An opening batsman has spent the better part of the last decade trying to notch his first 50 but to no avail.
However, Wyndale’s Logan McLellan’s day arrived on Saturday, when he was unbeaten for 56 runs in his side’s win over Invercargill Old Boys.
McLellan was instrumental to the victory, striking 10 fours on his home pitch at Menzies College.
Wyndale went on to beat Old Boys by seven wickets and player Jeremy McLeod was stoked McLellan got his half century.
“Logan batted well, it was great to see him get the 50,” McLeod said.
“Overall . . . we did pretty well batting, it was improved from other weeks and we chased down a good total.”
Old Boys batted first, ending all out for 193 at the end of 34 overs, in the Southland Combined Country division one match.
Wyndale chased it comfortably, finishing 194 for three.
McLeod’s brother Devon was three runs short of a half century before he was caught out and Aaron Davidson added to the tally, unbeaten on 41.
In the field for Wyndale it was all about the McLeod brothers.
Jeremy took four wickets and two catches, Devon took one wicket and a catch and brother Hadley grabbed one wicket but three catches. Bowler Daniel Hart (19) grabbed two wickets too.
“We started off bowling pretty well and they blocked it .. young Daniel’s been bowling really really well for us,” Jeremy said.
Saturday’s win was only the second of the season for Wyndale, and he hoped it could take that form into its next match.
“We play Appleby this weekend, so it would be good to keep going and put ourselves in a good semis position.”
In other division one matches, Blueys lost to Central Western by 89 runs and Albion lost to Te Anau by 93 runs.
In division two Riversdale beat Waikoikoi seconds by default and in the premier grade Waikoikoi beat Invercargill Old Boys by three wickets.