The 32-year-old veteran was comically unaware that he had reached the milestone, as he thought his teammates were applauding him for ‘just getting off the mark’.

“It was quite funny, actually,” Turkich said.

“Our scorer said I only needed one run as I was walking out to the middle but I didn’t really understand what she was on about.

“Then as I hit my first runs, the boys all stood up and started clapping me; I thought they were just getting excited because I got off the mark.”

Although understanding the magnitude of his achievement, Turkich expressed his preference of team success over personal glory.

“I haven’t really thought about it much, to be honest,” he said.

“It’s a nice recognition, but the reason I play is to have fun, work hard and celebrate with the team.

“After the game, I was more excited about celebrating the win than the milestone.”

Turkich’s Tigers have made an impeccable start to the year, sitting atop the Premier Cricket League ladder undefeated with four wins.

“It’s a long season and I know it’s a cliché, but we really are just taking it one week at a time, especially after last season,” he said.

“We finished on top of the ladder but lost in a preliminary final to Subiaco Floreat.

“If we keep doing what we are doing, then we will have another good year, hopefully with more success.”

After debuting as a 17-year-old in the 2002-03 season, Turkich has maintained his team-first attitude throughout his 15-year career, which he credits to his love of the club.

“It’s such a great club,” he said.

“I feel really lucky to be part this brilliant club and that’s what I enjoy.

“Working hard, creating and celebrating team success is what makes it more enjoyable to me.”

Claremont Nedlands will continue its push for an unbeaten start to the season when it resumes its two-day match against Gosnells on Saturday November 4 at 11:40am at Creswell Park.