JEFF Roffe has spent plenty of summers at the crease, but there would not have been many times in his career when he could boast an average of 114.
Last Saturday Roffe hit an unbeaten 110 for St Pat's Old Boys Blue in their Bathurst District Cricket Association second grade match against City Colts to give him that average.
But for Roffe, who joins fellow Saint Phil Wright (114) and City Colts' Garth Mangan (119) as century makers in second grade this season, the effort wasn't really about personal records.
It was more about enjoying his Saturday and helping the Saints Blue team - one which includes a number of emerging juniors - to a four wicket victory at Loco Oval.
"We've got a team that is a mixture of older guys then younger guys who are our sons, I've got my son in the team, Bill Hall has got his son in the team," Roffe said.
"We decided we would play second grade this year to give those kids a bit of an opportunity at the next level up from presidents cup."
City Colts were sent in to bat at Loco Oval and thanks largely to Mangan's century, they managed to set the Saints a target of 228.
Mangan's knock included a six and 19 boundaries, while he put on a 89-run stand with Brad Molenkamp for the seventh wicket.
In reply the Saints found themselves at 2-18 before Hall and Roffe switched momentum. While Hall ended up falling for 46, Roffe batted on to guide the Saints to victory in the two-day match in the 65th over.
"I think were were a bit lucky with the conditions, it was quite hot and the outfield was very, very fast. So we quite fortunate that when we got a bad ball, we got value for our shots," Roffe said.
"Bill Hall and I did manage to score reasonably quickly from the start which took a bit of the pressure off us and put a little bit more back on Colts."
As for the shot which brought up his century - his first since hitting an unbeaten 102 in the 2016-17 presidents cup - well, it worked even if it wasn't Roffe's best.
"It was a cut shot edge that went for four through slips, it probably wasn't the best shot of the day, but it still goes down as four runs," he chuckled.