Riverside captain Tom Garwood will reach a major personal milestone this week, overtaking his father Jeff in games played at the Blues.
With both sitting on 187 games before Tom faces Westbury, who Jeff also played for, the 29-year-old described overtaking his old man as "a big milestone".
"Obviously Dad was a part of the cricket club for a fair bit, he's been here and seen some time, so it does mean a fair bit to me personally," Tom said.
While he didn't want to say too much so Tom's "head didn't get any bigger", Jeff was complimentary of his son's constant cricket improvement over the years.
It was that improvement that eventually saw him named Cricket North's A-grade and one-day player of the year in 2018-19 and captain the Blues to a grand final last season.
"What I can say is that he's definitely improved over the years," Jeff said.
"From his schoolboy representative days, he's a different player altogether than what he used to be - his bowling has improved as much as his batting.
"He's picked up a few different things, playing with older players over the years has improved him a fair bit.
"To get to 187 already [is fantastic], I think you do that these days because you play quite a number of one-day games where ours were mostly two-day games."
Statistically, Tom and Jeff have had similar careers at the Blues, with the club captain also in line to pass him in the runs this week if he makes 22.
Leaping past his dad would also see Tom become Riverside's 13th highest scorer of all time, several weeks after breaking the top 20 in wickets taken.
Tom is far from the only Garwood to have played at the Blues, with brothers Nick (132 games) and Andy (66) having also notched up senior appearances after growing up around the club.
"I think I just pestered while he was playing just to get balls thrown to me and obviously Nick and Andy just being in the nets as well and hitting balls all day and watching dad," Tom said.
The quartet also joined forces for several second-grade games along the journey, with one game seeing all 11 players come from just four families - the Garwoods, the Hays, the Scott-Powers and the Campbells.
After two seasons at Trevallyn, Nick has returned to Riverside, starting the year in first grade.
"It's good to have Nick back," Tom said.
"Obviously there's still a few arguments in the nets as to who's out and not out and things like that but it's good to have him back.
"He's a good player so it strengthens up the club well."
- Tom: 187 games (162 1st grade, 24 2nd, 1 3rd), 5144 runs at 25.98, highest score: 142*. 193 wickets at 22.6.
- Jeff: 187 games (156 1st grade, 25 2nd, 6 3rd), 5165 runs at 31.69, highest score: 139*. Eight wickets at 40.75