Nailsea travelled to Bristol Malayalee on Saturday, hoping to get back to winning ways.
Having lost the toss, the visitors were asked to bat first in difficult conditions. Quickly finding themselves three wickets down, a rebuilding effort was the order of the day.
Matt Beadle, with 10, David McIlroy, 11 and 17 from Adrian Procter helped opener Ryan Orr get Nailsea back on track.
However, when Orr fell for a patient, but valuable 49, the Nailsea innings was to close on a disappointing 127.
Nailsea’s bowlers toiled manfully in an attempt to force their way back into the game.
Pete Hardcastle with 1 – 35 and Adrian Procter 2-18, removed the Malayalee openers to give Nailsea hope.
Jack Smith, continuing his good form with 1-17, kept the pressure on and with the returning Mike Rowcliffe chipping in with 1-22, the game was still there to win.
Unfortunately, with decisions not going their way, no further wickets fell with the home club claiming a 5 wicket victory. Next week Nailsea travel to Old Down.
As the second half of the season begins, Nailsea will be looking to build on all the positive aspects of the season so far, no least the excellent team spirit and ‘never say die’ attitude.