THERE IS one thing Tom Bowman holds dear from his 150 games for Wesley-CBC.
It's the friendships he has made during his time rising up the Beavers' junior ranks progressing up into the Walter Oval-based club's top-grade side.
The 27-year-old will bring up the significant milestone in Wesley-CBC's Warrnambool and District Cricket Association division one two-day clash against Port Fairy at Avery's Paddock.
Bowman said he had no idea he was approaching 150 games but he is pleased to be able to achieve the feat.
"It's always good to play that many games for the one club," the McLaren Hunt financial planner said.
"Making good mates is one of the main ones (memories) and so was playing (division one) finals in 2016-17 and playing in the division two when we made a final there in 2010-11.
"They have been the good times so far."
The first-year Beavers' co-captain and coach, who leads alongside younger brother Mitch, has been slowly adjusting to playing cricket again after a superbug left him fighting for his life last June.
The left-arm medium pace bowler, who has played just three division one and five second tier games this season, said cricket was a good way to help his continued recovery.
"It has been a bit of outlet for me to keep working on myself and being active is some help for the recovery," he said.
"It has been enjoyable being back out on the field."
Despite his side being out of the division one finals race - sitting 12 points adrift of Nestles and a further six behind West Warrnambool - Bowman is buoyed by the progression of two young Beavers in Nick Blacker and Walker Owen.
The Warrnambool resident hopes his side can finish the season strongly in its final two-day matches of the 2019-20 summer against the Pirates away and Merrivale at home.
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