SA's top cricket schools 2016

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The cricket season is hotting up now and your son may show real promise on the field. If he'd like to give it a shot and see if he can make the Protea squad one day, perhaps consider enrolling him in one of South Africa's top cricket schools.

First we look at the current school rankings, but bear in mind that the 2015/2016 season is still in full swing and the Powerade rankings are updated every Monday. But this will give you at least some indication of which are the schools to watch.

The Powerade First XI Cricket Rankings, as of 17 November 2015

These are the current school cricket rankings:

1. St Stithians, Johannesburg

2. Grey College, Bloemfontein

3. Rondebosch Boys' High School, Cape Town

4. St John's College, Johannesburg

5. Pretoria Boys High School, Pretoria

6. Glenwood High School, Durban

7. Nelspruit HS, Nelspruit

8. Paarl Gim, Paarl

9. Pearson High School, Port Elizabeth 

10. St Alban's College, Pretoria

11. Kingswood College, Grahamstown

12. King Edward VII School (KES), Johannesburg 

13. Waterkloof, Pretoria

14. Woodridge, Port Elizabeth

15. Grey High School, Port Elizabeth  

16. Hoërskool Menlopark, Pretoria

17. Boland Landbou, Paarl

18. Paul Roos Gymnasium, Stellenbosch

19. Clifton School, Durban

20. Bishops Diocesan College, Cape Town

Top cricket schools over the past 4 years (2012-2015)

And now we take a look at the schools that have shown their mettle over nearly half a decade, as ranked by Powerade:

1. Waterkloof, Pretoria

2. Rondebosch Boys' High School, Cape Town

3. St Stithians, Johannesburg

4. Wynberg Boys' High School, Cape Town

5. St Andrew's School, Bloemfontein

6. King Edward VII School (KES), Johannesburg 

7. Grey College, Bloemfontein

8. Glenwood High School, Durban

9. Hoërskool Menlopark, Pretoria 

10. Hudson Park High School, East London

11. Afrikaanse Höer Seunsskool (Affies), Pretoria

12. Paarl Boys' High (Hoër Jongenskool Paarl)

13. St John's College, Johannesburg

14. Selborne College, East London

15. St Alban's College, Pretoria

16. Grey High School, Port Elizabeth 

17. Westville Boys' High School, KZN

18. Paul Roos Gymnasium, Stellenbosch

19. Paarl Gim, Paarl

20. Boland Landbou, Paarl

To see how the schools have scored, read how the rankings work, and follow the latest rankings, visit


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