Accrington Cricket Club

1965 Completed Scorecard Archive

Sunday January 27th 2008

The 1965 season has become the latest to have all its scorecards uploaded online.

The season wasn't Accrington's best with the club finishing in bottom place with just two league victories, against Burnley at Thorneyholme Road in May and at Rishton in the penultimate match.

For the first time since John Berry in 1866, Accrington appointed a professional to captain the team for the 1965 season. The man in question was Ken Grieves, who had captained Lancashire in the previous two seasons. Grieves was a right hand middle order batsman and a leg spin bowler. In his First Class career he had scored 22,454 runs and taken 242 wickets between 1945 and 1964. His year at Accrington brought him 733 runs at 38.6, which earned him the league award for most runs, but only 32 wickets at 20.3 each. Once again the amateur batting failed to the extent that 45 year-old Jackie Hope was recalled to the team after years in the wilderness of 2nd team cricket. Jackie enjoyed an Indian summer, scoring 272 runs at an average of 27.2. David Lloyd was able to play enough matches to take 27 wickets and score 164 runs and Derek Mark (37 wickets) and Neville Richardson (29 wickets) enjoyed success with the ball. A young Ian Birtwistle took his first Lancashire League wickets and Geoff Hayhurst and Peter West were introduced but Accrington finished bottom of the league. 1965 was David Lloyd's last season with his home club until he returned as professional in 1984.

1965 Scorecard and Results Archive


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