Sabburg scored a season best 170 runs during the match, clocking over a total of 1,000 First Grade runs to make him the competition’s leading run scorer. He is also the second fastest University player to make this milestone, only beaten by John Inverarity.

The University CC batsman said it is a nice feeling knowing his hard work is paying off.

“It’s always nice to get a score, and when you hit a century, well it’s becomes a pretty special moment,” he said.

“I’ve been working hard with the bat this season on my consistency and trying to push for a decent score.”

University got off to a flying start at James Oval after they won the toss and elected to bat firs, with openers Sabburg and Rex Strickland scoring upwards of six runs an over.

University made a big total of 376, the highest team tally against Midland-Guildford in the history of the competition between the two clubs.

Midland-Guildford had a strong start to their batting innings, led by openers Michael Ferreira (51) and James Kirwan (39).

The dismissal of Kirwan started a middle order collapse and tight bowling from University’s rising star Corey Rocchiccioli (7fa) restricted Midland- Guildford to 168 runs.

University’s Director of Coaching Will Stibbs said Sabburg is a star on and off the field.

Chris's century was his second for the Club this season and his third in a season and a half,” Stibbs said.

“He is a fierce competitor who works hard to make sure his teammates are engaged in the process of success.

"Chris is a great role model to aspiring cricketers in the club, He is always the first player to arrive at the ground on game day so that he can help the volunteers set up for match.

“Chris is a very destructive player who can take the game away from an opposition very quickly.”