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August 2002 Newsletter

Andre's catch of the day
On Tuesday August 6th, 50 club members made the trip to Old Trafford to see Lancashire Lightning play Hampshire Hawks. Andre Seymore made the catch of the day by holding on to a Graham Lloyd six, hit off Shaun Udal, right into the middle of the Accrington contingent. Now what would be the odds on that happening?

Help is needed on the day Monday August 26th. Tombola prizes are also in short supply. Help is also needed in selling raffle tickets. This is the club's major fund raising day and vital to our future prospects. All members are urged to support the various activities being undertaken. The Fun Day action starts at 10 am with an Under 11s match between the Lancashire League and Ribblesdale League. The Fun Day itself begins at 12 noon.

Beach Party
Ever the optimists we are holding a Beach Party on Saturday August 24th after the home game with Burnley. Admission is 2.50 and there is a disco and barbie. A karaoke has also been booked for the final Sunday of the season.

The day after captaining the seconds in their losing Cup Final against Ramsbottom, Len Dewhurst turned in not one but two career best performances. After hitting 47 with the bat, Len then took 8-33 in a 15 run win. Mohsin Ahmed should become the first amateur since Mark Aspin in 1994 to score 500 runs in a season. Andre Seymore has now passed 50 on ten occasions this season. Andre is now level with Graham Beech who did the same in his record breaking season in 1981. Bobby Simpson is still some way off though with 16 in 1959.

The three outstanding 3rd XI matches have been given new dates. On Saturday August 17th, the 3rds play Haslingden, on Bank Holiday Monday 26th August they play Enfield and finally on August 31st they play Rawtenstall. All the games are away from home.

Former Accrington professional Rod Tucker is to become a First Class umpire. Tucker will be fast tracked into the role along with ex East Lancs professional Paul Reiffel in an initiative by the ACB to attract former players into the job. Another former Accrington professional, Ryan Campbell has been selected for the Australian A squad to play a One Day series in South Africa in September. Also included in the squad are Michael Clarke of Ramsbottom and Mark Higgs, the Church professional.

The Under 17s play Rishton in the second round of the cup at home on Monday August 19th. The Under 11s rounded off their fixtures with an 8 run win over East Lancs on Tuesday. Saf's Boys have won 3 and lost 4. Both the Under 13s and 15s are in contention at the top of their respective sections. Both teams have records of won 8 and lost 1. The Under 13s play next at East Lancs on Monday. The latest up to date results and reports of all the teams matches can be found on the club website at www. It is your site so please contribute to it. Feedback is most welcome.

The new track suits can be ordered from Peter Barratt or Ian Wilson. A full track suit is 65 with tops 45. Duncan Warburton is taking orders for cricket sweaters and shirts in club colours. Club caps are also available at 8 each and Lancs League ties, priced at 5 can also be obtained from Duncan. New club pens are also available for only 50 pence.

Please support the club in raising funds for the future by subscribing to The Great Weather Lottery. For just 1 per week you can win up to 10,000 per day. For details contact Peter Barratt (234666).

Thanks from the committee
Our thanks to Arthur for the gate on the Huncoat Wall and to Marion Ormerod for her continued work with raffles. And may we bring to your attention the wonderful work being done by the new team of ladies in the tearoom who are now open all hours, great food and great service.

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