Fairfield Liverpool’s quest for consecutive wins to the NSW Premier Cricket season were spooked by the bats of the Campbelltown-Camden Ghosts who chased down the Lions’ total of 8-378 for the loss of only four wickets.
Five of the six top-order batsman scored fifties in the six wicket win with Philip Wells (82) hitting his second fifty of the season to guide the visitors home.
Declaring at their overnight total set up by centuries to Luke Ohrynowsky and Harmon Sandhu, the Lions struggled to make any early inroads with the ball on the batter-friendly Rosedale Oval pitch. Liam Hatcher (3-81) was the pick of the bowlers and toiled hard on an unresponsive pitch with his third wicket giving the hosts a glimmer of hope with the hosts still 150 from the target.
However, Jaydyn Simmons (78 not out) and Jarrad Burke (61 not out) guided the Ghosts home with the team scoring 200 of their runs via boundaries.
The Lions will search for their first win at home against Randwick Petersham on Saturday.
Meanwhile, the Poidevin-Gray Shield (under-21) team got off to a mixed start to their competition on Sunday, splitting their two fixtures against Sutherland
Raveesh Srivastava (66 and 65 not out) was the standout in the Twenty20 fixtures helping the young cubs to a first-up win before Austin Waugh (64 not out) helped the home team to victory in game No.2.