News from Thorneyholme Road
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.
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.
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
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.
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 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
and members are reminded that outstanding subs must now be paid at the
Tony Lally is a welcome new addition to the groundstaff.
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.
to Paul Burrows whose wife Jenny gave birth to a son William Paul last