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The Cricket Australia Under 18 Female National Championships got underway today, with Tasmania, Victoria, ACT/NSW Country and the Cricket Australia XI claiming victory on a rain-affected day in Hobart.

The match between Queensland and the CA XI saw the latter claim a three-wicket win thanks largely to four wickets from Rosie Wynd (4-17).

Batting first, Queensland lost the early wicket of Lucinda Jensen (5), before partnerships from Ella Wyvill (31) with Tara Wheeler (17) and then Maggie Murphy (10) got their side back on track.

With the score 3-77, the CA XI was able to tear through the rest of the order and reduce Queensland to 111.

A half-century from Hannah Darlington (51) and a handy 20 from Maddy Darke helped the CA XI chase down the total with three wickets to spare.

Host state Tasmania started their campaign with a win over Western Australia at the Kingston Twin Ovals after constructing a compelling score of 209 off their reduced 43 overs.

Olivia McDonald (63) and Emma Manix-Geeves (52) both made half centuries, with Courtney Webb (48) producing an impressive innings.

Early wickets from Tasmania s opening bowlers Bonnie Davies and Sophie Parkin made the chase even tougher for Western Australia.

An impressive 73 from 80 balls from Rebecca West gave Western Australia some hope but it wasn t enough, Tasmania awarded victory according to the Duckworth-Lewis method.

At New Town Oval, South Australia posted 136 off a reduced 44 overs, with opener Annie O Neil (20) and Eliza Doddridge (34) ensuring their side reached a competitive total.

An afternoon shower resulted in a revised target of 128 for Victoria, with Amy Yates (33) and Alana D Aquino (17*) getting their side across the line.

A pair of half-centuries from Clara Lemma (54) and Ashley Day (54) helped NSW Metro post 196 in their game against ACT/NSW Country at Queenborough.

Ellie Dalgarno-Fixter was ACT/NSW Country s best bowler, claiming 3-28, while Emma Hughes and Claire Lennon both took two wickets each.

In response, a half-century to Tahlia Wilson kept her side in the game and with the help of Rachel Trenaman (22) and Kristen Smith (29), secured the win for ACT/NSW Country.

Round 2 Matches | 24 November 2016

NSW Metro v VIC TCA Ground

SA v ACT/NSW KGV Oval

WA v QLD University Oval

CAXI v TAS Kangaroo Bay Oval