IF A semi-final wasn’t important enough, an individual milestone makes this weekend’s fourths clash with East Ballarat even more significant for Golden Point player Shane Peart.
Peart is set to feature in his 150th match for the Pointies in the Saturday-Sunday encounter at Alfredton 2.
The 40-year-old finally reaches the mark after taking more than 10 years away from the game before his return in about 2007.
While most of his career has been played in the lower grades of the Ballarat Cricket Association, Peart has enjoyed plenty of personal success.
Primarily a wicket-keeper/batsman, his 149 games with the club have returned two premierships, including last year in the fourths.
Along the way, there has been fourth eleven batting honours in seasons 2009-10 and 2010-11 and a best player award in 2009-10.
In the fifths, he won a batting trophy in 2011-12, the bowling in 2013-14 and best player honours in both 2011-12 and 2013-14.
In total, Peart has amassed 3897 runs - including five tons and 24 half-centuries – with a highest score of 131 coming in the fifths clash against Coronet City/Newlyn during 2011-12.
Peart has taken 149 catches and completed 22 stumpings behind the stumps.
Golden Point is looking to clinch back-to-back premierships in the fourths and looks to have a good chance after finishing on top of the ladder at the end of the home and away rounds.
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