DOM Ashe has had to wait a while to score his first century in the Hastings River District Cricket Association.
But it finally came on Saturday during his side’s comfortable win over Wauchope RSL.
But it only came about because regular opener Glenn Kemp slept in.
“I normally bat six or seven, but Kempy was running late so I was told I’d be opening without much notice,” Ashe said.
“I have scored heaps of centuries before ... on the PlayStation … and even my last one on that was a couple of years ago.
“This is the first in any form of cricket since playing under 9s in Gunnedah.”
Ashe and Ryan Johnson opened the innings and ensured Wauchope were chasing plenty of leather as they put on 192 in 27 overs for the first wicket.
“At drinks RJ was on 41 and I was on 46,” Ashe said.
“He ended up with 55, but once I got to my half century I just went berserk.”
Ashe said he had club president Daniel Duckworth commentating on the field beside them which made for some “hilarious one liners.”
“There was a bit of banter between myself and RJ and we had club president Daniel Duckworth commentating on the field next to us which made it a bit difficult to concentrate at times,” he said.
“Ducky thinks he’s the next Mark Nicholas.”
And was there a specific shot which stood out more than the others?
“90 per cent of my shots went to cow corner, but there was one cut shot behind point for a single which brought up my hundred,” Ashe said.