It was the final round of summer fixtures this past weekend for the Saints Charles College basketball, water polo and cricket teams.
There were Saints boys involved in the KwaZulu-Natal Athletics Championships, with matriculant, Sam Ndlovu winning gold in the U19 long jump, leaping an incredible 7,10 m.
Also competing at national qualifiers in Bloemfontein, were KZN squash champions, Ruvay Ramdhin and Aphiwe Ndwandwe.
On the cricket field, with an excellent mid-week T20 win against the Dolphins Colts, the Saints were looking forward to signing off onan excellent summer of cricket in the final fixture held at home against Durban High School (DHS).
1st XI head coach, Lucky Dladla, reported Saints decided to bat first and got off to a good start, but had their backs against the wall as the scorecard looked bleak at 21/3.
Saints managed to reach 153 all out in 40 overs.
The DHS opening pair got off to a good start and DHS knocked off the required runs in the 47th over, with five wickets down for victory by five wickets.
In the final game of the summer season, St Charles College met their old basketball rivals DHS.
With St Charles College having recently won the St John’s Johannesburg tournament and with wins over DHS in their three previous meetings, the home side were confident and eager to end the season on a high note.
Playing with confidence, the Saints got off to an excellent start. With lots of energy on the defensive end, they stifled the DHS offence and forced them to take shots under pressure. Behind their full-court press, the Saints ran down the shot clock and allowed only rushed shots at the buzzer.
With momentum behind them, the home team was able to get to the basket regularly and open a large lead. With their confidence high, St Charles started hitting their three-point shots which created space on the inside as DHS was forced to defend the perimeter. St Charles College finished with a convincing win 72-42 and ended the season well.