Selborne cricket has been consistently strong over the years embedded with a rich history.
Cricket is one of the games that best speaks to our traditional values. It is a wonderful game that teaches many life lessons, such as you only get one chance. At Selborne, cricket holds a firm place in our school.
14 teams participate across local leagues on Wednesdays as well as traditional Saturday fixtures. Local derbies against Grey Junior and Queens are supplemented with derbies against Graeme College. Our head of cricket ensures that our cricketers are kept abreast of the latest trends in cricket and that their skills remain relatively sharp throughout the year.
The highlights of our cricket programme includes an u13 tour to Trinity House as well as the traditional Cape Schools Cricket Festival. It is at these festivals that the cricketers at Selborne test themselves against talent from around the country as well as learning about playing in different conditions. SACS, Wynberg, Rondebosch, Bishops as well as Linfield are regular rivals on the pitches.
Cricketing greats that attended Selborne Primary include Peter Kirsten, Dave Callaghan as well as most recently Mark Boucher. The addition of our new sports centre will hopefully allow us to see more names being added to this illustrious list.
Selborne Primary has a rich tradition when it comes to cricket with the likes of Peter Kirsten and Mark Boucher having attended this school. Both of these Selbornians went on to represent South Africa. We’ve also produced players who have represented franchises and provincial teams. These individuals have set the standard for our boys and many of those values and traditions are still applied.
Sports do not build character, they reveal it!