In a tough assignment, NT faced perennial Champions NSW in Round 4 of the Women’s 2020 National Indigenous Cricket Championship. The game was played at Traeger Park, the foremost cricket facility in Alice Springs.

NSW has won the State Women’s Division Championship every year since it was formally introduced in 2008 and they remained undefeated going into their Round 4 game against the Territory.

NT won the toss and batted first on the normally run-friendly Traeger Park, but the tactic didn’t work, and the first wicket fell with only two runs on the board. Further catastrophe followed when veteran NSW medium-pacer, Veronica Gordan, grabbed her second wicket in the space of two overs.

Wickets fell regularly afterwards, and the Territory managed 7-45 at the compulsory closure - batting at three, Rheanna Lotter (23), was best.

NSW chased down the required runs without losing a wicket.

The NT total appears meagre but scoring runs is not the strongest feature among some of the women’s teams at the Championship. By comparison, other Round 4 totals were: QLD 5-50 d WA 10-49; VIC 3-43 d SA 10-42.

Match Scores

New South Wales: 0-46 (6.3) d Northern Territory: 7-45 (20) (Rheanna Lotter 23; Veronica Gordon 3-6).