The first of the Schools T20 provincial playoff tournaments take place at Kearsney College this week, writes THEO GARRUN.
The first of the provincial final playoff games in the Coca-Cola Schools T20 competition takes place this week.
This year the quarterfinals, semi-finals and finals of the 16 CSA provincial unions will all take place at centralised venues, over two days, with the winners going through to the next round of the tournament, the franchise playoffs. The latter will determine the six schools who will play in the National Finals at the University of Pretoria from 15 to 17 March.
They will be joined there by two CSA Focus Schools – one each from the coastal and inland regions – who will have come through a similar elimination process.
The eventual overall winners stand to walk off with R110 000 for their school.
This week’s playoffs are to find the KwaZulu-Natal Coastal champions. They take place on Thursday and Friday at Kearsney College.
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The KwaZulu-Natal Inland provincial finals are at Michaelhouse on 7 and 8 February, with the two KZN provincial champions meeting in Pietermaritzburg on 22 February to see who goes to the national finals as the Dolphins representatives.
The programmes for the provincial and franchise finals are likely to have some changes, as several of them have been scheduled over weekends when the schools involved will have traditional fixtures arranged.
KZN Coastal – Kearsney College 31 January and 1 February
Border – Selborne College 2 and 3 February
Northern Cape – Noordkaap 2 and 3 February
Kei – Khaya Majola Oval 2 and 3 February
KZN Inland – Michaelhouse 7 and 8 February
Free State – St Andrew’s School 9 and 10 February
Northerns – Tuks 8 and 10 February
Boland – Paul Roos Gim 9 and 10 February
Gauteng – St Stithians 16 and 17 February
Eastern Province – Grey High 16 and 17 February
Northwest – PUK 15 and 17 February
SWD – Outeniqua 16 and 17 February
Western Province – Rondebsoch 23 and 24 February
Easterns – Bedfordview CC 22 and 23 February
Mpumalanga – Penryn College 23 and 24 February
Limpopo – Polokwane CC 23 and 24 February
Dolphins – Pietermartizburg Oval 22 February
Cobras – Glenwood House 1 and 2 March
Titans – Willowmoore Park 2 and 3 March
Lions – Wanderers 6 March
Knights – St Andrew’s 8 March
Warriors – Selborne College 8 and 9 March
National Finals – Tuks 15, 16 and 17 March
Photo: Theo Garrun