This was not true yesterday for the revelling band of locals who packed the Uddingston clubhouse and grounds to see their team clinch the Western Premier Division in typically jittery fashion. On what some overly dramatic media outlets tried to brand Helicopter Saturday, the group of merry fans and members caroused as shadows lengthened across the outfield, celebrating a first league title since 1934.
"We had a decent night in the club afterwards," said Bryan Clarke, the club captain who also scored the winning runs on Saturday. "We've not won the league for 79 years so it's a big, big deal. It was difficult because we were probably favourites from a third of the way through the season so it was a tough one to keep a lid on."
The season may have started well, but their reply to Dumfries' 209 for seven certainly did not. Fortunately though, Calum Macleod, Scotland's and Uddingston's middle order rock, produced the sort of battling innings which has fast become his trademark. At 44 for four, the home side's top order had come worryingly close to dragging the title back on to their own stumps, but Macleod's 90 got his side back into the game. "We were struggling but he managed to see us through." said his relieved captain.
The news from across the river that Clydesdale had failed to post a big total - meaning worries over net run rate were dispelled - perhaps spooked the anxious batsmen. For a captain who had dreamed of his side lifting the league trophy since he joined the club as a child, it was more anxious still. "It was a wee bit nervy, but we got there," said Clarke.
The story of this successful season has been one of shared responsibility. While the likes of Aamir Gul, Macleod and Rasika Priyadarshana have been outstanding, this title win has been a triumph of the collective. "It's been one of those years where everybody's contributed, each and every time we've needed it," said Clarke.
Uddingston have in fact won a double this year - whether it is The Double is a different story. An unforgiving Scottish Cup group stage which sends only one team from four through to the knock-out stages meant they instead competed in (and won) that tournament's less illustrious cousin, the Cricket Scotland trophy. If nothing else, though, last week's trophy celebrations came as welcome practice for the aftermath of Saturday's victory.
Next weekend, there is a shot at further glory: the Superbowl of Scottish cricket awaits. Since the league system split in 2012, the champions of the Eastern and Western Division have met in a one-off final, and a tricky Abroath side packed with talent will be difficult to overcome. In the longer term, though, Clarke wants to build on this success and create a winning mentality right through the age groups.
"We've improved as a club, it's time to kick from that now and give the younger guys opportunities," he said. "Our kids are getting involved in the second XI; we're breeding a club mentality that will sustain us for the next 15 years."