Chichester travelled to Three Bridges in the Sussex Premier with high hopes after a fabulous victory against Horsham.
Captain Richard Browning and overseas man Ashton Turner spent three-and-a-half hours in the car en route to Crawley and arrived one minute after the start time to find out stand-in skipper Matthew Geffen had lost the toss and Chichester were fielding.
Geffen (2-76) and Browning (4-33) started well with the new ball and gave little away as Three Bridges struggled along to 19 for two from 12 overs. However, a mixture of poor bowling and fielding and a disciplined approach from James Chadburn (76) and youngster Conor Golding (103*) ensured Three Bridges got to 257 for six from their allotted overs.
In tough conditions, the Chichester opening pair struggled as Mark Bamford (23) was dismissed of the bowling of George Caton (1-27) inside the first ten overs. Chris Kirkham (15) soon followed and despite a promising 31 from Ashton Turner, Chichester collapsed to 138 all out.
It was a comprehensive loss; however, Chichester will come back fighting as they host top side Preston Nomads this Saturday.