CRICKET vs GLENWOOD
1st XI Glenwood 201/8
(Naidoo 4/31, Barradeen 3/43)
On Saturday 11 February, Glenwood won the Toss and elected to bat first. This being a Declaration Match meant that they could bat for 60 overs.
It was a very hot day of cricket; we had prepared well and we were ready for the challenge.
We bowled and fielded very well in stages, but when we weren’t on the ball we were very poor. We put down a couple of catches in crucial stages of the game, which restricted us from bowling them out. For most of the game we had them scoring at less than 3 runs over. Safwaan Barradeen bowled well and grabbed 3 wickets, Kribashan Naidoo was excellent with the ball picking 4 wickets in his 12 overs.
We managed to restrict Glenwood to 201 for 8 in 60 overs.
The plan from start was to be positive and look to score at 4 an over to give ourselves a chance to win the game. We started the chase well and we were 60 for 1 after 14 overs. We then lost 3 quick wickets and found ourselves 75 for 4; we tried to have a another go after tea and lost a further 2 wickets.
Going into the last 10 overs we needed to score at 8 an over with 4 wickets in hand and that’s when we made the call to see the game out. The boys showed some good fighting spirit and survived the late onslaught from the Glenwood seamers.
We finished on 140 for 7 in our 50 overs and the match was drawn.
1st XI Cricket Coach
BASKETBALL vs GLENWOOD
DHS 77 Glenwood 11
From running good defense against Clifton to focusing on scrimmages against Glenwood. DHS hosted Glenwood in scorching weather. We had to beef up the team with more bench players as the team was short of good players; in addition we need to start building up players for the 4th term.
DHS won the jump ball and from playing fast break team was more focused on fixing their game in terms of executing the right plays during the game. The first 2 minutes were slow as the shorts from both teams were still trying to find their rhythm
DHS began pushing the game as they were playing positional press. Poswa led the team on defense, forcing the opposition to create more turn over’s. From all quarters it was a one sided game; but credit to the opposition who kept on pushing regardless of the score. Both teams showed sportsmanship on and off the field. Team managed to beat Glenwood 77-11.
And credit to the bench and to a rookie Kyle Madlala Grade 10, who played as if it was his 2nd year playing for 1st team.
M-i-C : Basketball/1st Team Coach
WATER POLO vs GLENWOOD
We always knew that our fixture against the “Mean Green Machine” would be a very hard affair and so it proved to be. With three national players and numerous provincial representatives facing us the task was never going to be easy.
A polo team invariably has three hole guards in its complement as it is these players who get excluded the most. Unfortunately for this fixture we were without Coleman (voted best DHS hole guard 2016) who inexplicably has opted out of Polo and Whitehurst was out with an ear infection. Consequently the onerous task of trying to contain Glenwood’s hole man, who is a national player, fell almost exclusively on the broad shoulders of Captain Kyprou who did a sterling job but by halftime he had received three exclusions so took no further part in the game. His contribution was enormous as reflected in the score of 0-3 at the end of the first quarter. After his exclusion the brunt of the hard physical work fell to the hardworking Whitfield who gave of his best but was also excluded from the game for three major fouls before the end of the game. This gave the Glenwood hole players free reign and we were hard pressed to contain their rampant scoring (0-10 at the halfway stage then 0-20 after the third chukka and 2-26 at the end)
It is interesting to note that the majority of Glenwood’s goals were scored by two national players – their centre back who fired in a cluster of thunderbolts from as much as 10m and their centre forward who is a skilful physical player.
Between them these two accounted for 19 of Glenwood’s goals. We just had no answer to their skill power and robustness. We did manage two goals of our own in reply with Robertson (Bedderson) scoring a well taken lob shot and young Green getting the other. Our two usual scorers Khan and Andreas Kyprou were well contained by their markers and were afforded few opportunities.
M-i-C : Water Polo