The School has produced 36 South African Schools’ players, including six Captains. The Tayfield family filled three of those places but the legendary Hugh was not one of them.  Many others became well known at higher cricketing levels. Thirty Six DHS Old Boys have been selected to play for South Africa, three as Captain, and the list includes five in the 1960 side that toured England.  Not in the list is P M Dodds;  a left arm spinner, who in 1962 established the record for the most number of wickets taken for Natal in a season, and in the words of the immortal Theo, “was singularly unfortunate not to have represented his country”.

Since 1993 the School has had a successful period producing 10 SA Schools players of which two were Captain of the team.  During this same period the School provided Mike Rindel, Dale Benkenstein and Jon Kent to the SA One Day side;  Tyrone Henderson to the SA 20/20 team and Richard Snell, Lance Klusener, Hashim Amla and Imraan Khan to the SA Test side.  Lance Klusener was named Player of the Tournament in the 1999 World Cup held in England.  Imraan Khan and Jonathan Vandiar have also captained the SA U19 team and Hashim Amla and Imraan Khan have both captained the Dolphins.

The history and achievements of our cricket players is impressive.