Tasmania 5 for 280 (Carey 101*, Villani 71) beat Victoria 8 for 279 (Sutherland 111, Faltum 61, Graham 4-69) by five wickets
Carey’s 101 off 83 balls enabled Tasmania, the last team to get their WNCL season underway, to chase down what appeared an imposing 280 with 13 balls to spare at Junction Oval.
The other crucial partnership came with Naomi Stalenberg as the pair added 82 for the fourth wicket and though Lizelle Lee, the former South Africa opener, collected a duck, Emma Manix-Geeves struck her first ball for four to secure the win.
Victoria captain Sophie Molineux had used nine bowlers by the 23rd over with Ellyse Perry sending down six overall as she continued her return to action.
Sutherland had gone one run better than her maiden century against South Australia but again came out on the wrong side of the result.
She arrived with Victoria wobbling on 2 for 12 after Makinley Blows fell first ball, driving a full toss to point, and Perry was bowled shouldering arms at Heather Graham.
Sutherland eventually fell in the 48th over to give Graham her fourth wicket.