Ed Pollock revealed his delight at making a return to form and helping Worcestershire to a third win of the season in the LV=Insurance County Championship.
The opener hit a red ball best score of 113 from just 76 balls with seven sixes and 11 fours as Worcestershire chased down a 238 total to win by seven wickets against Middlesex at Merchant Taylors School.
Left-hander Pollock scored a century on his Championship debut for Worcestershire against Leicestershire but said he owed the team “a lot of runs” after a challenging spell.
His superb knock tipped a game that could have gone either way on a wicket still assisting the bowlers in Worcestershire’s favour.
Pollock said: “It was very much in the balance. The ball had been doing something all game, so I thought it was going to be an interesting chase.
“After the last ten weeks, where I haven’t scored a bean, I was thinking ‘I’ve got in; I’m going to make this count’.
“I owe the team a lot of runs, I had a lot of making up to do, and I really enjoyed being out there.
“As much as anything, it was back to watching the ball and reacting to the ball.
“I wanted to be as positive as I could today. It’s reacting to the ball, but it’s also the positive intent that goes with it, and I came out with that mindset.
“There were still enough demons in there, but it was very much a case of cashing in when it was in my area.”