British cricketing import Matt Heafield has hit one of the best scores in recent history for the Far South Coast Cricket Association.
Heafield shone for the Knights top division side against the club’s two team, hitting 159 runs.
His partnership came alongside Ash Postance, who hit a career best of 92 on the weekend and provided an impressive foundation as batting partner.
However, Heafield’s crack wasn’t the highest total with Tathra’s Ben O’Reilly knocking the impressive effort of 175 three years ago in what was a singular A-grade draw.
Meanwhile, Top honours in the last decade go to fellow Tathra batsman Adam Blacka, association publicity officer David Allen said.
Mr Allen said Blacka was the only player he had heard of hitting a double century in the local competition.
Blacka also hit 186 against Goulburn recently to hold the top batting honours for the local competition.
The Knights’ openers fumbled in front of the bowling attack of the club’s two side, going out for a duck and eight runs respectively.
However, Heafield quickly went to work with the bat, playing defensive strokes before unleashing a volley of shots including 12 boundaries and eight sixes.
Paired up with Ash Postance, who also hit a fantastic scoreline of 92 runs, the one side Knights played out their innings to score 4/288.
Jayden Heyhorn was the best bowler for the two team, taking a pair of wickets, while Heafield was dismissed by a catch off the bowling of Kevin Thompson.
Heyhorn backed up his bowling performance with the best batting effort from the seconds, hitting 40 runs before he was bowled by Postance.
The entire top outing from the Knights two team had a solid innings, but the score was just too great to close the gap.
Matt Sims was the second best with 25 runs, while Charles Aggenbach, Anthony Andrew and Matt Lawson all fell just shy of 20 runs apiece.
Unfortunately some cheap wickets meant the tail-end fell over quietly and the two side finished the innings on 146 runs.
The Pambula Bluedogs have continued some strong form to secure a good win over Eden on the weekend.
Eden set a creditable target of 172 runs after taking the crease first, but the Bluedogs cruised through the chase, finishing on figures of 3/174 with 11 overs to spare.
Tom Hammond top-scored for the Bluedogs with 79 runs, while Sean Smith and Tom Keath both neared 30 apiece.
Pambula will host Tathra two on Saturday, while the Knights will play in Merimbula and Tathra with all games to run from 1pm.
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