Popular St Patrick's stalwart Dean Nicholson celebrated his 200th grade game by posting his highest provincial score on Saturday.
Nicholson struck 89 of 8-191 against East Albury.
"'Crawsh' (captain Matt Crawshaw) ran out at drinks and told me what I was on and said there wasn't long left in the innings," he said.
Nicholson passed his previous best of 82 against Wodonga Raiders (2014-15) and given the Patties are no chance of playing finals, nobody would have begrudged him if he focused on the ton.
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"I didn't think we had enough runs yet, so I wasn't really worried about getting the hundred," he said.
The 28-year-old was unaware of his milestone match with only 83 in first grade.
"As a youngster I did get a couple of phone calls from a few other clubs saying, 'why are you playing seconds, come and play 1s with us', but I didn't want to go down that track," he said.
"We've been through a fair bit with 'Pup' (Braedon Hensel) passing away, it's an environment you don't want to leave."