That's as far as Ben Cant got in his first taste of batting in the Bathurst Orange Inter District Cricket at the end of the St Pat's Old Boys innings against Rugby Union before Christmas.
Bushfire smoke prevented Cant from going out the following weekend, but on Saturday against CYMS he made up for lost time.
Cant rose to the occasion for the Saints as his innings high 84 runs lifted St Pat's out of a precarious position of 4-67 when he arrived at the crease.
By the time Cant was dismissed - the last batter sent back to the pavilion - he had helped his side post a competitive total of 175 despite the work of gun CYMS all-rounder Angus Le Lievre.
Le Lievre has been in stunning form with both bat and ball this summer and continued his rampage with the pill, taking 5-38 from his eight overs.
They weren't cheapies, either, with the bearded all-rounder snaring three of the top four batters before returning to snare the wickets of Cooper Brein and Ben Parsons.
I didn't really feel nervous because I felt like the people I was batting with were up to the challenge and that they'd be able to stick around and get runs as well.Ben Cant
"It was really rewarding because I've worked hard for it, and the team needed someone to stick around and get some runs to help us post a decent total," Cant said.
"I didn't really feel nervous because I felt like the people I was batting with were up to the challenge and that they'd be able to stick around and get runs as well.
"It was a goal of mine to try and make my way into first grade this season and score some runs."
Cant's innings was certainly an entertaining one.
He was dropped on a couple of occasions but it never stopped him from dimming down his attacking intent.
After Bailey Brien (25), Adam Ryan (21) and Connor Slattery (18) all failed to capitalise on their starts St Pat's badly needed someone in the middle or lower order to step up.
Cant delivered in spades, although no-one else in the lower order was able to hang around long enough for the team to crack the 200 mark.
It's a tough road ahead for the Saints next Saturday as they try to stop an unbeaten Tom Belmonte (50 not out) from doing more damage, with the side already at 3-97 in reply.
Ben Parsons was the pick of the Saints bowlers with 2-11 from seven overs.
"If we can get a couple of early wickets and expose their tail we'll have a really good chance," Cant said.
"Keeping their top order under a decent total will give us that chance of bowling them out."
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