READ MORE - Last weekend's EVCA wrap
VETERAN batsman Shane Hamilton wrote his name into the Emu Creek record brooks last weekend with the club's first double century.
Hamilton cracked 201 retired in the Emus' batting blitz in their division two game against Sedgwick.
The modest 49-year-old was keen on Wednesday to play down his achievement, saying that his weary legs were still recovering from his 208-minute stay at the J.G. Edwards Oval crease.
The left-hander faced 182 balls and scored 172 of his 201 runs through a mix of fours (34) and sixes (six).
The Emus belted a mammoth 1-329 in reply to the Rams' 284.
While he hasn't kept track of how many tons he has made, his record-breaking knock is said to be Hamilton's 20th century.
What is certain though is that Hamilton - a former AFL player with Geelong and the Brisbane Bears - will be among the top dozen players when the Bendigo Advertiser unveils its upcoming list of EVCA top 50 run-scorers of the past decade.
Hamilton's knock of 201 followed another century, 115, against Mandurang the previous round.
But highlighting just what a fickle game cricket can be, before Hamilton's back-to-back centuries he had been bowled for a duck against United.
* EVCA division two leading run-scorers:
369 - Shane Hamilton
248 - Richard Murphy
219 - Cain Ladiges
182 - Shaun Cattanach
153 - Phil Berry
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