Cricket High School
Newlands Cricket high win George Tournament at 1st
attempt - George 24-26 September 2015.
The Newlands Cricket High School under 15 side won the George Cricket
Festival over the past weekend, The tournament was contested by 10 sides from as
far as Port Elizabeth and Cape Town. Already in their first game, the Newlands
boys defeated the defending champions from Port Elizabeth, Framsby High School.
After two tough days of cricket, it was Newlands up against WPCC in the
final. WPCC batted first and scored 78 runs on a difficult pitch, in their
allotted 20 overs, the pitch was low and slow and spin bowlers were difficult to
play. Newlands however knocked off the required runs with 5 wickets down, to be
crowned the new champions for 2015.
The Newlands under 14s also did well, also beating last year’s champs,
Framsby High, and contested the second final against Framsby u14 which they won
easily scoring 107/6 in their 20 overs and then bowling out Framsby for a paltry
36. Justin Gilliland was voted the top batsman and Jordan Struwig took the
most wickets, 15 , both boys from Newlands Cricket High School.
Players will be taken on many mini tours over weekends to Oustshoorn,
Worcester, Paarl, longer tours to Port Elizabeth, East London, Durban,
Bloemfontein, Johannesburg, Pretoria and Kimberley. There will also be an
overseas tour in the South African winter. Whilst on tour, teachers will
accompany the players, thereby ensuring that players are kept up to date with
This institution is based at Sahara Park Newlands, the world renowned cricket
field which is considered one of the greatest cricketing stadiums in the world.
The school is housed in the Century Club on the 3rd floor at the Southern end of
the field. We have applied to The Western Province Cricket Club, to make use of their
wonderful facilities, the Indoor Centre and gymnasium, we hope that this application will be
successful as it would offer much to our players. A first of its kind in Cape Town, this school
offers Grades 8 to 12 to its learners, starting this year by enrolling grade 8’s
The school will only accept grade 8
and grade 9 learners for 2015. Applicants will be assessed by
coaches on the school’s staff, in terms of their cricket ability and only those
players with an above average ability to play cricket will be accepted. Players
who show real potential but who have as yet not developed fully, will also be
considered. The school will follow the curriculum of the Western Cape Education
Department(WCED) and will comply with all the curriculum requirements as set out
by the WCED.
Teaching staff will be registered with the South African Council of Educators
SACE, whilst cricket coaches will be at least level 2 compliant coaches. The
school’s core activity will be cricket development, players will be exposed to
the best possible programmes, workshops and practice sessions. Added to this,
players will be exposed to many, many games on weekdays and over weekdays, in
all formats, 15 overs, 20 overs 35 overs, 50 overs and even 2 day cricket.
If you want to make a career out of cricket, then there’s no better
place to start, than Newlands Cricket School -SHAHEED SHAIK ( Director )
Message from Nabeal Dien: General Manager at Western Cape Cricket
The new Newlands Cricket school, the initiative of forward thinking
individuals and at the forefront is Shaheed Shaik who has successfully
established 3 (three) private high schools around Cape Town. I have known Mr
Shaik since the 1980’s when he was Paarl’s delegate to the Western Province
Cricket Board.Shaheed is a person passionate about education and it seems more
passionate about the game of cricket.
His involvement was highlighted by the success of his Under 13 Western Province
Cricket Club side who won the Provincial U13 Feedem Pitseng tournament for two
years (2013 and 2014) and this after the Under 13 team failed to attain this
honour for three consecutive years.
It is my contention that given his vast experience and passion for education as
well as cricket , this initiative will provide a natural fit for ensuring a
successful cricket school.
Western Province Cricket Association and its Amateur Department are excited
about this initiative and its implementation as we have always subscribed to
these values of education, access and opportunity – Education through cricket.
General Manager: WP Cricket Association