The Riverina Bullets women's team is through to the Regional Bash finals after a dramatic weekend.
Having seen their first pool match against ACT Aces washed out on Friday, an agonising one-run defeat to Illawarra Flames in Queanbeyan left the Bullets on the verge of elimination.
But they dug deep and best Western Outlaws in the final game to book their place at finals day.
"I'm absolutely stoked," Bullets coach Catherine Wood said.
"We knew we could make it through and we knew we had to win our second game against Western, so we were quite excited to have that opportunity.
"It's very exciting. It's so good to see, as a coach, those young girls who really stepped up and made a difference in our team.
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"It's so pleasing and I was just grateful to have the experience with those girls."
Albury's Ebony Hoskin finished with overall bowling figures of 5-20 and narrowly missed out on a hat-trick, while Corowa youngster Rosie Blain starred with a crucial 19 not out in the second game to help see the Bullets home.
The team showed great character to bounce back after finishing 8/94 in reply to Illawarra's 9/95, losing by the barest of margins.
Bullets captain Jodie Hicks scored 45 off 44 balls in the first game and backed it up with 32 against the Outlaws, while Wood plucked two stunning catches.
The Bullets will head to Sydney after Christmas for a rematch with Illawarra, the winner facing Newcastle Blasters or Coffs Coast Chargers.
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