Accrington Cricket Club

65 year-old record goes

Mohsin Ahmed, Les Pilkington and Andre Seymore

Tuesday July 22nd
A 65 year-old batting record was broken at Accrington on Sunday and no-one was more pleased than the previous holder of the record.

Accrington professional Andre Seymore and his opening partner Mohsin Ahmed smashed the long standing first wicket record partnership of 179 which was set back in 1938 by the professional Jim Bailey and Les Pilkington at Lowerhouse.

Les, who is now President at Baxenden said: "I'm very pleased that it has been broken. I am very surprised that it has taken so long. All records are made to be broken, but it has taken a heck of a long time to break it. I hope that these lads carry on and break records galore."

Seymore hit a superb 141 with Mohsin contributing 35 in a stand of 181 out of a new club record total for limited overs matches of 272-6 in the last over defeat by Haslingden.

The Accrington professional was unaware at the time that a record had been broken: "I only found out on Monday. It was set a long time before I was born but Les has told me all about it. The wicket on Sunday was the best that I have played on in England, " said Seymore.


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