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South Africa Cricket Tour 2016

16 boys embarked on a major overseas cricket tour to South Africa, taking in fixtures against some of the strongest schools in Johannesburg and Cape Town. After a delayed landing in Johannesburg, due to a thunderstorm, the boys took on King Edward VII School and, later, Waterstone College. After an excellent bowling display, against the latter, the batsmen managed to chase down 170 with three wickets in hand after an excellent partnership by Rafeh Jafri (Upper Sixth Form) and Oscar Nicholson (Lower Sixth Form).

The group took in the delights of Sun City and a game drive, before travelling to Cape Town for another five fixtures, the highlight being another strongly contested day/night fixture against Bishops Diocesan College. Looking to add to his half century against South African College High School, Jamie Smith (Lower Sixth Form), once again seemed poised to take the game away from Bishops, but was dismissed early, leaving it to Shanaal Nathan (Lower Sixth Form) to see Whitgift home, with a composed half century and three wickets to spare.

  • South Africa Cricket Tour 2016
  • South Africa Cricket Tour 2016