Junior Cricket

Cricket is the main summer sport offered at Penzance. On any given day you are bound to find a cricket match being played at Penzance if you walk past the school.

In the Junior Primary Phase boys are encouraged to play Mini – Cricket. These boys play in tournaments on a Saturday morning. We also have a new initiative called ‘Dads & Lads’ whereby boys and their fathers participate in a morning of coaching with their fathers which is overseen by the Penzance coaches. Once boys have honed their skills playing Mini – Cricket they are introduced to hard ball cricket in the Under 10 age group.

We are lucky enough to have cricket coaches of the highest standard at Penzance. Our outside coaches are of a good experience with many of them playing cricket at a high level in Kwa-Zulu Natal. We have also opened up a Penzance Cricket Academy in an effort to take our cricket to the next level.

We look forward to cricket growing from strength to strength in the years to come.

Kit

PRACTICE KIT

  • Penzance PE / Golf shirt
  • Black or white shorts
  • Black school socks
  • Cricket boots or white takkies
  • Penzance White Cricket Hat

MATCH KIT

  • Penzance Golf shirt
  • White shorts
  • Black school socks
  • Cricket boots or white takkies
  • Penzance White Cricket Hat

Please take note of the following :
1. Learners may not practice or play in a match if the appropriate dress code is not followed.
2. Boys may not participate in PE lessons, practices or matches wearing boxer shorts underneath their sports shorts.
3. All learners are encouraged to wear predominantly white takkies for codes that require takkies.
4. All clothing is to be marked with clearly visible labels. Please check regularly that clothing is still marked and that your child is wearing his/her own clothing.
5. Learners are to be neatly dressed at all times and are to take pride in their appearance.
6. All learners must arrive and leave school with their shoes and socks on after a practice or match.

Senior Cricket

Cricket is the main summer sport offered at Penzance. On any given day you are bound to find a cricket match being played at Penzance if you walk past the school.

In the Senior phase we have 14 cricket teams. Each team has their own coach and boys have fixtures against our traditional rivals. We have the use of 3 fields – 1 at Penzance and 2 across the road at Dokkies. We have recently upgraded our cricket nets and also invested money into a new Bo-mag to ensure our cricket pitch is of a high standard.

We are lucky enough to have cricket coaches of the highest standard at Penzance. Our outside coaches are of a good experience with many of them playing cricket at a high level in KwaZulu-Natal. We have also opened up a Penzance Cricket Academy in an effort to take our cricket to the next level.

We look forward to cricket growing from strength to strength in the years to come.

Kit

PRACTICE KIT

  • Penzance PE / Golf shirt
  • Black or white shorts
  • Black school socks
  • Cricket boots or white takkies
  • Penzance school cap or white cricket hat with Penzance badge

MATCH KIT

  • Penzance Golf shirt
  • White shorts
  • Black school socks
  • Cricket boots or white takkies
  • Penzance school cap or white cricket hat with Penzance badge
  • 1st Team   – White 1st Team socks
  • 1st Team cap

Please take note of the following :
1. Learners may not practice or play in a match if the appropriate dress code is not followed.
2. Boys may not participate in PE lessons, practices or matches wearing boxer shorts underneath their sports shorts.
3. All learners are encouraged to wear predominantly white takkies for codes that require takkies.
4. All clothing is to be marked with clearly visible labels. Please check regularly that clothing is still marked and that your child is wearing his/her own clothing.
5. Learners are to be neatly dressed at all times and are to take pride in their appearance.
6. All learners must arrive and leave school with their shoes and socks on after a practice or match.

Spectators Code of Conduct

The playing of school sport is primarily of an educational nature. The aim of school sport is to encourage participation and to instil in players the highest standards of sportsmanship, self – discipline and control. Parents and supporters need to support these ideals in the manner in which they behave on the side-lines.

For all matches and practices:

  • Parents are discouraged to attend practices as we would like the full focus of players
  • Encourage your child to participate in sport
  • Positive support will be appreciated
  • Help your child to recognise good performance, not just results
  • Encourage your child to learn the rules and play within them
  • Discourage unfair play and arguing with officials
  • Be supportive of all the players on the team
  • Refrain from criticising the opposing team
  • Encourage your child to be a team player
  • Give positive feedback
  • Respect all officials
  • Respect the role of the coach and refrain from coaching your child during games
  • Use correct and proper language at all time
  • Parents and supporters are requested to refrain from directing negative comments at umpires, any other officials, players or opposition supporters
  • Parents and supporters are requested to position themselves well clear of the side-lines and refrain from standing or sitting behind goals. If there are ropes on the side of the field, spectators must always be behind these ropes
  • In the event of an injury, parents and supporters are not allowed on the field. The coach of the team will be called onto the field by the referee and the coach will communicate with you
  • At half time in a game, no parents or supporters are allowed onto the field to pass on refreshments. These must be given to players before a match or to the coach before the half-time team talk
If you feel an issue needs attention please contact the Sports Co-Ordinator at school.
We respectfully request that all parents and supporters ensure that this Code of Conduct is adhered to, so as to make all matches and practises enjoyable for all.