Graeme College sport report 20th May

MAY 22, 2017
Graeme College sport report 20th May

Rugby vs Grey High

The Graeme College 1st XV travelled to Port Elizabeth on Wednesday the 17th of May to take on an unbeaten Grey High School 1st XV.

The game had been moved to the Wednesday to accommodate the players that would take part in the Eastern Province rugby trials on the Saturday.

Graeme always knew that it was going to be a tough challenge as Grey had come off two good wins against Paul Roos and Wynberg Boys’ High.

This however did not discourage the Graeme team as they put in a performance that everyone associated to the school can be proud of. In between a few mistakes Graeme played some magnificent rugby that meant they dominated large parts of the game.

At half time they trailed by 12-8 as Grey were fortunate to score an intercept try. Graeme scored a try through M. Ntwanambi and S. Ngqiyaza kicked a penalty for Graeme’s points. Graeme scored a try through S. Ngqiyaza to take the lead 15-12 early in the 2 nd half.

Grey fought back and ended up winning the game 22-15. In what turned out to be a great contest Graeme will walk away proud but also thinking they missed a great opportunity as they seemed to have the ascendency for most of the game.

Bailey Cup Tennis

The Baily Cup is a great event where school tennis in the Albany area compete from Junior School up to Senior School tennis, combining all games played for the eventual winners to be calculated.

Port Alfred joined Kingswood, St Andrews and Graeme for the first time, in a tournament dating back to 1984. Graeme College continued their winning streak to the third year in a row, with a convincing performance over the weekend.

Graeme clinched first place (154), followed by St Andrews (127), then Kingswood (100) and Port Alfred (69). This is Graeme’s 16th cup win, which is the highest ahead of St Andrews (10 times) and Kingswood (8 times). Rhys Wiblin (u10), Andrew Muir (u10), Chris Gleaves (open) and Mark Amm (open) were undefeated throughout the tournament.

Junior Rugby vs Lorraine Primary

The Junior School had a good fixture, where they shared the spoils overall. The u13A game was a great contest with the Lorraine side going in to the break with a comfortable lead. The Graeme side kicked into gear, and dominated the second half eventually winning the game 29-24.

Hockey

Graeme played Alexander Road on Friday, and went down 1-0 in what was a solid performance. In fact both teams seemed to have a number of chances, but neither managed to put the ball in the back of the net.

Alex scored early on, and managed to hold on to their lead. Graeme came back in to the contest, very strongly in the second half, to a degree where they dominated attacking play for a lengthy period.

With 6 penalty corners in the game, Graeme only had themselves to blame though. In the end, Alex held on for their 1-0 win. The Graeme side, is still very much on the learning curve but showing good progress and improvement with every game.

Image: Winning Bailey Cup tennis team.