Watching one of Australia's most in-form batters bring up a maiden double hundred at the hallowed Sydney Cricket Ground wasn't the highlight of Saturday for 14 of Orange's youngest cricketers.
Far from it.
The 14 juniors taking part in the Woolworths Blasters in Orange were given the chance to make runs of their own, and while they may not have reach Marnus Labuschagne's total of 215 they were able to play on the hallowed turf themselves.
They were able to head along to day two of the third test between Australia and New Zealand and take to the field during the lunch break to play skills-based games near the boundary.
Parent Troy Sweeting's two boys Darcy and Rudy both had the chance to play on the SCG and said he "couldn't wipe the smiles off their faces".
"It was an amazing experience. Cricket Australia was phenomenal, they revved the kids up before they went out there and they loved it."
"In the tunnels before going out some of the kids were talking about hitting it out of the park."
His children, aged five and six, were entranced with the bowling of former NSW and current New Zealand spinner Will Somerville.
Mr Sweeting said it was a brilliant experience for parents, too, who were able to sit directly in front of their children as well as score tickets to the second day of the Sydney test - braving the 40-plus degree heat.
About 20 parents and grandparents made the trek across the mountains, and Mr Sweeting said they all enjoyed it too.
"The parents were extremely grateful for the experience and it's something the kids will never forget," he said, adding it'd inspired his boys to head to Canberra for a Big Bash game next week.
"It was great work from Cricket Australia and everyone's thankful to [Cricket NSW Central West development manager Matt Tabbenor] for nominating."
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