Enfield beat Rawtenstall
It was off to the valleys, when Enfield travelled to play Rawtenstall in an eventful match.
Enfield started the day by winning the toss and decided to bat, however the afternoon started off with some early fall of wickets, with the first 5 batsman falling for a just 28 between them - Lewis Wright top scoring amongst them with 9.
However it was with the determination of Adam Bracewell, Tiarnan Hamill and Faheem Basharat putting 195 runs between them help secure a healthy target for Rawtenstall to chase. Notable was Adam falling short his century on 99 not out and Faheem with his half century putting on a steady 53. Rawtenstalls Saliya Saman took 3 for 48, while Ishaq Hussain, Keith Roscoe and Mohammed Tayyib took the other 3 wickets between them.
Now with Rawtenstall in to bat and chasing 237 off 50 overs, it was a early fall of wicket by Matthew Kershaw that made the home side nervous, however a determined batting performance through the top and middle order with big hits from Musa Rehman (29), Saliya Saman (58), Abbass Ahmad (42) and Mohammed Tayyib (40).
However with Faheem Basharat getting a 4 wicket haul for 55 runs along with Simon O'loughlin with 3/61 and then Ben Dowling and Yasir Ali taking a wicket each, it left Rawtenstall with an ever unachievable target and eventually reached 217 for 9.
Club looking bright and strong
With the lockdown and restrictions to sport and social venues over the last 18 months, Enfield used this forced break in our usually busy all year round social diary to redevelop our facilities. With improvements made throughout, the club looks stunning - combining with the surrounding countryside and easy access, its made Enfield the go to place for anyone wanting to enjoy a sunny (or cloudy we can offer both) game of cricket and fantastic facilities for any celebrations. We will be soon launching our new interactive function room page for any one interested in using our club for any type of function.
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