chance to help the club
caps priced at £5 have arrived and are available on match days or
Junior Practice Nights
Accrington professionals Andre Seymore and Neil Johnson combined in a
2nd wicket stand for the Nicky Oppenheimer XI against England in the Tourists'
opening game in South Africa. Seymore made 23
being trapped lbw by Simon Jones at 33, putting on 18 with Johnson, who
went on to hit a top score of 74 in the home sides 172-4. The side was
skippered by Ashwell Prince, the man who Seymore replaced, when injury
prevented the former Morecambe professional from joining Accrington in
2002. Tama Canning
in great form for Auckland against Northern Districts this week. Canning
took a career best 6-44 and then hit 115, which was another career best,
as his side won by an innings and 89 runs in Hamilton to move to the top
of the State Championship.
Monday November 29th
face a trip to Walsden to play one of only three sides they have beaten
in this competition.
was in 1999 when Accrington won by 1 wicket with Matt Wilson hitting a
match winning 57 at Thorneyholme Road.
Lancashire League newcomers Monton and Weaste, the former Manchester Association
side who will replace Stand, will face Enfield at Dill Hall Lane. Church
will play Central Lancashire League champions Norden at West End and Rishton
face Royton at Blackburn Road. Holders East Lancs will have to travel
to Littleborough in a repeat of last years semi final and league champions
Haslingden will entertain Oldham. Worsley Cup holders Lowerhouse play
at Middleton. The ties will be played on Saturday May 14th 2005.
Friday November 26th
year's Christmas Family Party will be held on Saturday 11th December from
7.30pm. All members are welcome and it is anticipated that Father Christmas
will be making an appearance.
Junior Section has a new committee. John Pilling has stepped down as chairman
due to business commitments and Purves Ali has taken over will Damian
Clarke as vice chairman. Alven Burrows remains as Secretary and Julie
Schofield is still the Treasurer. Mark Ashton, Ian Johnson, Andrew Greenwood,
Matthew Schofield, Mick and Matthew Donnelly make up the rest of the committee.
Wednesday November 24th
have been drawn at home to Ramsbottom in the 1st Round of the Switch to
Switch Electrical Worsley Cup. The last time the two clubs met in the
competition was in 1997 when Ramsbottom won a low scoring game at Acre
Bottom by 8 wickets.
the rest of the draw, holders Lowerhouse will have to visit 2003 winners
Rawtenstall. League champions Haslingden will have home advantage against
Burnley and Enfield will entertain Todmorden. Rishton have a local derby
against Holland Cup holders Church. But the tie of the round could be
at Alexandra Meadows where East Lancs and Bacup will lock horns in what
promises to be another titanic struggle. The 2nd XI Cup will be the reverse
of the Worsley Cup draw. The ties are scheduled to be played on Sunday
will have home advantage in the pre-season Ron Singleton Colne Trophy
against Lowerhouse on Saturday April 16th.
clubs applied to host the Inter League match against the Central Lancashire
League with Rawtenstall getting the nod.
draw for the Inter League Challenge Trophy will be made on Monday 29th
Club Secretary Duncan Warburton picked up Wally Ashley Shield as runner
up in the Umpire of the year award at the Lancashire League's Annual Presentation
Night at Mytton Fold.
Thursday November 11th
Lancashire League legends Russ Cuddihy, Jack Houldsworth, Bill Heys and
Derek Chadwick along with former Accrington Chairman Peter Westwell were
at the club tonight to record interviews for a Radio 4 programme on West
Indians in the Lancashire League which will be aired in the middle of
Afzal was named website player of the year at the Senior Presentation
cups for Simon at Junior Presentation.
Award for Attock at ADCL Presentation Night.
Accrington and District Cricket League Annual Presentation Night will
be held in the club this Thursday at 8pm.
have won the Under 17s Division 2 title jointly with Rawtenstall, both
clubs having an identical record of six wins and two no results. Damian
Clarke's Under 11s also had a great season finishing as runners up in
Division 2. The Under 15s came 4th in Division 1 and the 13s were 5th
in Division 2.
League Tables Final
Tuesday September 7th
Test spinner Nadeem Khan will be Accrington's sub professional in the
vital last match of the season at Haslingden on Sunday. The slow left
armer lists a host of teams on his CV - Pakistan, Karachi, Pakistan Universities,
Karachi Whites, Pakistan Automobiles Corporation, National Bank of Pakistan,
Pakistan International Airlines, Karachi Whites, Pakistan Automobiles
Corporation, Karachi Blues, National Bank of Pakistan, Pakistan International
Airlines and Durham Cricket Board
a career that began in 1986-7. The 35 year-old acted as sub professional
for Lowerhouse at Church last Sunday taking 2-73 in 25 overs and making
21 batting at number four.
Accrington players are nearing mini milestones as the season draws to
a close - Mohsin Ahmed needs 36 to pass 500 runs for the third season
running, Zahir Afzal needs 29 runs and 4 wickets for 400 runs and 30 wickets,
skipper Matt Wilson needs 106 for 400 runs and Jimmy Hayhurst needs 3
victims for 30 wickets. Graeme Sneddon needs 5 wickets and 25 runs for
a 'junior double' of 200 runs and 20 wickets.
have Adam Wilson back in the side in place of Andrew Greenwood.
Friday September 3rd
Under 11's "A" Team beat Church last in another close and exciting finish.
Bowling first Accrington contained Church to 226 with Bryn Hargreaves
taking 2 wickets and Jacob Clarke and Josh Roberts taking 1 each, all
the other bowlers bowled tightly to keep the score down. Accrington lost
6 wickets in trying to reach Church's target but good batting by Connor
Brown and Sam Tattersall kept Accrington in the game which left Ryan Pearson
and Bryn to see the team through, only needing to block out the final
Wednesday August 25th
Tama going home on Sunday Accrington have obtained the services of 35
year-old Pakistani Mahmood Hamid for the next two Sundays. Hamid is a
right handed batsman who bowls off spin and is currently playing in the
South Riding League in Yorkshire. He lists Pakistan, United Bank Limited,
Pakistan National Shipping Corporation, Karachi Whites, Karachi Blues,
Karachi and Pakistan International Airlines
his First class teams in a career that began in 1986-87, during which
he has scored 8958 runs at 41.85 with a highest score of 208.
has also taken 14 wickets and he has played in 1 One Day International
in 1994-5 against Sri Lanka.
Monday August 23rd
Sneddon has crashed into the Lancashire League bowling averages at number
15 after taking a brace of three wickets at the weekend. Tama Canning's
the season, 6-45 at Enfield took him passed 50 wickets for the second
time. Canning has one more match against Lowerhouse on Saturday to score
90 runs to get to 1,000.
Wednesday August 18th
Under 11's "A" Team beat Nelson in a close finish by 3 runs. Batting first,
Accrington made 237 for the loss of just 1 wicket with Sam Tattersall
top scoring with 10 runs. Nelson then got to 233 off their first 4 overs,
but some tight bowling and good fielding with 2 run outs and catches from
Josh Roberts and a caught and bowled by Connor Brown restricted Nelson
to needing just 3 off the final over. Jacob Clarke took a wicket with
his first ball meaning Nelson needed 9 off 5 deliveries and was unlucky
not to get a 2nd wicket when an edge dropped just short of the wicket
keeper. A few singles meant they needed a 4 off the final delivery and
only a single was scrambled giving Accrington a well earned victory.
placed Burnley travel to Thorneyholme Road to play Accrington on Saturday.
Ben Law's men have shown some improvement in recent weeks. Scott Hudson
and Andrew Greenwood replace spinner Damian Clarke and Adam Wilson for
the home side.
Sunday Enfield will be looking to complete the treble over Accrington
at Dill Hall Lane. Adam Wilson returns in place of Andrew Greenwood for
Saturday August 14th
Heap hit 126 in the thirds win over East Lancs at Accrington today. Sam's
ton was the
recorded for the thirds and the second highest ever behind Steve Birtwistle's
162 against Blackburn Northern 4th in 1994.
Thursday August 12th
Takeaway became the first winners of a new cricket tournament sponsored
by the British Army. [More]
Wednesday August 11th
Cuddihy held a buffet at the club for his Elite Cricket Coaches on August
11th. Tama, Alviro Petersen, Danny Kegg, Jimmy Hayhurst, Andy Eland, Dave
Kennedy, Alven Burrows and Peter Barratt all made the photo call.
Under 11's "A" Team won their home fixture versus Rishton tonight. Batting
first Accrington made 237 with good knocks from Sam Tattersall and Sohail.
They lost 3 wickets. They then contained Rishton to 212 and took 4 wickets.
Josh Roberts, Jacob Clarke and Sohail all taking 1 wicket each, the other
wicket being a run out. Connor Brown took 2 catches. The away game versus
Nelson was rained off last week and will be rearranged soon.
will field an unchanged side for the local derby against former league
leaders Church on Sunday. The visitors, who need to win to stay in contention
for the title after back to back defeats are without former Accrington
junior David Bury so Mark Gilrane comes in.
professional Tama Canning celebrated his call up to the New Zealand A
Team with an unbeaten 151 at Colne on Saturday. Only Charlie Llewellyn's
unbeaten 188 against Bacup in 1913 and Ryan Campbell's 157 at Rawtenstall
in 1998 has been bettered by an Accrington professional in league matches.
Canning will miss the last two weekends of the season along with Lowerhouses'
Peter Fulton, who has also been selected. The New Zealander has been offered
terms by Accrington and will give an answer before Christmas when his
future commitments should be clearer. Canning needs another 35 runs for
1,000 in all matches and the big guy has also 46 wickets including cup
games. The Accrington professional is second in the league averages with
863 runs at 86.3 just behind Todmorden's Indian all rounder Gyan Pandey
who has 830 at 92.2. Both players have hit three centuries.
Friday August 6th
final of the British Army Cup between All Stars and CC's will be played
at Wilsons next Thursday at 6pm.
Under 11 A's home match against Rishton will now be played on Wednesday
Canning took 2-24 for the Lancashire League side who strolled to a 9 wicket
win over the League Cricket Conference XI at Rawtenstall. The
visitors were bowled out for 168 with Steve Dearden (2-16) and Burnley's
Steven Holden (2-37) a late replacement for David Ormerod, also taking
two wickets each. Colne wicketkeeper David Swarbrick took 4 catches and
a stumping. Enfield
professional Alviro Petersen then hit an unbeaten century with 12 boundaries
and five sixes as the home side won in the 27th over. Petersen put on
154 for the 2nd wicket with Jonathan Clare, who hit an unbeaten 45. Ruwin
Peiris was the man out for 8.
dates for the three outstanding 3rd XI matches have been announced:
Saturday August 14th East Lancs
Saturday September 4th Church (h)
Saturday September 11th Burnley (h)
pick from 12 for the trip to Colne on Saturday. Wicketkeeper Adam Barnes
is added to the squad whilst the home side will have former West Indies
wicketkeeper Junior Murray as sub pro'.
Thursday July 29th
professional Tama Canning has been selected in the Lancashire League Representative
firsts match with Lowerhouse was abandoned without play and will be replayed
on Saturday August 28th.
Saturday July 24th
final of the British Army Cup between All Stars and CC's was abandoned
due to rain and will now be played again at a later date.
Matthew Schofield took a hat-trick v Colne 3rds at Colne today.
Accrington second teamer Sagawat Hussain hit a brilliant unbeaten 151
in Hyndburn Town Team Under 15s LSCA Merit League win against Pendle at
Dill Hall Lane. [More]
wicketkeeper Adam Barnes returns in place of Sajed Sadiq for the home
match with Worsley Cup finalists Lowerhouse. Joe Beneduce and wicketkeeper
Charlie Cottam return for the visitors in place of Frank Entwistle and
Chris Swift. [Teams]
impaired international cricketer Mark Pickup visited the club and awarded
one of his caps to Matthew for helping him out [More]
tackle title contenders Nelson at Thorneyholme Road on Sunday. Sajed Sadiq
again stands by for a senior return in place of the unavailable Adam Barnes.
Skipper Matt Wilson takes over the gloves.
[This weeks teams]
Friday July 9th
Accrington all rounder Brian Rutter will be one of the umpires at the
Switch to Switch Electrical Worsley Cup Final between Lowerhouse and Haslingden.
Brian, who began his umpiring career in 1982, will be partnered by Alan
for the Switch to Switch Electrical Worsley Cup Final between Lowerhouse
and Haslingden will go on sale from Sunday July 18th. Local
demand for Lowerhouse's first final on home soil has led the club to issue
pre-paid tickets which will be available for purchase on 18th July 2004
at the club's home game with Rishton.
at the following ticket outlets sanctioned by the Executive Committee
of Lowerhouse CC from 19th July 2004
I & D Whitehead, 80 Coal Clough Lane,
Burnley News Tree, 98 Lowerhouse Lane,
Burnley Barnaby Fudge, Parker Lane, Burnley
Wednesday July 7th
won tonights 20/20 challenge against Accrington Stanley [More]
Tuesday July 6th
Stanley switch sports when they take on neighbours Accrington Cricket
Club in a 20/20 challenge match at Thorneyholme Road tomorrow night, July
Burrows returns at the expense of Sajed Sadiq for Sunday's match at Rawtenstall.
first and second team games with Rishton have been washed out without
play. Water had got under the sheets at Thorneyholme Road forcing the
abandonment at 1pm.
Tuesday June 29th
Under 11's "A" Team beat Salisbury away tonight. Bowling first Accrington
restricted Salisbury to 213 for the loss of 8 wickets. Ryan Pearson, Josh
Roberts, Connor Brown, Harris Ali and Jacob Clarke all taking 1 wicket
and Bryn Hargreaves took 2 wickets and will be on an "hat trick" with
his first ball against Church on Friday night, the other wicket was a
run out. Accrington replied with 218 with some good defensive batting
knowing that only a low score was required, Salisbury still needed a wicket
with the last ball to win but Josh Roberts dug the ball out to give Accrington
their second win of the season.
Sadiq replaces Richard Burrows in the Accrington team to play Rishton
at Thorneyholme Road on Sunday. Sadiq, who has returned to Accrington
after three seasons at Oswaldtwistle Immanuel has been in great form in
the seconds hitting three successive half centuries.
have current Milnrow and former Nelson professional Wade Wingfield as
professional. Nick Payne has rejoined the club from Read and may play
with Richard Rostron and Sam Hacking unavailable.
Saturday June 26th
first and second team games with Todmorden were not started due to the
Wednesday June 16th
Under 11s A Team secured their first win of the season, with a top performance.
They batted first and scored 267 without losing a wicket, Jacob Clarke
top scoring with 15 and Sam Tattersall scoring 12. They then confined
Rishton to 233 with Jacob Clarke, Josh Roberts and Connor Brown each taking
a wicket, backed up by some superb fielding. A great all round team performance.
Indian legend Richie Richardson will be sub pro' for Littleborough at
Accrington in the Inter League Challenge Trophy quarter final in the absence
of Clinton Perren, who is out of action with a broken finger sustained
whilst standing in for Haslingden recently. Littleborough are currently
in third place in the table having beaten former leaders Norden last week.
Former Todmorden skipper Nigel Hunter is the Littleborough captain. The
full side is: Nigel Hunter (captain), Alex Collins, Richie Richardson
(pro), Gary Hulme, Mark Farndon, Andy Rogerson, Phil Deakin, Chris Dearden,
Matty Collins, Nick Grindrod, Brendon Miskella. The home side are without
the suspended Mohsin Ahmed, who is replaced by young all rounder Sagawat
Sunday June 13th
2nds hit the highest ever score by any
Accrington team when they made 313 against Rishton at Thorneyholme
and Ramsbottom have been drawn at home in the Inter League Challenge Trophy
quarter finals. Accrington will entertain Littleborough and Ramsbottom
will take on Heywood, conquerors of Todmorden and Lowerhouse, at Acre
Bottom. East Lancs have a tough tie at last seasons runners up Crompton,
who beat Bacup in the 2nd round and in the all Central Lancashire League
tie, Werneth will play Rochdale. The matches will take place on Saturday
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Canning has now passed 500 runs in all matches this season for the club.
Tama has 514 runs at 57.1 and he has also taken 33 wickets. Damian Clarke
still heads the fielding stats with 11 catches.
are back at full strength for the local derby at Church on Sunday. Adam
Wilson has recovered from a hamstring injury and Matt Wilson and Richard
Burrows are available again after missing Monday's Inter League win over
Tuesday May 25th
have named an unchanged team for Saturday's visit to Alexandra Meadows
to play league champions East Lancs who are somewhat unpredictable at
the moment. On Sunday all rounder Tofeeq Khan is added to the squad to
play Enfield on the back of a big 2nd XI hundred at Rawtenstall two weeks
Hussain will replace skipper Matt Wilson and Ric Burrows in the Inter
League Trophy against Oldham. Damian Clarke is captain. Sajed and Sajjad
Sadiq return to 2nd XI action this weekend. Big Saj has had three seasons
at Oswaldtwistle Immanuel and is a welcome addition to the squad.
Monday May 24th
professional Tama Canning has moved to the top of the Lancashire League
batting averages after maintaining his average of 74.8 with an innings
of 79 at Todmorden on Sunday. Canning has hit 374 runs with three half
centuries and one century and the all rounder is also the leading wicket
taker with 27. Four catches at Todmorden on Sunday have put Accrington's
Damian Clarke in the lead with nine outfield catches.
Monday May 17th
Under 17s beat Todmorden tonight. Accrington won the toss and batted,
making 108 for 5 in an 18 over match. Richard Williams hit 31 and Simon
Hanson 29 not out. Todmorden made 95 for 5 - Matthew Donnelly 4 overs
1 wkt 13 runs, Graham Sneddon 4 overs 1 wkt 8 runs and James Ormerod 2
overs 1 wkt 8 runs.
Sunday May 16th
the Inter League 2nd Round Accrington take on Oldham, who beat Burnley,
at Thorneyholme Road, Rawtenstall entertain Werneth and Ramsbottom travel
to Unsworth. Bacup will visit last season's runners up Crompton. Lancashire
League leaders Lowerhouse face a tough trip to Heywood in the 2nd Round
of the Inter League Cup. Heywood piled up 262-1 to knock Todmorden out
in the 1st Round. Lancashire League champions East Lancs take on Norden
whilst Rochdale have been drawn at Royton. In the other all Central Lancashire
League tie Littleborough
will host Middleton. The matches will be played on Monday May 31st.
Tuesday May 11th
Town Team is to be resurrected
the Under 11s cup game versus East Lancs away, EL batted first and scored
246, Accrington bowled very well and were backed up by some good fielding
and were unlucky not to take more wickets, Bryn Hargreaves took a good
catch off the bowling of Josh Roberts. In reply Accrington struggled to
174 in the face of good seam and spin bowling from an experienced East
Lancs team. Accrington Under 11's "A" team next fixture is away to Colne
on Friday May 21st.
Friday May 7th
under 13' match of the season against old rivals Enfield. Accrington batted
first scoring 224 for 9. The only two batsmen not to lose their wickets
were Matthew Schofield 14no and Jonathan Hayhurst 10no. On the darker
side one of the Enfield side made a great attempt to catch Jonathan Hayhurst
diving forward his shoulder fell on ball and broke his collar bone, which
means he will be out for 6 weeks a player who will be missed. Top scorer
for Accrington was Waqar Khan who made 18 out twice. Enfield not chasing
a large total where soon struggling after some fine bowling by the Accrington
side who kept them below 200 for most off their innings with S Hanson
3 overs 2 wkts 2 runs. M Schofield 2 overs 1 wkt 2 runs. Aamir Khan 2
overs 1 wkt 5 runs. Akeel Khan 2 overs 3 wkts 8 runs and Farrooq getting
his first ever Accrington wkt. And the wkt keeper was Jake Shepard who
did a good job behind the stumps. A win for Accrington under 13's, new
assistant manager Andy Eland was highly delighted after his first match
in charge. Next up is Burnley away on Friday 21st May. There will be changes
because of squad rotation.
Wednesday May 5th
2nd XI batsman Sagawat Hussain has been picked to play for the North of
England Under 15s against the South of England at Old Trafford on Monday
May 17th. The 15 year-old all rounder was Accrington's 2nd XI Player of
the Year last season, scoring most runs and taking most wickets in the
side. His performances earned him his Lancashire League debut at the age
of 14. The youngster is now set to follow in the footsteps of David and
Graham Lloyd and Graeme Fowler, who all went on to represent Lancashire
Under 11s match against Salesbury has been rained off and will be played
later in the season.
Thursday April 29th
Tuesday April 27th
leaders Accrington are also unchanged. Matt Wilson's men have now won
five matches in a row which is the club's best run since 1990, when they
won six successive games in a spell that began in July of that year. The
weekend's fixtures throw up two stiff challenges with Haslingden the visitors
to Thorneyholme Road on Saturday. It's a case of deja vu at Bentgate with
professional Andrew McDonald under orders to rest a back injury for seven
days. A similar injury was enough to end Jerry Cassell's season just 12
months ago. History is set to be made in this match with Lee Ingham, son
of Mike, due to make his debut. It was 30 years ago that Mike himself
made his league debut in the same side as his father John. No other player
recorded in the history of the Lancashire League has played in the same
side as both his father and his son. On Sunday Accrington travel to Liverpool
Road to take on Lowerhouse.
Monday April 26th
Under 15s lost to Lowerhouse in the cup this evening.
Wednesday April 21st
Under 15s cup match against Lowerhouse has been called off and will now
be played next Monday at Accrington.
leaders Accrington have Graeme Sneddon back in the side on Saturday in
place of Scott Hudson for the visit of Ramsbottom after missing last Sunday's
opening day win over Colne with football commitments. Hudson was a late
replacement for Tariq Hussain who was involved in a car accident on his
way to the match.
Ramsbottom are unchanged amateur-wise but pro' Murali Kartik is due to
arrive this week. Accrington go into the match on the back of three straight
Lancashire League has announced a sponsorship deal with Rossendale company
Musbury Fabrics. As part of the deal, Musbury's sister company, Rawtenstall-based
store Novaks will also be sponsoring a new player of the month award,
which will be selected by the league committee.
we are due to host a Girls Cricket Tournament organised by the Hyndburn
Cricket Development Group with local schools competing from 10.30, weather
Monday April 17th
Under 13s were knocked out of the cup at Church tonight.
Friday April 16th
Under 13s cup match at Church was rained off and will now be played on
Monday. Chairman Rod Kenyon welcomed professional Tama Canning back to
the club at the pre-season party with top group Wasted.
Wednesday April 14th
have New Zealand all rounder Tama Canning back as professional for Sundays
opener against Colne at Thorneyholme Road. Former Rawtenstall batsman
Adam Wilson joins his brother Matt in a side that will be without the
retired Steve Juliff and Paul Barratt, who has emigrated to New Zealand.
Graeme Sneddon is unvailable but Tariq Hussain is down to play. Accrington
are renowned slow starters, having won just one match on the opening day
in the last 14 seasons, back in 1993. Against that Matt Wilson's men finished
the season strongly with two good wins. On the other hand, opponents Colne
have won just one of their last 13 league matches and that was at Accrington.
The visitors will be without the suspended Jeff Ellis. Former skipper
Gary Laycock is taking a year out and Andy Roberts is leaving the area.
All rounder Qasim Ali has joined the club after just one season at Lowerhouse.
David Spokes and Gareth Ormerod are included in the side and Colne skipper
Steve Woods will be hoping that new signing Chris Willan from Nelson can
shake off a back injury in time to make his debut in a match that will
feature no fewer than four Wilsons with two on each side. [Teams]
Warburton is to become the Lancashire Leagues Assistant Secretary in May.
This means that Duncan will have to relinquish his roles as Cricket
Section Secretary and Lancashire League representative.
Saturday April 10th
signing Adam Wilson made an impressive 45 on his first team debut, putting
on 81 for the first wicket with Mohsin Ahmed, who hit 51 in Accrington's
155-7 in a pre-season friendley against
Clitheroe at Thorneyholme Road. Skipper Matt Wilson (22) and Graeme
Sneddon (14 not out) also kept the new electronic scorebox ticking over.
Jimmy Hayhurst then picked up the first two Clitheroe wickets as the visitors
looked unhappy at 5-2, but they recovered to record a 5 wicket win with
1 over to spare. Hayhurst picked up 4-14 in 8 overs with Damian Clarke
testing his injured shoulder in taking 1-37.
Thursday April 1st
have signed Tama Canning as professional. [More]
Wednesday March 31st
were granted to Adam Greenwood (to Church) and Kamran Khan (to Enfield)
at tonights Lancashire League meeting.
Sunday March 28th
will play two friendlies against Clitheroe. The firsts play at Thorneyholme
Road on Saturday April 10th with the seconds travelling to Clitheroe on
Easter Monday April 12th.
Thursday March 25th
Gala Dinner at King Street Club was a great success inspite of being let
down 48 hours earlier by Willie Thorn who opted to play in a televised
poker tournament instead. Ex Notts and England opener Tim Robinson stood
President Peter Barratt said: "Congratulations to the Working Party
for the tremendous efforts which ensured a fabulous Gala Dinner. What
a good night. Lots of urgently needed cash was raised for the Cricket
Section and the dinner was a credit to the Club and all who gave their
time in organising the event. Many thanks to the sponsors and all who
supported it, let us continue with this support at all the events which
are to take place throughout the year and get the Club on its feet again.
All the very best to Rod Kenyon in his new role as Chairman and good luck
to all the teams both senior and junior. " [Pics]
Thursday March 11th
Sunday March 7th
Under 15s retained their title
in the Steven Dickenson Ltd Hyndburn Indoor Cricket League at Hyndburn
Sports Centre by beating Enfield Eagles. Accrington
Lightning made 231-2 and then restricted the Eagles to 214-4 to earn a
place in the County Finals on April 25th. In the Under 13s final Accrington
Lightning lost to Church Cougars. Accrington made 211-5 with Church replying
with 220-4. [Pics]
Friday March 5th
club has found a Treasurer at last. Kim Sneddon will take up the role
with immediate effect.
Wilson has been appointed as first team captain. Dave Kennedy will skipper
the seconds and Zaed Hussain takes charge of the thirds.
an old tradition will be revived when Accrington take on Accrington Stanley
at Thorneyholme Road in a cricket match on Wednesday July 7th.
Monday March 1st
will play Clitheroe at Thorneyholme Road on Saturday April 10th in a friendly.
Sunday February 29th
Under 15s beat Baxenden Stags to reach the final of the Steven
Dickenson Ltd Hyndburn Indoor Cricket League at Hyndburn Sports Centre.
The Stags hit 218-2 but Accy Lightning hit 235-2 to book a date with Enfield
Eagles next Sunday March 7th at 12.30. Before that the Under 13s will
play Church Cougars in the Under 13 Final at 12.00. [Team
Thursday February 26th
Sunday February 22nd
done to Richard Burrows, Pete Conroy, Andy Eland and Zaed Hussain who
today passed the ECB Level 1 coaching award. [Pic]
Wednesday February 18th
Under 15s will face tough opposition in this seasons cup competition with
last seasons Section 2 champions Lowerhouse being the visitors in a match
that must be played before April 18th. The winners will play Enfield or
Darwen. The Under 13s will travel to Church in a match that must be played
before April 25th. A game against Rishton or East Lancs awaits the winners.
The Under 11s take on East Lancs at Alexandra Meadows before May 23rd.
The winners will play either Rishton or Salesbury.
Tuesday February 17th
Accrington and District Cricket League AGM and Formation Meeting will
be held at Accrington Cricket Club on Wednesday March 10th at 7.30. New
teams wishing to join please contact the Secretary Susan Astbury on 01254
600309 before March 3rd.
team who wont be attending is Accrington A who were one of the ADCL's
longest serving teams. The team is switching leagues to play in the Lancashire
League 3rd XI League to give some of the club's younger players a break
from too much cricket.
Sunday February 15th
Under 15s won both their matches in today's Steven
Dickenson Ltd Hyndburn Indoor Cricket League and created a new
competition record in the process. [Team
In the first match against Gt Harwood Mark Williams was rested as he played
in last years 13's 6 aside winning team. Gt Harwood batted first and scored
208 for 2 wkts after some good bowling and fielding from the Accrington
lads. When Accrington batted they cruised past Gt Harwood's score and
went on to score 250 for 2, Accrington 2 points. In the second match against
Church, Church batted first again. Accrington bowled and fielded well,
in fact better, Church were restricted to 196 for 6. Jonathan Duckett
was rested for this match, Accrington went on to score a record 262- 2,
again another two points. We must now wait two weeks until we play Baxenden
with a win needed to get us into the final.
squad was: Waqas Ahmed, Sagawat Hussain, Matthew Donnelly, James Ormerod,
Jonathan Duckett, Fazil Khan and Mark Williams
Thursday February 12th
Sunday February 8th
Lightning reached the final of the Steven Dickenson Ltd Hyndburn Indoor
Cricket League by winning both matches in the Under 13 Section A. Lightning
(238-2) beat Great Harwood Hawks (228-3) by 10 runs and Baxenden Stags
(228-3) by one run after hitting 229-2.
team was Simon Hanson (capt), Matthew Schofield, Jake Shepard, Z.Sheikh,
H. Yaqoob and A.Khan.
Sunday it's the turn of the Under 15s in the competition
which is being held at Hyndburn Sports Centre.
Friday February 6th
Kenyon has agreed to become the new Chairman of the Cricket Section. We
all wish him well. Negotiations have begun with a professional.
Accrington Cricket Club made a loss of £5,069 last year. An increase
of over £5,000 on expenditure, mainly due to employing a groundsman,
was the main reason for the deficit. [More]
legend Willie Thorn has been confirmed as the speaker at the Gala Dinner
at King Street Club on Friday March 19th. [More]
Thursday January 22nd
Thursday January 15th
nets begin at Moorhead on Friday January 9th. Juniors 6.30 and Seniors