Cricket High School

Newlands Cricket high  win George Tournament at 1st attempt - George 24-26 September 2015.

The Newlands Cricket High School under 15 side won the George Cricket Festival over the past weekend, The tournament was contested by 10 sides from as far as Port Elizabeth and Cape Town. Already in their first game, the Newlands boys defeated the defending champions from Port Elizabeth, Framsby High School. After two tough days of cricket, it was Newlands up against WPCC in the final. WPCC batted first and scored 78 runs on a difficult pitch, in their allotted 20 overs, the pitch was low and slow and spin bowlers were difficult to play. Newlands however knocked off the required runs with 5 wickets down, to be crowned the new champions for 2015.

The Newlands under 14s also did well, also beating last year’s champs, Framsby High, and contested the second final against Framsby u14 which they won easily scoring 107/6 in their 20 overs and then bowling out Framsby for a paltry 36. Justin Gilliland was voted the top batsman and Jordan Struwig took the most wickets, 15 , both boys from Newlands Cricket High School.


image This institution is based at Sahara Park Newlands, the world renowned cricket field which is considered one of the greatest cricketing stadiums in the world. The school is housed in the Century Club on the 3rd floor at the Southern end of the field. We have applied to The Western Province Cricket Club, to make use of their wonderful facilities, the Indoor Centre and gymnasium, we hope that this application will be successful as it would offer much to our players. A first of its kind in Cape Town, this school offers Grades 8 to 12 to its learners, starting this year by enrolling grade 8’s for 2015..
The school will only accept grade 8 and grade 9 learners for 2015. Applicants will be assessed by coaches on the school’s staff, in terms of their cricket ability and only those players with an above average ability to play cricket will be accepted. Players who show real potential but who have as yet not developed fully, will also be considered. The school will follow the curriculum of the Western Cape Education Department(WCED) and will comply with all the curriculum requirements as set out by the WCED.
Teaching staff will be registered with the South African Council of Educators SACE, whilst cricket coaches will be at least level 2 compliant coaches. The school’s core activity will be cricket development, players will be exposed to the best possible programmes, workshops and practice sessions. Added to this, players will be exposed to many, many games on weekdays and over weekdays, in all formats, 15 overs, 20 overs 35 overs, 50 overs and even 2 day cricket.

 Players will be taken on many mini tours over weekends to Oustshoorn, Worcester, Paarl, longer tours to Port Elizabeth, East London, Durban, Bloemfontein, Johannesburg, Pretoria and Kimberley. There will also be an overseas tour in the South African winter. Whilst on tour, teachers will accompany the players, thereby ensuring that players are kept up to date with their schoolwork.

 If you want to make a career out of cricket, then there’s no better place to start, than Newlands Cricket School -SHAHEED SHAIK ( Director )

image Message from Nabeal Dien: General Manager at Western Cape Cricket
The new Newlands Cricket school, the initiative of forward thinking individuals and at the forefront is Shaheed Shaik who has successfully established 3 (three) private high schools around Cape Town. I have known Mr Shaik since the 1980’s when he was Paarl’s delegate to the Western Province Cricket Board.Shaheed is a person passionate about education and it seems more passionate about the game of cricket.

His involvement was highlighted by the success of his Under 13 Western Province Cricket Club side who won the Provincial U13 Feedem Pitseng tournament for two years (2013 and 2014) and this after the Under 13 team failed to attain this honour for three consecutive years.

 It is my contention that given his vast experience and passion for education as well as cricket , this initiative will provide a natural fit for ensuring a successful cricket school.
Western Province Cricket Association and its Amateur Department are excited about this initiative and its implementation as we have always subscribed to these values of education, access and opportunity – Education through cricket.

Nabeal Dien
General Manager: WP Cricket Association