Cobham Oval to host de facto Ford Trophy quarter-final
.After nine rounds, tomorrow’s clash between ND and Wellington Firebirds is more or less a quarter-final, with the winner all-but guaranteed a place in the elimination final, while a loss for ND will see them eliminated from The Ford Trophy.
A loss for the Firebirds would see them needing both Otago and Canterbury to lose in order to secure a spot in the elimination final. This scenario would see ND finish second and earn hosting rights for the elimination final; something which seemed unlikely just a few matches ago. To ensure their Ford Trophy campaign goes to finals week, ND need to win, and win well. They currently sit fourth; one point behind Canterbury and ahead of Otago Volts on net-run-rate.
With bonus points on offer, a scenario of three teams on 24 points is a real possibility, so boosting net-run-rates could be crucial.
Round 10 of The Ford Trophy begins Sunday, February 9th, 11.00am at Cobham Oval, Whangarei.