The Tasmanian Tigers have suffered a 102-run defeat at the hands of New South Wales in their opening fixture of the JLT One-Day Cup competition.

Tasmanian skipper George Bailey won the toss and elected to send the Blues in under clear skies at the WACA Ground in Perth. 

Charlie Wakim and local product Riley Meredith were both named for their debuts for the Tigers.

The NSW openers got off to a quick start, with Daniel Hughes and Nic Maddinson putting on 136 for the first wicket.

Hughes was eventually stumped by Ben Dunk off the bowling of Cameron Boyce for 56.

Maddinson was the mainstay of the Blues’ inning, blasting his was to 137 from 119 deliveries, including 23 boundaries and a six.

The Tasmanian bowlers recovered in the latter stages of the inning, but the damage was done in the initial 20 overs with New South Wales posting 6-316 from 50 overs.

Cameron Boyce (2-50) and Jackson Bird (2-62) both picked up two wickets each for Tasmania.

The Tigers began brightly in their chase, Ben Dunk (38 off 30) and Ben McDermott (31 off 34) put on 69 runs for the first wicket.

But the Blues’ attack got on top with Tasmania losing 4-33, including the wickets of George Bailey and Alex Doolan, to be reduced to 4-96.

Jordan Silk produced a fighting half-century to offer some hope to the cause, but it wasn’t enough as the Tigers were bowled out in the 40th over.

Tasmania will look to bounce back on Wednesday when they take on Victoria at the WACA Ground, commencing at 10am local time (1pm AEDST).

The Tasmania v New South Wales scorecard is available here.