A player-of-the-match performance from South Launceston all-rounder Courtney Webb got Tasmania off to a winning start in the under-18 national championships’ 50-over competition.
Two days after seeing off Western Australia in their final T20 match, Tasmania fought out a 15-run win over the same opponent, making 7-195 before taking 10 wickets for 180.
Batting at first drop, Webb came to the crease at 1-88 and set about making a run-a-ball 48, falling just short of registering back-to-back half-centuries.
The 17-year-old AFLW rookie then made light work of the Western Australia middle order, taking 4-24 off 10 overs and combining with Latrobe’s Esther Magor for a run-out.
Webb’s South Launceston teammate Meg Radford also proved dangerous with the ball, taking 2-20 off six and inflicting a run-out.
Kingborough’s Bonnie Davies also played a key role for Tasmania, top-scoring with 56 at the top of the order, while Riverside’s Emma Manix-Geeves fell to an unfortunate diamond duck.
All other round 8 matches were rained off.
Tasmania plays its second 50-over match against a Cricket Australia XI on Monday.