Jeppe High School for Boys

Pre-season tours a success

Pre-season tours a success

All the boys who went on tours over the past weekend are safely back and, in all, it was a successful undertaking. Some of the teams did exceptionally well and it was a valuable pre-season learning experience for all involved.

The 1st Football team finished third at the Grey College Festival. They beat Brebner High on penalties in the third-place playoff and received R5000 in prize money. Perhaps as importantly, they were given the Fair Play award. Well done gentlemen, you have done us proud.

The first cricket team won their final game – a T20 against Glenwood – at the Michaelmas Festival in Pietermarritzburg. Jeppe made 168/8 (Brooker 78, Van Aardt 18). Glenwood were then restricted to 164/5 (Stafa 2/29). Jeppe won by four runs. They came home with two wins out of four and said an emotional goodbye to the matrics on Tuesday.

The Stayers team didn’t take their chances and went down by two runs to the Richards Bay Cricket Academy team in their final game. The tour was a good learning experience for the season ahead.

The U15As ended their tour on a high note with a good win over Rondebosch. Jeppe made 232/4, with Aiden Reyneke scoring 126 not out and Reeza Ayob 42. Ayob shone with the ball as well, taking 4/34 as Rondebosch were bowled out for 230. Joubert (3/53) and Keating (2/32) also took wickets.

The U14As had a great tour. They won three out of four games, the only defeat being a narrow, 4-run loss to SACS. They beat Paarl Boys’ High, Bishops and Selborne. In their last game, a T20 contest, they beat Selborne by eight wickets. Selborne got 110, with Motekwa taking 2/10 and the team getting five run-outs. Jeppe made 114/2. Keegan Cockburn got another good score (43 not out), and Scott 47.

The 1st water polo team finished 14th out of 20 schools at the SACS tournament. Their results were: vs Kearsney 2-5; Bishops 1-4; Grey High 8-6; Wynberg 3-2; Grey College 4-2; SACS 4-10; Clifton 2-3; St Stithians 2-8; St Albans 4-1.

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