When you walk across the fields of Glenwood over a summer’s afternoon it’s easy to see why cricket is the main summer sport at Glenwood High School. With over thirty cricket teams, cricket at Glenwood keeps going from strength to strength. This can be seen in the number of top class players we have delivered recently and in the past.
International and provincial representatives include: David Thomas Drew-Test Umpire, Robert James ‘Bob’ Williams- 1935, Lawrence Anderson ‘Fish’ Markham-SA Schools 1941, John Cecil Watkins 1949-1957,Kenneth Neil Hoskin SA Universities 1971-1977, Keith Mervyn Hosken- SA Universities 1972-1973, Trevor Madsen 1989/90, Steven Jack 1994-1995, Jade Winston Dernbach- Eng U/19
With our cricket academy now an established part of our cricket education the results can be seen not just in junior levels but through all the teams with winning percentages against rival schools mostly in the positive on any given weekend. Academy takes place every week and is supplemented by a High Performance Camp once a year. In these academy sessions the basics are perfected and then the skill factor is moulded.
Cricket is played during the first and fourth term where we play at least seven fixtures against all the top schools KZN can offer per term.
Every team is taken care of by their own coaches and practices happen all week. With attention not just concentrated towards the more experienced players but also the beginners who want to join in building cricket at Glenwood to the very top.
At Glenwood we pride ourselves on playing cricket in the right manner by playing hard but also respecting the game, umpires and opponents.