DESERT Blaze opening bat Jayden Goodwin's mistimed attempt at a reverse sweep was the only blemish on his well crafted century against CDU Strike League rivals Northern Tide on Sunday.

Goodwin's 112 from 133 balls in the 50-over match at Palmerston's Cazalys Arena included 10 boundaries and four sixes as the Blaze crashed their way to 8-267 in the Round 3 game.

Goodwin and opening partner Tom O'Connell [59] put on 106 for the opening stand in an ominous warning to the Tide batsmen they would be chasing a big score.

The 268 target proved a bridge too far for the Tide, who were bowled out for a disappointing 121 in 33 overs.

Spinner Corey Rocchiccioli's 4-26 and three more wickets from Brodie Symonds ensured the Tide stayed at a low ebb.

Left-hander Goodwin, the son of former Zimbabwean Test cricketer and West Australian top order bat Murray Goodwin, was caught behind by wicketkeeper Raveesh Srivastava after making the first century of the 2022 Strike campaign.

"It wasn't easy against their bowlers Wes Agar and Charlie Stobo, but it was good to get over the line,'' Goodwin said.

"I had enough of facing you (interviewer Rocchiccioli) in the nets and tried to do something different with some reverse sweeps.''

In Sunday's other game at DXC Arena, the Southern Storm went to the top of the points table with a five-wicket win over City Cyclones.

The Cyclones set their opponents a 209 run chase after Matt Calder's unbeaten 89 got them past 200.

But the "Hurrikann'' struck for the Storm when skipper Josh Kann blasted eight boundaries and a six in his unbeaten 80 from 74 balls to get the purple shirts home with seven over to spare.

Kann's 92-run fourth wicket stand with fellow Queenslander Jack Clayton [51] laid the foundations for the win.

City Cyclones beat Northern Tide by 38 runs in Wednesday's T20 match at Marrara's DXC Arena.

The Cyclones made 6-158 in their turn at the batting crease, left-hander Liam Blackford's 46 from 36 balls forming the backbone of the green shirts' innings.

His only bad shot resulted in his dismissal, bowled by the Tide's left-arm finger spinner Jack Wood (3-11) when he stepped away to cut a ball that spun back and hit the stumps.

Blake MacDonald's 25 headed a disappointing return from the Tide batsmen who lost 10 wickets for 95 when Wood, former Southern Districts quick Nick Winter (2-30) and Caelen Malady (2-25) mowed them down.

Cyclones coach Brad Murphy was pleased to get a win on the board after his players discovered how to catch the ball.

"We've been dropping too many catches and we didn't drop any tonight,'' he told Cricket NT.

"It was good to get Nick on board tonight, he's a fairly experienced player and he certainly added some depth to our bowling.''

Sunday's 50-over games feature the Northern Tide and table toppers Southern Storm at Palmerston's Cazalys Arena and the Cyclones against the Desert Blaze at DXC Arena.

The Storm and the second-placed Blaze lock horns in an important T20 game at Marrara on Wednesday night, July 20.