Shai Bolton took another significant step in his impressive development as a midfielder with some first-class clearance work for Richmond against Port Adelaide at Adelaide Oval yesterday.

The young, silky-skilled speedster stood out like a lighthouse in what was an overall disappointing clearance performance by the Tigers throughout the match.

They were beaten 40-22 in total clearances, with Bolton racking up a team high seven of them.

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Centre clearances were 20 to five Port’s way. Bolton had four of those five centre clearances.

Apart from Bolton’s clearance expertise, he also had three inside-50s, four score involvements and five tackles.

Currently, he is ranked No. 1 across the entire competition for inside-50s with 48.

Bolton also is ranked No. 1 among Richmond players for centre clearances (18) and No. 2 for total clearances (33), which is just two behind Dustin Martin.