Celebrating Cricket Accolades for Old Stithians
Fantastic news for our St Stithians Cricket community as two of our rising stars receive accolades this week.
CSA announced the T20 Protea squad to play in Pakistan early next month. Our very own Ryan Rickelton was selected as top order wicket keeper batsmen. Ryan attended St Stithians prep then progressed to the Boys College where he matriculated in 2014. His father Mr Ian Rickelton was Director of Sport at the Boys College for 16 years. Ian together with Mr Peter Stringer played a significant role in Ryan’s early development as a cricketer. Ryan is known as one of the fittest and best conditioned cricketers in the Lions Franchise team. His great work ethic comes from his Dad who himself is a very dedicated and active sportsman.
Ryan scored 11 centuries for St Stithians Boys College 1st X1, this included 210* vs Centurion High. After matriculating Ryan had a season in New Zealand where he played for the Fire Birds 2nd X1 in Wellington. He then returned to South Africa and made his debut for the Lions in 2017.
Our cricket community at St Stithians are extremely proud of Ryan’s selection and we all believe that Ryan will grab this opportunity with both hands. Congratulations from One and All.
Curtis Campher was named man of the series this week for his performances against the UAE side for Ireland. Curtis built on his fantastic debut against England scoring 89 runs and taking wickets in both games against UEA. Ireland now play Afghanistan on 21, 23 and 26th January 2021. We are all looking forward to some more top performances from Curtis. Wishing Curtis all the best from One and All.