Longford has fallen one victory short of qualifying for another statewide T20 final.
The TCL club last played in the Hurricanes Community T20 Cup decider with South Hobart-Sandy Bay two years back amid a 117-run defeat.
Coming off a huge 44-run victory in its third game in four days, Longford this time crumbled early on Sunday in the chase against Devonport.
Another upset was on the cards after the Orions set the visitors 106 at Bellerive Oval.
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After conceding 13 runs off their first seven balls, the Tigers had Devonport 5-56 at the start of the 10th over.
Spearhead Jessie Arnol ran through the top-order that included Greater Northern Raiders pair Miles Barnard (2) and Sam O'Mahony (13) to finish with 2-24 early on.
Soon after Alex Jordan stepped up from the opening spell, the 16-year-old snaring 3-16 to restrict the target.
But Longford was reduced to 3-9 just 25 deliveries into the innings after top batsmen Jackson Blair (1), Jake Williams (1) and Yeshan Wickramarachchi (2) fell cheaply.
Only a late flurry from Arnol, who hit 20 off nine balls, along with an unbeaten 32 from Dion Blair, pushed the Tigers to a final 7-81.
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