Not even an undefeated century from number seven batsman Nathan Glynn was enough for Campbelltown Camden Ghosts to avoid defeat against Northern District on Saturday.
Glynn, 113 not out and Jackson Isakka (pictured below), who scored 59 runs, were two of the few positives the Ghosts will take from the clash at Mark Taylor Oval.
The loss was their second on the trot, and sent them cartwheeling down the ladder into eighth spot.
After four rounds of the 2019-20 Sydney Premier Crickets season the Ghosts were leading the competition off the back of four wins from as many matches.
After six rounds the Ghosts have 24 points, which, to be fair, is within striking distance of second placed Sydney University on 27 points.
What made the loss against Northern even worse was that the Ghosts won the toss but elected to bowl, inviting the home side to bat first.
Thank you very much, said Northern, who proceeded to smash the Ghosts bowlers to all parts of the ground in amassing 312 for the loss of just two wickets.
Big hundreds from BJ Davis and SA Rodgie were the backbone of the home side’s batting.
In reply, the Ghosts lost eight wickets in reaching 273 off their 50 overs for Campbelltown, 40 runs short of the victory target.
This Saturday the Ghosts are again on the road, heading to the northern beaches to take on Manly Warringah in a two day match.
They return to Raby Oval for the last match before the Christmas break, when they host Sydney in another two day match.