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Victoria's best indigenous men and women will battle it out in the National Indigenous Cricket Championships (NICC) this week, with the tournament kicking off in Alice Springs today.

The Victorian men's side will be hunting back-to-back titles in 2018, after claiming their first NICC title in 2017 having defeated South Australia. The full squad includes:

Victorian Men's NICC Cup Team:

Name

Club

Tribe or Mob

Alex Kerr

St James Malvern

Wurundjeri

Mackenzie Casson

Riddells Creek Cricket Club

Kamilaroi

Nathan Gardiner

Lower Plenty Cricket Club

Wurundjeri

Clayton McCartney

North Dandenong Cricket Club

Yorta Yorta

Patrick Jackson

The Pines Cricket Club

Yorta Yorta

Ashley Sweet

Melton Cricket Club

Bundjalung

Nicholas Boland

Frankston Peninsula Cricket Club

Gulidjan

Ben Abbatangelo

Northcote Cricket Club

Gunai Kurnai

Wade King

Benalla Bushrangers Cricket Club

Ngaianpa

Jhiah Baxter

Thomson Cricket Club

Nygena

Tom Collett

Red Hill Cricket Club

Unknown

Brad Dolan

St James Malvern

Gunditjmara

Connor Jackson

The Pines Cricket Club/ St Kilda Cricket Club

Yorta Yorta

Damon Egan

St Kilda Cricket Club

Gunditmara

The Victorian women's side will be playing under a new head coach, VicSpirit and Melbourne Stars captain Kristen Beams and are set to play the 2017 champions, New South Wales in their opening round. The full squad includes:

Victorian Women's NICC Cup Team

Name

Club

Tribe or Mob

Tyneal Colban-Kirk

Keon Park Stars Cricket Club

Gunditjmara

Simone Burridge

Plenty Valley Cricket Club

Kamilaroi

Jacinta Goodger-Chandler

Plenty Valley Cricket Club

Gunai Kurnai

Fiona Hale

Mt Martha Cricket Club

Yorta Yorta

Merinda Hale

Mt Martha Cricket Club

Yorta Yorta

Emma Manix-Geeves

Newtown Cricket Club

Unknown

Emma Toseland

Gelnroy Cricket Club

Taungurung/Wurundjeri

Taylor Wigg

Burnie Hurricanes Cricket Club

Pakana

Cara Watkins

Burnie Hurricanes Cricket Club

 

Brooke Nam

Keon Park Stars Cricket Club

Wailwan

Molly Wayd

Lucknow Cricket Club

Gunai Kurnai

The tournament will take place across a number of sites including Traegar Park, Albrecht Oval and Jim McConville Oval.

Be sure to keep up to date with the latest news from the tournament, and watch both the semi-finals and final on the NICC website.

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