CAM Cricket's promotion hopes were dented on Saturday as they suffered a three-wicket defeat at league leaders Great Rissington. 

Cam went into the contest 14 points off their opponents but have now slipped 34 points off top-spot and 25 off second-placed Thornbury 2XI, who also won at the weekend. 

And it was a dramatic collapse from Cam that could well have ended their hopes of promotion.

Having been put into bat, they raced along to 85 without loss as Ryan Malpass reached his half-century.

But once Sam Buck was bowled out, it all went terribly wrong for the hosts as they lost their remaining nine wickets for just 34 runs as they were skittled for 119.

Four players scored 0 runs and only the 55 from Malpass and 17 from Buck registered in double figures. 

In response, the visitors made hard work of the chase but despite losing seven wickets, they eventually got over the line with three still to spare. 

The disappointing result leaves Cam hanging onto their promotion hopes. They have two games left and must win them both if they are to gain promotion out of Gloucestershire County League Division Two. 

This weekend they head to mid-table Cheltenham 2XI before they conclude their campaign at home to strugglers Fairford on September 2.