A YANCO Agricultural High School student has batted his way into the record books, making a stunning 159 runs in a Twenty20 match.
Tom Bartter smashed the ball around the park during round one of the T20 knockout between Riverina Access Partnership Schools (RAP), Narrandera HS and Leeton HS.
Tom scored the runs in quick time off just 65 balls in the match against RAP, which was made up of students from six Riverina central schools.
It was the first time in his young career that the batsman has recorded a century, but he has been n good form with his home club in the Griffith competition - the Hanwood Cricket Club.
YAHS coach Nathan Cassilles said watching Tom perform with the bat on the day was something special.
"Tom batted superbly," he said.
"He saw them like beach balls the entire innings and was dropped only once.
"He also defended when he needed to and saw out the better bowlers of the team.
"He hadn't scored over 60 runs before so he was very happy to knock up his first ever century."
Tom's innings included eight fours and 16 sixes.
In the match against RAP, YAHS made 224 and were able to have their opponents out for 91 runs with an over remaining.
This moved them into the final against Leeton High School where YAHS made 128 thanks to some heavy hitting by Darcy Cullen late in the innings.
The YAHS boys then gained early momentum with the ball and never looked back after taking many solid catches for some key early wickets, bowling LHS out for 54 runs.
Harvey Gray took four wickets, with Darcy picking up two.
YAHS will now face Finley HS in the quarter final at a date to be decided this month.
"The boys ran their own training session during lunchtime earlier in the week and that paid dividends with some great catches to remove some key wickets in the final," Cassilles said.
"This year's team has plenty of ability and, not only do we bat deep, but have a number of key bowlers as well.
"The team is excited about moving on to the next round and looking forward to playing a more traditional 40 over match against Finley HS (this month)."