4 June 2024

A 15-member Bishops 1st XI cricket team, captained by Michael Kotze and accompanied by Mr Gildenhuys and Pohlongo, is set to depart Cape Town,  for Sri Lanka, on 22nd June to embark upon a 13-day, eight-match tour of the cricket-mad island nation in what will represent Bishops first international cricket tour since 2016. The team will travel extensively within the country and has matches scheduled against some of Sri Lanka's finest schoolboy and regional sides in the capital, Colombo, the coastal city of Galle and the lush highlands of Sri Lanka's so-called second city, Kandy. The tour party is scheduled to return to Cape Town on the evening of the 4th July. We wish them all the best for their tour.
The tour squad: Adnaan Lagadien Alex Vintcent Calum Daniels Cameron Giles Cameron Macbeth David Handley James Robb-Quinlan Litha Mbiko Michael Kotze (captain) Michael Kruiskamp Peyton Leigh Sam Stavely-Alexander Sebastian McAdam Thaafier Japtha Waco Bassick Lutho Pohlongo (coach) Visser Gildenhuys (coach).
The full match schedule is as follows.
Monday 24th June: Match One v Nugegoda SC U19s. T20.
Tuesday 25th June: Match Two v Sebastianites U19s. 50 overs.
Wednesday 26th June: Match Three v Port Authority U19s. 50 overs.
Friday 28th June: Match Four v Kandy District XI U19s. 50 overs.
Saturday 29th June: Match Five v Kurunegala XI U19s. 35 overs.
Monday 1st July: Match Six v Mahinda College Galle U18s. 50 overs.
Tuesday 2nd July: Match Seven v Foundation of Goodness/Galle District Schools U18s. T20.
Wednesday 3rd July: Match Eight v Kalutara District XI U19s. 50 overs.