BARNT Green's quest to get to the National Club Championship final at Lord's ended with defeat at Bath.

Green would have been just two games from the final at the home of cricket but couldn't get past their hosts last Sunday.

They lost by 113 runs after being bowled out for just 129 in reply to Bath's 242.

The home side reached their total thanks to Tim Rouse's 72. They were kept slightly in check as Andrew Sutton (3-26), Adam Hines (4-60) and Jacques Banton (3-37) shared out the wickets.

However, Green's reply never got going as Paul Muchall ripped through the top order to leave them on 26-4.

Dominic Harding (21) and Rheedyi Amin (25) offered some resistance but couldn't prevent their side bowing out of the contest.

That defeat followed a loss in the league against West Bromwich Dartmouth the day before.

Kadeer Ali helped West Brom to 211 despite Adam Hines' five-wicket haul.

Green collapsed to 100 all out with only Dominic Harding (55) and Rheedyi Amin (11) reaching double figures.

Green will look to return to winning ways when they go to leaders Berkswell this Saturday.

Skipper Darrel Williams said: "Bath was a great place to play cricket but they just proved too strong for us on the day.

"When we lost early wickets it was always going to be difficult for us to win from there.

"It was a similar story against West Bromwich the day before. As a team we are bowling really well but we just need to top of the order to help give us that platform for those coming in later."