It has been a up and down year for the Victorian Outlaws of Nottinghamshire.
Running to the front of the class when David Hussey and Darren Eyelids Pattinson were playing as they were completely inspired by the fact Dirty Dirk Nannes had decided to play for them in the T20 tournament.
Then trouble started. And by trouble, I mean a complete lack of cricket motor skills. It was as if the whole team was on absinthe.
It is now clear that when David Hussey left the county to represent the real Victoria, the outlaws faltered.
Left with only Eyelids Pattinson people thought the Outlaws would not be able to get across the line.
They were wrong.
After Adam Voges and Samit Patel had given away their wickets carelessly, it was up to Eyelids and some other scruffy to chap to get them the 400th run of the innings ensuring a batting point.
I would explain batting points in county cricket now, but it would be a shame for you all to fall asleep now.
So after Eyelids gets his four runs, ensuring that Notts are only one point behind Somerset, he then goes out to bowl perhaps the most important over in cricket history in which two runs were scored and no wickets were taken. The three wickets were taken by other bowlers who were inspired by his efforts.
Three wickets was all the Vic Outlaws needed and the title was theirs due to bowling points.
Somerset, who only signed one Victorian for the season (and never used him), gave up their chase early when it all got too hard. Not even staying out on the ground at the end, just leaving it with a very non-Victorian whimper.
Obviously one Victorian playing for them would have ensured at least one more point during the season, but they never had the Outlaws foresight.
Sure, you could argue that technically all Eyelids did was score 1% of the total and take no wickets as the Vic Outlaws won the championship, but it is that sort of small mindedness that stops you from ever truly being Victorian.
Well played, Eyelids, you were the glue, the spine and the intestional fortitude of this side.
I am sure everyone agrees.