Tasmania has fallen to its first loss of the national under-19 championships, recording a 67-run defeat at the hands of Victoria Metro.
After two wins batting second, skipper Keegan Oates again elected to field and was rewarded in the third over courtesy of Launceston all-rounder Lachie Newland (2-24 off eight).
Newland then took the catch that dismissed prize wicket and captain Will Sutherland to leave the Vics at 3-60, but a 96-run fourth-wicket stand began to take the game away from the Tigers.
Elliot Brandon-Jones top-scored with 74 as death bowler Kade Applebee ensured the Bushrangers were held to 9-245 by taking four wickets in his final three overs to finish with 5-44.
Mowbray’s Blake Cassidy finished with 1-36 off six after opening the bowling with Newland, while spinner James Curran (0-20) was expensive in his two overs.
Chasing their highest total of the tournament, the Tigers lost 3-30 early including the in-form Oates early and never recovered despite a handful of defiant knocks.
Westbury’s Jake Williams hit six fours in 43 while Mowbray’s Jarrod Freeman, who did not bowl, clubbed three sixes and two fours to top-score with 46.
Freeman’s 65-run stand with Applebee (27) left the Tigers needing a gettable 98 runs off the last 15 overs with five wickets in hand.
But a collapse of 4-10 saw Tasmania bowled out for 178 in the 42nd over.