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Chad and his coach, Ray Jennings at the capping ceremony last night.. proud moment!

Chad and his coach, Ray Jennings at the capping ceremony last night.. proud moment!  

KearsneyCollege Old Boys are very proud of Chad Bowes (KCOB 2010) for what he has achieved in his cricket career to date. The latest news about him being chosen to Captain the U19 SA cricket team to play in the U19 World Cup in Australia is well-deserved and we wish Chad all the best in this role.  Read more

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Written on 28 August 2014, 11.30 by admin
jim-panton-finningley-1958-has-a-big-heart Big Hearts Community Trust (Tuesday 26th August 2014) announced the appointment of a new chairman.  Kearsney Old Boy Jim Panton (Finningley, 1958) was...
Written on 28 August 2014, 11.06 by admin
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Written on 21 August 2014, 09.33 by admin
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Written on 28 July 2014, 11.01 by heather
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Written on 09 July 2014, 16.50 by admin
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Written on 09 July 2014, 00.00 by admin
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Written on 01 July 2014, 15.50 by admin
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Written on 01 July 2014, 15.26 by admin
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Written on 01 July 2014, 15.16 by admin
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Written on 01 July 2014, 15.01 by admin
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Written on 01 July 2014, 14.59 by admin
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Written on 02 June 2014, 11.17 by admin
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Written on 30 May 2014, 12.07 by admin
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Written on 02 May 2014, 11.17 by admin
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Written on 29 April 2014, 14.33 by admin
new-ceo-announced The Annual general meeting of the Bible Society of South Africa announced on 13 March 2014 that Rev Dirk Gevers (1978 Pembroke) will succeed Rev Gerrit...
Written on 29 April 2014, 11.46 by admin
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Written on 29 April 2014, 11.23 by admin
education-will-drive-the-economy New Durban Branch Chair, Cameron Buys (2006), welcomed Notable Kearsney Alumni, John Pampallis (1966) to speak at the...
Written on 29 April 2014, 10.56 by admin
tony-leons-book-launch Congratulations to Tony Leon (1974) on the launch of his book “Opposite Mandela” Venue: Exclusive Books Pavilion Date: Tuesday...
Written on 31 March 2014, 13.22 by admin
four-kearsney-old-boys-are-junior-bok-hopefuls Four Kearsney Old Boys are among South Africa’s most promising Under 20 rugby players. Jean-Luc du Preez, Daniel du Preez, Ayron Schramm (all...
Written on 11 March 2014, 08.41 by admin
kcob-author-chris-coggin-publishes-his-novel-on-the-life-of-thomas-baines-titled-the-empire-sketcher Chris Coggin (1957) says he is 'mighty relieved' to have published his novel on the life of Thomas Baines.   Baines, South Africa's first official...
Written on 04 March 2014, 08.43 by admin
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Written on 28 February 2014, 10.22 by karen
former-england-prop-to-return-home Former England prop Matt Stevens (2001) has agreed a two-year deal with the Durban-based Sharks in South Africa. Stevens, who was born in Durban but...
Written on 24 February 2014, 12.45 by karen
durban-branch-meets   Durban Chairman, Eric Ngoie (2005), rounded up the guys to make plans for 2014. A further meeting is to be recheduled to elect a new Chairman due...
Written on 24 February 2014, 12.38 by karen
gauteng-plans-ahead KCOB Gauteng AGM was held on 6 February 2014   A quick recap on the year ahead was discussed as follows:  Donations KCOB...
Written on 24 February 2014, 12.26 by karen
gautengs-annual-social KCOB Gauteng held their annual social cocktail party at the van Rensburg's home on 12 February 2014 All in the Kearsney community were invited and...
Written on 22 January 2014, 12.36 by karen
2014-founders-reunion-convenors-connect The 50th and 40th reunion convenors met up in Pigeon Valley, Durban On the left Crispin Hemson (organiser of the 1964 reunion in 2014) and on...
Written on 22 January 2014, 10.29 by karen
news-from-eger-hungary This is wishing you a very merry Xmas and a happy New Year.  I thought you might be interested in the following story.  We were in Eger Hungary in June...
Written on 22 January 2014, 10.03 by karen
special-day It was a special day for Susi and Craig Grinyer (1985) taking their son Cameron (Grade 12) back to school for the last this year. This photo was taken...
Written on 16 January 2014, 09.47 by admin
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Written on 27 November 2013, 00.00 by admin
digital-greyhound-2013 The 2013 Greyhound Digital publication is here! It is our pleasure to bring to you the 2013 Greyhound News magazine, Volume 11. Our annual...
Written on 26 November 2013, 15.20 by karen
golfing-ahead   Martin Rohwer has shown his talents this year while playing golf in the...
Written on 26 November 2013, 15.00 by karen
old-cricks- On Friday 22 November the annual 20/20 cricket fixture between the 1st XI and the Old Cricks XI took place in memory of the late Stuart Brown...
Written on 26 November 2013, 14.59 by karen
new-zealand-kcobs-enjoy-swashbucklers- Swashbucklers Restaurant which has the look of a sea shanty and located on the edge of the shores of the magnificent city of sails (Auckland) was the...
Written on 26 November 2013, 14.44 by karen
remembrance-day The Remembrance Day service on 11.11 at 11am commenced with Gavin Bester, KCOB 1967, walking down the Chapel isle with the Roll of Honour together with...
Written on 11 November 2013, 16.40 by admin
kcob-staff-farewell-to-long-serving-staff- November 2013 Lawrence Polkinghorne, President of the KCOB congratulated Kearsney staff on the achievements made during 2013 in the classroom,...
Written on 08 November 2013, 10.27 by heather
sa-mens-hockey-selection-for-kearsney-old-boy Greg Last (Kearsney Class of 2008) has been selected for the SA Men's Hockey team to play in the African Cup in Nairobi from the 18th to 25th November....
Written on 01 November 2013, 16.55 by heather
waynemadsencricket The Kearsney boys were privileged to be addressed by Kearsney Old Boy, Wayne Madsen, this morning when he visited the College to donate a...
Written on 29 October 2013, 14.32 by karen
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Written on 29 October 2013, 14.16 by karen
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Written on 28 October 2013, 12.09 by karen
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Written on 28 October 2013, 10.41 by karen
swazis-farewell-to-freddie Kearsney College Swaziland Old Boys hosted Fred and Jill Cocks for the weekend 19 & 20 October to bid farewell. Fred joined Kearsney in 1974, and...
Written on 11 October 2013, 09.40 by admin
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Written on 25 September 2013, 10.15 by admin
dinner-in-durban On Thursday the 12 September the Durban branch had their annual get together at the Deli (Mamma Luciano's) in Glen Ashley. The evening was very relaxed...
Written on 25 September 2013, 09.38 by admin
the-uk-kearsney-old-boys-golf-day The UK Kearsney Old Boys Golf Day was held on Saturday 21 September and was a great success. It was a competitive day with some great golf....
Written on 13 September 2013, 10.56 by karen
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Written on 28 August 2013, 09.32 by karen
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Written on 28 August 2013, 09.12 by karen
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Written on 27 August 2013, 13.56 by karen
rocking-cape-town Close on 80 braved a chilly evening on 8 August for the Cape Town dinner at Bishops. There are 534 people linked to our Cape Town (Western Cape)...
Written on 10 July 2013, 12.44 by karen
2300km-cycle-completed Eric Tollner (1992) just completed the Freedom Challenge. He covered 2300km off road on a bicycle from Pietermaritzburg to Paarl in 25 days. More...
Written on 27 June 2013, 18.36 by admin
two-local-boys-make-history-in-british-lions-squad It may well be the first time ever that two boys from the same school outside the United Kingdom have formed part of a British and Irish Lions...
Written on 27 June 2013, 18.25 by admin
two-kearsney-old-boys-in-the-british-a-irish-lions-team Matt Stevens (KCOB 2001) and Brad Barritt (KCOB 2004) are both in the British & Irish Lions squad currently touring Australia. Both Matt and Brad...
Written on 27 June 2013, 18.23 by admin
umuhle--umubi--the-good-one-the-bad-one-- “UMUHLE … UMUBI – the good one, the bad one …”   a new documentary by KEVIN HARRIS (1967) To be broadcast...
Written on 27 June 2013, 14.03 by karen
new-survivor-john-bester-1963 New Survivor: John Bester (1963) represented the 50th reunion men and addressed the boysat the Founders Assembly and weaved a story about Kearsney...
Written on 24 June 2013, 11.00 by karen
name-that-tree Crispin Hemson (Gillingham 1964), the director of the International Centre for Nonviolence, leads the way in a project to label trees in the...
Written on 24 June 2013, 09.48 by admin
memorial-golf-day-receives-overwhelming-support Photographs from the day How does one find the words to thank our golf players and sponsors for such spirited and...
Written on 18 June 2013, 14.01 by admin
founders-weekend-a-hit- Thank you for your support.  Please send your photographs and stories to oldboys@kearsney.com More news will...
Written on 18 June 2013, 14.00 by admin
congratulations-brad-a-matt Congratulations Brad & Matt Brad Barritt (2004) joins Matt Stevens (2001) to represent the British and Irish Lions in Australia.  Pictured here...
Written on 18 June 2013, 13.59 by admin
kearsney-boys-named-kzn-cricketers-of-the-year The KZN Cricket Union announced their Cricketers of the Year for 2012/13. We are thrilled to note that Kearsney boys featured well. KZN U15...
Written on 18 June 2013, 13.56 by admin
robert-du-preez-earns-sa-under-20-rugby-cap Robert du Preez (Kearsney 2011) has been named in the starting line-up as flyhalf for SA Under 20. Junior Springbok coach, Dawie Theron, said...
Written on 18 June 2013, 10.10 by admin
sons-of-old-boys-resident-in-australia-experience-kearsney This term two Kearsney (Finningley) Old Boys who wanted their sons to experience boarding life at Kearsney sent them across from Australia to spend...
Written on 12 June 2013, 09.25 by karen
swaziland-and-uk-kcobs-reunite Our Swaziland Old Boys network hosted Jimmy Panton at Malandelas last Wednesday. Jimmy is from the Class of 68 (Finningley) and he was in Swaziland...
Written on 27 May 2013, 14.42 by karen
dubai-branch-enjoy-a-south-african-brunch The Dubai Branch enjoyed a South African brunch on Friday 24 May at The Grand Grill in Habtoor Grand Hotel. Attending were Matthew & Miranda Cocks,...
Written on 24 May 2013, 10.16 by karen
silver-hounds-networking-breakfast   Close to 50 Old Boys and Kearsney Ambassadors gathered for the Silver Hound's Durban Networking Breakfast on Thursday 16 May at the Westville...
Written on 24 May 2013, 10.05 by karen
private-school-head-steps-down   David Levin (Pembroke 1966), headmaster of a private school in London steps down to join a charity sponsoring academies in some of...
Written on 20 May 2013, 17.19 by admin
john-pampallis-gillingham1963-66-was-awarded-an-honorary-doctorate HONORARY DOCTORATE DEGREE CITATION: MR JOHN PAMPALLIS - SPECIAL ADVISOR TO THE MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING - DOCTOR OF...
Written on 01 May 2013, 11.53 by heather
kearsney-old-boy-for-lions-squad Kearsney College Old Boy, Matt Stevens, to play for the British and Irish Lions The Lions squad for the 10-match, three-Test series,  tour to...
Written on 29 April 2013, 12.29 by karen
kcob-in-powerful-sa-u20-rugby-junior-world-cup-squad Congratulations to Robert du Preez (2012) who is one four Sharks Academy players selected for the SA U20 squad to go the Junior World Cup as...
Written on 29 April 2013, 10.29 by karen
kcob-escaped-injury-when-running-in-the-boston-marathon Raymond Meyer (1964) has been in the news lately when he was fortunate to escape injury. Raymond, who lives in Durban, was approaching the...
Written on 29 April 2013, 10.22 by karen
mapping-the-universe-of-the-brain Professor Henry Markram (1980) A South African neuroscientist who has an autistic son is building the world’s first digital human...
Written on 25 April 2013, 09.20 by admin
tony-leon We are delighted to congratulate Tony Leon (1974) on the release of his book The Accidental Ambassador, From Parliament to Patagonia. From the...
Written on 22 April 2013, 17.43 by admin
gibson-ahs-story Peter Gibson’s (1981) talks on the state of AHS and invites action Peter Gibson CEO, Racing South Africa Representing the Sport...
Written on 25 March 2013, 15.26 by admin
at-the-helm-of-the-division-of-medicine Distinguished academic and specialist physician Professor Richard Hift (PhD, Med), has been appointed Chief Specialist and head of the Division of...
Written on 22 March 2013, 08.36 by admin
uk-social The UK old boys met last week and got the year off to a great start. The catch up lasted until the late evening/ early morning and the energy and...
Written on 22 March 2013, 08.25 by admin
stott-corner-a-hive-of-activity The Old Boys corner on Saturday was a hive of activity with old boys, both Kearsney and Glenwood, parents  and prospective parents. The rugby...
Written on 19 March 2013, 09.30 by admin
memorial-bench-dedicated-to-owen-clarkson-1947-gillingham Owen Clarkson, who passed away in 2011, was an avid cricket supporter and loved nothing more than watching his old school playing cricket on the oval. ...
Written on 08 March 2013, 14.05 by admin
glorious-cape-town Whippets and Silver Hounds gather and a new branch chair is announced at the 6 March social outgoing branch chair Charles Foster wrote " It is my...
Written on 26 February 2013, 11.28 by admin
project-piaba-trip-to-the-amazon- Matt Needham’s Amazon Trip follow-up PROJECT PIABA TRIP TO THE AMAZON   I was invited along on Project Piaba by Scott Dowd of New England...
Written on 19 February 2013, 20.59 by admin
uncapped-paceman-kyle-abbott-kcob-2005-added-to-south-africa-squad- South Africa have added uncapped swing bowler Kyle Abbott to their squad for the third and final Test against Pakistan at Centurion starting on Friday....
Written on 19 February 2013, 15.23 by heather
kyle-abbott-called-up-to-south-africas-test-squad Kyle Abbott called up to South Africa's Test squad Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced that Sunfoil Dolphins player, Kyle Abbott (Kearsney...
Written on 18 February 2013, 10.29 by admin
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Written on 12 February 2013, 15.01 by admin
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Written on 30 January 2013, 16.10 by admin
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Written on 30 January 2013, 14.04 by admin
kyle-abbott-2005-takes-12-wickets-for-the-dolphins Kyle returned career-best figures of 8-45 as the Cape Cobras were bowled out for 167 in their second innings, handing victory to the Dolphins by 15...
Written on 30 January 2013, 09.35 by admin
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Written on 29 January 2013, 11.13 by admin
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Written on 28 January 2013, 09.15 by admin
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Written on 25 January 2013, 10.33 by admin
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Written on 25 January 2013, 10.19 by admin
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Written on 09 January 2013, 22.08 by admin
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Written on 11 December 2012, 08.46 by admin
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Written on 07 December 2012, 11.04 by admin
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Written on 06 December 2012, 11.06 by karen
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Written on 28 November 2012, 16.04 by admin
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Written on 27 November 2012, 18.57 by admin
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Written on 27 November 2012, 09.49 by karen
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Written on 21 November 2012, 11.48 by heather
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Written on 30 October 2012, 15.52 by karen
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Written on 30 October 2012, 15.42 by karen
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Written on 29 October 2012, 14.07 by karen
north-coasts-young-and-old   On Thursday 25 October, a loyal gathering of 15 North Coast Old Boys met at the Salt Rock Hotel for their Annual Dinner. A nice mix of young and...