Wednesday's T20 game between the Desert Blaze and Northern Tide was abandoned due to wet conditions at Marrara's DXC Arena.

That meant the focus swung back to Sunday's season openers between the Blaze and City Cyclones at Palmerston's Cazalys Arena and the Northern Tide and Southern Storm at Marrara.

A five-wicket haul by Cyclones skipper and right-arm medium pacer Dylan Brasher set up his side's five wicket win over Desert Blaze.

The Blaze were bowled out for 151, losing 10 wickets for 108 after an opening stand of 43 between Matt Calder (29) and Brayden Goodwin (19) looked to have set up a big score.

The Cyclones wasted no time chasing down the runs, wicketkeeper-batsman Liam Blackford's 35 and bowling allrounder Jack Wood's  37 from 31 balls ensured their side got the runs with 18 overs to spare.

Brasher, a member of the Blaze's 2021 side before swapping the red shirt for a green Cyclones strip, played down his "Pfeiffer'' _ cricket's term for a five-wicket haul _ by saying there had been a fair bit of luck in his figures.

"There was a bit of luck, especially with some of the balls, but it's always good to get a win first up, I'm pretty proud of the boys,'' he told NT Cricket.

Brasher spoke for the big contingent of interstate players when he said the big plus in the Cricket 365 fixture was playing the game in their off-season which meant they were ready to go when cricket commenced in the southern summer.

Southern Storm proved the old adage that runs on the board count when their 202 total proved out of reach for a Northern Tide side at Marrara.

Consistent batting lifted the Storm past the 200-mark, with opener Bailey Capel's 35, 39 from skipper Josh Kann, another 30 from Brad Hope and a smart 38 from wicketkeeper Michael Kudra at No.9 in the order doing most of the damage.

South Australian shield cricketer and former Australian under-19 fast man Wes Agar impressed with his 3-21 from 8.5 miserly overs.

The Tide fell 17 runs short, being bowled out in the 44th over after a spirited 74-run stand for the eighth wicket between James Bazley (54 from 75 balls) and Agar (28 from 51 balls) got the blue shirts back into the game.

Kann said his players had performed well for the opening game.

"We haven't had the full squad together yet, so to put on a good performance first up was pleasing.'' he said.

"I think it's (Darwin) the best place to be right now and for me it's an opportunity to put my steps into the next level.''

The Strike League continues on Sunday when the Northern Tide and City Cyclones meet in a 50-over clash at Palmerston and DXC Arena at Marrara hosts the Storm and Desert Blaze.