THE Tasmanian under-18 women's cricket team suffered a 111-run defeat to Queensland yesterday in its second match of the national under-18 championships being played in Victoria.
Queensland made 9-215, off its 50 overs, with Haidee Birkett top scoring with 49.
Jane Riley and Dana Lester were the best of the Tasmanian bowlers with Lester taking 3-29, off eight overs and Riley 3-35, off 7.2 overs.
In reply, the Tassie girls could only amass 9-104, from their 50 overs.
Captain Meg Phillips batting patiently at the top of the order made 20, off 84 balls, and Maddison Smith top-scored with 27, off 27 balls, including three boundaries.
Meanwhile, the state under-17 boys had another long, hot, day toiling in the field in Adelaide for the first day of a two-day match against the ACT in their national championships.
ACT was 1-228, off 60 overs, at the close of stumps.