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Ghosts, Lions batting wobbles result in defeat for second week in a row

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Batting problems: Lions batsmen on the way to the crease this year.

Last week Camden Campbelltown Ghosts and Fairfield Liverpool Lions got a taste of the batting wobbles in losing their round nine grade cricket matches.

But if their playing groups thought they had hit bottom, they were wrong.

The Lions were at home in round 10 yesterday, up against Bankstown, the club that produced the famous Waugh brothers.

Batting first, the visitors compiled 209 for the loss of nine wickets, not exactly an impossible target.

When it was the turn of the home side to bat, the innings was almost over before it got started.

Wickets fell at a steady rate, with the Lions four down before they reached 50, and with the total at 101 it was all over.

The week before they managed 120 against Penrith so this was a new low for the Lions.

Camden Campbelltown travelled to the north side for their clash with Manly Warringah, and batted first hoping to make a few more than the 153 they scraped together the week before in losing their match with University of NSW.

But just like their Liverpool counterparts, the Ghosts seem to have caught the batting fragility bug, being bundled out for 148 by the locals.

Run machine Ryan Gibson top scored for the Ghosts with 28, which really tells the story how the Ghosts went.

In reply, Manly lost just four wickets in getting the runs required for victory.

Just as well this is sport and there’s always next week for redemption.

Round 11, which kicks off next Saturday, is back to two day matches, and the Lions travel to Sydney to take on Eastern Suburbs and the Ghosts head south for their clash against the powerful St George side.







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