Accrington Cricket Club
Summer 2011
The players loosen up before the friendly against Bradshaw on Saturday April 16th

Lionel in the team room
This was supposed to be a pic of Lionel leaving the Tea Room after putting his order in. Things can only get better!

Warm up
The players warm up for the opening game against Rishton on Sunday April 24th
A minute silence is held for the recently departed members past and present of both clubs

Accrington 1sts 2011
Accrington 1sts 2011

The Rishton Walkers
Alick sends the Rishton Charity Walkers off to Enfield

Craig takes the bucket round
Former Rishton skipper Craig Smith takes the bucket round

Accy celebrate
Accrington celebrate the first of Ashar Zaidi's seven wickets

Jim strikes
Jimmy Hayhurst picks up his first wicket as skipper when Umpire Brian Bennett raises the finger to send back Shaun Wyse in Accrington's 7 wicket win
Ash the smash
Ash smashes the Rawtenstall attack on a record breaking May Day
©Bobby Loomba
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The men in charge
Thirds skipper Ian Johnson shakes hands with Todmorden captain Dave Hatton before the opening game on Monday May 2nd
Accrington 3rds 2011
Accrington 3rds 2011
Tribute to Peter
Accrington captain Jimmy Hayhurst leads the tributes to the late Club President Peter Barratt before the game against Haslingden on Sunday May 8th
©Nigel Stockley
The record breakers
The record breaking team lined up before the match
Teams 2011
The Record Breakers
Graham Lloyd (112) and professional Ashar Zaidi (174) put on a Lancashire League record 5th wicket stand of 247 during the club's Lancashire League record score of 386-6 at Rawtenstall on May 1st 2011
Ash strikes
Ashar Zaidi soon lifted the club's spirits with the wicket of Haslingden opener Sam Kershaw in a tense 3 wicket win
Covers come on
The covers come on ahead of the weekend's games on Friday May 20th
The Shirt Sponsors
The new 20/20 shirt sponsors before the opening game at East Lancs on Friday May 27th
Time for some relaxation before the game
A watching brief
The players watch the Accrington innings
Ash hits out
Ash is quickly into his stride making 38
Free runs for Graham
Graham's 21 included a free hit but the game ended in a 9 wicket win for East Lancs
Mitch Taylor
Chasing 140 in a rain affected game against Church on Sunday May 29th Mitch Taylor made 18
Graham Lloyd
And Graham 34 to set up a thrilling 1 wicket win
A good turnout
A good crowd enjoyed the opening home 20/20 game against Rishton on Friday June 3rd
Drink for Crabbers
Crabbers has a well earned drink during his unbeaten 54 in Accrington's 9 wicket win
More rain
The match against Burnley on Sunday June 12th was abandoned without play
Ashar The Smasher
Ashar Zaidi hit ten fours and a six in making 69 of Accrington's 143-6 at Church in a 15 run 20/20 win on Friday June 17th
Aneeq escapes
Enfield opener Aneeq Hassan escapes but not for long as he soon becomes the first of Jimmy Hayhurst's 5 victims as Enfield are bowled out for 108 on Saturday June 18th
Acc on the rack
Enfield hit back to have Accrington 4-3, 20-4 and 36-5
Six more for Ash
But Ash to the rescue with a splendid unbeaten 71
Well done Ash
To keep Accrington on top of the table
Ash strikes
The next day at Enfield Ash catches former Accrington skipper Mas Ahmed for 38 in his final match before retiring
Mas, a fine player
The Accrington team applaud a fine player
Ash bowls round
Ash tried everything. He bowled round the wicket
Phew, Ash bowls over
He bowled over the wicket
Gasp, and round again
And he bowled round the wicket again, but Enfield sneaked home off the last ball by 2 wickets
Four to Matt
Matt straight drives for four but Accrington make only 100-8 in their final 20/20 Group A game on Friday June 24th
The rain came but couldn't save Accrington as Enfield won by 6 wickets to qualify for the semi finals
Runs for Graham
An unbroken last wicket stand of 48 between Graham Lloyd (35 not out)
Two for Dibber
And David Ormerod (16 not out) included 19 off the last over to help Accrington make 221-9 in a win against Colne in a 146 run win on Sunday June 26th
Ian marches on
Innings over it's time for Ian to do his stuff
Ian in action
A downpour halted the game against East Lancs on Sunday July 10th
David lends a hand
New President David Lloyd was around to lend Ian a hand
President and skipper
David with skipper Jimmy Hayhurst
Graham hits out
Graham hits out on resumption
The reverse sweep
Reverse sweeping East Lancs pro' Ockert Erasmus
Ash and Graham
Adding 86 for the 3rd wicket with Ash
Fifty for Graham
Making 52
Ash is last out for 54
Ash is last out in the last over for 54 in Accrington's 160 all out. Accrington went on to win by 53 runs
Steve Brunt and Jimmy
The match against Burnley was again abandoned without play on Saturday July 16th
Ash with officials
Better news though was the signing of professional Ashar Zaidi for the 2012 season
Snedds sweeps
Accrington stumbled to a 1 wicket win over Rawtenstall on Saturday July 23rd to narrow the gap on Lowerhouse to 4 points
Dibber bowls
David Ormerod bowled through the innings for the second day running as Accrington completed the double over Rishton with a 32 run win on Sunday July 24th
Accy struggle
Accrington struggle and finally lose by 102 runs to Nelson on Sunday July 31st

Runs for Crabbers
Competing with the Todstock Music Festival Crabbers made an unbeaten 65
Fifty for Ash
Ash went to his fifty with a huge six in making an unbeaten 87

A good stand
As the pair put on 156 for the 3rd wicket in a 38 run win at Todmorden on Saturday August 6th

Simon goes
Simon Hanson made 47 before falling to Ramsbottom skipper Jon Fielding on Saturday August 20th
Ash top scores again
Ash top scored with 69 in Accrington's 169 all out in a rain affected 3 wicket defeat
Saeed Anwar
Saeed Anwar hit an unbeaten 50 to all but end Accrington's title challenge with a 9 wicket defeat at Church on Sunday August 21st
Acc on the rack
The must win game with runaway leaders Lowerhouse began badly but Graham got his head down on Saturday August 27th
Matt fights back
Matt added a season's best 35 giving fine support with a 7th wicket stand of 85
Graham hits out
And Graham passed 500 runs for the season in making 55 of Accrington's 155 all out
Ash is a winner
The limping Ash took 5-39 as Accrington won by 23 runs
Ted in action
The mercurial Ted in action with the raffle
And the winners are
And the winners are
50 for Dibber
David Ormerod claims the wicket of Bacup opener Adam Highley to reach 50 wickets for the 14th time in a season on Sunday September 4th in Accrington's 5 wicket win
Six for Graham
Graham Lloyd played another match winning innings
Runs for Grez
And Graeme Sneddon played of his best and most important innings in a 3 wicket win over Burnley on Saturday September 10th
Accy win
To clinch the Holland Cup for the first time since 1989
1,000 for Ash
Ash passed 1,000 runs in the last match a 61 run defeat at the home of new champions Lowerhouse on Sunday September 11th
Jim with Holland Cup
Proud skipper Jimmy Hayhurst holds the Holland Cup aloft
Accrington 2011 Holland Cup winners
And the team pose with the trophy


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