Tasmania's final under-17 national championship game ended on a more sour note than its last, with the Tigers going down to Victoria Country by four wickets.
In-form bowler Noah Hurley got the big V off to a crushing start, collecting 2-1 off his four overs to have the Tasmanians floundering at 2-4 with Zach Phair and Tom McGann in the sheds.
After his century against Cricket Australia XI, Sam Wright came in and stemmed the tide alongside Will Sartori but the two were dismissed in quick succession for 21 and 10 respectively after putting together a 33-run stand.
Nicholas Davis and Cooper Anthes then combined for a 37-run stand before the former was dismissed for 26, bringing Mowbray's Spencer Hayes to the wicket - who was later run out for 18 with the score at 6/115.
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Things then went from bad to worse for the Tigers, losing 4/14 to be all out for 129, Anthes providing the top score with 34 off 68 balls.
Victoria's chase was expertly built around keeper-batsman Sean Van Wijk, who looked like making a half-century, but fell short, recording his highest carnival score of 47 off 123 balls.
Requiring batsmen to stay around him, Nicholas Pastras Jnr was the most reliable, compiling an innings of 21 as Tasmania's 31 extras took their toll.
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Anthes gave the Tasmanians a late chance at reversing the likely result by dismissing Van Wijk with an economic 3-24 as Sam Voss (2-11 off 6) and Hayes (1-18 off 5) were the other wicket-takers.
The loss sees Tasmania's carnival end with wins over Victoria Metro and Cricket Australia XI in their six tournament match-ups.
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