Accrington Cricket Club

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June 2002 Newsletter

Two projects vital to the future of the club are set to be given the green light shortly. Details will be released shortly. Sponsorship The club has agreed a deal with Fraser Eagle Management Services to sponsor a new set of tracksuits. The designs are still to be finalised but will be well worth waiting for.

Sports Quiz
Tickets are available for the Sports Quiz at the club on Thursday June 6th. Teams of four 1 each. Kick off time is 8.30pm.

Matt Wilson has been appointed as 1st XI vice captain.

Danny Greenwood is to return to the club. Danny has been playing for Read 2nds after a year away from the game.

The disappointment at losing last week at Lowerhouse must be seen from the positive side. Many lessons have been learned and the team now hope to build on this performance and turn the 5 points gained last week into a series of winning performances. The seconds reached the last eight of the cup and hope to go all the way again. The thirds have won one and lost one of their opening three matches. The A Team have won one, lost one with two no results so far.

Record breakers
The seconds have broken the club record for the highest 2nd XI team score. The team scored 292-6 against Todmorden 2nds at Accrington on May 4th. The previous record was 274-5 against Enfield in 1989, which featured a record third wicket stand of 196 between Bob Ratcliffe (82) and Mark Demaine (136). Former Lancashire all rounder Bob just happened to be up on holiday when someone cried off and he was asked to play. Mark's century was the highest on record for the seconds. The current team went close to breaking the record again in their match with Rishton the following week, hitting 286-5. Steve Juliff took his 150th league wicket for the club when he dismissed Nicky Hope with his second ball of the day at Lowerhouse last Saturday.

The Under 17s have played just one match so far, losing at Burnley. The Under 15s have won one and lost one. The Under 13s have won three of their first four matches. Against Rishton they hit 305 (Sagawar Hussain 38). The Under 11s are through to the next round of the cup on the toss of a coin. The team will now play Darwen away in the next round on Friday June 7th. To date Saf's lads have played just one game. The next scheduled match is at home to Darwen (2) on Tuesday June 4th.

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 or Alven Burrows.

Peter Barratt with Steve Jarvis

New wall
The wall at the Huncoat End has now been completed by the Accrington and Rossendale Building Dept 1st and 2nd years. A commemorative plaque is now in place as a gesture of appreciation from the club. In the photograph, Accrington Chairman Peter Barratt shakes hands with Accrington and Rossendale College's Head of brickwork, Steve Jarvis.

the new hut with our gateman

New hut
The CSO team have rebuilt the gateman's hut and also built an inspection chamber by the Highams gate. Our gateman is pictured next to the newly restored building.

Players and members are reminded that outstanding subs must now be paid at the FULL rate.

Tony Lally is a welcome new addition to the groundstaff.

Fixture changes
Lancashire League rearrangements mean that the 3rds will now be at home to Nelson on Saturday July 13th which means that the A Team's game against Whalley Road will be on King Georges.

Congratulations to Paul Burrows whose wife Jenny gave birth to a son William Paul last weekend.

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