DPHS and St Stithians Boys’ Prep Tour 2019
Since 1986, St Stithians Boys’ Prep and DPHS (Durban Preparatory High School) have competed against each other, on the 1st weekend of February, either in Durban or Johannesburg. 2019 was the year for BP to host the “Prep” boys. 90 boys made the journey up from Durban, and 80 of those boys were graciously hosted by our St Stithians BP parents, continuing the wonderful legacy of sport and friendship.
Over the years a variety of sporting codes have been included in the tour, and this year our school boys would compete in T20 cricket, Golf, Tennis, Water Polo and time format Cricket. Much hard work, by the school’s Directors of Sport, took place behind the scenes, to ensure maximum participation for the boys.
On Thursday 31 January, the cricket teams saw action, with DPHS bettering St Stithians in the T20 cricket matches. The 1st and 2nd teams were called off due to extreme lightning in the Sandton area.
On Friday 1 February our golfers manged to burn up Bryanston Country Club golf course in a quadrangular festival against DPHS, St John’s Prep and The Ridge School. Sadly the rain set in on Friday afternoon, which saw the Tennis matches and the Water Polo quadrangular being called off.
The respective Directors of Sport and coaches put heads together to reschedule a Water Polo match at 07:00, before cricket matches were due to start. In an exciting match, St Stithians managed to come out victors. The Saturday cricket matches were extremely competitive, yet played with the highest standards of sportsmanship and friendship. St Stithians managed to win 3 matches, DPHS two matches and two matches ended as a draw.
Huge thanks must go to our wonderful St Stithians Boys’ Prep parents for opening their homes to the DPHS boys, ensuring the ongoing relationship between the two schools.