WESTON: KEEPING THE CRICKET CAPTAINCY IN THE FAMILY

After the cricket match on March 1, Michael hands over the captain's insignia to brother Michael. L-R: Mr Danny Maharaj: Master in charge of cricket, Michael Bauer, Matthew Bauer and Mr Don Goddard who assists with first-team coaching.

After the cricket match on March 1, Michael hands over the captain’s insignia to brother Michael. L-R: Mr Danny Maharaj: Master in charge of cricket, Michael Bauer, Matthew Bauer and Mr Don Goddard who assists with first-team coaching.

As the first term cricket fixtures drew to a close, and with the knowledge that matrics do not play in fourth term due to a very short period back at school before national senior certificate exams….it was time for Weston’s 1st team captain to pass on the captaincy.
Captain, Michael Bauer, an accomplished cricketer, passed over the captaincy to an equally talented player; his younger brother Matthew who is in Grade 10. Michael has played 100 games for Weston’s first cricket team.
In addition to being a gifted sportsman who also plays first-team rugby and soccer, Michael is the school’s 2014 headboy. He has proved to be an exceptional all-rounder; at Weston’s 2013 prize giving Michael received sports and practical awards as well as the prize for 2nd in Grade 11. Both he and Matthew carried off the coveted Best Sportsman prizes in their respective grades.
The Bauer boys come from Ladysmith.