And they’re off! The Saint Andrew’s 1st XI bid farewell to Bloemfontein on Thursday morning, heading to Pretoria for the National Finals of the Coca-Cola Schools T20 Challenge as representatives of the Knights’ franchise.

Coach Gregg Hobson, Assistant Coach Ryan du Plessis, captain Corné Viljoen and the team will be in action from Friday at the University of Pretoria. They’re in a tough Pool A, which also includes Saint Stithian’s, Hudson Park and Paarl Gimnasium.

We welcome all support at their matches and we wish the players and coaching staff the best of luck in defence of the national title. Fiat lux!

Friday, 15 March
Saint Andrew’s vs Saint Stithian’s, Tuks D, 09:30
Saint Andrew’s vs Hudson Park, Tuks E, 14:15
Saturday, 16 March
Saint Andrew’s vs Paarl Gimnasium, Tuks B, 09:30
1st A vs 2nd B, Tuks B, 14:15
1st B vs 2nd A, Tuks C, 14:15
3rd A vs 4th B, Tuks D, 14:15
3rd B vs 4th A, Tuks E, 14:15
Sunday, 17 March
2nd A vs 4th B, Tuks C, 09:30
2nd A vs 4th B, Tuks B, 09:30
1st A vs 3rd B, Tuks E, 09:30
1st B vs 3rd A, Tuks D, 09:30
All Stars game, Main Oval, 09:30
Final, Main Oval, 14:15

Photo: Back left to right: Ryan du Plessis, Henré Koekemoer, Reece van Staden, Rikus Allen, JD Bruwer, Ruan Cronjé, Tristan Wylie, Zander Rasmussen and Gregg Hobson

Front left to right: Pheko Moletsane, Naleli Sekhibane, Corné Viljoen, Nathan van der Nest, Jayden Davids and Reeza Alexander.