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Wednesday June 12th
League leaders Accrington look for a tenth straight win of the season at Rawtenstall on Sunday. Keith Roscoe needs just 2 wickets to join Alf Pollard and Fred Duerr in the 1500 wicket club. Accrington make four changes with Simon Hanson, Sam Tattersall, Stuart Crabtree and Aijaz Shah being replaced by Matt Wilson, Marley Ali, Bryn Hargreaves and Liam Smalley. Rawtenstall make three changes with Imran Abid, Nick Payne and Andy Riley replacing Dean Barlow, Connor Glover and Dean O'Brien. Looking back at 1978
Thursday June 6th
Friday sees the opening home 20/20 match with Rishton the visitors. The evening promises warm sunny weather, good cricket, music and plenty of food and drink.
On Sunday Accrington entertain Burnley, the league's most unpredictable side. Bharat Tripathi's men followed up a heavy defeat at Rishton on Saturday with a brilliant win against Nelson on Sunday. Skipper Graham Lloyd returns to lead the Accrington side with Bryn Hargreaves returning to the seconds. Burnley make a 14 man squad with Josh Whitehead, Steve Whittaker, Matt Lamb, A. Syed and Aiden Tate coming in and Unicorn Bharat Tripathi and club chairman Michael Brown dropping out. Looking back at 1978
Wednesday June 5th
Graham Lloyd returns to captain Accrington in Friday's home game with Rishton in place of Ben Excell.
Team: Graham Lloyd (Captain), Stuart Crabtree, Simon Hanson, Aijaz Shah, Graeme Sneddon, Jacob Clarke, Jimmy Hayhurst, Bryn Hargreaves, Liam Smalley, Sam Tattersall (wk), Ashar Zaidi (Pro). Meet ground 5.30pm
Tuesday June 4th
Accrington's long serving scorer Lionel Cooke has been rewarded for his long service to sport in the community at the prestigious Fusion Awards. [More]
Sunday June 2nd
The thirds game at East Lancs has now been re-arranged for next Saturday June 8th.
Thursday May 30th
Last Monday's abandoned 3rd XI home game against Ramsbottom will now be replayed on Monday August 26th.
Wednesday May 29th
Simon Hanson has been rewarded for a fantastic start to the season by being selected as the Lancashire League's Under 23 Player of the Month for April/ May. [More]
Tuesday May 28th
Stuart Crabtree captains Accrington in their opening 20/20 game at East Lancs on Friday.
Team: Stuart Crabtree (Captain), Simon Hanson, Aijaz Shah, Graeme Sneddon, Jacob Clarke, Jimmy Hayhurst, Ben Excell, Bryn Hargreaves, Liam Smalley, Sam Tattersall (wk), Ashar Zaidi (Pro). Meet East Lancs 5.30pm.
Accrington go to Church on Sunday looking to extend their winning run to eight matches this season and twelve in total without skipper Graham Lloyd and wicketkeeper Matt Wilson. Stuart Crabtree leads the side and Bryn Hargreaves and Sam Tattersall come in. Looking back at 1978
The thirds entertain Rishton on Saturday in a match that should have been played at Blackburn Road.
Wednesday May 22nd
Runaway league leaders Accrington take their ten league match winning run to Rishton on Sunday. The home side ended Accrington's long unbeaten run last Sunday in the Worsley Cup with a well deserved 1 wicket win but the last ten league matches between the two sides have all gone Accrington's way. Rishton make three changes with Richard Rostron having arrived from Australia to take his place in the side along with former Accrington player Scott Greaves and Shaun Wyse in place of veteran Craig Smith, Darrel Thomas and Ben Bridson. Skipper Graham Lloyd returns for the visitors in place of Bryn Hargreaves who returns to the seconds. Church are unchanged. Looking back at 1978
Ian Johnson's third team entertain Ramsbottom on Monday. See below for changes to this season's fixtures.
Tuesday May 21st
The thirds home game against Nelson on June 8th has also been postponed.
Monday May 20th
The thirds game at East Lancs on Saturday has been cancelled due to the Telegraph Cup tie held over from Sunday being played at Alexandra Meadows.
Friday May 17th
League leaders Accrington entertain East Lancs on Saturday looking for a club record tenth successive win. Accrington are unchanged whilst East Lancs make two changes with Max Wynn-Jones and Usama Chaudhary replacing Adam Chester and Ben Westhead. Looking back at 1978
On Sunday Accrington face Rishton in the Worsley Cup 1st Round at Blackburn Road. The two clubs have met 22 times in the Worsley Cup with twelve wins for Accrington and ten wins for Rishton. The last time that Rishton beat their neighbours Viv Richards was their professional back in 1987. Bryn Hargreaves replaces Accrington skipper Graham Lloyd with Stuart Crabtree looking to maintain his 100 per cent record in charge. Rishton make three changes bringing in Craig Smith, Mark Leathert and Darrel Thomas replacing Scott Greaves, Shaun Wyse and Chris Lambert. Accrington v Rishton in the Worsley Cup
Saturday May 11th
Sunday's Under 9s match against Nelson has been cancelled.
Wednesday May 8th
Accrington take an unbeaten run of 14 games into the double header weekend looking for a ninth consecutive victory. The form of professional Ashar Zaidi has been a key factor in Accrington's run. The all rounder has scored 475 runs at 47.5 and he has taken 46 wickets at just 8.4. On Saturday Accrington visit Burnley who had a great start to the season by beating Church but lost twice last weekend. Both clubs are unchanged. The five year Form Guide shows the clubs level on five wins each. Looking back at 1978
On Sunday it's the big derby against Church who were the last team to beat Accrington in the Worsley Cup semi final last August. The five year Form Guide shows Accrington with six wins against three for Church. Both clubs name an unchanged team. Looking back at 1978
Friday May 3rd
Len Dewhurst makes his senior umpiring debut at Nelson on Saturday under the watchful eye of his former team-mate Duncan Warburton in the match against Enfield.
Thursday May 2nd
Marley Ali has scored an incredible 262 not out for Lancaster Uni. Marley hit 23 fours and 19 sixes in his sides 410 run win against Edge Hill Uni.
Accrington hope to have skipper Graham Lloyd back from umpiring duties in the Kent v Northants match in Canterbury but it would take an extraordinary turn of events to make this possible as the match isn't due to finish until Saturday when his side host Rawtenstall. Ben Excell stands by to make his league debut against his former club. Rawtenstall bring in Connor Glover and Dean O'Brien for Imran Abid and Nick Payne. Keith Roscoe still waits in the wings whilst his suspension is served. Looking back at 1978
On Sunday it's local derby day with Accrington visiting Enfield. The home side replace Simon O'Loughlin with Alex Whittaker. The clubs are five and five on the five year form guide with Accrington holding 89 wins overall against Enfield's 84. Looking back at 1978
On Monday Ian Johnson's third team open their account at Lowerhouse.
Monday April 29th
The thirds match against Rishton on Saturday June 1st has been switched to Accrington.
Thursday April 25th
Accrington travel to Todmorden on Sunday looking for a third successive win. Graeme Sneddon is named in the team after suffering an eye injury in last Saturday's Colne Trophy win at Lowerhouse. Todmorden name an unchanged team. Looking back at 1978 Lets hope for better luck than in 1978 when the corresponding match was abandoned without play.
Thursday April 18th
The 2013 season kicks off with a double header. First up Accrington travel to the home of double winners Lowerhouse for the Ron Singleton Colne Trophy. Skipper Graham Lloyd misses the annual curtain raiser so vice captain Stuart Crabtree takes the reins for the first time. Liam Smalley makes his senior debut in a competitive match.
Lowerhouse are without Fergus Bailey, Matt Walker and Matt Wilson so Jack Edgar is included in the team. Neither club has won the trophy outright with both of Lowerhouse's appearances scuppered by rain and Accrington's previous matches ending in defeat by Todmorden in 2009 and by Ramsbottom in 2010.
On Sunday Accrington entertain Haslingden. Skipper Graham Lloyd returns in place of Liam Smalley. Haslingden will be without professional Brenton Parchment who is replaced by Lancashire's Stephen Parry. Looking back at 1978
Saturday April 13th
Today's friendly with Leyland was called off after the first innings. Leyland scored 235-4 off their allotted 40 overs. Aijaz Shah took 2 wickets, with Liam Smalley and Jimmy Hayhurst picking up one apiece.
Wednesday April 10th
Accrington's team to entertain Leyland on Saturday:
Start 1.30pm, meet ground 12.15pm
Graham Lloyd (capt), Stuart Crabtree, Jimmy Hayhurst, David Ormerod, Simon Hanson, Graeme Sneddon, Matt Wilson, Andy Greenwood, Jake Clarke, Ben Excell, Liam Smalley
Monday April 1st
Alick Ormerod has passed away after a brave battle against cancer. [More]
Sunday March 31st
Accrington's friendlies against Padiham on Saturday April 6th have been cancelled.
Saturday March 30th
Outdoor practice will start on Tuesday 9th April for seniors and Monday 15th April for juniors, both 6.30 to 8.00.
Friday March 29th
The club is organising two sponsored walks. [More]
Sunday April 14th will be the annual Clean Up Day at the club. [More]
Sunday March 24th
Accrington's scorecards from 1886 have now been completed. [More]
Thursday January 31st
The Excell brothers Sam and Ben have signed for Accrington. The brothers transfer from Rawtenstall was approved at last night's League Meeting along with several rule changes including bringing in bowling restrictions limiting one bowler to a maximum of 17 overs and the rest to 14 overs per innings.
Accrington will play Leyland in a pre-season friendly at Thorneyholme Road on Saturday 13th April.
Wednesday January 30th
Graham Lloyd will continue as first team captain this coming season. The former Lancashire star, who took over as skipper in mid term last season, will have Stuart Crabtree as his vice captain. Scott Hudson and Ian Johnson will continue as second and third team captain respectively. Ian Wilson will continue as first team Manager and Len Dewhurst will be 2nd XI Team Manager. The club will play at Padiham in a friendly on Saturday 6th April with 2nd XI home to Padiham 2nd XI on the same day.
Tuesday January 22nd
Friday's AGM has been cancelled and will now be held on Friday 8th February.
Thursday January 10th
Andy Stevenson is the new Chairman of the Junior Cricket Section. David Hargreaves takes on the role of Secretary.
Monday January 7th
Congratulations to Ash who has become the proud father of a son Syed Uzair Ahmed Zaidi. No word yet if the youngster bats left or right handed. Ash is currently recovering from a knee operation but should be fit in around six weeks.
Congratulations also to former Accrington player Steve Birtwistle who has also just become a father to a baby boy.
Tuesday January 1st
The AGM will be held on Friday January 25th in the clubhouse from 7.30pm.