Cricket South Africa recently awarded Northwood High School its coveted Blue Chip status after the school met the various, stringent criteria for 2016.
Northwood, which has a proud cricketing history, producing the likes of South African and Dolphins legend Shaun Pollock as well as current Proteas and Dolphins spinner Keshav Maharaj has achieved a unique feat in being awarded this status.
“I am lead to believe that we are the first school in KwaZulu-Natal to achieve Blue Chip status,” Director of Cricket at the school, Andrew Shedlock mentioned.
“There are a number of quite strict criteria that the school has to meet and we are proud that we have consistently met these criteria and hope that we can continue to do so in the future.
“We cannot sit back now as we need to meet these criteria every year in order to regain on status”
The school from Durban North has been amongst the top sides in the province consistently through a number of years and Youth and Tertiary Manager at Cricket South Africa, Niels Momberg was quick to congratulate the school on its achievement.
“We would like to confirm that Northwood School has achieved Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) highest qualification rating – Blue Chip Status- afforded by CSA for Cricket School excellence for the year 2016,” he said in a letter to the headmaster.
“Schools are judged through our Schools Cricket Index (SQI) amongst other areas on amount of teams, total matches played, coaches qualifications, facilities as well as representation in teams.
“CSA would like to congratulate you and your staff for your contribution towards cricket in South Africa,” Momberg added.