Naomi Woods and Nate Jones’ NSW sides remain undefeated in Alice Springs

New South Wales women’s Indigenous cricket side, which includes Naomi Woods. Photo: CRICKET AUSTRALIA
New South Wales women’s Indigenous cricket side, which includes Naomi Woods. Photo: CRICKET AUSTRALIA

THE New South Wales women’s Indigenous side continued their winning form in Thursday morning’s matches at the National Indigenous Cricket Championships –  with a crushing win over Northern Territory. 

New South Wales, which includes West-Cambewarra’s Naomi Woods, bowled Northern Territory out for just 44 before chasing the score down in just three overs.

New South Wales best bowling figures came from Zoe Fleming who took 2/6 off 4, which included two maidens – while Woods bowled three overs and finished with 0/5.

Chasing a small total NSW decided to bat aggressively as openers Sara Darney (28 not out off 12) and Roxsanne Van-Veen (12 not out off eight) smashed their way to an easy win.

NSW innings was finished in just 12 minutes, as they capped off a 10 wicket win. 

This win made it two from two for NSW, who had earlier defeated Queensland (5/145 to 46).

In this match, Woods finished zero not out and claimed 1/3 from two overs.

Similarly to the women’s side, Bomaderry’s Nate Jones’ NSW men’s side are yet to taste defeat at the National Indigenous Cricket Championships in Alice Springs.

On Wednesday, Jones’ Blues sent shock waves through the men’s division with a crushing 188 run win over Queensland.

In one of the most clinical performances seen in recent times at the NICC, New South Wales batted first and right from the outset began clearing the rope at will.

Nathan Price (128 off 61) and Brendan Smith (66 off 40) led the onslaught before Ben Patterson (31 off 13) brought the innings home as New South Wales posted a mammoth 4-246.

Queensland got off to a positive start in reply taking 30 off the first three overs.

However, that’s where it ended losing 10/28 from that moment on to be all out for 58.

Ben Patterson and Nate Jones doing the damage with three wickets each.

NSW then backed this up with a defeat of South Australia (2/68 to 67) – with Jones finishing with 2/3 from his three overs.

These two wins follow victories against Northern Territory and Victoria on days one and two respectively. 

The women next take on South Australia and Queensland on Friday, while the men play Tasmania.


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