CRICKET legend Malcolm Nash returned to his old stamping and stumping ground at Avenue Road on the weekend to sign copies of his book and present Abergavenny CC with a special bat.

Nash, who, 50 years ago this August was on the bowling end of Garry Sobers’ avalanche of six sixes in a single over, is pictured handing Abergavenny CC President Brian Shackleton the bat with which he made his maiden century.

The date was April 29. The year was 1976. The opponents were Surrey. The arena was London’s Kennington Oval. The match was a three day County Championship affair.

On the second day, batting at number eight and taking to the crease with Glamorgan at 65-6, Nash and his batting partner Mike Llewellyn had it all to do.

The pair put on 171 for the seventh wicket, before Nash was finally run out for 130. It was his maiden century and remains his highest ever first class score.

And this little slice of sporting history has now found a grateful home at Avenue Road.

Cheers Malcolm!