Cricket is the main summer sport at Northwood. Northwood puts out approximately 22 cricket teams and keeps going from strength to strength.
Cricket is supplemented by a High Performance Academy which concentrates on individual skills . Cricket is played in the 1st and 4th terms but has been extended into the 3rd term where Northwood 1st, u/15A and u/14A will play six T20 games at Hilton. Northwood play at least seven fixtures each term against all the top schools in KZN. Some of the highlights of our cricketing calendar are the Michaelmas Cricket Week, Cape Schools Cricket Week, u15 Queens Festival, Kookaburra u/16 Cricket Festival and the u14 Shaun Pollock Festival hosted at Northwood.
Every team is taken care of by their own coach and they practice twice a week, with the u/14 and u/15’s practicing on a Monday and Wednesday and the open teams on a Tuesday and Thursday. The A teams are also very fortunate to practice on a middle wicket at least once a week. . All coaches have to attend the SA cricket level coaching course. Attention is given to all teams and players that want to join in and build Northwood cricket, with many of our coaches being Old Boys of the school.
The 1st Team coach is Andrew Shedlock, former Dolphin’s Cricket Academy coach and owner of Shedder’s Cricket Academy. All Northwood cricket teams have access to the recently upgraded indoor facility located on lower campus, which boasts 4 lanes, and 2 bowling machines and is now of world standard
At Northwood we play the game in the right spirit and show respect to the laws of the game, umpires and opposition. Along with Shaun Pollock, Northwood is proud to have produced many provincial and international players with as many as 4 Northwood Old Boys representing the Dolphins during the 2014/2015 season. This was the most by any other school.
Crusaders, which consists of Northwood Old Boys, were recently crowned as the Champion Club in South Africa, a feat we as a school are very proud of.
DIRECTOR OF CRICKET: Mr Andrew Shedlock
MIC OF CRICKET: Mr Brian Gow