2003 News Archive
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Cricket Club Chairman Peter Barratt is to stand down due to ill health.
Thursday December 4th
have received a bye into the second round of the Inter League Challenge
Wednesday November 26th
Worsley Cup draw has thrown up a potential classic with Accrington being
paired with local rivals Enfield. [More]
Accrington professional Tama Canning has been named in the New Zealand
One Day squad to play in Pakistan. Tama had an outstanding season for
Auckland last year, taking 46 wickets, the most by any bowler in first-class
play last year and he scored 465 runs at 38.7, including one century.
Tama was professional at Accrington in 2001 after standing in for Nathan
Astle at the end of the 2000 season.
Friday November 14th
Ahmed finished second to Rawtenstall's Chris Cook-Martin in the Lancashire
League's Under 23 Batting Award. Moh hit 544 runs with Cook-Martin finishing
on 601, overtaking Moh on the final match after hitting 69 against Nelson.
best crowd of the season turned out for the annual Bonfire Night organised
by the Rotaract Club of Hyndburn. [Pic]
Sunday October 26th 2003
serving A Team batsman and club coach Alven Burrows was named as Accrington
Cricket Club's first 'Website Player of the Year' at the club's Annual
Presentation Night last night. [More]
Accrington batsman Les Carter has died at the age of 87.
made his Lancashire League debut at the age of 21 in 1937. Like many of
his contemporaries, he lost six cricketing years to the Second World War.
A strong on side player who had a good defence, Les was at home anywhere
in the first four. His best season was in 1950 when he scored 608 runs.
Les was an occasional bowler and in 1956 he took 14 wickets. From 1961
until his retirement in 1968, Les was 2nd XI captain. The funeral will
be at Accrington Cemetery on Friday. Donations can be made to Accrington
Tuesday October 14th
fire has destroyed the scorebox this morning. Both sightscreens, boundary
markers, netting, net frames and scorebox accessories were also either
damaged or completely destroyed. [Photo]
Saturday October 11th
star Richard Chaplow presented the awards at the annual
Presentation Night. [More]
Tuesday October 7th
Accy junior and current Burnley starlet Richard Chaplow will be presenting
the awards at the Accrington CC Junior Presentation Night this coming
Saturday at 8pm.
Monday September 29th
Lloyd will present the awards at the Senior Presentation on Saturday October
Sunday September 28th
are now available for the Lancashire League Dinner on Friday 14th November.
Menu is Mushroom Soup, Lamb, Fresh Fruit Salad, Coffee and Mints. Price
of tickets £19. Anyone wanting a ticket please contact Duncan
Monday September 15th
club is saddened to learn of the death of Stuart Edmonds. Stuart was a
hard working committee man
many years until he joined Enfield along with his son Russell in 1997.
The club offers its deepest condolences to the Edmonds family.
Monday September 8th
Seymore has finished as the top fielder in the league averages with 18
catches. In the batting averages he finished 10th with 1235 runs at 53.7,
including ten half centuries and three centuries. Top amateur batsman
was Mohsin Ahmed in 48th place with 544 runs at 21.8. Jimmy Hayhurst and
Steve Juliff finished in joint 29th place in the bowling averages with
Jimmy taking 30 wickets and Steve 24 at 22.5. Adam Barnes was in 10th
place with 21 victims in the wicketkeeping stakes. [League
Thirds lost their last league match of the season at Rawtenstall. Andy
Thompson (34), Andy Greenwood (30), Simon Hanson (25 not out) and the
Donnelly brothers Adam (a career best 21 not out) and Matthew (18) took
Accrington to 182-8 but the home side got home by 6 wickets. [Thirds
Sneddon (91*) and Stuart Crabtree (71*) put on a 3rd XI club record 3rd
wicket stand of 171 as the 3rds beat Church by 8 wickets.
[Thirds records] Andy
Greenwood and Dave Kennedy had an opening partnership of 22 with Dave
the victim, out on 15. Andy Greenwood in a more aggressive stance playing
some lovely drives for 30 before leaving a ball outside off stick only
to see it come in off the seam and bowl him. Crabby and Sneds partnership
got off very quickly. After some very fine shots Graeme was dropped by
none other than Simon "give me a bucket" Brankin.
Accrington 2nd XI wicketkeeper Richard Chaplow scored his first league
goal for Burnley in the Clarets 1-0 over Crewe at Turf Moor this afternoon.
Tuesday August 26th
Barratt returns to the first team in place of Sajjad Sadiq for the home
game with Enfield on Sunday.
Friday August 22nd
Seymore, Steve Juliff and Damian Clarke were amongst the local coaches
who attended a presentation at The Wickets Hotel [More]
Tuesday August 19th
Barratt back in the firsts after hamstring trouble in place of Stefan
Heins. Steve Juliff is unavailable so Stuart Crabtree stands in. Stefan
and Steve both return on Sunday against Ramsbottom who have Netherfield's
Pieter Strydom as professional.
The proposed 20/20 competition next Monday has been cancelled.
Monday August 18th
Under 17s lost at home to Nelson.
Sunday August 17th
Andre Seymore special took the firsts to victory at Church. [More]
Saturday August 16th
A Team rounded off their fixtures for the season with a defeat at King
Georges by Taverners. [Zed's
Diary] The thirds beat Haslingden.
Tuesday August 12th
Juliff returns in place of Sajjad Sadiq for the first team's trip to Church
on Sunday. Professional Andre Seymore, who hit an unbeaten century at
West End last season, needs another 98 runs to complete 1,000 league runs
for the second year running.
Saturday August 9th
A Team beat Kashmir to record a rare win. Zed's
latest Diary is eagerly awaited.
Wednesday August 6th
Under 15s had a dramatic win over Longridge tonight. [More]
Clarke returns for Saturday's home match with Colne after injury in place
of Steve Juliff.
Monday August 4th
Schofield captained the Hyndburn Cricket Development Groups Under 11 side
in their first ever game against Blackburn with Darwen CDG at Lower Darwen.
Matthew made 11 but his team lost.
17s: Accrington v Todmorden 20 over match bad idea went dark with 5 overs
to go. Accrington bowled really well restricting Tod to 92 for 5, Adam
Donnelly putting in a really fine spell 4 overs 2 wkts 10 runs. Sag Hussain
4 overs 1 wkt 5 runs. Two young lads also got a bowl Matthew Donnelly
1 wkt 14 runs and Matthew Schofield 0 wkt 19 runs. After opener Graham
Snedden was out for 15, Accrington steadly finished the job off with 4
balls to spare and not losing another wkt. Stuart Crabtree 49 not out,
backed up by Sag Hussain on 12 not out. Accrington win and two dash off
to catch a plane - Matt Donnelly and James Ormerod.
Sunday July 27th
milestones during todays home defeat by Bacup. Andre Seymore hit his 1,000th
league and cup run of the season and Steve Juliff took his 200th Lancashire
League wicket for Accrington.
Tuesday July 22nd
65 year-old batting record was broken at Accrington on Sunday and no-one
was more pleased than the previous holder of the record. [More]
no Stefan Heins or
Damian Clarke for
this weekend so youngsters Sagawat Hussain and Andy Thompson come into
the first team squad at Lowerhouse on Saturday. Steve Juliff drops out
on Sunday for the home game with Bacup so batsman Stuart Crabtree comes
into the squad.
Sneddon made his debut for the Lancashire League Under 17s today. Graeme
scored 16 and took 2-25 as the league beat the Palace Shield by 74 runs
Andre Seymore (141) and Mohsin Ahmed (35) put on a club record opening
stand of 181 against Haslingden. The previous record of 179 was set back
in 1938. The team score of 272-6 was a club record score in limited overs
cricket. In the seconds, Nasser Hussain hit his maiden century at Haslingden.
Saturday July 19th
The thirds beat Rishton by 4 wickets at Rishton. The home side made 123
all out with Sagawat Hussain and Graeme Sneddon picking up three wickets
each. Richard Burrows hit 37 and took three catches on his return to action.
Stuart Crabtree also hit 27.
bring in Stefan Heins for his first match of the season against Haslingden
The seconds beat Rishton to record their first league win of the season.
Accrington made 204-7 and then dismissed Rishton for 187.
Saturday July 12th
The thirds got hammered at Ramsbottom. The home side made 305-5 with
Simon Hanson taking 3-31 in 5 overs on his debut. Sam Heap hit a career
best 92 with three sixes, seven fours and an eight and Sagawat Hussain
hit 31 as Accrington made 162 all out.
have Jimmy Hayhurst and Zahir Afzal back after injury for this weekends
matches against East Lancs on Saturday and at Rishton on Sunday. Steve
Juliff replaces John Pilling at Rishton. Andy Thompson and Sajjad Sadiq
Sunday July 6th
have been some changes to the 3rd XI fixtures. On Saturday July 12th we
play at Ramsbottom and on July 19th we are at Rishton. On Saturday August
16th we entertain Haslingden, Monday August 25th we travel to Burnley,
Saturday August 30th we are at Church and finally on Saturday September
6th we are at Rawtenstall.
Tuesday July 1st
Pilling returns to the first team this weekend for the games at Todmorden
on Saturday and at home to Rawtenstall on Sunday. Steve Juliff is unavailable
on Saturday but he is added to the squad on Sunday. James Hayhurst plays
in the seconds in his first match since sustaining an ankle injury at
work several weeks ago.
Friday June 27th
out the new
website which is now up and running.The site is the latest to come online
thanks to the club's Junior Co-ordinator Ian Walker. The site includes
player profiles, averages from the firsts down to the juniors, a history
section and a section on the Bowling club.
own travellin' man Ric Burrows arrives home today. Posters around the
ground indicate a welcome home party on Sunday evening. The Under 11s
won at Salesbury.
Under 15s won a last over thriller against Rawtenstall. [More]
firsts will pick from twelve for Sunday's home match with league leaders
Nelson with Tariq Hussain and Adam Greenwood included and Andrew Thompson
likely to be twelfth man.
The Under 11s lost to East Lancs - Accrington 264 East Lancs 274- East
Lancs won 10 runs.
The Under 15s lost at Longridge. [More]
The Under 11s beat Feniscowles - Accrington 344 Feniscowles 210 - Accrington
won by 134 runs.
take on Todmorden at Thorneyholme Road on Saturday. Andrew Thompson makes
his debut and wicketkeeper Adam Barnes returns after injury. Sunday sees
Accrington 2nds facing Haslingden in the Second XI Cup semi final. Len
Dewhurst's side have home advantage against a very powerful Haslingden
side, that is likely to include Jack Simpson, the former first team wicketkeeper
on the comeback trial, and Ian Cameron, who took all ten Rishton wickets
last Sunday. Accrington include Steve Juliff, Tariq Hussain and Zahir
Afzal in the squad.
Under 15s lost at home to Nelson.
Tuesday June 10th
Barnes, Steve Juliff, Tariq Hussain and Zahir Afzal are all missing for
Sunday's match at Rawtenstall. Andre Seymore will captain the Under 17s
against Rishton on Monday.
Monday June 9th
by the pro, Ramsbottom batted first in a 16 over match reaching 70 for
6. This was done with some creative bowling changes and fielding positions.
We used 7 bowlers every one bowled well, with two getting their first
wkt in the 17's, Simon Hanson and Matthew Donnelly.
Sagawat Hussain 1 wkt 8 runs
Adam Donnelly 1 wkt 14 runs
Stuart Crabtree 1 wkt 14 runs
Simon Hanson 1 wkt 16 runs
Matthew Donnelly 1 wkt 2 runs
Aaccrington reached the total with the loss off only one wkt.
Graeme Sneddon 37 no, Stuart Crabtree 15 and a lot of extras.
Sunday June 8th
todays matches were rained off. The 1st XI games will be replayed on Saturday
Friday June 6th
Hayhurst will be out for up to six weeks after injuring his ankle at work.
Danny Greenwood comes into the first team on Saturday against Lowerhouse
and Steve Juliff comes in on Sunday against Rishton.
Wednesday June 4th
Under 15s game against Church was abandoned.
Tuesday June 3rd
Clarke has stood down as captain after two years in charge. Professional
Andre Seymore takes charge of the first team this weekend.
Monday June 2nd
Under 11s 'A' beat Longridge by 52 runs.
Mohsin Ahmed hit his 1,000th Lancashire League run for Accrington during
his innings against Church this afternoon.
Saturday May 31st
firsts lost at Bacup in the Worsley Cup in a last ball thriller. [More].
The seconds had a superb win over Bacup 2nds in the Cup to earn a home
semi final with Haslingden on Sunday June 22nd.
Thursday May 29th
Bacup for both the first and seconds after Bacup won tonight at Lowerhouse
with some ease.
Wednesday May 28th
firsts will travel to either Lowerhouse or Bacup in the second round of
the Worsley Cup. The seconds will entertain Bacup. Both matches will be
played this Saturday.
Under 15s beat Burnley 15's by 9 wickets [More]
Tuesday May 27th
Under 11's 'B' team team lost to Haslingden by 67 runs., Accrington 'B'
- 221 - 9 (167 net) Haslingden 'A' - 264 - 6 (234 net). The 'A' team play
Rawtenstall away on Thursday night.
Friday May 23rd
of Saturday's matches in the ADCL have been called off. Teams will take
1 point each.
Under 13s lost at home to Nelson.
Wednesday May 21st
new tops were presented to the juniors by the owner of Callum's restaurant
Ray Peake tonight. The smart looking tops in club colours, sport the name
of Callum's on the back and they will be worn by all our junior players
during the season.
Tuesday May 20th
Greenwood and Tariq Hussain replace Matt Wilson and John Pilling for the
match at Enfield on Sunday.
Saturday May 17th
today's matches were abandoned due to rain. The 1st XI match with East
Lancs will be replayed on Saturday July 12th subject to Sunday's Worsley
Cup ties going ahead.
A Team's Harry Wood Cup match against Clayton Youth Club will be played
on Sunday June 1st.
Tuesday May 13th
Afzal returns to the seconds this weekend. John Pilling and Graeme Sneddon
are back in the firsts for the visit of East Lancs on Saturday.
Monday May 12th
Under 17s lost their first match of the season at home to Bacup tonight.
Friday May 9th
juniors had a special Presentation Night to celebrate the winning of four
Thursday May 8th
Under 15s lost at home to Colne in the ECB Cup. Colne made 85-3 off 16
overs with Andy Thompson taking 2-8. In reply, Accrington were 78-4. Sagawat
Hussain hit 20 and Waqas Ahmed an unbeaten 19. The Under 11's 'A' lost
at Salesbury by 9 runs tonight.
Wednesday May 7th
Under 11s 'A' beat East Lancs (1) by 1 run in a thrilling finish tonight.
Tuesday May 6th
Under 11s (2) lost to East Lancs tonight.
Wilson returns to face Royton at Accrington on Saturday in the Inter League
Challenge Trophy. Waheed Hussain also plays. Royton are a mid table side
with Pakistani all rounder Iqbal Iman, a 34 year-old left handed batsman
who bowls off spin, as professional. Take a look at the Royton website.
and Tariq Hussain come into the side to face league champions Bacup
at Lanehead on Sunday in place of Graeme Sneddon and Waheed Hussain.
feature a new player, Alex James, an Australian born all rounder who
appeared for Darwen 3rds last season. Stefan Heins also returns this
weekend and Len Dewhurst is back as 2nd team skipper.
1st team match with Lowerhouse was abandoned with Accrington 87-3 after
29.3 overs. Andre Seymore made 42 and Graeme Sneddon 11, the two openers
putting on 65.
Clayton Racing won today's draw which was a meal for two with champagne
reception at Callums Bistro.
A Team's opening match with All Stars was called off last night.
Thursday May 1st
Pilling will make his first team debut on Saturday in place of Tariq Hussain
who is unavailable.
Tuesday April 29th
Bistro won the Junior Tops draw [More].
Matt Wilson returns to the first team this weekend in place of Stuart
Hussain will captain the A Team this season. The Junior Fund Raising draw
will now take place this week.
Under 13s are out of the ECB Cup. Accrington made 78- 5 off 16 overs but
Colne replied with 80 for 3 off 12 overs. Mark Williams scored 27 (retired)
and Waqar Khan 14 not out. Phillip Green took 1-14, Jonathan Duckett 1
-9 and Matt Schofield 1-11.
Thursday April 24th
Hussain returns for Accrington on Sunday. The all rounder replaces Matt
Wilson who is unavailable. Nasser Hussain has informed the club that he
will be playing in Yorkshire in future so Danny Greenwood steps in after
top scoring with 46 in the seconds last weekend for the trip to Colne
and the home match with Burnley on Sunday.
Wednesday April 23rd
Under 15 beat East Lancs in the ECB Cup. Accrington won the toss and batted
draw for the Junior Fundraising Scheme will be made this Sunday during
the Burnley match.
Please return your tickets and cash to Saf as soon
Tuesday April 22nd
Dewhurst is to take a break from captaining the seconds.
Saturday April 19th
boy/girl band Graffite entertained a packed clubhouse on Chairman's
Night with their varied repertoire of material. New assistant groundsman
Paul Young is featured in the band.
Friday May 9th the Under 13s will receive their trophies at a special
Thursday April 17th
Andre Seymore has arrived. The first team have been presented with the
new track suits.
Tuesday April 15th
Under 13s beat Lowerhouse in a cup match. Simon Hanson hit a superb unbeaten
team will play at Colne on Friday April 25th in the next round.
Sunday April 13th
Under 13s won the runners up trophy in the Lancashire Under 13s indoor
six a side finals at Thornton Sports Centre today. [More]
first team went down to a last over defeat at Leyland. Stuart Crabtree
underlined his potential with 39.
Saturday April 12th
first team got off to a good start this afternoon by beating Clitheroe
by 12 runs at Thorneyholme Road. Accrington made 163-8 with Mohsin Ahmed
hitting 44, Matt Wilson 26, Stuart Crabtree 18, John Pilling 17 and Nasser
Hussain 15. Mohsin then turned it on with the ball taking 4-40, with Waheed
Hussain (2-18) and Nasser Hussain (2-8) also chipping in to bowl the visitors
out for 151.
Under 13s will play Lowerhouse at home on Tuesday 15th April 5.30 start
in a cup match. The Under 15s will play East Lancs away on Wednesday 23rd
April with a 6.00 start, also in the cup.
Tuesday April 8th
Sunday April 13th, the Under 13s play in the Lancashire Indoor Finals
at Thornton Sports Centre, Cleveleys. Our first match is against Fulwood
and Broughton at 9.00am. Also competing are Cherry Tree, Haslingden, Fleetwood
and Vernon Carus. Each team plays three group games with the top four
competing in the semi finals.
season the boundary at the Highams End will be 6m shorter due to damage
done by the contractors who carried out the work on the Orange mast.
out the new Ramsbottom CC
website. It's still 'under construction' but looks very promising.
Sunday April 6th
club now has no fewer than nine qualified coaches. Today six people gained
their Level 1 Coaching Certificate - Saf Ali, Steve Juliff, James Hayhurst,
Dave Kennedy, Mick Donnelly and Mark Duckett.
addition 1st Team Manager Ian Wilson, Alven Burrows and Nigel Stockley
are also qualified coaches.
A Team is desperately short of players. If you have played in the team
before and are available this season, or if you want to play please contact
Under 13s match at Haslingden will now be played on Monday 19th May.
Friday March 21st
A Team will play Clayton Youth Club in the First Round of the Harry Wood
On Thursday 27th March at 7.30 pm, Read are hosting an evening with Ace
Cricket Bats of Elland which will include cricket bats, cricket clothing
The first team entertain Ribblesdale League side Clitheroe on Saturday
12th April and then travel to Leyland the day after. Andre arrives on
Thursday April 17th and he wants a full scale practice on the Saturday
before the league season starts.
Sunday March 2nd
Members are needed to sell fundraising tickets for the Junior Section.
The Accrington and District Cricket League lives on. The league had its
AGM tonight and new officials were elected after the existing officials
resigned en bloc. Our own Alven Burrows is the new treasurer with Susan
Astbury, of Clayton Youth Club, being appointed as the league's new secretary.
Ian Spence will be the results secretary with Abrar Shah of Attock taking
over as chairman. The Formation Meeting will be on Thursday March 26th
at the club, which will be the new venue for ADCL meetings from now on.
New teams are invited to apply to join the league by contacting Susan
Astbury (01254 301815) or Nigel Stockley (01254 392923) or turn up at
the Formation Meeting.
Jimmy Hayhurst has informed the website that he will not now be joining
the Crusade 'due to financial reasons.'
After over a week of not being able to upload new items onto the website,
the problem has been resolved. The hosting company took an eternity to
transfer files onto a bigger server.
Monday February 10th
There were no major issues at tonights AGM. Subs will remain the same.
It was good to see the Tennis Section out in force.
claimed the first silverware of 2003 by beating Great Harwood in a tremendous
six a-side final at Moorhead School. [More]
The junior section received a cheque for £1,000 today. [More]
Sunday February 2nd
Two Accrington teams were in action this morning in the new Under
13s Indoor League. See how they went on.
has now officially signed up for the English Crusaders tour to Australia
next January. Jimmy said: "I am looking forward to meeting
up with the squad next January. I spoke to Steve Gemmill yesterday and
confirmed my position in the squad. Also John Dawson from Rawtenstall
is on the tour as well."
tour includes eight matches against Australian opposition, two days at
the Sydney Test match, a One Day International in Melbourne and plenty
of sightseeing. The party sets off on January 2nd 2004 and departs for
England on January 24th. Further details can be found on the Crusaders
This morning the Lancashire Indoor League (Under 13s) began at Moorhead
High School. [Details]
The club has received confirmation that it has been awarded £1000 towards
the bowling machine project. The cheque will be presented on Monday 3rd
February 2003 at Scaitcliffe House.
Andre Seymore got the year off to a fine start with an innings of 77 in
Easterns' Standard Bank Cup match with Northerns at SuperSport Park, Centurion.