The 150th Birthday Celebrations Begin!
Durban High School turns 150 years old in 2016 and a year filled with festivals, tournaments, breakfasts, golf days, a Cultural Week, Banquets and a great deal of fun and celebrations is planned.
First up is the 150th Cricket Festival which runs from 6 to 9 January 2016. The Festival will be hosted by DHS and a number of games will be played on Theobald’s; however, with 21 schools from around the country joining us in our first celebration, we have turned to other schools and institutions to assist with accommodation and grounds.
44 games of cricket will be played over the four days by most of the greatest cricketing schools in SA. The schools attending are:
Durban High School
Glenwood High School
St Charles College
St John’s Colllege
Westville Boys’ High
Games will be played at DHS, Riverside, Crusaders, DHSOB, Glenwood High, Kearsney College, Northwood School and Westville Boys’ High. Even Kingsmead Cricket grounds have come to the party and four games will be played there, two on the Kingsmead Oval and two on the Kingsmead Test Ground!
Boys will be accommodated at DHS’s Blackmore House and Glenwood High’s Gibson House.
DHS has a proud and unequalled record in South African Cricket. There can be no argument when looking at the figures: Taking the number of DHS boys who have represented South Africa at Test, ODI, T20, and SA Schools level, then DURBAN HIGH SCHOOL is certainly the most successful South African School in this regard. With a total of 67 representatives DHS is first in the list of the top five South African Schools. The next closest school is KES with 63.
DHS also has the record with the highest number of Springbok or Protea Cricketers produced by one school – 24. The next highest School is Bishops with 18.
A history we can be, and are, deservedly proud of!
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We look forward to an exciting year of celebrations and welcoming you to The Durban High School!!