PULBOROUGH’S stay in the Premier League is over after they were relegated on Saturday with one game remaining.
A 51 defeat at Hastings confirmed their fate and their return to Division 2 along with Three Bridges, who lost to Brighton.
Still a ‘brilliant’ 96 from opener Sachin Chaudhary had given Boro a great chance to chase down their host’s total and at least extend their fight to the final day, before their batting frailties were again exposed by a Hastings side who kept alive their slim chances of winning the league with the win.
Pulborough skipper Rohit Jagota said: “It’s a shame it had to finish on Saturday. We did have our chances to stay up but we just haven’t performed well enough. We did make it exciting, we were bottom of the league for a long time but we showed that anyone can beat anyone.
“We lost five or six games without getting any points and that has cost us. We have not performed well enough, that is my opinion, some of our players didn’t come to the party because it is not a one man game, it’s a whole team game.
“A few players struggled in this league and we have to sit down and have a think about it and try to comeback next season.”