It can be so easy to overthink a game built on minor technicalities.
ACT Meteors coach David Drew knows as much, which is why he has stripped things back in a bid to revive his side's WNCL bid.
The Meteors will fight for their season in a must-win clash against the NSW Breakers at Manuka Oval on Thursday.
The Meteors' final hopes hang by a thread after they capitulated against Queensland on Tuesday which is why Drew wants his side to revert to one of the game's most simple teachings.
Watch the ball and play it late. Refresh your mind.
"In those situations, you can throw the toys out of the cot or you can get on the front foot," Drew said.
"That's what we're trying to do, just get on the front foot and keep it as simple as possible and try not to complicate things.
"Right from the start of the season, my message was really simple. I had two things I wanted to do, and that was watch the ball and play it nice and late.
"If they're watching the ball, they're giving themselves more of an opportunity to hit it, and if they're playing it late they're giving themselves more of an opportunity to hit it where they want to hit it.
"I know that's simplistic, but sometimes we can over-complicate things and it's just a nice simple message."
ACT's clash with the Breakers will be their second meeting in the past week and the third game played on Manuka Oval in as many days.
The latter is a number which seemed little more than a pipe dream on Monday when the entire ground resembled a white blanket following a hailstorm.
"After the deluge on Monday, the ground staff were amazing," Drew said.
"Seriously, you wouldn't have known there was anything as bad as what happened on Monday. It was brilliant, and Manuka is brilliant.
"We're also looking forward to the Phillip games coming up in the next couple of weeks too, it's good to be in Canberra."
An Ashleigh Gardner century saw the Breakers continue their impressive run of form with a 25-run win over Queensland at Manuka Oval on Wednesday.
Gardner blasted 136 from 108 deliveries to lead NSW to 248, and she backed it up with 3-37 to restrict the Fire to 223 in the run chase.
Meanwhile, the ACT Aces fell agonisingly short of being crowned the maiden Regional Bash women's champions when they dropped the decider at the SCG on Tuesday.
The Kelly Rowlings-led Aces boasted some of the region's brightest young players but it was the Coffs Coast Chargers who emerged triumphant by 42 runs in the final.
"It's a great effort, and it just shows the strength we do have in Canberra," Drew said.