He’s been threatening to have a massive innings all season and now Ryan Gibson has finally done it.
The Campbelltown Camden Ghosts batsman put on a batting master class in producing an unbeaten double century against Blacktown at Raby on the weekend.
Gibson, the rising star of NSW cricket, just batted and batted and batted in making 204 off just 238 balls faced during the round 13 fixture.
The Ghosts first drop received good support from Jordan Gauci (38), Damien Mortimer (36) and Tom Rogers (38).
And Gibson also scored his runs at a quick clip, finishing with a strike rate near 90.
The Ghosts, who were sent in to bat by Blacktown after the visitors won the toss on Saturday morning, amassed an imposing 373.
The home side lost just six wickets in reaching their total off 96 overs.
In reply, Blacktown were all out for 265, more than 100 runs in arrears.
All-rounder Tom Rogers was the standout bowler for the Ghosts, taking four wickets for 57 runs off 23 overs.
The win has boosted the Ghosts’ chances of making this year’s finals.
It is now in fourth spot on the ladder with 46 points, just two behind third placed Sydney University.
Bankstown and Penrith are equal first on 54 points, while below the Ghosts rounding off the top six are St George and Gordon.
There are two more home and away matches before the finals so the Ghosts hold their destiny in their own hands – they have got just keep winning.