NTCA clubs George Town and South Launceston both lost their Kookaburra Cup one-day semi-finals to Southern opponents yesterday.
George Town hosted University at Crothers Oval while South Launceston travelled to KGV to play Glenorchy.
The Saints put University into bat after winning the toss and dismissed it for 168.
Some good bowling early from Gabe Bell, who picked up the excellent figures of 5-23, and Gavin Nutting who took 2-14, saw University collapse losing 7-20.
It limped to 8-40, but then a big partnership for the final wicket of almost a hundred between Alex Kealy (69) and Alex Saunders (48), rescued the innings giving University a total to defend.
George Town's effort in chasing down a gettable total faltered from the start losing coach Rohan Pooley and captain Marshall Pooley in the third over to be 2-7 and the Saints never recovered, bundled out for just 47 in a dismal batting display.
Gordon Kerr was the main destroyer for University picking up 6-15.
``It was a disappointing ending to the game and to our one-day campaign,'' Pooley said.
``We went away from our plans and couldn't get that last wicket in their innings with their No.10 and No.11 batting very well.''
SOUTH LAUNCESTON dismissed Glenorchy for 153 in its semi-final with Jeremy Jackson taking 4-37 and Casey Young and Kyle Bowie both picking up 3-27.
But the Knights' batting failed to fire as South was dismissed for 123 in reply with Cody Weedon top-scoring with 26, opener Chris Hay making 24 and John McCoy 20.
Luke Butterworth took 3-34, Kelby Pickering 3-28 and Trent Le Rossignol 3-22 for Glenorchy.
``We bowled well and I was happy with our bowling and fielding,'' South Launceston coach Ben Austen said.
```We made a good start with the bat but to Glenorchy's credit they bowled very well with a tight line making scoring difficult.''