QUEANBEYAN District Cricket Club captain Blake Dean looks set to press his claims for more top-level honours as he piles on the runs in the North Wales Cricket League.
Having travelled to the United Kingdom for some Australian off-season game time, in 11 matches and 10 innings in the premier division, the Bathurst product has amassed a huge 800 runs in averaging 133 runs per knock.
Just twice has he scored less than fifty, and besides scoring four centuries and half-centuries apiece, he has only been out six times.
And having already represented the Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash League last season, if he continues his ominous form he will do himself no harm in staking a claim for another contract in Australia's A-grade Twenty20 competition.
Older brother and Queanbeyan and ACT Comets teammate Jono Dean said it was "a great little start" for his younger brother.
"It's great to see him in this kind of form," said Dean.
"He needs to continue this sort of form at club level, but he also needs to make the most of his opportunities at representative level."
"If he keeps this up I see no reason why he couldn't progress or get another opportunity at the high level."
Adding to Blake Dean's already remarkable stat is the face he has also scored 43 per cent of his side's runs which is extraordinary given 11 men bat in a single innings.
It has been an all-round effort too, with nine wickets at an average of 28 with best figures of 4/61 complimenting his batting record.
He has also taken five catches and affected two run-outs.
Meanwhile Jono Dean said he was unsure whether he and his brother would return to the Queanbeyan Cricket Club for the 2014/15 season due to having an overload of commitments.
"I'm not sure whether he'll be able to commit to Queanbeyan, or myself for that matter," he said.
"It's a very bus schedule ahead, so watch this space."