How would you feel? You tear through a cricket team and take 8-10 including a hat-trick, and you don't get the back page headline.
Well that's what's happened to Macintyre's opening bowler James Sinclair in the Goondiwindi Cricket comp last weekend. It's a rare feat indeed but will be forever now just be a footnote in Goondwindi cricket folklore. Because on Saturday, November 9 on the Terry Barnes Oval on a sunny afternoon in Yetman, Jack McMillan made it rain cricket balls.
In just 120 ball McMillan smashed 305 not out. He hit 28 fours and 24 sixes.
The statistics are staggering and speak for themselves. In just 120 balls McMillan smashed 305 not out. He hit 28 fours and 24 sixes. And we only wish we'd been there to see it.
Team mate Sam Dight who has seen some pretty big-hitting over the years was almost speechless. "Mate it was simply incredible."
He was probably like most local cricketers who never ever considered that someone would hit 300, especially since overs have been reduced to 40.
But somehow that's exactly what Jack McMillan did after opening for Yetman who eventually declared at 4-440 with two overs left to bat.
At Yagaburne All Whites had been rolled for 77 which Yagaburne knocked over in 12 overs with Nick Lahey leading the way with 49 not out.
Brendan Rice had done the damage with the ball taking 6-19.
He was probably thinking he had a chance at a back-page headline as well. Until teams walked off and checked the scores at the other games. Both teams followed McMillan's heroics from 240 on.
As did others, the Cairns boys Jeff and Sean were in Western Australia "at the pub". "We couldn't believe it," Jeff said. "We just kept watching (on the MyCricket website)."
We haven't had a chance to talk to Jack yet, but we will. There have been four double tons made in the Goondiwindi competition over the past 45 years.
We'll have to do some homework to see if there has been any others prior to that.