Midlands International Polo

The hugely popular Midlands International Polo event took place at the Lions River Polo Club on 12 May 2019.

A 14-goal South African team was captained by Brett Watson and included debutantes Jabulani Khanyile and Michael John Marlton as well as previous South African player Bradley MacGibbon. Australia was represented by a young but very professional team captained by Jack Kiely and included Alex Barnet, Luke Reid and James Lester. The Australians managed to secure a victory in the end winning 10 goals to 6.

The ever popular Hilton vs Michaelhouse Old Boys' polo match preceded the International and the men in black, Hilton, proved to be too strong on the day winning 7 goals to 4.

Our huge thanks are extended to the sponsors Grindrod Bank, Jonsson Workwear & Dargle Plant Hire for making this event possible. Thank you also to everyone who came out and supported the event and the teams on the day. Details on the 2020 event will be posted early in the new year.

Midlands International Polo

The hugely popular Midlands International Polo event took place at the Lions River Polo Club on 12 May 2019.

A 14-goal South African team was captained by Brett Watson and included debutantes Jabulani Khanyile and Michael John Marlton as well as previous South African player Bradley MacGibbon. Australia was represented by a young but very professional team captained by Jack Kiely and included Alex Barnet, Luke Reid and James Lester. The Australians managed to secure a victory in the end winning 10 goals to 6.

The ever popular Hilton vs Michaelhouse Old Boys' polo match preceded the International and the men in black, Hilton, proved to be too strong on the day winning 7 goals to 4.

Our huge thanks are extended to the sponsors Grindrod Bank, Jonsson Workwear & Dargle Plant Hire for making this event possible. Thank you also to everyone who came out and supported the event and the teams on the day. Details on the 2020 event will be posted early in the new year.

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Location

Lions River Polo Club, Dargle

29°28'07"S, 30°07'26"E

Results

Main Match

Australia

Winners

1 Alex Barnet
2 Luke Reid
3 Jack Kiely
4 James Lester

South Africa

Runners-Up

1 Jabulani Khanyile
2 Brad MacGibbon
3 Michael-John Marlton
4 Brett Watson

Reserves

Tysen O’Sullivan
Mike Osborn

Australia

Winners

1 Alex Barnet
2 Luke Reid
3 Jack Kiely
4 James Lester

South Africa

Runners-Up

1 Jabulani Khanyile
2 Brad MacGibbon
3 Michael-John Marlton
4 Brett Watson

Reserves

Tysen O’Sullivan
Mike Osborn

Curtain Raiser

Hilton College Old Boys

Winners

1 James McKenzie
2 Andrew Johnson
3 Martin Watson
4 Clive Hill

Michaelhouse Old Boys

Runners-Up

1 Andrew Gilson
2 Guy Slater
3 Gillespie Armstrong
4 Graeme Brooke-Leggatt

Hilton College Old Boys

Winners

1 James McKenzie
2 Andrew Johnson
3 Martin Watson
4 Clive Hill

Michaelhouse Old Boys

Runners-Up

1 Andrew Gilson
2 Guy Slater
3 Gillespie Armstrong
4 Graeme Brooke-Leggatt

Curtain Raiser

Mustangs

Winners

1 Jack Williamson
2 James Gilson
3 Hunter Whittle
4 Callum Shaw

Brumbies

Runners-Up

1 William Gilson
1 Ben Bryden
2 Caleb Bryden
3 Keyan Gace
4 John Watson

Mustangs

Winners

1 Jack Williamson
2 James Gilson
3 Hunter Whittle
4 Callum Shaw

Brumbies

Runners-Up

1 William Gilson
1 Ben Bryden
2 Caleb Bryden
3 Keyan Gace
4 John Watson

Awards

Brumbies vs Mustangs Score 8 – 4 to Mustangs (played 4 chukkas @ 7:30 minutes)
Hilton vs Michaelhouse Score 7 – 5 to Hilton (played 5 chukkas @ 6:30 minutes)
Australia vs South Africa Score 10 – 6 to Australia (played 6 chukkas @ 6 chukkas @ 6:30 minutes)
Most Valuable Player Australia’s James Lester
Australian Team’s Best Pony Award “Eish” owned by Graeme Brooke-Leggatt and ridden by Jack Keily
South African Team’s Best Pony Award “K.T.” owned by Mark Davies and ridden by MJ Marlton

Event Organisers

Bridget Macduff

International Polo

+27 83 280 8448

bridget@sapolo.co.za

Sarah-Jane Carr

Operations & Accounts

+27 83 289 0045

sarahjane@sapolo.co.za

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