SA Schools Rugby & SA Schools Cricket double representatives : Riley Norton

An amazing achievement for 17-year-old Riley Norton of Paul Roos, who was recently selected for the SA u19 Cricket World Cup Squad, a tournament taking place in South Africa early in 2024. Riley is not only part of an exclusive club of elite school sportsmen to achieve this unique feat, he is possibly the youngest schoolboy to achieve the double and he is also the first rugby forward in close to 40-years to make it onto the list.

SA U19 CRICKET SQUAD FOR THE 2024 CRICKET WORLD CUP

# PROVINCE NAME SCHOOL
1 Boland Riley Norton Paul Roos
2 Easterns Dewan Marias Marais Viljoen
3 Easterns Juan Steyn Marais Viljoen
4 Easterns Martin Khumalo Marais Viljoen
5 KwaZula-Natal Coastal Romashan Pillay Westville
6 KwaZulu-Natal Coastal Nqobani Mokoena Northwood
7 KwaZulu-Natal Inland Ntando Zuma St Charles
8 Lions Sipho Potsane Jeppe
9 Lions David Teeger KES
10 Lions Esosa Aihevba St Stithians
11 Lions Kwena Maphaka St Stithians
12 Lions Lhuan-dre Pretorius St Stithians
13 Lions Richard Seletswane St Stithians
14 Titans Steve Stolk Menlopark
15 Titans Adam Cannata Pretoria BH
16 Western Province Oliver Whitehead SACS
17 Western Province Bennie Hansen Wynberg
18 Western Province Juan James Wynberg

SA SCHOOLS RUGBY 2023

# SA SCHOOLS 2023 SCHOOL PROVINCE
1 Phiwayinkosi Kubeka 1 of 2 Maritzburg College 1 of 6 Sharks
2 Siphosethu Mnebelele 1 of 1 KES 1 of 7 Lions
3 Jean Erasmus 1 of 7 Grey College 1 of 8 Free State
4 Jacobus Grobbelaar 1 of 1 Fichardtpark 2 of 8 Free State
5 Ulrich van der Westhuizen 1 of 3 Monument 2 of 7 Lions
6 Divan Fuller 1 of 4 HJS Paarl BH 1 of 14 WP
7 Batho Hlekani 1 of 1 Graeme 1 of 5 EP
8 JJ Theron 2 of 7 Grey College 3 of 8 Free State
9 Haashim Pead 1 of 3 Bishops 2 of 14 WP
10 Ian van der Merwe 3 of 7 Grey College 4 of 8 Free State
11 Jameel de Jongh 2 of 4 HJS Paarl BH 3 of 14 WP
12 Janco Purchase 1 of 1 Affies 1 of 3 Bulls
13 Demitre Erasmus 1 of 2 Garsfontein 2 of 3 Bulls
14 Luyanda Kunene 2 of 2 Maritzburg College 2 of 6 Sharks
15 JC Mars 3 of 4 HJS Paarl BH 4 of 14 WP
16 Ruan Welman 1 of 1 Helpmekaar 3 of 7 Lions
17 Lithemba Mfupi 1 of 1 Glenwood 3 of 6 Sharks
18 Simphiwe Ngobese 1 of 2 Durban HS 4 of 6 Sharks
19 Riley Norton 1 of 2 Paul Roos 5 of 14 WP
20 Xola Nyali 1 of 2 Wynberg 6 of 14 WP
21 Christiaan vd Westhuizen 4 of 7 Grey College 5 of 8 Free State
22 JT Kapank 1 of 2 Noordheuwel 4 of 7 Lions
23 Kyle Smith 1 of 1 Paarl Gim 7 of 14 WP

 

Post on 08 July 2023

Paul Roos Gymnasium’s ubertalented under-17 star sportsman Riley Norton is practically all the way there as far as being on the exclusive SA Schools cricket – SA Schools rugby double list is concerned.

The 1.97m 101kg athlete has made the SA Schools rugby team in 2023. In 2022 the pacy bowler was part of the SA Colts cricket setup and he has already been identified and groomed as a candidate for the 2024 u19 Cricket World Cup in Sri Lanka.

The scary part is that he will still eligible for these national school team rewards in 2024.

SA SCHOOLS DOUBLE CAPPED PLAYERS – CRICKET AND RUGBY

# Year Name School Rugby Region Rugby Position
1 1974 Malcolm Thompson Maritzburg College KZN Loose Forward
2 1974 Lee Barnard KES Gauteng Flyhalf
3 1979 Chris Smit Grey College Free State Flyhalf
4 1981 Gerbrandt Grobler Grey College Free State Fullback
5 1982 Helgard Muller Grey College Free State Centre
6 1985 Frans Cronje Grey College Free State Hooker
7 1987 Errol Stewart Westville KZN Centre
8 1987 Udo Goedeke Maritzburg College KZN Flyhalf
9 1991 Greg Miller Grey HS Eastern Cape Flyhalf
10 1992 Herschelle Gibbs Bishops Western Cape Flyhalf
11 1996 Conrad Jantjes CBC Boksburg Gauteng Wing/Fullback
12 2002 Adrian Penzhorn Maritzburg College KZN Centre
13 2016 Ruan de Swardt Affies Gauteng Flyhalf
14 2017 Christopher Schreuder Grey College Free State Flyhalf
15 2023 Riley Norton Paul Roos Western Cape Loose Forward

 

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14 Comments

  1. avatar
    #14 Shrubber

    I’m surprised that Mallett (SA Schools rugby in ’74) didn’t crack the nod for cricket as well….. he was a pretty fearsome fast bowler, IIRC…. pre ’74, I’m sure that Kirsten and Cowley would have stood good chances had SA Schools rugby teams been selected.

    ReplyReply
    8 February, 2024 at 08:03
  2. avatar
    #13 Playa

    @Grasshopper (Comment #2)
    I stand corrected, but I think Conrad Jantjes was a triple of a different kind…. Rugby, cricket and soccer.

    ReplyReply
    14 December, 2023 at 18:24
  3. avatar
    #12 Rainier

    @KES Oldboy: Tx. He was a fantastic flyhalf.

    ReplyReply
    10 July, 2023 at 21:23
  4. avatar
    #11 KES Oldboy

    @Rainier: I believe that Cullinan missed Craven Week as he was playing cricket overseas at the time.

    ReplyReply
    10 July, 2023 at 16:41
  5. avatar
    #10 Deon

    RIV Gerbrandt Grobler.

    Herchelle Gibbs het SA skole sokker ook gespeel.

    ReplyReply
    10 July, 2023 at 15:43
  6. avatar
    #9 JongMatie

    The list is wrong.

    ReplyReply
    10 July, 2023 at 09:41
  7. avatar
    #8 Rainier

    I cannot believe Daryl Cullinan is not on that list.

    ReplyReply
    10 July, 2023 at 06:03
  8. avatar
    #7 Grasshopper

    @KES Oldboy: Ah pity, sure he would have done the double.

    ReplyReply
    9 July, 2023 at 20:04
  9. avatar
    #6 KES Oldboy

    @Grasshopper: Peter Kirsten left school in 1972 or 3. The first SA Schools team was chosen in 1974.

    ReplyReply
    9 July, 2023 at 18:53
  10. avatar
    #5 Smallies

    @Grasshopper: he was also the main chucker out at the campus pub at kovsies back in the day

    ReplyReply
    9 July, 2023 at 10:54
  11. avatar
    #4 Grasshopper

    @Smallies: 130kg squash player, gosh just showed his mobility…

    ReplyReply
    9 July, 2023 at 09:51
  12. avatar
    #3 Smallies

    Its not SA schools and I might be wrong ,but I believe Ollie Le Roux represented Freestate as a a rugby squash and water polo player…

    ReplyReply
    9 July, 2023 at 09:32
  13. avatar
    #2 Grasshopper

    Cricket and hockey doubles would be interesting too. Any triples?

    ReplyReply
    9 July, 2023 at 08:44
  14. avatar
    #1 Grasshopper

    Wasn’t Peter Kirsten also a double or was that later after school?

    ReplyReply
    9 July, 2023 at 08:42

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