Enfield continued their magnificent run of form with a crushing 178-run victory over Nelson at Dill Hall Lane on Sunday.
Nelson were dismissed for a season low 44, with Hassan Fazal ripping through the batting line up, finishing with career best figures of 6-18.
And he was brilliantly backed up by Zahir Afzal, who picked up four wickets.
Not one of Nelson’s line up managed to make double figures.
The highest tally made by an individual was just eight, and that was marked in the ‘extras’ column.
Earlier, Nelson had won the toss and elected to field, but Enfield batted well and reached 222-9 from their 50 overs.
Captain Adam Bracewell led from the front and top scored with a lovely 47, and a quickfire 43 from 49 balls from Joe Wrigley helped Enfield on their way.
A valuable 32 from David Bracewell down the order meant that Enfield set a good target for Nelson, one which proved too much for the visitors.
Enfield are next in action against struggling Rawtenstall next weekend, and they will carry high hopes of continuing their purple match against the 12th-placed side.
Elsewhere, at the top of the table, league leaders Accrington made it 10 wins in a row with a comprehensive six wicket victory at Rawtenstall.
Ashar Zaidi took 4-32 for the visitors after Rawtenstall had won the toss and elected to bat first.
Peter Wrathmell helped himself to 60 for the home side as they managed to set a target of 155 for Accrington to chase down.
Team-mate Jimmy Hayhurst was full of praise for wicket taker Zaidi.
He said: “Ashar’s three quick wickets were very important to our cause.
“It wasn’t just anyone, he removed three quality players, and that improved our chances no end, and helped us restrict them to a reasonable score.”
In reply, the visitors managed to chase down the modest total with ease, much thanks to an unbeaten 60 from Graeme Sneddon.
“Graeme rolled back the years on Sunday. That was just like how he played when he was 17 or 18. He really took the game away from them,” Hayhurst added.
Captain Graham Lloyd made his impact on proceedings late in the day with a quick cameo which included two sixes to lead his team over the line and pick up maximum points.
“We brought some of the second XI in to the side this week, and I think it was really important for us to show that we have got a really strong squad and that everybody can contribute. And I think we did that,” Hayhurst said.
Table toppers Accrington entertain Colne next week, but Hayhurst was quick to emphasise the challenge they face.
"Colne got 240 at the weekend, so there is no doubting their batting credentials.
“They are a good team. We have got to take every game as it comes and treat every game on its merits.
“I know it’s a cliché but that’s the reality. We have to just keep doing what we’re doing and not think about the winning streak,” Hayhurst added.
Church finally got themselves back to winning ways with a comfortable eight-wicket win over Bacup at West End at the weekend.
Bowling first, Church were able to dismiss the home side for 184, despite a superb knock of 84 by opener Jack McGregor at the top of the innings.
But four wickets for Andrew Bentley and three for Pathiranage Bodhisha helped Church set themselves what proved a reachable target.
In reply, the openers led the way for Church. A stellar 83 from Levi Wolfenden gave the visitors room to relax, and he was well supported by captain Craig Fergusson.
The skipper’s undefeated 62 was enough to see Church over the winning line with seven overs in hand.
Rishton, however, were not as fortunate as they were beaten by seven wickets on their trip to Ramsbottom.
After winning the toss, Rishton decided to bat first, and a solid half century from Richard Rostron helped the visitors set a respectable target of 161 for Ramsbottom to chase.
But that score was below par, and the home side was soon able to prove it – despite two wickets apiece for Daniel Salpietro and Mo Patel, Ramsbottom were able to seal the victory with five overs to spare.
THE Moorhouse Brewery T20 competition continued last Friday, but not all of the games were completed.
Church’s trip to East Lancashire ended prematurely as rain halted play during the first innings of the match. No result was the outcome.
But Enfield’s game against Rishton did go ahead, with Adam Bracewell leading his Enfield team to victory by eight wickets.
Rishton won the toss, and opted to try and post an imposing total, but they were unable to do so.
They could only reach 82-9 from their allotted 20 overs, with Kieran Demaine and Brad Moses taking three wickets each for Enfield.
The run chase was over extremely quickly as Enfield made short work of the relatively modest total.
Bracewell led from the front with a rapid fire 43, and Demaine and Tiarnan Hamill saw them home as they reached the target with 9.2 overs to spare.