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)
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