Accrington Cricket Club
The summer of 2004
the new scorebox
The new electronic scoreboard arrived in April
the new scorebox
Situated on the Tea Room
scorebox controls
And operated from the Committee Room.
Rod and Tama with Wasted
Chairman Rod Kenyon welcomed professional Tama Canning back to the club at the pre-season party with top group Wasted on April 16th.
Tama tunes up
Tama helped Wasted tune up
Tama plays
And then turned on the style with REM's Everybody Hurts
the first ball
The first home match on April 18th was a day of firsts
the first run
Colne veteran Gary Hunt registered the first league run on the new board
Tama appeals
Tama had the first appeal
the first wicket
Jimmy Hayhurst had the first wicket of the season
four Wilsons
Was this the first match to feature four Wilsons? Poor Barney didn't know if he was coming or going
Tama's first wicket
Tama took his first wicket of the season
Colne' score
And Colne made 135-9 in 41 overs in a rain reduced match
Adam Wilson
Adam Wilson made 24 before being the victim of the season's first controversy
Tama sweeps
But Tama swept away any doubts
Another six to Tama
Hitting five huge sixes

Fifty to Tama
In Accrington's first half century of the season

Tama pulls
Tama hit an unbeaten 73 as the light faded and the camera man's hand got shakier

Jimmy wins the match
And shakier in the cold, but it was Jimmy who hit the winning run over the 'keepers head

5 wicket win
In Accrington's five wicket win which took the club to the top of the table for the first time in two decades.
Tama and Jimmy are clapped off
Accrington's first opening day win since 1993
Peel Park
A Girls Cricket Tournament organised by the Hyndburn Cricket Development Group with local schools competing was held at the club on April 20th. Peel Park aka Denmark won the event
Graham  coaching
Russ Cuddihy and Graham Lloyd took over coaching the seniors
And the pre-match ritual changed

Well done that man!
A 4 wicket win over Ramsbottom made it four wins on the trot

Tama appeals
Tama appeals but the Haslingden match marks the end of the winning run.

Looking at the wicket
The big three inspect the track before the Worsley Cup tie with Enfield

Mas and Matt
Enfield skipper Mas and Matt meet before the toss
Keith, Nathan , Tama and Rod
Another old friend returned. Nathan Astle with Keith, Tama and Rod
Nathan and Peter
Things have changed since Nathan was last here and Peter took this opportunity to point one or two things out
Russ and the Exec
Russ also had some words with the League Exec
Mas and Mohsin
They've played against each other before but today was the first time that Mas had faced his son Mohsin in a match
Jimmy was soon in need of some running repairs
Six to Tama
Facing a daunting total Tama led from the front but it was not enough as Enfield won by 44 runs
The Thirds
The new look 3rds won their first home match against Bacup on May 15th
Four slips
A rare sight indeed - four slips, but no slip ups as the firsts got back to winning ways against Rawtenstall on May 16th.
Zed and Tama
At Todmorden, Zed and Tama relaxed inbetween match winning performances

Adam Wilson
Adam Wilson made 17

Mohsin Ahmed
With Mohsin (27) the senior partner in an opening stand of 40
Moh is out
But all good things....
Tama survives
Tama survived an early chance
Tama hits out
But was soon scoring runs
Zed batting
As was Zed
More runs to Zed
In a match winning unbeaten 52
Well batted Sir
As that winning feeling returned
bare legs and barbie time
It was barbie time after the Inter League win over Oldham
Richie's car
The quarter final against Littleborough brought a famous visitor
Richie Richardson
In former West Indies captain Richie Richardson
Things went downhill from 59-5 in a 10 wicket defeat
Scott Hudson, Tofeeq Khan, Sagawat Hussain and Sajed Sadiq
Accrington 2nds hit the highest ever score by any Accrington team when they made 313 against Rishton at Accrington on June 13th. Four players, Sajed Sadiq (60), Sagawat Hussain (76), Tofeeq Khan (51) and Scott Hudson (65) all made half centuries which is also a club record.
John Coleman and Dave Hargreaves
Accrington Stanley were the visitors on July 7th. Captains John Coleman and Dave Hargreaves met before tossing up
More pics

President's Night
John Pilling's The Four Just Men were in residence on President's Night with versions of 'Gimme some lovin',' Last train to Clarksville' and some rock'n' roll standards.

A wicket for Clarkey
It took a long time but umpire David Hurst eventually raised his finger to signal the dismissal of Rawtenstall's Will Cook-Martin for 15.
Matt takes a walk
Well what do you do when you are the skipper and you're out?
Mark and Matthew
Visually impaired international cricketer Mark Pickup visited the club and awarded one of his caps to Matthew for helping him out.
The Elite Coaches
Russ Cuddihy held a buffet at the club for his Elite Cricket Coaches on August 11th. Tama, Alviro Petersen, Danny Kegg, Jimmy Hayhurst, Andy Eland, Dave Kennedy, Alven Burrows and Peter Barratt all made the photo call.
CC's win the Army Comp
CC's Takeaway became the first winners of a new cricket tournament sponsored by the British Army.
Flooded ground
Rain flooded the ground on August 20th but the match against Burnley the following day began on time
Taz, Mark and Peter
We had some welcome visitors at the Burnley match. Tariq Hussain and Mark Stevenson catch up on old times with Peter Barratt

Jimmy Mac
Jim McCormack celebrates Rovers defeat at Southampton

The Tea Ladies
Hard working Tea Ladies Christine Greenwood, Christine Sneddon and Iris Barratt prepare to spread
Mohsin batting
Moh hit 27 in the last home match an 8 wicket defeat by Lowerhouse

Under 13s Cup
Accrington were runners up in the Under 13s Cup held on Family Fun Day
More Fun Day pics

Another wicket for Jimmy
Jimmy took a fine caught and bowled off John Simpson at Haslingden in the last match of the season.
Waheed and Zed
Then it rained but Waheed and Zed enjoyed the food.
The pies were good
And the pies were good















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