GEELONG batsman Tommy Jackson is stepping up on the Victorian Premier Cricket first XI grand final stage.
The Woodford export was unbeaten on 35 at stumps on day one of the three-day decider against Carlton at Junction Oval on Friday.
He faced 77 balls batting at number five.
The teenager's innings so far has included three fours and a six.
Jackson's batting partner, Eamonn Vines, is unbeaten on 94 while Hayden Butterworth contributed 77. Geelong will enter day two 3-241.
Jackson is playing in his first top-grade decider alongside fellow Warrnambool and District Cricket Association exports Brody Couch and Tim Ludeman.
Couch and Ludeman are yet to bat.
Jackson has made two centuries in his first top-grade season with Geelong - 107 against Northcote and 136 against Ringwood.
The grand final, which will finish on Sunday, is spread over four innings.
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