Colne can’t halt the leaders

Morecambe's sub pro Brett Pelser had an excellent afternoon against Fleetwood.
Morecambe's sub pro Brett Pelser had an excellent afternoon against Fleetwood.

Colne were unable to halt Enfield’s charge towards the Lancashire League B Division title at Dill Hall Lane on Sunday.

The Accrington side moved to within six points of the second tier crown with an eight-wicket victory.

Enfield won the toss and put Colne in to bat, and dismissed the visitors for 141.

Ben Dowling took 3-55, Simon O’Loughlin 2-18, Liam Jackson 2-24 and Sam Cook 2-26.

Substitute professional Brett Pelser top-scored with 33 for Colne, while opener Adam Holt added 29, George Braithwaite 15 and Tom Bradshaw 10.

In reply, Charlie Jackson hit a league best 58, including six fours and a six, as he put on 105 for the first wicket with Lewis Wright (41).

Sub professional Johnny Whitehead, formerly with Lowerhouse, also hit an unbeaten 15 as Enfield eased to victory in 30 overs exactly.

Hamza Danyal took 1-18 off four overs for Colne, with Wright run out.

On Sunday, Colne host Church at The Horsfield.

l The Peter Little Memorial Trophy was played on Friday, and a great night was had by all – a fitting way to pay tribute to Peter and his family.

The club would like to thank all those who attend and supported the event.

A list of prize winners from the raffle is available in the clubhouse and has been posted on the club website and Facebook page with prizes available for collection during the remaining fixtures at the club on Sunday, and then Sunday,September 17th.

l Sheila Kegg MBE will officially hang up her apron and retire from her duties in the club’s tearoom at Sunday’s fixture against Church.

A plaque to commemorate the many years of hard work, dedication and service Sheila and her band of willing and able volunteers have put in, will be unveiled by MP Andrew Stephenson MP at 12-30 p.m., with an open invitation to celebrate with Sheila.