TEENAGER Byron Ward hit a maiden century to inspire Castrol to victory at Port Sunlight on Saturday.
The 16-year-old scored 107 - only 10 runs fewer than the hosts' total!
Castrol skipper Mark Evans said: 'What can you say about Byron? I'm sure this will be the first of many centuries.
'It was a magnificent effort and he has just got better and better all season.'
After Evans won the toss and elected to bat, Castrol went on to make 223-7 from their 45 overs.
Port Sunlight were then skittled out for just 117.
A delighted Evans added: 'It's about time we put the two disciplines together - batting and bowling. I suppose there is a first time for everything!
'With five games left, we can probably say we are safe, but four of the matches are against teams above us in the league and a top-five finish must be our goal.'
With Millward arriving a little late, emergency opener Flanagan (16) was thrown into the fray with Ward his partner. Runs were coming fairly fluently and the score had moved onto 31 when Emmett (3-58) beat Flanagan's forward defence and sent the off stump tumbling.
Millward (21) came in and played a supporting role to Ward, with the pair sharing a partnership of 91 runs before Millward's departure.
Ward departed with the score on 198 and Castrol scored 24 runs off the last four overs to close on 223-7.
Sunlight knew they would have to push hard to chase down the runs but they never got close.
Walters (1-23) bowled with venom and accuracy but Flanagan (6-46) did most damage.
He bowled 12 overs straight through, allowing Sunlight just 14 scoring deliveries - 10 of which were boundaries.
* Castrol's end-of-season race night will be held on Saturday, October 28 in the Manning Lounge at the Castrol Sports and Social Club. Tickets are £1 each and will be available soon.