The 2020/21 McDonald's Men's Premier Cricket grand final is set to feature at least one team looking to break a long premiership drought as the last four teams prepare to enter the semi-finals.

Sydney host Fairfield-Liverpool at Drummoyne Oval in one semi-final on the weekend, while Sydney University take on Manly-Warringah at nearby Uni Oval in the other semi. 

Each semi-final is live streamed via the NSW Premier Cricket Match Centre

While Manly (2014/15) and Sydney Uni (2016/17) have both won titles in recent years, the same can’t be said for either Sydney or Fairfield Liverpool.

In fact, the Tigers have never held the Belvidere Cup as a stand-alone entity, while the Lions' last success was in 2005/06.

Balmain joined with the Sydney Cricket Ground Trust to form the Sydney Cricket Club in 2007/8 and have enjoyed much success in the white-ball game.

They now are hunting Sydney grade cricket's biggest red-ball prize.

"We've been close for a number of years – we've always been there or thereabouts – but the rain has hurt us in the past," veteran batsman Daniel Smith said.

"This group has been together for a long time and the reason you play is to win big games and win trophies, so we've got a chance to do just that.

"But there is a long way to go. We're up against a very good outfit this weekend and they are not going to make it easy for us."

Fairfield-Liverpool is equally hungry to grab some silverware, having waited 15 years since its last premiership.

"That is the plan (to break the drought) and the boys are really keen and cannot wait for the weekend's game," captain Jarrad Burke said.

"We will give it our all and ensure nothing has been left in the tank come Sunday night."

Sydney Uni has been the standard-bearer for all clubs over the past decade, winning four grand finals in the past 10 years.

But skipper Liam Robertson is not relying on history to get his side home against Manly.

"Recent finals experience definitely helps but I'm not sure going back a decade counts for much over the next two weeks," he declared.

"Both (semi-final) sides have players who have played a number of big games over the years.

"It should be very close."

Manly won the competition six years ago before disappearing from view.

Waratahs captain Jay Lenton said: "We haven’t been in the last four since we last won the comp, so it's great opportunity for us to do something from here.

"Uni will be a very tough opponent and we know we will have to be at our very best to get through to the following week."

Each semi-final will be live streamed here: click here

Schedule and teams: click here