King Edward High news

2017-03-17 06:02
 Photos: suppliedBailey Greyling ready to bowl at the KEHS mini cricket festival.

Photos: suppliedBailey Greyling ready to bowl at the KEHS mini cricket festival.

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KEHS cricket

KING Edward’s cricket has had a full week behind them. On Thursday, the U7 to U9’s played against Kokstad Junior School and an enjoyable afternoon of friendly competition was experienced.

On Saturday, 4 KEHS hosted a mini cricket festival for U7 to U9 pupils.

A total of 10 schools with their 360 pupils and 50 coaches enjoyed a day of cricket. While this was mostly used as a training and coaching opportunity, a pleasant spirit of competition was experienced by all.

On Monday, the U11 KEHS cricket players travelled to Kokstad to play against Kokstad Junior.

King Edward won the toss and elected to field first. Kokstad Junior made a target of 91 runs for the loss of three wickets. King Edward went in to bat and could only amass a total of 59 runs for the loss of four wickets in the allotted 15 overs.

Our U13 cricketers were more successful in their fixture putting 95 runs on the board before bowling Kokstad Junior out for 49 runs.

KEHS swimmers at the co-ed gala

Last weekend 12 King Edward ppils participated in the co-ed gala in Pietermaritzburg. They joined swimmers from Kokstad College and St Patricks to make up the East Griqualand schools team. KEHS swimmers fared well, with Emanuel van Jaarsveld earning the U16 Victor Ludorum. The East Griqualand schools girls were placed first in the gala, with the boys placed third. Overall, the EG Schools Team achieved fifth place.

KEHS athlete breaks records

On Saturday Aaron Lombard participated in the Transkei Athletics Championship. He won the shot put and discus events in his age group, setting new records in both, with 16m,16m and 42,7m respectively. This put him through to the Eastern Cape Schools Championships in East London next weekend.

KEHS Grade 5 pupils spend a week at Kinderstrand From February 26 to March 2 the King Edward Grade 5’s visited Kinderstrand in Glenmore.

The staff at Kinderstrand made sure that all had a fantastic time. Wonderful mornings were spent on the beach playing games, swimming and paddling in the lagoon, with the afternoons filled with some challenging activities.

KEHS pupil wins Mudman

Last weekend Angus McLeod participated in the challenging Mudman competition at Albert Falls where he had to paddle, complete a MTB track, and swim. He won the individual men’s category with some experienced and elite older racers biting the dust. Well done, Angus.

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