Swamibapa favourites to take NPCA title
Swamibapa are within one game of securing their first NPCA Super League title in six years, and in so doing end Kanbis A’s five-year domination of the tournament, after the penultimate round of matches. Both teams won their games at the weekend, with Swamibapa needing only to take full bonus points against third placed Stray Lions A to be assured of winning the league.
Swamibapa crushed SCLYL by eight wickets after bowling them out for 72, but Kanbis A were forced to work harder for their seven-wicket win over Sir Ali A. Chasing 212, Rakeb Patel (78) and Alpesh Bhudia (68) guided them home
Stray Lions A, who can still overtake Kanbis A to take the runners-up slot, were left on the sidelines as their match with Kanbis B was abandoned.
Martin Williamson is executive editor of ESPNcricinfo and managing editor of ESPN Digital Media in Europe, the Middle East and Africa