Enfield skipper David Bracewell is determined to look at the positives despite his side’s cup quarter-final defeat to Ramsbottom.
Holders Ramsbottom made a formidable 265-9 with opener Keith Webb hitting 125 of them on Saturday.
But Enfield led the chase well before eventually falling just seven runs short in the thriller.
"I was disappointed to lose but I am pleased we got close to 270," said the captain. "We haven’t got over 200 in the league this season so to get to 258 was a boost for us.
"And, with a bit more luck, we could have won it. We dropped Keith Webb twice within an over when he was on 50 and then Joe Wrigley was run out with an over to go but, if he could have just stayed in, he was hitting the boundaries and could have been the one to get us over the line.
"But we can’t be too disappointed as we played well. Pro Adam Bracewell is hitting form - he got 78 on Saturday - and hopefully he can kick on from there.
"And everyone is chipping in this season whether it is a 50 or five wickets. Last season, I think we were over reliant on our pro Gary Brent and, if he didn’t perform, then we were in trouble.
"This season everyone seems to be doing something in a match which bodes well for the future.
"We have also run Ramsbottom close twice. At the start of the season, they were the strongest side on paper and were one of the favourites to win the league, especially with Jon Fielding returning as it is like having two professionals.
"But we have had two good games against them where we haven’t been far off and that has helped to instill a belief in us.
"We may have lost in the cup but everyone said it was exciting to watch and we were unlucky."
And now Bracewell wants to take this form into the league campaign and start taking vital bonus points.
While Enfield are having a reasonable season so far, in mid-table, they have only picked up four bonus points - through bowling.
Accrington have suffered six defeats in their nine league games but have the highest total of 19 extra points. "It shows how important they are," said the Enfield skipper.
"The good thing about this league is there is always something to play for right until the end of every game and, you can lose a game, but still pick up seven bonus points.
"We have been batting first so haven’t been getting the batting points and then have been getting eight or nine wickets.
"It’s something we have to change. We know it can make all the difference - Accrington showed that last season.
"They kept chipping away and, when Haslingden slipped up, they had kept themselves up there and perhaps weren’t winning all the games but they were picking up the extra points that helped them to win the title.
"Bonus points can mean an extra 20 or 30 points a season and this is something we are now targetting."
And the league is now the target for all of the Hyndburn clubs as the three remaining ones crashed out of the cup on Saturday,
While Enfield had a real ding-dong battle with Ramsbottom, Accrington’S loss to Colne was hard to take as almost the whole side had an off-day. And it was disappointing as bottom club Colne have now done the league and cup double over David Ormerod’s team who won the Worsley Cup in 2008.
Only pro Will Driver came out of it with any credit, adding another half-ton to his tally with Simon Hanson (33) supporting him.
But they fell 54-runs short of Colne’s 208 to exit the competition.
And Church’s cup hopes disappeared against Burnley.
Skipper Andrew Bentley chose to bat on a baking afternoon and, as Church raced to 36 without loss from just six overs with Ammer Mirza carving a flurry of boundaries, it looked well justified.
But that was about as good as it got after Craig Fergusson hit the last ball of Bharat Tripathi’s opening over to pro Farhan Behardian at mid-wicket.
When Luke Woodcock soon feathered a Behardian delivery to wicket-keeper Chris Burton it was a huge blow and time for the amateurs to take responsibility after a rare failure from the pro.
To their credit, Levi Woldenden and Mirza got their heads down butboth fell with the score in the eighties, Levi caught behind and Mirza, who had gone to 50 off 64 balls with nine boundaries, offering a return catch to James Capstick.
Phil Gilrane was given a deserved move up the order and looked good for a time before Capstick removed both him and Sag Hussain in a damaging and economical spell.
At 116-6 it could have been total wreckage but Adam Greenwood, Phil Howard and Sam Holt showed some resistance to boost the tally to something to bowl at, but 175 stillt looked short of par.
Bentley struck an immediate blow as Fergusson snapped up Qasim Ali at slip but, though Gilrane had the other opener Daniel Pickup stumped (36 for 2), that brought together Vishal Tripathi, recently released by Northants, and Behardien who added 92.
There was an odd false shot, a near return-catch from Tripathi to Bentley and big shout for a stumping of Behardien but in truth the pair were rarely troubled and looked like taking the visitors all the way until Woodcock had Tripathi caught and bowled with 48 still required.
If there was any thought of a repeat of Burnley’s extraordinary collapse at the same ground earlier in the season, though, they were banished as Michael Kelly joined Behardien to steer their side home with more than six overs to spare.