News from Thorneyholme Road
Seymore has taken over from Damian Clarke as first team skipper on a short
term basis. Andre is determined to get the best out of the players and
to move the club away from the bottom of the table. Matt Wilson continues
as vice captain. Len Dewhurst has resumed his duties as the 2nd XI captain.
Current team selection reflects the club policy not to select players
after the end of May who have not paid their subs.
The Under 17s lost their first match of the season at home to Bacup
The juniors had a special Presentation Night to celebrate the winning
of four trophies on Friday May 9th. Both the Under 15s and Under 13s were
knocked out of the ECB Cup by Colne. In the league, the Under 15s have
won 1 and lost 1 with one game abandoned. The Under 13s have lost 1 match
and have two games to rearrange.
The Sports Quiz has been rearranged for Thursday August 7th. The Sportsman's
Dinner has also been put back.
Main club sponsors Fraser Eagle were the guests at the derby game
with Church last Sunday. Fraser Eagle were represented by Maurice Duckworth
(Production Director) and our own Mark Croasdale. Drumhawk also attended
the publicity shoot. Thanks are due to Kevin Dean, MD at Fraser Eagle
for his co-operation. This year we are reintroducing Ball Sponsorship.
Any individuals or companies interested should contact Nigel Stockley
01254 392923. Other sponsorship packages are available by contacting Rod
Kenyon. Full details are on the club website www. accringtoncc.co.uk.
Please make every effort to support all Club sponsors whenever possible.
ins and outs
Zahir Afzal has returned to the club and Stefan Heins has decided
to resume playing again. Alex James, an Australian born all rounder who
appeared for Darwen 3rds last season has also joined the club.
As many of you will now know, Thwaites supply all our alcoholic beverages
(much to the approval of the Editor). If you haven't sampled one yet please
drop in for drink - you won't be disappointed.
The Clubhouse extension project is still ongoing.
Lionel Cooke is still with us as scorer and as Lancs League Secretary.
Like Ol' Blue Eyes he just can't retire and for that the club is very
grateful. Lionel, you are very much appreciated (especially in the tea
The seconds had a superb win over Bacup 2nds in the Cup to earn a
home semi final with Haslingden on Sunday June 22nd. The firsts also put
up a fine performance to take Bacup to the last ball of the game in the
cup last weekend in spite of missing several 'regulars'. The A Team are
also through to the semi finals of the Harry Wood Cup after beating Clayton
Youth Club. Zed's men take on Gujar Khan at Wilsons on Sunday June 29th
for a place in the final. Check out Zed's Diary on the website.
The new tops were presented to the juniors by the owner of Callum's
Bistro, Ray Peake. 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.
Hello from Down Under
Mark and Dorrinda Stevenson say hello to all friends and club members.
A full message from Down Under can be found on the club website.