North Enfield’s reply was slow and steady. With Hemel’s openers bowling in good areas, runs were hard to come by. With the score on 32-3 after 16 overs North Enfield looked in trouble. And when skipper Jones(35) fell in the 26th over with the score on 69, the win looked unlikely with North Enfield needing 105 runs from 21 overs. But then, Ramon Baker(69 not out), who had been watchful at the start of his innings started to find his range. He built a good partnership with Steve Gandy(18). But then Gandy was caught in the deep in the 35th over with the score on 98, trying to up the run rate. This Brought Steve Gilmore(29 not out) to the crease and immediately he busily went about keeping the score board ticking over. With the field spread and starting to suffer from cramp, Baker started to play his shots. Preferring hitting boundaries to running. This was a tactic that worked well and North Enfield went in to the last over needing just 1 run to win. A task which Gilmore completed with style cutting the first ball of the over for 4.
North Enfield 2nd Xi where at home against Totteridge Millhillians 3rd Xi. North Enfield won the toss and decided to field first which looked like a good decision as the away team struggled to find the boundary and found themselves 55/4 after 20 overs. But the visiting captain along with the lower order and help from the home team dropping catches. Finished on a total of 219 all out. With Alex Williams claiming a five wicket haul and Shahid Ebrahim bowling very economically, finishing with figures of 2-20 from his 15 overs. The home team’s reply got off to a bad start as they lost Alex Williams for 0. Paul Cooksey (46) and Ben Conway (40) put on 85 for the second wicket, but the home team then lost 5 quick wickets which left Mark Ricketts (24no) to bat with the tail to earn the draw. Finishing with the score on 144-7. The result leaves the 2s bottom of division 6b.