Ulverstone marked captain Josh Walmsley's club record-breaking game in style on Saturday, December 9, with the Blackcaps making light work of Sheffield in round 10 of the Greater Northern Cup. Taking to the crease first, the Mountaineers ticked along but failed to form any effective partnerships early - with Ulverstone's Connor Tuson taking four valuable wickets. A late-order effort from Aiden Marshall (35 off 54 balls) and Sam Robinson (39 off 66) saw Sheffield all out for 176 off 47.1 overs. Ulverstone coach Rhys French described it as a "tricky wicket", believing the Blackcaps to have had the advantage during their time at the crease. "The wicket was very tricky early in the day and we had the better batting conditions," French said. "I think Sheffield did well to get the score they did." A blistering partnership from Jacob Snare (56 not out off 108) and Brayden Devries (110 not out off 131) was more than enough for the Blackcaps to chase down the visitors, finishing 1/182 off 41.4 overs. Devries managed eight fours and three sixes from his knock, with Marshall taking the only wicket for the Mountaineers. French commended the pair's perseverance, highlighting the team's recent focus on making the most of scoring opportunities when presented. "Brayden and Jacob did it pretty easy. We keep speaking about not leaving it up to someone else to do the job and if you're in the position, making the most of it and not letting the opposition get back in the game," he said. "[Devries] is quickly becoming one of the better batters in the competition." Emphasising the importance of the match, as both Walmsley's 287th first-grade appearance and a valuable opportunity for the Blackcaps to increase its finals hopes, French said the side performed strongly under pressure. "It was a very big game not only for our season but for Josh as well breaking the club's games record. It shows the years and time he has put into playing at Ulverstone, which is a great effort," he said. "We've had to win our last three GNC games to be around the mark for the semi-finals and now we've gotten into the position that if we win next week we'll make it." Burnie executed another dominant display, this time a 176-run win over Devonport at home. The Hurricanes, led by skipper Nicholas Revell (65 off 91) and Ollie Walker (62 off 83) notched up 7/233 off 50 overs. Toby Bellchambers worked hard with ball in hand, snaring 3-52 off 10 for the Orions. With a sizeable total to chase down, Devonport struggled to find consistency with the bat, bowled out for 57 off 24.4 overs. Bradley Moore was the only Orion to notch up double figures, knocking 21 off 43 with one six. Burnie captain Tyler Johns was lethal with ball in hand, managing 6-20 off 10 with an economy of 2.00. Wynyard kept its spot on the winner's list, dismantling Latrobe by six wickets. The Demons batted first, with Dan Laver's 31 off 66 the highlight of their time at the crease, steering the home-side to 10/130 off 42 overs. Brodie Peach took key wickets for the Tigers with 3-31 off eight as Ben Chettle chipped in with two. Hitting the crease, Wynyard coach Dilan Sandagirigoda got his side off to a strong start with 46 off 24, including eight fours and two sixes. Sandagirigoda was joined by Gregg Sharman (28 not out off 43) at the tail-end as the Tigers made 4/131 with nearly 20 overs to spare. Two wickets to Kaleb Williams was Latrobe's best effort with ball in hand. In the North, ladder-leaders Westbury defeated Mowbray by 35 runs. Launceston held off a valiant South Launceston outfit, securing an eight-run win. Riverside took the bye.