After struggling to win the toss all season, Graeme Batty knew he was due for some good luck.
That luck arrived on Saturday morning, with Batty correctly calling heads before Balgownie's semi-final clash with Northern Districts.
He couldn't have picked a better time to win a toss.
Playing on a wet Keira Village wicket, and needing a win to progress through to next weekend's Cricket Illawarra grand final, Batty knew the fate of his team would turn based on what side of the coin would land face up.
It was heads.
With the toss landing in has favour, Batty promptly sent the Butchers into bat and his experienced bowlers went to work.
Jason Bunyan and Jamie Fleming proved far too good for the Northern Districts batsmen, the Butchers all out for 67, with Bunyan claiming four wickets and Fleming three.
From there, Batty scored an attacking 39 not out to steer his team to a first-innings victory late on Saturday afternoon, before play was abandoned on Sunday without a ball being bowled.
"The day couldn't have worked out more perfectly for us," Batty said. "With the weather, winning the toss, I couldn't have won a more important toss, then winning on Saturday, we knew the rain would worsen on Sunday.
"It all worked perfectly for us, we're really excited to take on Keira next weekend."
With conditions tough for batting and needing a win to progress, Balgownie attacked from the onset with the ball.
The strategy paid off, with the Butchers batsmen effectively sitting ducks waiting to be picked off.
"We put as much pressure on Northern Districts as we could. It was really tough to score, it was one of those wickets you had to attack.
"Northern Districts played into our hands by defending a lot, which worked into our favour on a wet wicket, we set attacking fields. The wicket only needed 120-130 to be competitive, it was good to get them out below 70.
"Bunyan was superb, he didn't bowl one ball out of place, he was almost unplayable, and Flem was exceptional at the other end. We were clinical in the field, took four or five fantastic catches, it was a perfect day, perfect performance."
The loss concludes a successful season for Northern Districts, with the Butchers rising from seventh on the ladder with five wins last summer to a minor premiership this year.
Northern Districts captain Rhys Marsh was disappointed his team's season had swung on the toss of a coin, however he was full of praise for their efforts throughout the season.
"It's pretty disappointing, but that's the way it is," Marsh said. "The weather played a big factor, but you get that, it's cricket.
"Overall, it was a great season for us. The majority of the team is under 25, to take out a minor premiership is a massive achievement, it wasn't a failed season at all.
"There's lots to work on for next year, we're still young, coming into our prime, the club's going really well in second and third grade, we'll keep building."
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