Sydney University captain Nick Larkin continued his strong early-season form by hitting an assured 56 for New South Wales against Tasmania in yesterday's Futures League match at Blacktown International Sports Park.

After Tasmania declared its first innings closed at 7 for 364, Larkin made a confident start to his side's response, facing 110 deliveries and striking five boundaries and showing the form that made him last season's player of the tournament in the Futures League.

New South Wales had reached 4 for 155 by stumps.  Play continues today.