An astonishing innings from Rachel Trenaman was almost matched by NSW teammate Tahlia Wilson on a red-letter day in McDonald's Women's Premier Cricket.
Trenaman hit 19 fours on the way to an explosive 118 from 128 balls – her maiden grade century - to underpin Universities' total of 9-230 against Wilson's St George-Sutherland at Glenn McGrath Oval on Sunday.
Wilson took it upon herself to ensure the Slayers gave the run chase a red-hot crack, finishing with 110 to almost pull off a miracle win.
The fight ended once the opener was dismissed, leaving her side 8-195.
Universities quickly wrapped up the last two wickets to win an enthralling game by 23 runs.
To witness two quality knocks from a pair of NSW Breakers players on the one day will live long in the memory of those who were at the ground.
"I came into the game on the back of some good form and it was nice to get to three figures and contribute to a win," Trenaman said.
"I hadn't thought about it (the century drought) much but reflecting on it later I am really happy to finally get there.
"I had a hit and miss WBBL but I'm in a really good space at the moment."
At Blacktown International Sports Ground, Anika Learoyd was also compiled a gem of an innings for Northern District against Parramatta.
Learoyd hit 10 boundaries in a run-a-ball 80, putting on a 104-run third wicket partnership with Lauren Smith (49) as NDs reached 8-238 from their 50 overs.
Despite an unbeaten 55 from Claire Moore, Parramatta was never really in the hunt.
The Two Blues were bowled out for just 125 in the 43rd over, with Allison McGrath and Alisha Bates both taking three wickets.
Despite a 44-run partnership for the opening wicket, Gordon could only muster 103 from 36.3 overs against Bankstown, at one stage losing 6-28 at Bankstown Oval.
The visitors simply had no answer for Bangladeshi international Jannatul Sumona, who picked up 5-21.
The Sportys were untroubled in reaching their target inside 21 overs for the loss of just three wickets.
Bankstown is now in the top four following an undefeated start to 2021.
Campbelltown-Camden's clash with competition leader Sydney was declared a draw due to unplayable conditions at Raby Oval.