Mildura's Campbell Vadlja aiming high after impressive Premier Cricket debut

Former Mildura East batsman Campbell Vadlja had a breakthrough innings for the Monash Tigers in Victorian Premier Cricket at the weekend, belting a career-high 180 to help his side to victory over St Kilda. Now the 20-year-old has set his sights on reaching higher honours.  Picture: Arj Giese

Former Mildura East batsman Campbell Vadlja had a breakthrough innings for the Monash Tigers in Victorian Premier Cricket at the weekend, belting a career-high 180 to help his side to victory over St Kilda. Now the 20-year-old has set his sights on reaching higher honours. Picture: Arj Giese

FORMER Mildura East batsman Campbell Vadlja had historians reaching for the record books after his remarkable 180 on debut for Monash Tigers in Victorian Premier Cricket’s top-grade competition on the weekend against St Kilda at the Junction Oval.

Cricket Victoria is still trying to confirm whether there has ever been a higher score made by debutant in a first XI match.

Vadlja, 20, was in sparkling form, hitting 24 boundaries and two sixes during 340 minutes at the crease, helping steer his side to a first-­innings total of 7/346 declared.

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