Cricket & Water Polo vs Hilton

A special mention must be made of our U15A Water Polo side who beat Hilton College 10-2.
As U14A’s last year, they lost this fixture 0-32. The first game against the same opposition at the beginning of the year saw a massive improvement, with School losing a tightly contested game 3-4.
Yesterday, the boys managed to produce a memorable performance, beating the same Hilton side 10-2.
A truly remarkable win, considering the continuous improvement of this team. Also, well done to the coach, Matthew Nixon-James who is an Old Boy who played for School’s 1st Water Polo team as a scholar.
Congratulations gentlemen!

U15A Water Polo Team
U15A Water Polo Team

1st XI Match Report:
The DHS 1st XI traveled up to Hilton on Saturday 3 November. It was a lovely sunny day, perfect conditions for good cricket.
DHS won the toss and elected to bat first. The reason behind us electing to bat first was the amount of cracks we saw on the pitch, and also how dry the wicket looked. The pitch did not have a lot of grass on it and in our minds we thought by batting first we would be more likely to get the most out of the wicket. In that being said, the boys also knew that we were up against an extremely good bowling attack.
Batting first, our boys knew we had a massive task ahead of us. All we were looking to do within the first 10 overs was at least getting 3 runs an over without any wickets down. That did not go to plan, which saw us 18 for 4 after 15 overs. I could not believe how easily the top order gave their wickets away. We had two good partnerships that got us out of the trouble we were in. In the end we managed to post a total of 166 runs in our 50 overs.
Hilton came in to bat after lunch and did not have to work hard for their runs within the first 5 overs. Our bowlers looked so out of sorts, giving away so many boundary balls which made their run chase a breeze at the end. Every single over we allowed their opening pair to get a boundary.
This did not help us at all, seeing that we posted such a small total. Hilton managed to win by 10 wickets. Not a match my boys would like to be reminded of but I’m sure they have learned a lot from it and the level at which their opening pair batted was most definitely something they would never ever forget going forward. Cricket lessons were taught and we learned the hard way!!!
F Genade
1st XI Cricket Coach
1st XI Cricket vs Hilton:
DHS    166 All Out
(Mupfudza 40)
Hilton 167/0
DHS lost by 10 Wickets
 1st XI Cricket
1st XI Cricket

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