FAIRFIELD Liverpool first grade cricket team were dismissed for a paltry 53 on the opening day of their match against Blacktown.
Sent into bat at Joe McAleer Oval the Lions batsmen were dismissed in only 22 overs.
"It's certainly one our our lowest first grade totals in the last 15 years," Fairfield Liverpool Cricket Club president Richard Gerdes said.
"In cricket you have those days when you are on the back foot.
"We got sent into bat and Blacktown bowled well on a wicket that was a bit green and had first use of the better conditions.
"When Blacktown batted the sun had come out and the wicket had flattened out."
But Gerdes conceded the team didn't bat well enough.
With the opening wicket falling at 20 the Lions lost all 10 wickets for just 33 runs.
Three players got ducks and top-scorers were opener Guy Seymour and wicket-keeper Jake Doran with 13.
Blacktown has already won the six first innings points reaching 4-219 by stumps with a commanding 166-run lead. Day two resumes this Saturday at 10.30am.