Last night was set to be day 12 of the long-running Worsley Cup second round tie between East Lancs and Enfield.

The venue has even been switched from Alexandra Meadows to Dill Hall Lane to try and complete the game after rain has forced it to be postponed numerous times.

It was originally scheduled for June 9 but the bad weather has meant various rearrangements with the players now, starting 10 days ago, coming back on weekday nights to complete the fixture – weather permitting.

At the close of play at 9.20pm on Wednesday, Enfield were 37-1 after 10 overs chashing 204-6 – they hoped to finish it last night.

Pro Werner Coetsee was in with Enfield’s top run scorer this season Adam Bracewell still to come.

"We want to get through to the next round of the cup but we just want it over and done with now, to be honest," said bowler David Bracewell.

"We proposed changing the venue to our place as it was three nights running we couldn’t play at East Lancs last week and people were taking time off work or cancelling things and then the game wasn’t happening. I don’t think East Lancs were too happy but we needed to play it.

"We have five fixed dates for league games and I think it’s something that needs to be looked at, even cutting them all out. We know the weather has been unprecedented but the fixtures need to be more flexible.

"It’s a cup game but we are getting a handful of people down, it’s costing money every night for umpires, both teams are having to use subs and it’s not really enjoyable coming back night after night. We just want it finished."

The winners will face Lowerhouse in the semi-final on August 4.

The longest match in Worsley Cup history is, according to, 49 days between Accrington and Rishton in 1938.