Accrington Cricket Club
The summer of 2008
new equipment
Assembling the new equipment begins on 30th March

out of hibernation
Old equipment comes out of hibernation

benches come out
Time to put the seats back in place
Lionel bites back
Lionel Cooke shows off his new teeth on 11th April

Four to Moh
Moh got the season underway at Lowerhouse with a first ball boundary on April 20th

Paul Carroll is out
Fellow pinch hitter Paul Carroll made his debut for the club

Time for contemplation
A time for contemplation after the loss of early wickets
Graham Lloyd hits form
The returning Graham Lloyd made 32 to pull things round
Single to Matt
Putting on 34 with Matt for the 5th wicket
Graham is out
Both fell in identical fashion to Chris Benbow

Jimmy hits out
But Jimmy Hayhurst hit a brilliant 34 in a 50 stand with Simon Hanson to help Accrington to an opening day 42 run win over one of the title favourites

Crabbers in action
Stuart Crabtree hit a valuable 19 in the 34 run win at Bacup
on April 26th
Alick Ormerod
Accrington Chairman of Selection Alick Ormerod arrived back from the seconds game at Haslingden to find the covers on at Thorneyholme Road on April 27th

David and the gang
David Lloyd turned up for training on Tuesday April 29th

David batting
He batted

David bowling
And bowled in the nets

David Lloyd
David's comeback against Burnley was called off due to rain
Graham and David Lloyd
Graham and David Lloyd wait for the rain to stop
Graham Lloyd, Graeme Fowler and David Lloyd
Accrington's former Lancashire and England stars Graham Lloyd, Graeme Fowler and David Lloyd get together in the bar after the game against Burnley is abandoned

David Lloyd bowling
Six days later David returned to action against Haslingden
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Ian on the roller
It's Sunday May 25th and Ian rolls the wicket on the morning of the match against Enfield
Alick and the circles
Alick puts down the circles
Roy practices
Roy the pro' knows he needs some time in the middle
Roy cuts
And he gets it making his first half century for the club
Toby batting
Toby didn't last long though
The Ultras
The Stanley Ultras sponsored the game
Roy Silva and Graham Lloyd
Graham and Roy's half centuries helped Accy pile up 273-8

Dibber bowls
As usual Dibber bore the brunt of the attack

Matt waits
Matt relies on his lightening reflexes as Andy Barker digs in

Christmas bowls
But the man of the hour is Paul Carroll who picks up 5-86 as Accy win by just 3 runs

the seconds
And to complete the perfect day the seconds won at Enfield
Mas is out
More drama in the 2nd Round Worsley Cup game on Saturday May 31st as Enfield's Mas Ahmed starts to take the game away from Accrington until Roy Silva traps him leg before
a close shave
An epic match ends in a dramatic 1 run win for Accrington
Sunday at Accy
The Sunday curse returned when the match against Rishton was abandoned on 1st June
Graham Lloyd
Graham Lloyd hit 54
Rot Silva
And Roy Silva 77 in a 5 wicket win at Church on 8th June
Graham and Roy
The two added 106 for the 4th wicket to keep Accrington in second place in the table
David and Peter
David Lloyd is welcomed by Accrington President Peter Barratt on his second appearance of the 2008 season against Burnley
on 14th June
Fetch that Michael
Matt Wilson during his brisk 28 in the 5 wicket win over Burnley in the same match which helped Accrington to the top of the table
Accrington 2nd XI
The seconds before their game with Burnley on 15th June
Team Pics
not out
Church last man Sam Tucker survives a strong appeal for a catch by Graham Lloyd off David Ormerod in Accrington's 31 run win on 22nd June

Graeme and Zed
An 8th wicket stand of 73 between Graeme Sneddon (51) and Zed Afzal (29)
helped Accrington recover from 96-7 to record a 55 run win over Colne on 28th June
Graeme Sneddon
Graeme went on to hit his first half century of the season

celebrations begin
The following day Accrington reached the Worsley Cup Final for the first time since 1989
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down came the rain
The top of the table clash at Rawtenstall was washed out on Sunday 6th July
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Well done sir
The game at Todmorden on 12th July brought David Ormerod's 1,000th victim
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Well batted sir
Graham Lloyd hit his maiden century for the club in the 20 run win at Enfield on 13th July
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Crabbers in action
Stuart Crabtree hit an excellent 53 in the 3 wicket win over Todmorden on 19th July
runs for Roy
Professional Roy Silva hit his maiden Lancashire League century at Rishton on 20th July
I've done it at last
And wasn't he pleased as Accrington went on to win by 147 runs
Macca is out
Nelson professional Craig McMillan is out when a Toby Bulcock delivery lodges in the pads of Accrington wicketkeeper Matt Wilson
runs for Matt
Matt Wilson made his second half century but Accrington went down by 40 runs at Nelson on 27th July
Pressure from Chris Harris
Another difficult match against Bacup on August 2nd saw Graham under pressure after early wickets fell
Four to Graham
He mixed careful shot selection
Graham stonewalls
With solid defence

Simon Hanson
Simon stuck with him

Graham and Si
Graham and Simon put on an unbroken 76 for the 7th wicket to win the match

Worsley Cup winners
After 22 long years Accrington finally won a senior trophy by picking up the Get Solutions Worsley Cup at Todmorden on Sunday August 3rd
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Paul Carroll is out
Paul Carroll made 33 in an opening stand of 41 with Matt Wilson before becoming the first of Craig McMillan's seven victims in Nelson's 7 wicket win on Sunday August 10th

Graeme Sneddon in action
Graeme Sneddon top scored with 46 in Accrington's 2 wicket win at Colne on Saturday August 16th

Runs for Graham
A magnificent unbeaten 84 by Graham Lloyd helped Accrington beat bogey side Ramsbottom by 1 wicket in a real nail-biter on Sunday August 17th
Paul Carroll
Paul Carroll hit a typically swift 13 in the 8 wicket win over East Lancs on Saturday August 23rd
Jimmy celebrates
Jimmy Hayhurst celebrates catching Keith Webb to help Accrington win at Acre Bottom for the first time since 1989 on Sunday August 24th
Six for Caz
Paul Carroll hits one of his gigantic sixes in Accrington's win at Acre Bottom

wet ground
This pic taken at 10am on Friday 29th sums up the August weather

Seedle is out
Rishton's John Seedle is given out caught behind by Matt Wilson off Paul Carroll on Saturday August 30th
run for cover lads
And then the spinners came on to bowl... as Rishton made 147-8
Matt drives
A bright 37 at the top of the order by Matt Wilson set Accrington on the way
Runs for Graham
Graham Lloyd's 49 and Zed Afzal's unbeaten 19 finished Rishton off by 2 wickets
Matt in action
As usual Matt was in the thick of things as Haslingden made 144-8 on Sunday August 31st
Runs for Roy
Roy made an unbeaten 55 but rain was the winner as the game finished as a No Result
David and Andy
It's the penultimate match at nearest rivals Rawtenstall and captains David Omerod and Andy Payne agree to call the match off at 2.15pm and the title goes to Accrington
Champers time again
The champers comes out
The new champions
And it's time to celebrate the club's first ever double
David with the trophy
Accrington skipper David Ormerod with the Lancashire League Trophy on Sunday September 7th
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the lads at Stanley
The team went to the Stanley - Notts County match to parade their trophies on Saturday September 13th
The gang line up
The gang line up with the Mayor and Mayoress on Family Fun Day on Sunday September 14th

Fun at the club
A good time was had by all

Roy takes aim
Roy takes aim

The Mayoress, Peter and The Mayor
The Mayoress, Club President Peter Barratt and The Mayor


The Club