STANMORE stay rooted to second bottom after a dismal performance at home to Finchley on Saturday in the Middlesex County Cricket Premier League.
The match got off to a late start because of the weather and having lost the toss Stanmore were put in to bat first.
They struggled to maintain a part-nership of any note down the batting order and they were bowled out in 56 overs for a meagre 125.
Finchley looked to be struggling on the same wicket when five wickets fell with just 99 posted. However, Steve Selwood steadied the ship when he came to the crease hitting a much needed 78.
His wicket was the last to fall as the visitors reached the target in just 33.2 overs.
Stanmore's only saving grace was the success of young leg spinner Dipesh Jadav who took four wickets for just 25 runs.
Stanmore face another tough game on Saturday, when they travel to fourth placed Brondesbury.
* Stanmore's second XI in contrast had a much more successful weekend as they swept aside a poor Southgate side to stay top of the league.
Having won the toss Stanmore opted to bat first and got off to a great start.
Pandya (60) and an unbeaten 50 from Chialoufus put Stanmore in pole position as they headed to the pavilion with 237, having declared just seven wickets down.
A total which proved to be well out of the home side's reach.
Southgate struggled to deal with off spinner Dave Dunn who ripped through their batting order with a very impressive 6-16 off just eight overs.
They limped to just 74, before the final wicket fell in just 38 overs. [25a0] The third team came away from a difficult tie with Richmond with a losing draw, earning them a point.
Visitors Richmond got off to a good start and raced away to 259 off just 46 overs before declaring.
The damage could have been at lot worse however, had it not been for Ross Chiese who took five of their wickets for 87.
With a tough target to hit Stanmore did well to hold out for the draw.
A good knock from Dave Evans (52) kept them in the hunt as the game ended with the home side precariously poised on 145-7. The result means Stanmore stay fifth in the table with Richmond moving further adrift.