TO THE majority of Nowra's present-day cricketers, Rohan Hutchison was part of the club's past, with his deeds described in some detail in its book, Batting On.
He had been back for the 125th anniversary, when he looked to have lost none of his undoubted ability.
However no-one expected he would return to the club and have such an impact.
Hutchison did raise a few eyebrows when he played round four in second grade, scoring 68 against Bomaderry.
A plan was apparently made after that knock that next time he would play firsts, and the day came last Saturday, without any fanfare.
When he last played with Nowra the Bay and Basin club was still a couple of years away from formation, but when he walked to the showground crease he soon showed his class.
His first two scoring shots were cover driven boundaries off Bay paceman Colin Searson – the first over the field, and the second along the ground.
Those shots signalled the innings that would soon unfold.
On 97 in the final over, he slammed a full toss from Nathan Bell over mid-wicket onto the track to bring up his century in the best possible way.
Facing the last ball of the innings from the cagey spinner, Hutchison quickly summed up the full delivery, went down on one knee and effortlessly swept it over square leg and into the carpark.
Happy that he was not needed to bat, teammate Pat Irvine congratulated Hutchison on his knock, which he modestly acknowledged.
"That's one for Dad," he added, referring to his father Don, a Nowra life member who had died in September aged 79 years.
Over the past few days cricketers around the district have been talking about Hutchison's chanceless 110 not out (120 balls) and the day that gave him a little more history.
It was his fourth century in this association's first grade, and the first on the showground.
He previously made two hundreds against Bomaderry in 1990-91, at the complex and Artie Smith No. 1 Oval, while his third the following season against Ulladulla United was also at Artie Smith.
The club record of seven centuries is shared by Bill Armstrong from the 1920s, and Foster Emery who made his between 1945-46 and 1950-51.
Hutchison is now the fourth to make four centuries, after James Graham, Charlie Brown and Dig Aldous.
This was his sixth century partnership with Nowra firsts, half of which have been for the third wicket.
However his spell with the ball is another cause for comment.
When he bowled Bay's Heath Tan, it was his 200th first grade wicket with the club, giving him the allrounder's double of 2000 runs and 200 wickets in Nowra firsts.