|Accrington Cricket Club|
Congratulations to Accy on another wonderful season of cricket,both players and the backroom staff deserve special praise in enhancing the standards of Accrington Cricket Club! In my 67 years membership I cannot remember 2 seasons to rival 2008/2009, and well done to all who took part!!
Well done the boys! What an unexpected and thrilling end to another great season.I sat with my dad (bumble) as he nervously awaited his turn to bat (getting swiftly dropped down the order by an equally nervous Dibber!) and he was fascinated by the wonderful mix of people & characters amongst his fellow team and around the ground - it's what makes Accy such a special club. Congratulations and thank you to everyone involved, you truly deserve the success you're having. See you all next season for more of the same!
A huge congratulations to all involved with ACC for the fantastic achievement of retaining the Lancashire League title in 2009. I have followed the progress week in week out from here in NZ by visiting the website (Nigel your work on this is legendary) and also got regular updates from PB. I’ve witnessed the ups and down and was so pleased see ACC deservedly pip HCC at the post, they did it to us a couple of times in the late eighties so nice to get one back on them here, let’s hope there’s more to come. It’s great to hear the club is absolutely buzzing and a testament to all the hard work the players, coaches, managers, committee members, ground staff put in and great reward for the loyal support the club receives, well done to all involved.
I’ll be back in the UK in December 2009 and hope to catch up with you all then to enjoy a belated celebration beer or two.
Congratulations to a good bunch of lads who play the game in the right spirit. No excessive appealing, no nasty competitiveness, no cheating, no big egos and no cliques. The resulting team spirit together with cricketing abilities have enabled A.C.C. to enjoy success they could have only dreamed of.
I hope Nigel recalls the last two seasons in print, to remind everyone of great memories and that these titles really did happen! From the ground point of view thanks should also go to Peter, Arthur, Bert and Martin.
Please pass on my congratulations to the side; I have followed every twist and turn this season, as my mum sends out the Observer, a week behind!
Well done to all the lads. Sunday was a great day and all credit must go to you for never giving up.the belief you seem to have had this season that nothing was impossible saw you lift the league title for the second year running.Many of you have had your best season for Accrington lets hope for more of the same next year. Thanks must also go to P.B. Ian Mc, Birty, Kim, Alec, Bert, Martin Young and anyone else i may have forgot to mention who have done their bit(lot) around the ground.thanks also to the ladies who have helped out in the tea room it has made it a lot easier all round for me.
What a day! A big thankyou must first go out to all our loyal supporters, to come off the field on Sunday and see all those smiling faces was a wonderful feeling. I would also like to say thankyou from all the team for the many kind messages we have received from around the League and beyond, congratulating us on our success. May I also thank Charlie Cottam and his Lowerhouse team who fought us so hard on Sunday then graciously applauded us off the field.
A lot has been said about Haslingden 'throwing' the League away, I feel this shows disrespect to Nelson, Ramsbottom and Todmorden, all very fine sides, this is a tough League with proud clubs and players not willing to just roll over. We still had to win all our remaining fixtures and it is testament to the fighting qualities of this Accrington side that we managed to prevail. Haslingden will lick their wounds and comeback strong next season, it proved a great decision to sign Phil Hayes and more Lancs. League clubs, including ourselves, will follow their lead.
Finally to Kim, Christine, Ian Mac, Birty, Dad and all the other un-sung Accy heroes THANKS.David Ormerod
Just wanted to say well done to every player who turned out for the First XI this season, you all played a part in the title staying with us and of course we get to keep the blue flag that I am particularly fond of!!
What a fantastic weekend culminating in the most tense and exciting cricket match it has been my pleasure to see.
Unfortunately missed out on last years great season. However timed my visit home to perfection this time round!! penultimate day of my trip from Australia, and I watch our boys win the league, how fortunate is that!
Well done to all at Accy, players, management, groundstaff, and all those involved in this great club.
Treble next season perhaps!!
Thankyou for finishing off my trip with such a happy lasting memory.
Accy always in my heart.
Congratulations on retaining the Championship. The consistency shown by your players over the past 2 seasons has been remarkable and is something we will aim to grasp and hopefully take into next year.
Big thanks to all the fans an people who work hard, all your support was fantastic thank you again.
Congratulations on Accy winning the title.
Please convey my many congratulations to the players and officials at Accrington Cricket Club on retaining the title.