Honda Financial Premiership | T20 Championship Semi-final Preview

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Honda Financial Premiership | T20 Championship Semi-final Preview

Praneel HiraClub Cricket

On Sunday afternoon, the four remaining Premier Men’s sides in the T20 Championship will fight it out to see who will contest this summer’s final.

Suburbs New Lynn skipper Michael Barry will take his side to Shore Road to meet Parnell. Barry currently sits in fifth on the tournament runscorer’s charts, with 213 runs at an average of 53.25, while Parnell’s Josh Fisher enters the playoffs with 13 wickets to his name.

The sides met in last season’s Jeff Crowe Cup final, where the Peaches emerged victorious at Eden Park. Can Suburbs turn the tables and book themselves a spot in the final?

In the other blockbuster semi-final, Takapuna, the only unbeaten side left in the T20 Championship, host Howick Pakuranga at Onewa Domain. The Pirates possess one of the more powerful batting line-ups, while several ACES are likely to line up for the Alpacas’ bowling attack.

Takapuna will be looking to make the most of their home conditions, while Howick Pakuranga seek to defend their T20 Crown. Who will come out on top?

Semi-finals, 3 pm start.
Parnell vs. Suburbs New Lynn – Shore Road (Live stream – with commentary)
Takapuna vs. Howick Pakuranga – Onewa Domain