Cricket is the summer sport with the highest amount of participants, forming three to four teams per age group.
Mini-cricket is part of our skills programme, with practices starting directly afterward. This gives the boys a large amount of exposure to the skills needed to participate competitively, followed by a team-oriented practice. Our u.11A and u.13A teams have both won interschools for the past several years!
The school’s cricket season started off on a warm summer’s afternoon against Gerieke, from Ceres.
The next two weeks saw our boys take on Swartland and Worcester. Due to the fact that most schools only have an A and B team, our lower teams played games against our schools higher teams.
The last few matches were played against Slot van die Paarl, WA Joubert, Groenheuwel and Noord-Eind. The u/13A’s were treated to a special match against English touring teams from Sharpshire and Primrose Hill respectfully.
The mini cricket teams played their first tournament at Noord-Eind followed by a tournament a Boland Landbou and Courtrai.
This year the main focus at the mini cricket was to expose the boys to as many matches as possible, where the focus was on developing skills as well as to have fun.
Mini-Cricket this term was another big success. Our boys did very well against our opposition in the Junior Phase. Our parents can be very proud of their boys. BPS has approximately 130 boys from gr.1-3 who practice every week.
Teams are selected on merit. All boys take part in the cricket trials at the beginning of each year, at which point all the relevant coaches are present. The trials are based on the three aspects of cricket; batting, bowling, and fielding. The coaches assess all three.
At u.13 level the boys are also expected to reach certain “fitness” goals, however, if these goals are not reached, they can still be selected for a team, but fitness will then be a target area to be worked on.
Team selection is not final. The necessary considerations will be made by the head coach of the age group and the coach of the respective team should a boy need to be promoted. The necessary considerations will be made by the head coach of the age group and the coach of the respective team.
Mini-krieket word deur die o.7 – o.9-seuns (graad 1-3) gespeel. Die o.9-leerders begin met hardebaloefeninge om sodoende die leerders voor te berei vir die o.11-ouderdomsgroep, wat met ‘n volledige elfmanspan, hardebalkrieket speel.
Daar is geen o.10-liga in Boland nie, daarom sal die o.10 en o.11-leerders in die o.11-liga speel.
Die o.12 en o.13-leerders speel in die o.13-liga.