Just over 12 hours after England closed out their third consecutive Ashes series victory, one of the men who has overseen that period of success - the ECB's managing director of cricket, Morris - announced he was leaving the role to become chief executive of his old county Glamorgan.
His has been a triumphant tenure, beginning in the aftermath of a 5-0 series whitewash Down Under and ending with England having the whip hand over Australia once again, sealing a 3-0 win this summer.
He will surely be missed behind the scenes, but if reports at the weekend that Flower may also depart his current role after the return series in Australia this winter prove to be true the effect would be huge.
The Zimbabwean, appointed by Morris in 2009, is an inscrutable character at times and his response to questions over his future might easily be read either way.
He stopped well short of pledging himself to the role long-term, but also gave no obvious hint that an exit is imminent.
Asked if there was anything to reveal about his position, Flower said: "No, there is not. I don't like to look too far ahead with regards to my own personal situation.
"We have an away Ashes coming up and I'm reflecting on a job well done in this series by the players, who should feel very satisfied and very proud.
"There's always another exciting challenge around the corner and in this instance it is the Ashes away."
Flower handed over the reins of the limited-overs team to Ashley Giles at the start of the year, a move designed to give him more time at home and less on the exhausting international treadmill.
Should he choose to move even further away from that side of the game and closer to administration then Morris' job may yet prove an attractive one.
Again, though, he was in no mood to shed light on his intentions.
"I'm a cricket coach, that's what I'm doing at the moment," he said. "Hugh has worked with the ECB for 16 years and has been very much part of some of the successes England have had.
"He will be sorely missed by the playing group, certainly by me, and his post will need to be filled by a man of equal calibre."
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