Michaelhouse 1st XI at St Charles College.
St Charles College hosted Michaelhouse with 56 teams competing in various sports on Saturday. Overall, the results went to the Balgowan boys’ side.
On the basketball court, the Saints have won four wins in seven open age group matches. The Saints’ first team couldn’t reverse a three-game losing streak against House.
Grade 10 player Abongile Xulu extended House’s lead to nine points at one point. The Saints worked their way into a two-point advantage with 90 seconds on the clock, but a three-point game from Matthew de Villiers, followed by fierce defense, guaranteed a 45-44 victory in a low game. score, defined by the defense, for Michaelhouse. House came home with a winning streak in all four U15 clashes, with Saints winning the U14D clash.
On the pitch, House dominated, scoring wins in nine of eleven matches, including a narrow 24-point win for the opening XI. Chase Michaux (54) and Alex Vermeulen (54 *) mainly contributed to the 285/9 of their team on their 50 allocated overs. Wins for seconds (Joe Price 52), third, fourth (John Yeadon 118 of 66) and James Gilson (73 of 53) and fifth (Grant Leslie 50 *) were characteristic of the vibrant cricket culture at Balgowan .
It was one-way traffic in the water polo pool, with Michaelhouse scoring solid wins in the only two games scheduled for the day.
At the Fish River Canoe Marathon, which also became the South African K2 River Championship, the Michaelhouse Canoe Club sent 19 paddlers. Matthew Millward and Jack Edmonds – fresh out of tenth overall at the World Marathon Championships in Romania the week before, finishing sixth overall; beat the U18 K2 record set by Michaelhouse paddler Stephen Bird and his partner in 2006.
Jack Shooter and Murray Behn ran closely, in 15th place overall and second in the U18 class on day one. Boat problems on the second day cost them a place on the podium in the U18 category; resulting in 29th overall.
Rob Butcher and Dom Furby won gold laurels in the U16 category.
• Murray Witherspoon is Admissions and Marketing Manager at Michaelhouse.