County League: Barkby United move closer to Premier with Enderby win

Barkby United, from left, back ' Aiden Morris, Ryan Waplington, James Kirk, Jack Berrisford, Rob Townsend, Ian Kirk; front ' Tom Flowers, Lloyd Phillips, Steve Flowers, Martin Troop, Matt Boyce. EMN-150809-124543002

Barkby United, from left, back ' Aiden Morris, Ryan Waplington, James Kirk, Jack Berrisford, Rob Townsend, Ian Kirk; front ' Tom Flowers, Lloyd Phillips, Steve Flowers, Martin Troop, Matt Boyce. EMN-150809-124543002

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Barkby are one win away from Premier League cricket next season after engineering a superb win over promotion rivals Enderby mon Saturday.

United go into this weekend’s last match of the season knowing victory at Leicester Banks will clinch a top three spot and promotion.

The home side won the toss and put the visitors into bat.

Waplington had opener Coulson caught behind by Troop for 12 with the score on 23 before Aiden Morris struck twice, bowling Patel for nine and Blanksby (4) to leave the visitors on 53-3.

Spinners Tom Flowers and Rob Townsend came into the attack and ripped through the Enderby middle and lower orders, Flowers taking 4 for 12 and Townsend 3 for 12 as the visitors were dismissed for just 100.

Barkby’s innings got off to a bad start when Ian Kirk was trapped lbw without scoring off Conway’s fourth ball.

Berrisford (6) was also given out lbw with the score on 22 as runs became hard to come by on a slow wicket.

Matt Boyce and Steve Flowers took the score to 58 before the former Leicestershire man was bowled for 26.

With two runs needed for victory, Buys had Steve Flowers stumped for 43, an innings which included a six and eight fours, but Morris (13 not out) and Rob Townsend steered Barkby to their victory target in only the 19th over.

Enderby: 100.

Bowling: R. Waplington 10-2-29-1; J. Kirk 3-1-20-0; A. Morris 7-1-22-2; T. Flowers 8.2-2-12-4; R. Townsend 8-2-12-3.

Barkby: I. Kirk 0, M. Boyce 26, J. Berrisford 6, S. Flowers 43, A. Morris 13*, R. Townsend 0*, Extras 13. Total: 101-4.