Cricket is a summer sport played in the 1st and 4th term. Cricket is offered to boys from Grade 1 and onwards. From under 9, boys enjoy competitive cricket where they play matches against local schools. The under 9 boys playing mini-cricket play matches against other schools, which introduce them to the basics of the game. Cricket is voluntary and is organized into juniors and seniors.
The seniors consist of four teams. U13A and B teams play a longer version of the game during the week as well on Saturday mornings. The U13C and D teams only play on a Wednesday afternoon.
Our juniors are organised on a similar basis, six teams who play matches. The U11A and B teams play matches on a Thursday afternoon and Saturday mornings. The U11C team only plays on a Thursday afternoon. Under 10A and B teams play the shorter format on Thursday afternoons. Our under 9’s are divided into two sections. Mini-cricket matches are played on Tuesdays and hardball cricket matches Wednesday afternoons.
Each year we play traditional Saturday fixtures against Graeme College (Grahamstown), Outeniqua (George), Handhaaf (Uitenhage), Volkskool (Graaff Reinet) and Sonop (Despatch).
Our teams participate in the following tournaments during the year:
Eastern Cape Co-Ed Cricket Festival (Port Elizabeth and East London)
We don’t like cricket at Sunridge, we LOVE it. Setting ourselfs big goals at the end of 2013 to enter more teams into the 2014 leagues has paid off. We managed to include u/10 A and B, u/11 A, B + C and u/13 A, B + C into the League this year. All teams worked hard at practices this year and learner’s abilities have improved significantly. Our under 13 A side did extremely well in the annual Eastern Cape Co-ed Cricket Festival winning two out of the three matches played against well known cricketing schools from East London. Congratulations to Marnus Winter and Ntando Dyosiba being selected in the EP u/11 cricket team. Good luck to all Grade 7 players for next year. May your cricket journey grow from strength to strength.
Annual report – 2015
Cricket is a unique and very special game. We believe that it plays a consequential role in the education and development of a young boy. It is a team sport that teaches discipline, manners, etiquette and most importantly determination. The game of cricket is one of the best levelers e.g. a boy scoring a fifty in one match and then failing to score in another. It teaches boys to focus and concentrate. A lapse of either could cost a wicket or runs.
Sunridge plays traditional Saturday cricket fixtures and enters cricket teams into the local Eastern Province cricket leagues. We try to give as many of our boys the opportunity to participate in school matches. Our cricket coaches have a love for the game of cricket and their aim is to coach as many boys as professionally and effectively as possible.
Congratulations to the following boys selected in their respective teams:
Jordan Probert - EP u/13A
Marnus Winter, Ntando Dyosiba, Byron Jackson and Corne Jordaan - u/12 PE Zone 2
Annual report – 2016
Cricket has become a popular sport at Sunridge Primary School. We play ‘soft ball’ cricket at U9 level and hard ball cricket from U10 upwards. We enter sides into the local EP cricket leagues from U9 to U13. Learners get taught the basics of batting, bowling and fielding in grades 1 to 3. Our senior teams worked hard at practices this year and the players’ abilities improved a lot. We had mixed results in all ages groups but most importantly we are challenging the big cricket schools in the Eastern Cape.
We would like to congratulate Marnus Winter on his great batting performance against Laerskool Sonop this year. Marnus managed to become the first boy in Sunridge to score 200 runs in one match. His 202 not out came from just 67 ball. Hitting 20 sixes and 15 fours.
Congratulations to the following boys who were selected in their respective teams:
Marnus Winter – EP U13A; Gabriel Slabbert – EP U11;
Corné Jordaan, Stefan Scholtz and Jude Erasmus – U12 PE Zone 2