Is 2021 the year for the south to bag their first title in the annual North/South T20 tournament?
Since the inaugural tournament in 2018, no school from the south has managed to reach the final yet, but the teams from south of the Vaalriver have grown in T20 stature since the first tournament.
Centurion is the defending champions after decrowning Menlopark back in 2019. No tournament was held in 2020 due to the enforced lockdown caused by the Coronavirus-pandemic. The defending champions defeated Menlopark by six wickets in the final.
Menlopark was crowned the inaugural champions after beating Centurion in the final. Besides the two former champions, the north will also be represented by Waterkloof, Hoërskool Nelspruit, Hoërskool Rustenburg, Potchefstroom Volkskool, Marais Viljoen and St Andrew’s of Bloemfontein.
The schools that will aim to break the south’s absence from the final are Grey College, Northwood, Westville Boys’ High, St. Andrew’s College, SACS, Grey High School, Rondebosch Boys’ High, and Wynberg Boys’ High.
Group A: Menlopark, Grey College, Marais Viljoen, St Andrew’s College.
Group B: Centurion, Rondebosch Boys’ High, Potchefstroom Volkskool, Westville Boys’ High.
Group C: Waterkloof, Wynberg Boys’ High, St Andrews (Bloemfontein), Grey High School.
Group D: Hoërskool Nelspruit, SACS, Hoërskool Rustenburg, Northwood.
Thursday, 14 October 2021 from 14:00
Menlopark vs St Andrew’s College at Camp Discovery
Grey College vs Marais Viljoen at Hammanskraal
Waterkloof vs Grey High School at Villagers
Wynberg Boys’ High vs St Andrew’s at Centurion
Westville Boys’ High vs Centurion at CBC Old Boys
Rondebosch Boys’ High vs Potchefstroom Volskool at Waterkloof
Northwood vs Nelspruit at Menlopark
SACS vs Rustenburg at Pretoria High School Old Boys
Friday, 15 October 2021 from 09:00
Westville Boys’ High vs Potchefstroom Volkskool at Camp Discovery
Centurion vs Rondebosch Boys’ High at Hammanskraal
Menlopark vs Grey College at Villagers
St Andrew’s College vs Marais Viljoen at Centurion
Northwood vs Rustenburg at CBC Old Boys
Nelspruit vs SACS at Waterkloof
Waterkloof vs Wynberg Boys’ High at Menlopark
Grey High School vs St Andrew’s at Pretoria High School Old Boys
Friday, 15 October 2021 from 14:00
Potchefstroom Volkskool vs Centurion at Camp Discovery
Rondebosch Boys’ High vs Westville Boys’ High at Hammanskraal
Grey College vs St Andrew’s College at Villagers
Marais Viljoen vs Menlopark at Centurion
SACS vs Northwood at CBC Old Boys
Rustenburg vs Nelspruit at Waterkloof
Wynberg Boys’ High vs Grey High School at Menlopark
St Andrew’s vs Waterkloof at Pretoria High School Old Boys