Accrington Cricket Club
The summer of 2009
the championship flag
The championship flag returned to Thorneyholme Road after a 33 year absence

David Ormerod and Jon Henderson
David Ormerod and Todmorden skipper Jon Henderson meet before the Colne Trophy match on Saturday April 25th which Todmorden won by 3 wickets

Damian Clarke and Neil Holmes
In the absence of Roy Silva, Neil Holmes stood in at the last minute as sub pro to be greeted by former team-mate Damian Clarke
Welcome back Roy
Skipper David Ormerod welcomes professional Roy Silva back at Bacup on May 9th
Roy bowls
Roy Silva was soon in action picking up two early wickets
Seven for Dibber
David Ormerod bowling during his spell of 7-70 in the win against Haslingden on May 16th
Rain caused the derby match with Enfield to be abandoned with the visitors on 62-3 on May 17th
Simon cuts
Simon Hanson hit 34 in a stand of 92 with Graham Lloyd in the LCB Cup 2nd Round game on Monday May 24th
Graham reverse sweeps
Graham Lloyd reverse sweeps during his top score of 47 but Accrington lost the match by 4 wickets.
the crowd
Friday May 29th saw the start of the 20/20 competition against Rishton
Graham Lloyd
Graham Lloyd top scored with 37
Stuart Crabtree
And Stuart Crabtree hit 30 but Accrington lost by 4 runs
The Tea Round
The derby match against Church on Sunday May 31st saw openers Jimmy Hayhurst and Paul Carroll taking in another cup of tea after another double figure stand
Another reverse sweep
Another collapse another reverse sweep. Graham Lloyd top scored with 49 as Accrington recovered from 80-5 to 161-7
Ormy goes
James Ormerod falls lbw to sub professional Kashif Saddique after adding 48 for the 7th wicket with Graham Lloyd in Accrington's 179 all out. Accrington won the match by 17 runs to stay top of the table.
Accrington 2nd XI
The Seconds
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Silva bowls
Accrington professional Roy Silva beats the bat and his team beat Burnley by 61 runs to go 10 points clear at the top of the table on Sunday June 14th
Lloyd is out
Graham Lloyd becomes one of Steffan Jones' nine victims as Accrington were bowled out for 125 by title rivals Enfield on Saturday June 20th
Well held Sir
Andy Greenwood catches Craig Fergusson off Roy Silva as Accrington fight back
Khan goes
Matloob Khan falls lbw to David Ormerod as Accrington close in on a 66 run win

Graeme Sneddon winds up during during his innings of 26 against title rivals Enfield on Sunday June 21st but Accrington lost by 3 wickets
A heavy downpour caused the thirds match against Colne to be abandoned on Saturday June 27th

Graham Lloyd gets treatment on his calf during his innings of 53 against Colne on June 28th
Runs for Anil
Graham and sub professional Anil Rideegammanagedera put on 103 as Accrington went on to secure a 54 run win to stay top of the table
Matt in reverse
The match at Burnley on July 4th saw the re-introduction of the Wilson Reverse Sweep
Matt's out
Until a stumping by Chris Burton ended his innings as Accrington went down to a 7 wicket defeat
Matt appeals
Wicketkeeper Matt Wilson appeals during Accrington's 8 run win over East Lancs on July 12th
Runs for Crabbers
Stuart Crabtree top scored with 41 at Colne on Sunday July 19th
Ellis goes
The end for Colne skipper Jeff Ellis bowled by Roy Silva for 12 but his side went on to win by 3 wickets
Dibber bowls
David Ormerod took his 200th Lancashire League wicket for Accrington in the game against Rawtenstall on July 25th
Well stopped, Sir
Everybody gave their all but Rawtenstall got home by 2 wickets
Graham Lloyd
An unbeaten 63 by Graham Lloyd got Accrington back on track with a 4 wicket win at Rishton on Sunday July 26th
Paul and Graham
Boundaries, ones and twos were the features of a 61 6th wicket stand between Graham and Paul Carroll which doubled to score to ensure victory
Matt and Roy
Openers Roy Silva and Matt Wilson go out to bat against Nelson on August 2nd
Roy is out
Roy departs in the first over caught by Khurram Nazir off Sam Halstead in Accrington's 8 wicket defeat
Runs for Graham
A club and league best 120 by Graham Lloyd could not stop Accrington going down to a 31 run defeat at Todmorden on August 8th

Toby is out
Paul Carroll can't seem to believe it but Toby McLean is stumped by Matt Wilson who claimed 4 victims in Ramsbottom's 106 all out on Saturday August 22nd
The reverse sweep
Graham Lloyd led Accrington to a 5 wicket win with 47 including a reverse sweep
classic stroke
And a classic off drive through point to keep Accrington in second place

Ian McCrae
Groundsman Ian McCrae and his damp square before the game against Bacup on Sunday September 6th. Accrington won the match by 5 wickets

Derby action
Jimmy Hayhurst bowling to Sam Tucker in the local derby at Church. Accrington won the match by 6 wickets to cut Haslingden's lead to 4 points with one match to play on Saturday September 12th

Accy's title
On a dramatic final day Accrington retained the title in a fairytale ending.
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That last over through the lens of Graham Haworth


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