A commanding 106 from perennial representative cricketer Nic Rep inspired Hay Park to an imposing 92-run home win over Dalyellup Beach on Saturday. Spectators were forced to duck for cover during Rep’s 114-ball assault on the Settlers’ bowling attack, after he peppered nine boundaries and four sixes around the ground. Set 206 for victory, the visitors were dismissed for 113 in the 40th over. Although the Redbacks lost the toss, they were sent in to bat and made the most of every opportunity afforded them, after being well held early by Dalyellup Beach duo Zane Verhaaf and Rory De Vaney. But once Rep got his eye in, it appeared as though he was hitting a beach ball. Together with youngster Jonah Lincoln, the Redbacks put on 135 runs, which put them in the driver’s seat heading into the innings break. Just prior to the interval, Redbacks supporters were able to rise twice in jubilation — firstly when Rep secured a memorablecentury, along with Lincoln’s hard-fought half century. As the Settlers began their task of chasing down 206, veteran Redbacks star Grant Milbanke (2-10 off six overs) got to enjoy a special moment out in the middle, with his son Caleb (3-25 off seven overs) opening the bowling with him at first grade level for the first time. The youngster made the most of his chance to shine in the top flight, removing Verhaaf with his third delivery, after the opener clipped a peach of a delivery through to ‘keeper Lincoln. A Milbanke-infused flavour continued for the remainder of the innings, with the duo combining for the first four wickets, as the Redbacks were able to bask in a victory which could go a long way towards ensuring a spot in the top four by the end of the campaign.