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 D&D Gala:

The Durban & Districts (D&D) Gala is the highlight of the swimming calendar for the Durban boys’ schools. The gala was swum On Wednesday 22 January at the Kings Park Swimming complex and delivered a spectacle that was well rewarded with support and performances.

For the DHS swimming team, it was a matter of so close yet so far. The boys swam incredibly well and pushed the eventual winners, Westville Boys’ High School, right until the end. The lead changed hands several times and, in the end, it was unfortunate, but justified, disqualifications that cost us the required points.

Credit to Westville for their victory as their swimmers also performed exceptionally well.

The gala saw DHS win 10 events, place 2nd in 13 events, place 3rd in one and were disqualified in two.

Congratulations must go to the U17 age group of B Hufbner, B Visser, M Koekemoer and M Hunt, who won all five of their events last night.

The final placings were as follows:

1st          Westville 134
2nd         DHS 124
3rd          Northwood 94
4th          Clifton 77
5th          Kearsney 65
6th          Glenwood 40

Affies & Alan Burt Galas:

Congratulations to our Swimmers who did School very proud with their efforts at the Affies and Alan Burt Galas in Gauteng.

The DHS Swimming Team had an early 5.30am start on a Friday morning, departing for the Affies Gala in Pretoria. The journey was a good one. The boys were up against some really tough opposition and in the end, they performed exceptionally well.

Affies Gala Results:

1st          Westville
2nd         DHS
3rd          Grey College
4th          St Benedict’s
5th          Affies
6th          Pretoria Boys
7th          Kearsney
8th          Maritzburg College
9th          St David’s

The team continued their fine form at the Affies Invitation Gala when they participated in the Alan Burt Gala hosted by St David’s at St Stithians.  The boys did School proud and were able to push the leading schools with their efforts.

Alan Burt Gala Results:

1st          Westville
2nd         DHS
3rd          St David’s
4th          Pretoria Boys’
5th          St Stithians
6th          KES
7th          Maritzburg College
8th          Kearsney
9th          Glenwood
10th        Parktown Boys’

DHS Championship Gala:

The DHS Championship Gala took place on 31 January. The growth of swimming has started to produce the required depth, allowing the introduction of an U17 Age Group. Records were also introduced and the times recorded today were outstanding.

The overall results of the Gala:

1st          Swales (127 points)
2nd         Payn (89 points)
3rd          Langley (68 points)
4th          Blackmore (56 points)
5th          Grice (54 points)
6th          Campbell (25 points)

The Age Group Champion Swimmers were:

U14       Eben Peters (Swales)
U15       Tristan Jansen-van Rensburg (Payn)
U16       Reuben Haylock (Langley)
U17       Brendan Visser (Grice)
U19       Keyontae Raynard (Swales)

Congratulations to all involved!

Midmar Mile:

Congratulations to all of our swimmers who participated in the Midmar Mile over the past weekend.

We would like to make mention of Brendan Visser, who did exceptionally well and placed 3rd overall in the Men’s Open Category. He is only in Grade 11!


U15A Cricket Team

vs Glenwood:

DHS played Cricket against Glenwood High School in a midweek fixture, with three of our teams participating. Our three teams that played were the 1st XI, U15A and U14A.

Our 1st XI consisted of seven U16 players, as well as one U15. School batted first and scored 121 for the loss of 7 wickets. The total was not enough, with Glenwood chasing it down losing 4 wickets, resulting in a 6-wicket loss for our very young 1st XI. Well done to Glenwood on their victory.

Once again, our U14A and U15A boys produced some great Cricket, resulting in victories for both teams.

The DHS U15A team batted first and amassed a total of 140/5. Glenwood responded with a strong effort, but the DHS total proved to be a step too far for the visitors as they only could manage a total of 124/5, resulting in a 16 run victory for School.

The U14As also produced a great win. Batting first, our boys managed to post an imposing total of 173/6 in their allotted 20 overs. A special individual mention of Eben Peters who managed to score a scintillating 59 runs off only 26 balls! Our total was again too much for Glenwood, who replied with 152/5, resulting in a 21-run victory for the DHS U14A side.

Congratulations to all boys and coaches involved!

vs Kearsney:

DHS travelled up the hill to Kearsney College where our boys participated in three Cricket fixtures – 1st XI, U15A and U14A.

Whilst our 1st XI fell short against the opposition, we are delighted to announce that both our U14A and U15A emerged victorious.

The U14As batted first and scored 113/4 in our allotted 100 balls. Our bowlers held their nerve and restricted Kearsney to 104/9, resulting in a 9-run victory for our boys.

The 15As enjoyed a very convincing win against our opponents. Kearsney batted first and scored 106/7. DHS managed to chase down the total with 20 balls to spare, ending with a total of 107/3 and claiming a 7-wicket win. This makes it two in a row for our U15A as they enjoyed another great victory against Hilton College the week before.

Congratulations to you all on these great performances!

Grey College Festival:

They DHS 1st XI Cricket team took part in the Grey College Cricket Festival in January.

They are currently at the halfway stage of their first game, playing a 2 day game against Potch Volkskool.

Day 1:

1st Innings Potch Volkskool scored 235/7 after 62 overs
J Botha 3 wickets for 32 runs in 14 overs
DHS were 43 for 3 after 17 overs overnight

Day 2:

DHS 1st Innings
56 in 32 overs
Potch Volsksool 2nd Innings
86/9 declared
J Loots 3 wickets 8 runs 3 overs
DHS 2nd Innings
S Pillay 74 of 130 balls
R Peters 61 of 125 balls
Match drawn

Day 3:

DHS 1st Innings
179/10 in 49 overs
S Pillay 57
J Botha 33
KES 1st Innings
180/6 in 37 overs
S Pillay 7 overs 2 wickets for 18
KES won 4 wickets

Day 4:

Grey College
159/9 after 20 overs
S Pillay 4 wickets 4 overs 22 runs
J Havemann 3 wickets 4 overs 33 runs
135/7 in 20 overs
M Behari 46 runs
DHS lost by 24 runs


Senior Debating@ Fatima:

DHS 2 vs DGC 1
DHS 2 lost the Debate

DHS 1 vs St Henry’s 1
DHS won the Debate
Kian Rama was the Overall Best Speaker

Junior Debating @ DHS:

DHS 2 vs Westville Boys’ 1
DHS 2 lost the debate

DHS 1 vs St Henry’s 1
DHS 1 won the Debate
Nivaan Chetty was the Overall Best Speaker

Senior Debating @ Eden College:

DHS 1 vs Fatima
DHS 1 lost the Debate

DHS 2 vs Maris Stella
DHS 2 lost the Debate

Junior Debating @ St Henry’s:

DHS 1 vs New Forest
DHS 1 won the Debate by default as New Forest forfeited the debate

DHS 2 vs Mayville Secondary
DHS 2 won the Debate by default as Mayville Secondary forfeited the debate

Senior Debating @ Maris Stella:

DHS 1 vs Curro Heritage 1
DHS 1 won the Debate
Kian Rama was the Best Overall Speaker

DHS 2 vs St Henry’s 1
DHS 2 won the Debate
Ikho Mdleleni was the Overall Best Speaker



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