CEC Wright, aged 84, was the unexpected matchwinner for Uppermill Cricket Club’s second team in the thrilling victory against Springhead in division south and east of the Greater Manchester Cricket League.
Wright, a bowler not renowned for his batting exploits, came to the middle with Uppermill 238 for nine in reply to Sprindhead’s challenging total of 242 for seven.
After a couple of fresh-air shots, Wright struck a match-winning six high over the boundary rope.
Mike Kershaw had earlier hit 75 runs for Springhead in their total of 242 for seven.
Ben Willis (75), Scott Barlow (62) and 14-year-old Charlie Mills (52) took Uppermill to within five runs of victory before Wright strode to the wicket to finish the job.
And young and old also combined to help the first team record a dramatic one-wicket win against Wythenshawe in the first round of the Per-Fit Windows League Cup.
Wythenshawe made 151 for nine, brothers Dave and Peter Roberts each claiming three wickets.
Dave Roberts hit 51 runs for Uppermill who were in trouble at 141 for nine when captain Andrew Jones (7no) and 14-year-old Tom Potts (2no) steered them to victory.