TYSON Hay's maiden century came at a crucial time for Terang.
The first-year skipper, who made 102 off 116 deliveries, helped revive the Goats' faltering innings against Bookaar.
Hay's knock, along with an inspirational 80 from veteran Tim Keane, was match-winning as Terang held on for a two-run South West Cricket win on Saturday.
Hay, 22, said it was a special achievement.
"It was my first one at the club, the first one of my career," he said.
"It was good to get it over and done with. It just felt good.
"It hasn't sunk in yet. I am just glad I played my role for the club.
"I've had a fair few people congratulate me because they know how much I've put into my batting."
Hay said Terang was "in a batting collapse" when he went into the middle.
"We were 3-7 three overs in. I was walking out with Tim and he said to me to really knuckle down and I did.
"It was a credit to Tim as well. We put a pretty good partnership down which sort of saved us.
"He had an unreal day and with the bat and his bowling was sensational.
"I know the Bookaar boys had a chat in the middle and said they found it hard to score against him, especially on turf. Keaney gets a bit of movement off the turf."
Keane's support - during the Goats' batting and bowling - meant a lot to Hay.
"It's my first year as captain and Bookaar really put me under pressure at the end but I look back at Tim and he really helped me to get through those final two or three overs," he said.
Hay said Fraser Lucas' 32 almost pinched the game for the Pelicans in the run chase.
"He batted unreal the whole innings for them and nearly won the game for them," he said.
"It was a nail-biter game at the end. Bookaar really took the game to the last ball."
A captain on the sidelines nursing a knee injury also had a close look at his potential replacement in action on Saturday.
Mortlake's Todd Robertson, who has had surgery on "an old footy injury", was pleased to see emerging leader Isaac Wareham guide the Cats to their fourth consecutive win of the season.
Wareham top-scored with 66 runs as the Cats dispatched Noorat at D.C Farran Oval.
"Isaac is only a young fella, he's only 20 so it's good to give him an opportunity to take the reigns of the side," Robertson said.
"We have to try and look towards the future as much as we can and Isaac is going to be a big part of that."
Robertson said Wareham's innings showed he handled pressure well.
"It was a really good captain's knock," he said.
"We got off to a really good start with Corey (Rounds) and Todd (Lamont) who are playing their roles perfectly at the moment.
"Isaac and Clinton (Baker) complemented the start really well and managed to get us to a nice score."
Rounds (33), Lamont (54) and Baker (37) helped Mortlake post 6-229.
Will Kain was the destroyer with the ball for the Cats, finishing with 5-33 as the Steamrollers were dismissed for 136.
"It was one of those days where we had to take the pace off the ball a little bit," Robertson said.
"Will has perfect for that. He got a lot of dip into the breeze today and managed to snag himself five wickets which was a really good performance."
Both Wareham - a line-breaking midfielder - and key forward Kain played for Terang Mortlake in its final Let's Talk Cup pre-season football game on Friday night.
"I was down there watching the boys and they are very talented sportsmen," Robertson said.
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