SPECTATORS at Marrara's DXC Arena on Sunday night were treated to a 604-run one-day blast when the Northern Tide beat City Cyclones in their CDU Strike League encounter.

The Tide's skipper James Bazley hit nine fours and five sixes in his 123 runs from 103 balls, the highest score in the 2022 competition as his side romped to 310 in their 50 overs.

Bazley and Charlie Stobo crunched 121 runs in tandem for the fifth wicket as the blue shirts made a triple hundred, Blake MacDonald adding to the mayhem with his nine-boundary 65.

Cyclones medium pacer Caelen Maladay withstood the run barrage with his return of 4-51, including both top scorers.

Bazley said his partnership with Stobo had come at the right time after some tentative batting from his players in the early rounds.

"We've been kind of worried about getting out, so my message to the lads was 'we're going to play to our strengths' and that really helped the momentum.'' he told NT Cricket.

Waratah left-hander Ashley Chandrasinghe (95 from 120 balls) and Tracy Village allrounder Coby Edmondstone (76 from 67) led the Cyclones to a commendable 8-294 when the overs ran out.

That pair put on 133 for the fourth wicket before both were caught in the deep looking for quick runs, Chandrasinghe desperately unlucky to fall five runs short of a brilliant century. 

Ladder leaders Southern Storm's consistency with bat and ball continued at Palmerston's Cazalys Arena when they again extinguished the Desert Blaze.

The Storm got great value from its middle and late order batting, Jack Clayton hitting seven fours in his 62, in-form skipper Josh Kaan finding the boundary and clearing it four times in making 45 from 51 balls and Mitchell Owen showing his allround skills with a quickfire 39 from 33 balls.

The Blaze showed some early resistance with the bat when Tom O'Connell and Jayden Goodwin put on a smart 52 for the first wicket before the innings ran into trouble.

Owen worked up a head of steam with his right arm fast medium bowling, grabbing 5-24 from eight fiery overs.

The Blaze finally found a winning formula when they beat the Cyclones by five wickets following a controversial last ball win in Wednesday night's T20 game at DXC Arena.

They left it late, getting the last run from an overthrow when two runs were required off the last ball of the match.

Corey Rocchiccioli's push to cover was returned to the wicketkeeper after a single was taken, with 'keeper Liam Blackford backhanding a relayed throw to bowler Reiley Mark, who fumbled the ball.

Both umpires declared the ball live when it left Blackford's hand, meaning the Blaze won the game from the last ball of the match.

Earlier, Dylan Brasher's 53 from 43 lifted the Cyclones to 6-154 from their 20 overs, a target the Blaze reached through their captain Dhruv Kant's 44 and a blazing 29 from 20 balls by Southern Districts and South Australian allrounder Corey Kelly.