Accrington Cricket Club

Todmorden v Accrington
Sunday May 23rd 2004

Musbury Fabrics Lancashire League
Todmorden 201-8 Accrington 204-6
Gyan Pandey 68 not out Tama Canning 79
Simon Newbitt 36 Zahir Afzal 52 not out
Stuart Priestley 30 Mohsin Ahmed 27
Tama Canning 4-62 Gyan Pandey 4-82
Zahir Afzal 4-95 Stuart Priestley 1-41
Damian Clarke 0-16 James Morgan 1-76
Accrington (10pts) beat Todmorden (2pts) by 4 wickets

There was a nail biter at Centre Vale with Accrington edging out Todmorden by 4 wickets with just 6 balls to go. Zahir Afzal was Accrington's man of the moment with an unbeaten 52 after taking 4-95 in a 21 over spell in Todmorden's innings of 201-8. Simon Newbitt (36) and Stuart Priestley (30) got Todmorden off to a flier with a 1st wicket stand of 52 after 34 had come up in the first four overs. Good bowling by Afzal and professional Tama Canning (4-62) pulled it back for Accrington but an unbeaten 68 from home professional Gyan Pandey set the visitors a target of 4 an over. Adam Wilson (17) and Mohsin Ahmed (27) laid the foundations with a 40 run opening stand and Canning picked up the rate with a 65 ball 79 to take Accrington within striking distance. There was still plenty to do with 30 needed off the last 4 overs but Graeme Sneddon hit a sensible unbeaten 18 to pull off a rare Accrington win at Centre Vale.