Durban High School, now in its 150th year, recently hosted their 150th Corporate Breakfast at Greyville Convention Centre (March 4, 2016).
The event saw DHS Old Boys, staff from schools around KZN, friends, and key players in the corporate industry, in attendance.
The Master of Ceremonies for the morning was former South African cricketer, current Supersport broadcaster & commentator and CSA high performance batting coach & consultant, HD Ackerman. HD represented South Africa in 1998.
Accompanying him, as the Guest Speaker, was Greg Blewett, current Australian Fielding Coach and former Australian Cricketer, batsman and fielder, who represented the Australian national cricket team in Test cricket and One Day International matches from 1995 to 2000.
The event started off on a high! This maintained throughout, with an interesting and informative discussion between Ackerman and Blewett as entertainment for the guests that covered various questions relating to Blewett’s career as a cricketer, his current coaching and his future ambitions in the sport; as well as general questions on the current Australian cricket team.
For him, his initial selection into the Australian national cricket team at just 23 years of age was “being in the right place at the right time”.
When it comes to his thoughts on T20 cricket and cricket as a whole, he commented that Test cricket still has to find a way of keeping people interested, but personally, he enjoys Test cricket.
When asked about the Australian team, according to Blewett, “being able to get back to number one has been a bit of a reviewing phase but I think the guys we’ve got coming in have done really well”.
Overall the event was successful and a great way to add to the 150th celebrations of Durban High School which precedes their 150th Founders Day which will be celebrated on June 3rd, 2016.