A top-of-the table T20 clash between Sydney and Northern District and a fierce scrap to get off the bottom of the ladder underline an important round of McDonald's Women's NSW Premier Cricket on Sunday.

The two top sides are separated by just three points after 11 rounds, with defending champions Sydney narrowly ahead as it hunts down a second consecutive minor premiership.

Gordon and Universities have the opportunity to move clear of the basement when they meet at Killara Park.

Penrith take on Bankstown and Campbelltown-Camden are up against Parramatta in the other games.

The majority of NSW-contracted players will again be available, including Sydney duo Rachael Haynes and Sammy-Jo Johnson and NDs' Anika Learoyd for the match-of-the-round at Drummoyne Oval.   

"It's a game we are looking forward to. Win, lose or draw we relish the opportunity to play against quality players and teams," NDs coach Tommy Anderson said.

"We've had some really good tussles with Sydney over the years and love playing them.

"Some of the world's best players will be out there. They are tough competitors and are always up for it.

"It's a good test to see where we are at."

NDs enter the game on the back of a crushing defeat of Campbelltown-Camden.  

Anderson said: "We've got a really good team environment at the moment. Everyone is on the same page, doing their job and working as a team.

"That's what you've got to do to beat a champion side like Sydney."

The in-form Lauren Smith (3-18) did the damage with the ball against CC but has unfortunately been ruled out of Sunday's match with concussion.

Only a point splits Gordon (21pts) and Universities (22) at the bottom of the table, highlighting the importance of this clash.

The winner could climb as high as seventh if other results go its way.

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