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2004 News Archive

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Thursday December 9th
Former Accrington professionals Andre Seymore and Neil Johnson combined in a 2nd wicket stand for the Nicky Oppenheimer XI against England in the Tourists' opening game in South Africa. Seymore made 23 before being trapped lbw by Simon Jones at 33, putting on 18 with Johnson, who went on to hit a top score of 74 in the home sides 172-4. The side was skippered by Ashwell Prince, the man who Seymore replaced, when injury prevented the former Morecambe professional from joining Accrington in 2002. Tama Canning was in great form for Auckland against Northern Districts this week. Canning took a career best 6-44 and then hit 115, which was another career best, as his side won by an innings and 89 runs in Hamilton to move to the top of the State Championship.

Monday November 29th
Accrington face a trip to Walsden to play one of only three sides they have beaten in this competition. That was in 1999 when Accrington won by 1 wicket with Matt Wilson hitting a match winning 57 at Thorneyholme Road. Central Lancashire League newcomers Monton and Weaste, the former Manchester Association side who will replace Stand, will face Enfield at Dill Hall Lane. Church will play Central Lancashire League champions Norden at West End and Rishton face Royton at Blackburn Road. Holders East Lancs will have to travel to Littleborough in a repeat of last years semi final and league champions Haslingden will entertain Oldham. Worsley Cup holders Lowerhouse play at Middleton. The ties will be played on Saturday May 14th 2005.

Friday November 26th
This year's Christmas Family Party will be held on Saturday 11th December from 7.30pm. All members are welcome and it is anticipated that Father Christmas will be making an appearance.

The Junior Section has a new committee. John Pilling has stepped down as chairman due to business commitments and Purves Ali has taken over will Damian Clarke as vice chairman. Alven Burrows remains as Secretary and Julie Schofield is still the Treasurer. Mark Ashton, Ian Johnson, Andrew Greenwood, Matthew Schofield, Mick and Matthew Donnelly make up the rest of the committee.

Wednesday November 24th
Accrington have been drawn at home to Ramsbottom in the 1st Round of the Switch to Switch Electrical Worsley Cup. The last time the two clubs met in the competition was in 1997 when Ramsbottom won a low scoring game at Acre Bottom by 8 wickets.

In the rest of the draw, holders Lowerhouse will have to visit 2003 winners Rawtenstall. League champions Haslingden will have home advantage against Burnley and Enfield will entertain Todmorden. Rishton have a local derby against Holland Cup holders Church. But the tie of the round could be at Alexandra Meadows where East Lancs and Bacup will lock horns in what promises to be another titanic struggle. The 2nd XI Cup will be the reverse of the Worsley Cup draw. The ties are scheduled to be played on Sunday May 22nd.

Haslingden will have home advantage in the pre-season Ron Singleton Colne Trophy against Lowerhouse on Saturday April 16th.

Five clubs applied to host the Inter League match against the Central Lancashire League with Rawtenstall getting the nod.

The draw for the Inter League Challenge Trophy will be made on Monday 29th November.

Friday November 12th
Former Club Secretary Duncan Warburton picked up Wally Ashley Shield as runner up in the Umpire of the year award at the Lancashire League's Annual Presentation Night at Mytton Fold.

Thursday November 11th
Former Lancashire League legends Russ Cuddihy, Jack Houldsworth, Bill Heys and Derek Chadwick along with former Accrington Chairman Peter Westwell were at the club tonight to record interviews for a Radio 4 programme on West Indians in the Lancashire League which will be aired in the middle of 2005.

Saturday October 23rd
Zed Afzal was named website player of the year at the Senior Presentation Night. [More]

Saturday October 9th
Four cups for Simon at Junior Presentation. [More]

Thursday October 7th
Major Award for Attock at ADCL Presentation Night. [More]

Monday October 4th
The Accrington and District Cricket League Annual Presentation Night will be held in the club this Thursday at 8pm.

Wednesday September 22nd
Accrington have won the Under 17s Division 2 title jointly with Rawtenstall, both clubs having an identical record of six wins and two no results. Damian Clarke's Under 11s also had a great season finishing as runners up in Division 2. The Under 15s came 4th in Division 1 and the 13s were 5th in Division 2.
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Tuesday September 7th
Pakistani Test spinner Nadeem Khan will be Accrington's sub professional in the vital last match of the season at Haslingden on Sunday. The slow left armer lists a host of teams on his CV - Pakistan, Karachi, Pakistan Universities, Karachi Whites, Pakistan Automobiles Corporation, National Bank of Pakistan, Pakistan International Airlines, Karachi Whites, Pakistan Automobiles Corporation, Karachi Blues, National Bank of Pakistan, Pakistan International Airlines and Durham Cricket Board in a career that began in 1986-7. The 35 year-old acted as sub professional for Lowerhouse at Church last Sunday taking 2-73 in 25 overs and making 21 batting at number four. Several Accrington players are nearing mini milestones as the season draws to a close - Mohsin Ahmed needs 36 to pass 500 runs for the third season running, Zahir Afzal needs 29 runs and 4 wickets for 400 runs and 30 wickets, skipper Matt Wilson needs 106 for 400 runs and Jimmy Hayhurst needs 3 victims for 30 wickets. Graeme Sneddon needs 5 wickets and 25 runs for a 'junior double' of 200 runs and 20 wickets. Accrington have Adam Wilson back in the side in place of Andrew Greenwood.

Friday September 3rd
The Under 11's "A" Team beat Church last in another close and exciting finish. Bowling first Accrington contained Church to 226 with Bryn Hargreaves taking 2 wickets and Jacob Clarke and Josh Roberts taking 1 each, all the other bowlers bowled tightly to keep the score down. Accrington lost 6 wickets in trying to reach Church's target but good batting by Connor Brown and Sam Tattersall kept Accrington in the game which left Ryan Pearson and Bryn to see the team through, only needing to block out the final over.

Wednesday August 25th
With Tama going home on Sunday Accrington have obtained the services of 35 year-old Pakistani Mahmood Hamid for the next two Sundays. Hamid is a right handed batsman who bowls off spin and is currently playing in the South Riding League in Yorkshire. He lists Pakistan, United Bank Limited, Pakistan National Shipping Corporation, Karachi Whites, Karachi Blues, Karachi and Pakistan International Airlines amongst his First class teams in a career that began in 1986-87, during which he has scored 8958 runs at 41.85 with a highest score of 208. Hamid has also taken 14 wickets and he has played in 1 One Day International in 1994-5 against Sri Lanka.

Monday August 23rd
Graeme Sneddon has crashed into the Lancashire League bowling averages at number 15 after taking a brace of three wickets at the weekend. Tama Canning's best figures of the season, 6-45 at Enfield took him passed 50 wickets for the second time. Canning has one more match against Lowerhouse on Saturday to score 90 runs to get to 1,000. [Accy Averages][League averages]

Wednesday August 18th
The Under 11's "A" Team beat Nelson in a close finish by 3 runs. Batting first, Accrington made 237 for the loss of just 1 wicket with Sam Tattersall top scoring with 10 runs. Nelson then got to 233 off their first 4 overs, but some tight bowling and good fielding with 2 run outs and catches from Josh Roberts and a caught and bowled by Connor Brown restricted Nelson to needing just 3 off the final over. Jacob Clarke took a wicket with his first ball meaning Nelson needed 9 off 5 deliveries and was unlucky not to get a 2nd wicket when an edge dropped just short of the wicket keeper. A few singles meant they needed a 4 off the final delivery and only a single was scrambled giving Accrington a well earned victory.

Tuesday August 17th
Bottom placed Burnley travel to Thorneyholme Road to play Accrington on Saturday. Ben Law's men have shown some improvement in recent weeks. Scott Hudson and Andrew Greenwood replace spinner Damian Clarke and Adam Wilson for the home side. On Sunday Enfield will be looking to complete the treble over Accrington at Dill Hall Lane. Adam Wilson returns in place of Andrew Greenwood for the visitors.

Saturday August 14th
Sam Heap hit 126 in the thirds win over East Lancs at Accrington today. Sam's ton was the 10th recorded for the thirds and the second highest ever behind Steve Birtwistle's 162 against Blackburn Northern 4th in 1994.

Thursday August 12th
CC's Takeaway became the first winners of a new cricket tournament sponsored by the British Army. [More]

Wednesday August 11th
Russ Cuddihy held a buffet at the club for his Elite Cricket Coaches on August 11th. Tama, Alviro Petersen, Danny Kegg, Jimmy Hayhurst, Andy Eland, Dave Kennedy, Alven Burrows and Peter Barratt all made the photo call. [More]

The Under 11's "A" Team won their home fixture versus Rishton tonight. Batting first Accrington made 237 with good knocks from Sam Tattersall and Sohail. They lost 3 wickets. They then contained Rishton to 212 and took 4 wickets. Josh Roberts, Jacob Clarke and Sohail all taking 1 wicket each, the other wicket being a run out. Connor Brown took 2 catches. The away game versus Nelson was rained off last week and will be rearranged soon.

Tuesday August 10th
Accrington will field an unchanged side for the local derby against former league leaders Church on Sunday. The visitors, who need to win to stay in contention for the title after back to back defeats are without former Accrington junior David Bury so Mark Gilrane comes in.

Monday August 9th
Accrington professional Tama Canning celebrated his call up to the New Zealand A Team with an unbeaten 151 at Colne on Saturday. Only Charlie Llewellyn's unbeaten 188 against Bacup in 1913 and Ryan Campbell's 157 at Rawtenstall in 1998 has been bettered by an Accrington professional in league matches. Canning will miss the last two weekends of the season along with Lowerhouses' Peter Fulton, who has also been selected. The New Zealander has been offered terms by Accrington and will give an answer before Christmas when his future commitments should be clearer. Canning needs another 35 runs for 1,000 in all matches and the big guy has also 46 wickets including cup games. The Accrington professional is second in the league averages with 863 runs at 86.3 just behind Todmorden's Indian all rounder Gyan Pandey who has 830 at 92.2. Both players have hit three centuries.

Friday August 6th
The final of the British Army Cup between All Stars and CC's will be played at Wilsons next Thursday at 6pm.

Thursday August 5th
The Under 11 A's home match against Rishton will now be played on Wednesday August 11th.

Tama Canning took 2-24 for the Lancashire League side who strolled to a 9 wicket win over the League Cricket Conference XI at Rawtenstall. The visitors were bowled out for 168 with Steve Dearden (2-16) and Burnley's Steven Holden (2-37) a late replacement for David Ormerod, also taking two wickets each. Colne wicketkeeper David Swarbrick took 4 catches and a stumping. Enfield professional Alviro Petersen then hit an unbeaten century with 12 boundaries and five sixes as the home side won in the 27th over. Petersen put on 154 for the 2nd wicket with Jonathan Clare, who hit an unbeaten 45. Ruwin Peiris was the man out for 8.

Tuesday August 3rd
The dates for the three outstanding 3rd XI matches have been announced:
Saturday August 14th East Lancs
Saturday September 4th Church (h)
Saturday September 11th Burnley (h)

Accrington pick from 12 for the trip to Colne on Saturday. Wicketkeeper Adam Barnes is added to the squad whilst the home side will have former West Indies wicketkeeper Junior Murray as sub pro'.

Thursday July 29th
Accrington professional Tama Canning has been selected in the Lancashire League Representative XI [More].

Sunday July 25th
The firsts match with Lowerhouse was abandoned without play and will be replayed on Saturday August 28th.

Saturday July 24th
The final of the British Army Cup between All Stars and CC's was abandoned due to rain and will now be played again at a later date.
Matthew Schofield took a hat-trick v Colne 3rds at Colne today.

Friday July 23rd
Accrington second teamer Sagawat Hussain hit a brilliant unbeaten 151 in Hyndburn Town Team Under 15s LSCA Merit League win against Pendle at Dill Hall Lane. [More]

Tuesday July 20th
Accrington wicketkeeper Adam Barnes returns in place of Sajed Sadiq for the home match with Worsley Cup finalists Lowerhouse. Joe Beneduce and wicketkeeper Charlie Cottam return for the visitors in place of Frank Entwistle and Chris Swift. [Teams]

Wednesday July 14th
Visually impaired international cricketer Mark Pickup visited the club and awarded one of his caps to Matthew for helping him out [More]

Tuesday July 13th
Accrington tackle title contenders Nelson at Thorneyholme Road on Sunday. Sajed Sadiq again stands by for a senior return in place of the unavailable Adam Barnes. Skipper Matt Wilson takes over the gloves. [This weeks teams]

Friday July 9th
Former Accrington all rounder Brian Rutter will be one of the umpires at the Switch to Switch Electrical Worsley Cup Final between Lowerhouse and Haslingden. Brian, who began his umpiring career in 1982, will be partnered by Alan Fenwick.

Tickets for the Switch to Switch Electrical Worsley Cup Final between Lowerhouse and Haslingden will go on sale from Sunday July 18th. Local demand for Lowerhouse's first final on home soil has led the club to issue pre-paid tickets which will be available for purchase on 18th July 2004 at the club's home game with Rishton.

Then at the following ticket outlets sanctioned by the Executive Committee of Lowerhouse CC from 19th July 2004
I & D Whitehead, 80 Coal Clough Lane,
Burnley News Tree, 98 Lowerhouse Lane,
Burnley Barnaby Fudge, Parker Lane, Burnley

Wednesday July 7th
Accrington won tonights 20/20 challenge against Accrington Stanley [More]

Tuesday July 6th
Accrington Stanley switch sports when they take on neighbours Accrington Cricket Club in a 20/20 challenge match at Thorneyholme Road tomorrow night, July 7th. [More]

Richard Burrows returns at the expense of Sajed Sadiq for Sunday's match at Rawtenstall.

Sunday July 4th
Today's first and second team games with Rishton have been washed out without play. Water had got under the sheets at Thorneyholme Road forcing the abandonment at 1pm.

Tuesday June 29th
The Under 11's "A" Team beat Salisbury away tonight. Bowling first Accrington restricted Salisbury to 213 for the loss of 8 wickets. Ryan Pearson, Josh Roberts, Connor Brown, Harris Ali and Jacob Clarke all taking 1 wicket and Bryn Hargreaves took 2 wickets and will be on an "hat trick" with his first ball against Church on Friday night, the other wicket was a run out. Accrington replied with 218 with some good defensive batting knowing that only a low score was required, Salisbury still needed a wicket with the last ball to win but Josh Roberts dug the ball out to give Accrington their second win of the season.

Sajed Sadiq replaces Richard Burrows in the Accrington team to play Rishton at Thorneyholme Road on Sunday. Sadiq, who has returned to Accrington after three seasons at Oswaldtwistle Immanuel has been in great form in the seconds hitting three successive half centuries. Rishton have current Milnrow and former Nelson professional Wade Wingfield as professional. Nick Payne has rejoined the club from Read and may play with Richard Rostron and Sam Hacking unavailable.

Saturday June 26th
Today's first and second team games with Todmorden were not started due to the rain.

Wednesday June 16th
The Under 11s A Team secured their first win of the season, with a top performance. They batted first and scored 267 without losing a wicket, Jacob Clarke top scoring with 15 and Sam Tattersall scoring 12. They then confined Rishton to 233 with Jacob Clarke, Josh Roberts and Connor Brown each taking a wicket, backed up by some superb fielding. A great all round team performance.

West Indian legend Richie Richardson will be sub pro' for Littleborough at Accrington in the Inter League Challenge Trophy quarter final in the absence of Clinton Perren, who is out of action with a broken finger sustained whilst standing in for Haslingden recently. Littleborough are currently in third place in the table having beaten former leaders Norden last week. Former Todmorden skipper Nigel Hunter is the Littleborough captain. The full side is: Nigel Hunter (captain), Alex Collins, Richie Richardson (pro), Gary Hulme, Mark Farndon, Andy Rogerson, Phil Deakin, Chris Dearden, Matty Collins, Nick Grindrod, Brendon Miskella. The home side are without the suspended Mohsin Ahmed, who is replaced by young all rounder Sagawat Hussain.

Sunday June 13th
Accrington 2nds hit the highest ever score by any Accrington team when they made 313 against Rishton at Thorneyholme Road today.[More]

Saturday June 5th
Accrington and Ramsbottom have been drawn at home in the Inter League Challenge Trophy quarter finals. Accrington will entertain Littleborough and Ramsbottom will take on Heywood, conquerors of Todmorden and Lowerhouse, at Acre Bottom. East Lancs have a tough tie at last seasons runners up Crompton, who beat Bacup in the 2nd round and in the all Central Lancashire League tie, Werneth will play Rochdale. The matches will take place on Saturday June 19th.

Thursday June 3rd
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Tuesday June 1st
Tama Canning has now passed 500 runs in all matches this season for the club. Tama has 514 runs at 57.1 and he has also taken 33 wickets. Damian Clarke still heads the fielding stats with 11 catches.

Accrington are back at full strength for the local derby at Church on Sunday. Adam Wilson has recovered from a hamstring injury and Matt Wilson and Richard Burrows are available again after missing Monday's Inter League win over Oldham.

Tuesday May 25th
Accrington have named an unchanged team for Saturday's visit to Alexandra Meadows to play league champions East Lancs who are somewhat unpredictable at the moment. On Sunday all rounder Tofeeq Khan is added to the squad to play Enfield on the back of a big 2nd XI hundred at Rawtenstall two weeks ago. Waheed Hussain will replace skipper Matt Wilson and Ric Burrows in the Inter League Trophy against Oldham. Damian Clarke is captain. Sajed and Sajjad Sadiq return to 2nd XI action this weekend. Big Saj has had three seasons at Oswaldtwistle Immanuel and is a welcome addition to the squad.

Monday May 24th
Accrington professional Tama Canning has moved to the top of the Lancashire League batting averages after maintaining his average of 74.8 with an innings of 79 at Todmorden on Sunday. Canning has hit 374 runs with three half centuries and one century and the all rounder is also the leading wicket taker with 27. Four catches at Todmorden on Sunday have put Accrington's Damian Clarke in the lead with nine outfield catches.

Thursday May 20th
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Monday May 17th
The Under 17s beat Todmorden tonight. Accrington won the toss and batted, making 108 for 5 in an 18 over match. Richard Williams hit 31 and Simon Hanson 29 not out. Todmorden made 95 for 5 - Matthew Donnelly 4 overs 1 wkt 13 runs, Graham Sneddon 4 overs 1 wkt 8 runs and James Ormerod 2 overs 1 wkt 8 runs.

Sunday May 16th
In the Inter League 2nd Round Accrington take on Oldham, who beat Burnley, at Thorneyholme Road, Rawtenstall entertain Werneth and Ramsbottom travel to Unsworth. Bacup will visit last season's runners up Crompton. Lancashire League leaders Lowerhouse face a tough trip to Heywood in the 2nd Round of the Inter League Cup. Heywood piled up 262-1 to knock Todmorden out in the 1st Round. Lancashire League champions East Lancs take on Norden whilst Rochdale have been drawn at Royton. In the other all Central Lancashire League tie Littleborough will host Middleton. The matches will be played on Monday May 31st.

Tuesday May 11th
The Town Team is to be resurrected [More]

In the Under 11s cup game versus East Lancs away, EL batted first and scored 246, Accrington bowled very well and were backed up by some good fielding and were unlucky not to take more wickets, Bryn Hargreaves took a good catch off the bowling of Josh Roberts. In reply Accrington struggled to 174 in the face of good seam and spin bowling from an experienced East Lancs team. Accrington Under 11's "A" team next fixture is away to Colne on Friday May 21st.

Friday May 7th
First under 13' match of the season against old rivals Enfield. Accrington batted first scoring 224 for 9. The only two batsmen not to lose their wickets were Matthew Schofield 14no and Jonathan Hayhurst 10no. On the darker side one of the Enfield side made a great attempt to catch Jonathan Hayhurst diving forward his shoulder fell on ball and broke his collar bone, which means he will be out for 6 weeks a player who will be missed. Top scorer for Accrington was Waqar Khan who made 18 out twice. Enfield not chasing a large total where soon struggling after some fine bowling by the Accrington side who kept them below 200 for most off their innings with S Hanson 3 overs 2 wkts 2 runs. M Schofield 2 overs 1 wkt 2 runs. Aamir Khan 2 overs 1 wkt 5 runs. Akeel Khan 2 overs 3 wkts 8 runs and Farrooq getting his first ever Accrington wkt. And the wkt keeper was Jake Shepard who did a good job behind the stumps. A win for Accrington under 13's, new assistant manager Andy Eland was highly delighted after his first match in charge. Next up is Burnley away on Friday 21st May. There will be changes because of squad rotation.

Wednesday May 5th
Accrington 2nd XI batsman Sagawat Hussain has been picked to play for the North of England Under 15s against the South of England at Old Trafford on Monday May 17th. The 15 year-old all rounder was Accrington's 2nd XI Player of the Year last season, scoring most runs and taking most wickets in the side. His performances earned him his Lancashire League debut at the age of 14. The youngster is now set to follow in the footsteps of David and Graham Lloyd and Graeme Fowler, who all went on to represent Lancashire and England.

Tuesday May 4th
Tonight's Under 11s match against Salesbury has been rained off and will be played later in the season.

Thursday April 29th
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Tuesday April 27th
League leaders Accrington are also unchanged. Matt Wilson's men have now won five matches in a row which is the club's best run since 1990, when they won six successive games in a spell that began in July of that year. The weekend's fixtures throw up two stiff challenges with Haslingden the visitors to Thorneyholme Road on Saturday. It's a case of deja vu at Bentgate with professional Andrew McDonald under orders to rest a back injury for seven days. A similar injury was enough to end Jerry Cassell's season just 12 months ago. History is set to be made in this match with Lee Ingham, son of Mike, due to make his debut. It was 30 years ago that Mike himself made his league debut in the same side as his father John. No other player recorded in the history of the Lancashire League has played in the same side as both his father and his son. On Sunday Accrington travel to Liverpool Road to take on Lowerhouse.

Monday April 26th
The Under 15s lost to Lowerhouse in the cup this evening.

Wednesday April 21st
Tonight's Under 15s cup match against Lowerhouse has been called off and will now be played next Monday at Accrington.

League leaders Accrington have Graeme Sneddon back in the side on Saturday in place of Scott Hudson for the visit of Ramsbottom after missing last Sunday's opening day win over Colne with football commitments. Hudson was a late replacement for Tariq Hussain who was involved in a car accident on his way to the match. Ramsbottom are unchanged amateur-wise but pro' Murali Kartik is due to arrive this week. Accrington go into the match on the back of three straight victories.

The Lancashire League has announced a sponsorship deal with Rossendale company Musbury Fabrics. As part of the deal, Musbury's sister company, Rawtenstall-based store Novaks will also be sponsoring a new player of the month award, which will be selected by the league committee.

Tuesday April 20th
Today we are due to host a Girls Cricket Tournament organised by the Hyndburn Cricket Development Group with local schools competing from 10.30, weather permitting.

April Newsletter

Monday April 17th
The Under 13s were knocked out of the cup at Church tonight.

Friday April 16th
The Under 13s cup match at Church was rained off and will now be played on Monday. Chairman Rod Kenyon welcomed professional Tama Canning back to the club at the pre-season party with top group Wasted. [Pics]

Wednesday April 14th

Accrington have New Zealand all rounder Tama Canning back as professional for Sundays opener against Colne at Thorneyholme Road. Former Rawtenstall batsman Adam Wilson joins his brother Matt in a side that will be without the retired Steve Juliff and Paul Barratt, who has emigrated to New Zealand. Graeme Sneddon is unvailable but Tariq Hussain is down to play. Accrington are renowned slow starters, having won just one match on the opening day in the last 14 seasons, back in 1993. Against that Matt Wilson's men finished the season strongly with two good wins. On the other hand, opponents Colne have won just one of their last 13 league matches and that was at Accrington. The visitors will be without the suspended Jeff Ellis. Former skipper Gary Laycock is taking a year out and Andy Roberts is leaving the area. All rounder Qasim Ali has joined the club after just one season at Lowerhouse. David Spokes and Gareth Ormerod are included in the side and Colne skipper Steve Woods will be hoping that new signing Chris Willan from Nelson can shake off a back injury in time to make his debut in a match that will feature no fewer than four Wilsons with two on each side. [Teams]

Monday April 12th
Duncan Warburton is to become the Lancashire Leagues Assistant Secretary in May. This means that Duncan will have to relinquish his roles as Cricket Section Secretary and Lancashire League representative.

Saturday April 10th
New signing Adam Wilson made an impressive 45 on his first team debut, putting on 81 for the first wicket with Mohsin Ahmed, who hit 51 in Accrington's 155-7 in a pre-season friendley against Clitheroe at Thorneyholme Road. Skipper Matt Wilson (22) and Graeme Sneddon (14 not out) also kept the new electronic scorebox ticking over. Jimmy Hayhurst then picked up the first two Clitheroe wickets as the visitors looked unhappy at 5-2, but they recovered to record a 5 wicket win with 1 over to spare. Hayhurst picked up 4-14 in 8 overs with Damian Clarke testing his injured shoulder in taking 1-37.

Thursday April 1st
Accrington have signed Tama Canning as professional. [More]

Wednesday March 31st
Transfers were granted to Adam Greenwood (to Church) and Kamran Khan (to Enfield) at tonights Lancashire League meeting.

Sunday March 28th
Accrington will play two friendlies against Clitheroe. The firsts play at Thorneyholme Road on Saturday April 10th with the seconds travelling to Clitheroe on Easter Monday April 12th.

Thursday March 25th
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Friday March 19th
Tonights Gala Dinner at King Street Club was a great success inspite of being let down 48 hours earlier by Willie Thorn who opted to play in a televised poker tournament instead. Ex Notts and England opener Tim Robinson stood in. Club President Peter Barratt said: "Congratulations to the Working Party for the tremendous efforts which ensured a fabulous Gala Dinner. What a good night. Lots of urgently needed cash was raised for the Cricket Section and the dinner was a credit to the Club and all who gave their time in organising the event. Many thanks to the sponsors and all who supported it, let us continue with this support at all the events which are to take place throughout the year and get the Club on its feet again. All the very best to Rod Kenyon in his new role as Chairman and good luck to all the teams both senior and junior. " [Pics]

Thursday March 11th
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Sunday March 7th
The Under 15s retained their title in the Steven Dickenson Ltd Hyndburn Indoor Cricket League at Hyndburn Sports Centre by beating Enfield Eagles. Accrington Lightning made 231-2 and then restricted the Eagles to 214-4 to earn a place in the County Finals on April 25th. In the Under 13s final Accrington Lightning lost to Church Cougars. Accrington made 211-5 with Church replying with 220-4. [Pics]

Friday March 5th
The club has found a Treasurer at last. Kim Sneddon will take up the role with immediate effect. Matt Wilson has been appointed as first team captain. Dave Kennedy will skipper the seconds and Zaed Hussain takes charge of the thirds.
Meanwhile, an old tradition will be revived when Accrington take on Accrington Stanley at Thorneyholme Road in a cricket match on Wednesday July 7th.

Monday March 1st
Accrington will play Clitheroe at Thorneyholme Road on Saturday April 10th in a friendly.

Sunday February 29th
The Under 15s beat Baxenden Stags to reach the final of the Steven Dickenson Ltd Hyndburn Indoor Cricket League at Hyndburn Sports Centre. The Stags hit 218-2 but Accy Lightning hit 235-2 to book a date with Enfield Eagles next Sunday March 7th at 12.30. Before that the Under 13s will play Church Cougars in the Under 13 Final at 12.00. [Team pic]

Thursday February 26th
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Sunday February 22nd
Well done to Richard Burrows, Pete Conroy, Andy Eland and Zaed Hussain who today passed the ECB Level 1 coaching award. [Pic]

Wednesday February 18th
Accrington Under 15s will face tough opposition in this seasons cup competition with last seasons Section 2 champions Lowerhouse being the visitors in a match that must be played before April 18th. The winners will play Enfield or Darwen. The Under 13s will travel to Church in a match that must be played before April 25th. A game against Rishton or East Lancs awaits the winners. The Under 11s take on East Lancs at Alexandra Meadows before May 23rd. The winners will play either Rishton or Salesbury.

Tuesday February 17th
The Accrington and District Cricket League AGM and Formation Meeting will be held at Accrington Cricket Club on Wednesday March 10th at 7.30. New teams wishing to join please contact the Secretary Susan Astbury on 01254 600309 before March 3rd.

One team who wont be attending is Accrington A who were one of the ADCL's longest serving teams. The team is switching leagues to play in the Lancashire League 3rd XI League to give some of the club's younger players a break from too much cricket.

Sunday February 15th
The Under 15s won both their matches in today's Steven Dickenson Ltd Hyndburn Indoor Cricket League and created a new competition record in the process. [Team pic]

In the first match against Gt Harwood Mark Williams was rested as he played in last years 13's 6 aside winning team. Gt Harwood batted first and scored 208 for 2 wkts after some good bowling and fielding from the Accrington lads. When Accrington batted they cruised past Gt Harwood's score and went on to score 250 for 2, Accrington 2 points. In the second match against Church, Church batted first again. Accrington bowled and fielded well, in fact better, Church were restricted to 196 for 6. Jonathan Duckett was rested for this match, Accrington went on to score a record 262- 2, again another two points. We must now wait two weeks until we play Baxenden with a win needed to get us into the final.

The squad was: Waqas Ahmed, Sagawat Hussain, Matthew Donnelly, James Ormerod, Jonathan Duckett, Fazil Khan and Mark Williams

Thursday February 12th
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Sunday February 8th
Accrington Lightning reached the final of the Steven Dickenson Ltd Hyndburn Indoor Cricket League by winning both matches in the Under 13 Section A. Lightning (238-2) beat Great Harwood Hawks (228-3) by 10 runs and Baxenden Stags (228-3) by one run after hitting 229-2.

The team was Simon Hanson (capt), Matthew Schofield, Jake Shepard, Z.Sheikh, H. Yaqoob and A.Khan.

Next Sunday it's the turn of the Under 15s in the competition which is being held at Hyndburn Sports Centre.

Friday February 6th
Rod Kenyon has agreed to become the new Chairman of the Cricket Section. We all wish him well. Negotiations have begun with a professional.

Thursday February 5th
Working party latest

Tuesday January 27th
Accrington Cricket Club made a loss of £5,069 last year. An increase of over £5,000 on expenditure, mainly due to employing a groundsman, was the main reason for the deficit. [More]

Monday January 26th
Snooker legend Willie Thorn has been confirmed as the speaker at the Gala Dinner at King Street Club on Friday March 19th. [More]

January Newsletter
Thursday January 22nd
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Thursday January 15th
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Thursday January 8th
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Thursday January 1st
Indoor nets begin at Moorhead on Friday January 9th. Juniors 6.30 and Seniors 7.45

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