Nedbank International Polo

Saturday 2 April 2022

South Africa vs England

Inanda Polo Club, Sandton

The 2022 Nedbank International Polo at the Inanda Club in Sandton on 2 April delivered a thrilling polo encounter between South Africa and England. The teams were evenly matched on handicap as well as ponies, and this was evident throughout the game as the score line was tight until the dying minutes. South Africa pulled off a 6 - 5 victory in what was a very hotly-contested and good-spirited game. Johann du Preez was deservedly awarded the MVP prize with Craig James's pony, UFO, ridden by England's captain Charlie Hanbury, winning the Best Playing Pony prize. The day began with a curtain raiser match between a young team from the Inanda Polo Club pitted against another young side from the East Rand Polo Club. The match ended in a 3-3 draw and set the tone for the day ahead. The excitement was not limited to the playing field though, as hospitality in the various marquees and picnic sites, drew crowds of people magnificently dressed in line with Nedbank’s theme of the day #NewNobility: Reflections of Art. On behalf of the South African Polo Association, we would like to extend a huge thank you to the teams, event title sponsor Nedbank, and event partners Stella Artois and Pernod Ricard Prestige, the pony lenders, the South African Polo community, the Hurlingham Polo Association, the Inanda Club, and to all the guests and spectators who came out to support the event. We look forward to welcoming you to the 2023 International.

Nedbank International Polo

Saturday 2 April 2022

South Africa vs England

Inanda Polo Club, Sandton

The 2022 Nedbank International Polo at the Inanda Club in Sandton on 2 April delivered a thrilling polo encounter between South Africa and England. The teams were evenly matched on handicap as well as ponies, and this was evident throughout the game as the score line was tight until the dying minutes. South Africa pulled off a 6 - 5 victory in what was a very hotly-contested and good-spirited game. Johann du Preez was deservedly awarded the MVP prize with Craig James's pony, UFO, ridden by England's captain Charlie Hanbury, winning the Best Playing Pony prize. The day began with a curtain raiser match between a young team from the Inanda Polo Club pitted against another young side from the East Rand Polo Club. The match ended in a 3-3 draw and set the tone for the day ahead. The excitement was not limited to the playing field though, as hospitality in the various marquees and picnic sites, drew crowds of people magnificently dressed in line with Nedbank’s theme of the day #NewNobility: Reflections of Art. On behalf of the South African Polo Association, we would like to extend a huge thank you to the teams, event title sponsor Nedbank, and event partners Stella Artois and Pernod Ricard Prestige, the pony lenders, the South African Polo community, the Hurlingham Polo Association, the Inanda Club, and to all the guests and spectators who came out to support the event. We look forward to welcoming you to the 2023 International.

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Location

Inanda Polo Club, Sandton

26°07’05.02”S, 28°03’21.64”E

2022 Results

Test Match

South Africa beat England 6–5

South Africa

1 Nico van Wyk (3)
2 Johann du Preez (4)
3 Brad Mallett © (4)
4 Craig James (3)

Reserves

Murray Spark (3)

England

1 Marcus Cork (3)
2 Dom Lodge (4)
3 Harry Muddle (3)
4 Charlie Hanbury © (4)

South Africa

1 Nico van Wyk (3)
2 Johann du Preez (4)
3 Brad Mallett © (4)
4 Craig James (3)

Reserves

Murray Spark (3)

England

1 Marcus Cork (3)
2 Dom Lodge (4)
3 Harry Muddle (3)
4 Charlie Hanbury © (4)

Curtain Raiser

Inanda drew with East Rand 3–3

East Rand

1 Xolisa Memani (-1)
2 Bayley Evans (0)
3 Zac Levy (1)
4 Tsakatsi (Lala) Motlatsi © (2)

Inanda

1 Rendani Makesha (-1)
2 Alyssa Taylor (0)
3 James Dewey (0)
4 Zompie Tsotetsi © (2)

East Rand

1 Xolisa Memani (-1)
2 Bayley Evans (0)
3 Zac Levy (1)
4 Tsakatsi (Lala) Motlatsi © (2)

Inanda

1 Rendani Makesha (-1)
2 Alyssa Taylor (0)
3 James Dewey (0)
4 Zompie Tsotetsi © (2)

Awards

The Curtain Raiser Match resulted in a 3-3 draw between Inanda and East Rand. South Africa beat England 6 goals to 5. Johann du Preez won the MVP award and “UFO” owned by Craig James ridden by Charlie Hanbury won the Best Playing Pony award

 

Event Organisers

Bridget Macduff

International Polo

+27 83 280 8448

Sarah-Jane Carr

Operations & Accounts

+27 83 289 0045

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