A 10-year-old Nick Winter steamed in to bowl, struck a young Tom Rogers on the pads and spun around to the umpire - his father - in a wild appeal for leg before wicket.
"You just lost us the game, dad".
This was almost 15 years ago when Winter and Rogers were youngsters with potential playing in Cricket ACT junior competitions.
Now they have come full circle after meeting on Australian domestic cricket's grand stage in the Sheffield Shield - Winter playing for South Australia, Rogers for Tasmania.
Not only have they played against each other, but the two Canberra products have set the competition alight in their rookie first class seasons.
Rogers is third on the competition's leading wicket-takers list with 33 from eight games at an average of 17.30, with his best effort 4-9.
Winter has only played four games but sits just four spots behind Rogers with 28 wickets at 17.82 - now he is dreaming of taking their journey one step further.
"Who knows what the future holds? It's a dream to play for Australia but I'm just happy to play for South Australia first," Winter said.
"I think if you wound back the clock and said at under 17s or under 19s that two of those guys would be playing Sheffield Shield against each other, you'd probably laugh and say 'no way'.
"We had a good chat after the game. I sat next to him and had a beer, we spoke for probably half an hour about how we were going, and all the old memories and whatnot.
"We obviously grew up pretty much right from primary school cricket in ACT all the way through to under 17s and under 19s together."
It was Rogers that walked away with bragging rights when the pair met at first class level for the first time.
Rogers dismissed Winter in South Australia's first innings before the Redbacks quick struck back and skittled his Tigers counterpart in Tasmania's second dig.
Ultimately Tasmania claimed a 16-run win to effectively put themselves in a preliminary final against third-placed Victoria at Bellerive Oval beginning on Wednesday.
They've been playing with and against each other for years, so Rogers took a moment to soak it all in when he walked to the crease and saw Winter waiting and smiling with the ball in hand.
"I've played so much cricket with and against him, and the first ball I faced whilst batting was against him," Rogers said.
"He's actually got the better of me a few times in a lot of games. I was expecting a big innie and he bowled a big innie - the rest of his team were asking why he didn't bowl the outie.
"He rightly so said 'it's worked for the last 10 years' - and it has.
"He bowls fast enough and swings it both ways, he was always bound to get a couple of wickets but he has had a fantastic start. It's unreal, I'm super stoked for him."
Winter has claimed four five-wicket hauls in his short first class career with 5-48 his best effort in one innings. Winter's match figures of 10-109 against NSW are the best return by any bowler all season.
Rogers laughs just about everyone is about to surge past him in the wicket-taker rankings but all he cares about is the Shield final berth dangling in front of the Tigers.
Rogers "hit the mountains" to spend his long weekend fishing and camping - the perfect preparation for a clash against a Bushrangers outfit eyeing a fourth consecutive title.
Wednesday: Round 10 - Tasmania v Victoria at Bellerive Oval, NSW v Queensland at North Dalton Park in Wollongong, South Australia v Western Australia at Glenelg Oval. All matches begin at 10.30am local time.