The 25-year-old wicket-keeper batsman was more than pleased with the achievement, even though he was completely unaware he had reached it until Tuesday afternoon.

“It’s obviously a good achievement and I’m quite happy to reach the milestone,” Smith said.

“I had absolutely no idea, so this is quite a nice surprise, but the numbers aren’t really a thing that I play for, it’s more about doing my job for the team.

“I would’ve liked to have scored a lot more over the years, having played a lot of First Grade cricket, but I’ve really only dominated the one year and haven’t scored much after that. There’s still a long way to go.”

After debuting in the 2010-11 season for Wanneroo, Smith quickly made a name for himself amongst the Roos hierarchy, highlighted by his astounding 2013-14 season where he scored 739 runs and won the Club Champion award.

With his nous behind the wicket and tremendous game sense as a batsman, Smith was awarded the captaincy at the beginning of last season, and while the second-year skipper admits that combining the roles of wicket keeper and captain can be extremely difficult, he wouldn’t have it any other way.

“It’s very stressful,” he said.

“But, it can be very rewarding too. I get the best view of the game and I wouldn’t want it any other way.

“I enjoy captaining the boys and I’ve always been a keeper and really passionate about doing the job. Brendon McCullum was always my favourite player and I idolised him when I was growing up, so I guess I try and model myself around him.”

While Smith has continually gone from strength to strength, the Roos have started to find their feet this season after a less than ideal start.

After opening their season with four losses and a wash out, back to back wins in Rounds 6 and 7 seems to have put the Roos back in contention for the Two-Day finals.

“We’ve actually been pretty consistent,” he said.

“We lost a few games early, but it felt like we were in a lot of those games. We’ve won our last two games and if it wasn’t for a certain Australian bowler, who took five or six wickets in spell late in the day a few rounds ago, we might’ve had another win.

“We think we can play finals. If we keep going the way we have been going these last few weeks, not look too far ahead and keep doing our thing, hopefully the results take care of themselves.”

While Smith is always aspiring for team success, he is also looking to get back to the basics and enjoy playing at the highest level with his teammates.

“I’m just looking forward to playing cricket,” he said.

“I’ve gone through a bit in the off season, so I just want to get back to enjoying playing cricket, playing with my mates and, hopefully, team success comes with that.”

Wanneroo take on Willetton in Round 8 at 11:40am at Burrendah Park.