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Gqeberha set for 2024 Grey Cricket Fest

By Willem Louw , in Cricket | News , at 2023-11-17

Twelve top cricketing schools from across South Africa will converge on Gqeberha on the 11th of January 2024 for the annual Grey Cricket Festival, turning the picturesque city into a cricketing hub and providing a thrilling start to the year.

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Hosted alternately by Bloemfontein’s Grey College and Gqeberha’s Grey High School, the 2024 edition will unfold in the Eastern Province, with the opening match scheduled between the hosts, Grey High School, and Menlo Park on Thursday, the 11th of January, on Pollock Field.

Grey College gets their season underway with a clash against Selborne on Victoria Park. Meanwhile, their neighbours from Bloemfontein, St Andrew’s School, take on Jeppe in what promises to be an exhilarating match.

The hosts continue their campaign in a timed format match against King Edward VII from Johannesburg before switching to a 50-over game against Glenwood on the Saturday. They finish with one final test on the Sunday against Jeppe.

Grey High boasts a proud cricketing tradition, with their alumni including Graeme and Peter Pollock, Wayne Parnell and Jacques Theron. Most recently, they have also produced the likes of Tristan Stubbs, who made his international debut for the Proteas in 2022, and Colin Ackermann, who earned his national stripes for the Netherlands in 2019.

The yearly festival will provide an early glimpse at some of the stars of the future as the participating schools include some of the finest nurseries of schoolboy cricket talent in the country.

The provisional fixtures:

11 January 2024 (Time cricket)

Grey High School vs Menlo Park (Pollock Field)
Grey College vs Selborne (Victoria Park)
Pearson vs KES (Pearson)
St Andrew’s School vs Jeppe (Old Grey)
Framesby vs Namibia Invitational (Framesby)
Potchefstroom Volkskool vs Glenwood (Kolisi Field)

12 January 2024 (Time cricket)

Grey High School vs KES (Pollock Field)
St Andrew’s School vs Potchefstroom Volkskool (Victoria Park)
Pearson vs Namibia Invitational (Pearson)
Framesby vs Glenwood (Framesby)
Grey College vs Menlo Park (Old Grey)
Jeppe vs Selborne (Kolisi Field)

13 January 2024 (50 overs)

Grey High School vs Glenwood (Pollock Field)
Selborne vs Potchefstroom Volkskool (Victoria Park)
St Andrew’s School vs Namibia Invitational (Old Grey)
Pearson vs Grey College (Pearson)
Framesby vs Jeppe (Framesby)
KES vs Menlo Park (Kolisi Field)

14 January 2024 (T20/50 overs)

Grey High School vs Jeppe (Pollock Field)
KES vs Potchefstroom Volkskool (Victoria Park)
Pearson vs Menlo Park (Pearson)
Namibia Invitational vs Selborne (Kolisi Field) (T20)
Framesby vs St Andrew’s School (Framesby) (T20)
Glenwood vs Grey College (Old Grey) (T20)

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