IT WILL be a case of trial by left-arm spin for both Northop Hall and Birkenhead Park tomorrow.

The two teams go head-to-head in a crunch Liverpool Competition Division One encounter at Park Drive with slow bowlers the key for both sides.

Former Bangladesh Test ace Enamul Haque, above, is the star of Hall’s bowling attack with Ahmad Safi Abdullah tasked with leading hosts Birkenhead Park to victory.

Hall director of cricket Dave Kennedy said: “They’ve got a very good left-arm spinner, who will open the bowling for them.

“He got 70 wickets for them last season and he’s a decent bowler.”

Haque has 58 international wickets to his name, Kennedy hoping he can continue to show the class that has seen him pocket 16 scalps at an average of nine, including 5-35 in last week’s win over Prestatyn.

“He’s bowled really well,” said Kennedy. “He’s a really good player and Prestatyn won’t be the only team to struggle against him this season.

“He’s fitted in well and it’s worked out exactly how we wanted it to.”

Kennedy will be leaning on Haque’s experience to help Hall secure an important victory tomorrow afternoon.

“It’s quite an important game,” said Kennedy. “If we can win another game that will be two in a row and we will get some momentum for future matches. If we can make it two out of two then there is no reason why we can’t go on a winning run and push ourselves up the table.”

Alex Smith, who scored 85 in victory over Prestatyn last week, and Josh Andrady miss out with Ed Parry and Rohit Kaimal coming in.