Accrington Cricket Club

The summer of 2006

Bert gets the shirt
Cricket Force Day
Monday 10th April 2006
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Young Donnerz waits patiently for someone to net with on Good Friday
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the team
Follow Ian and the ground team through the season in Ian's Ground Diary

Fitness Coach Dave Kennedy took the team through the pre match football ritual before the opening game with Colne on a beautiful Sunday afternoon on April 23rd.
Dave on the floor
But poor old Dave tore a tendon to become the first casualty of the afternoon
book stall
Jill's new book stall quickly attracted interest
The supporters began to roll in
the money men
Money men Keith and Mark got together
Stuart studies
Stuart the new scorer studies the teams
Stuart scoring
Before taking up his position with the scorebook
Once upon a time at Thorneyholme Road
Ian promises more tales from the Dressing Room
Zed and David
Zed Afzal and David Ormerod show the style that earned selection for the League Team
Zed and Graeme with Dave hopping behind
At last it's time for the off with Zed and Graeme leading the way
the crowd
The crowd at the Huncoat End basked in the unexpected sunshine

The Ormerods
The Ormerod's were out in force to watch David's return

Shetty pulls
It was to be an historic day with new professional Nishit Shetty marking his debut with an unbeaten 155
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lost ball
Balls were lost as Nishit smashed six sixes

Graeme hits out
Graeme and Nishit added 75 after losing Zed early on

Matt sweeps
Matt unveiled his reverse sweep for the first time this season in adding 103 with Nishit

Shetty off
Nishit leaves the field

everybody clapping
To a standing ovation

As Accrington made the highest score of the day

wicket repair team
The tea interval wicket repair team

David bowling
David Ormerod soon changed ends

well held sir
And takes a fine boundary catch off DC to dismiss the dangerous Gyan Pandey
Nishit's down
Nishit's sore knee meant he had to leave the field after bowling just one over
the injured bench
And he takes his place on the treatment bench with Nasser and Club First Aider Alven
Matt Clark is out
David bowls Matt Clark to pick up his fourth and the teams ninth wicket
12 points to Accy
Zed clean bowls John Lambert and it's all over. Top of the table for six days at least!
Accy fight back
Nasser Hussain helped Accrington fight back against Ramsbottom after the loss of four quick wickets following the controversial dismissal of Nishit Shetty on April 29th

the record goes
The home match against Rawtenstall on May 6th produced Accrington's highest score of all time, beating the previous best set back in 1913
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talk of the town
There was plenty to discuss the day after at Todmorden
Nasser leaves Tod
But no cricket as the match was abandoned without play

The 3rds were rained off for the second time when they should have played Rishton on May 13th

Graeme and Moh
We met up with an old friend at Rishton
Nishit bowling
Nishit took 2-56 but rain stopped him batting
time for a stroll
Rod and Ian take a ground tour at Rishton
after the storm
A thunderstorm prevented the Under 11s match against Haslingden from being played on May 18th.
Nishit hit 50 out of the first 65
Nishit made 88 out of 125 but Burnley won the 1st Round Worsley Cup tie by 6 wickets on May 27th
Saf and Alven
And Saf returned from Down Under to see it happen
Tama batting
Tama Canning returned with Haslingden on June 18th
a hard time
Wicketkeeper James Ormerod, who is quietly making a name for himself in league circles, had a hard time as the bowlers sprayed it around in Haslingden's rain affected last ball win
packed clubhouse
The clubhouse was packed on Wednesday June 21st for the return of Accrington's favourite son
The 1986 side
Members of the LET Cup winning side lined up
Phil Bird and David Lloyd
Radio Lancashire's Phil Bird interviewed David Lloyd who was in fine form on a magical evening
Nathan Astle
Another old friend, Nathan Astle, returned to watch Accrington's first home 20/20 match end in victory over East Lancs More 20/20 pics
Another warm Friday evening, another 20/20, another barbie, but a little more smoke this time
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smile please
An extraordinary game against Bacup on July 2nd featured some former club captains and ex players who came to help launch the club's new book 'It was 20 Years ago today, The Complete History of Accrington in the Worsley Cup 1920-2006'
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Simon Hanson
Simon Hanson hit a superb unbeaten century for Hyndburn Under 15s Town Team at Thorneyholme Road. The home side made 225-4 and then bowled Burnley out for 135.
Accy in trouble
League champions Lowerhouse gained revenge for their recent defeat, hitting 257-9 and then bowling Accrington out for 120 on Saturday July 22nd
Zed's out
On Sunday it was up to Bacup where Chris Cairns soon made his mark, taking 6-35
welcome home
David Ormerod received a warm welcome on his return to his old stamping ground as Bacup won by 8 wickets
Nishit with Rod, Dave and Ian
There was some good news up at Bacup when Nishit re-signed for the 2007 season
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Back on home territory, we had the front of the pavilion spruced up
Matt Wilson
A captain needs to look at all the angles as demonstrated by Matt Wilson
James Anderson at slip
England bowler James Anderson continued his comeback from injury with Burnley at Accrington on August 26th

50 for Dibber
David Ormerod celebrates his 50th wicket of the season with James Ormerod and Stuart Crabtree after dismissing Burnley's Steve Brunt in the same game














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