Monthly Archives: January 2016

Somerset College 1st XI Cricket Team beats Paul Roos
Somerset College played Paul Roos on Wednesday, 27 January, in the National Coke T20 competition. This game is the quarter-finals in the Boland region. Paul Roos batted first and were restricted to 90 for 6 in their 20 overs. Aidan Cunningham and Sam Henderson bowled very well up front and had Paul Roos under pressure from the beginning. Aidan fini...
Tennis vs Dirkie Uys High School – 27 January
On Wednesday the College’s top 8 senior boys’ and top 8 girls’ tennis players travelled to Moorreesburg for our annual tennis derby against Dirkie Uys High School. Charles Fauël (captain), Kiera van Eeden (captain), Tanguy Jongen, Olivia Fauël, Clive Nicolle, Rebecca Brody, Jacques Morris, Tegan O’Grady, Joshua Putterill, Annelie Swanepoe...
Letter from the Head – 27 January 2016
Dear Parents While Margaret Thatcher may have fallen out of vogue, her comment on sitting on the fence and taking the middle road is both figuratively and literally relevant: “If you stand in the middle of the road, you will get hit by the traffic from both sides.” Figuratively, obviously we need to be constantly examining our thinking, asses...
Indoor Hockey (Girls) vs Pinelands – Results – Friday, 22 January
The Girls’ Indoor Hockey results are as follows: 1st team lost 1-3 2nd team won 7-0 3rd team lost 1-3...
Cricket vs Pinelands – Results – 23 January
Star of the Somerset College 1st XI vs Pinelands on Saturday, Franco Carstens took 9 wickets in the first innings.  A summary of the match is as follows: Somerset College batted first and made 254 for 8 after 60 overs.  Marcus Nel made 83 runs, Ben Henderson 53 runs and Sam Henderson 48 runs. Pinelands were bowled all out for 129.  Franco’s bo...
Rowing – U14 Novice Regatta – Eikenhof Dam – 23 January
Somerset College Rowing Club started the main part of the rowing season off with a sizeable bang with the crews putting in some very decent racing at the first regatta on home soil. The weather was perfect, a nice change to the wind we have had for the last few weeks and many of the crews used this to their advantage. While there were many thrillin...
Tennis vs Pinelands – Results – 22 January
On Friday afternoon the College travelled to Pinelands High School with 7 tennis players for our annual Pinelands Contact match. The College was represented by Jordan Haantjes, Joshua Putterill, Matthew Durie, Jaymie van der Merwe, Nic Ficinis, JM Badenhorst and Joseph Edwards. In a blistering South Easter we managed to score a convincing 9-3 win w...
Tennis results – Wednesday, 20 January
The College’s top 4 girls’ and top 4 boys’ tennis players played their first match of the season against Durbanville High School on their courts on Wednesday afternoon. The boys played to a 3-3 draw after the doubles combinations of Charles Fauël and Tanguy Jongen and Clive Nicolle and Jacques Morris won their doubles matches. In the singles...
Cricket results – Saturday, 16 January
1st Team vs Paarl Boys: Paarl Boys batted first and scored 291 for 6 (Franco Carstens 3 for 40). SC scored 240 all out (Ben Henderson 77, Sam Henderson 61, Franco Carstens 31). Somerset College lost by 51 runs. 2nd Team vs Labori: Somerset College batted first and scored 133 (Jacques Morris 30, Dylan Ribbans 29). Labori scored 139 for 6 (Charlie B...
U15 Cricket Festival – January 2016
Somerset College hosted their annual U15 Cricket Festival from 7 to 11 January. The teams participating were: Somerset College, Wynberg Boys, Rondebosch Boys, St Stithians (Johannesburg), Centurion (Pretoria) and Paarl Gymnasium. This pre-season festival often provides spectators with some very good cricket and showcases the talent that all these ...