Paver's bullish 119 came from 167 deliveries, with 15 fours and three sixes coming from his first senior finals appearance.

"It felt wonderful," Paver said.

"It was a bit of a relief, it's been four and a-bit-years since my last hundred, so it was nice to step up in a final too.

"I wouldn't say that I felt like a hundred was coming, but I felt confident before the match and luckily it all came together out in the middle."

After ending the regular season with 566 runs (seventh in the competition), Paver credited his mentor Noddy Holder for his dramatic change in form.

"I really can't credit him enough," he said.

"I used to play with a lot of fear five to 10 years ago, but now I have no fear. I go out to the crease and try to impose myself on the game, that's been the biggest difference for me.

"Noddy has freed me up mentally and I've been playing with a lot more freedom, I feel like I've been hitting the ball well this season. It's pleasing to be the team's leading run scorer this season with such a great group of batsmen."

While Paver has been in scintillating touch, University just managed to sneak in to the top six, before completing an upset win over first-placed Claremont Nedlands and winning the Club's first final in 43 years.

"It was an unbelievable win," he said.

"It's the first A-Grade final Uni has won since 74-75, so it was great for all the people involved at the club.

"We had some great support from past players too. We came into the match as real underdogs so to get the win was amazing. It was one of the best days I've had on a cricket field."

When asked how his side pulled off the unthinkable, Paver believes it was the confidence in their bowling attack to back themselves in that lead to the impressive win.

"I think when you look at their (Claremont Nedlands) batting, they bat pretty deep," he said.

"We didn't have any specific plans in place for their batsmen, we just backed in our attack.

"We were pretty confident in our skills, if everyone did their job we could get through. Our fielding group really took their chances, Honeybul took a couple of half chances too and we played boldly and trusted our skills, so for it to come through in a final was huge and really exciting."

With the attention now turning to this week's Preliminary Final against South Perth, Paver is confident his side can get the result in what should be a tough match.

"We did beat them in our One Day game earlier in the year," he said.

"Going to Richardson Park with a wicket offers a bit for the seemers is always tough. I think their attack is really underrated and they bowl in a disciplined manner, so it'll be hard to combat the new ball early.

"But we're pretty confident that, with our attack, we're going to create 10 chances. Our batters will just really need trust their instincts and hopefully post a big total."

University takes on South Perth in the Preliminary Final on Saturday March 17 at Richardson Park 1 at 10:30am.