You know how sometimes you have no clean clothing left, and you absolutely must do washing, but you're not happy about it? It's boring, surprisingly time-consuming and you'd rather be watching Test cricket?
But then! As you rid your trouser pockets of parking stubs and loose change, you find a crumpled wad of notes, just enough for a night at the pub, and the effort of doing laundry seems worth it.
In this very garbled metaphor, the laundry is the Champions League Twenty20, the parking stubs are slow batsmen, and the loose coins are the random veterans and domestic players that fill the gaps. The chunk of cash? That's Aaron Phangiso, our Player of the Week!
The Lions spinner has been an interesting revelation during the tournament, with his team doing better than most expected by reaching the semi-finals, in large part thanks to his left-arm tweaking.
Phangiso is 28, he doesn't play much four-day cricket, and he's not on the Proteas' radar, but he has done a sterling job for the Gauteng side, taking at least two wickets in each of the three games he played in the past week, including a career-best three for 14 against the Sydney Sixers.
In that game, the only one the Lions lost in the group stages, Phangiso dismissed Michael Lumb, Shane Watson and Dominic Thornely, the latter two with consecutive balls to put him on a hat-trick.
Aside from taking regular big-name wickets, Phangiso is extremely economical, going at less than six per over in all games this tournament, and only once over five. He is proving far more effective than international pacemen Sohail Tanvir and Dirk Nannes.
Honourable mention must go to Sixers fast bowler Mitchell Starc, who has continued his superb form over the past few months, taking eight wickets in his past three games to lead the men in hot pink to the semi-finals, unbeaten.