Colne suffered another defeat on Sunday, by 7 wickets against Enfield, in front of the Sky TV cameras.
No, the match wasn’t broadcast live, but the cameras were recording footage for the Club Spot featuring Colne CC. The film is scheduled to be broadcast this Sunday, the fourth day of the fourth Test against India, probably during the lunch interval.
There was a brief shower which delayed the start until 1-06 p.m., but the delay was too short to reduce the number of overs. Enfield won the toss, and with one eye on the weather and the other on a greenish wicket, asked Colne to bat first.
Tom Bradshaw was out early, but Joel Duerden (17) and Alex White (22) made a good partnership which could have provided a platform for a big score. But after White was bowled by Enfield opener Hassan Fazal, three quick wickets fell including pro Ali Azmat for 22 – and Colne were in familiar trouble at 87-5.
Skipper Matt Walker came in to join Michael Wrigglesworth, and the two made the best stand of the innings, 58 for the sixth wicket. Walker’s recent form the bat continued with a score of 28, and Wrigglesworth made 29.
When Walker was dismissed at 145, Kenton Rhodes came in and scored 31 of the 40 runs added before he was last man out at 185, with eight balls left, with Enfield professional Werner Coetsee the most damamging bowler with 6-54. Hassan Fazal took 4-29.
Enfield were never in much trouble in reaching the target with 17 overs to spare. Opening batsman Greg Jones made 61, sharing a second-wicket partnership of 96 with Coetsee.
Coetsee carried his bat for 76 to guide Enfield to victory. Andy Hakin, Khurrum Nazir and Azmat took a wicket each.
This weekend Colne have another home game tomorrow against Church.