Michael Carberry hopes his well-taken 78 against a WA Chairman's XI has given the England selectors a nudge ahead of the upcoming Ashes Test series in Australia.
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The Hampshire player was among a clutch of batsmen making half-centuries as England reached 270 for two at stumps in Perth.
Jonathan Trott (64 not out) and Ian Bell (77no) were in good touch but Joe Root just missed out with a score of 36.
Carberry's knock, which included 12 fours, was a resonant statement of intent but he knows he has "a long way to go" before he dislodges either captain Alastair Cook and Root from England's top order.
He told Sky Sports News: "I think there's still a long way to go. I was pretty upset to get out at 78 but obviously I'll try and put that right in the next innings.
"All you can do really is take your chances when they come and hopefully you'll keep nudging the selectors a little bit.
"We'll see what happens when it comes to selecting the Test side.
"I'll bat anywhere and I'd like to get the opportunity wherever it may be, whether it's at the top or at number six."
England trail by 181 runs with eight wickets remaining after the WA Chairman's XI declared on 451 for five, with Chris Tremlett the only bowler of a six-man attack who failed to take a wicket at the WACA.
"You have to bear in mind that it's the guys' first competitive bowl out in the middle so it will take some time for them to hit their straps," Carberry added.
"There's obviously things to work on and we can put that right in the next game, but I'm mainly just looking forward to the batting and putting in some graft to make sure we're in good shape."