Run of form better late than never

KENTON still have a chance of promotion going into their last game of the season after thrashing high-flying Enfield on Saturday. Enfield have only lost four league games this season...

KENTON (115-1) beat ENFIELD (114) by nine wickets

KENTON still have a chance of promotion going into their last game of the season after thrashing high-flying Enfield on Saturday.

Enfield have only lost four league games this season and two of them have been against David Sweeney's side, who completed the double at the weekend.

"It was a really really good victory and I can't heap enough praise on the lads," said Sweeney.


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"We showed our true potential and if we'd played like that every week we would have absolutely walked this league."

Second placed Enfield were skittled for just 114, with Nandu Patel the best of the Kenton bowlers with 4-37.

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Moshin Zubair (2-20), Sweeney (2-14) and Sami Haider (2-15) were also in fine form as they bowled out their promotion chasing visitors after 37 overs.

And it took Kenton's openers just 23 overs to chase down their target, with Schopun Jooma making 55 not out alongside Sweeney's younger brother Mark (46no).

It would be unfair on an in-form Kenton team to describe the result as a shock, but few would have predicted a nine wicket obliteration of one of the league's form sides.

And the manner of the victory has done nothing to quell Sweeney's belief that his side could yet pull off a dramatic promotion to the Second Division in the final game of the season.

For that to happen Kenton need the top two of Uxbridge and Enfield to win no more than one point at the weekend, while Highgate sit level with them on points and could also make a late run into the promotion places.

"We've probably come into form too late but we're still in it and we've got to focus on our own game on Saturday," said Sweeney.

"The worst case scenario would be if the other results go for us and we don't get the 10 points that we need.

"Highgate have got Harrow Town so that's a tough game for them and Enfield have got Hornsey, who declared on 270-4 the other day so that won't be an easy game for them either.

"We won't know until we come off the pitch whether we've won promotion or not, but hopefully we'll finish early again and be able to keep an eye on the other results as they come in.

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