As a talented darts player Martyn Ridyard knows all about the importance of achieving consistent centuries.

It’s a skill he has also mastered as the main marksman for Leigh Centurions, where his fine, consistent goal-kicking has underpinned the successes of recent seasons.

During the Kingstone Press Championship Round 23 game against Dewsbury Rams at LSV last Sunday, Martyn Ridyard completed one hundred goals for the fifth season in succession. His nine goals in that game took him to 104 goals for the season for Leigh Centurions.

He becomes only the second player in Club history to achieve the feat of kicking over one hundred goals in five successive seasons.

After taking over the goal-kicking duties from Mick Nanyn, Ridyard kicked 133 goals in 2012, 123 goals in 2013, 167 goals in 2014 and 159 goals in 2015.

The only player to have also achieved this feat for the Club is the late, great Jimmy Ledgard.

The former GB international fullback favoured the traditional toe-ended kicking style and had the old leather balls to contend with.

Ledgard, who cost Leigh a RL record fee of £2,650 from Dewsbury in 1948, repaid that investment many times over.

He kicked 125 goals in 1951-52, 116 goals in 1952-53, 104 goals in 1953-54, 165 goals in 1954-55 and 148 goals in 1955-56.