A maiden One-Day Domestic cricket hundred for Ben McDermott has delivered the Tigers a Townsville sweep to begin their 2018 JLT Cup.

His fine knock of 117 (125), Jordan Silk's 85 (90) and some great late hitting from Simon Milenko 50* (29) and Clive Rose 25* (18) got Adam Griffith's men home with six balls remaining.

Young quick Riley Meredith 3/62 (10) was our best bowler in a high scoring match.

This was the first time in ODD cricket history that Tasmania had chased down a score of 300+, at the 14th time of asking.

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The Tigers were asked to field first on a deck which was into its third game in a short period, but it still had plenty of runs in it - particularly with the new ball.

With Jackson Bird out with soreness, the Tigers attack was without its top opening bowler and when the Bulls reached 70 inside 10 overs, it was looking like it could be a tough day in the field.

Enter Riley Meredith, who removed both openers in successive overs and the momentum began to swing towards to the Tigers - but it wouldn't for long.

The dynamic Chris Lynn partnered with Chris Hemphrey to put on 115 for the 3rd wicket before the former became visibly fatigued and tickled a Rogers delivery through to Wade with his score on 70.

From here, the Bulls run rate was steady without being spectacular and the Tigers picked up wickets more regularly - including one to debutant Gurinder Sandhu as well as second-gamer Aaron Summers, who picked up his first ODD wicket as Queensland mustered 6-316 when at one stage they were surely aiming for 350+.

Matthew Wade looked in ominous touch early, reaching and clearing the rope at will before he hold out for 22 from 17 deliveries and Doran departed shortly after to have the Tigers on the ropes - until McDermott and Silk steadied the ship.

Their partnership of 178 began steadily before becoming a momentum wrestle in parts with the Tigers enjoying some nice patches to keep them in control of the required run rate. But when Silk went after one pull shot too many and George Bailey soon followed, it looked as though the scoreboard pressure which is ever present when chasing a score of over 300 would prove to be Tassie's undoing.

McDermott's fine knock, which included 10 boundaries and a six then came to a close as he too looked a little fatigued in the Townsville heat and the points looked as though they'd head to the Bulls, particularly when Tom Rogers followed the very next Steketee delivery.

Enter, Simon Milenko and Clive Rose.

The pair batted beautifully throughout their 67 off 38 ball-stand which delivered Milenko his 50 - from just 29 balls, simultaneously with the team's winning runs when it bobbled over the cover rope.

The stunning result, which looked unlikely when the gap between runs required and balls remaining grew to nearly 30, will do wonders for the young team's confidence for the rest of the tournament.

Next up, New South Wales at North Sydney Oval on Tuesday in a day night match with that action on FOX Sports Cricket. Before two more matches in NSW against SA and WA to complete the minor round.