Maritzburg College squash players. PHOTO: MCC
Unfortunately, heavy rain on Friday and Saturday saw the cancellation of Maritzburg College’s cricket fixtures for the weekend, and it was only the school’s water polo teams who travelled down to Durban to compete against the Grasshoppers from Glenwood.
Earlier in the week, College played tennis and squash matches. In addition, the boys also did very well in the Dash & Crash on the Umgeni ahead of the Dusi Canoe Marathon.
A number of our boys took part in the 2022 17 km Dash & Crash, supported by College’s coach, Bridgitte Hartley.
College took race honours by winning the K1 U18 race through Joshua Glyn-Cuthbert, while second spot in the U14 category went to Scott Venniker.
The Top 8 squash side played against Glenwood midweek, and put in a sterling performance with each of the players winning their respective matches. College recorded a well deserved 8-0 victory.
College’s teams had mid-week fixtures against St Charles, Kearsney and Hilton College with some convincing wins for the A teams.
College fielded eight teams against Glenwood over the weekend, with six wins, one draw and one loss.
The 1st team game had an intense start with both teams exchanging goals.
With the score 2-2 at the end of the first chukka. At the end of the second half, Glenwood managed a 4-goal lead and were able to extend this slightly by the end of the game. College fought hard to come back but it wasn’t enough and went down 7-13.
• Sally Upfold is the marketing manager of Maritzburg College.