The Kingsgrove Sports T20 Cup is heating up this Sunday as it reaches the halfway point of the regular competition.
Rounds four and five of the 10 round-season will be played on Sunday, with six double headers scheduled to take place, mirroring last weekend.
The previous rounds' action featured South African fast-bowling legend Morne Morkel making his mark on the competition, where he took 4-24 for Manly-Warringah in their loss to Randwick-Petersham. His possible inclusion for this weekend and future matches would help ignite the competition further.
Bankstown will host a Thunder Conference double header, playing Campbelltown-Camden in the morning, and Fairfield-Liverpool later in the day.
NSW Blues off-spinning allrounder Param Uppal captains the Fairfield-Liverpool side. He scored a quick fire 46 from 30 balls last Sunday in the loss to Sydney University.
Former Australian One-Day International batsman Peter Forrest will captain Hawkesbury for their Thunder Conference double header at Owen Earle Oval. They take on Northern District in the first match, and Sydney University in the afternoon.
Batsman Hayden Kerr will line up for the University side, after scoring a tremendous 74 from 51 balls last Sunday during the victory over Fairfield-Liverpool. Kerr is the top run-scorer for the tournament so far, with 158 runs at an average of 79.
Western Suburbs play Parramatta in the morning match and Blacktown Mounties in the second match of the Thunder Conference double header at Pratten Park. Western Suburbs have two chances to grab their first win of the season. Blacktown will also be looking for a much-needed victory as they are still winless after three matches.
Despite his team’s poor form, Blacktown Mounties batsman Jordan Gauci is the second highest run-scorer for the tournament so far, with 147 runs at 73.50.
Allan Border Oval will see a Sixers Conference double header hosted by Mosman. They take on UNSW in the opening game and Eastern Suburbs in the later match. UNSW will be searching for their first win.
Blues contracted left-arm fast-bowler Greg West has been named for Mosman.
A Sixers Conference double header will take place at North Sydney Oval hosted by UTS North Sydney. They take on Manly-Warringah in the first match, and St George in the second fixture. St George won both their matches last Sunday and will be looking to keep up the good form.
Allrounder Nicholas Stapleton will line-up for St George, coming off an astounding 100 not out from only 52 balls last weekend, guiding his side to a smashing nine-wicket victory over Eastern Suburbs last Sunday. It was the first century of the T20 season.
Sydney host a match against Gordon, followed by a game against Sutherland for the double header at Drummoyne Oval in the Sixers conference.
KINGSGROVE SPORTS T20 CUP
DOUBLE HEADERS: ROUNDS 4 & 5: Sunday 3rd November 2019
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