A paltry cricket score, a Facebook sledge and an outspoken cricketer have intersected to create a stir.
Veteran Kookaburras batsman Cameron Milne has questioned Albion's big-match nerve as the fallout mushrooms after Kookaburras' 12 all out against Albion in a one-dayer on February 1.
Never shy in expressing an opinion, Milne took umbrage over an Albion player saying on Facebook that Albion would have been in the pub by 2pm had they bowled first against Kookaburras in the clash at Wolseley Oval.
In extreme heat, Albion won the toss and batted - making 7-212 and then routing Kookaburras for 12, with teen quick Ash White taking 7-2. The match finished late in the afternoon.
Milne - who co-captained Kookaburras to an upset grand final defeat of Albion last season, the latter's third grand final loss in a row - said the Facebook remark showed a "lack of respect".
"That will come back to bite them, like it did last year," he said, referrring to Kookaburras' defeat of Albion in the finale.
"You get into finals and its cutthroat and teams choke," he added.
"If you have a look at history, there's one team at the moment who's doin' a fair bit of that ... You pump your tyres up and then they get slashed.
"The proof's in the pudding. And I know this better than most: if ya gonna talk up a big game, you've gotta be able to back it up."
Milne played for Albion when he arrived in Gunnedah years ago, and left the club under acrimonious circumstances.
In penultimate-round matches on Saturday, Kookaburras and Court House meet at Kitchener Park, and Albion and Mornington clash at Wolseley Oval.