Grocott's Mail - - SPORT -

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.

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