The record of 128, which was set in 1947 by Basil Rigg and Jack Wilberforce, was shattered by Jury and Van Galen, scoring 132 to help Perth to victory over the Tigers.
“It feels pretty good to break that record,” Van Galen said.
“To be honest, I had no idea. We clap whenever you get a 100-run partnership so we just looked at the boys as they clapped us thinking it was just regulation partnership.
“It’s always good when you break partnership goals as we set goals as a team to hit 75 and 100-run partnerships, so it was a bit of a surprise.”
Jury shared his fellow batter’s sentiments of surprise, admitting he had “absolutely no idea” they were creating history.
“We had absolutely no idea,” Jury said.
“I would say that we got lucky as far as having the quality of Jacob as a batter to come in at number nine.
“We used Josh Nicholas as night-watchman to open the batting which pushed Jacob further down the order. He’s much better than a number nine batter.”
Although the dynamic duo agreed they don’t play for individual accolades, it is something they will cherish when they look back on their careers.
“It’s not something I focus on right now, but it’s one of those things you look back on after your career which will be nice to have,” Jury said.
“It means a lot to have my name up there on the honour board, especially next to Luke, you always have a lot of pride about those types of things,” Van Galen said.
As well as scoring a record breaking partnership, the Perth pair also managed personal best scores for season 2017-18, with Jury blasting his sixth century (114 not out from 239 deliveries, including 14 boundaries) and Van Galen crunching 63 from 99, including seven fours and one six.
“I felt like I’ve been hitting them well, I’ve been putting in a lot of work with our batting coach and felt like a big score was just around the corner,” Jury said.
“I’ve been feeling pretty good in the nets, training hard and working on technique and really just hoping we would get the win after doing all the hard work with the ball the week before,” Van Galen said.
Following its sensational win over Claremont Nedlands, Perth is hitting form at the right time of the season and has now snuck into the top six, pushing University out to sit fifth with only three rounds left in the season.
“After a slow start, it really took us a while to find our form but I think we’ve found it at the right time of the year and hopefully we keep it going into the finals,” Jury said.
“I feel like we’ve done fairly well this season, it’s good to get a few wins in a row and carry that momentum into finals hopefully,” Van Galen said.
Perth’s next match is against Bayswater Morley on Saturday, February 3 at 11:40am at Fletcher Park East.