FAIRFIELD Liverpool first grade cricket team were spooked by their opponents Campbelltown Camden Ghosts at Rosedale Oval on the weekend.
The Lions crashed to a 287-run first innings loss, leaving them 16th, on 12 points, after six rounds of the Sydney Cricket Association competition.
After two consecutive wins there were encouraging signs for the Lions. But they were belted by Campbelltown Camden.
The Ghosts made 7 (dec)-382 then dismissed the Lions for 95 in their first innings. Batting a second time, the Lions were 2-53 at stumps on Sunday.
A century by Joshua Clarke laid the foundations for the Ghosts in their first innings, with the opener making 146.
Mitch Williams was the best Lions bowler, taking 3-46.
The top-scorer for the Lions in their first innings was Dean Hayes on 34.
Too many times this season the Lions have been in a position to win games before their batting let them down.
In round seven, the Lions play Gordon at Chatswood Oval on Saturday and Sunday. Play starts 10.30am both days.
In other news, Lions batsman Ben Rohrer fell three runs short of a century, scoring 97 in NSW's first innings score of 373 against South Australia at the SCG on Sunday.