Battle set to conclude in 3 pools as race in Pool D hots up
In CWC6 Group A the battle for a spot in the Premier Division is done and dusted with Moo set to finish 3rd and Honest Hunks 4th. However, there is still the chance for AtaraX Wellington to top the group on the final day as they host current leaders The Merry Orangutans knowing a bonus-point victory will see them leapfrog their opponents
In CWC6 Group B, Charminster CC have sealed top spot but behind them there is all to play for. GG CC are in pole position to qualify for the Premier Division knowing a NRR favourable bonus point win away to Z*rax CC is likely to see them remain in the 2nd qualification spot. Z*rax have plenty to play for themselves knowing a bonus point win vs GG CC could see them qualify. However, for that to happen they'd also require a Plymouth Pirates defeat in their home game v Charminster. With the worst NRR in the group Plymouth Pirates task is likely to be simple - win and hope GG CC get a worse result.
In CWC6 Group C Free HK are consigned to the wooden spoon but could still have a huge say on the qualification battle for the Premier Division. Free HK host The Wild Geese knowing a win of any kind will see them through. Meanwhile, the other fixture in the group is a winner takes all tie between ataraXIa and Dynamo Schmaltzberg. Dynamo Schmaltzberg with the one point advantage know a tie will see them through. However, in the event there is a winner the loser is set to go home.
With regards to topping the group, the equation is a bit more complicated. A bonus point win will see Dynamo Schmaltzberg retain their spot at the top of the group. However, with the worst NRR of the 3 qualification hopefuls, a non-bonus point win would open the door for The Wild Geese to take spot knowing a bonus point win would see them leapfrog Dynamo Schmaltzberg on NRR. In the event The Wild Geese and ataraXIa both win it is likely to be a straight NRR race with ataraXIa only 0.06 behind The Wild Geese on NRR.
Meanwhile, in CWC6 Group D the 4th fixtures take place on Saturday with Dynamo Morpork hosting Ashgrove Astronauts and Jura CC travelling down to Winton. Jura CC know a win would go a long way to securing their spot in the Premier Division and they could even mathematically secure qualification if they get a bonus point win at Winton and Dynamo Morpork gain a bonus-point win against Ashgrove Astronauts.
Dynamo Morpork will be hoping for a win to put them back into contention however as things stand it looks like it could be a straight shootout between Winton CC and Ashgrove Astronauts. The latter will be hoping they can get maximum points and the former will be hoping they can exact revenge after a narrow 1 wicket loss up in Jura.