One-time South Launceston Michael Jones and Westbury's Wade Irvine guide Clarence in a big 142-run partnership

HOME TURF: Michael Jones back playing in Launceston in 2015.

HOME TURF: Michael Jones back playing in Launceston in 2015.

One-time Cricket North rivals have combined to put their adopted Clarence side in a strong position against North Hobart on Saturday.

Middle-order pair Michael Jones and Wade Irvine went on to add 142 runs for the fourth wicket to ensure the Roos got to 5-267 at stumps.

Jones, the former South Launceston gloveman, crafted his way to 100 off 181 balls – including 13 boundaries – before Shield legspinner Cameron Boyce took one of his two wickets for the day.

Westbury recruit Irvine also continued his hot recent run of form, notching up 82 off 126 on the back of his previous 117 and 60 not out. 

Opener Nathan van de Werken has pulled off his best innings of his Cricket Tasmania Premier League season in a steady performance for University of Tasmania.

He compiled 109 off 179 balls for the students, who made 5-227 at the close of play against New Town.

It was the Queenslander’s first score past 36 in a gloomy Premier League campaign

Carter Hansen hit 56 off 139 balls to guide Uni from 2-12 in a 159-run partnership.

Rising Lindisfarne legspinner Mac Wright claimed 4-47 to spearhead the attack against Glenorchy.

The Magpies were bowled out for cheaply 150. They struggled from outset and were 6-66 at one stage.

Captain Nathan Matthews rescued his side from the doldrums with a top-score 34.

Paceman Nathan Ellis grabbed 3-48 to add to his season tally of 26 wickets. Lindisfarne is 0-31 at stumps.