Netherfield succumbed to defeat in both league and cup competition on a difficult weekend for Matt Jacksons team.

The Field who have now lost four league games out of seven crashed to a 40 run defeat at Longridge on Saturday before they bowed out at the group stages of the Twenty-20 following defeats to both Longridge and St Annes in the double header at Parkside Road.

Saturday's latest setback could have been different had Netherfield capitalised on various opportunities to win the game, where they saw Longridge recover from 49-4 to a first innings total of 209-8.

The same applied during the second innings after both Ben Barrow and Brad Earl posted a first wicket stand of 60 before they collapsed as the Field were bowled out for 169.Netherfield who won the toss and elected to field dominated the early stages of the first innings where Longridge were reduced onto 24-2 after Matt Jackson bowled Luke Platt while Louis Backhouse saw off Joshua Mullin who was caught by Brad Earl.

Asutosh Singh continued his wicket taking exploits when he dismissed Longridge's overseas player Connor Rutland before Samuel Medhurst claimed the wicket of Caleb Bradford who was caught behind by Finlay Richardson while Longridge toiled on 46-4.

However Netherfield began to let the game get away from them thanks to the batting of both Zac Christie and Thomas Turner.

Christie who top scored with 83 off 112 balls hit 10 fours and 1 six while Turner posted 5 fours and 2 sixes, before Netherfield eventually broke the partnership when Turner picked out Ben Barrow off the bowling of Asutosh Singh.

Singh went onto claim his third wicket moments later after he saw off Rhys Morgan before Daniel Bernet bowled Zac Christie for 83.

Longridge closed on 209-8, with Samuel Medhurst trapping William Vause LBW as Netherfield were set a competitive chase.

In reply Ben Barrow and Brad Earl surged ahead with a first wicket stand of 60 however the game swung in the home teams favour when Caleb Bradford trapped both Ben Barrow and Brad Earl LBW with Earl falling for 45 while Barrow finished on 27.

Rory McDowell put further pressure onto Netherfield following the wicket of Reece Irving who was stumped by Thomas Turner.Asutosh Singh and Finlay Richardson offered some resistance however just as Netherfield were recovering they began to lose wickets with Singh seeing his effort caught by Reece Morgan off the bowling of Caleb Bradford before Lee Hogg fell to Jake Durnell.Durnell added more misery onto Netherfield when he trapped Finlay Richardson LBW for 39, before Connor Rutland bowled Bernet.

Netherfield teetering on the brink where Caleb Bradford picked up the wickets of both Oli Wileman and Louis Backhouse.

Netherfield's agony came to an end when William Vause bowled Matt Jackson where the visitors were bowled out for 169 off 46.4 overs. On Sunday Netherfield bowed out of the T20 competition as they were unable to defend their Twenty-20 trophy following defeats to both Longridge and St Annes.

In the first game against Longridge, rain disrupted play as the overs were reduced to 12 overs aside. Netherfield posted 92-6 with Brad Earl posting 27 before Joshua Mullins undefeated 26 saw Longridge to victory as Netherfield lost by 7 wickets.

In the second game, Netherfield lost by 85 runs to St Annes, Tom Higson scored 64 and Luke Jardine posted an undefeated 46 as the visitors closed on 168-7 off 20 overs.

St Annes sauntered through the second innings where Netherfield closed on 83-9.

Netherfield host Chorley on Saturday.