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Cricket staff & practice times 2016

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Head of Cricket: Willem Steyn

Professional coaches: Neil Carter & Bradley Barnes

 

Staff:

1st XI: John Knight

2nd XI: Joc Wrensch

3rd XI: Jean Nolte

4th XI: John Holtman

5th XI: Angus Firth

U17A: Chris Ekron

U15A: Willem Steyn

U15B: Campbell Smith

U15C: Sean Henchie

U15D: Dean Sudding

U14A: Mervin Walsh

U14B: Warwick Richter

U14C: Dave Russell

U14D: Dean Sudding

 

Practice times:

Senior teams (U19 & U17):

Monday 15:45 – 17:30

Wednesday 15:45 – 17:30

Friday 14:00 – 15:00 (1st XI, 2nd XI, U17A)

Junior teams (U15 & U14)

Tuesday 15:45 – 17:30

Thursday 15:45 – 17:30

Friday 14:00 – 15:00 (A & B teams)

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Bishops Cricket Fixtures – term 4 of 2016

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23 Sept 2016: 1st XI vs Westlake (day/night)

24 Sept 2016: U15A practice game

28 Sept 2016: 1st XI vs CPUT (day / night)

30 Sept – 5 Oct 2016: U15A Grey Festival

30 Sept – 4 Oct 2016: U14A Charl van Rooyen Cricket Festival

8-9 Oct 2016: 1st XI vs Wynberg (2-day game)

11 Oct 2016: U14A vs Clifton College  (day / night)

14 -15 Oct 2016: All teams vs Paul Roos (1st XI away)

18 Oct 2016: U14A vs WP u13A (day / night)

19 Oct 2016: Stayers XI vs Darren Lehman Academy (day / night)

21 – 22 Oct 2016: All teams vs SACS (1st XI away)

28-29 Oct 2016: All teams vs Wynberg (1st XI away)

31 Oct 2016: Stayers XI vs Whitgift (day / night)

4 – 5 Nov 2016: All teams vs Rondebosch Boys

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Bishops Cricket Golf day & Boules tournament 2016

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The annual Cricket Golf day will take place on 24 October 2016. In conjunction with the Golf we will also be hosting a Boules Tournament. Both events will take place at Royal Cape Golf Club.

For more info: 021 659 1043 or marketing@bishops.org.za

 

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WP representatives

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Congratulations to the following boys for being selected to represent WP:

Tyla Scarles (u18A Coke)

Jono Bird (u15A)

Na’eem Adonis (u15B)

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Bishops Cricket tour of Dubai and India 2016

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Captain’s report

Touring party:

1st XI: Tyla Scarles (c), Richard Baikoff, Gregor Bell, Jono Bird, Callum Diem, Stephen Fourie, Aydan Labuschagne, George Meadows, Max Newbury, Christian Rohrer, Richard Schwulst, Calven Wilson

2nd XI: Nic Viljoen (c), Ross Tucker, Brendon Snider, Jayden Rossouw, Nikolai Piotrowski, Robert Lancefield, Matt du Plessis, Liam Dicker, Michael Mondry, Alex Castle, Devon Campleman, Michael Burton

 

On the 16th of March 2016 both the 1st and 2nd teams packed their bags and headed off on a journey that I am sure that we will never forget. We set our sights on the metropolis that is Dubai and the mysterious and interesting land of India.

After an enormous amount of planning we finally left Cape Town and headed for Dubai nervous as to what lay ahead. Upon landing we were promptly met by a charismatic Englishman named Danny who was a part of Melsh Tours and he would be our guide whilst in Dubai.

Dubai is an extremely interesting place that has contains many different kinds of people, cultures, and sights which is all overshadowed by the world famous 163 floor and 828m high Burj Khalifa. We were fortunate enough to play 2 games here, in which we won both of them in the searing heat. Despite the heat we were ferried around Dubai and visited the Dubai Mall, for an hour, which wasn’t enough to visit the 1200 stores around us. After being taken around the city it was off into the desert, we ventured through the dunes, while spotting the occasional camel, till we came to our ‘restaurant’ in the middle of the desert, whilst here, we experienced fire breathing, dancing and some very skilled sword handling. Finally we were taken on a boat to the city from a different perspective, on the boat we enjoyed some fantastic food coupled with some theatrics from Ross Tucker and Stephan Fourie. The following morning we headed for our next adventure.

Incredible India.

After a 3 hour flight into Dehli we landed extremely excited as to what lay ahead. As soon as we left the airport terminal building we were hit by a wave of heat, smell and people. The bus ride to the hotel is one I will never forget, due to the way in which the Indian drivers conduct themselves on the road, prime examples of this is when a car starts driving in the oncoming traffic and the fact that there is no such thing as a lane in India and of course the relentless hooting. After arriving at the hotel some boys decided to go for a walk around the block. We encountered ruthless salesmen, tattoo parlours and the occasional friendly person interested in where we were from and what we were doing here. We were then taken on a truly humbling experience when we were taken through the streets and side alleys by the Salaam Balaak trust. This trust aims to take children off the street and try to help them in any way possible. This was followed by visiting the Red Fort and Jama Masjid and Old Dehli, however the highlight of the day was going on a Rickshaw ride, which was quite a change from the comfort of the bus, we were now in the thick of the traffic with people all around us hooting, cutting off and many people J-walking. We then prepared ourselves for a long 5 hour journey to the beautiful Agra which is built around the one and only Taj Mahal. Here we participated in Indians famous HOLI festival in which you throw coloured powder on each other in celebration. Celebrations aside we were fortunate enough to play at the Captain Roop Singh stadium which is significant not only for Indians by for us South Africans, as the last ODI played at this stadium was between SA and India in which Sachin Tendulkar scored his maiden double hundred in ODI’s. After a short stay in Agra we set off for the city of Jaipur. Upon arrival we decided to visit the local Bazaar where you could find anything from cows in the street to key rings sold on the road. Whilst in Jaipur we visited the Amber Fort which contains a wall that is 22km long that surrounds the Fort. Finally we set off on our final bus journey back to Dehli to travel home after an insightful, humbling, exciting and unforgettable tour.

We were subject to a new kind of cricket that we had never experienced, the passion with which they played the game was unbelievable, and the frequency with which they played was inspiring. We saw endless amounts of street cricket played, anything that could pass for bat, ball and stumps would do, with no shortage of people who wanted to play. The Indians play a very aggressive type of game particularly when batting, as the pitches they play on allow for this type of game, the flat hard pitches allow for full flourishes of the bat, which is to the detriment of the bowlers unless you are a spinner. They are very vocal in the field despite us not knowing what they were saying, which prompted us to reply in Afrikaans. They had very few fast bowlers but as expected they had an abundance of spinners who turned the ball a long way on some of the pitches. I believe we played very well and were up to the challenge they offered and I came back proud of what both teams had achieved.

Tyla Scarles & Nic Viljoen

 

 

 

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