Bristol Grammar School, from the UK, sent their 1st XI and 2nd XI cricket teams on a tour of South Africa. The teams commenced their journey in Cape Town where they spent 5 nights. During their stay in Cape Town, they played matches against local schools such as Pinelands High School, Bishops Diocesan College, Fairmont High School and Westerford High School. The group was fortunate to ride the Cableway up to Table Mountain and visited Robben Island. The tour continued to the Garden Route where the group stayed at the Garden Route Game Lodge for 1 night and had the opportunity to spot the Big 5 during their game drives. The team concluded their tour in Knysna where they played their final matches against Glenwood House and Outeniqua High School. The lads had a fantastic cricket matches on tour, with some very nail bitting finishes.
Caldicott Prep School travelled to South Africa with 16 boys and 3 staff on a cricket tour. They spent the duration of their tour in Cape Town where they played matches against Bishops Prep, Bridge House, Somerset College Prep, SACS, Somerset House, Sun Valley Primary and Rhenish Primary. They had the opportunity to visit many of Cape Town's popular tourist attractions such as Table Mountain, Robben Island, Cape Point, Boulders Beach, Hout Bay and Newland Cricket Grounds. The team were hosted as well as staying at Camps Bay Resort and Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge.
The Wykeham Collegiate School from Pietermaritzburg headed off to Cape Town on a Sports Science tour from the 21st -25th February 2019. There were 26 girls and 2 staff members that embarked on this exciting tour! They were accommodated at the Never at Home Hostel for 4 nights while in Cape Town. Day one saw them flying in to Cape Town and settling in before enjoying a theatre production at the Theatre on the Bay - Into the Woods. The next day was a busy day with a visit to the Sports Science Institute of South Africa followed by a tour of Stellenbosch University. In the afternoon they visited Dr. Sherylle Calder for an assesment at the Eye Gym. The night ended of with a movie at the Meerendal Open Air Cinema. Day 3 allowed them the opportunity to tour the University of Cape Town and visited the Heart of Cape Town Museum. That evening they enjoyed a rugby match at the Newlands Stadium - Stormers vs. The Lions. The next day the group enjoyed a 90 minute Sup Yoga session followed by some beach and shopping time! On the last day they had some free time before boarding their flight to return home.
The Wellington College 1st XI cricket team have toured South Africa in February. The team traveled on the direct British Airways flight from London’s Heathrow Airport to Durban, becoming our very first group to travel on this direct flight. On arrival, the team headed to the KZN Midlands where they were being hosted by some of KZN's best schools. The first match of the tour took place at Hilton College and sadly the second innings had to abruptly end due to heavy rainfall. Then it was off to Michaelhouse for the next match. However, the rain forced a shorter match against MHS and eventually the hosts were victorious, but WCCC seeked redemption at their next match at Kearsney College. Although the day commenced with perfect weather conditions, WCCC were again defeated by Kearsney. The team had some free time to soak up the sun and headed to Kingsmead to watch Day 4 of the SA vs. Sri Lanka Test match. The lads were later hosted by Northwood Boys High and at their T20 match, WCCC were finally victorious. With their first win of the tour in the bag and a boost of confidence, the team headed to Cape Town where they played matches Rondebosch, Bishops, Paarl Boys High and SACS. No visit to the Cape would be complete without heading to Table Mountain. After a wonderful tour in SA, the lads departed Cape Town for Heathrow via Johannesburg.