As someone who's been a standout talent and regularly part of representative tournaments for much of his career, Ben Patterson is used to a certain amount of success.
So when he feels his cricket is at a particularly exciting level it's worth taking note.
Patterson is fresh from being named player of the tournament at the National Indigenous Cricket Championships in Alice Springs.
The powerful all-rounder was particularly destructive with the ball in the red centre as NSW collected a third successive title.
He, along with fellow Dubbo junior Brock Larance, ripped through the Queensland lineup in Monday's final and set-up the Blues' commanding five-wicket win.
The success at Alice Springs follows a strong start to life with Campbelltown-Camden in the NSW Premier Cricket competition this season.
"My pace is up and I've refined a few skills and techniques with my bowling and batting," Patterson said.
"It's looking up. It's incredibly exciting."
Patterson took 3/7 from 3.4 overs on Monday as Queensland was rolled for just 46 in a one-sided grand final.
He opened the bowling with Larance (2/9) and never allowed the Queenslanders to feel comfortable.
The title win was a historic third straight for NSW and eighth overall, with no other side having won that many.
"Brocky and I have been part of a pretty special group and hopefully we can prolong that success," Patterson said, the Dubbo duo having been part of all three of the most recent carnival wins.
"Winning is a feeling you never get sick of."
In terms of his own player of the tournament prize, Patterson opted to put praise on his teammates instead.
He described NSW's bowling attack as the most tactically astute at the championships.
It's an honour to put on that jersey every time.Ben Patterson on playing at the NICC
It showed in the final, as Patterson helped convince captain Tyran Liddiard to bowl first after plenty of rain had fallen in Alice Springs in the days prior.
"Batting first in the grand final is normally good because it's runs on the board and creates scoreboard pressure but we shocked them by bowling and the pressure went on them," Patterson said.
"Our bowling was the dimension which was going to get us over the line and we proved that in the final.
"We looked at match-ups a lot and ... we did our homework.
"We were dominant prior to the game even started, that was tactically."
Patterson picked up the key wicket of Queensland run machine Tyran Eggmolesse for just 4 in the final and combined with efforts of Larance and the destructive Ben Mitchell (3/7) the first innings in the final didn't last long.
Patterson went as far to say off-spinner Larance would have troubled any first-class lineup around that day due to the sheer brilliance of his control with the ball.
There was a few wobbles in the chase, former Parkes captain Pat Rosser fell for eight and Larance made just 4, but Patterson was at the crease as the five-wicket victory was sealed, capping another memorable campaign.
"It's special every time," Patterson said of the carnival.
"It's an honour to put on that jersey every time and represent your mob, your community, and your state while playing the sport you love.
"There's nothing else like it."
Patterson finished the rain-affected carnival with seven wickets at an average of just nine while his highest score with the bat was 54 not out.