GORING Cricket Club slipped to a fourth successive league loss after a 19-run defeat away to Crowhurst Park on Saturday.
Goring fielded first after winning the toss and bowled their hosts out for 138 in 48.1 overs as Aaron Wyatt claimed 4-11 from six overs.
Only two batsmen reached double figures in Goring’s reply, though, as they were all out for 119 and remain bottom of the Division 2 table.
Goring skipper Ben Cartwright, who was unable to play owing to a hand injury, said: “We’d have taken chasing 140 before the game, even though the pitch was very slow and the outfield was sodden.
“We should have chased it down as we had 52 overs but our batting let us down again.
“Ellis Woolley batted very well for his 56 and, with Ian Timms, it looked like we might do it. But we then lost a couple of wickets pretty quickly and it was all over.
“We bowled and fielded well again but it’s our batting that keeps letting us down.”
Crowhurst Park made a steady start to their innings as they had only lost Paul Brookes, for nine, as they reached 76-1.
However, Barnaby Lyons then brilliantly ran out Kellan Powell for 30 and the next ball Dale Payne was bowled by Olly Scarfield for 31.
Bradley Payne, with 32, and Clive Tong, with 13, were the only two other batsmen to reach double figures in the Crowhurst innings as they collapsed from 132-5 to 138 all out.
Goring crashed to 24-5 and then 54-7 in their reply, before Woolley and Timms shared a 45-run eighth-wicket stand.
Timms was out for four and Woolley then added 20 for the ninth wicket with Wyatt (five), before both fell with the score on 119 as Goring were all out in 47 overs. Brookes led the way for Crowhurst as he picked up 7-25 from 22 overs and Bradley Payne took 2-41.
Goring entertain second-from-bottom Lindfield on Saturday.