THE image of an umpire extending his arms parallel to the ground played out 35 times in an "extra" ordinary game of cricket at Ulmarra Showground on Saturday.
It started with GDSC Easts captain Tim Whalan winning the toss and electing to field in the 35 degree heat.
If Coutts Crossing Tavern took it as a blessing in disguise, their joy was short-lived as they produced a forgettable innings that included three ducks.
Dan Blackman was the best of the batsmen, compiling 25, just one run more than was provided in sundries by the wayward Easts bowlers as Coutts finished on 116.
Despite chasing a gettable total Easts faltered under the pressure to limp to 8-77 before being bowled out for 110.
Shannon O'Connor (26) top-scored for Easts while the Coutts bowlers contributed 35 in sundries, lifting the game total to 59 extras.
"There were heaps of them," Whalan said.
"I thought our bowlers did a good job out there but there was a lot of extras."
While disappointed to lose, Whalan said it was a good effort considering they were without regular first-grade players Doug Harris and Chris Pierse.
"I think we missed Piersey and Douggie but it wasn't a bad effort from half a first-grade team," Whalan said.
"We were scrapping for players earlier but we ended up scratching one together.
"Doug and Piersey should be back for next week's game so hopefully we'll get on top of that one as well."
Coutts captain Tim Tilse said his side's batting woes would need to be addressed.
"The bowlers are doing all the work and they're doing it really well," he said.
"The batting has to lift so we can give the bowlers something to defend.
"We've got some of the best bowlers in the competition so we should be working harder it and making their job a little easier."