CAPTAIN Michael Farley admits Radcliffe's season of league defeats is a mystery to the team.

The Racecourse men are adrift at the bottom of the Greater Manchester League Division Two B at the halfway point.

They are 13 points behind second-bottom Ashton and 15 off safety on three points after losing every league game so far this season.

Their latest was by four wickets at home to fourth-bottom Friarmere on Saturday which was followed by them being knocked out of the League Cup on Sunday with a third-round eight-wicket defeat to Westleigh, also at the Racecourse.

And while it will take a dramatic improvement to see them preserve the place in the division they won with promotion last season, Farley remains hopeful they will find the key to unlock their potential in the remaining games of the season.

"We just don't know why we've not won a game yet this season," said the captain.

"We're a better team than the way we've been playing, that's for sure.

"We've had a chat and we can't put our finger on what is wrong.

"There isn't just one thing happening consistently, it's something different every week.

"Because we don't know what it is we don't know what we can do different to sort it out.

"It's not like a constant issue that keeps recurring, it can be one thing one week and something else the next.

"There's not a day when everything goes right. What we've got to do is work out what the problem is and then work hard to put it right.

"We are good enough to win games and with most of the remaining games at home we've always got a chance, but we've got to put our finger on what the main problem is."