Highly touted 15-year-old Ryleigh Wotherspoon has proved too strong for Tasmania's under-18 side on the penultimate day of their carnival, amassing an unbeaten century to steer Cricket Australia XI to a 144-run win.
Carrying her bat throughout the innings, including an 81-run stand with fellow opener Sianna Ginger, the Queenslander finished on the 100 milestone while her team put together 4-238.
Spinner Maddison Brooks led the way for the Tasmanians at the NTCA ground, taking 2-43 as Hannah Magor (1-29) and Riverside's Kate Sherriff (1-22) also chipped in while Ella Marsh (0-23 off seven) was unlucky.
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Marsh's luck didn't significantly improve with the willow, first dismissed as the home side crumbled to be all out for 94 with Melodie Armstrong falling perilously close to a half century - once again top-scoring with 48.
The keeper-batter pushed her tally of runs for the tournament to 148 as South Launceston's Amy Duggan battled for 13 off 31 balls.
Positioned with the prospect of a dangerously low total, Armstrong combined with the middle and lower order to rise from 5-38 following Brooks' dismissal to boost their final score.
New South Wales all-rounder Ananaya Sharma took 2-14 off her 7.2 overs to comfortably be the opposition's best bowler with the remaining wickets being shared between Rhys McKenna, Gemma Kennedy, Frankie Nicklin, Claire Moore and Lauren Kua.
The carnival finishes on Thursday with Tasmania's final game at 9.30am.
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