The lack of a decent partnership from the opposition batsmen was among the most pleasing aspects of the Greater Northern Raiders men's opening-round win, according to coach Tim Coyle.
Aside from the 41 put on by experienced captain James Faulkner and Sam Harbinson for the fifth wicket, University were deprived of any consistent momentum by a Raiders attack which bowled them out for 146 in 35.1 overs.
In contrast, the Raiders enjoyed partnerships of 57, 33 and the unbeaten 48 from Spencer Hayes and Charlie Eastoe which saw them to a seven-wicket win in just 25 overs.
"They looked dangerous when Faulkner was going but we just kept taking wickets," Coyle said.
"We were good with the ball and did really well, particularly Evan Gulbis (3-15) and Jono Chapman (3-24) who took six wickets between them.
"With the bat, obviously, Evan played an excellent hand at the top and Spencer and Charlie got us over the line and that was good experience for them in that situation.
"Overall, good signs. A comprehensive win and something to build on when no-one else played.
"They did not have all their stars playing, but we had a few out as well and it was a good team effort."
Gulbis used all his experience in scoring an entertaining 56 off 39 deliveries with seven fours and two sixes to complete a superb personal performance while Eastoe (29 off 47) and Hayes (17 off 36) were more circumspect in their pivotal late partnership.
With Tim Paine and Ben Hilfenhaus among University's travelling contingent to watch Faulkner and the team, Coyle admitted it was something of a Tigers reunion having been instrumental in the trio claiming domestic and international honours.
"It was really good to catch up with them," he said.
"I see a bit of them about. It's great to see those faces around Tasmanian cricket and vital we keep people like that in our competition."
Coyle's team face their first trip south for the season with all four matches taking place in Hobart this weekend.
The Raiders face Kingborough at the Twin Ovals with Lindisfarne Oval hosting a match each day.
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