St Charles vs Westville results, YouTube highlights, 4 Feb 2024

4 February 2024


Westville headed to Pietermaritzburg off the back of a strong showing at the American International School Johannesburg Invitational Basketball Tournament last weekend where they finished top of Pool B, with wins over St John’s College, Sacred Heart, St Stithians College and Botswana’s Maru-a-Pula.

They, then, beat Hilton College 46-29 in the cross-pool playoffs before suffering a reversal against St John’s, with a place in the final on the line. Westville bounced back, however, to finish third after crushing Michael Mount 57-24.

No doubt, though, the Griffin held no illusions about the scale of the challenge they faced playing at St Charles, and Saints proved, once again, that they’re still one of the best around, scoring a 65-56 victory in a high-quality clash.

They held a three-two advantage in the open age group, but Westville’s powerful u16A team cruised to a big win, and the visitors went four from four in that age group.

Saints sneaked three victories to Westville’s two at the u15 level, but the A team win went the way of the Griffin, while Westville won four of the five u14 matches, but the Saints u14A side won their showdown.


1st: St Charles 65-56 Westville
2nd: St Charles 32-38 Westville
3rd: St Charles 19-16 Westville
4th: St Charles 20-28 Westville
5th: St Charles 28-16 Westville

16A: St Charles 30-66 Westville
16B: St Charles 11-36 Westville
16C: St Charles 6-12 Westville
16D: St Charles 10-41 Westville

15A: St Charles 17-20 Westville
15B: St Charles 20-18 Westville
15C: St Charles 23-7 Westville
15D: St Charles 16-22 Westville
15E: St Charles 14-12 Westville

14A: St Charles 23-15 Westville
14B: St Charles 14-29 Westville
14C: St Charles 11-15 Westville
14D: St Charles 6-18 Westville
14E: St Charles 8-28 Westville


The Westville Boys’ High 1st XI continued its strong 2024 season at St Charles College on Saturday, when they scored a 41-run victory over Saints on The Oval.

It didn’t start well for the visitors, however, as they stumbled out of the gate, falling to 16/2 in the fifth over. Captain Nicandro Kistna, after a fighting and patient stay, which produced eight runs from 28 deliveries, was the third batsman out, with the total on 49.

Roxton Payne made only 11 and not long after his departure, Kaeden McAllister, the visitors’ second highest scorer, was caught by Covhan Baaitjies off the bowling of Kaiyuran Naidoo for 32.

A telling seventh-wicket partnership of 40 runs between Caleb van Loenen and Sekou Shangase lifted Westville from 85/6 to 125/7. Dayalan Boyce then helped Shangase add a further 18 runs before he was dismissed for 11.

Josh Beck came to the crease next and immediately took charge, smashing 29 from only 15 balls, including four fours and a six, in a telling ninth wicket stand of 33 with Shangase.

The last man in was Heath Stott, but Shangase farmed the strike and went on to achieve the highest score of the innings.

He was the last man out, having helped Westville to 201, after scoring 43 from 67 deliveries, with three fours and a six. He and Stott, who finished on one from four balls, had put on 25 for the last wicket.

Rowen Rajah, who took the new ball with Tristan Montile, was the pick of the Saints’ attack, with a haul of 4/46 from 9.4 overs.

Montile slathered on the pressure, picking up 1/17 in seven, while Kaiyuran Naidoo, with 2/26, and Covhan Baaitjies, with 2/47, did well against the middle and lower order.

St Charles made a bright start to their reply, with Cian Fortmann and Thando Zama putting on 51 in only 8.4 overs before Fortmann was caught by Chad van Breda off the bowling of Nicandro Kistna for an impactful 39 from 32 balls, which featured seven fours.

Saints lost two more wickets in quick succession to fall to 59/3, but Zama and Kwanele Nqayi then added 45 before Zama was dismissed for a patient 28, which had come from 100 balls.

Another wicket went down without the addition of a run, but Nqayi and Matthew Gerber lifted the total to 139 before Gerber was the sixth man out, having weighed in with 23 from 25, with three fours.

Unfortunately for the home team, Gerber’s removal sparked the beginning of the end. Only 21 runs were accrued for the last five wickets as the St Charles’ run chase collapsed, leaving the Pietermaritzburg side all out for 160, some way off the victory target of 202.

Nqayi, the ninth batsman out, became the joint-top scorer in the innings, alongside Cian Fortmann, with 39. He had struck six fours in a 67-ball stay.

Kaeden McAllister did a fine job with the ball for Westville, claiming the crucial wicket of Saints’ skipper Marcel Wellman before cleaning up the tail later in the game. Left-arm spinner Roxton Payne continued a season in which he has been a consistent and important contributor to the Griffin’s success,by snaring 3/39.

Westville captain, Nicandro Kistna, after his opening bowlers came in for some stick, made the initial breakthrough by dismissing Fortmann, and he followed that up with the wicket of Rico Honiball to set his team on the path to victory.

1st XI

Westville Boys’ High 201/10 (Sekou Shangase 43, Kaeden McAllister 32, Caleb van Loenen 31; Rowen Rajah 4/46, Kaiyuran Naidoo 2/26, Covhan Baaitjies 2/47); St Charles College 160/10 (Cian Fortmann 39, Kwanele Nqayi 39, Thando Zama 28; Kaeden McAllister 3/26, Roxton Payne 3/39, Nicandro Kistna 2/24) Westville Boys’ High won by 41 runs

2nd XI

St Charles 167/10
Westville 168/4

Westville won by 6 wickets

3rd XI
St Charles 101/10
Westville 104/3

Westville won by 7 wickets

4th XI
St Charles 88/10
Westville 89/2

Westville won by 8 wickets

St Charles 181/10 Westville 75/10

St Charles won by 106 runs

St Charles 106/10
Westville 111/5

Westville won by 5 wickets

Westville 142/7
St Charles 96/9

Westville won by 46 runs

Westville 104/10
St Charles 105/5

St Charles won by 5 wickets

Westville 53/10
St Charles 54/3

St Charles won by 7 wickets

Westville 148/4
St Charles 98/9

Westville won by 50 runs

St Charles 160/10
Westville 161/9

Westville won by 1 wicket.

Westville 149/9
St Charles 160/6

St Charles won by 4 wickets.

St Charles 142/5
Westville 34/4

Match abandoned due to lightning

St Charles 76/10
Westville 77/4

Westville won by 6 wickets.



Westville won their two open age group matches against St Charles with ease, but they were pushed hard by the Saints’ junior A team, and they added another victory in a hard-fought contest between the junior B teams.


Westville Stayers 19-3 St Charles 1st
Westville 3rd 17-2 St Charles 2nd

Westville jnr A 9-7 St Charles jnr A
Westville jnr B 7-1 St Charles jnr B


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