THE Tasmanian Roar women's cricket team went down to the strong New South Wales Breakers line-up by 166 runs in their one-day clash at the NTCA Ground yesterday.
NSW made 9-275 off its 50 overs, with Leah Poulton top scoring with a great century knock of 109, off 115 balls, Ellyse Perry made 34, off 41.
Katelyn Fryett took 2-33, off her 10 overs, and Anita Silva bowled well to pick up 2-18, off six overs.
In reply, Tassie Roar were dismissed for 109, off 40.1 overs, with Lauren Hepburn top scoring with a patient knock of 24, from 70 balls.
Tasmania got off to a good start with Carly Ryan and Emma Thompson making an opening stand of 43, but lost regular wickets from that point.
Sara Aley was the pick of the NSW attack taking 2-11 off six overs and Erin Osborne picked up 2-13 off seven. Roar coach Julia Price described the Roar's performance as ``mixed''.
``I was really happy with our bowling lines and length and our fielding plans were fantastic,'' she said.
``We were creating a lot of opportunities, but just couldn't take those opportunities - we still dropped two or three catches and a couple of run out chances went begging as well.
``Poulton made 109, but we missed a stumping and dropped a catch with her innings, which was a little disappointing, but it was a positive that we were creating opportunities.''
Price said the Roar batters got off to a good start after an injury to Belinda Page forced a restructuring of the batting order.
``We probably didn't run as well as we could between wickets and need to work on our communication out in the middle and building partnerships,'' she said.
``It was one of Lauren's best innings and she will learn a lot from working on how to construct her innings and how to put together as bit of a batting plan.
``We didn't get anywhere near our KPI's, but it was a difficult pitch and helped explain why we were able to keep NSW to an achievable total because it was a little bit of a bowler's deck compared to a batter's deck.''
Price praised Fryett's and Silva's efforts with the ball and was pleased with the team's improvement in line and length, which she said let them down in Friday's T20 match.