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Menlopark makes strides towards the top ten of this week’s Powerade Performance Top 50 Cricket Rankings for the First XI’s after winning the Coca-Cola T20 Challenge Finals over the weekend.

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Johannesburg’s top team so far in 2015, St. Stithians, break into the top three of the Powerade Performance Rankings thanks to some very consistent cricket across the various formats.

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What has been noticeable so far this season is how the traditional rugby schools like Potch Volkskool and EG Jansen have taken to the game and especially in the T20 format where they have been able to beat the big name teams.

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Wynberg and Rondebosch swap places on the Powerade Performance Rankings for the First XI’s this week which was most likely due to Wynberg able to secure a comfortable win over Paarl Gym, whilst Rondebosch had to settle for a draw against SACS.

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Rondebosch hit the front and take the top spot away from Hilton College on the Powerade Performance Rankings after a comfortable victory over Boishaai!

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An impressive win by high-flying Hilton College over Kearsney College helped to consolidate their position at the top of the Powerade Performance Cricket Rankings for this week although the likes of Rondebosch and Waterkloof move up the table as they mount a challenge for the top spot.

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A cracking season of cricket is underway with many of the teams that will be in action over the weekend having already participated in several festivals and tours, so the quality and form of the players should be very good.

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Most of the top teams across the country have taken part in several festivals that were held during January which has helped to reignite their form for the 2014/15 season.

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Waterkloof led from start to finish in the Powerade Performance U15 Rankings during 2014 and are congratulated for ending up as the leading team in South Africa once again.

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Only a handful of matches were played over the past week as the 2014 cricket season finally draws to a close. However with several outstanding results now flooding in we do have some movement on the Powerade Performance Rankings which has looked fairly settled during the past few weeks.

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Friday, 14 November 2014 19:11

Cricket: Results & Fixtures for 15/11/14

The Cricket season is all but over although there will still be several key matches to be decided this week in the South African School cricket scene.

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A brilliant victory by Menlopark over the number one side in the country, Waterkloof, was perhaps the biggest result of the past week and although Menlopark managed to climb up to their highest spot on the Powerade Performance Rankings of the year, Waterkloof still remain entrenched at the top.

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More big wins by the Waterkloof juggernaut keeps the Pretoria team firmly entrenched at the top of the Powerade Performance Rankings for the U15’s.

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A breathtaking loss by St. Stithians over KES blunted their chances of reaching the top of the Powerade Performance Rankings where we find Waterkloof once again occupying the Number One spot and it is looking increasingly likely that they will remain there.

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St Stithians made inroads into Waterkloof’s lead for the number one position in the Powerade Performance Cricket Rankings this week with a very successful week. Saints enjoyed a fine week of wins which included a solid victory over St. Andrews School and Grey College and are putting a great deal of pressure on the leading team.

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It is always of great interest to see the how the U14 cricketers are fairing and it does help to gauge what the future First XI’s will look like for any particular school. A look at the current Powerade Performance Rankings for the U14’s makes some absorbing reading.

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There is very little change to the First XI Powerade Performance Rankings this week with a wet weekend in parts of the country causing some teams to lose out on an opportunity to make further advancement up the table.

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During the school holidays around the country there was plenty of action taking place with the 55th Oppenheimar Week in KZN, Cape Schools Week and the Coca-Cola T20 Schools Challenge Finals sharing the lime-light and those results have had a significant bearing on the Powerade Performance Rankings.

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Steady progress by Hilton College, who enjoyed a hugely successful tour of Zimbabwe where they won the Ram Slam T20 Tournament, sees them climb into the Top 10 for the first time this year in the Powerade Performance First XI Rankings.

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The U15 Powerade Performance Rankings takes on more importance as the season gets underway in earnest in this week but already there is a familiar look with Waterkloof way out in front with an unbeaten record so far in 2014.

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A comprehensive win by St. Stithians over St. Johns College kept them in the hunt for the top spot in the Powerade Performance First XI Rankings but it is still Waterkloof who keep extending their mammoth unbeaten run who hold on to the number one position.

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Cricket gradually starts to take centre stage in more weekend sports of more schools this week and if the weather is favorable there will be plenty of opportunity to get some early form in.

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A highly successful St. David’s T20 Festival has seen a few teams move on the Powerade Performance Cricket Rankings although most of the school’s are yet to resume playing after a long wait for the rugby season to end.

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As the curtain closes on what has been a great first term cricket season we take a look at how the rankings stand for the u14, u15 and 1st XI teams and try to gauge which schools are leading the sport in the SA Schools Combined Depth Rankings.

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Thursday, 13 March 2014 11:18

U15 Cricket: The First Term Top 35 Rankings

The Waterkloof U15 side look well set to end up as the top side in South Africa after completing their First Term season in the No.1 position which they have held virtually from the start of the year.

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As the last rights of the First Term Cricket season play out there is a familiar name at the top of the rankings and they have been in that position virtually from the start of the year.

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There are several schools’ that will be fairly confident that they will be able field some strong First XI’s in the near future.

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Cricket season has just about run its course for the first term although there are still a few key matches that need to be played before we are engulfed by non-stop rugby that will take us up to September.

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Friday, 28 February 2014 16:36

U14 Cricket: The Latest U14 Rankings

Wynberg slip out of the top three after taking one on the chin by Affies who managed to play their best cricket of the season as they edged out the Cape side with a two wicket win.

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Thursday, 27 February 2014 14:59

U15 Cricket: The SA Schools Top 35 Rankings

A very successful ISCF hosted by St. Stithians produced several key results and allowed some cross-provincial clashes which tested both batter and bowler against some of the toughest opposition in the U15 age group.

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For the third week in a row it is Waterkloof who reign supreme at the top of the SA Schools Rankings after having played 14 matches without tasting defeat so far in 2014.

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Wednesday, 19 February 2014 00:00

U15A Cricket: The Latest SA Top 35 Rankings

Waterkloof U15’s, like their First XI, edge into the top position although St Stithians are still unbeaten after yet another win over Affies during the past week.

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Friday, 21 February 2014 11:38

U14 Cricket: The Latest Top 30 Rankings

A sparkling 100 not out by Waterkloof’s latest run machine, Albert Wells, helps set up a massive 10 wicket win over Affies and jolt them into the top three in the SA Schools U14 Rankings.

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The Waterkloof machine continues to mow down every team that they face as they stretched their unbeaten run to 11 matches so far this season and they are firmly entrenched at the top of the table.

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Friday, 14 February 2014 14:45

U14 Cricket: The SA Schools Top 35 Rankings

Mark Hein of Hudson Park helped demolish a struggling Dale College last week to help his team stay at the top of the SA Schools U14 Rankings.

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Thursday, 13 February 2014 09:23

U15 Cricket: The SA Schools Top 40 Rankings

St Stithians continue with a sensational start to the season with yet another comprehensive win which stretches them to nine wins without a loss.

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Monday, 10 February 2014 19:05

Cricket: The SA Schools Top 45 Rankings

Wynberg produced their finest match of the season when they took on the powerful Rondebosch side and with the way Rondebosch have been playing recently they were the clear favourites going into this one.

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The first term is over and the cricket kit is put away for a few months before old rivalries resume near the end of the year.

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Monday, 25 February 2013 23:49

Cricket: Rankings for 24th February, 2013

There was considerable movement on the table over the past week as most of the teams were engaged in numerous matches in a short space of time which tested the depth of the various sides.

wkWaterkloof who were the finalists against Rondebosch in the Coke T20 Challenge cling on to the top spot although the gap between them and the rest has shrunk appreciably. Affies take the second best slot thanks to a win against Waterkloof and a good showing during the Independent Schools Festival. Rondebosch who are now the champions of the T20 format, deservedly get back into the top three and had it not been for their surprise loss against St.Andrew’s Bloem they could have been challenging for the No.1 position.

One of the big movers is St.Andrew’s College who are now on a seven match winning streak and they burst into the Top 10 after enjoying an excellent week which included a stunning nine wicket win over Affies. St.Alban’s also have put together some good results and went undefeated at the Independent School’s Festival . Paul Roos Gym also break into the Top 10 after stretching their winning streak to four matches which has included brushing aside Wynberg twice.

The equation used for these rankings are not based purely on a win/loss ratio and in order to grade the various wins against stronger or less stronger teams a formula has been used to give as realistic evaluation of the team’s form. Click here to see how the rankings are worked out.

Please continue to send us your thoughts, opinions and suggestions on the rankings to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    We are looking forward to hearing from you!

 

RANKINGS 24th FEB 2013

RANK

TEAM

PLAYED

AVG PTS

1

WATERKLOOF

22

6.9

2

AFFIES

17

6.6

3

RONDEBOSCH

16

6.5

4

MENLOPARK

13

6.3

5

GREY COLLEGE

13

6.1

6

ST.DAVID'S

11

6.1

7

JEPPE

9

6

8

ST.ANDREW'S COLLEGE

12

5.8

9

ST.ALBAN'S

10

5.8

10

PAUL ROOS GYM

11

5.8

11

ST.STITHIANS

11

5.8

12

SACS

10

5.7

13

WESTVILLE

14

5.7

14

WYNBERG

10

5.6

15

KES

8

5.6

16

BISHOPS

11

5.2

17

MICHAELHOUSE

12

4.9

18

HILTON

13

4.7

19

CLIFTON

7

4.6

20

KINGSWOOD

11

4.3

21

UNION HIGH

10

4.3

22

HUDSON PARK

11

4.3

23

GREY HIGH

13

4.1

24

MARITZBURG COLLEGE

14

4.1

25

KEARSNEY

8

4.1

26

PAARL BOY'S

9

4

27

ST.JOHN'S COLLEGE

12

3.9

28

GLENWOOD

9

3.9

29

PAARL GIM

9

3.7

30

FRAMESBY

14

3.7

31

NORTHWOOD

8

3.6

32

ST.CHARLES

14

3.5

33

QUEEN'S COLLEGE

6

3.3

34

DALE COLLEGE

4

3.1

35

ST.BENEDICT'S

10

2.6

36

DHS

9

2.6

37

PARKTOWN

11

2.5

38

ST.ANDREW'S BLOEM

12

2.5

39

SELBORNE COLLEGE

11

1.2

40

PRETORIA BOY'S

8

1.1

 

 

 

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Tuesday, 19 February 2013 09:53

Cricket: Rankings for 16th February 2013

After another full week of cricket it is still Waterkloof you remain unbeaten and are firmly entrenched at the top of the table although several interesting results have caused some movement in both directions.

Kingswood11Wynberg have tumbled down the table after suffering what must be viewed as a surprise defeat by the rapidly improving Paul Roos side who outplayed Wynberg to record a comprehensive five wicket victory. Wynberg are now grimly fighting to stay in the top ten and the win has rocketed PRG into the top 20.

Kingswood has also enjoyed a good week after thrashing Muir College and has managed to punch their way to the top half of the rankings. KZN powerhouse Westville, after a somewhat indifferent start to the season seem to be back to full strength now and they have made up some ground to get back into the top 10 after a welcomed win over Northwood who they beat by six wickets. This now extends their winning streak to seven matches as they look to forget their poor early season tour to the Cape.

Jeppe Boy’s continue to impress as they took care of business against the young Pretoria Boy’s outfit who are yet to show the form of last year but the experience will no doubt forge them into a stronger team in the matches ahead.

Please continue to send us your thoughts, opinions and suggestions on the rankings to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    We are looking forward to hearing from you!

RANKINGS 16TH FEB 2013

RANK

TEAM

PLAYED

AVG PTS

1

WATERKLOOF

16

7.9

2

ST STITHIANS

7

7.2

3

AFFIES

13

6.5

4

RONDEBOSCH

11

6.4

5

JEPPE

8

6.3

6

GREY COLLEGE

10

6.3

7

WESTVILLE

10

6

8

MENLOPARK

12

6

9

ST.DAVID'S

9

5.9

10

WYNBERG

8

5.6

11

KINGSWOOD

8

5.6

12

HILTON

10

5.3

13

SACS

9

5.3

14

MICHAELHOUSE

9

5.3

15

FRAMESBY

10

5.2

16

BISHOPS

8

5.2

17

UNION HIGH

9

5.1

18

ST.ANDREWS COLLEGE

9

5

19

PAUL ROOS GYM

8

4.8

20

ST.ALBANS

7

4.8

21

KING EDWARD VII

7

4.7

22

HUDSON PARK

10

4.5

23

PAARL BOY'S HIGH

8

4.5

24

GREY HIGH

10

4.1

25

MARITZBURG COLLEGE

11

4

26

GLENWOOD

9

3.9

27

PAARL GIM

9

3.7

28

ST.JOHN'S COLLEGE

9

3.7

29

ST.CHARLES COLLEGE

11

3.5

30

QUEENS COLLEGE

5

3.3

31

ST. ANDREWS BLOEM

8

3.1

32

DALE COLLEGE

4

3.1

33

NORTHWOOD

7

3.1

34

ST.BENEDICT'S

7

2.8

35

DHS

9

2.6

36

KEARSNEY

5

2.5

37

PARKTOWN BOY'S

10

2.4

38

PRETORIA BOY'S

5

1.8

39

SELBORNE COLLEGE

11

1.2

 

 

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Wednesday, 06 February 2013 09:37

Cricket: How are the rankings worked out?

 

So how are the rankings worked out? In consultation with a panel of analysts and statisticians a formula was agreed upon which would allow as realistic a representation of a team’s current form as possible. In essence the formula works as follows:

At the start of the year teams are “seeded” based on how they finished last season. They are seeded from 10 to 1 with 10 going to the teams that are judged the strongest. (This seeding is adjusted after the first term and at the end of the year depending on how well the teams finish.)

Points are awarded for “Win”, drawn matches and teams are also awarded “Bonus Points”. The “bonus points” are awarded depending on the margin of victory that has been obtained. 10 bonus points are given for a 10 wicket win and a 100 or more runs win, 9 bonus points for a 9 wicket win and 90 run win etc.

However in order to grade the win the particular “seeding” of each team plays a part. For example: Paarl Boy’s (seeded 9) beat Pinelands (seeded 7) by 100 runs. Paarl Boys are therefore awarded points for the win, however instead of receiving 10 bonus points for winning by 100 runs, they get 10 points x 0.7 (Pineland’s seeding of 7) = 7 bonus points. If Pinelands were seeded 6 the bonus points for Paarl Boy’s would be 10 x 0.6 = 6 bonus points. This helps to grade the win which was against a weaker team and therefore Paarl Boy’s do not get the full allotment of 10 points. However the converse is also true. If Pinelands (seeded 7) beat Paarl Boy’s by 100 runs, their bonus points would be 13 because they beat a team that was seeded 10. The weaker team is therefore rewarded for beating a higher seeded team.

The win points and bonus points are divided by the matches played to give an average which ultimately ranks the team. Statistics of course only can tell half the story although we do believe that having a quantitive formula and not just relying on a “Win ratio” model is a fairer reflection of the strength of teams.

We are continually looking to improve and tweak the formula and welcome your input. Thank you to the literally hundreds of emails from players, coaches and fans and your unending suggestions, your support and interest is greatly appreciated.

 

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Monday, 05 November 2012 21:17

Cricket: Rankings for 3rd November, 2012

The sun was shining for the most part over the weekend allowing plenty of action on the field which resulted in several surprises and some movement on the table.

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Monday, 29 October 2012 20:16

Cricket: Ranking for 27 October, 2012

What was supposed to be a massive showdown in the Cape between Rondebosch and SACS never really materialized as Rondebosch seized control from the start and never let go.

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It was never going to be easy to establish the country’s first School Cricket Rankings but after many hours and consultations with coaches and players we embraced the task of finding a believable equation that could give a fair reflection of current form.

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