Accrington Cricket Club

Accrington win Indoor League

Sunday February 9th

Accrington A and B
Accrington A and B pictured with manager Mick Donnelly (left) and Junior Chairman Saf Ali (right)

Accrington claimed the first silverware of 2003 by beating Great Harwood in a tremendous six a-side final at Moorhead School.

Accrington were crowned Hyndburn's first indoor Under 13 champions by beating their close rivals in a bowl out after the scores finished level and both teams lost an identical number of wickets.

Both managers and the tournament organizer Hyndburn Assistant Sports Development Officer Lee Boyer agreed on a bowl out which Accrington won 2-0. Mark Williams and Matt Schofield hit the target for the champions. Other team members were Simon Hanson, Josh Armstrong, Phillip Green and Waqar and the man with the silver touch, Michael Donnelly, was the manager. The team now go to Cleveleys for a place in the Lancashire championships.

Accrington reached the final by beating Church by 18 runs. Great Harwood, who beat Accrington last week in the round robin group match, beat Oswaldtwistle Immanuel by 17 runs in the other semi final. Church finished third by beating Immanuel and Baxenden came out on top in the play off for fifth place by beating Accrington B by 26 runs.

Semi finals
Oswaldtwistle Immanuel 117, Great Harwood 134
Great Harwood won by 17 runs
Church 111, Accrington 'A' 129
Accrington 'A' won by 18 runs
Fifth place play off
Baxenden 135, Accrington 'B' 109
Baxenden won by 26 runs
Third place play off
Oswaldtwistle Immanuel 103, Church 121
Church won by 18 runs
Accrington 'A' 122 -2, Great Harwood 122 - 2
Accrington 'A' won 2-0 on a bowl out



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