New South Wales def. Northern Territory
NSW recorded their third win of the carnival with a comprehensive performance over the host state, Northern Territory. Roxy Van-Veen (NSW) and Annika Learoyd (NSW) led the attack with three wickets each and little resistance coming from the Northern Territory batting line-up. A ten-wicket win to the girls in blue see NSW go clear at the top of the table and very much in line to defend their NICC crown.
Victoria def. Western Australia
After a heavy loss against tournament favourites New South Wales the day previous, Victoria avenged that defeat with a dominant display against Western Australia at Jim McConville Oval. Brooke Nam (VIC) took 4/7 from 3.3 overs which saw WA restricted to only 51. Victoria chased the victory target down with 9.8 overs to spare.
Queensland def. South Australia
Queensland chalked up their second win of the carnival against South Australia who recovered from a double header fixture on day three of the championships. Kyra Black (QLD) was the stand out bowler, helping restrict the Desert Peas to 59. Queensland reached the victory target with 9 overs remaining.
Tasmania def. Northern Territory
It took Tasmania until the final delivery of the match to claim the points from Northern Territory in a low scoring, yet entertaining fixture chasing down NT’s total of 97 and winning by three wickets. A gallant not-out knock of 40 (47) from opener, Brodie Hayes (TAS) delivered the victory to the boys from the apple isle with NT bowler, Hayden Page doing the damage with the ball claiming 3/5 off four overs. For what has been their best start in recent times, Tasmania now have their eyes firmly set on finals.
News South Wales def. Queensland
In their match at Jim McConville Oval, Queensland were in hope of matching it with the form team of the tournament. Despite loosing regular wickets, a handy 36 (35) from Sam Doggett helped the Queenslanders to 9/105 (20). For what would be a usual easy chase for the boys from New South Wales, they had their work cut out from them with Sam Doggett (2/11) again looking dangerous, this time with the ball. Despite tight bowling from Doggett and his teammates, a compared Pat Rosser finished 42* as New South Wales made their way to victory finishing 4/105 (18.5).
Victoria def. South Australia
South Australia set Victoria a target of 95 for victory at Albrecht Oval with Victorian bowler Rohan Best the pick of the bowlers taking 2/18 from his four overs. Despite a fiery spell from South Australian bowler Kealan Blattner (4/15), Victoria chased down the total six down.