Velocity to face Power for NPL title
Published on 15 Feb 2020
The Northern Premier League (NPL) comes to a conclusion tomorrow with Velocity facing-off against Power for the Twenty20 title at Jansen Park in Hamilton.
Velocity go into the final as the top-ranked side, the only blemish on their six-match round-robin record a final match loss to Galaxy.
The star performer for Velocity in their run to the final has undoubtedly been skipper Felicity Leydon-Davis, who tops both the run-scoring and wicket-taking charts.
Velocity will face Power for the T20 title tomorrow (Credit: NDCA/Bruce Lim).
Leydon-Davis has scored 209 runs at a strike-rate of 124 from five innings and, remarkably, is yet to be dismissed in the competition.
Her 11 wickets have also come at an outstanding average of 6.09 and economy of 3.19 per over.
Hoping to stop Velocity and, complete a T20 three-peat, is Power, whose four-win/two-loss record saw them finish second.
With four rounds down and two losses to their name, both against Velocity, Power's chances of qualifying for the final were in the balance.
A big final day victory over Sonic, followed by a tense six-run victory over Galaxy, however, secured second position for Power.
This means the third/fourth play-off will be contested between Galaxy and Sonic.
The sides head into the match with very different records, with Galaxy securing three wins during the round-robin, while Sonic are yet to win this season.
Following the Twenty20 games in the morning, the sides will enter into a 10-over knockout competition played over the course of the afternoon, with Galaxy again facing Sonic and Power taking-on Velocity, with the winners and losers of each match playing each other to round out the NPL for 2019/20.
NPL Twenty20 Finals
11:00am, Jansen Park, Hamilton
First vs Second - Velocity vs Power (Live scoring here)
Third vs Fourth - Galaxy vs Sonic (Live scoring here)
NPL T10 Competition
2:20pm, Jansen Park, Hamilton
Galaxy vs Sonic
Power vs Velocity
4:00pm, Jansen Park, Hamilton
Winner v Winner
Loser v Loser