ENFIELD PRO Alviro Petersen has gone back to looking after number one - and it has led to his side's revival.
The South African, nicknamed "Virus", saw his form slip mid way through the season but he has bounced back stronger than ever and is now the leading run scorer in the Lancashire League with 780 runs.
And he helped his side to a double win last weekend to move them out of the bottom two.
"I think earlier on in the season he was running the nets and he was concentrating on everyone else rather than himself," said skipper David Bracewell.
"He was neglecting his own game for a good few weeks but he has got back to just looking after himself and is now getting the runs.
"On his day, Alviro is one of the best professional batsmen in the league and he can destroy bowlers.
"He has had a sticky patch but hopefully he is out of that now and can keep his form and help us claw back the deficit and move up the table. He got more than 1000 runs last season and that is his aim again. He has also got more wickets this season. He got 25 last summer but already has 28 now."
But Petersen's selfless training regime is now paying off for the other batsmen who are chipping in to help the paid man.
"We were dependent on Alviro earlier on in the season but now the other batsmen are pitching in with 30s and 40s and if we can carry on doing that, and set a target of 200, I think we can defend it," continued the skipper.
And that is just what they did this weekend. They just about saw off ACCRINGTON on Saturday - and condemned the Thorneyholme Roaders to the record 16th consecutive league loss - and then Enfield upset title challengers Colne on Sunday.
And Petersen certainly proved his worth.
The South African got a vital 78 - with 11 fours - in their nail-biting three run win over rivals Accrington. Craig Fergusson chipped in with 43 in their target of 207.
In reply, Thorneyholme Road pro Tama Canning got 54 - with five fours and a six - and skipper Matt Wilson made a battling 37. They needed 18 from their final two overs but fell agonisingly short and claimed the unwanted record. Petersen took 3-62.
"I think Accrington did ride their luck with a couple of decisions as we felt we got Mohsin Ahmed out with the first ball but it wasn't given and then I thought I had Tama caught behind but again that wasn't given," said Bracewell.
"They did get themselves in a decent position but we got Mohsin and Tama out in quick succession. Matt Wilson helped launch a mini revival but Alviro bowled a good penultimate over and then it was down to me. They hit a four off the first ball but then we limited them to singles.
"We knew it was a big game for them and they had the pressure with the record but we held on."
Then, on Sunday, Petersen reached exactly 100 - with 12 more boundaries and two sixes - and celebrated his third century of the campaign.
Colne, at one stage 3-7 and 6-44, eventually made 171 with Petersen taking 4-37 and Neil Holmes 3-52. Then the pro and Mas Ahmed (56) helped Enfield secure maximum points and shock title hopefuls Colne.
"The win wasn't such a surprise for us with Alviro playing like he has been and we had played quite well at their place earlier in the season but had a few bad decisions," added the captain. "But it was another solid all-round performance from batsmen and bowlers and we have got to do the same at Burnley on Sunday."
But the big shock of the weekend belonged with Accrington on Sunday as they would not have been expected to stun championship hopefuls Nelson with amateur Joe Scuderi in terrific form with the bat.
The former paid-man did make 77 of their 184 but then most of Accrington's batsmen chipped in - something they have been lacking this season - to celebrate their first win of the league campaign and keep that record at 16 straight league losses.
Ahmed made 27, Matt Wilson again came up with a vital captain's knock of 45 while bowler Tariq Hussain made a crucial 23, hitting successive sixes to leave 10 from seven balls. And he held his nerve, with a four and a six, to see his side through to their first league victory of the season.
"It was certainly nerve racking," admitted chairman Rod Kenyon. "The day before at Enfield we had thought it was our first win but we let them off the hook with Mitch Taylor getting a few more runs than he should have and they nicked it. But that's cricket.
"Sunday was great, though. The Nelson officials said after the game they didn't know how we hadn't won more with the fight we put up. They said worse teams had come here and won. I don't think we are the worst side in the league but things just haven't come off for us."
They will be hoping for a second victory on Sunday when they face Haslingden. The early title favourites have slipped down the league and have former Accrington star bowler Jimmy Hayhurst in their side. He left Thorneyholme Road last season after coming through the ranks there. "It will be strange to come up against Jimmy," said the chairman. "Maybe we can make him pay for leaving us."
RISHTON and CHURCH had a mixed weekend. Scott Greaves's side upset Church in the derby on Saturday as, despite 52 from Church pro Ruven Peiris - his ninth half ton of the campaign - Rishton caught their 169-8 with eight wickets to spare.
Opener Richard Rostron - after his six wicket haul last week - showed his value with the bat with 64 alongside pro Kumar Dharmasena who got exactly the same with Peter Sleep (31) finishing the innings off.
But Church bounced back on Sunday against Todmorden as Sri Lankan pro Peiris celebrated his first league century of the season. He hit 118 - with 13 fours and a six to put him just one run behind Petersen - while Adam Greenwood made 32 in their 209-8.
Despite 90 from opener Simon Newbitt, Andy Bentley destroyed Todmorden with 4-56 while Robert Hatch took 2-13.
But Rishton couldn't repeat their Saturday form against second placed Lowerhouse.
Liverpool Road pro Andrew McDonald made an unbeaten 89 and middle order batsman Joe Beneduce 61 after it looked like Rishton were in control. And then they couldn't find their form with the bat as Rostron top-scored on just 21 as they fell 112 runs short.
Rishton return to the scene of their greatest upset this season when they travel to Todmorden on Sunday. In the semi-final of the Worsley Cup, Todmorden needed a six off the final ball to reach the final - and got it much to the heartbreak of the Rishton side.
Church make the trip to Rawtenstall.