Six of the best as Todmorden progress on all fronts

IT’S six wins in a row for Todmorden in all competitions as they prepare for an important league and cup weekend.

After the Twenty/20 on Friday, Andrew Sutcliffe led Todmorden to a third successive eight-wicket victory since taking over the captaincy.

This time it was Enfield at Centre Vale as James Morgan bowled a quality spell to take five wickets against a very good side and Qaiser Abbas again showed his quality in picking up four wickets to roll Enfield over for 68.

Mas Ahmed top scored with 22 at the top of the Enfield order.

The top four controlled the run chase and Simon Newbitt helped himself to an unbeaten 26 with Abbas also unbeaten on 25 as Todmorden won in the 18th over.

The win shoots Todmorden up to third three points behind leaders Lowerhouse and only one point behind second-placed Accrington, who they thrashed last week in the Worsley Cup.

It is the next round of the cup on Saturday when Todmorden entertain bottom club Rishton for a place in the semi-final.

The next day they have a chance of further league progress when they travel to second from bottom Burnley.

“We need to put in two strong performances to keep challenging on all fronts,” said skipper Sutcliffe.

l Todmorden seconds had little joy in their match at Enfield.

Their bowlers struggled to take command over the Enfield batsmen, who managed to reach 153 for the loss of five wickets.

In reply, Todmorden never got to grips with the Enfield bowling attack. In the end extras joint top scored on 15 with Bilal Abbas and Chris Ross.