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NSW flexes muscles with big win over Queensland at National Indigenous Cricket Championships

Jarred Cross -

New South Wales' women's side have booked their spot in Tuesday's National Indigenous Cricket Championships final with a dominant win over Queensland in Mparntwe on Monday.

NSW had enjoyed a faultless 5-0 run throughout the tournament in the lead up to the match, now boasting duel wins over Victoria, Western Australia and Queensland in the first four days of tournament play.

In their opening game, NSW chased WA's 58-all out with 13.3 overs remaining before Dharmini Chauhan and Anika Learoyd combined for 90 of the required 105 set by Victoria to make it two from two on Thursday.

Callee Black top-scored with an unbeaten 55 as NSW went on to set 6/144 against WA the second time around - ending in a 50-run win, before cruising to Victoria's total of 66 with 13 over's to spare to round out their Sunday contests.

Queensland sit comfortably in second place, having only lost to NSW in their two meetings.

The first game against the two sides proved a tighter affair.

Tracee Williamson hit 62 (35 balls) at the top of the order to steer Queensland to setting 6/136 on Friday.

Chauhan (38 from 27) and Learoyd (52 from 33) did enough at the top of the order for NSW to get home with 2.1 overs to spare.

With two 4-fas through the competition, Chaunan has backed up strong performances with the bat to help her side go unbeaten ahead of Tuesday's final.

She and Sara Darney finished their 83-run chase without loss scoring 39 each against Queensland on Monday.

Williamson was unable to back up her previous effort against NSW, falling for 12 - bowled by Black, still equal-top scoring for her side.

The two states will meet again on Tuesday to decide the female NICC champions.

WA has one win under their belt after chasing Victoria's 4/95 total with seven balls remaining on Friday.

The Vic's have had little luck throughout the tournament.

NICC men's fixtures continue with WA progressing to Tuesday's final in the 1v4 semi-final against Victoria, whilst NSW look to secure their chance to defend last year's title when they face Tasmania in the 2v3 semi-final later on Monday.

Queensland and South Australia will face each other for fifth spot.

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