The 22-year-old paceman has gone from strength-to-strength since debuting as a 16-year-old, becoming a regular almost instantly and taking a brilliant 5-50 on day one of his milestone match against Bayswater Morley.

“It’s a huge honour,” Knight said.

“To play first grade is an honour in itself, but to make 50 matches before turning 23 is something I’m really proud of.

“Hopefully I can play for another 100 and give something back to the Club and make them proud. It’s all down to the Club really, they’ve given me the opportunity.”

Although the wicket tally isn’t as high as he would like, Knight is more than comfortable with his role for Scarborough.

“Over the last season, its changed a bit,” he said.

“I’m taking up the role of pushing into the wind a bit more, but I think with that, my control and game plans have improved.

“Over the weekend, I think I showed that I’ve got all the bases covered, I just need get it right on game day.”

Coming off a five-wicket haul, Knight believes that his importance to Scarborough lies in his handy ability to swing matches back in his side’s favour.

“I think I have a bit of a knack of swinging things,” he said.

“Even if I’m going through a bad spell, I feel I can swing things back into our favour with a couple of good overs.

“I’m always trying to keep the pressure on the batsmen to try and pressure them into making mistakes, I think that’s one of my strengths.”

Although Scarborough have struggled in season 2017-18, sitting 15th on the ladder, Knight believes his young teammates have what it takes to push deep into the finals within the next five years.

“We’ve been thrown in the deep end really, this season,” he said.

“We’re an incredibly young side, I might have been the second oldest player in the side in one match at 22, so there’s a lot of pressure on them.

“The young guys are creating a great atmosphere, I honestly believe this squad can hopefully push for a premiership in the next four to five years.”

While finals are out of reach for Scarborough, Knight is firmly focussed on improving his consistency and helping his young exciting teammates. 

“I had a fairly rough start to the season where things haven’t gone my way,” he said.

“For the rest of the season, I’m just looking to be as consistent as possible.

“I don’t need to give myself a goal for wickets, I just want to make sure everything I do is benefitting my team and as long as I can contribute in some way, I’ll be happy.”

Scarborough’s Two-Day match against Bayswater Morley will continue on Saturday, January 27 at Hilcrest Lower Oval at 11:40am.