The first game of the round saw University host North Hobart at University Oval, where the Lions won the toss and elected to bat first.
Alex Pyecroft ensured North Hobart were in a strong position early, dismissing Chris Brown and Tim Paine both for ducks in the opening over.
Pyecroft continued his form throughout the innings, finishing with an impressive 3/23 off his 10 overs. Dual wickets from Ben Fraser and Jack White helped to have the Lions all out for 158 off 47 overs.
In his 100th First Grade CTPL 1st Grade match for North Hobart, Caleb Jewell opened the batting with Jake Doran for, and both combined for a 99 run partnership before Doran being caught by Sam Leon off a delivery from James Faulkner.
Selected for the Prime Minister’s XI throughout the week and playing in his 50th game for North Hobart, Jordan Silk was unbeaten on 28 runs off 20 balls, helping ensure North Hobart reached their target in the 25th over as well as collecting a double bonus point.
The match between New Town and Greater Northern saw Brodie Hayes from the Riaders bring up his first century for the 2019/20 season, scoring an unbeaten 108 off 144 deliveries. Hayes was well supported by Anish Paraam, who scored 72 runs, before being dismissed by Mitchell Owen.
The pair scored an impressive 159 run partnership, helping Greater Northern to a total of 3/255 off 48 overs.
New Town’s Joe Randall contributed 56 runs, whilst Mitchell Owen scored an impressive 70 runs off just 37 balls.Ben Spinks took three wickets for Greater Northern, whilst some economical bowling from Jonathon Chapman and Lachlan Newland helped Greater Northern, but consistent batting across the board from New Town saw them defeat Greater Northern with 12 balls to spare.
Kangaroo Bay Oval hosted Clarence and Lindisfarne, which saw Charlie Wakim continue his good form, scoring 83 runs before being bowled by Harry Allanby.
Sam Rainbird returned to Clarence from playing for Tasmania, and took 2/18 off eight overs, featuring one maiden.
Off his ten overs, Dan Salpietro took two wickets, both caught and bowled, helping dismiss Lindisfarne’s middle order. A stumping by Michael Jones saw Lindisfarne’s last wicket fall, resulting in Lindisfarne totaling 173 runs off 46.5 overs.
Lawrence Neil-Smith was the best for Clarence with the bat, scoring 40 runs off 46 balls before being caught lbw by Nathan Ellis. Ellis took 2/28 for Lindisfarne, whilst Jarrod Freeman continued his form with the ball taking 3/15 off ten overs, helping take Lindisfarne to victory by 20 runs.
In a rain reduced match, Glenorchy set South Hobart Sandy Bay, the task of chasing 189. In the innings break, SHSB’s innings got reduced to 42 overs, with a revised target of 185 runs to win.
In response, Ben Dunk scored an unbeaten 118 off just 70 balls. A 169-run partnership between Dunk and Harry Nichols helped ensure SHSB reached their target with 23 overs to spare.