Accrington's strong early-season form continued with a nerve-racking three-wicket win over last season’s runners-up Haslingden on Sunday.
And they went joint top of the table after Ramsbottom – who were on a 20-game winning streak – lost to another of the early pacesetters Lowerhouse.
Five wickets from pro Ashar Zaidi and former captain David Ormerod meant Haslingden were all out for just 90. Ormerod took the prize wicket of pro Phil Hayes who isn’t yet firing on all cylinders.
Runs were not going to be the order of the day and Accrington struggled early on and, at 20-5, it looked like it would be Haslingden’s day.
But a vital 21 from Graham Lloyd along with a late eighth-wicket stand between Mitch Taylor (26 not out) and Marley Ali (19 not out) kept up their unbeaten start to the campaign.
Enfield’s paid man Werner Coetsee continued his good form with six wickets and top scoring with 64 as Enfield made it a double-win weekend.
Coetsee’s 48-6 saw Burnley bowled out for 174 and opener Aneeq Hassan (53) and South African Coetsee (64) gave the Dill Hall Laners a solid start. They were always in charge and passed the total with 10 overs left.
Church lost on a faster scoring rate to Rawtenstall. Rawtenstall sub pro Brett Pelzer made 83 of their 221-9 with wickets shared between paid man Saeed Anwar (4-68), Andy Bentley (2-65) and Mohammed Jamil (2-62).
Church had a revised target of 218 from 40 overs but they fell 16 runs short, despite 42 from Nasser Hussain and 40 from Jamil.
And Rishton’s woes continued against Todmorden as 240 was too much for the Blackburn Road side.
Tod pro Qaiser Abbas got a ton while Rishton paid man Cameron Delport took three wickets as Todmorden did wobble on 35-3.
The bottom club never really got going in reply with Delport top-scoring with just 23 as they fell 105 runs short.