The penultimate Greater Northern Cup round produced some fine batting, an upset and some tight runchases on Saturday.
RIVERSIDE lost to SHEFFIELD by two wickets at Windsor Park after Blues skipper Tom Garwood won the toss and elected to bat.
He slowly worked his way to 27 off 95 balls with Josh Partridge (18), Jack Colgrave (26) and James Simpson (16) also failing to go on after getting starts.
Riverside ended up 8-137 ass Gary Mies collected 3-30 for the Mountaineers in partnership with James Jennings (2-12) and Luke Bryan (2-17).
Sheffield was 2-4 before it began to build regular partnerships with Jordon Marshall (37), Aaron McNab (17) and Bryan (19) helping the score tick along.
Richard Miles and Sam Robinson were unbeaten on 33 and 13, respectively, with Sheffield winning at 8-138 in the 42nd over.
Garwood finished with 3-9 off his allotted overs and Cooper Anthes got 2-24.
Eighth-placed DEVONPORT crept passed higher-ranked WESTBURY at at Ingamells Oval.
The Shamrocks finished 8-181 on the back of an unbeaten 84 from first-drop Daniel Murfet, 30 from skipper Richard Howe and 19 from Sean Stevenson.
Murfet was the anchor of several minor partnerships, while Eli Sheean (2-40) was the Orions’ only multiple wicket-taker.
At 5-80, Devonport’s chase looked cooked, however, 60 not out from No.7 Sam O’Mahony steered them home with 13 deliveries and three wickets to spare.
Anish Paraam struck 31 and No.3 as Sheean was 51 unbeaten at the point of victory.
Corey Briggs and (2-41) and Kieren Hume (2-21) were Westbury’s best with the ball.
A brilliant century from SOUTH LAUNCESTON opening batsman Sean Harris guided his teammates to a 126-run triumph against Latrobe.
Harris (106) has well supported by opening partner and captain Tom Waller (60), with the pair putting on 181 for the first wicket.
Jono Marsden failed to score before Jeremy Jackson (23) Nathan Philip (58 not out) and Sisitha Jayasinghe (18 not out) finished off the demolition job, finishing 4-289.
Latrobe’s Daniel WIlliams stood tall with 3-41 against the ladder leaders.
In response, the Demons were looking OK at 2-92 with Callan Morse (62) and Joel Salter (41) going along nicely.
However, Latrobe lost 8-66 to be all out for 148 with Brodie Jarrad (2-8),Jayasinghe (2-25) Josh Freestone (2-32), and Jackson (2-32) all doubling up with the ball.
A Callum Peck six-wicket haul was not enough to see MOWBRAY past BURNIE at Invermay Park.
The Hurricanes compiled 173 in 47.5 overs despite being 3-12 early on.
Brodie Hayes smacked 57 at the top and put on an important 69-run fourth-wicket stand with James Odgers. Odgers eventually fell for 33 before captain Charlie King (18) and Zach Walker (26) contributed down the order.
Peck finished with 6-39 off 8.5 overs, while Sagar Chhetri (2-27) was economical in dismissing Odgers and Kurt Lamprey (0).
In response, the Eagles could only muster 115 – bowled out in 44.5 overs.
The hosts were 4-15 with stand-in skipper Luke Scott (1), Connor Lockhart (2), Lochie Geard (0) and Rohan Pooley (5) coming and going in rapid fashion.
Ben Bodha (12) and Rhys Watson (26) tried to stop the rot, but Tyler Johns (2-15), Shaun Redman (3-14), Lamprey (2-36) and Brady Yates (2-24) proved too much.
Chhetri (11), Ben Spinks (16) and Justin Reeves (21 not out) hit some consolation runs late.
ULVERSTONE easily accounted for LAUNCESTON at UCI Oval, winning by seven wickets.
It was slow and steady for the Lions who were bowled out for 95 in 49.4 overs thanks largely to contributions from Will Bennett (23), Damian Jillett (20), Ben Hamphrey (17) and Rowan Smith (14).
Black Caps opener Matt Talbot caused most of the havoc with 4-14 off eight before his top-order teammates did the rest in 31.4 overs.
Alex Wynwood top scored with 28 not out, Jacob Snare made 25, Callum Wheeler chipped in with 16 and Sam Perko was untroubled on 12 at the end. Lion Harrison Banks picked up 2-16.