Horsham Cricket Club captain Craig Gallagher admits he is at a loss to explain his side’s inconsistent form in the Sussex League.
A 34 run loss exposed Horsham’s inability to draw all facets of the game together, and skipper Gallagher admits it’s all a mystery to him.
Horsham had dismissed Chichester for 140, with three wickets each for Hisam Ul Haq and the returning Sam Cushing, although if the Chichester tail failed to wag, Gallagher’s side would have been chasing an even more modest total, as 32 runs were added for the last two wickets.
It looked good for Horsham at tea, but they collapsed from 90-5 to 106 all out.
Gallagher said: “I had a chat with the guys before the game and told them we were in good positions in the last two games and threw it away. I did not want that to happen again.
“It was a bit a of challenge to the bowlers to see what they have got after the poor performance at Roffey, and to be fair, they stepped their game up. I had been going on at the boys all day for the batsmen to be positive and dominate the bowling. Chichester are not a brilliant bowling team. We cannot seem to do both disciplines in the same game. I canot work it out.”