Cambridgeshire captain Paul McMahon hailed his side's showing in their MCCA Championship opener as they overcame a weather delay to beat Hertfordshire.
With rain preventing play on the first day, McMahon's men still managed to secure an 81-run victory.
"To only have two days play and still force a result, absolutely fantastic," he told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.
Meanwhile Herts captain Andy Lewis surmised: "I don't think we had the big partnerships we needed."
Lewis, 34, added: "At the beginning of the day I had a chat with the captain Macca and it looked like there could be a game on."
Cambs recorded a first innings total of 229 all out at Bishop's Stortford and Herts replied by reaching 82 and declaring with only three wickets dropped.
To give the game a chance of reaching a positive result the two captains agreed Cambs would declare their second innings when they were 280 runs clear of the hosts.
"I think with the way things turned out I was always happy for us to be defending a target of 280 in 70 overs," said 28-year-old McMahon.
"I think it was a fair target, it was a pretty good wicket when it flattened out."