FAIRFIELD Liverpool first grade team had a day they would rather forget, dismissed for a paltry 53 on the opening day against Blacktown on Saturday.
Sent into bat at Joe McAleer Oval at Blacktown, the Lions batsmen were dismissed in 22 overs.
"It's certainly one of our lowest first grade totals in the last 15 years," Fairfield Liverpool Cricket Club president Richard Gerdes said.
"In cricket you have those days when you are on the back foot.
"We got sent into bat and Blacktown bowled well on a wicket that was a bit green, and had first use of the better conditions.
"When Blacktown batted the sun had come out and the wicket had flattened out."
But Gerdes conceded the team didn't bat well enough.
With the opening wicket falling at 20, the Lions lost all 10 wickets for just 33 runs.
Three players got ducks and the equal top-scorers were Guy Seymour and Jake Doran with 13.
Blacktown has won first innings points, reaching 4-219 by stumps with a 166-run lead. Play resumes at 10.30am on Saturday.