Cricket Festival A Resounding Success

Union High School’s 15th annual Senior Cricket Festival was a huge success with eight schools taking part.

The schools, including Daniël Pienaar Technical High School, Marlow Agricultural High School, Queen’s College Boys’ High School, Stirling High School, Edgemead High School, Milnerton High School and Nico Malan competed over four days and showcased some exciting young talent.

T20s, 50-over encounters and declaration matches were played on Union’s Minnaar and Puttick fields as well as at the Botanics Sports Club and at Hoër Volkskool with each venue’s idyllic setting in the Gem of the Karoo providing the perfect backdrop for cricket at the height of summer.

Great weather over the course of the festival and fantastic camaraderie among the participating schools, ensured that the festival produced a lot of great cricket, while being enjoyed by all concerned!

Union extends its thanks to all participating teams as well as to Hoër Volkskool and the Botanics Sports Grounds for making their facilities available for many of the matches.


Congratulations to Skaakir Kazi (6 for 56 in 21 overs during Union’s declaration match against Edgemead High School. He is seen here being congratulated by the match’s umpire Jonathan Crankshaw.