Accrington have been drawn at home to Royton in the 1st Round of the
Inter League Challenge Trophy. This will be the first meeting between
the two clubs. The match will be played on Saturday May 10th 2003.
The full draw is:
Accrington v Royton
Bacup v Ashton
Burnley v Milnrow
Haslingden v Norden
Heywood v Todmorden
Littleborough v Rawtenstall
Nelson v Werneth
Radcliffe v Colne
Rishton v Walsden
Rochdale v Church
Stand v Enfield
Unsworth v Ramsbottom
Byes: East Lancs, Middleton and Oldham
Former Accrington professional Tama Canning appeared for New Zealand
in the Super Max International in Christchurch. Tama took 1-9 in the second
innings after conceding 34 runs off his two overs in India's first innings.
He also made an unbeaten 15 with the bat in the second innings. Nathan
Astle was also in action in the same match, top scoring with 42 in New
Zealand's first innings. The home side won the two innings, 10 overs a-side
match by 21 runs.
Accrington has reached the last eight of the Worsley Cup thanks to
being given a bye in the draw which was made at tonights league meeting.
Andre Seymore will return to Accrington as professional in 2003. [More]
and Andrew Hall both hit centuries in Easterns 45 run win over Griqualand
West at Willowmoore Park in Benoni in the third round of Standard Bank
matches. Hall and Seymore, professionals in the Lancashire League in 2002
at Rawtenstall and Accrington respectively, put on an opening stand of
231 with Seymore reaching his ton first with twelve boundaries off 126
balls before being bowled by Johann Louw for exactly 100, his second One
Day century. All rounder Hall ended unbeaten on 122 as Easterns made 266-2,
and he then took 2-29 to earn the 'Man of the match' award as Griqualand
West were dismissed for 221.
Today's Accrington Observer has reported that Andre Seymore has agreed
to return in 2003. Official confirmation will follow as soon as possible.
Sunday November 10th
Mohsin Ahmed was rewarded for his magnificent season with no fewer
than five trophies at Accrington Cricket Club's Annual Presentation Night.
Tuesday November 5th
Andre Seymore hit 147 for his state Easterns who won its first major
cricket title to become the 2002/03 SuperSport Series champions, by beating
the star studded Western Province by 273 runs in Benoni. [More]
Adam Barnes has won the LET Wicketkeeping Tankard [More]
Accrington star Graham Lloyd has signed as professional for top Liverpool
and District Competition side Bootle. Graham, who retired from First-class
cricket at the end of the season, will also play Minor Counties cricket
Saturday October 5th
latest stats are now online with the addition of the final 2002 averages.
EGM will be held in the clubhouse next Wednedsay beginning at 7.30pm.
Monday September 30th
Under 15s have been confirmed as Section 2 Champions. After a long delay
due to missing results from other clubs, Mick Donnelly's team have been
at long last been declared as the winners. The Under 13s are also in with
good chance of winning their section once the missing results from their
section have been received.
Monday September 23rd
Seymore made a great start back home in South Africa, hitting 89 in Easterns
match with Gauteng in Johannesburg.
hit 16 fours in his innings. The match ended in a draw.
Friday September 6th
Accrington batsman Graham Lloyd has today announced his retirement from
First-class cricket at the age of 33. Graham, who still lives in Accrington,
was a member of the club's last major trophy winning side, the Telegraph
Cup in 1986, before embarking on a highly successful career with Lancashire.
Graham also played in six One Day Internationals for England. In all matches
in First-class cricket, Graham scored over 11, 000 runs.
Greenwood has been recalled to the first team for Saturday's match at
made a career best 87 last Sunday at East Lancs for the seconds.
Monday August 26th
Sneddon became the ninth player on record to score a century for the Thirds.
Graeme scored exactly 100 in the Thirds win at Enfield which provided
the club with a treble in two days over their great rivals. Graeme put
on 75 for the 3rd wicket with Stuart Crabtree (49) who finished one short
of his fifty. Graeme's century came off 98 balls with his first fifty
coming off 78 balls and his second off 20 balls. In all he hit six fours
and six sixes the day after achieving a career best score of 28 in the
1st team on the same ground.
Sunday August 25th
to Scott Eaton for taking 5-21 in the seconds' 58 run home win over Enfield.
afternon's first team match with Burnley was called off. The guys got
in some prcatice in the nets and also made a bit of a splash.
Today's A Team match at Wilsons against Taverners A was also called off
due to rain.
to Stuart Crabtree who this afternoon hit his maiden senior half century
at Haslingden for the Thirds. Stuart also took 2-37 and a catch.
Read about Andre's catch of the day at last weeks trip to Old Trafford
Saturday August 10th
Today's A Team match with Attock has been called off as has the Seconds
home game with Colne 2nds.
Thursday August 8th
Under 15s match with Ramsbottom has been cancelled.
Tuesday August 6th
The three outstanding 3rd XI matches have been given new dates. On
Satuday August 17th, the 3rds play Haslingden, on Bank Holiday Monday
26th August they play Enfield and finally on August 31st they play Rawtenstall.
All the games are away from home.
There are some important junior games coming up in the next two weeks.
This week the Under 15s play close rivals Ramsbottom twice. On Wednesday
we travel to Acre Bottom and on Friday we play them at home with a top
of the league place at stake.
week, the Under 13s also play Ramsbottom at home on Friday August 16th.
Both teams are in contention for the title.
Under 11s round off their matches this season with a home game against
East Lancs on Tuesday August 13th.
The A Team's match with Haslingden Methodists has been cancelled due
to the non stop rain that has been with us all week. This makes it five
complete washouts for the team this season. For the first time this season
both Tuesday's and Thursday's practice nights have been washed out.
the good news - both the Under 15s and Under 13s are joint top of their
respective divisions in league tables published for the first time this
week. Both sides share the lead with Ramsbottom, who in both cases have
played a game less and are unbeaten.
Monday July 29th
Saturday's A Team game has been changed. Attempts to move the match
with Haslingden Methodists to Sunday failed but the venue has been changed
to Highams. Other ADCL news - the Asian XI has withdrawn from the
Former Accrington professional Rod Tucker is to become a First Class
umpire. Tucker will be fast tracked into the role along with ex East Lancs
professional Paul Reiffel in an initiative by the ACB to attract former
players into the job. Another former Accrington professional, Ryan Campbell
has been selected for the Australian A squad to play a One Day series
in South Africa in September. Also included in the squad are Michael Clarke
of Ramsbottom and Mark Higgs, the Church professional.
Thursday July 18th
The Under 11s will play Longridge at home next Monday in a re-arranged
Tuesday July 9th
A Team captain Mick Donnelly may be out for the season after tearing
a calf muscle at Lowerhouse on Sunday playing for the seconds. Paul Burrows
takes over the captaincy for this weekends games against Whalley Road
in the league on Saturday and Kashmir in the Harry Wood Cup semi final
at Bullough Park on Sunday.
Friday July 5th
All this weekends games in the Accrington and District League have
been called off again. This means that the A Team's Harry Wood Cup semi
final against Kashmir will now be played on Sunday July 14th.
Tuesday July 2nd
The Under 11s maybe playing a friendly on Thursday (04.07.2002) against
our under 13's. Mick Donnelly is aware, as are a few players. However
it is subject to a pitch inspection by Peter Barratt on the morning of
the proposed match.
A Team have been drawn against Kashmir in the semi finals of the Harry
Wood Cup. The match will be played on Bullough Park, scene of today's
10 wicket thrashing by the same oppostion, on Sunday 7th July.
Friday June 28th
Section has a new Treasurer. The recently married Karen Stephenson has
taken over from Alven Burrows who was due to stand down in September.
Alven's impending holiday has brought forward the change over.
for the semi finals of the Harry Wood Cup will be made on King Georges
on Saturday afternoon. The A Team are joined in the draw by Attock,
Kashmir and Asian XI.
seconds will be at home to Ramsbottom in the 2nd XI Cup Final on Saturday
August 3rd. The draw was made at tonight's league meeting.
Tuesday June 18th
have become the latest Lancashire League club to join the world wide web
when the club this week officially launched a new web site. [More]
A Team match against Taverners B in the Harry Wood Cup will be played
Andre Seymore will be staying at Accrington until the end of the season.
Andre had been due to go home to prepare for the South African season
at the end of August, but he has decided to stay on and finish the season
maiden unbeaten Lancashire League half century by Tariq Hussain and 63
from professional Andre Seymore took Accrington to an 8 wicket win over
Burnley at Turf Moor. [More]
Lloyd has agreed to speak at the club's Sportsmans Dinner which will be
held in the clubhouse on Friday 16th August. [More]
Friday June 14th
A Team's matches this weekend have been called off. Sunday's Harry Wood
Cup matches will be rescheduled but a special league meeting has been
called for Monday night at the Great Eastern beginning at 8pm. This decision
was taken before the late afternoon floods.
team were struggling to field a side with several players unavailable.
Zaed Hussain has returned to Pakistan due to a relative falling sick but
word has it that Immy is available again.
Monday June 10th
Under 11s match at East Lancs was called off.
today's first and second team matches were called off.
Thirds match is rained off.
Firsts match with Enfield is rained off. A streaker invaded the pitch
at Enfield during the seconds match at Dill Hall Lane.
Seconds reach the Junior Cup semi final with a 16 run win over Burnley
and will travel to play Lowerhouse in the semi final on Sunday June 23rd.
last a win for Accrington
a long run of defeats, Accrington finally found the winning formula tonight.
Under 13s beat Lowerhouse to make it a double success. [More]
Saturday's A Team match with Haslingden Methodists at King Georges has
been called off. All matches in the Accrington and District League have
been cancelled for the third week running.
Greenwood is to return to the club. Danny has been playing for Read 2nds
after a year away from the game.
Wednesday May 29th
The Under 11s are through to the next round of the cup on the toss of
a coin. The team will now play Darwen away in the next round on Friday
June 7th. To date Saf's lads have played just one game. The next scheduled
match is at home to Darwen (2) on Tuesday June 4th.
Congratulations to Paul Burrows whose wife Jenny gave birth to a son William
Paul last weekend. Mine's a pint Paul! Same again Grandad!
firsts are unchanged for Sunday's derby match at home to Enfield. Mabs
Hussain is still out with a back injury and Steve Birtwistle will play
in the seconds. Nasser Hussain and Martin Whittle are both unavailable
for this weekend and miss the quarter final cup tie against Burnley on
Saturday. The seconds side on Sunday shows six changes from Saturdays
team. The thirds play on Monday at home to Lowerhouse and the A Team are
on King Georges on Saturday against Haslingden Methodists if the field
is fit. Tonight's Under 11s match was called off.
Tonight's Under 17s match at home to Colne was called off after the late
Tickets are available for the Sports Quiz at the club on Thursday
June 6th. Teams of four £1 each.
Friday evening a team of supporters will play a team of lecturers from
Accrington and Rossendale College.
All matches were rained off. The firsts match at Church will be replayed
on Saturday September 7th.
Saturday May 25th
More agony for the firsts with a last ball defeat at Lowerhouse. Steve
Juliff took his 150th wicket for the club. [More]
Under 13s beat Church by 65 runs [More]
Accrington are unchanged for the trip to Lowerhouse. Tofeeq Khan replaces
Adam Greenwood who is working, for the local derby at Church on Sunday.
Seconds drawn against Burnley
The seconds have been drawn at home to the powerful Burnley 2nds in
the second round of the cup. The match will be played on Saturday June
1st. The 3rds match with Haslingden will have to be re-arranged and the
A Team will now play Haslingden Methodists on King Georges on that date.
The 3rds will now be at home to Nelson on Saturday July 13th
which means that the A Team's game against Whalley Road will be on King
Sunday May 19th
Accrington's Worsley Cup woes continue. The firsts were knocked out of
the competition at Nelson. [More]
The seconds are through after beating Nelson. More details when available.
All today's matches were abandoned. The firsts match will be played
again later in the season, but the seconds and A Team will have to be
content will no results.
Friday May 17th
Under 13s have hit 305 runs in a 107 run win at Rishton. [More]
Wednesday's Under 15s match with Lowerhouse has been postponed.
Sneddon will make his Lancashire League debut on Saturday against
Nelson at Seedhill. Fourteen year-old Graeme appeared last Saturday in
the Inter League Cup at Oldham. Mabs Hussain returns after injury and
Adam Barnes and Steve Juliff return on Sunday in place of Graeme and Asim
Hussain. The seconds make six changes on Sunday and the A Team name the
team they picked, but didn't start with last weekend.
Monday's Under 17s match with Bacup has been cancelled after Bacup have
withdrawn from the league.
Long standing club member Mr Harold Hope will be cremated today
at Accrington Crematorium at 11am.
Graeme Sneddon has been selected for the Inter League Challenge
Trophy match at Oldham on Saturday. Paul Clifford has told everyone that
his hand injury will have healed in time for the weekend but Adam Barnes
and Steve Juliff are unavailable on Saturday. Thirds - Adam Donnelly
has damaged knee ligaments and will be out of action for two weeks.
May 7th Lindon Dewhurst Junior
It is with
deep sadness that Accrington Cricket Club announce the sudden death of
Lindon Dewhurst Junior. [More]
Monday May 6th Thirds
lose at Colne [More]
May 4th Cheesy wins it at Tod [More]
score for seconds more details when available
and Donners win it for the A Team [More]
Saf Ali will play his first match for the A Team on Saturday in place
of Imran Hussain who is working.
The transfer of Kaz Shazad back to Enfield has been approved.
returns to the first team for the first time this season. Nasser Hussain
drops into the seconds at his own request. Steve Birtwistle returns in
place of Mabs Hussain. The thirds and A Team both start this weekend.
The A Team play Clayton Youth Club on Saturday at King Georges. This season
they will be without Mus Shah and Mark Booth who are both working away.
It's a much changed third team with a lot of youngsters in the side that
travels to Colne on Monday.
April 28th Matches off
All today's first and second team matches were called off. The Lancashire
League programme will be replayed on Saturday May 25th subject to the
Worsley Cup matches being completed on May 19th.
April 27th Firsts lose to Haslingden [Report]
April 26th New vice captain
Matt Wilson has been appointed as 1st XI vice captain.
April 25th Andre Seymore arrives in town
April 23rd Under 11s fixture change
opening match of the season at Feniscowles has been brought forward to
Friday May 9th because Feniscowles cannot play on the original date of
Monday 13th May.
Firsts lose opening match [Report]
Seconds win at Colne. Ton
for Maurice and 50 on debut for Waheed. Len takes five. [Report]
Saturday April 20th Ashraf steps in
April 17th Mas-sive blow for Accrington
April 4th Accrington lose their Prince
February 16th Accrington sign Ashwell Prince