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Founded in 1856.

The Grey Vision
Grey remains as one of the leading schools in the country, with a culture and value system that support its fine heritage.
Grey is recognised for its competitiveness and excellence in academic, sporting and cultural activities, as well as for its ability to consistently produce leaders.
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Cricket North South winners


Cricket Professional:

Deon Kruis


Neil Bielby


Grey High School has a rich cricketing tradition dating back to the first game in 1861. Many great cricketers have since started there cricketing careers at the Grey. The legendary Pollock brothers, Aubrey Faulkner, Athol McKinnon, Spook Hanley, Dave Callaghan, Wayne Parnell and Johan Botha are just a few of the many Old Greys who have gone onto play cricket at the highest level. Graeme Pollock, Grey High’s legendary cricketer, became South Africa’s “Cricketer of the millennium”. Grey High has also been the nursery for South African Cricket Presidents in Joe Pamensky and Geoff Dakin, who played such a big role in the unification of South African cricket.

We continue to pride ourselves in achieving a balance between mass participation and excellence. We are proud to have 16 teams participating in the EP School’s Leagues and many of our top players gaining selection for Provincial and National teams. Grey has produced the most South African Schools players since unification. 2013 saw two of our 1st XI Cricketers, Lloyd Brown and Bradley Bopp been included in the South African under 19 team. Bradley went onto represent South Africa at the U19 World Cup in 2014, after having played SA Schools in 2013.

Currently we have many Old Greys making their mark in franchise and/ or International cricket. Internationally, Wayne Parnell (2007) is in the South African team, with former National player, Johan Botha choosing to ply his trade in Australia and there are a further five Old Boys contracted to the Warriors franchise: Wayne Parnell, Rusty Theron, Craig Thyssen, Colin Ackermann and David White. David White has recently been included in the SA “A” squad.

Grey High School is fortunate to have Deon Kruis as the current Professional Coach, as well as a motivated group of teachers to form a quality group of coaches.


“Cricket played in true Sporting Tradition”

Grey High has a rich cricketing tradition, dating back to the first game in 1861. This report was found in Herald, Port Elizabeth’s local newspaper:

“The Grey Club and the 10th Regiment had a game yesterday – the former lost by nearly 50 runs. The 10th have some good players amongst them, while the Grey boys are all boys but one. Still they did pretty well for their maiden match – and next time they hope to do better. The fielding on the Grey side was not good, while on the part of the Military it was excellent.”

Many great cricketers have since started there cricketing careers at the Grey.

Ron Draper represented South Africa in the 1940’s. Atholl McKinnon, the charismatic, left arm spinner who assisted Peter Pollock to bowl out the English at Trent Bridge in 1965 to record South Africa’s first series win on English soil, was capped for the South Africa soon after School. Geoff Dakin(1956), who was to become the first President of the UCB of South Africa, captained the EP Currie Cup side for many years. Tom Dean, Grey High’s legendary Cricket Professional arrived in 1957 (retired in 1978), at the time when Peter Pollock was starting to make his mark at the School. A tigerish personality with real pace to back it up, Pollock was to rapidly rise through ranks from EP Schools to Eastern Province, South Africa and represented the Rest of the World.

Grey High School has played many seasons in the Eastern Province Premier league, although in recent times they have chosen to play Schools, but travel regularly all over the Country to ensure quality opposition and cricket. Tom Dean’s first objective on arrival at Grey was to win the men’s league, which they achieved in the 1960/1 season, with Graeme Pollock , in the fourth term, and Bill McAdam, 1st term, captaining the team. This era saw the emergence of Graeme Pollock, who was to become South Africa’s cricketer of the Millenium. It is difficult to explain to another generation the Pollock phenomenon. John Young, an Old Boy and author of “The Spirit of the Tower” explained; “Perhaps a combination of Adam Gilchrist’s power, Sachin Tendulkar’s timing and Brian Lara’s flair goes some way to describing his genius.”

It is with great pride that Grey High School along with King Edward School from Johannesburg has the most SA School capped cricketers (52 caps). Grey High School have, however comfortably the most caps in the post-apartheid era(1994 todate)

Some interesting statistics – on 1 May 2014

Number of players and SA SCHOOLS CAPS PER SCHOOL

Grey High School (PE) 39 52
King Edward VII (KES) 38 52
Bishops (Diocesan College) 37 48
Durban High School 34 45
Grey Collage (Bloem) 26 34
Maritzburg College 24 31
St Andrew’s College 23 29
Queen’s College 22 34
Rondebosch Boys High 22 26
Dale College 21 26
Hilton College 19 23
Glenwood High 15 21
Pretoria Boys High School 15 17
Michaelhouse 14 20

Schools with the most capped South African Cricketers – end of 2013

DHS 24 Imran Khan
Bishops 18 Herschelle Gibbs
KES 15 Quinton de Kock
Grey High School 14 Wayne Parnell
Jeppe 12 Neil Adcock
Hilton 11 Mike Procter
Maritzburg College 11 Jonty Rhodes
Micaelshouse 11 Derek Vamals
SACS 11 Alan Dawson

Schools with the most capped South African Cricketers in post apartheid era – 1992 to date

Grey College 5 Ryan McLaren, Nicky Boje, Boeta Dippenaar, Kepler Wessels and Hansie Cronje
DHS 4 Imraan Khan, Hashim Amla, Lance Klusener and Richard Snell
KES 4 Graeme Smith, Neil McKenzie, Adam Bacher and Quinton de Kock
Affies 3 Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers and Jacques Rudolph
Grey High School 3 Wayne Parnell, Johan Botha and Pieter Strydom
Plumstead 3 Rory Kleinveldt, JP Duminy and Paul Adams
Rondebosch 3 HD Ackerman, John Commins and Gary Kirsten
Alexander Road 2 Robin Peterson and Brett Schultz
Bishops 2 Herschelle Gibbs and Adrian Kuiper
Wynberg 1 Jacques Kallis

SA Schools 1970 – 1990

Keith Reid, Nigel Dutton, Gavin Cowley(2), Dennis Broad, Dale Robinson, Tim Seaman, Bryan Lones(2), Dave Callaghan, Morgan Morris, Pieter Strydom, Duncan Browne, David Mallett, Grant Morgan. With Peter Pollock pulverizing the Aussies, Grey boys were keen to follow suit. Nigel Dutton, Charlie Ahfeldt and Rupert Hanley gave Grey Captains lots of fire power. Hanley played for the Transvaal ‘Mean Machine” and won selection for South Africa against the rebel West Indians, where he achieved a hat trick at the Wanderers. Quality all-rounders became a feature of Grey cricket with Kith Reid leading the way. Reid and Gavin Cowley later played important roles for the EP Currie Cup team. Ian Howell finished at Grey in 1975. A very long and fruitful first class career for Border followed soon after. Since retirement he has become a respected International Umpire. The next Border Captain after Howell was another Old Grey in Pieter Strydom, who later played for the Proteas. Dave Callaghan had a brilliant school and first class career, he made his mark Internationally against New Zealand with a glorious 169 at Centurion Park

SA Schools 1991-2005

Greg Miller, Kevin Chree, Brendan Horan, Bruce Stigant, Machiel van Olst, Murray Creed, Michael Williams, Umar Abrahams(2), Johan Botha(2, once as Captain), Zwelibanzi Homani(2), Lazola Dipha, Craig Thyssen(3), Mpumelelo Slwana, Brett Thompson, Wayne Parnell(3) and Corbyn Dolley. Grey’s most productive period in terms of SA Schools caps began with Murray Creed’s selection in 1997 and reached a peak in 2000, when no fewer than 4 boys were selected. Johan Botha became the second Grey boy to captain SA Schools and won senior national selection in 2005. In 2007, Wayne Parnell became only the second Grey boy to win 3 SA Schools caps.

Click here to download pdf: A bit of nostalgia

South African Players

Robert Dower 1893
Dante Parkin
Billy Brann
Geoff Chubb
Aubrey Faulkner
Ron Draper
Graeme Pollock 1963–87
Peter Pollock 1961–1970
Athol McKinnon
Rupert Hanley 1983
Dave Callaghan 1993 –
Pieter Strydom 2000
Johan Botha 2003 –
Jaques Theron 2007 –
Wayne Parnell 2007 –
Lutho Sipamla
Colin Ackerman (Netherlands)
Dylan Blignaut (Germany)
Tristan Stubbs (Selected for the upcoming India tour)

SA Schools 1970 – 1990

Keith Reid
Nigel Dutton
Gavin Cowley (2)
Dennis Broad
Dale Robinson
Tim Seaman
Bryan Lones (2)
Dave Callaghan
Morgan Morris
Pieter Strydom
Duncan Browne
David Mallett
Grant Morgan

New SA Schools 1991 – date

Greg Miller
Kevin Chree
Brendan Horan
Bruce Stigant
Machiel van Olst
Murray Creed
Michael Williams
Umar Abrahams (2)
Johan Botha (2, once as Captain)
Zwelibanzi Homani (2)
Lazola Dipha
Craig Thyssen (3)
Mpumelelo Slwana
Brett Thompson
Wayne Parnell (3) (Capt – 2007, Capt SA u19 World Cup – 2008)
Corbyn Dolley
David White (SA U19 and SA Schools)
Colin Ackermann (SA U19)
Shaakier Abrahams
Solomzi Nqweni (SA U19)
Lloyd Brown (SA U19)
Bradley Bopp (SA u19 and SA Schools)
Lutho Sipamla (2) (SA Schools, SA u19 and u19 World Cup)
Matthew Breetzke (SA u19 and u19 World Cup)
Tiaan van Vuuren (SA u19 and u19 World Cup)
Nicholas Keevy (SA Schools and SA u19)
Luke Beaufort (SA Schools Cpt, SA u19 and u19 World Cup)
Jade Smith (2) (SA u19 and u19 World Cup)
George van Heerden (2) (SA u19- Captain and u19 World Cup Cpt)
Joshua Stephenson (2) (SA u19 and u19 World Cup)
George van Heerden- SA U/19
Tristan Stubbs (SA Schools)


4 x U14
4 x U15
7 x U19


4 cricket ovals
7 grass nets
10 artificial nets
The Pollock field is the main cricket oval, named after Graeme Pollock. It is one of the finest schoolboy cricket grounds in the country. Alongside the field is the Mosenthal Pavilion dating back to the 1914, the Centenary Pavilion where teas and lunches are enjoyed was opened in 1993. The electronic scoreboard was erected in 1990, and electrified in 2007.


Staff and qualified schoolboy’s umpire normal league fixtures. The 1st team game umpires are appointed by the Eastern Province Cricket Umpires Association. Annual umpire courses are offered to our students who wish to get certified.

Coaching Staff

The coaching staff comprises of staff members and one professional coach.

Team Coach
1st Richard Gilbert and Kelly Smuts
2nd Niel Bielby
3rd Fenner Barnard
4th Jason Rademeyer
U/15 A Corbyn Dolley
U/15 B Matthew Osborn
U/15 C Declan McLaggan
U/15 D Sean Bryce
U/14 A Marc Brown
U/14 B James Atherton
U/14 C
U/14 D Calum du Plessis

Professional Cricket Coach

Deon is a born and bred Pretoria boy. He attended St Alban’s College in his final 3 years at school. He played 1st class cricket for Northerns, Griqualand West, Eagles, Yorkshire and MCC. A career that saw him take over 400 1st class wickets. A career of 285 games across all formats in professional cricket. Returning best figures of 7/58 and 3 half centuries in 1st class games. Took a 1st class hat-trick against Natal in Durban. He obtained his Level 3 coaching certificate in 2004 and has now returned to coaching full time again. He is also involved in the game by being a commentator for SuperSport. He has also played provincial golf for Northern Cape the last 7 years and is hoping to learn how to play in the wind.

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