A host of Cricket Tasmania and Hobart Hurricanes contracted players have roared back into two-day Premier Cricket action over the weekend.
In the first weekend of the return of two-day Premier League cricket, a mix of international, domestic and BBL stars have made an immediate impact.
Playing his second game for Kingborough this season, Australian test seamer Jackson Bird took 5-22 from 14 overs against University.
Bird bowled ten maidens to build pressure on University, who were bowled out for 184.
Andrew Fekete, who has been playing for the Sydney Thunder in BBL07, returned for the New Town Bucks in impressive style, taking 7-42 from 22 overs against Lindisfarne.
Lightning allrounder, and Cricket Tasmania rookie Mac Wright stood tall for the home side, scoring 53 at the top of the order.
Tigers rookie and Hurricanes player Caleb Jewell, who posted his first CTPL century in last week’s match against the Bucks, posted a second century in as many weeks, scoring 111 from 199 balls against South Hobart Sandy Bay at Queenborough.
Hurricanes player Hamish Kingston starred with the ball for the Sharks in the face of Jewell’s dominant form, taking 5-55 as the Sharks look to close the gap on ladder leaders Clarence.
Meanwhile Ben Rohrer returned from the BBL with a bang, hitting nine fours and four sixes on his way to a rapid 85 off 60 as the ladder-leading Roos posted a mammoth 410 against Glenorchy at Kangaroo Bay. Cameron Stevenson (46 from 46) and Sam Rainbird (53 from 58) also chipped in with the bat for the Roos as the ladder leaders posted the club's sixth-highest ever total.
The second weekend of round 16 action gets underway this weekend.