Hinkley’s 121 not out from 141 balls helped the Fire to chase down WA’s total of 7-208 at Chisholm Oval in Canberra.

Chasing 209 for victory, Hinkley came in at 1-8 and was the only batter from Queensland to make it past 20, showing her power and class with 12 boundaries and three sixes.

She formed handy partnerships with Laura Harris, Courtney Sippel, Holly Ferling and rookie keeper Caitlin Mair along the way but when it came to the crunch, took charge to surge past her hundred and then on to the winning runs.

It was her first century for Queensland, first in the WNCL and continues a strong run of form across competitions this summer.

She has hit two centuries for Valley in the Katherine Raymont Shield this season and was solid with the bat for the WBBL Brisbane Heat in their run to the finals. 

Queensland’s second win over WA this week actually saw them drop a position to fifth spot after ACT won a bonus point victory over SA yesterday.

The Queensland attack was composed through the WA innings with Sippel taking 1-8 from three overs and Georgia Voll claiming 2-39.

The Fire take on traditional rivals NSW this week in their final regular season game.