|Accrington Cricket Club|
Bumble and Shane make it a magical night
Wednesday June 21st 2006
David Lloyd and Shane Warne both made appearances on a magical re-union night at the club.
David was one of three former Accrington captains interviewed by Radio Lancashire's local cricket commentator Phil Bird and Shane made an appearance in a specially recorded DVD clip.
A packed clubhouse heard Russ Cuddihy, captain of the 1967 side, recount tales of Wes Hall and Lindon Dewhurst's mysterious injury in the 1970 final that allowed sub fielder Tony Farrell to help Accrington win the trophy for the first time in 34 years.
Phil read out messages from Trevor Hatch, Paul Barratt and the 1970 professional Bruce Francis. [More]
Ian Birtwistle was next up with memories of the club's second golden age in the 1970s when Alan Worsick was professional.
Then it was David's much anticipated return to the centre stage with tales from his time at the club to his time at Lancashire and England, his move into coaching, umpiring and managing his county and the national side.
Shane Warne recalled his season at the club in 1991 in a short DVD clip. [More]
Excerpts from the second half of David's interview will be broadcast on Radio Lancashire's Cricket Extra over the coming weekends from 6pm.
Special thanks are due to Phil Bird, Christine Sneddon for the supper, Alven Burrows and Peter Barratt for their support, Geoff Stockley for the filming and to Graham Lloyd, was was unable to appear on the night, for setting up the evening.