Enfield professional Adam Bracewell got only his third 50 of a tough campaign to see off rivals Rishton on Sunday.
The paid man admitted he has found it hard this season, having chalked up just 369 runs as the pro at his home club.
However this half-ton was a match-winner and keeps Enfield in contention of a mid-table finish.
Rishton’s pro Andrea Agathagelou - still in negotiation at Blackburn Road about a new contract next summer - also played well with a 52 from 75 balls which took his tally to 777 runs for the season.
But, short of captain Craig Smith and former skipper Andy Bartley, no one could support him and the last three wickets fell for one run, making just 118.
Liam Jackson did the most damage with the ball with four wickets.
Enfield were struggling at 39-2 at one stage but Adam Bracewell’s unbeaten 50 and Jackson’s 32 not out saw the Dill Hall Laners through to a comfortable eight wicket win.
Defending champions Accrington celebrated only their eighth win of the campaign but it was a big scalp in third placed East Lancs.
It went to the wire with the last over and one wicket left but stand-in skipper Graham Lloyd will have been a relieved man.
Dave Pearson had batted through the East Lancs innings with 72 but they then lost wickets at regular intervals, finshing on 156. Paul Carroll took his second five wicket haul of the season - and now has 24 for the season - while pro Will Driver grabbed three wickets.
Accrington were shakey in reply at 69-3 and bowler Mark Bolton was centre stage as he celebrated his first senior hat-trick.
Driver made 42 - to take him to 763 runs for the season - and Lloyd 32 but it was Paul Carroll and Damian Clarke who got the runs in the final over to clinch an Accrington win.