The 21-year-old’s score of 77 runs, coupled with a sensational 85-run fourth-wicket partnership with debutant Sam Day, helped the Mariners produce 332 runs - a target that Fremantle fell 47 runs short of.

“It was great to get the opportunity to bat up the order,” Burrage said.

“Putting 332 up on the scoreboard made us pretty confident coming back on Sunday to come away with the win. It was nice to score a few runs in amongst it all, but just happy to get the win.”

Burrage’s highest two-day score for the season could not have come at a better time for the Mariners, who were facing the prospect of a straight sets exit, had they not overpowered a star-studded Fremantle line-up.

Although he’d had some lean scores leading into the match, Burrage believed he was due for a big score.

“I’m quite happy with my batting lately,” he said.

"To partner with Sam Day in his First Grade debut was awesome. He was really composed and it really set up the team to go big in the last session.”

With a huge total to defend, you would be forgiven for being slightly complacent.

However, with the topsy-turvy nature of Alcohol. Think Again Premier Cricket and a loss to Melville at home the previous week, Burrage said the coaching staff had prepared them for any situation.

“The messaging ahead of day two was just to stick to our way,” he said.

“We’ve always been pretty good at defending down at Lark Hill and I don’t think we’ve lost a match when batting first there this season.

"Even though they had big names of Marsh and Whiteman, I was pretty confident if we stuck to our way, we’d be able to get the win.

“We learnt a lot from that Melville loss too. The way they bowled to us, it was the first team that bowled better than us on our home deck all year. So, we were pretty tight from both ends this week which allowed Craig Simmons to attack with his spin and everyone else really supported throughout too.”

Coming off a career best season where he needs just nine more runs to reach 1000 career runs, Burrage said he is looking forward to being part of the season decider, after missing out on the Mariners’ 2015-16 Grand Final win as 12th man.

“It’s not about individual things at this time of the year. I'm looking forward to getting out there with ten of my best mates and hopefully my younger brother can get a gig too."