14 15 www.kearsney.com www.kearsney.com Old Boys’ News Foundation News TERM 4 | NOVEMBER 2022 The 14th annual KCOB Old Cricks vs Kearsney 1st XI T20 Challenge took place on Friday 23 September and it was a wonderful afternoon of cricket. Old Boys from various decades took par t: Benji Hector (C) (1997) Kearsney 1st XI 1995 - 1997; KZN U13, KZN Schools U15, U19 (C); Boland; GriqualandWest; Free State; Eagles; Cape Cobras Andrew Perkins (2001) Kearsney 1st XI 2000-2001; KZN Coastals U13, U15, U17, U19 (C); Shell KZN Academy Captain 2002 David Cameron (2003) Kearsney 1st XI 2001-2003; Nottinghamshire U19 and 2nd Team Graham Hudson (2016) Kearsney 1st XI 2016 Gregory Last (2008) Kearsney 1st XI 2007 - 2008 Jarryd Phillips (2009) Kearsney 1st XI 2006 - 2009; KZN 2008 - 2009; Dolphins Academy 2010 - 2011 Jordan Graven (2016) Kearsney 1st XI 2014 - 2016 Jordan Gregory (2013) Kearsney 1st XI 2011 - 2013; KZN U17; Highway Steamers, Nor th London CC 2016 - 2017; Devon Dumplings 2016 - 2017; Dolphins Colts 2021 Marco Gouveia (2018) Kearsney 1st XI 2016 - 2018 Ricardo Gouveia (2007) Kearsney 1st XI 2005 - 2007; KZN Schools and U19; SA Schools; KZN Coastals Stuar t Lacon-Allin (2016) The Old Cricks batted first, with Mr Benji Hector scoring 56 out of the 150 runs produced by the KCOB - a brilliant performance. In giving thanks for his 14 years of suppor t to this T20 challenge, the Old Cricks invited depar ting teacher and coach Mr Gareth Moerdyk to bowl the first over. The 1st XI, coached by Mr Matthew Savage and captained by BryceWiggett, put on a stellar performance, giving the KCOB a run for their money and narrowly missing the target.The Old Cricks won by four runs. Old Cricks 150/6 (B Hector 56, G Hudson 33 andWeyer 3/13); Kearsney 146/7 (Weyer 43). It was a wonderful social occasion and an oppor tunity for old friends to catch up. On Tuesday 27 September a group of exceptional boys reflected on the impact attending Kearsney College had on their lives. It was an honour to welcome Mr Wandile Linda (Finningley, 2017), Head of School, as guest speaker at the annual Kearsney Bursary and Scholarship Boys’ lunch.Wandile was suppor ted by the Class of 1952 Bursary fund while at Kearsney College. Wandile commented about the power of community, “I am here today because of the dedication of my family, the staff of Kearsney College, Old Boys such as Mr Pat Marshall and the rest of the Class of 52 and Mr George Baikie, a proud Kearsney Old Boy.” Each of these young men have written letters to their benefactors. Reading these letters, of oppor tunities seized and memories made, it is apparent how much our donors contribute to Kearsney College and to the future leaders of our country. From left to right: John Eastes (Deputy Headboy), Mr Anthony Willows (Deputy Headmaster), Marvin Gama, Callum McKeown (Prefect), Mr Wandile Linda (Guest Speaker), Lorenzo Stevens, Javhar Naidoo (Prefect), Mrs Shantell van Jaarsveld (Foundation Director), Joshua Owen (Head of House) and Ayabonga Mngaza A reminder to support Kearsney by supporting MySchool and School-Days Each programme offers different benefits. Please go online to get more information. If you have not registered, please sign up and star t swiping. Should you need any assistance or information, please contact Monica in the Foundation Office at foundation@kearsney.com. Kearsney Bursary and Scholarship Lunch Old Cricks vs Kearsney 1st XI Farewell events for the Headmaster This term several events have taken place around the country where Old Boys and friends have taken the oppor tunity to wish our Headmaster, Mr Elwyn van den Aardweg, a happy retirement.