MIDDLETON CC will be looking to rediscover their killer instinct after suffering a fourth defeat in a row.
Sean Heather’s side started out life in the Sussex Premier League in good form, registering a series of early wins.
But the run of defeats – a number of which have come in the last over – have left Middleton just one spot above the dropzone.
Redemption could come this weekend as Heather’s side make the trip to Bexhill tomorrow (12pm), with the hosts sitting in the relegation places having just won once all year.
Middleton do so off the back of a home defeat to title-chasing East Grinstead, a match where they were never really in the game. After winning the toss, they lost wickets at regular intervals with only Gerhardt Abrahams (42) standing up to the visitors’ pace attack before the side were dismissed for 162.
It could have been a lot worse but for a 36-run stand for the final wicket between Tommy Davies (19*) and Russell Talman (21).
Grinstead were rarely troubled in the chase, reaching the below-par total with eight wickets in hand.