Ferguson’s second innings knock of 90 against Tasmania in Hobart lifted his career tally to 6543 runs, pushing the 32-year-old ahead of SACA Board member and former Australian Test batsman Andrew Hilditch (6504).

Australian coach Darren Lehmann is at the top of the runs list, having scored 11,622 runs at an average of 56.97 for SA.

Ferguson, who made his Test debut in November, has scored his runs from 181 innings.

Top Ten SA Shield run scorers

Darren Lehmann              11,622 (average 56.97)

Greg Blewett                     9682 (46.10)

David Hookes                    9364 (47.77)

Les Favell                          8269 (38.28)

Ian Chappell                      7665 (53.22)

Neil Dansie                        6692 (35.22)

Callum Ferguson               6543 (39.17)

Andrew Hilditch                  6504 (43.36)

Clem Hill                             6270 (52.25)

Peter Sleep                        6106 (35.09)

Ferguson raises the bat for his 16th first-class century against New South Wales in Round 9 of the 2016-17 Sheffield Shield season