127 CRICKET 2ND XI The 2nd XI side enjoyed a successful year. Despite a poor star t, with only two wins and a draw from five games in the opening season, the side managed to win five out of six games in the closing season. This record saw the side beating strong opponents such as Westville, Glenwood and Maritzburg College, as well as remaining unbeaten at home. Although this was not the most gifted side, they played well as a team. Small performances every game from each of the players ensured that the team did not rely on a few players to contribute; everyone was integral to the team’s success. With the bowling attack being miserly and wellsuppor ted by the fielders, many of the wins were the result of pressure. The batting line-up was long and although it could, at times, be fragile, the side was able to post and chase down some decent totals. The side was well captained by Bradley Dicks and then Grant Meyer and I would like to thank them for the attitude with which they played. I would also like to thank the matrics who stayed on until the end of the year. It was appreciated by myself and the younger players in the side. Gareth Moerdyk Played: 11 Won: 7 Lost: 3 Drew: 1 3RD XI This was a group of boys who showed their commitment early on and continued to grow as the season progressed.The closing season was a par ticularly fruitful one with no fixtures being rained out and new players putting their hands up to assist with the falling numbers.The U 16s added a new dynamic to the open age group and ensured that teams were at full strength. The 3rd XI was captained jointly by Hylton Parsons and Geoff Sibbald, the former making two 50s in a row, the latter receiving a cap for the 2nd XI.The boys were passionate and excellent leaders and ensured that the team was positive and focussed. I must commend these boys on their effor ts and wish them all the best for their final year at Kearsney. The season culminated in the team’s best performance against St Charles where we put on a mammoth 226 runs.The whole team made runs with standout scores fromWhitfield (38) Otto (36) and with the ball Ross-Elliot (3/42) and Scott-Mar tin (4/28). I thoroughly enjoyed coaching this very special team and I wish them all the best for the future. Lyle McCabe Played: 7 Won: 2 Lost: 4 Drew: 1 2ND XI Back row: L MacCourt, D de Lange, T Dixon, R Baker, D Blair, J van Vuuren Front row: L Hewitsen, B Dicks (captain), Mr G Moerdyk (coach), G Meyer (vice captain), B Patton Absent: N Pillay With grateful thanks to Francois van der Merwe