Henry Hunt played a lone hand with the bat for ACT/NSW Country on day one of its Toyota Futures League clash with Tasmania at Lindisfarne Oval on Monday falling just shy of a century.

After only managing to post a modest total of 177, ACT/NSW Country roared right back into the contest late in the day thanks to a superb spell from Nathan McAndrew who finished with the figures of 4-11 with Tasmania in deep trouble at 5-24 at stumps.

After losing the toss and being sent in by Tasmania, ACT/NSW Country lost wickets at regular intervals and were unable to forge any meaningful partnerships.

Justin Avendano (16), Jay Lenton (16), Blake Macdonald (15) and Jonathan Cook (14) all got starts but were unable to convert those starts into big scores.

Hunt would eventually be dismissed by Andrew Perrin but not before he compiled a pivotal 82 (210 balls), a knock that included 7 fours and one six. 

Things only got better for the travelling ACT/NSW Country side from there thanks to a devastating spell from McAndrew.

McAndrew knocked over Tasmanian both openers, along with first drop Jake Hancock and number four batsmen Charles Wakim to leave the home side reeling at 4-21.

Tom Pinson added a wicket of his own late in the day to see ACT/NSW Country finish the session in firm control of the contest.

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