Tasmania brushed aside Cricket Australia XI by seven wickets to get its under-19 national championships off to a perfect start in Adelaide on Monday.
Electing to bat, CA scratched their way to 215 – thanks largely to a 72-run 10th wicket partnership at Woodville Oval between William Sanders and Caelan Maladay.
The Tigers had CA 9-144 with some good bowling from Lachlan Newland (3-33), Jack Freeman (2-47), Jarrod Freeman (1-45) and captain Keegan Oates (3-29).
Jayden Goodwin added 48 at the top and Brock Larance made 31 before Sanders was dismissed for 65 and Maladay was stranded on 24 when CA’s innings ended in the 45th over.
In reply, openers Lewis Drury and Connor O'Brien saw Tasmania to 31 when O’Brien fell for 15.
Dury (54) and Oates combined for an 80-run stand before Oates and Jake Williams (23) put on a further 59 for the fourth wicket.
From there Oates finished 99 not out off 100 balls – including 12 fours and two sixes – in seeing his charges home.
Jack McCulloch was unbeaten when triumph was achieved in the 45th over.
Three CA bowlers claimed wickets – Bradley Simpson (1-37), William Collins (1-19) and Mitchell Owen (1-19).
Other opening round winners were Queensland, South Australia, ACT-NSW Country and NSW Metro.
Tasmania next takes on Western Australia at Woodville Oval on Tuesday, from 10.30am AEST.