Our XI cricket team took in the annual ISSA Cricket Festival held over the weekend. This year Whitestone, from Bulawayo hosted the Festival. They did an excellent job hosting us. All our games were against South African opposition who are a year older than all our boys.

Our 1st game was against Pridwin from Johannesburg in a declaration match.

St. John’s 82 all out (1st innings)

Luca Spagnuolo 18 run; Sebastian Sarpo 18 runs.

Pridwin 165 all out (1st Innings)

Sean Reilly 4 for 45; James Manning 2 for 22

St. John’s 26 for 3 (2nd Innings)

Match drawn.


Our 2nd game was against WHPS from Pretoria in a 50 over match.

WHPS 163 all out

Hayden Croxford 4 for 30; Sean Reilly 2 for 27; Sean Price for 35

St. John’s 150 all out

James Manning 53 runs; Sean Reilly 23 runs.

St. John’s lost by 13 runs.


Our 3rd game was against Clifton Nottingham Road from Pietermaritzburg in a 30 over match.

St. John’s 145 for 8 in 30 overs

Mark Ewing 22 runs; Hayden Croxford 38 runs.

Clifton 146 for 6 in 29.4 over

Sebastian Sarpo 2 for 23

St. John’s lost by 4 wickets


Our 4th and final game of the festival was against Woodridge from Port Elizabeth in a T20 match.

Woodridge 107 for 6 in 20 overs

Marcus Eckhard 2 for 23

St. Johns 111 for 7 in 18.3 overs

Sean Price 26 runs; Luca Spagnuolo 25 runs not out

St. John’s won 3 wickets


The boys were great ambassadors of St. John’s Prep. We were extremely competitive in all the games and fought hard in every match.

The Colts A took part in the Quadrangular festival over the weekend at Ruzawi and Springvale House.


Colts A vs Ruzawi

Ruzawi 81 for 6

Nathan Van Rooyen 2 for11

St. John’s 84 for 2

Nathan Van Rooyen 25 not out; Brendan Kalonga 23 not out

St. John’s won by 8 wickets.


Colts A vs Whitestone

St. John’s 170 for 4

Peter Sanders 64 not out; Brendan Kalonga 33 runs

Whitestone 64 all out

Raphael Shenje 4 for 1; Brandan Kalonga 2 for 10

St. John’s won by 106 runs.


Colts A vs Springvale

St. John’s 193 for 8

Nathan Van Rooyen 52 not out; Tawana Nduku 32 runs

Springvale 90 for 9

St. John’s won by 103


2nd Team vs Ruzawi

Ruzawi 134 for 4

St. John’s 78 all out

Reece wall 14 not out

St. John’s lost by 58 runs


Colts B vs Ruzawi

Ruzawi 80 runs

St. John’s 77 all out

St. John’s lost by 3 runs


4th Team vs Pathway

Pathway 38 all out

Paul Rondozai 5 for 7

St. John’s 41 for 1

Cameron McNab 20 runs

St. John’s won 9 wickets



We took a team of 27 boys to the Lomagundi Duathlon on Friday 28th. Other schools that also competed were: Chisipite, Hellenic, Lomagundi and Lilfordia.

Special mention to Mat Dawson, Jamie Winskill and Muku Mugabe we all had mishaps along the way but showed great determined and sportsmanship to finish the race.


Under 9                                                           Under 10

Mat Dawson 2nd                                              Jonah Sanders 1st

Robert Weller 2nd

Kholwani Nduku 3rd



Under 12                                                         Under 13

Karl Van As 3rd                                               Rohnan Nicholson 1st

Callum Smith 2nd

Zach Summer 3rd



Congratulations to the following boys for being made captains for Athletics for 2020.

Captain: Lee Chigumba

Vice-Captain: Kyle Heyns & Thabani Mlotshwa