South Africa Cricket Tour 2017

21 February 2017

 

On Wednesday 8 February 15 5th and 6th Form boys ventured to Cape Town in South Africa for their Senior Cricket Tour. With nine matches to play, against various different teams from the area, the boys came away with eight wins and one loss.

The boys battled in 32 degree heat and were on top form as they produced outstanding performances during the week. Team spirit between the boys was brilliant with the 6th Form inspiring the 5th to raise their game and “step up”.

Click here to read full match reports from each of the games.

Results

  • vs WPPS | Won by 6 Wickets
  • vs Bridge House | Won by 10 Wickets
  • vs Somerset House | Won by 62 Runs
  • vs Western Province (Township) Development XI | Won by 85 Runs
  • vs SACS | Won by 9 Runs
  • vs Sun Valley Primary School | Lost by 123 Runs
  • vs Bishops Prep | Won by 6 wickets
  • vs Somerset College | Won by 3 Wickets
  • vs Somerset College | Won by 9 Runs (10 Over Match)

Away from the tour the boys had the opportunity to see what Cape Town had to offer with visits and experiences that they won’t forget.  This included a trip to the top of Table Mountain, visiting Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope, swimming with the African penguins at Boulders Beach, shopping in the craft markets at Hout Bay, experiencing an encounter with the Cheetahs in Somerset West, a boat trip to see where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned on Robben Island and being able to travel around in the Springboks official tour bus.

Joint Head of Cricket, Patrick Foster said “The tour was a tremendous success on and off the field and the boys were without exception a real credit to their parents, themselves and the school both in a cricketing sense and in terms of their behaviour and manners. Caldicott had never beaten any of SACS, WPPS or Bishops before on tour and to beat all three of these schools was an outstanding achievement and testament to what a talented group of players they are.”

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