Greater Northern won in a very tight match against North Hobart, getting over the line by 10 runs. The Raiders were sent into bat first, and an unbeaten top score of 118* from opening batsmen Jake Williams helped the Raiders to total 5/232 at the end of the innings. Riley May was the pick of the bowlers for North Hobart, claiming two important wickets, and going for just 22 runs from ten overs.
In reply, some solid batting contributions were made from top scorer Lewis Dury (64), Jack White (42), Kyle Scrimegour (40) and Kade Applebee (32), but some good bowling and some good fielding from Greater Northern saw five quick wickets fall, giving the Raiders victory.
South Hobart Sandy Bay sent Kingborough into bat, where Gabe Bell tore through the top order, Bell finished with 3/14 from eight overs. Coming to the crease for the Knights was captain Trent Keep, who went on to top score with an unbeaten 105*, where he found the boundary 11 times. SHSB bowlers made it difficult for Kingborough to score freely and had the visitors at 6/179 at the end of their 50 overs. SHSB had no issues in chasing down the target, with opening duo Harry Nichols and Alex Doolan putting on a 180 run partnership to claim victory for the Sharks in 36.4 overs. Nichols made 70* runs, where he found the boundary 7 times, including one maximum and Doolan made 105*, finding the boundary 14 times.
Lindisfarne had a convincing win over University, which involved a 90 run partnership from Tom McGann (62) and Declan Waddington (88*) and a massive bowling performance from Daniel Chapman, who claimed 6/3 from just 2.4 overs. Lindisfarne made 229 runs and had University all out for 78 runs.
Another tight match was seen between Glenorchy and New Town, which saw Glenorchy get the win by eight runs. Glenorchy’s Nathan Matthews was the best with the bat, scoring 79 runs, and was well supported by Brett Geeves who made 50. New Town’s Mitch Owen claimed 3/35 from ten overs, and Glenorchy set the target of 9/244. Following up a good performance with the ball, Owen fell just shy of a century having been run out on 97 from 96 deliveries. Harry Thomas made a hard fought 37*, but some economical bowling from Brett Geeves, Trent Le Rossignol and David Moody helped secure Glenorchy the win.