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Western Fury will be at full strength for today's Women's National Cricket League semifinal against NSW Breakers at Blacktown after captain Nicole Bolton was passed fit to play.

Bolton, who has two centuries in the 50-over WNCL this season, had scans on a knee after an injury scare in last Saturday's six-wicket loss to ACT Meteors. She missed Sunday's eight-run Twenty20 win over the Meteors, before being cleared of major damage this week.

Fury were thumped by 151 runs in their only other meeting with the Breakers this season, dismissed for 161 in response to their hosts' 3-312.

But Fury have been bolstered by the return of Bolton and New Zealand international captain Suzie Bates, and coach Steve Jenkin is confident his team has improved.

"We have to bowl to our plans and keep them to as low a score as possible," Jenkin said.

"We feel we've got strength in batting. Suzie (Bates) didn't play against New South Wales earlier this season, too.

"Our two under-18 girls (Heather Graham and Chloe Piparo) have improved immensely with the bat this season.

"We've seen a big improvement in batting so we want to keep their score low."

Fury have approached the week like any other despite what is on the line in today's match.

Fury qualified for the WNCL finals in fourth position with a 3-3 record, but were more convincing in reaching second place in the T20 competition.

The WNCL final will be held on Sunday at the SCG.

The WT20 final, also against NSW, will be played as a curtain-raiser to the Big Bash League final tomorrow week.

The West Australian

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