With Cape Town in the midst of a severe drought, organisers of the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon are working to ensure the even is fully aligned with plans to avoid Day Zero. Instead of municipal water, water for race day has been sourced from the Newlands Spring. The purified spring water will be distributed to all participants via sachets and other water delivery systems.
The Grahamstown Cricket Board (GCB) 1st XI league continued over the weekend. Cuylerville gave Port Alfred a nine-wicket hiding, Sidbury defeated Willows by 91 runs while Salem continued their good form as they defeated Makana Sona by 10 wickets. Finally, Southwell celebrated a dominant 107-run home win over Manleys Flats.
Fifteen U14 St Andrew’s College rowers travelled to Swartkops River last past weekend to race in the Grey U14 Regatta, a trip that turned out to be successful, for St Andrews, as they won the overall points trophy with 30 points, ahead of Selborne (22), Grey High School (18) and Redhouse Rowing Club (14).
Three of Kingswood College’s water polo girls have been chosen to represent their countries for the CANA & African Qualifier Water Polo Championships to be held in Durban between 8-11 March. Amy Mills was selected as part of the SA U17 B side for this season, Tilabo Williamson has been named as a non-travelling reserve in the U18 A side, and Taya Trivella will represent Zimbabwe as part of the U18 A squad.
The Rhodes Rugby 1st team will open their 2018 Varsity Shield campaign with a home match against Tshwane University of Technology on 19 February. Playing in their second season in the Varsity Shield, Rhodes will be looking to do better than last season, when they failed to win a single game.