Breakers owner Matt Walsh put himself in the firing line, taking on Black Caps fast bowler Lockie Ferguson after winning a charity auction.
Raising funds for North Shore Cricket Club, Walsh bid $1900 for the good cause, padding up to face Ferguson in the nets.
Despite his lack of cricketing prowess though, Walsh was confident as he took guard against Ferguson.
"It's a good cause, supporting the cricket club," Walsh told 1 NEWS.
"Ninety-one miles an hour in Major League Baseball is a changeup."
One of the fastest bowlers in the world, regularly clocking speeds well over 150 km/h, Ferguson is still working his was back from a calf injury suffered against Australia in Perth.
The Kiwi quick happy to square off against the former College level basketballer.
"He's got to have some talent, he's obviously a well-established sportsman," Ferguson said.
"He's out here supporting the club, good to see the kids around getting involved. It should be a bit of fun."
To his credit, Walsh faced up, before belting a gorgeous drive through the off-side, before embracing Ferguson in a hug.
"It was fast," Walsh said afterwards.
"I know he's taking it easy on me, so I appreciate that.
"It's a lot of fun, it's a good cause, I appreciate him being a good sport.
"Maybe he'll come down to Atlas Place and we can shoot some hoops, I'll let him beat me in HORSE."