IT wasn't Anthony Clark's most fluent innings or even his most technically correct.
But that's the beauty of being in good form — runs tend to come easy.
The Fairfield Liverpool skipper made a fighting 57 against Eastern Suburbs at the weekend to lead his team to a modest target of 198. In reply, the hosts were left reeling at 4-12, courtesy of a fiery spell from Gurinder Sandhu (3-11).
Clark's fifth score of 50 or more takes his season tally to 385 runs at a Bradmanesque average of 96.3.
"It's always good to score runs and help the team to be in a good position," Clark said.
"A few late wickets has put us in a good position and we potentially could have Doug Bollinger back this week which will be a big boost."
Clark and fellow veteran Ben Rohrer (47) have been invaluable at the top of the order this season.
This Sunday the Lions play the formidable St George in the quarter-finals of the Twenty20 Cup at Rosedale Oval.