The significant milestone came as something of a shock to the 27-year-old.

“To be honest, I didn’t even know it had come up,” Loiacono said.

“It feels good though, good to be a part of one club for this long and it’s a great milestone to reach.

“I played a lot of Second Grade cricket for a while before cracking into the First Grade side, as there was a lot of good players floating around at the time."

After making his debut in the 2009-10 season as a 17-year-old, Loiacono managed five games in two seasons before cementing his spot in the side as an all-rounder.

The left-armer’s mantra quickly became ‘whatever the team requires of me’, as he found his niche in the First Grade side as the side's ‘Mr. Fix-it’.

“I’ve been coming in at number six, seven or eight with the bat, so I’ve had a few starts this season, but my bowling is probably where I’ve had the most success for the team," he said.

"I’m sort of a swingman for the team, whatever the team requires of me, I’ll try my best to do.”

While Loiacono was typically modest about his career thus far, he did admit that his consistency in all facets of the game was the reason behind his longevity in the First Grade team.

“I’m not really one to talk about myself in high regard, but I do believe my consistency has been strong,” he said.

“I wouldn’t say that I’m a standout performer with anything, it’s more so my consistency across all areas.”

After finishing the season in 12th position on the ladder with four wins, nine losses and two draws, Loiacono believes his side can improve dramatically next season, with a core group of players reaching the 50-game mark.

“We’ve seen some great individual performances throughout the season, but not as many as we would’ve liked as a team," he said.

"We’re good for long periods, but when it’s important and the game is up for grabs, we just haven’t been able to get the job done.

“There’s a lot of boys who have played around 40-50 games now, so those guys becoming more aware of the game situation will be really valuable.

"It’s also about training really hard and taking more responsibility too, I think. Everyone has got the skills to do it, it’s just a matter of putting it together.”