If this is Shaquille Graham "dusting off the cobwebs" then Lakeland T20 teams should be worried heading into the rest of the competition.
Graham spanked 128no off 69 balls against Taupō Old Boys 1 at Owen Delany Park on Saturday, helping his Geyser WHHS Old Boys side to a seven wicket win.
Graham, who is back playing cricket after leaving for university five years ago, said it was good to dust off the cobwebs and knuckle in for a decent time at the crease.
"Opening the batting we were looking to advance the run rate early and capitalise on fielding restrictions, so I was just out there playing my shots.
"It was really just one of those days where everything you hit comes out the middle of the bat," he said.
Graham hit nine sixes and 10 boundaries in the knock.
BOP Indians continued their dominance with wins over Central and Geyser WHHS while Geyser JPC Old Boys accounted for the Rotorua Lions and Tokoroa easily.
Connor Scott was pick of the Geyser JPC bowlers against the Lions picking up 3/4 while teammate Dilraj Singh grabbed 5/20 in the second game against Tokoroa.
Half centuries by Paul Davey and Steve Howard saw Lake Taupō win their derby against Taupō Old Boys with a six wicket win.
With just two weekends left of the T20 competition BOP Indians and Geyser JPC have a strong lead on the table and looking likely to contest the final on November 24.
Lakelands Senior Reserve T20 Competition results for Saturday 10th November:
- Geyser JPC 152/6, (J Singh 57) beat Rotorua Lions 65/10 (C Scott 3/4, N Greenwood 2/14, D Singh 2/17)
- Strikers 11 74/0 (R Kumar Radhakrishna 33, S Bist 33) beat Eastern Pirates 73/10 (B Singh 2/14, R Singh 2/17)
- BOP Indians 76/3 (U Moraji 35*, N Kumar 23) beat Central CC 75/9 (R Neves 32)
- Tokoroa 91/5 (H Singh 49, T Fergusson 2/6) beat COB 2 90/6 (G Maulder 36, S Ashford 3/23)
- Geyser WHHS 160/3 (S Graham 128no) beat COB 1 159/6 (C Jackson 54)
- BOP Indians 102/9 (P Buttan 22*) beat Geyser WHHS 101/6 (C Fell 34, S Graham 26)
- Central CC 75/4 (F G Gous 21) beat Eastern Pirates 73/9 (Jo Wiringi 28, D Wihapi 26)
- Geyser JPC 164/10 (K Vanner 34, P Singh 42, T Winsor 25) beat Tokoroa 83/10 (R Hall 22, D Singh 5/20)
- Lake Taupo CC 154/4 (P Davey 55, S Howard 51) beat COB 1 153/4 (S McGreevy 44*, S Dufty 43)
- Rotorua Lions 134/5 (R Janakantha 66) beat Strikers 11 133/6 (S Bist 34)
BOP Indians 119
Geyser JPC 98
Geyser WHHS 73
COB 1 70
Rotorua Lions 70
Strikers 11 25