IT only took the expected couple of overs for Blacktown to earn first-innings points against Mosman at Joe McAleer Reserve on Saturday.
That didn't mean stumps on the excitement in their first-grade cricket clash, however.
There followed one of the most exciting contests in many a season, or decade.
Blacktown resumed on 8-110 and, after passing the 112 target, declared at 9-122, with almost a full day to chase an outright.
Mosman took up the challenge, giving the Warriors something to chase before declaring at 6-152.
And chase they did.
As the last over started, Blacktown needed seven for the outright.
When Michael Bright was out for 53 with three balls left trying for the winner, Blacktown were still a chance.
Two were needed from the last ball but Grant McMartin was caught, so the Warriors fell one run short of the tie and two from the win.