Nick Compton was a proud man after reaching 10,000 first class runs in Middlesex's draw with Somerset at Merchant Taylors' School.
The 32-year-old brought up the landmark in the first innings and has 23 centuries in red ball cricket, with two of them coming in Tests.
Middlesex's junior sides play at Merchant Taylors' and Compton recalled sitting in the pavilion as a 16-year-old just hoping to make it as a professional and, at the time, would have snapped your hand off if anyone had told him he'd reach such a milestone.
“I suppose it's quite nice to look back and think I've got 10,000 first class runs. I suppose that's an achievement. I knew I was somewhere around there but I didn't know how many I was away.
“Sometimes you get so immersed in the day to day running and your own performances and then you look back and it's quite strange sitting here where I played my first games for Middlesex.
“I can remember being here as a youngster hoping to play for Middlesex one day, let alone scoring 10,000 runs. When you look back, you'd think I'd take that.
“It's quite nice to come back where it all started and reach that figure so that's cool. It's almost going full circle.”
Compton still harbours hopes of adding to his nine Test caps and, with Adam Lyth and Gary Ballance struggling against Australia, big runs would help him push his case, although he is just as keen to perform for Middlesex.
He added: “I want to keep playing well for Middlesex and contributing to team performances. I'd love to play for England again and believe I'd do a good job. I'm focused on playing for Middlesex and happy with how our Championship is going”
Indian Gymkhana are rooted to the bottom of the Middlesex Premier League after a one wicket loss to Hampstead.
They were bowled out for 137 and, despite Smit Khullar's five wicket haul, Hampstead reached their target with one wicket to spare.
Yaseen Khan took six wickets for Osterley CC as they secured a four wicket victory over Crouch End Calthorpe.
Neil Mason's 112 out of Old Isleworthian's 186 all out was not enough as Park Hill edged their way to a one wicket victory.
Zakhir Tunda took four wickets and scored 50 runs as Turnham Green and Polytechnic secured a 10 wicket win over Peshwa.