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Tuesday December 29th
The past week has seen the completion of the seasons 1950, 1999, 2000 and 2001 in the scorecard archive. An interesting match at Burnley to conclude the 1999 season saw a superb unbeaten 73 by Mushtaq Ahmed lead Accrington to a nailbiting 1 wicket win. Mushtaq batted through the innings to play his best knock for the club with future England paceman Jimmy Anderson taking 5-41 and sub pro Jon Harvey 4-63 for the home side.

Friday December 4th
AGM [Management Report]

Thursday November 26th
Worsley Cup winners Ramsbottom will have home advantage in their Ron Singleton Colne Trophy match against league champions Accrington on Saturday 24th April 2010.

Tuesday November 17th
Former record breaking wicketkeeper Terry Neville will be the guest of honour at this year's Senior Presentation Night on Saturday 28th November from 7.45pm. Terry was a member of the 1975 Championship winning side and he held the club record for most victims in a season from 1970 until it was broken by Billy Rawstron in 1989. There will be a sports, general knowledge and music quiz starting at 8.00pm, followed by the presentation. The Junior Presentation Night will be held on Saturday 21st November from 7.30pm.

Monday November 9th
This weeks trawl through the archives in Accrington Library unearthed some outstanding innings from Lindon Dewhurst in 1951. The Accrington legend averaged 175 in three innings spanning ten days. He began with a career best unbeaten 121 at Haslingden on May 5th. A week later he hit an unbeaten 86 in an 8 win against Lowerhouse at Thorneyholme Road and two days later he made 46 in the draw at Enfield. Lindon had his best ever season hitting 559 runs in Mick Raymer's first season at the club as professional. 1951 Scorecard Archive

Wednesday October 28th
Worsley Cup holders Ramsbottom and 2008 winners Accrington have both been given byes in the draw for the 2010 competition.

Runners up for the last two seasons Todmorden have a home draw against Lowerhouse. Burnley and Nelson will contest a local derby at Turf Moor and Colne will take on East Lancs at the Horsfield.

The other three games feature Hyndburn clubs against Rossendale sides with Bacup hosting Rishton, Church entertaining Haslingden and Rawtenstall travelling to Enfield.

The matches are due to take place on Sunday 23rd May 2010.

The full draw is:

Burnley v Nelson
Bacup v Rishton
Todmorden v Lowerhouse
Church v Haslingden
Colne v East Lancs
Enfield v Rawtenstall
Byes:- Accrington and Ramsbottom

Friday October 23rd
The club was united in grief today at the funeral of Adam Donnelly who died suddenly on Monday at the age of 23. Our thoughts are with his family Michael, Sheila and Matthew at this sad time.

Sunday October 11th
Accrington begin the defence of their Lancashire League title at Todmorden, the team that proved to be the champion's nemesis in 2009, on Sunday April 25th 2010. This season the fixtures have a completely new look about them. Gone are the traditional derby days as the fixtures have been completely revamped for the first time in three decades. The season ends on Sunday September 12th. The Worsley Cup begins on Sunday May 23rd with the final scheduled for Sunday August 8th. The draw will be made at October's League Meeting. Fixtures

Monday September 21st
A limited edition set of souvenir mugs is being produced to celebrate Accrington's 2009 Lancashire League Championship triumph. Featuring captain David Ormerod with the league trophy on the back, twelve of Accrington's stars from the season are featured in action images, including David Lloyd's title winning boundary and Paul Carroll's legendary six at Lowerhouse. The mugs are available as a complete set of twelve priced at £50 or individually priced at £5 each by contacting Nigel Stockley on 01254 392923 or via email [More]

The under 15s have won the league. [More]

Thursday September 10th
Haslingden's defeat at Nelson last Sunday means the title wont be decided until the final weekend of the season. Second placed Accrington who are 16 points behind the leaders face away games at Church and Lowerhouse. Matt Schofield replaces James Ormerod in the Accrington side on Saturday. The visitors hope skipper David Ormerod will be fit to play after suffering a recurrence of a thigh injury whilst bowling against Bacup last Sunday. Church make three changes with Alec and Sam Holt and Sagawat Hussain replacing Pete Rowbottom, Joel Gaskill and Luke Gilrane.

On Sunday Accrington call on David Lloyd to undertake Mission Virtually Impossible to retain the title. The veteran returns to play on the ground where he earned his first collection back in 1964 in place of Matt Schofield. An interesting footnote to this match is the performance of the opposing professionals. Accrington's Roy Silva has had a nightmare this season after the success of 2009 whilst Lowerhouse have nominated Jon Finch as professional for the final matches after juggling various subs all season. Both players currently have 24 wickets and almost identical run aggregates with Finch totalling 6 more on 339. The difference is that Finch has only played half a season and so has a far superior average in both disciplines. Finch averages 33.9 against Silva's 18.5 with the bat. With the ball Finch's wickets come at 18.1 with Silva's costing over 10 runs each more. Wicketkeeper Jack McGregor hopes to be fit enough to replace Joe Martin behind the sticks for the home side. Looking back at this match in 1959

Wednesday September 2nd
With the title now seemingly out of reach following the wash out at Haslingden on Sunday, Accrington face Bacup in the final senior game at Thorneyholme Road this season looking to pick up points to cement the Holland Cup for the first time since 1989. Both clubs field unchanged teams. Don't forget start times are 12.45pm in all September matches. Looking back at this match in 1959

Tuesday August 25th
Another vital double header lies in store this weekend with a home game against Lowerhouse on Saturday and a visit to league leaders Haslingden on Sunday.

An unwanted record is on the line at Thorneyholme Road on Saturday when Accrington bid to beat Lowerhouse at home for the first time since 1994. The visitors have recorded twelve wins with two games finishing as no results in that time. Lowerhouse name an unchanged team with Carl Sandri again acting as sub professional. Looking back at this match in 1959
On Sunday Accrington visit leaders Haslingden who going into the weekend were 20 points ahead of the champions who have played one game more. Haslingden are unchanged. Looking back at this match in 1959 Don't forget the new 7 a-side Under 16s tournament on August Bank Holiday Monday at Thorneyholme Road. The Hyndburn 7 a-side Cricket Tournament features six of the borough's clubs - Accrington, Baxenden, Enfield, Great Harwood, Oswaldtwistle Immanuel and Rishton and is sponsored by Hyndburn Council. Admission to the competition is free. There will also be a tombola and book stalls.

Wednesday August 19th
The double headers return this weekend with six games to go and four weekends left of the 2009 season. On Saturday second placed Accrington welcome new Worsley Cup winners Ramsbottom to Thorneyholme Road. Matt Schofield replaces Gul Khan in the home sides line-up whilst Ramsbottom are at full strength. Looking back at this match in 1959
On Sunday Accrington visit Church in a local derby. The home side go into the match full of confidence, sitting in fifth place with two recent wins over four time Accrington conquerors Todmorden and also a victory earlier in the season over current leaders Haslingden under their belts. It's two years since Church last beat Accrington so Phill Gilrane's men will be going all out to put the record straight in their quest for a top four place. Accrington are unchanged whilst Church stick with Saturday's squad. Leading bowler Andy Bentley is a major doubt with a side strain. Looking back at this match in 1959

Friday August 14th
Accrington have signed Will Driver as professional for 2010 after deciding not to offer terms to current professional Roy Silva. [More]

Wednesday August 12th
Two title outsiders meet at Seedhill on Sunday where Nelson take on champions Accrington. The match at Thorneyholme Road went the way of Khurram Nazir's men who triumphed by 8 wickets just two weeks ago. Gul Khan Raja replaces the holidaying Simon Hanson in the Accrington side. Chris Heap makes his first appearance of the season for Nelson in place of Neil Thompson. Russell Bradley also makes his senior debut in place of Sam Tillotson behind the wickets. Looking back at this match in 1959

Wednesday August 5th
It's a make or break game at Centre Vale for both Accrington and Todmorden as the title chasers look to stay with leaders Haslingden, who have set a hot pace with eight successive wins to move 20 points clear of second placed Accrington, who have played a game more than the rest of the pack. Worsley Cup finalists Todmorden have the upper hand over the champions this season, having already beaten David Ormerod's men three times this season. Accrington name an unchanged team. Todmorden bring in Nick Barker and John Campbell in place of James Morgan and Paul Marrow. Looking back at this match in 1959 with Russ Cuddihy

Sunday August 2nd
Accrington are hosting a new 7 a-side Under 16s tournament on August Bank Holiday Monday at Thorneyholme Road. The Hyndburn 7 a-side Cricket Tournament features six of the borough's clubs - Accrington, Baxenden, Enfield, Great Harwood, Oswaldtwistle Immanuel and Rishton and is sponsored by Hyndburn Council. Admission to the competition is free. There will also be a tombola and book stalls. The fun begins at 11am on Monday 29th August. [More]

Wednesday July 29th
Champions Accrington face another tough test on Sunday when Nelson visit Thorneyholme Road. Nelson professional Robin Peterson has been in prime form since returning from the Twenty20 World Cup, taking 37 wickets at the remarkable average of 6.2. The left arm spinner has taken five or more wickets in six of the seven innings he has bowled in. David Crotty replaces Danny Kegg in the Nelson team whilst Accrington are unchanged. The home side will need professional Roy Silva to find some form with the bat. The Sri Lankan has yet to register a half century in the league this season and he has scored just 7 runs in his last three innings.

Wednesday July 22nd
The double headers return this weekend with two vital matches against Rawtenstall and Rishton. On Saturday Accrington entertain Rawtenstall who were Holland Cup winners and David Ormerod's men's main rivals for the title last season. Having lost several key players, Vinny Hanson's men have had a hard season but are just running into form with successive victories against Lowerhouse and Todmorden. League Legend Keith Roscoe has been lured out of retirement and he already has 11 wickets from three matches since his return. Accrington will also be up against their former all rounder Toby Bulcock. The visitors name an unchanged team whilst Damian Clarke replaces Matt Schofield in the Accrington team. Looking back at this match in 1959

On Sunday Accrington travel down to Rishton. The home side have a new captain with John Seedle having taken over from Andy Bartley since the clubs last met on the opening day. Accrington name the same team. Rishton are without John Seedle, Andy Bartley, Garth Wyse and Jimmy Bibby this weekend. Blackrod paid man Kudeshra Asela Jayasinghe stands in as professional. Scott Greaves has been lured out of retirement to face his former club. Looking back at this match in 1959

Wednesday July 15th
Accrington travel to Colne on Sunday. Jeff Ellis' men let the champions off the hook the last time the sides met last month, having reduced Accrington to 18-4, only to lose the match by 54 runs after a fine knock by sub professional Anil Rideegammanagedera. Accrington name an unchanged team. Colne make three changes with Adam Holt, Justin Nutter and John Lambert replacing Ryan Procter, Colin Varley and Steve Woods. [Teams] Looking back at this match in 1959

Wednesday July 8th
On Sunday, champions Accrington will have to reverse last month's defeat by Mark Bolton's unpredictable East Lancs at Thorneyholme Road if they are to get their championship defence back on track. Accrington name an unchanged team whilst East Lancs are without Phil Bolton and Paul Kelly. Second team skipper Darryl Redhead comes in and Jon Fielding stands in for Brendon Nash as sub professional.Looking back at this match in 1959

Thursday July 2nd
League leaders Accrington travel to Turf Moor on Saturday to take on Burnley.
The champions have named both professional Roy Silva and Graham Lloyd after injury scares. Silva picked up a hamstring injury against Enfield in the 20/20 last Friday that kept him out of Sunday's win over Colne whilst Lloyd injured his calf during his half century and finished his innings with a runner. Qasim Ali returns to the Burnley team.
The corresponding match back in 1959 featured the Lancashire League's most famous big hit. Looking back at this match in 1959

Wednesday June 24th
After a rare day of rest on Saturday, league leaders Accrington face an intriguing test on Sunday when lowly Colne visit Thorneyholme Road. Jeff Ellis' men are quite capable of beating any team in the league when professional Anwar Ali gets it right with either bat or ball. The Pakistani paceman has taken 17 wickets in his last three matches, two of which have produced victories. The 21 year-old is no mug with the bat either as his 124 against Bacup illustrates. Matt Wilson returns after injury and Paul Carroll comes back after business commitments into the Accrington team in place of Damian Clarke, who has decided to stand down from the senior side for the forseeable future, and Bryn Hargreaves. Colne are unchanged.
The corresponding match in 1959 was abandoned without play

Tuesday June 23rd
Only local pride will be at stake on Friday when Accrington look to end their miserable run of twelve successive defeats in the 20/20 competition when they take on Enfield at Thorneyholme Road. Matt Wilson returns to the Accrington side after injury and Jacob Johnson and Ramiz Hussain make their senior debuts.
Team: Stuart Crabtree, Matt Wilson, Damian Clarke, Graeme Sneddon, James Ormerod (wk), Jimmy Hayhurst, Simon Hanson, Ramiz Hussain, Bryn Hargreaves, Jacob Johnson, Roy Silva (Pro)

Thursday June 18th
A juicy double header against local championship rivals Enfield promises to provide a treat for local cricket fans this weekend. [More]

Tuesday June 16th
Accrington are without David Ormerod, Paul Carroll and Graham Lloyd at Alexandra Meadows on Friday in the 20/20 match against East Lancs. Veteran campaigner Ian Johnson and youngster Bryn Hargreaves makes their senior debuts.
Team: Stuart Crabtree, Simon Hanson, Damian Clarke, Graeme Sneddon, James Ormerod (wk), Jimmy Hayhurst, Matt Schofield, Toc Hussain, Bryn Hargreaves, Ian Johnson, Roy Silva (Pro)

Thursday June 11th
Accrington have a free 2020 Friday this week and no game on Saturday. Sunday sees Burnley visiting Thorneyholme Road. Wicketkeeper James Ormerod returns for Accrington in place of Toc Hussain. Steven Whittaker and Daniel Pickup replace Chris Burton and Aiden Tate in the Burnley team. Vishal Tripathi will keep wicket.
Looking back at this match in 1959

Sunday June 7th
The club is saddened to hear of the death of Richard Worsick. Father of former Accrington professional Alan, Richard was a lifelong member of the club. Condolences to Richard's family from all at the club.

Saturday June 6th
The seconds have been knocked out of the Junior Cup by Rawtenstall who left Thorneyholme Road with a 32 run win. The visitors made 127 and they then bowled Accrington out for 95.

Thursday June 4th
The seconds face Rawtenstall in the Junior Cup 2nd Round at Thorneyholme Road on Saturday. Steve Juliff adds his experience to the side and Gul Khan Raja also returns after making his senior debut last Sunday.On Sunday Accrington travel to Alexandra Meadows to play twelfth placed East Lancs. The Blackburn side have won just once this season in the league whilst Accrington have lost just once in the league. East Lancs lose Andy Clague from Saturday's squad whilst Accrington replace James Ormerod and Gul Khan Raja with Damian Clarke and Matt Schofield. Stuart Crabtree will keep wicket.
Looking back at this match in 1959

Tuesday June 2nd
Gul Raja Khan comes in for James Ormerod in Accrington's team in the 20/20 at Church on Friday.
Team: David Ormerod (Captain), Graham Lloyd, Paul Carroll, Graeme Sneddon, Stuart Crabtree, Simon Hanson, Jimmy Hayhurst, Gul Raja Khan, Toc Hussain, Damian Clarke, Roy Silva (Pro)

Thursday May 28th
Accrington look to score their first ever 20/20 win over Rishton when the clubs meet at Thorneyholme Road on Friday. Rishton have won all of the clubs four previous meetings in the competition. After a rare day of rest on Saturday Accrington meet local rivals Church at Thorneyholme Road on Sunday. Gul Khan Raja makes his senior debut for the league leaders against an unchanged Church team. After back to back cup defeats Accrington will be looking to get back to winning ways against a Church team fresh from two good wins last weekend. Looking back at this match in 1959

Wednesday May 27th
The seconds will play Rawtenstall at Thorneyholme Road in the 2nd Round of the Junior Cup on Saturday June 6th.

Tuesday May 26th
Graham Lloyd makes his 20/20 debut for Accrington in their opening match against Rishton at Thorneyholme Road on Friday.
Team: David Ormerod (Captain), Graham Lloyd, Paul Carroll, Graeme Sneddon, Stuart Crabtree, Simon Hanson, Jimmy Hayhurst, James Ormerod (wk), Toc Hussain, Damian Clarke, Roy Silva (Pro)

Thursday May 21st
Accrington begin a punishing schedule of five matches in nine days with a trip to Acre Bottom to play fellow league leaders Ramsbottom. David Ormerod's men finally broke their hoodoo on their last visit in August with a first victory at Acre Bottom since 1989. Accrington name an unchanged team whilst Ramsbottom welcome back Alex Bell after a spell at Macclesfield and skipper Keith Webb returns after missing last Sunday's match in place of Nick Murphy and Robert Read. Looking back at this match in 1959

Sunday sees a return to the scene of Accrington's momentous Worsley Cup triumph last August to play Todmorden for the third time this season. Jon Henderson's men have the upper hand at the moment with wins in the Colne Trophy and the league so far against Accrington. The Todmorden skipper is named in the side after injury and Stuart Priestley replaces Alistair Harrison whilst Accrington are unchanged. Looking back at the 1st Round match in 1959 [Teams]

On Monday Accrington play their first ever Lancashire Cup match against familiar foes in Norden from the Central Lancashire League at Thorneyholme Road. The two clubs met in a pre-season friendly with Accrington coming out on top in a low scoring game. Prior to that the clubs met in the Inter League Trophy in 2006 when a Nishit Shetty century saw Accrington to a 9 wicket victory. Accrington replace the unavailable Graeme Sneddon with Andy Greenwood. Norden will have to play without a professional if Jean Symes has still not arrived by Monday.
Norden's team is: Dexter Fitton (capt), Hashum Malik, Oliver Makin, Nick Brierley (wk), Greg Tattersall, Phil Collinson, Zane Arthur, Matthew Buckley, Stephen Firth, Harvey Fitton, AN Other Looking back at the Norden match in 2006 [Teams]

Wednesday May 20th
Accrington's scorecards from 1992 have now been completed. The club's scorecards from the period 1955-1992 are now complete in the Archive.

Thursday May 14th

On Saturday it's the First Fixed Replay Date. Accrington take on high scoring Haslingden at Thorneyholme Road. Paul Carroll replaces Toc Hussain in the Accrington team. Alex Marcroft makes his senior debut for Haslingden in place of Lee Ingham.
Looking back at this match in 1959 On Sunday Enfield are the visitors in an eagerly awaited local derby. The two clubs served up three nailbiting classics last season which all went the way of the eventual champions. Both sides have begun the season well with Enfield having won four out of five matches. Both clubs have one league defeat to date, Accrington having played one game less. Accrington are unchanged. Professional Gary Brent returns to the Enfield side. Looking back at this match in 1959

Friday May 8th
Professional Roy Silva has arrived this morning. He is currently settling in at his new home in Devonshire Street where he will reside for the summer. Thursday May 7th
On Saturday league champions Accrington travel to bottom club Bacup who are searching for a first win of the season. Professional Roy Silva is due to make his first appearance of the season for Accrington who name an otherwise unchanged team. Bacup name the same amateur line up.
Looking back at this match in 1959

On Sunday, Accrington take on high scoring Haslingden at Thorneyholme Road. Toc Hussain replaces Paul Carroll in the Accrington team whilst Haslingden are unchanged.
Looking back at this match in 1959 [Teams]

Monday May 4th
Accrington's scorecards from 1978 and 1979 have now been completed. The club's scorecards from the period 1955-1991 are now complete in the Archive. Friday May 1st
The season's first double header sees the champions in action agaisnt Todmorden again on Saturday and at Rawtenstall on Sunday.

Accrington face Todmorden again at Thorneyholme Road seven days after the visitors picked up the Ron Singleton Colne Trophy with a 3 wicket victory. David Lloyd replaces Matt Wilson who faces a knee operation. Alistair Harrison replaces injured skipper Jon Henderson and Stuart Priestley comes in for Ian Hague. Andrew Sutcliffe takes charge. Pervez Aziz from Home Counties League side Slough stands in Todmorden for both weekend matches. Neil Holmes again fills in for Accrington.
Looking back at this match in 1959 On Sunday, last season's top two, Accrington and Rawtenstall face each other at Bacup Road. Accrington are unchanged with David Lloyd remaining in the side. The ground is undergoing building work at present on the new clubhouse. Consequently only the Bacup Road entrance is now in operation. There is a new refreshment room on the terrace and the former sponsors room now serves as the public bar in the pavilion. On the field Afrus Ali and Scott Wylie return in place of Matt Barnes and Tom Brown for Rawtenstall. Accrington are unchanged. Will Driver is sub professional.
Looking back at this match in 1959 [Teams]To complete a triple header weekend the thirds are at home to Todmorden on Star Wars Day, Monday May 4th.

Friday April 24th
Former Lancashire bowler Peter Martin will be Accrington's sub professional against Todmorden tomorrow.

Thursday April 23rd
The annual curtain raiser to the season takes place at Thorneyholme Road on Saturday where double winners Accrington meet Worsley Cup runners up Todmorden for the Ron Singleton Colne Trophy. Both clubs look set to be without their regular professionals. Todmorden will have Littleborough professional Daryl Smit as sub professional. James Ormerod comes in for Accrington in the absence of Zahir Afzal. Todmorden play new signings Nick and Steven Barker.This meeting will be the first of four scheduled between the clubs this season. Both sides have been drawn together in the 1st Round of the Thwaites Original Worsley Cup on Sunday May 24th at Centre Vale. On Sunday defending champions Accrington meet their predecessors Rishton on the opening day for only the fourth time in history and the first time since 1980. The two sides met in the league's inaugural season of 1892 on the opening day but have only locked horns on the first day on two other occasions, 1904 and 1947. Accrington bring in James Ormerod in the absence of Zahir Afzal and Toby Bulcock. Matt Wilson plays his last game before a knee operation. Former Lowerhouse all rounder Will Driver will stand in as professional for Accrington. Richard Rostron is fit again for Rishton who have Read professional Jon Harvey as sub pro. Scott Greaves has retired and Tiarnan Hamill is unavailable for the visitors so Irfan Muhammed makes his senior debut for the club after signing from East Lancs. Karl Andrews is also in the side.
Looking back at this match in 1959

Sunday April 19th
Half centuries by Matt Wilson (56) and Graham Lloyd (50) helped Accrington to a 23 run win at Bradshaw. The visitors made 173-8. Simon Hanson took 4-31 and Damian Clarke 2-33 to dismiss Bradshaw for 150 after the home side had made a flying start.

Saturday April 18th
The 1958 season is now complete in the Scorecard Archive.

Friday April 17th
This weekends teams:
1st XI at Bradshaw on Sunday:
David Ormerod (Captain), Matt Wilson, Paul Carroll, Stuart Crabtree, Graham Lloyd, Graeme Sneddon, Simon Hanson, James Hayhurst, James Ormerod, Toc Hussain, Damian Clarke. Meet Accrington 11.30 am

2nd XI at Rishton on Sunday:
Len Dewhurst (Captain), Gul Khan, Rameez Hussain, Jon Hayhurst, Jacob Johnson, Sam Tattersall, Bryn Hargreaves, Ian Johnson, Kevin Wood, Richard Williams, Jacob Clarke. Meet Accrington 11.45 am

Another two seasons are now complete in the Scorecard Archive 1972 and 1974.

Sunday April 12th
Accrington registered an 18 run win over Norden in a low scoring friendly at Thorneyholme Road. Simon Hanson top scored with 26 in Accrington's 92 all out. Skipper David Ormerod picked up 3-8 and Hanson 2-8 to dismiss Norden for 74.

Saturday April 11th
Three more seasons are now complete in the Scorecard Archive 1956 , 1971 and 1973 joining the recently completed season 1970.

Thursday April 9th
This weekends teams:
1st XI at Clitheroe on Saturday:
David Ormerod (Captain), Matt Wilson, Paul Carroll, Stuart Crabtree, Graeme Sneddon, James Hayhurst, Toc Hussain, Andy Greenwood, Jon Hayhurst, Damian Clarke, Jacob Johnson

2nd XI home to Clitheroe on Saturday:
Len Dewhurst (Captain), Gul Khan, Rameez Hussain, Kevin Wood, Sam Tattersall, Ian Johnson, Richard Williams, Bryn Hargreaves, Matt Donnelly, Irfan, AN Other.1st XI home to Norden on Sunday:
David Ormerod (Captain), Matt Wilson, Paul Carroll, Stuart Crabtree, Graeme Sneddon, Graham Lloyd, Simon Hanson, James Hayhurst, Matt Schofield, James Ormerod, AN Other

Monday April 6th
Junior nets start on Wednesday 22nd April for the Under 9s and 11s and  Monday 27th for Under 13s and 15s. Both 6.30 - 8.00pm weather  permitting.

Monday March 30th
The Celebration Dinner at the Town Hall on on Friday 17th April is now sold out. Read's Jon Harvey will stand in as sub professional for Rishton in the club's opening match at Accrington on 26th April.

Saturday March 28th
The 1980s scorecard archive has now been completed with the uploading of the final cards from the 1983 season. Work is continuing on the 1970s scorecards. Archive team photos will also be on-line soon. If you have any 1st XI team photos from the past please email Nigel Stockley.

Wednesday March 4th
Three players have had their registrations transferred from Accrington. Mahboob Hussain and Imran Hussain have joined Church and Wayne Roberts has gone back to Rishton.

Tuesday February 24th
Three pre-season friendlies have been announced:
Saturday April 11th
Accrington 2nds v Clitheroe 2nds
Clitheroe v Accrington

Sunday April 12th
Accrington v Norden

Thursday February 5th
Toby Bulcock has left Accrington to join title rivals Rawtenstall. [More]

Saturday January 24th
Accrington are holding a Celebration Dinner at Accrington Town Hall on Friday 17th April. [More]

Sunday January 4th
Fitness training has been postponed this week and will now begin on Tuesday 13th January at the same venue Haslingden Sports Centre.

Thursday January 1st
David Lloyd will return to the club for another superb night of entertainment on Friday January 23rd. [More]

Winter fitness training starts on Tuesday 13th January from 7-8pm at Haslingden Sports Centre. All first and second eleven players need to attend, if possible.  Ring Dave Ormerod for more details if necessary. Seniors Sundays from 11th January 11am-12.30. Juniors Fridays from 9th January. Under 9s and 11s 7.00-7.45, Under 13s and 15s 7.45-9pm

The dressing rooms have been given a make-over. [More]

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