Hayden Kerr and NSW Blues seamer Trent Copeland have both scored half centuries on a commanding day two for ACT/NSW Country in their Toyota Futures League match against Tasmania in Canberra.
Resuming at 5/267 at Phillip Oval, Kerr (68) and Copeland (60) helped the home side reach a strong total of 419. In reply, Tasmania tumbled to 6/129 at stumps.
The unbeaten batsmen for the visitors were Hamish Kingston (26 not out) and spinner Jarrod Freeman (9 not out).
Kerr resumed day two on 41 not out and added 27 more runs before he was dismissed by Alex Pyecroft (2-67), with Copeland making 60 from 85 balls at No. 9. The Blues seamer departed to left-arm swing bowler Sam Rainbird (2-97).
Seamer Gabe Bell (2-59) and Freeman (2-54) were the other multiple wicket takers for Tasmania.
Copeland (1-27) took the first Tasmanian wicket to fall when he bowled Macalister Wright for just four.
Paceman Joe Kershaw took two wickets to finish the day with figures of 2-17 from eight overs.
Fast bowler Nathan McAndrew also took two scalps to return figures of 2-37 from 11 overs.
Ben Taylor took the other Tasmanian wicket to fall on day two. He dismissed wicketkeeper-batsman Michael Jones, caught by Blake Macdonald, for 25.
The left-arm orthodox spinner finished the day with 1-11 from eight overs.