CASTROL skipper Ian Silcock was left disgruntled on Saturday when his struggling side continued their poor league form, picking up just three points from their drawn match at McPherson Park in Manchester.
He said: 'I didn't think we could get any lower in our performance levels, but that beats the lot. Nobody drops catches on purpose but four went down today, two cost us dearly and our ground fielding was poor to say the least. We are now well and truly in the relegation fight and if we don't start to play how I know we can, it will be Second Division cricket next season.
'Every player needs to look at themselves and evaluate what they are contributing or not, and how they can improve as individuals. There is a major cup final coming up and currently only two people have their name on the teamsheet. It is time for everyone to stand up and be counted.'
Silcock won the toss and asked the hosts to bat and Gallagher (13) was caught by a smart piece of bowling by Walters (2-61), who had him snapped up by King at short leg.
Park (82) joined Colley (13), who was castled by Martin Flanagan (2-39), while Lund (0) was sent packing, aided by a catch by the keeper.
In his next over, Evans then dropped new batsman Adamson (45) behind the stumps and the next breakthrough didn't come until the 42nd over when Silcock bowled him, while in the next over, Walters knocked Park's off stump out of the ground.
Holt (1no) and Parker (16) saw the innings through to the declaration at 47 overs as Traf-ford closed on 189-5.
Castrol knew it would be difficult to chase the total on a poor playing surface and matters were not helped when Steve Flanagan (1) drove over a straight one and was bowled by Maguire.
Evans (1) went lbw off Park (4-20), who then also trapped King (0), but the impressive MoM Green (40) continued his dream season with the bat.
Unfortunately at the other end, Martin Flanagan (16) chased a wide one and was caught by Park to give Maguire his second wicket, and Garvey (5) gave Park catching practice off his own bowling.
Andy Walters (19) joined Green and moved the score on to 84 before the latter steered a delivery from Haughton (2-18) straight to gulley.
Les Beanne (0) survived just three balls and was bowled to give Haughton his second wicket, while Park trapped Walters in front but a great rearguard action from Ball (5no) and Damian Walters (0no) saw Castrol home to the close of the innings as they finished on 97-8.
Trafford took 14 points and Castrol three.
The matchball was sponsored by Frank McLeods Driveways and Patios.
* Junior cricket training will take place at the Castrol Sports & Social Club on Friday at 6.30pm. Weather permitting.