Iinjured skipper James Rodham watched Wycombe House's seven-wicket defeat to Kenton on Saturday and admitted it was more painful than the groin strain keeping him out of action.
Rodham faces a minimum of three more weeks on the sidelines before a scan determines whether he can return to action.
And on Saturday's evidence, he can't return soon enough as without their leader, House crashed to defeat in the Middlesex County League Division Three clash.
To Rodham's surprise, he admitted it was the bowlers who had really let the side down.
He said: "Traditionally, our bowling has always been a strong suit at Wycombe House, and if our batsman haven't produced, our bowlers have always been able to get us out of trouble. "We were 20-30 short of a par score, even given the slow outfield. But the way we bowled, even with the extra runs, we'd still have lost."
There was better news for Teddington, who top the Premier Division after squeezing past Finchley by two wickets.
After restricting the visitors to 164 all out, Ben Duncan led the victory charge with 58. Twickenham are also of top of the pile in Division Two after thrashing North London by 145 runs. J.P. Cronje led the run fest for the hosts with 92, and with Paul Warwick making 88 not out, Ts totalled 302-3 declared in just 46 overs.
North London were never in the hunt and were bowled out for just 157. Richmond chalked up their first win in the same division, reaching a target of 192 for the loss of six wickets.