Three teams from outside the top four will be looking to pull off upsets when they meet high-ranked rivals in round five of McDonald's Women's Premier Cricket on Sunday.

Competition leaders Sydney take on eighth-placed Bankstown at Birchgrove Oval, Parramatta play Gordon in a 4 v 5 clash at Merrylands Park and St George-Sutherland (3rd) is at home to Penrith (9th).

Campbelltown host Universities at Raby Oval in the only fixture not featuring teams inside the top four.

Northern District has the bye.

The series of T20 games gives sides outside the top four the chance to make up ground on those ahead.

Penrith is one of those outfits looking to continue improving after a challenging start to the season.

Missing a host of players to injury and WBBL commitments, the Lady Cats are fighting to the death in every match.

"It has been a challenge but we will go out there and do our very best in every game to make it competitive," coach Ron Woods said.

"The experience these young girls are getting in First Grade for the first time will really set the stage for them in the future.

"They will want to play First Grade in the future. There is a lot of light at the end of the tunnel.

"We will continue to work as hard as we can – I can guarantee you that."

Penrith will get a host of top-line players back when the WWBL bubble expires and are expected to make a charge up the table.

Gordon can enter the top four for the first time this season with victory over Parramatta.

After a frustrating start to the season, the Reds broke through for their first win after overcoming Campbelltown-Camden last Sunday.

Sydney, NDs and St George-Sutherland are the only undefeated teams after four rounds.

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