It's not often that Matt Corben's Cavaliers cop a pair of losses in one weekend, but that's exactly what happened to the defending T20 Royal Hotel Cup champions.
The two-game slide started with a final-ball loss to Rugby Union in the short format on Friday night, before St Pat's Old Boys handed them a six-wicket win during Saturday's Bathurst Orange Inter District round eight card.
For a team with title aspirations in both leagues, it could come as a shock to go 0-2 but the skipper isn't going to overreact at this point in the season.
"That's cricket isn't it?," Corben said.
"Friday night's game went down to the last ball and things like that often happen in 20-20... whoever shows up on the night usually wins.
"And on Saturday, St Pat's outplayed us... they probably played the pitch a. bit better but it's not panic stations at the moment.
"I've got all the confidence in our boys to get the job done. This is just the way it goes. You win some and you lose some."
You always want to be saving your best for last during campaigns and Corben knows there's plenty of improvements to be made on both sides of the ball and backs his men to make the necessary adjustments.
"We haven't had that many outstanding performances yet," he said.
"We haven't managed a ton yet and we've only lost two games. Winning when you're not at your best is always a positive.
"Our opening bowling probably hasn't been good enough so far either. We need to do better at restricting teams because a couple of times we've let sides get off to a flying start."
While Friday night's Royal Hotel Cup loss was a disappointing one, Cavaliers will have the chance to make amends in the looming qualifying finals match against St Pat's Old Boys on January 22.
As for BOIDC play, the two-game slide isn't what most pundits would have forecsted but the Cavs are sitting fairly pretty in outright third spot with a 5-2 record.
Things won't get any easier as City Colts will be the next assignment as Cavaliers will travel away from Orange again for a round nine clash with the sixth-placed outfit.
"It's going to be a tough game against some quality players," he said.
City Colts are amid a bit of a slump themselves and will be eager to re-join the winner's circle.
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