The State Canterbury Magicians booked a spot in the final by beating competition leaders the State Wellington Blaze for 49 runs in a rain affected match at Trentham Memorial Park, Upper Hutt.
Canterbury made 192 for six after begin put into bat and bowled Wellington out 49 runs short of the target.
Amy Satterthwaite, standing in as captain for Haidee Tiffen who was unavailable, made a classy 61 off 74.
Beth Mcneill’s 24 not out and a 25 run cameo from Amber Boyce finished the inning off for the Magicians.
The Wellington top order all failed as the Canterbury attack took regular wickest having them 67 for six.
Anna Dodd was looking to consolidate the innings but unfortunately had to retire hurt on 24.
Elizabeth Perry propped up her team’s inning with a defiant knock of 47 before she was the last batsman out with nearly three overs left at their disposal.
Frankie Mackay ran through the Blaze top order taking the scalps of inform batsman Lucy Doolan, Amanda Cooper and Sophie Devine to finish with three for 25.
Amy Satterthwaithe backed up her fine batting taking two for 16 off 4.3.
The win sees the State Canterbury Magicians move into outright second in the State League and with that a place in the final against the State Wellington Blaze on Saturday 24 January in Wellington.
The same two teams will contest the State League Twenty20 final in Wellington the following day.