Milne’s record breaking knock places him in Aussie top five for runs scored

Darcy Short and Marcus Harris are two of the nation’s most explosive cricketers.

Stuart Milne has a position in the top five run scorers in all forms of Australian cricket this season after his unbeaten innings last weekend.

Stuart Milne has a position in the top five run scorers in all forms of Australian cricket this season after his unbeaten innings last weekend.

This week Harris will make his Test debut after being described in 2016 by Australia cricket coach Justin Langer as "mediocre with flashes of brilliance".

Short is a regular in the short forms of the game for Australia.

Alongside their explosive nature with the willow Short and Harris have something else in common.

Both sit below Parkes’ Stuart Milne on the list of top scores recorded in Australian cricket so far this season.

Milne who plays for Reedy Creek Cricket Club in the Parkes competition set the Keast Park ground alight last week, demolished the Parkes Hotel Pythons attack on his way to 271 not out.

Unofficially his effort is believed to be the highest score recorded in the history of Parkes cricket.

According to MyCricket records Milne’s effort places him in fourth position so far this season on the highest scorers list for this season across all formats and all grades in Australian cricket.

Topping the list is snubbed Aussie opener Matt Renshaw who amassed a mammoth 345 runs playing first grade cricket in Queensland last weekend.

Renshaw's triple ton from 273 balls featured 38 boundaries and a dozen sixes as he plundered the Wynnum-Manly first-grade attack at Oxenham Park on Saturday in a two day game.

The second and third highest scores recorded were innings of 300 and 274.

Darcy Short sits in fifth position on the list with a score of 257 and Marcus Harris is in eighth spot after an innings of 250 in a Sheffield Shield match.

Milne’s effort was no fluke, he has been hitting bowling attacks to the boundary regularly over the past two seasons.

He finished, according to MyCricket, last season with 775 runs in the Parkes competition, including two centuries and a season average of 155.

He also proved handy at time with the ball in hand, finishing with season best figures of 2/35.

On Saturday Milne received great support during his innings from Grant Dunn who came close to a century with a knock of 94.

In a weekend of big scores in the Parkes competition Peter Webb was also a century making, scoring 106 for Northparkes.

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