Accrington Cricket Club

League award for Barney

Saturday October 19th 2002

Adam 'Golden Gloves' Barnes
Adam 'Golden Gloves' Barnes

Adam Barnes has become only the second player in club history to win the Lancashire Evening Telegraph Wicketkeeping Tankard. Adam has won the tankard for taking five catches in the 4 run win at Enfield on August 25th.
Match report

Adam is the only wicketkeeper to claim five catches in a league match in the 2002 season. The tankard is now awarded for the best individual performance rather than for the most victims as it was when Billy Rawstron won a tankard in 1989 when he broke the club wicketkeeping record. The tankard has been awarded every season since 1968.
Club wicketkeepers

It is real 'rags to riches' story because Adam began the season as second choice wicketkeeper in the seconds behind Robert Airey, but he was called into the first team for the second match of the season to keep wicket in place of Matt Wilson.

Since then, Adam has made the position his own, putting behind him the disappointments of missing out on two cup final appearances earlier in his career with the seconds in 2000 and the A Team three years earlier.

Meet Golden Gloves

2000 Second XI Cup Final
1997 Harry Wood Cup Final

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