BRENDAN Edwards has enjoyed some good days with the ball over the past decade, but taking 10 wickets in a single day easily ranks at the top of the list.
Edwards finished with match figures of 10-24 off 11.1 overs in St Pat's Old Boys White's most recent Bathurst District Cricket Association second grade victory.
While Edwards acknowledged rivals the Bathurst Bushrangers had just nine players for the game and have done it tough so far this season, his efforts were still impressive.
In helping the Pat's White to second on the ladder as they won the two-dayer in the space of a day, 36 of the 67 deliveries Edwards bowled were dot balls.
The 25-year-old took 6-13 off seven overs in the first innings to have Bushrangers all out for 28 and after watching on as his fellow Saints put on a quickfire 2-181 declared, Edwards backed that up with 4-11 off 4.1 overs.
"My first couple of overs went for a few runs, but then I just put it on a good spot and they came undone," he said.
"I think I've got a couple of five-fors before, but six wickets is definitely the best and it was only for about 13 runs which was really good.
"It was my first 10-for too, I know I took nine-for in a grand final a few years ago, so it was nice to get a 10-for."
Edwards' previous best figures - 5-30 off three overs - came in the 2015-16 second grade grand final against ORC.
But he bettered that at George Park 1 as he shared the new ball with Charlie Hutchings after Bushrangers won the toss and elected to bat.
His sixth over was especially impressive as he took three wickets in the space of four balls.
Edwards' efforts, combined with Hutchings' 2-15 off six, laid the platform for the Saints to push for an outright win.
Pat's White openers Bailey Webber (54) and Phil Wright (61), plus number three Ryan Cottam (50 not out), further strengthened the cause.
"It's good when Phil, he's averaging about 80 for the season, when he opens the batting for us and it's good to have him open the innings and make a good foundation for us," Edwards said.
"We've also put Bailey Webber up to open the batting, the past couple of years he's batted eight or nine ... and he's batting pretty well."
In Bushrangers' second innings Marcus Turnbull (18) and Jack Barber (eight) showed some fight as they put on 24 for the first wicket, but Edwards and Hutchings continued their good day with the ball to have them all out for 35.
Edwards, who's second innings highlight was two scalps in the space of three balls, said his preference is the two-day format.
"Two day cricket you are relied upon to bowl a lot of overs, it gives you time to bowl to plans and really concentrate on bowling good areas, whereas one-dayers they send out their hitters and they might just hit a good ball because they can or because they want to," he said.
"In two-dayers it's really a game of patience, you can tie batsmen down and build pressure ... that's why I prefer two-day cricket."