SECOND-year blues aren't troubling Pomborneit's Lahiru Fernando.
The star Sri Lankan blasted a magical 104 from just 100 balls to announce his return to the South West Cricket Association on Saturday.
Fernando's century - supported by a knock of 40 from Tom Place - helped the reigning premier to a 39-run triumph over Camperdown.
The knock sent a warning to Pomborneit's premiership rivals. Fernando, a 366-run and 55-wicket all-rounder last season, hasn't lost his touch.
I knocked around ones and twos and after I was confident I went for my shots.Lahiru Fernando
The 25-year-old has been welcomed back with open arms. Now, he wants to repay the faith.
"It's a really good opportunity for not only myself, but our other Sri Lankan, Tharaka (Sendanayake)," Fernando told The Standard.
"We get to see this country and the world and see how our talent is.
"I want to make some runs."
This season, Fernando is focusing on building his innings. He was proud of his 104-run haul.
"When I went into the middle, I thought 'I have to do this slowly'. I knocked around ones and twos and after I was confident I went for my shots," he said.
"I really wanted to build my innings with a partnership."
Fernando was confident Pomborneit had improved on last season and could challenge for a premiership yet again.
"We are the same team as last year," he said.
"There are lots of good players and we hope we can have that confidence to go out and perform well."
Fernando has set his roots in Camperdown and was determined to ingrain himself in the south-west community.
He was excited to face off against other imports in the association.
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