Accrington Cricket Club

Senior Award Winners
Saturday November 19th 2022

Long serving batsman Andrew Greenwood won the Champagne Moment at Accrington's Senior Presentation Night.

Greenwood hit his maiden senior half century in his 158th innings for the club at Colne in July.

Ben Gorton picked up two awards to round off a successful first season at the club.

Gorton was named Players Player of the Year and he also won the 1st XI Prize for Most Runs.

Veteran Jimmy Hayhurst picked up the 1st XI awards for Best Average in both Batting and Bowling.

Toby Bulcock won the award for Most Wickets.

Club captain Graeme Sneddon won the Chairman's Cup.

Junior Player of the Year was George Mills Jnr.

In the the seconds Afrus Ali was named Players Player of the Year and he also won the Batting Average Prize.

Asmat Mehmood won the award for Most runs, Yousuf Ali won Most Wickets and Mohammed Tayyib won the award for best Bowling Average.

In the thirds Players’ Player was Waqar Ashraf who also won the award for Most Wickets.

Waleed Majeed won the award for Most Runs with Mohammed Nadeem winning the award for best Batting Average.

The best Bowling Average award was won by Toc Hussain.

The full list of awards:


Most Runs - Ben Gorton
Batting Avg - James Hayhurst
Most Wickets - Toby Bulcock
Bowling Avg - James Hayhurst
Players’ Player - Ben Gorton

Champagne Moment - Andrew Greenwood 50 vs Colne 


Most Runs - Asmat Mehmood
Batting Avg - Afrus Ali
Most Wickets - Yousuf Ali
Bowling Avg - Mohammed Tayyib
Players’ Player - Afrus Ali


Most Runs - Waleed Majeed
Batting Avg - Mohammed Nadeem
Most Wickets - Waqar Ashraf
Bowling Avg - Toc Hussain
Players’ Player - Waqar Ashraf 

Chairman’s Cup - Graeme Sneddon
Junior Player of the Year - George Mills Jnr 


1st XI

Maiden 1st XI 100s:  Ben Gorton, Jacob Clarke (3 in 4 innings)
Maiden 1st XI 50s:   Andrew Greenwood, James Hayhurst
Maiden 1st XI 5 wickets in an innings: Kian Farnworth, Mohammed Tayyib

1st XI Career Best Performances:
Jacob Clarke – 106 v Gt Harwood
Andrew Greenwood – 53 v Colne
James Hayhurst – 50 v Rishton
Toby Bulcock – 7-24 v Colne

  • Ben Gorton’s total of 8 league half centuries was the second most in a season by an amateur behind Graham Beech who scored 10 50’s in 1981
  • Ben Gorton’s total of 767 league runs was the 4th highest by an amateur behind Graham Beech (938 in 1981), Graham Lloyd (849 in 2008 and 842 in 2009)
  • Jacob Clarke became only the 2nd player in the club’s history to score 3 centuries in 4 innings, the only other player to achieve this was Ashar Zaidi in 2013. He is only the 10th player in the club’s history to score 3 league centuries in a season
  • Graeme Sneddon is now in 2nd place in the list of most league appearances with 429, behind Ian Birtwistle (525)


2nd XI
Maiden 2nd XI 100s: Afrus Ali, Asmat Mehmood
Maiden 2nd XI 50s:   Mohammed Tayyib
Maiden 2nd XI 5 wickets in an innings:  Yousuf Ali, Matt Taylor, Mohammed Tayyib

3rd XI
Maiden 3rd XI 100s: Waleed Majeed
Maiden 3rd XI 50s:   Mohammed Asad Khan, George Mills jr





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