DESPITE two half centuries from Wendel Delpechitra and Jake Doran Fairfield Liverpool fell six runs short in their run chase against Eastern Suburbs at Rosedale Oval on Saturday.
The Lions first grade team lost the one day game with Eastern Suburbs making 194 and the home team dismissed for 188.
Delpechitra top scored with 60 and wicketkeeper/batsman Doran (52) with the pair adding 94 runs in a seventh-wicket partnership.
Delpechitra batted 140 minutes for his half century and faced 90 balls while Doran struck four boundaries in his 87 minute and 73 ball innings.
When Delpechitra and Doran were dismissed the team's winning hopes nosedived.
With the ball for the Lions paceman Phil Hangyasi took 4-26 and Harmon Sandhu 2-50 and spinner Anthony Clark, 2-44.
It was a disappointing result for the Lions who sit second last on 12 points.
In many games this season the Lions have been in a position to win but simply haven't scored enough runs.
In round 10, the Lions play Penrith in a one day game at Howell Oval. Play starts 10am.