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Fixtures for the 61st annual Michaelmas Week in KwaZulu-Natal

By Hannes Nienaber , in Cricket | News , at 2021-10-01 Tags: ,

MICHAELMASThe 61st Oppenheimer Michaelmas Week will take place in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands from Saturday, 2 October 2021 with some of the country’s top cricket nurseries taking part in this prestigious festival.

The hosts, Maritzburg College, will face Grey College of Bloemfontein in their opening match of the festival on Goldstones. All Maritzburg College’s matches will be played at Goldstones.

They will also face St. Alban’s College, Pretoria Boys’ High, and Affies during the festival.

It is also a unique cricket event in that all 10 of the KZN province’s leading schoolboy first XIs are represented in one festival.

The annual hosts Maritzburg College are joined by fellow KZN schools St Charles College, Hilton College, Michaelhouse, Kearsney College, Westville, Glenwood, Durban High School (DHS), Clifton College, and Northwood.

A measure of the quality of cricketers that have passed through this festival is the household names who have graced the biggest stages in the world.

Ali Bacher and Graeme Smith (KES), Kepler Wessels and Hansie Cronje (Grey College), AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis (Affies), and Hashim Amla (DHS) are some of the Michaelmas cricketers over the past 60 years whose post-school careers have led them to become SA national team captains.

And just some of the Michaelmas cricketers who have gone on to reach the pinnacle of the game and delight audiences around the world include Barry Richards (DHS), David Miller, Kevin Pietersen, and Jonty Rhodes (all Maritzburg College), and Quinton de Kock (KES).

The fixtures: 

2 October 2021 

Maritzburg College vs Grey College
Durban High School vs Pretoria Boys’ High
Kearsney College vs St David’s Marist
Glenwood vs St Stithians College
Westville Boys’ High vs St Alban’s College
Hilton College vs Affies
St Charles’ College vs Jeppe High School
Northwood vs St John’s College
Clifton vs King Edward VII
Michaelhouse vs Futura Cricket XI

3 October 2021

Maritzburg College vs St Alban’s College
Westville Boys’ High vs St David’s Marist
Kearsney College vs Grey College
Glenwood vs St John’s College
Clifton vs Affies
Hilton College vs St Stithians College
St Charles College vs Pretoria Boys’ High
Michaelhouse vs King Edward VII
Northwood vs Futura Cricket XI
Durban High School vs Jeppe High School

4 October 2021 

Maritzburg College vs Pretoria Boys’ High
Northwood vs St Alban’s College
Kearsney College vs St Stithians College
Westville Boys’ High vs Affies
Michaelhouse vs Jeppe High School
Hilton College vs King Edward VII
St Charles College vs Grey College
Glenwood vs St David’s Marist
Durban High School vs Futura Cricket XI
Clifton vs St John’s College

5 October 2021 

Maritzburg College vs Affies
Clifton vs Grey College
Kearsney College vs Jeppe High School
Northwood vs King Edward VII
Durban High School vs St David’s Marist
Hilton College vs St John’s College
St Charles College vs Futura Cricket XI
Glenwood vs St Alban’s College
Westville Boys’ High vs St Stithians College
Michaelhouse vs Pretoria Boys’ High

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