Monday December 8th
David Lloyd and Ted Marshall, the club's longest serving member, have been awarded Life Membership at tonight's AGM. David Barratt has stood down as Management Secretary. Subs will remain the same. Just 28 people attended the meeting. [Management Report]
Monday December 1st
Accrington Cricket Club has been awarded the ECB Clubmark Accreditation. [More]
Wednesday November 26th
Accrington's former Lancashire star Graham Lloyd and former Lancashire League umpire Mark Eggleston have both been accepted on the First Class Umpires Reserve list for the 2009 season.
Daniel Thwaites has signed a three year sponsorship deal with the Lancashire
League. The sponsorship deal includes all three competitions - the league,
Worsley Cup and 20/20 for the next three seasons.
Tuesday November 18th
Accrington Cricket Club has released a special DVD in celebration of the club's historic double winning 2008 season. A special club tie is also available to mark this historic occasion. [More]
Saturday November 15th
Accrington's record breaking captain David Ormerod presented the awards at the club's Junior Presentation Night tonight. [More]
The club is saddened to hear of the deaths of former player Jim Bradshaw and well known member Jim Reid.
Jim Bradshaw was a middle order batsman
for the club in the 1950s. Known as an excellent fielder, Jim made his debut in 1954 and played his final game in 1959 when Bobby Simpson was professional. His best innings was 53 in an 88 run win at Bacup in 1955.
Jim Reid was a member of the club for many years. His son David is Treasurer of the Tennis Section. Mr Reid also leaves his wife Pat and daughter Carole.
Friday November 14th
Matt Wilson picked up the Senior Wicketkeeping Award and Telegraph Tankard and skipper David Ormerod won the Senior Bowling Award at the League Dinner tonight. [Pic]
Thursday November 6th
Accrington captain David Ormerod will appear on BBC Radio Lancashire on Saturday. Ormerod will be interviewed on Steve Lowe's Show at 1.20pm about his Wisden-Cricketer Club Cricketer of the Year Award.
Thursday October 30th
Accrington have again been drawn at Todmorden in the 1st Round of the Worsley Cup. [More]
Tuesday October 28th
Accrington captain David Ormerod has been named the Wisden Cricketer Club Cricketer of the Year. [More]
Sunday October 12th
All of Accrington's scorecards from the 1960s have now been uploaded.
Friday October 10th
David Lloyd appeared at the club in A Night with Bumble. [Pic]
Wednesday October 1st
Filming took place at the club for the DVD Magic in the air. [Pic]
Thursday September 25th
President Peter Barratt picked up an award from Church and Milnshaw Area Council on behalf of the club for Accrington's outstanding achievement of winning the championship and Worsley Cup. [Pic]
Monday September 15th
Professional Roy Silva returned home to Sri Lanka today. Roy finished his spell in England by sub pro-ing for Chorley at Blackpool on Saturday. He took 3-35 and scored 2 in a drawn game.
Thursday September 4th
An historic weekend will see Accrington pick up their second senior trophy this season as the curtain comes down on the 2008 campaign. Accrington need 8 points to achieve the club's first ever double. At worst Accrington will pick up the Holland Cup for the first time since 1989 but it would need a catastrophe of Devon Loch proportions for this to happen. On Saturday Accrington visit their nearest challengers Rawtenstall in the replay of the rained off game from July 6th. Toby Bulcock replaces Simon Hanson in the Accrington side whilst Rawtenstall are unchanged. On Sunday Accrington field the same side against Lowerhouse, a team they haven't beaten at Thorneyholme Road since 1994. Lowerhouse name a squad of 14 including skipper Charlie Cottam and Joe Hawke. [Teams]
Wednesday September 3rd
Junior Presentation Night will be held on Saturday November 15th.
Wednesday August 27th
The penultimate weekend of the season sees league leaders Accrington face outgoing champions Rishton at Thorneyholme Road on Saturday and Haslingden at Bentgate on Sunday. Second placed Rawtenstall travel to Burnley and Church, 11 points behind. Accrington are unchanged on Saturday. Rishton welcome back skipper Andy Bartley after a long absence and Garth Wyse returns to strengthen the bowling attack. Accrington again look to turn history on its head on Sunday when they travel to Bentgate where they haven't won since 2000. Accrington take a 12 man squad, including Simon Hanson, to Haslingden who field youngsters Jack Sudworth, Alex Coleman, Danny Marcroft and Tom Stanley. Edenfield professional Babar Naeem will act as the home sides sub professional.
Thursday August 21st
Another huge weekend lies ahead with three weekends and six games to go. Accrington take a 9 point lead over Rawtenstall into the weekend. On Saturday, Accrington take on East Lancs at Thorneyholme Road. History doesn't favour Accrington in this fixture. They have not beaten the Blackburn side on home soil since 1996. East Lancs, who have yet to name their sub professional, make three changes on the amateur front with Dave Pearson, Phil Mooney and Paul Kelly returning in place of John Turner, Paul Moss and Steve Whalley. Paul Kelly is skipper in the absence of Mark Bolton. Accrington are unchanged with Simon Hanson named in the seconds after returning from holiday. On Sunday
Accrington again tackle history at Acre Bottom where they haven't beaten Ramsbottom since 1989. Accrington have a miserable record of 14 defeats from 18 games with 3 No Results and a draw in 1998 being the only times that they have managed to avoid defeat. During that time there have been some heavy beatings, particularly in the Chris Harris era, since Accrington last tasted victory at Acre Bottom in 1989 under the captaincy of David Lloyd. Both clubs name unchanged teams with Ramsbottom looking to reverse last Sunday's 1 wicket defeat.
Thursday August 14th
The title run in begins this weekend with eight matches crammed into the final four weekends of the season. On Saturday Accrington take an unchanged team to the Horsfield to play Colne. The home side will have an unnamed sub professional in an otherwise unchanged team. On Sunday Ramsbottom visit Thorneyholme Road. Accrington have beaten Ramsbottom just twice in league matches at home since 1994.
Saturday August 9th
The 1963 season is now complete in the Archive. [More]
Friday August 8th
Jimmy Hayhurst replaces Simon Hanson in the Accrington team for Sunday's home game against Nelson. Khurram Nazir comes in for the visitors in place of Toc Hussain.
Thursday July 30th
Accrington entertain Bacup at Thorneyholme Road on Saturday the day before they play at Todmorden in the Get Solutions Worsley Cup Final. Accrington name an unchanged team on both days. Bacup have wicktkeeper John Chapman back in the side in place of Peter Thompson. Brian Heywood's Final Preview.
Wednesday July 22nd
League leaders Accrington travel to meet former pace setters Nelson at Seedhill on Sunday. Accrington, seeking a seventh successive league win to cement their 20 point lead at the top, name an unchanged team. Nelson make two changes with Sean Lemon and Chris Willan replacing Chris Heap and Toqir Hussain.
Monday July 21st
The winning numbers in the Summer Draw are [More]
Thursday July 17th
It's tough at the top. Another double header beckons this weekend with cup final opponents Todmorden the visitors on Saturday and a trip down Blackburn Road to the home of defending champions Rishton in store on Sunday. The fit again Graeme Sneddon returns to the Accrington side in place of Andy Greenwood. Todmorden pick from twelve with the fitness on James Morgan in doubt. Skipper Jon Henderson is still missing as is Stuart Priestley but the dangerous left handed opener Simon Newbitt returns.
Champions Rishton ring the changes this weekend. Skipper Andy Bartley, Jimmy Bibby and Shaun Hutchinson are all missing. Craig Smith returns though after missing Saturday's trip to Bacup. Accrington are unchanged.
Thursday July 10th
A double header weekend sees Accrington travel to Todmorden on Saturday and to Enfield on Sunday for a local derby. Andy Greenwood replaces David Lloyd for the cup final dress rehearsal at Centre Vale. An unchanged team has been named for the game at Dill Hall Lane on Sunday. Mas Ahmed and Keith Barker replace Matloob Khan and Mark Burns in the Enfield side. Saturday July 5th
Accrington will travel to Todmorden to play the Final of the Get Solutions Worsley Cup on Sunday 3rd August. Todmorden beat Ramsbottom by 4 wickets in the semi final today.
Thursday July 3rd
It's another big game for Accrington on Sunday when they travel to Rawtenstall to play league leaders Rawtenstall. The visitors closed out June in style, cutting Rawtenstall's lead to 5 points on Saturday and then reaching the Worsley Cup final on Sunday in dramatic fashion at Turf Moor. When the two sides met in May, Accrington rolled the then unbeaten Rawtenstall over for just 48 at Thorneyholme Road, on the way to a 4 wicket victory. David Lloyd makes his third appearance of the season for Accrington in place of Andy Greenwood. Jimmy Hayhurst begins his comeback in the seconds. Rawtenstall are without Danny Barlow so Matt Hanson comes in.
Wednesday June 25th
Following Friday's 20/20 game with Church Accrington embark on a double header with the visit of Colne on Saturday and a Get Solutions Worsley Cup semi final tie at Burnley on Sunday. [More]
Tuesday June 24th
Accrington give a senior debut to Gul Khan for Group A's battle for the wooden spoon with Church at Thorneyholme Road on Friday.
Team: David Ormerod (captain), James Ormerod, Stuart Crabtree, Simon Hanson, Zahir Afzal, Damian Clarke, Toby Bulcock, Jon Hayhurst, Matthew Schofield, Gul Khan, Roy Silva (Pro). Res: Jacob Johnson . Meet 5.30pm.
Saturday June 21st
Accrington professional Roy Sliva will miss tomorrow's derby match against Church at Thorneyholme Road due to a hamstring injury. The Sri Lankan is replaced by Leyland's leg spinning all rounder Ameer Khan.
Friday June 20th
Get Solutions Worsley Cup semi finalists Accrington have received a major blow with the news that Jimmy Hayhurst will not bowl again this season. [More]
Thursday June 19th
A rare day of rest on Saturday (the thirds play at Colne) is followed by the 'Return of Derby Sunday.' The visitors to Thorneyholme Road, Church will be looking to avenge their 5 wicket defeat of two weeks ago but will be without the in-form Alec Holt and the injured Phil Sykes.
James Ormerod replaces Damian Clarke in the Accrington side. Church make a couple of changes with Nasser Hussain and Levi Wolfenden replacing
Holt and Barry Shorrock.
Tuesday June 17th
Accrington are without Graham Lloyd, Jimmy Hayhurst, Graeme Sneddon and Matt Wilson for Friday's 20/20 game with East Lancs at Thorneyholme Road.
Team: David Ormerod (captain), Damian Clarke, Toby Bulcock, Paul Carroll, Zahir Afzal, James Ormerod, Mohsin Ahmed, Stuart Crabtree, Simon Hanson, Matthew Schofield, Roy Silva (Pro). Res: Jon Hayhurst. Meet 5.30pm.
Thursday June 12th
What could be a pivotal weekend in the title race lies in store, weather permitting, with joint second placed Accrington taking on Burnley in a double header starting at Thorneyholme Road on Saturday. With leaders Nelson playing joint second placed Rawtenstall twice there is an opportunity for Accrington to make a statement of serious intent this weekend. David Lloyd gets a second chance to impress the Accrington supporters in place of the injured Jimmy Hayhurst on Saturday. Chris Burton returns behind the sticks for Burnley. The one change to either side at Turf Moor on Sunday is the return of Zahir Afzal to the Accrington side in place of David Lloyd.
Tuesday June 10th
Accrington will be without Graham Lloyd for Friday's 20/20 game at Enfield. Zahir Afzal also replaces the injured James Hayhurst and James Ormerod comes in for Adam Wilson
Team: David Ormerod (captain), Matt Wilson, Toby Bulcock, Paul Carroll, Zahir Afzal, James Ormerod, Damian Clarke, Graeme Sneddon, Stuart Crabtree, Simon Hanson, Roy Silva (Pro). Meet 5.30pm.
Thursday June 5th
Second placed Accrington travel to Church on Sunday for a local derby. Accrington are unchanged whilst Church bring in Sam Holt and Barry Shorrock in place of Mark Gilrane and Steve Berko.
Tuesday June 3rd
Accrington will be without Graham Lloyd for Friday's 20/20 game at Rishton.
Team: David Ormerod (captain), Matt Wilson, Paul Carroll, Toby Bulcock, James Hayhurst, Damian Clarke, Graeme Sneddon, Stuart Crabtree, Simon Hanson, Adam Wilson, Roy Silva (Pro)
Friday May 30th
The 1919 season is the latest to be completed in the scorecard and statistics archive. [More]
Thursday May 29th
This coming weekend sees another challenging double header with both matches at Thorneyholme Road. Saturday sees the return visit of Enfield in the quarter finals of the Get Solutions Worsley Cup six days after the run feast that saw Accrington scrape home by just 3 runs. The two sides last meeting in the cup was in 2004 when Enfield came out on top by 44 runs after piling up 252-3. Accrington's recent cup record is appalling with just three wins since last appearing in the final 19 years ago, the last of these being seven seasons ago. Damian Clarke and Simon Hanson replace Zahir Afzal and James Ormerod for Accrington. Enfield will be without Andy Barker who has a hamstring strain and Ben Dowling who is working. Adam Bracewell returns. On Sunday league champions Rishton are the visitors. Second placed Accrington name an unchanged side whilst Rishton recall Mark Leathert and Shaun Hutchinson in place of the Wyse brothers, Shaun, who drops into the seconds, and Garth who is unavailable.
Monday May 26th
The 1981 season is now complete in the scorecard archive. [More]Accrington's Toby Bulcock had a successful debut for the Lancashire League side. Playing alongside his club skipper David Ormerod, who hit the winning runs, Bulcock picked up 4-10 as the Central Lancashire League were bowled out for 144. the visitors went on to record a 2 wicket win with 10 overs to spare.
Friday May 23rd
Toby Bulcock has been called up by the Lancashire League to play in the match at Crompton against the Central Lancashire League on Monday. Toby, who replaces Lewis McIntosh, joins his skipper David Ormerod in the side which is skippered by Keith Roscoe.
Thursday May 22nd
David Lloyd's return to league action at Accrington is due to be shown on Cricket AM on Sky Sports 1 this Saturday sometime between 9am and 10.30pm.After a rare rest day on Saturday, two form teams meet at Thorneyholme Road on Sunday where Accrington take on Enfield. The visitors have yet to concede 100 in a league game to date, thanks in no small part to the superb bowling form of professional Brandon Hiini and Keith Barker who have claimed 32 wicket between them from just five games. Accrington's form has been more rounded with Graham Lloyd, Toby Bulcock, Matt Wilson Stuart Crabtree and Simon Hanson in the runs and David Ormerod leading the wicket-takers. Professional Roy Silva has also turned in a match winning performance to topple Rawtenstall. Accrington make two changes with Zahir Afzal and James Ormerod come in for the first time this season in place of Simon Hanson and Damian Clarke.
Sunday May 18th
Accrington have been drawn at home to Enfield in the 2nd Round of the Get Solutions Worsley Cup. The draw produced four local derbies. The seconds have been drawn at Nelson. The games will be played on Saturday May 31st.
The full draw is:
Get Solutions Worsley Cup 2nd Round
Accrington v Enfield
Bacup v Todmorden
Burnley v Lowerhouse
Haslingden v Ramsbottom
Junior Cup 2nd Round
Lowerhouse v Haslingden
Nelson v Accrington
Ramsbottom v Enfield
Todmorden v Bacup
Thursday May 15th
Second placed Accrington have another big match this weekend. On Saturday they cross the border to play fourth placed Todmorden at Centre Vale with an unchanged team from Sunday's great win over Rawtenstall. Both sides have begun the season in fine form so an epic encounter is on the cards. Sunday is Worsley Cup day and Accrington have a bye into the Second Round. The Thirds are at Haslingden on Sunday.
Thursday May 8th
There's another big weekend in store for league leaders Accrington with David Lloyd poised to return to action at the age of 61 against Haslingden on Saturday and second placed Rawtenstall visiting Thorneyholme Road on Sunday for a vital clash. After three superb away wins confidence is high in the Accrington camp but there have been false dawns before, the last time being in 2004, when after three straight wins, Accrington were beaten by Saturday's opponents Haslingden at Thorneyholme Road. The visitors went on to lift the title and Accrington slid down the table to 11th place. Two wins this weekend will go a long way towards a top half finish for the first time since 1990, the season after David Lloyd retired. Mohsin Imtiaz replaces Lee Ingham in the Haslingden team whilst Accrington are unchanged. On Sunday Graeme Sneddon replaces David Lloyd. Rawtenstall, who go into the weekend unbeaten in 18 league games, are without Peter Seal and John Hayman. David Lloyd's last match for Accrington.
Thursday May 1st
An exciting weekend looms ahead, weather permitting of course. On Saturday Accrington travel to East Lancs in the unaccustomed role of league leaders. After two matches the club has maximum points, two ahead of Rawtenstall who are the only other club to have won both matches. Graeme Sneddon replaces Mohsin Ahmed in the Accrington side. Phil Mercer and Phil Bolton replace David Turner and Steve Whalley in the home side's line up. On Sunday David Lloyd is scheduled to make his first appearance for Accrington since 1989 at the age of 61 against Burnley. Four months in the gym and a net on Tuesday night have earned the former England and Lancashire batsman a starting place where it all began in the early 1960s for Accrington's most famous son. Graeme Sneddon is the man to make way for David who will join his son Graham in the same Accrington side for the first time since 1986. Sky Sports will be in attendance.
Thursday April 24th
The first double header of the season sees Accrington face two tough games beginning at Bacup on Saturday. After last week's excellent win at highly fancied Lowerhouse, David Ormerod's men will be full of confidence. On the other hand Nick Cronshaw will be delighted to see his professional Chris Harris for the first time this season after last weeks defeat to East Lancs. Accrington hope that professional Roy Silva will have recovered from a chest infection to make his debut for the club in an otherwise unchanged side. Sunday sees another tough clash for Accrington with in-form Haslingden the visitors. The home side name an unchanged side whilst Danny Marcroft replaces Muneeb Ahmed in the visitors line-up.
Saturday April 19th
Accrington professional Roy Silva will miss his new club's first match of the season at Lowerhouse due to a chest infection. Middleton professional Werner Coetsee steps in.
Thursday April 17th
Accrington's friendly with Farnworth on Saturday has been called off.
Accrington, without a top half finish since 1990, begin the season at Lowerhouse on Sunday with high hopes of a better campaign with the return of old boys Graham Lloyd and Jimmy Hayhurst and the addition of all rounder Paul Carroll from Norden. David Ormerod's team is without the suspended Graeme Sneddon. Mick Horsfield, Adam Wilson and Zahir Afzal play in the seconds. Lowerhouse have also recruited during the winter adding Will Driver and Matt Doughty from Read. Jonny Russell is also fully fit again. Doughty plays in the seconds along with Scott Hope, Ben Heap and former skipper Joe Beneduce. Chris Bleazard is also fit again to take his place in a formidable looking line-up.
Tuesday April 15th
Accrington's friendly with Farnworth has been re-arranged for this Saturday April 19th.
Thursday April 10th
All of Accrington's games for the coming weekend have been called off.
Friday April 4th
This weekends friendlies with Farnworth and Oswaldtwistle Imanuel have been cancelled due to the weather.
Sunday March 23rd
The scorecards from the Championship season of 1961 are now complete in the archive.
Friday March 21st
The firsts have arranged another two friendlies. They are at home to Farnworth on Saturday 5th April and the following day they visit Oswaldtwistle Immanuel.
Thursday March 20th
Outdoor practice for seniors starts on Tuesday 1st April and will be followed by a Players Meeting. All first and second team squad members are expected to attend.
Wednesday February 27th
In the Indoor Cricket competition at Hyndburn Sports Centre the Under 11s have reached the final to be played against Oswaldtwistle Immanuel on Sunday 30th March. They have played 4, lost 1 and won 3.
Monday February 18th
The firsts have two friendlies arranged. On Saturday 12th April they entertain Milnrow and the following day they visit Bradshaw. The seconds play Oswaldtwistle Immanuel at home on Sunday 13th April but the game at Bournemouth on 5th April has been cancelled. The club are on the lookout for a Gateman for first team home matches and a second team scorer. Please contact Rod Kenyon if you are interested on 01254 387864.
Sunday January 27th
The 1965 season has become the latest to have all its scorecards online. [More]
Thursday January 24th
David Ormerod will carry on as first team captain this season. Len Dewhurst and Adam Barnes have also been reappointed second and third team captains respectively.Sunday January 13th 2008
The club's Junior Section has been awarded a grant for coaching and new equipment. [More]
Friday January 11th
Accrington have signed all rounder Roy Silva as their new professional. [More]
Wednesday January 2nd
Jimmy Hayhurst is returning to Accrington. [More]
Tuesday January 1st
Senior Nets begin on Sunday 13th January at Moorhead from 11am-12noon. Circuit training resumes on Wednesday 9th January at the Fit to Fight Gym on Wellington Street. Junior Nets are also at Moorhead on Friday 11th January. Under 9s and Under 11s train from 7 until 7.45pm with the Under 13s and Under 15s following from 7.45 until 9pm.
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