney’s Ben van Herzeele placed third in the K2 category and 31st overall in the two-day Drak Challenge over the weekend.