BATHURST talent Nic Broes saved his best for last at the Australian Country Cricket Championships in Toowoomba as he had an impact with both bat and ball.
Making his open-age nationals debut for the Australian Capital Territory at the eight-day tournament, Broes found runs hard to come by as he batted down the order in the Twenty20 fixtures then was shuffled higher up for the one-dayers.
But Broes showed his perseverance as he finished the tournament on a positive.
He made 44 off 59 deliveries against South Australia, his 67 minutes at the crease including four boundaries. Broes' effort helped ACT to a handy 9-223 off its 50 overs.
The all-rounder then backed up with the ball to snare 3-20 off nine overs, helping to bundle out South Australia for 139 in the space of 38 overs.
That effort saw Broes finish the tournament with eight wickets - seven of which came in ACT's final three games - while he scored a total of 143 runs across nine innings.