Porter has been at the club for more than 17 years and has been a great clubman throughout his career.

Porter said he’s loved every minute at the club.

“A personal milestone isn’t something I have thought about greatly but the big thing that stands out for me is the number of years I have played for Melville,” he said.

“I have made some great friends at the club, it’s a family-orientated club and I have enjoyed my time there so far.

“The games have accumulated based on that, I wouldn’t say it’s about the number of games it’s just the time I love spending down there.”
Porter also thanked long-serving Coach Brad Thomspon.

“Brad has been my coach of the last 17 years. He’s been extremely supportive since I started as a 16-year-old, giving me the opportunity to play at such a young age,” he said.

Porter isn’t ready to retire yet, he’s still hoping to play a few more years with the club, but when asked if he will make another 250 games, Porter said:

“Absolutely not, the body is starting to shake a little, I’ve had a few shoulder issues but I’d like to play a few more years if I can but it will be a year-on-year basis now.”

Melville Storm President Matthew Bowdler said the club is incredibly proud of Porter's achievements.

“Drew has played A grade for over 17 years now and has been a stalwart of the club,” he said.

“Five T20 flags, three One Day flags and two TwoDay flags, Drew has had huge success from both a personal perspective and team perspective.

“He is a true leader of the club both on and off-field. He is dedicated, caring, hardworking and just an all-round good bloke.

“It’s a huge achievement that could potentially never be beaten, so it means a great deal to the club that Drew could be the all-time A grade games holder. He will go down in history as one of the greats.

Good luck for the weekend Drew, hit it out of the park!