CRICKET: THE 13th over proved lucky for Enfield as they celebrated 20/20 cup success at Haslingden on Bank Holiday Monday.
Then Sam Reidy took three wickets in four balls to turn the low-scoring game in the Hyndburn side's favour which helped them to a 14-run win - and their first piece of silverware since 2002 when they won the Hollands Cup for finishing runners-up in the league.
"Sam has bowled really well in the 20/20 competition this year," said Dill Hall Lane pro Brandon Hiini. "To come on and get three wickets in an over, that really turned the game."
And it changed what could have been a miserable season for Enfield into a good one.
"I know it isn't the league title but it is still a trophy and I am just pleased to win something," said the New Zealander.
"It has been an up and down season but we now have a trophy and I would love to come back and win a few more.
"I like playing in the Lancashire League. I have played in Surrey but there is all the tradition and history in this league, with Shane Warne and people like that playing here, and I want to come back and prove to everyone that I can play."
But the 25-year-old admitted he thought this one had slipped away and Enfield were going to be left being the bridesmaids for the second year running - after losing in the Inter League final last season.
Enfield made just 95 with Hiini and Sam Reidy top-scoring with 19. The wickets, on a tough pitch, fell in steady succession with Graham Knowles taking 4-22.
Haslingden, also struggling in the league, must have thought it was there for the taking on their home ground and Hiini feared the worst.
"When we started I thought 140-ish would be a good score. However, once I had seen the wicket, we reassessed at 120, so at 95 we were well short. They were at home, had played on the wicket next to it the day before and knew the conditions better than us but then our spinners did brilliantly."
Hiini took the first two wickets but it looked like Bentgate pro Dan Christian would win the game single-handedly with Haslingden on 52-2.
However, then came the dreaded 13th over when Reidy got rid of Christian (35), Knowles (0) and was on for his hat-trick although Muneeb Ahmed (0) went the ball after.
Enfield bowler Matloob Khan more than played his part finishing with 4-13 as Haslingden then fell apart.
The run-rate increased and although former Accrington player Jimmy Hayhurst hit a six in the last over - he was out the next ball and it was all over.
"It was a real relief," said Hiini. "At 95, I thought were in trouble. And we thought we had run out the pro early on and it wasn't given so we thought that could cost us.
"Luckily it didn't and this has made the season.
"Personally I would have liked to have had a better season but it has been stop-start as the weather has been dreadful and I have struggled on the wickets and it has taken time to adjust.
"I would like to come back as I feel this season has been one of missed opportunities. We have struggled against the lower placed sides and it has cost us.
"But Enfield is a great club with a good following and the Lancashire League a good league with exceptional professionals."
It was an important win after a double loss weekend for David Bracewell's side in the league.
They lost out by an agonising one run to Lowerhouse on Saturday despite five wickets and 36 from Bernard Reidy.
And on Sunday, Accrington were the victors in the local derby, despite Bernard Reidy taking another six wickets.
Toby Bulcock top scored for Accrington with 38 of their 143 and then the teenager celebrated his best ever figures of 7-66 as Enfield fell 10 runs short. Craig Fergusson battled hard with the bat to make 66.
The day before, Accrington had a miserable innings against Burnley, making just 59 and losing out by six wickets.
League leaders Rishton are still at the top and must have thought they were unstoppable when pro Saeed Anwar Junior hit a staggering 185 - with 21 boundaries and six sixes on Saturday - as Rishton made 263-7.
Colne did fight back thanks to 117 from former Church pro Greg Mail but Anwar took four wickets to make sure his side stayed at the top.
However Rawtenstall closed the gap to seven points on Sunday when Andy Bartley's title chasers suffered a shock loss to Church.
Church pro Ruven Peiris made 72 and Phil Sykes 62 as the Blackburn Road side finally got it together with the bat. Despite 51 from John Seedle, it was a comfortable win for Church.
And they celebrated a double win weekend as Andrew Bentley took a haul of eight wickets - a career best 8-88 -to see off the challenge of Bacup on Saturday. Peiris had earlier made 82 and Sykes 44. It has moved them within touching distance of Haslingden as they look for a strong finish to the season.