The Ladder still shows Joshua Williams (Northcliff High School) in pole position. However, MSSA’s Online School League for four-term schools saw a much-improved standard of play from Oakhill School.
From being unranked, Sash Sunkar, Matt Jenkin, Blake Govender and Francois Viljoen (all of Oakhill School) are all sitting above the halfway mark.
The Ladder works on a system of challenges. Clubs may challenge any club on the ladder. Any club so challenged has five days within which to respond and play the match. This rule allows the ladder to retain its dynamic nature and stops the challenged club from delaying unnecessarily.
Any team challenged during an official MSSA event, while both teams are participating in such an event, and are paired by the umpire to play against each other, must play such a challenge. This means that any games in MSSA regional, provincial, and/or national championships count as ladder games.