Saturday December 16th
Latest news from the Junior AGM. [More]
Friday December 15th
The Indoor Nets have again been booked for Moorhead School beginning in January 2007. The Juniors will be on Friday evenings from 7-8.30pm as usual from Friday 5th January. The Seniors have again opted for Sunday mornings from 11am-12 noon from Sunday 7th January.
Friday December 1st
The club is saddened to hear of the death of Life Member John Tomlinson. John played for the club between 1944 and 1958 scoring exactly 1000 runs in the senior side.
Wednesday November 29th
Accrington have been drawn at home to Todmorden in the 1st Round of the Get Solutions Worsley Cup. [More]
Saturday November 18th
A packed clubhouse saw former Lancashire and England star Graham Lloyd return to present the awards at Accrington's Junior Presentation Night. [More]
Thursday November 9th
Accrington have signed veteran batsman Brian Heywood. [More]
Friday November 3rd
More silverware for David Ormerod who picked up the Senior Bowling Award at tonight's Lancashire League Dinner at Mytton Fold. David is the first Accrington player to win this award since Alan Worsick in 1984, but it is the seventh time that David has picked up the award. Former Accrington Secretary Duncan Warburton was again voted best League Umpire.
Saturday October 21st
David Ormerod swept the board at Accrington's Presentation Night picking up no fewer than five trophies to crown a successful season on his return to the club where he played as a junior. [More]
Monday October 2nd
The date for the Junior Presentation Night has been changed to Saturday 18th November. The next Junior Committee Meeting will be on Thursday 5th October at 8pm.
Thursday September 7th
The long haul is nearly over. This weekend sees the final double header of the 'summer' with away matches at Rishton and former league leaders Ramsbottom. The five day forecast currently shows sunny intervals! Accrington name an unchanged team for the replayed game at Rishton that was abandoned on May 14th. Mick Winkley and Daryl Thomas replace Patrick Swanney and Sam Hacking in the Rishton side.
Acre Bottom hasn't been a happy hunting ground for Accrington in recent seasons. It was 1989 the last time that Accrington came away with a victory when David Lloyd was the captain. Ramsbottom are still in with a theoretical chance of a first league title since 1992 if results go their way. Both teams name an unchanged side.
Wednesday August 30th
On Sunday, Accrington entertain new Inter League Challenge Trophy winners East Lancs in the last home match of the season. Accrington professional Nishit Shetty looks to have lost the chance to challenge the club batting record after a poor weekend, but the Indian still leads Church professional Ruvin Peiris by 12 runs in the race to be leading run scorer. Peiris has been a model of consistency with ten half centuries and two centuries whilst Shetty has three centuries and five half centuries from 20 innings. Accrington are unchanged whilst East Lancs bring in Mark Bolton in place of Paul Kelly. Sid Patel faces a fitness test on his injured hand so Phil Turner stands by.
Thursday August 24th
There has been much speculation recently about Nishit Shetty challenging Bobby Simpson's club record total of 1444 runs set in 1959. It is interesting to note that with a possible five innings still to be played, Shetty has actually scored 9 more runs than Simpson had at this stage. The Australian finished the season with 409 runs from his last five innings with scores of 72 not out, 109 not out, 92 not out, 53 and 83, so anything is possible if Shetty ends the season as he began, who knows what he can achieve?
Wednesday August 23rd
James Anderson continues his comeback after a back injury on Saturday as Burnley visit Accrington, looking for a fourth win of the season over their opponents, having already beaten Accrington in both cups and in the reverse league fixture. Burnley are unchanged whilst Adam Wilson replaces Damian Clarke in the Accrington side.
On Sunday Accrington travel to Enfield in a local derby. Enfield professional Alviro Petersen has returned home so West Indian Ryan Nurse acts as sub professional. Andy Barker returns to the Enfield side against his former club. Accrington are unchanged.
Monday August 21st
The Under 11s remaining fixtures are Wednesday 23rd August v. Nelson (home), Wednesday 30th August v. Darwen (away) and Friday 1st September v. Nelson (away).
Saturday August 19th
Today's First and Second team matches against Colne are both abandoned without play.
Wednesday August 16th
Seven games and four weekends left. On Saturday, Accrington travel to play joint bottom placed Colne at the Horsfield. Accrington professional Nishit Shetty will be looking to quickly notch the 12 runs he needs to reach the 1,000 mark against the side he hit an unbeaten 155 against on the opening day. Wicketkeeper James Ormerod replaces the unavailable Adam Wilson in the Accrington side whilst Colne are unchanged.
On Sunday, Accrington play the other bottom side Church. Accrington will be looking to beat Church for the first time in five years at Thorneyholme Road. Both sides are unchanged which means a return to the club where he began playing cricket for Liam Brankin, who is due to make his league debut for Church on Saturday. The league's top two run scorers are in opposition with Nishit Shetty looking to stay ahead of Ruvin Peiris in the race to be the leading run scorer.
Tuesday August 15th
The Under 11 fixture this Friday away to Darwen has been re-arranged for Wednesday August 30th.
Friday August 11th
Accrington have three names on the Lancashire League's team sheet for the re-arranged Inter League match with the Central Lancashire League on September 2nd. David Ormerod is in the side with Zahir Afzal down as reserve. Stuart Crabtree is the Fielding 12th Man.
The full side is: Stuart Catterall (Haslingden, captain), John Simpson ( Haslingden, wicketkeeper), David Ormerod (Accrington), Jonathan Clare (Burnley), Paul Gallagher (Bacup), Tim Farragher (Bacup), Charlie Cottam (Lowerhouse), Vishal Tripathi (Burnley), Richard Rostron (Rishton), Khurram Nazir (Nelson), Lewis McIntosh (Haslingden). Reserve: Zahir Afzal (Accrington). Fielding 12th Man: Stuart Crabtree (Accrington).
Thursday August 10th
Accrington play Todmorden just over 20 years since the two sides met in the LET Cup Final where the home side claimed it's last silverware. The visitors name an unchanged amateur line-up. Accrington make a couple of changes with Andrew Greenwood and 15 year-old Simon Hanson, who makes his senior debut, coming into the side in place of wicketkeeper James Ormerod and Waqas Ahmed. Skipper Matt Wilson takes over the gloves.
Thursday July 27th
Accrington entertain sixth placed Rishton at Thorneyholme Road on Sunday. Former skipper Jonathan Dobson returns to the Rishton side in place of Andy Bartley whilst Accrington, without a win for eight games, name an unchanged team. Since the sides last met in a rained off fixture in May, Rishton have had a change of professional with Australian left arm spinner Lachlan Stevens replacing the injured Vernon Philander.
Sunday July 23rd
Nishit Shetty put pen to paper after this afternoon's game at Bacup to return for the 2007 season.
Thursday July 20th
On Saturday, champions Lowerhouse go to Thorneyholme Road to play Accrington on a ground where they have not been beaten since July 1994. Both sides lie in sixth place with 80 points, 18 behind leaders Ramsbottom. Accrington are unchanged whilst the champions bring in Bharat Tripathi for Ben Heap.
David Ormerod returns to Bacup on Sunday with Accrington. Accrington were saved by a thunderstorm the last time the two sides met three weeks ago at Thorneyholme Road after being rolled over for 63. Both sides name unchanged line-ups.
Tuesday July 18th
Simon Hanson hit a superb century for Hyndburn Under 15s Town Team at Thorneyholme Road. The home side made 225-4 and then bowled Burnley out for 135.
Saturday July 15th
Accrington's Nishit Shetty hit an unbeaten 172 as sub professional for Carnforth, who beat Blackpool by 8 wickets in the Northern League.
Friday July 14th
Hyndburn's Town Team will be in action at Thorneyholme Road next week. On Tuesday, the Under 15s play Burnley with wickets pitched at 11am. On Wednesday the Under 11s play Blackburn with play due to start at 3pm.
Thursday July 13th
Accrington travel to Haslingden on Sunday in the unaccustomed position of a higher league placing than the home side who lie in 10th spot, 12 points behind. Tama Canning faces his former club along with his new ball partner Jimmy Hayhurst. Barry Knowles and Andrew Smith return in place of Jo Sipocz and Joey Marcroft whilst Accrington are unchanged.
Thursday July 6th
Accrington professional Nishit Shetty will be looking forward to the trip to Todmorden on Saturday as he bids to regain his batting form. The Indian will face mainly an amateur bowling attack with professional Jacques Rudolph not expected to do much bowling. Accrington are unchanged. Paul Brierley, Andrew and Ben Sutcliffe replace Tom Marsh, Danny Brown and Jon Campbell in the Todmorden side.
Accrington will be looking to do a rare double over Nelson when the sides meet at Thorneyholme Road on Sunday. Accrington name a full strength side. Colin Pemberton replaces Rizwan Hussain in Nelson's team. The visitors have yet to confirm their professional.
Thursday June 29th
Mohsin Ahmed has been given permission to return to Accrington next season after failing to settle at Rishton.
Wednesday June 28th
On Sunday, fourth placed Accrington entertain eighth placed Bacup, who have just 7 points fewer. Skipper Matt Wilson, Adam Wilson and Zahir Afzal return to the Accrington side with Andrew Greenwood, Matt Donnelly and Sagawat Hussain dropping down to the seconds. Peter Thompson returns for Bacup in place of Scott Thompson.
Tuesday June 27th
This coming Friday is Accrington's chance to reach a semi final for the first time since 1989. Matt and Adam Wilson and Zahir Afzal to strengthen the batting in a must win game against local rivals Church. At this stage four teams stand on equal points in our Group. East Lancs and Rishton play on Thursday so by the time Accrington take the field on Friday the required run rate calculations will be clear because this is how the group will be decided. The sides that win this week will have their run rates calculated to see which team reaches the last four. The side with the highest run rate outside the three group winners will also go through.
Team: Matt Wilson (captain), David Ormerod, James Ormerod (wk), Graeme Sneddon, Stuart Crabtree, Mick Horsfield, Adam Wilson, Damian Clarke, Tariq Hussain, Waqas Ahmed, Nishit Shetty (pro). Meet 5.45pm
Thursday June 22nd
League champions Lowerhouse in 4th spot take on 6th placed Accrington at Liverpool Road. Lowerhouse professional Ryan Harris is sidelined with hamstring trouble so the champions call upon 21 year-old Indian batsman Vinit Indulka, a team-mate of Accrington professional Nishit Shetty in Mumbai, who is currently professional at Walshaw. Jon Finch is named after injury with Bharat Tripathi dropping into the seconds. Accrington are unchanged.
Wednesday June 21st
David Lloyd and Shane Warne both made appearances on a magical re-union night at the club. [More]
Tuesday June 20th
Accrington are without all rounder Zahir Afzal for Friday's home match against East Lancs. Sagawat Hussain comes in.
Team: David Ormerod (captain), James Ormerod (wk), Graeme Sneddon, Stuart Crabtree, Mick Horsfield, Matthew Donnelly, Damian Clarke, Tariq Hussain, Waqas Ahmed, Sagawat Hussain, Nishit Shetty (pro).
Thursday June 15th
Accrington will come up against their former professional Tama Canning when Haslingden visit Thorneyholme Road on Sunday. Jimmy Hayhurst also lines up against his former side. The Wilson brothers are still missing and Zed Afzal is unavailable so Sagawat Hussain comes in for Accrington. Haslingden name Andy Clough after injury in a full strength side.
David Ormerod makes his 20/20 debut for Accrington as captain in Friday's match at Enfield.
Team: David Ormerod (captain), James Ormerod (wk), Zahir Afzal, Graeme Sneddon, Stuart Crabtree, Mick Horsfield, Matthew Donnelly, Damian Clarke, Tariq Hussain, Waqas Ahmed, Nishit Shetty (pro).
Sunday June 11th
Accrington Cricket Club is publishing a new book entitled 'It was 20 years ago today, The Complete History of Accrington in the Worsley Cup'. The book will be launched on Sunday 2nd July during the home match with Chris Cairns' Bacup. [More]
Thursday June 8th
Hyndburn Under 11s Town team play Wyre at Accrington on Wednesday June 14th. The match starts at 3pm.
On Saturday Burnley go for a third victory over Accrington at Turf Moor in the space of 15 days following their Worsley Cup win at Accrington and Inter League triumph two days later. Improved league form has spread from cup success and Burnley will be looking to move on up the table after a poor start. The Wilson brothers are missing for the next five matches, but Zahir Afzal returns after a knee injury for Accrington. David Ormerod takes charge for the first time. Andrew Greenwood and Waheed Hussain come in with Sagawat Hussain also unavailable. Burnley again pick from twelve players.
Accrington visit Nelson on Sunday. Both sides are unchanged.
Tuesday June 6th
David Ormerod is unavailable for Accrington's match at Rishton on Friday, but Tariq Hussain makes his first appearance of the season. Waqas Ahmed also comes in with James Ormerod also unavailable and Zahir Afzal returns after injury.
Team: Matt Wilson (captain), Adam Wilson, Zahir Afzal, Graeme Sneddon, Stuart Crabtree, Mick Horsfield, Matthew Donnelly, Damian Clarke, Tariq Hussain, Waqas Ahmed, Nishit Shetty (pro). Meet 5.45
Tuesday June 6th
Three Accrington players have been selected for the Hyndburn Town Team. Harris Ali, Josh Roberts and Jacob Clarke, who will captain the side will play three games over the next couple of months for the Town Team.
The Under 11s cup match will be played tonight at Haslingden.
Thursday June 1st
Accrington go to Church on Sunday on the back of three straight defeats. The home side, who have won their last two matches, hope to have professional Ruvin Peiris back after a shoulder injury suffered last Saturday at Enfield. Sam Holt misses out with an ankle injury and is replaced by Ryan North. Damian Clarke and Matthew Donnelly replace the injured Zahir Afzal and Nasser Hussain in the Accrington side.
Saturday May 27th
Leading vocalist Samantha Jane is the star turn at the Chairman's Night at the club on Saturday June 10th. Tickets priced at £3.00 are available from Rod Kenyon, Dave Kennedy or Phil Hodson.
Friday May 26th
Tonights Under 11s Cup game at Haslingden has been called off due to heavy rain.
A hectic weekend ahead sees Accrington playing three matches in as many days, weather permitting of course. On Saturday the re-arranged Get Solutions Worsley Cup tie against Burnley kicks off the cricketing bonanza. Accrington will be without the left arm spin of Damian Clarke so Sagawat Hussain comes in. Burnley add an extra bowler in James Capstick to their squad. The two sides first met in this competition back in 1920 with Accrington coming out on top with a 6 wicket win in the match that saw both clubs taste Worsley Cup action for the first time. Accrington also came out on top in the 1970 Final and in 1989, when the club went on to reach the Final for the last time. Overall though, it is Burnley who have the better record with nine wins out of 12 matches, the last of which was in 2001.
The two sides meet again on Monday in the Inter League Challenge Trophy at Turf Moor. The match starts at 1.30.
Sandwiched in between the cup ties is the matter of a local derby against leaders Enfield at Thorneyholme Road on Sunday. Accrington are unchanged whilst Enfield bring in Matt Taylor in place of former Accrington all rounder Neil Holmes.
Monday May 22nd
The Under 11s cup match at Haslingden has been arranged for this Friday May 26th, weather permitting.
Sunday May 21st
All of today's Get Solutions Worsley Cup games have been called off. The matches will now be played next Saturday May 27th. The league matches that were due to be played on that date will now be played on the 2nd Round Cup Reserve date Saturday June 10th.
Thursday May 18th
A thunderstorm washed out tonights Under 11s match against Haslingden at Thorneyholme Road.
Accrington are hoping that Graeme Sneddon has recovered from the groin injury that he picked up at Norden last week in time for Saturday's match at East Lancs. The home side are still without injured skipper Phil Bolton so Paul Turner stays as captain. Phillip Turner replaces his brother David in the only change from last Sunday.
Another match steeped in history takes place at Thorneyholme Road on Sunday where Accrington entertain Burnley in the first of three possible meetings in the next nine days. The teams are scheduled to meet again next Saturday in the first replayed league fixture and then the following Monday, the sides clash in the Inter League Trophy at Turf Moor. Accrington name an unchanged side whilst Burnley add James Capstick and Graham Lalor to Saturday's side.
Tuesday May 16th
The Under 11s have been awarded a walkover against Nelson in the cup. Damian's lads will now play at Haslingden in the next round before June 4th.
Sunday May 14th
Accrington have been drawn at Burnley in the 2nd Round of the Inter League Challenge Trophy. [More]
Saturday May 13th
David Lloyd will be the special guest at a 'Cup Re-union Night' at Accrington Cricket Club on Wednesday 21st June. [More]
The 3rds hame match with Rishton has been called off after overnight rain.
Friday May 12th
Accrington visit Norden for the first time in a competitive match on saturday in the Inter League Challenge Trophy. Asif Mujtaba is still the home sides paid man and he will face an unchanged Accrington side full of confidence after a good start to the season and following two successive quarter final appearances in this competition.
Former Accrington professional Sherwin Campbell returns to the scene as professional for Wood Cup holders Heywood who travel to Ramsbottom.
On Sunday its the big derby match at Rishton. The home side, who share the lead with Enfield, have named former Accrington opener Mohsin Ahmed in the squad. Accrington, with two victories so far, have already notched up as many wins as in the whole of their disastrous campaign last season. Matt Wilson's men are unchanged. [Teams]
Sunday May 7th
Accrington's match at Todmorden was abandoned without play. All of today's fixtures will now be replayed on Saturday July 8th.
Saturday May 6th
Accrington notched up a second victory of the season in another record breaking afternoon at Thorneyholme Road. Accrington piled up a club record 341-5 against Rawtenstall beating the club's previous highest score of 288-5 against Bacup in 1913 when Charlie Llewellyn hit a record unbeaten 188. Look back at the 1913 match
Thursday May 4th
Accrington name an unchanged team for the visit of Rawtenstall on Saturday. Vinny Hanson's side shows one change with Richard Wood coming in for his first game of the season in place of Peter Wrathmell. On Sunday its the annual trip to Centre Vale to face Todmorden. It's the same again for Accrington whilst Todmorden have opener Simon Newbitt back in place of Ben Sutcliffe.
Thursday April 27th
The firsts face a tough weekend with title favourites Ramsbottom the visitors to Thorneyholme Road on Saturday and highly touted Burnley the opponents at Turf Moor on Sunday. Ramsbottom became the first side to take silverware with a convincing Colne Trophy win over champions Lowerhouse last Saturday. Richard Hevingham's men were surprisingly beaten at Rishton in their opening league match the following day in a match that will be a leading contender for 'Match of the season' when the dust settles. Ramsbottom are unchanged whilst Accrington name Nasser Hussain in the side after a leg injury in place of his brother Sagawat. On Sunday Accrington travel to Burnley. The home side are without Ben Law and David Connolly who are replaced by Daniel Pickup and Gareth Halley.
Tuesday April 25th
Simon Hanson is one of three Accrington players to be included in the Hyndburn Under 15s Town Team to play Rossendale at Baxenden on Sunday April 30th. Simon will captain the side that also includes Matthew Schofield and Hammad Ahmed from Accrington. The match will start at 11am.
Sunday April 23rd
Accrington professional Nishit Shetty hit a blistering unbeaten 155 to inspire his new club to a 79 run opening day victory over Colne on a day of surprises. [More]
April News Update
Saturday April 22nd
Accrington lost in the last over in a friendly agaisnt Greenmount at Thorneyholme Road.
Thursday April 20th
Accrington's David Ormerod and Zahir Afzal have both been selected for the Lancashire League team to play against the Central Lancashire League at Crompton on Monday May 1st. Haslingden's Stuart Catterall will lead the side which also includes veteran spin king Keith Roscoe and youngsters Vishal Tripathi and wicketkeeper John Simpson.
The full side is: Stuart Catterall (Haslingden, captain), John Simpson ( Haslingden, wicketkeeper), David Ormerod (Accrington), Ben Law (Burnley), Keith Roscoe ( Rawtenstall), Paul Gallagher (Bacup), Vishal Tripathi (Burnley), Richard Rostron (Rishton), Simon Read (Ramsbottom), Zahir Afzal (Accrington), Paul Turner (East Lancs). 12th Man David Crotty (Nelson).
Wednesday April 19th
David Ormerod will make his Lancashire League debut for his home town club Accrington against Colne on Sunday.
His namesake James Ormerod will keep wicket with skipper Matt Wilson in the outfield. Keeping wicket to the league's leading amateur bowler is a big ask for any wicketkeeper with Ormerod's inswing and surprise movement away from the bat. New professional Nishit Shetty is also due to make his debut after his arrival on Thursday against his former club Greenmount at Thorneyholme Road on Saturday. All rounder Tariq Hussain has moved away and prolific opener Mohsin Ahmed is moving to Rishton. Accrington will face a Colne side without professional Mahendra Nagamootoo who will not arrive until next week due to visa problems but the visitors have a familiar face standing in. Former Todmorden professional Gyan Pandey, now at Great Harwood, makes an early return to the ground where he claimed 9-74 on his first visit in 2003. Colne skipper David Swarbrick is nursing an eye injury so Adam Procter keeps wicket but Swarbrick plays as a batsman on the ground where he hit a career best 82 last season. Former Nelson all rounder Stuart Lemon also joins his brother Sean in the Colne side. [Latest Team News]
Friday April 14th
David Ormerod is due
to make his senior debut for Accrington at Milnrow on Monday.
Team: Matt Wilson (captain), Adam Wilson, Stuart Crabtree, Graeme Sneddon, David Ormerod, James Ormerod (wk), Damian Clarke, Andrew Greenwood, Zahir Afzal, Mick Horsfield, Waqas Ahmed. Meet Ground 12.30
The next Ladies Committee Meeting is on Thursday 20th April at 8pm.
Saturday April 8th
Two new events have been added to the Social Diary. Kim's Virgin Vie Party returns on Wednesday 3rd May from 8pm. On Friday 19th May there is a Race Night in the club from 8.30pm. Entry is by Race Card and we need sponsors for the races. The cost is £30 a race, please contact Kim either by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 07747876010
Friday April 7th
Sunday's friendly at Clitheroe has been called off due to the poor weather of the past week.
Monday April 3rd
This coming Saturday's 'An evening with Mike Watkinson' has been cancelled due to lack of support.
David Ormerod has been appointed as 1st XI vice captain.
Former Padiham and Read scorer Stuart Whalley will succeed Lionel Cooke as 1st XI scorer.
Any player who wants to play in the 2nds v 3rds friendly at the club on Sunday April 16th is welcome to turn up.
Sunday March 26th
The club sends it's best wishes to long serving member Margaret Mills who is recovering from illness.
Friday March 24th
The date for the next Quiz Night has been changed to Thursday 6th April. The Treasure Hunt scheduled for 2nd April has been cancelled.
Sunday March 19th
The Under 11s became the first winners of the Hyndburn Indoor Competition at Hyndburn Sports Centre. [More]
Saturday March 18th
Enfield have launched a new website. Featuring all the latest club news and historical content, the site can be found at www.enfieldcricketclub.co.uk.
Wednesday March 15th
Steve Juliff has been appointed the Club's Welfare Officer. John Burnyeat has also been appointed as Assistant Welfare Officer.
The Under 11s play in a new indoor tournament at the Sports Centre this coming Sunday between 12.40 and 4pm.
Our fixtures are:
12.40 v Baxenden
13.20 v Great Harwood
14.00 v Oswaldtwistle Immanuel
14.40 v Rishton
Wednesday March 8th
Help is needed for jobs that need doing around the ground. A Working Party will be in action on Saturday 25th March from 10am for a cleaning up operation.
Ian Johnson has been appointed as second team skipper.
Monday March 6th
Accrington's friendly at Milnrow has been switched to Easter Monday 17th April.
Sunday March 5th
The club is publishing a new book entitled 'It was 20 years ago today, The Complete History of Accrington in the Worsley Cup' during the summer. [More]
Friday February 24th
Accrington will again visit Rishton in their opening fixture of the 20/20 competition on Friday 9th June. [More]