South Launceston batsman James Lee made the most of his call-up to the Greater Northern Raiders as he top-scored against ladder-leader Lindisfarne.
Lee was one of two players making their debuts in the two-day game but while Devonport all-rounder Cody Brown made a two-ball duck, the Knights stroke-maker stuck around for nearly three hours.
He made 48 off 126 balls and nearly carried his bat as the Raiders struggled to find partnerships.
Tom Gray (17) and Nathan Carter (15) were the only other batsmen to make double figures as the visitors were all out for 132 in the 48th over.
Both sides had been robbed of key personnel by the under-19 national championships in Adelaide with Raiders coach Andrew Gower losing Westbury batsman Jake Williams and Launceston leggie James Curran while Burnie duo Brodie Hayes and Shaun Redman were unavailable.
Shamrocks quick Jono Chapman and Mowbray coach John LeFevre also came in but Gower had said during the week he was looking forward to seeing how the in-form Lee would cope with the step up.
Lindisfarne lost Keegan Oates and Jarrod Freeman to higher honours, but still packed enough punch to race to 2-210 off 46 overs.
Macalister Wright continued his stunning form at the top of the order for a Lindisfarne side with just one loss to its name.
Having already compiled knocks of 79, 73 and 74 this season is closing in on his first century for the campaign on 93 not out from 124 deliveries.
Matthew Dance also made 81 before being bowled by Westbury’s Alex Kerrison and Charles Wakim made a rare duck having been made available following Sheffield Shield selection, with Jackson Grubb (24) the other not out batsman at stumps.
Wright had earlier led the way with the ball, taking 3-11 off 12.3 while Aaron Summers claimed 3-33 and Thomas Briscoe 2-13 – the latter having been earmarked by Gower as the hosts’ dangerman.
The match at Lindisfarne Memorial Park continues on Sunday from 10.30am.