Robbie Jackson blazes his way to the top

Robbie Jackson

Robbie Jackson

WODONGA captain Robbie Jackson became the highest run-scorer in Cricket Albury-Wodonga history with a blazing 178 not out against North Albury at Bunton Park on Saturday.

Jackson broke Bulldog legend Des Healey’s long-standing record of 865 runs by making his third century of the home-and-away series.

His 901 runs this season have come at a thumping average of 90.10.

Hopper coach Gerard Midson said Jackson’s knock was full of class.

“It was good for our young kids to see that,” Midson said.

“We had a 15, 16 and 17-year-old and two 18-year-olds in the side and they would have learnt a lot from watching him bat.

“We gave him an early life but after that he hit them very cleanly.

“He’s obviously a class player.”

It was Jackson’s 35th century and 13th since joining CAW.

While Wodonga plundered 8-323 off 80 overs, the Bulldogs again relied heavily on Jackson with No. 9 batsman Jack Robinson the next highest scorer on 37.