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Poor start to New Year for our premier cricket clubs

Campbelltown Camden continue to be stuck near the bottom of the ladder after heavy rain last Saturday forced the abandonment of the club’s first game in 2022.

The Ghosts were scheduled to play North Sydney at Raby Sports Complex, but the grounds were closed by council.

One point from the drawn match meant the Ghosts, who have worked hard so far with little reward, are one point off last place on the table.

A washout was the last thing they needed heading into a clash they would have been confident of winning.

Now the Ghosts will hit the road for tough matches against Eastern Suburbs, followed with another away clash with Manly-Warringah on Saturday week.

The outer South Western Sydney region’s second team in the Sydney Premier Cricket championship for the Belvidere Cup, Fairfield Liverpool Lions, are also struggling this season.

The Lions celebrate the fall of a wicket in a previous game at Rosedale Oval.

After a very good season full of promise in 2020-21, Liverpool have declined to be currently sitting in 16th spot on the table.

The Lions have so far won just two matches, which is two more than the Ghosts.

On Saturday, in the round eight clash with Randwick-Petersham at Rosedale Oval, Warwick Farm, everything was looking rosy after the Lions won the toss and asked the visitors to bat first.

Randwick, who lasted just 31 overs, were all out for 101, giving the Lions hope their third victory wasn’t too far away.

Unfortunately, it ended up being a day for bowlers as Liverpool also collapsed to be all out for 84 from just under 28 overs.

The Lions head north to take on Manly this coming weekend.

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