Rohit Jagota admitted his Pulborough side are struggling with player consistency which is hampering their season.
On Saturday the Boro skipper lead the fight almost single-handedly against Three Bridges, although his unbeaten 62 with the bat proved in vain as the hosts chase fell 108 runs short. Boro’s next highest batting score was six as a heavily depleted home side were well beaten.
Jagota said: “We are having a problem with consistency, every week there’s five changes, four changes, you don’t know what you’re going to do with the batting order, bowling wise and that’s the big problem at the moment we’re facing.
“We have one more game until halfway, hopefully players come back and we can get back in the race again.
“Before today’s match there wasn’t a big difference between third and fourth place, but after today’s loss it’s gone I think.
“We are building a new team because a few players have left. You can’t stop players coming and going, but I think the club are struggling at the moment.
“In Pulborough we haven’t got many youngsters coming through, people are at Uni, public schools which don’t finish in June when half the season’s gone.
“It is difficult at the moment, but hope for the next couple of games to have a better side.”
Boro’s effort in the field was hampered by several dropped catches, though Kuldeep Rawat and Jagota shared the six Bridges wickets evenly and chasing 200 it was far from mission impossible.
“We put them in and we were dropping catches early on,” Jagota said. “Their 200 on the board I thought it’s chasable to be honest, but there bowlers bowled on the right area and they took key wickets early on.
“We were missing a few players today but credit to Three Bridges, they batted and bowled well.
“We were looking for partnerships but we just kept losing wickets.”