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2005 News Archive

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Saturday December 17th
Shane Warne added another world record to his list during the 1st Test between Australia and South Africa at Perth. The former Accrington professional took his 86th wicket of the year when he trapped Ashwell Prince leg before to overtake ex Haslingden professional Dennis Lillee's record of 85 wickets in 1981. With a possible three more innings to bowl in this year, the leg spinner should close in on a century before the end of 2005.

Friday December 16th
The club held its first official function since the refurbishment when a Christmas Family Quiz was held in the new look clubroom. [Pic]

Sunday December 11th
Shane Warne picked up the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year Award in recognition of his role in the summer Ashes Series during which he picked up an amazing 40 wickets for Australia.

Saturday December 10th
Local newspaper reports indicate the club has signed Nishit Shetty as professional.

Wednesday November 30th
Accrington have been drawn at home in the Worsley Cup and away in the Inter League Challenge Trophy. Accrington entertain Burnley in the 1st Round of the Worsley Cup on Sunday 21st May 2006. With only three wins since last appearing in a final back in 1989
, Accrington must be due a run in the Lancashire League's blue ribbon competition. The two clubs last met in the Worsley Cup in 2001 when Burnley went away from Thorneyholme Road with a 6 wicket win. [2001 Report]

In the Inter League Challenge Trophy Accrington must travel to Norden on Saturday 13th May 2006. This will be the first time that the two clubs have met in a competitive match.

Friday November 18th
The Indoor Nets have been booked for Moorhead School beginning in January 2006. The Juniors will be on Friday evenings from 7-8.30pm as usual from Friday 5th January. The Seniors have opted for Sunday mornings from 11am-12 noon from Sunday 8th January.

Tuesday November 15th
David Ormerod has decided to join Accrington the club where he began playing cricket as a junior back in the 1980s. The league's leading amateur bowler has turned down offers from countless other clubs to return to his roots and 'put something back' into the Lancashire League's sleeping giant after deciding to leave Bacup due to the club's decision not to re-appoint him as captain after just one season in charge.

Saturday November 12th
The Lancashire League's leading amateur bowler maybe heading back to Accrington. David Ormerod has told Bacup he is leaving the club after being replaced by John Chapman as captain. The former Accrington junior is unhappy with the way that the club handled the issue and his favoured destination could well be Accrington. Ormerod has taken 877 wickets for the club at 17.1, second only behind Fred Hartley as Bacup's leading wicket taker of all time, since making his senior debut in 1990. The 36 year-old, who has attracted no shortage of interest from other clubs since the story broke last week, will now take a little time to consider his future.

Sunday November 6th
Central Lancashire League club Milnrow have launched a new website hosted by Cricket Archive.

Saturday November 5th
Tonight's bonfire again brought the best crowd of the year inspite of the poor weather. Most people drifted way after another spectacular firework display. [Another pic]

Friday November 4th
Tariq Hussain picked up the LET Bowling Tankard at tonights Lancashire League Dinner. [More]

Sunday October 30th
The Lancashire League fixtures for 2006 have now been confirmed. The season begins on Sunday April 23rd with Accrington taking on Colne at Thorneyholme Road. League champions Lowerhouse take on East Lancs at Liverpool Road and Haslingden take on Enfield at Bentgate. Rawtenstall travel to Centre Vale to visit Todmorden with Bacup hosting Burnley. Nelson take on Church at Seedhill and Rishton play Holland Cup winners Ramsbottom at Blackburn Road. The clubs have voted to inflict a fourth Fixed date for rained off matches with all the cup reserve dates to be used as stand by Fixed dates if required. [Fixtures]

A sub committee led by new Assistant Chairman Alick Ormerod will look at the format of the Thwaites 20/20 Cup.

Saturday October 22nd
Zahir Afzal became the first player to retain the Player of the Year Award at the club's Annual Presentation Night. [More]

Thursday October 20th
Tariq Hussain has won the LET Bowling Award. Tariq became only the third Accrington player to scoop the prize after Alan Worsick (1970) and David Lloyd (1987) when he took 8-44 against Lowerhouse on May 7th. Tariq also took 8-98 against Church. The Batting Award was also won at Thorneyholme Road with Rishton's Peter Sleep hitting a season's high of 151 not out against Accrington, 1 more than Colne's Paul Wilson scored against Rishton in April. Nelson skipper Mike Bradley is the first wicketkeeper from his club to win the award since his Father-in-law Alan Haigh in 1969. Bradley's seven victims at Ramsbottom were the best of the season in the year that he also eclipsed his Father-in-law's club record for most victims in a season that he set back in the final year of the 1960s.

Saturday October 8th
Graham Lloyd returned to his home club tonight to present the awards at the club's Junior Presentation Night. [More]

Wednesday October 5th
Graham Lloyd will present the awards at Accrington's Junior Presentation Night on Saturday, beginning at 8pm.

Wednesday September 7th
Sunday sees Tama Canning's last match for the club against Ramsbottom who are chasing second place. The home side will be unchanged whilst Ramsbottom bring in batsman Chris Wood in place of all rounder Lee Daggett. Indian leg spinner Yogesh Golwalkar, currently playing for Middlesex, will be sub professional for the visitors.
[Latest teams]

Tuesday August 30th
History is certainly not on Accrington's side as they bid to avoid adding another club record to their black list. Defeat at Enfield meant that the current side equalled the club record of 22 defeats in 1995. Defeat in the final two matches will mean equalling the 24 defeats of Colne in 1991 and Rishton in 2003. With East Lancs and title chasing Ramsbottom still to play the omens do not look promising. Accrington take on East Lancs at Alexandra Meadows, having beaten their Blackburn rivals just once (in 1996) in 24 league matches since 1994. Accrington will field an unchanged side whilst East Lancs bring back Mark Lomas for David Turner. Ghulam Bodi will be the professional.

Friday August 26th
Tonight's Under 13s match against Rawtenstall has been cancelled.

Thursday August 25th
Former Accrington captain Peter West presented the Under 11A side with their championship trophy during their final match with Salesbury at the club tonight. [More]

Tuesday August 23rd
On Saturday Accrington visit Turf Moor to play Burnley with an unchanged side. All rounder Tariq Hussain will play his final game of the season for the club. Nasser Hussain retains his place after a career best 45 at Church last week. On Sunday there is a basement battle at Thorneyholme Road where bottom side Accrington will fancy their chances of a third win of the season with next to bottom Enfield making the short trip across Hyndburn. The home side make one change with Sagawat Hussain replacing Tariq Hussain. The thirds are also in action on Bank Holiday Monday with a home match against Rawtenstall.

Thursday August 18th
The Under 11A side has won their section tonight by beating Ramsbottom at the club. More details later...

Tama Canning will not be returning next season. Tama has decided to take a break from cricket next summer.

Tuesday August 16th
The Under 13s home match against Rawtenstall has been changed from this Friday to next Friday, 26th August.

Accrington welcome back Zahir Afzal and Sagawat Hussain gets another chance with James Ormerod and Adam Barnes both unavailable for the weekends double header. On Saturday our visitors Colne will be looking to put aside the disappointment of losing one of the best matches of the season at Ramsbottom last Sunday. Professional Mahendra Nagamootoo needs another 26 wickets from seven matches to become the first bowler to take 100 wickets since Adam Dale in 2000. If he maintains his current strike rate he will just notch a century and he wont be far short of 1,000 runs should he maintain his current batting average. On Sunday its derby day with the annual visit to Church.

Thursday August 11th
There are two re-arranged Junior games next week both at home against Haslingden. On Monday the Under 17s play and on Tuesday it's the turn of the Under 13s.

Wednesday August 10th
The Under 11 "A" Team fixture at home to Salesbury has been penciled in for Thursday 25th August.

Accrington and Bacup are involved in a bottom of the table clash at Thorneyholme Road. Both sides have shown an improvement of late with Accrington beating both Nelson and Haslingden before running into Lowerhouse last Sunday. Bacup have also made great strides with a tie at Nelson followed by the demolition of East Lancs last week with professional Adam Griffith at last getting it right and bowling Bacup to an impressive win. Accrington are hoping that skipper Matt Wilson will be fit after a back injury. Tariq Hussain has also been named for the first time since his heroics at Nelson last month and James Ormerod retains his place after impressing at Lowerhouse last week so Adam Barnes returns to the seconds.

Monday August 1st
Accrington travel to joint leaders Lowerhouse on Saturday looking for a third successive win after a run of 16 straight defeats. Both clubs are on the crest of a wave with Lowerhouse fresh from a convincing win at Acre Bottom last Sunday that erased Ramsbottom's 12 point cushion and put the title race back in the melting pot.

Thursday July 28th
Hyndburn Under 13s take on Lancaster at the club next Tuesday. The game begins at 12 noon.

Check out the Social Diary for some new events up and coming. A Treasure Hunt has been scheduled for Sunday 18th September. Departing from the club from 9.30 the cost is £12 per car (four in a car). Further info from the Bar.

Raffle tickets have been distributed to all members. Please make every effort to sell all your books as this is a vital fund raiser for the club. The draw will be during the final home match against Ramsbottom on Sunday 11th September.

Wednesday July 27th
There isn't much of a form line to go off in the match at Thorneyholme Road between Accrington and Haslingden. The home side won for the first time in 17 outings last Sunday whilst Haslingden have won just one of their last seven league and cup matches having fallen 35 points behind Ramsbottom. Both sides are unchanged.

Tuesday July 26th
Tariq Hussain, currently out of bowling action with a side strain, has the best strike rate in the league averages at 22.9 for his 34 wickets. East Lancs former professional Loots Bosman has the best strike rate of the professionals with 24 for his 44 wickets.

Wednesday July 20th
Accrington will be looking to end their seemingly never ending run of defeats on Saturday when they viist Dill Hall Lane to take on the side just above them in the table, local rivals Enfield. Matt Wilson's side make one change with Adam Barnes replacing Andrew Greenwood. Skipper David Bracewell returns to the Enfield side but Mas Ahmed and Rob Green are unavailable. Agar Aslam fills in. On Sunday Accrington face a tough trip to title chasing Nelson. The home side are unchanged whilst Andrew Greenwood comes in to the Accrington side for Adam Barnes.

Sunday July 17th
Two 3rd XI games have been re-arranged. On Bank Holiday Monday August 29th we entertain Rawtenstall and the following Saturday we travel to Church in the final game of the season.

Thursday July 14th
Accrington desperately need Tama Canning to conjure up a match winning performance at Centre Vale if they are to avoid joining Rishton on a league record 15 successive defeats. The New Zealand One Day International has accumulated 311 runs at 31.1 and picked up 18 wickets at 26.4 but failed to produce the goods in league matches. Canning's two outstanding performances have been reserved for the Inter League Trophy and the Accrington amateurs have not found any consistency to fill in the gaps. Andrew Greenwood replaces Adam Barnes in the Accrington side. Ilyas Hussain comes in for Mark Clayton in the Todmorden line up.

Wednesday July 6th
Accrington skipper Matt Wilson returns to face his old club Rawtenstall at Thorneyholme Road on Sunday as Accrington bid to avoid joining Bacup (1906), Colne (1991) and Rishton (2002-3) in the Lancashire League history books as clubs who have lost 14 matches on the trot. Andrew Greenwood returns to the seconds to accommodate Wilson.

Thursday June 30th

The Under 11 "A" Team fixture on Monday 4th July, away to Longridge is to be re-arranged.

Wednesday June 29th
Rock bottom side Accrington look to halt their losing run at twelve in a local derby at Rishton on Saturday. Two years ago the positions were reversed with Rishton ending a losing run of 14 at Accrington's expense. The visitors will be hoping that Sunday's Worsley Cup semi final weighs heavily on the minds of Scott Greaves' troops. Rishton name their strongest available side which means that Neil Wells and Jimmy Bibby are retained with Irfan Kazi keeping wicket. Shaun Hutchinson misses out and Matt Leathert is unavailable. Accrington skipper Matt Wilson is unavailable so Andrew Greenwood returns. Tama Canning takes over as captain.

Wednesday June 22nd
Accrington recall former wicketkeeper Adam Barnes for the weekend's double header at Ramsbottom on Saturday and at home to Nelson on Sunday. Scott Hudson and Waheed Hussain return to the seconds with Graeme Sneddon also returning after illness. Skipper Matt Wilson returns on Sunday as Accrington bid to win at home for the first time since 18th July last year. Andrew Greenwood drops down to the seconds.[Last home win]

Friday June 18th.
Tonight's Under 13s match with Haslingden is off due to the ground being waterlogged.

Wednesday June 15th
Thursday's Under 11s match with Salisbury is off.

Accrington will field an unchanged team in the 20/20 at Rishton on Friday.
Team: Matt Wilson (captain), Damian Clarke, Tariq Hussain, Zahir Afzal, Waqas Ahmed, Waheed Hussain, Mohsin Ahmed, Adam Wilson, Graeme Sneddon, Mick Horsfield, Tama Canning (Pro)

On Saturday Accrington visit Littleborough in the Inter Laegue Trophy quarter finals. Again Accrington are forced to field a below strength side in a vital cup match with two of the club's most experienced players - skipper Matt Wilson and Damian Clarke both unavailable.

Accrington again look to end their losing league sequence at nine with East Lancs visiting Thorneyholme Road on Sunday. The last time Accrington had a start as bad as this was in 1991 when Shane Warne was professional. It was June 16th when Accrington notched up their first league win and their opponents were East Lancs. There are three survivors from that game, both on the visiting side - Andy Clague, who replaces Phil Mercer on Sunday, Mark Lomas and Dave Pearson. Accrington are without skipper Matt Wilson who is replaced by Scott Hudson. Professional Tama Canning is captain. [Latest teams]

Tuesday June 14th
Tonight's Under 9s match with East Lancs has been cancelled.

Wednesday June 8th
Accrington face a tenth successive defeat if they don't overcome Enfield at Dill Hall Lane on Sunday. Accrington professional Tama Canning loves playing against Enfield especially at Dill Hall Lane. Matt Wilson's men will be fired up and eager to notch up a first league victory. Enfield are unchanged whilst Accrington bring in Waqas Ahmed, Adam Wilson and Waheed Hussain in place of Scott Hudson, Andrew Greenwood and Stuart Crabtree.

Tuesday June 7th
Tariq Hussain is currently the league's top amateur wicket taker with 28 victims to his name. Tariq has two eight wicket hauls, including a career best 8-44 against Lowerhouse which stands as the best by an amateur this season. His 8-98 against Church on Sunday means that Tariq needs only five more wickets to set a personal best for a season. He is also on course to become the first Accrington amateur to pass 50 wickets in a season since the great Alan Worsick in 1984. [Tariq Profile]

Friday June 3rd
Accrington have been drawn at Littleborough in the Inter League Challenge Trophy quarter final. It will be the second successive season that these two clubs have been paired at this stage in the competition. Last season Littleborough ran out comprehensive winners at Thorneyholme Road. The match will be played on Saturday June 18th. In the rest of the draw, Haslingden entertain Royton, Nelson visit Rochdale and Radcliffe play Heywood.

Wednesday June 1st
Bottom placed Accrington take on Church on Sunday. The home side have made a disastrous start with eight straight defeats whilst Church themselves have won just one of their last nine matches, at Enfield last Sunday. Former Accrington junior David Bury, one of four ex Accrington players returning to Thorneyholme Road, replaces the unavailable Alec Holt for Church. Mohsin Ahmed, Damian Clarke and Adam Wilson return at the expense of Adam Barnes, Waqas Ahmed and Stuart Crabtree, one of the heroes of Monday's win at Werneth.

Thursday May 26th
The dates for the new Thwaites 20/20 Competition have been announced.
Friday June 17th will see the local derby between Rishton and Accrington. Admission will be £2 with £1 for concessions. Clubs will split the gate receipts after expenses.
Further details on the league website.

Tuesday May 24th
Saturday sees anoth attempt to play the 1st Round of the Worsley Cup. The last time that Accrington beat Ramsbottom in the Worsley Cup was back in 1991 when Shane Warne was professional. There is no sign of the 'Great One ' this weekend, but Tama Canning is almost back to full fitness and he will be the man Accrington will look to to counter the threat of Kartik Murali. A 10 over restriction will also even things up, but Ramsbottom have plenty of bowling options. Mohsin Ahmed, Adam Wilson and Damian Clarke are missing from the Accrington line up for various reasons so Scott Hudson, Mick Horsfield and Waqas Ahmed come in.

On Sunday Adam Wilson and Mohsin Ahmed replace Stuart Crabtree and Sagawat Hussain at Rawtenstall.

Accrington travel to Werneth on Monday in the 2nd Round of the Inter League Trophy. The last time the clubs met was in 1997 at Thorneyholme Road with Werneth winning by 2 wickets. This was both clubs first match in what was then a brand new competition. Peter Sleep was Accrington's sub professional in the absence of Nathan Astle. Sleep top scored with 79 in Accrington's 134 all out. Only three other players made double figures with Billy Rawstron, Steve Birtwistle and Martin Whittle each making 12. Werneth's New Zealand professional Robert Kennedy took 5-12 in 9 overs with skipper John Punchard also taking 2-32. Sleep (2-11) and the only two Accrington survivors from this match - Tariq Hussain (2-29) and Zahir Afzal (2-32) took three wickets apiece to make life difficult for Werneth but Punchard hit 44 and Webb 25 to ensure a 2 wicket win for the visitors. Accrington ring the changes again with Stuart Crabtree, Andrew Greenwood and Sagawat Hussain replacing Matt Wilson, Adam Wilson and Mohsin Ahmed. Professional Tama Canning is captain. [Latest teams]

Sunday May 22nd
Today's Worsley Cup match with Ramsbottom has been rained off and will be played next Saturday along with four other ties. The Enfield - Todmorden game will continue on Monday evening from 6.30pm.

Wednesday May 18th
Mick Horsfield replaces Adam Wilson in the Accrington side to play Todmorden at Thorneyholme Road on Saturday. Former skipper Mark Clayton has returned to Todmorden and he replaces Lee Pearson. [Teams]

Sunday sees Ramsbottom the visitors in the Worsley Cup. The last time that Accrington beat Ramsbottom in the Worsley Cup was back in 1991 when Shane Warne was professional. There is no sign of the 'Great One ' this weekend, but Tama Canning is almost back to full fitness and he will be the man Accrington will look to to counter the threat of Kartik Murali. A 10 over restriction will also even things up, but ramsbottom have plenty of bowling options. Adam Wilson and Damian Clarke return for Mick Horsfield and Waqas Ahmed for Accrington. When Shane Warne beat Rammy

Sunday May 15th
Accrington must travel to Werneth, who piled up 307-6 against Rawtenstall in the 1st round in the 2nd round draw of the Inter League Trophy which was drawn during the tea interval at Thorneyholme Road. This will be the second time that the two clubs have met in the competition with Werneth having won by 2 wickets in 1997, Accrington's first match in the Inter League Trophy. Monton and Weaste travel to Nelson and Ramsbottom entertain Radcliffe.

The 2nd round draw also paired Lancashire League champions Haslingden with their Central Lancashire League counterparts Norden. Monton and Weaste travel to Nelson and Ramsbottom entertain Radcliffe. Worsley Cup holders Lowerhouse must travel to Rochdale and Burnley also have to hit the road with a tie at Royton, who beat Rishton on Saturday.

There are two all Central Lancashire League clashes with Milnrow entertaining Littleborough and Heywood taking on Ashton. The games will be played on Monday May 30th.

The draw in full:
Haslingden v Norden
Heywood v Ashton
Nelson v Monton and Weaste
Milnrow v Littleborough
Ramsbottom v Radcliffe
Rochdale v Lowerhouse
Royton v Burnley
Werneth v Accrington

Thursday May 12th
This Sunday sees the release of 'It was 30 years ago today', the inside story of Accrington's historic 1975 Lancashire League title win when every member of the team, including professional Alan Worsick, was born and bred in the town.

Written by Nigel Stockley, the 36 page A4 sized book includes full scorecards and summaries of every Accrington match from the 1975 season with images from the archives of Garth Dawson and unseen images from a private collection. Click here to order a copy of the book at £8 including postage. The book will be launched before the Rishton match on Sunday when players from the 1975 side will be present.

Wednesday May 11th
Youngster Waqas Ahmed will make his senior debut for Accrington this weekend. Waqas will play on Saturday at Walsden in the Inter League Challenge Trophy tie and on Sunday at home to Rishton. Professional Tama Canning has also been named on both days. Accrington are without Damian Clarke, Mohsin Ahmed and Adam Wilson on Saturday so Mick Horsfield, Stuart Crabtree and Waqas come in. Mohsin Ahmed and Adam Wilson return on Sunday in place of Mick Horsfield and Andrew Greenwood. Teams

Friday May 6th
Tonight's Under 13s match at Burnley has been cancelled. A new date will be announced in due course. The Under 17s match against Haslingden on May 30th has been moved to August 15th.

Tuesday May 3rd
Professional Tama Canning misses both matches in this weekend's double header after suffering a recurrence of his knee injury whilst batting at Haslingden last Sunday. Unsworth’s South African professional Grant Rowley stands in on Saturday for the visit of in-form Worsley Cup holders Lowerhouse. Mick Horsfield replaces Adam Wilson, who is unavailable. Lowerhouse have suffered an injury blow with the news that record breaking batsman Chris Bleazard will be out for about three weeks with a broken finger. Ben Heap comes in for Bleazard and Chris Astin replaces Jonny Russell.

Sunday sees the 'battle of the basement' with Accrington travelling to Bacup. Fleetwood's South African professional Doug Watson stands in for Tama Canning. The 31 year-old made 6 playing for Suffolk against Glamorgan in this weeks Cheltenham and Gloucester Trophy match. Adam Wilson also returns in place of Mick Horsfield. The home side are unchanged.

Monday May 2nd
Accrington will play Rishton in the 2nd Round of the new 20/20 competition which is being sponsored by Thwaites Brewery. Twelve clubs have entered the exciting new competition with Enfield and Todmorden deciding not to take part this season. The matches will be played on Thursday or Friday evenings in June with the draw having being made up to the semi final stages at last weeks monthly League Meeting. The winning club will qualify for finals day which will take place after the end of the season, competing against the winners of the Ribblesdale and Northern Leagues and possibly a Central Lancashire League club, depending on individual entries from that league.

The draw is:

1st Round (to be played on 9th/10th June)
Bacup v Colne
Rawtenstall v East Lancs
Nelson v Ramsbottom
Haslingden v Burnley

Byes: Accrington, Church, Rishton, Lowerhouse

2nd Round (to be played in 16th/17th June)
Church v Bacup/ Colne
Rishton v Accrington
Haslingden/Burnley v Rawtenstall/ East Lancs
Lowerhouse v Nelson/ Ramsbottom

Semi finals (to be played in 23rd/24th June)
Lowerhouse /Nelson/ Ramsbottom v Rishton/ Accrington
Church/ Bacup/ Colne v Haslingden/Burnley/ Rawtenstall/ East Lancs

The final will then be drawn and will be played on 30th June or 1st July.

Tuesday April 26th
Accrington travel to Haslingden in a complete role reversal from 12 months ago. This time last year, Accrington were riding high on top of the table after three successive wins but Haslingden put an end to the Thorneyholme Road's lofty ambitions and Matt Wilson's side began a slide down the table. Wilson's men would love to take revenge for last season's defeat but the odds are stacked against them with the champions on a tremendous role that has seen maximum points from the opening three fixtures. There is no place in the Haslingden side for Jimmy Hayhurst in spite of the former Accrington paceman taking 7-16 in the seconds last Saturday. Professional Tama Canning should have recovered from his knee injury in time to play. Andrew Greenwood keeps his place with Mick Horsfield returning to the seconds to accommodate Graeme Sneddon.

Wednesday April 20th
Tama Canning arrived today and will play his first match of the season for Accrington at Colne where he made a superb unbeaten 151 on his last visit. Matt Wilson takes an otherwise unchanged side to the Horsfield. Accrington have Andrew Greenwood in the squad to face Burnley at Thorneyholme Road on Sunday with Graeme Sneddon unlikely to play due to footballing duties.

Friday April 15th
The 1975 Lancashire League Championship winning side got back together this evening with a reunion dinner at the club. [More]

Tuesday April 12th

Accrington will have a stand in profesional for Sunday's opener at Ramsbottom. Former Edenfield professional Ian Mitchell replaces Tama Canning who is on standby for New Zealand's series against Sri Lanka. Tariq Hussain plays his first match for Accrington in two seasons with new signing Mick Horsfield from Darwen starting in the seconds.

Sunday April 10th
Accrington 13's 6 a side team got to the final of the Lancashire 6 a side tournament again finishing up runners up to a very good Nelson team. This is the second time in three years they have become runners up. While in the Hyndburn tournament they have reached the final three times, twice finishing as winners. This years team was: Matthew Schofield (capt), Saqib Javid, Wes Ingham, Soban Quisea, Jake Shepard and Hammad Jhanzed.

Accrington's friendly at with Clitheroe was called off today.

Wednesday March 9th
The club is saddened to learn of the death of Walter Stubbs.
Walter was a tireless worker for the club over a great many years.
The club sends its deepest sympathies to his family. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Sunday March 6th
Accrington had a great day in the Stephen Dickenson Junior Indoor competition at Hyndburn Sports Centre, winning both the Under 15 and Under 13 cups. The Under 15s had a comprehensive win whilst the Under 13s left it until the final ball to beat Baxenden in a thrilling finish. [15s pic][13s pic]

Saturday March 5th
Accrington's Tama Canning played his first ODI in 15 months for New Zealand against Australia in Napier. Canning conceded 80 runs in picking up the wicket of Adam Gilchrist from 10 overs and then made 16 as New Zealand were beaten by 122 runs to lose the series 5-0.

Tuesday March 1st
Congratulations to Jack Houldsworth from our friends at Church on being elected new Lancashire League President. One of Jack's first duties in his new role will be a special guest at our 30th Anniversary Dinner on April 15th.

Tuesday February 22nd

Accrington will play Clitheroe at Chatburn Road in a pre season friendly on Sunday April 10th beginning at 1.30pm.

Sunday February 20th
A new Ladies Committee has been formed with Marion Ormerod, Christine Sneddon, Christine Greenwood, Val Greenhalgh, Bev Kenyon and Linda Finney on board. The first function has been announced - a Treasure Hunt on Sunday April 3rd beginning at 10am.

Sunday February 13th
The Under 15s and Under 13s both reached the semi finals of the Indoor Cricket League. Both sides won one and lost one of their group matches at Hyndburn Sports Centre today. The semi finals will be played on Sunday March 6th.

Thursday February 10th
Accrington have confirmed that Tama Canning will be returning this coming season. The New Zealand all rounder has been given permission by his state to return for a third full season and the club have received a signed contract back from the 27 year-old. [More]

The club also has a new Secretary. Marion Ormerod takes up the role vacated by Duncan Warburton last May.

Monday January 31st
Subscriptions will rise by £2.50 except Playing and Match Day Memberships which will remain unchanged. The club appealed for more people to get involved. A Secretary is needed urgently.

Ex Accrington 2nd XI wicketkeeper Richard Chaplow has joined Premiership side West Brom from Burnley for £1.5 million in a 3 and a half year deal.

Thursday January 27th
Jimmy Hayhurst has joined Lancashire League champions Haslingden. The 20 year-old put in a transfer request last year and this was approved at the monthly League Meeting last night.

The loss of Hayhurst will be a big blow to Accrington both on and off the field. Hayhurst will join the likes of David Ormerod (Bacup), Mark Aspin, Adam Greenwood, Nick Westwell and David Bury (Church), Neil Holmes, Mas Ahmed, Andy Barker, Kaz Shazad and Kamran Khan (Enfield), and Scott Greaves, Richard and Patrick Swanney (Rishton), who have all played for Accrington at either senior or junior level during the past two decades.

Better news for Accrington is the return of Tariq Hussain, who has returned to live in the area and will be available again on a regular basis.

Thursday January 20th
Matt Wilson will again skipper the firsts with Damian Clarke as vice captain. The other appointments will be announced in due course.

Wednesday January 19th
Simon Hanson and Matthew Schofield are at Old Trafford on Friday for Lancashire Schoolboys trials. We wish them all the best.

Saturday January 1st
Indoor nets begin at Moorhead on Friday January 7th. Juniors 6.30 and Seniors 7.45

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