Tamworth player Greg Kellett has said the side was "not quite good enough" after finishing fourth in division one at the over-60 state cricket championships at Maitland.
Tamworth's bid to make the final ended when they were beaten by Southern Highlands on Wednesday.
Penrith beat Southern Highlands in the final on Thursday, while Central Coast beat Tamworth in the playoff for third and fourth place.
Against Southern Highlands, Tamworth batted first and made 9-156 in the maximum 40 overs, with Kellett top-scoring (43) and taking 2-22. Ron Radford made 33.
Southern Highlands passed the total in the 37th over for the loss of four wickets.
Kellett said Southern Highlands were just too good on the day.
"We had 15 byes (in the match) but it wasn't the problem of the keeper – it was the problem of the bowlers. We all didn't perform how we should have."
Overall, he said it was a “pretty good effort from our guys”.
“I think we went down there with a chance of winning it,” he said. “We gave it a fair shake.”
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