Provincial Squash Representation

Four Kearsney squash players participated in the IPT (Inter-provincial Tournament). The KZN U19B team, which played in Paarl, included Kearsney’s Graham Hudson (ranked number 1), Matt du Toit (3) and David Comrie (5). Reid Stuart was ranked number 3 in the KZN U16B team which played in Pretoria. Kearsney teacher Etienne Grundling managed the U16B side in Pretoria.

Provincial Hockey selections

Congratulations to all of the Kearsney hockey players who have been selected for the KZN Boys Hockey teams for 2016.

KZN Coastal U18A: Lyle Jarvel; Cameron Rencken; Grant Oliver; Blake Tyack; Matthew Lees and James Stamatis
KZN Coastal U18B: Jeremy Foord
KZN Coastal U18 Warriors: Cameron Baker
KZN Coastal U18 Non Travelling Reserves: Brad Wood and Kyle Koenig
KZN Coastal U16A: Steven Conway; Liam Maguire; Guy Morgan and Kandrin Naidoo
KZN Coastal U16B: Scott Bentley and Ben Proctor
KZN Coastal U16 Warriors: David Hudson, Jordan Meikle and Cameron Nel
Kwazulu-Natal U14 Boys: Brett Anticevich
KZN Coastal U14A Boys: Luyanda Chiliza, Thomas Constable and James Maguire

Rugby: U18 KZN Craven Week

Congratulations to our five 1st XV players who have been selected for the KZN Craven Week team!

2 Dylan Richardson
5 Jared Meyer
6 Luke Croshaw
8 James Miller
22 Cameron Ritchie

Also to our staff members appointed as manager and coaches for various KZN teams:

U18 KZN Craven Week
Manager: Mr Dean Moodley, Kearsney

U18 KZN Country Districts Week
Coach: Mr Antonie Prinsloo, Kearsney

U16 KZN Grant Khomo Week
Coach – Mr Sam Mofokeng, Kearsney

Highest mark in Cambridge University’s MBA Programme

Congratulations to Justin Reed (KCOB 2003) who achieved the highest overall mark in Cambridge University’s Judge Business School MBA Programme.

After obtaining his Business Science degree with honours in Finance and Accounting at the University of Cape Town, Justin joined Investec Bank’s CA Programme and qualified as a Chartered Accountant after passing his Board exams. Justin has been employed by Investec Bank since then and in 2014 was accepted into Cambridge University’s Judge Business School MBA Programme.
He achieved the highest overall mark in the 2014 class out of approximately 145 students from 40 different countries around the world.


The photograph was taken at the graduation in Cambridge on 23 April 2016.

Ntuli off to U21 Hockey World Cup 

Congratulations to Kearsney Old Boy Bili Ntuli (Class of 2014) who qualified with the SA U21 Hockey side for the Junior World Cup to be held in India in December.

In January and February of this year Bili was selected to the SA Mens Hockey team and played in a series of matches against Germany, Ireland, Spain and Canada.

Congratulations also to Kearsney Old Boy Greg Last (Class of 2008) who has been selected as captain of the KZN Raiders Men’s team.

Du Preez brothers huge prospects for Super Rugby

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - FEBRUARY 27:  Robert du Preez of the Stormers during the Super Rugby match between DHL Stormers and Vodacom Bulls at DHL Newlands Stadium on February 27, 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Thinus Maritz/Gallo Images)

Daniel and Jean-Luc du Preez (Class of 2013) have been shining lights for the Sharks in the Super Rugby. Jean-Luc, playing at blindside flank in his Super Rugby debut last month, produced a dynamic performance that deservedly earned him the Man of the Match award. He earned the same title in the game against the EP Kings.

Older brother, Robert 22, (Class of 2011, pictured here), playing at flyhalf for the Stormers, has given their fans a lot to smile about. He scored 23 points in the Stormers  33-9 win over the Bulls at Newlands on 27 February.

All three young men have featured for the Junior Springboks and are now exciting prospects for senior rugby.

Kearsney wins the KZN T20 Final

The KZN T20 Schools’ Final was played at the Maritzburg Oval last night between Kearsney and Hilton. Hilton won the toss and put Kearsney in to bat. Kearsney managed 88 all out, with Patrick McGrath top-scoring with 29.

In reply Hilton were on 38/5 in the 11th over and the game was in the balance. Hilton finished 11 short on 77/9.  Kearsney’s best bowler was captain Brad Porteous who returned figures of 3-8 in 4 overs with 2 maidens.

On the road to the final, Kearsney beat Clifton College by 93 runs in an emphatic T20 Coastal final at Sahara Kingsmead Stadium, following an excellent semi-final win over Glenwood.

Kearsney will now represent the Dolphins franchise at the national T20 tournament in Potchefstroom from 19 to 21 March, against the winners of the five other provincial T20 tournaments.

1st XI win T20 Cricket Coastal final

Our 1st XI beat Clifton by 93 runs in the final of the KZN Coastals T20 competition on 29 January at Kingsmead. This followed an excellent win in the semi-final vs Glenwood on Monday 25 January.

Kearsney 115/6 (Lees 35); Clifton 22/10 (McGrath 3/4; Hudson 3/11). Matthew Lees was awarded the Best Batsman award and Patch McGrath, the Bowling prize.

They will face the winners of the Midlands final – either Hilton or Michaelhouse – at the Oval in Pietermaritzburg. The date for this KZN final is yet to be confirmed.

Superb results in International Benchmarking Tests

Grade 9 pupil Edward Yeo has been awarded two gold medals for achieving the top scores in both the Maths and the Science International Benchmarking tests.

Twenty of our Grade 9 boys wrote the University of New South Wales/Education Assessment Australia International Benchmarking tests in English, Maths and Science, joining boys from over twenty other countries. Edward Yeo, Carl Combrinck and Robert Whitehouse received distinctions in Maths; Edward Yeo, Thomas Lunde, Michael Lee, Tim Bean and Jethro Strydom received distinctions in Science; Tim Bean and Daniel Phillips received distinctions in English, with Michael Lee earning a High Distinction (Top 1% of participants) in English. The group received an additional 29 Credits and 4 Merit awards over the three tests. Congratulations boys.