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Wednesday December 10th
Accrington have announced two pre-season friendlies. The club will entertain Padiham on Sunday April 5th and travel to Bradshaw on Sunday April 12th.
Tuesday November 25th
Haworth Financial Services have extended their sponsorship deal at the club. [More]
Wednesday November 19th
The Folk Nights held on alternate Wednesdays at the club are growing in popularity. [More]
Monday November 3rd
Accrington all rounder Simon Hanson has joined Bolton Association side Lostock as professional for the 2015 season.
Sunday November 2nd
Accrington will open their 2015 Lancashire League season with a trip to Colne on Sunday April 19th. In the Worsley Cup Accrington will travel to 2014 finalists Rawtenstall on Sunday May 10th. [More]
Friday September 26th
A documentary on David Lloyd will be shown on Sunday night on Sky Sports 1 at 6.30pm and again at 9pm featuring interviews with club stalwarts Peter Westwell, Russ Cuddihy, Terry Neville and Alan Worsick.
Wednesday September 10th
Sunday sees Accrington play their final match of the 2014 season when they entertain Haslingden. Both clubs have a chance of finishing in fourth place, a position currently occupied by Church after Haslingden's loss of a point for bowling their overs too slowly last Sunday against Todmorden. Haslingden professional Brenton Parchment will play his final game for the club after two seasons at Bentgate whilst Accrington professional Ockert Erasmus needs 28 runs from his final innings of the season to reach 1,000 runs. A win for Accrington could see them change places with Haslingden as they did with victory at Bentgate last month. Haslingden call on the experience of Lee Ingham and Anthony Harris to replace youngsters Lawrence Adlum and Alex Jeffrey in their quest for fourth place whilst Accrington are unchanged. The Bumble is Back. Looking back at 1984 Teams
Thursday September 4th
Accrington play their final way game of 2014 on Sunday when they visit new champions Lowerhouse. After the match Lowerhouse will receive the Lancashire League Championship trophy for the third time in the last four season. Accrington will be looking to end Lowerhouse's 18 match winning run to cement their claim for fourth place. Former professional Francois Haasbroek, who has been coaching in London, returns as sub professional to face his fellow countryman Ockert Erasmus who needs another 40 runs to reach 1,000 for the season. Joe Lloyd makes his senior debut for Accrington in place of Liam Smalley. Lowerhouse also hand a youngster a debut with Jamie Woodall replacing the suspended Paddy Martin who begins a four match ban with two games suspended for 2015. The Bumble is Back. Looking back at 1984
The thirds play their final match of the season at Rawtenstall on Saturday.
Wednesday August 27th
Accrington play their penultimate home match of the season on Sunday when bottom club Bacup are the visitors. Accrington professional Ockert Erasmus needs 135 runs from three possible innings to become the thirteenth player to score 1,000 runs in a season for the club. Bacup make two changes with Aaron Fielding and Adam Highley replacing Jack Bradford and John Syers. Liam Smalley replaces Ali Hasham in the Accrington team. The Bumble is Back. Looking back at 1984
Thursday August 21st
The last scheduled double header weekend of the season sees Accrington visit Haslingden on Saturday with current league leaders Lowerhouse the visitors on Sunday. The Thirds are in action on Monday in a local derby against Church at Thorneyholme Road.
The teams in fourth and fifth places clash at Bentgate where Haslingden entertain Accrington. Haslingden bring in Connor Reed and Matt Griffin for Lawrence Adlum and Tom Richards whilst Accrington are unchanged. The Bumble is Back. Looking back at 1984
On Sunday Lowerhouse add Fergus Bailey to the team selected to face second placed Ramsbottom on Saturday whilst Accrington are again unchanged. The Bumble is Back. Looking back at 1984
Monday August 18th
Graham Lloyd has called time on his Lancashire League playing career. [More]
Sunday August 17th
Accrington's scorecards from 1883 are now complete in the archive.
Wednesday August 13th
Sunday sees Accrington travel to Nelson as the season enters it's final phase. Accrington have three home and three away games left to play with league leaders Lowerhouse and Haslingden both left to play twice. The other game is a home match against Bacup. Accrington name an unchanged team for the trip to Seedhill. Syed Shah replaces Russell Bradley in the Nelson team. Professional Ryan Canning will keep wicket. Tyler McGladdery has been in great form this week for Lancashire Under 17s, hitting 93 in the win against Yorkshire in the two day Under17s County Championship and 53 against the same opposition in the Under 17s One Day County Championship. The Bumble is Back. Looking back at 1984
Wednesday August 6th
Accrington make the journey to Centre Vale to take on Todmorden. Accrington captain Stuart Crabtree returns after suspension in place of Marley Ali who drops down to the seconds. Gideon Foster replaces Freddie Priestley in the Todmorden team. Netherfield's Saliya Saman stands in as professional. The Bumble is Back. Looking back at 1984 Teams
Wednesday July 30th
Jacob Clarke replaces Bryn Hargreaves in the Lancashire League Under 21s team to play MCC at Enfield on Friday.
Accrington will also be looking for a third win in a row when they welcome Nelson to Thorneyholme Road on Sunday. Accrington make one change with Marley Ali replacing Liam Smalley. Nelson also make a change with Richard Meade returning in place of Syed Shah. The Bumble is Back. Looking back at 1984 Teams
Tuesday July 29th
Accrington have agreed terms with professional Ockert Erasmus for the 2015 season. [More]
Sunday July 27th
Marley Ali scored 156 not out today for 2nd XI at Rawtenstall, which is the record individual score for 2nd XI beating Mark Demaine's 136 set in 1989. He made it off 106 balls with 17 fours and 8 sixes as Accrington chased down 266 with more than 8 overs to spare. 15 year old Joe Lloyd also recorded career best bowling figures of 7-45.
Wednesday July 23rd
The double headers return for the last weekend of flaming July. On Saturday the games from June 7th are replayed. Accrington visit Colne. Liam Smalley replaces Andrew Greenwood in the Accrington team. Lewis Rimmer and Alex White replace Sam Williamson and Michael Wrigglesworth in the Colne team. The Bumble is Back. Looking back at 1984.
On Sunday Lancashire League Legend Vinny Hanson brings his Rawtenstall team to Thorneyholme Road for the final time before his impending retirement. Accrington are unchanged. Rawtenstall pick from twelve, adding second team skipper Afrus Ali to Saturday's team. The Bumble is Back. Looking back at 1984, Hatch's Match
Monday July 21st
Accrington Cricket Club Juniors had a successful night at the recent Sports Awards Night at The Hollins Technology College. [More]
Wednesday July 16th
Church look to avoid a fourth successive league defeat when they visit Accrington on Sunday to play a local derby. Both clubs have nine wins and six defeats in the league with Accrington in fifth place one place above their local rivals who have slipped down the table after occupying top spot six games ago. The clubs have already met three times so far this season with Church winning all three. Accrington make two changes. Simon Hanson returns as captain in the continued absence of the suspended Stuart Crabtree, along with Marley Ali. Graham Lloyd is umpiring and Liam Smalley returns to the seconds. Sam Holt replaces Bilal Abbas in the Church team. The Bumble is Back. Looking back at 1984 Teams
Monday July 14th
Accrington professional Ockert Erasmus will captain the T20 team again in the Lookers VW Blackburn Inter League T20 competition at Blackpool on Friday 25th July. The team also includes Simon Hanson. Bryn Hargreaves is in the Under 21s team to play MCC at Enfield on Friday 1st August with Liam Smalley amongst the reserves. More
Wednesday July 9th
Accrington will be looking to extend their remarkable record over Rishton to fourteen consecutive league wins when the local rivals clash at Thorneyholme Road on Saturday. Accrington will be without captain Stuart Crabtree, vice captain Simon Hanson, Marley Ali and Tariq Hussain. Jimmy Hayhurst, Graham Lloyd, Ali Hasham and Liam Smalley come in. Rishton also make three changes replacing Wayne Roberts, Ash Patel and Irfan Muhammed with Azir Aziz and father and son Steve and Brad Juliff who play in the senior side for the first time. The Bumble is Back. Looking back at 1984
Thursday July 3rd
Accrington visit Rawtenstall on Sunday. Rawtenstall will be looking to arrest an alarming slump in form when they meet an Accrington side fresh from a 24 point weekend at Bacup Road. Accrington are without Jimmy Hayhurst who is replaced by Ramiz Hussain. Rawtenstall make two changes handing a league debut to George Bevan and recalling Matt Kershaw in place of Chris Cook-Martin and Danny Barlow. The Bumble is Back. Looking back at 1984
Tuesday July 1st
Accrington stand on the verge of history with a first ever T20 semi final a possibility if Stuart Crabtree's men can overcome Church on Friday at Thorneyholme Road and the team finish with a better run rate then the winners of the other Group A game between East Lancs and Enfield. Jacob Clarke and Marley Ali replace Jon and Jimmy Hayhurst.
Stuart Crabtree (Captain), Simon Hanson, Graeme Sneddon, Jacob Clarke, Matt Wilson (wk), Ramiz Hussain, Bryn Hargreaves, Marley Ali, Ali Hasham,
Liam Smalley, Ockert Erasmus (Pro). Meet 5.30pm.
Thursday June 26th
Accrington have a double header weekend coming up starting on Saturday when Todmorden are the visitors to Thorneyholme Road. Accrington make four changes. Captain Stuart Crabtree returns from suspension pending his appeal against an eight match ban, Graham Lloyd is free from his umpiring duties, and Marley Ali and Jacob Clarke also return in place of Jon Hayhurst, Ramiz Hussain, Ali Hasham and Liam Smalley. Ben Pearson replaces Freddie Priestley in the Todmorden side. The Bumble is Back. Looking back at 1984
On Sunday Accrington travel to Rishton for a local derby. The visitors boast an incredible twelve out of twelve record of straight victories in the league dating back to 2008. Rishton make two changes replacing wicketkeeper Matt Nuttall with David Curran and Matt Lambert with Shaun Wyse. Tariq Hussain makes a welcome return to the Accrington side in place of Graham Lloyd. The Bumble is Back. Looking back at 1984
Wednesday June 18th
Accrington take on Enfield at Thorneyholme Road in a local derby on Sunday. Five points and two places separate the two sides with Enfield in fifth place and Accrington in seventh place. The sides have met twice already this season with Enfield coming out on top in both league and 2020 encounters. Accrington make three changes bringing in Sam Excell, Ali Hasham and Liam Smalley in place of Jacob Clarke, Andy Greenwood and Marley Ali. Enfield welcome back all rounder Liam Jackson who has returned to the club. Tiarnan Hamill also comes in to the side in place of Lewis Wright and Chris Maudsley. The Bumble is Back. Looking back at 1984
On Saturday the thirds travel to Ramsbottom.
Tuesday June 17th
Liam Smalley and Ali Hasham replace Marley Ali and Jacob Clarke in Friday's home 20/20 game against East Lancs.
Stuart Crabtree (Captain), Simon Hanson, Graeme Sneddon, Jimmy Hayhurst, Matt Wilson (wk), Ramiz Hussain, Bryn Hargreaves, Jon Hayhurst, Ali Hasham,
Liam Smalley, Ockert Erasmus (Pro).
Wednesday June 11th
Accrington hit the road again this weekend before a run of three successive home games with trips to Enfield in the T20 on Friday and the return league match with East Lancs at Alexandra Meadows on Sunday. Stuart Crabtree returns to captain the team on Friday along with Matt Wilson.
Stuart Crabtree (Captain), Simon Hanson, Graeme Sneddon, Jacob Clarke, Jimmy Hayhurst, Marley Ali, Matt Wilson (wk), Ramiz Hussain, Bryn Hargreaves, Jon Hayhurst, Ockert Erasmus (Pro). Meet Enfield 5.30pm.
On Sunday East Lancs are without captain Mark Bolton who is replaced by Dan Lord. Paul Kelly will stand in as captain. Accrington also make a change with Matt Wilson returning to reclaim the gloves in place of Sam Excell. The Bumble is Back. Looking back at 1984
The Thirds return to action on Saturday for the first time since May 5th with a trip to Colne.
Thursday June 5th
Accrington travel to Colne on Saturday on stage two of a triple header weekend. Accrington make two changes bringing in 2nd XI captain Jon Hayhurst and Ali Hasham in place of Jacob Johnson and suspended skipper Stuart Crabtree. Simon Hanson takes charge. Colne make five changes replacing the injured Andy Hakin and Ammad Akram, the suspended Tom Bradshaw and the unavailable Billy and Tayyib Jamil with Alex White, Lewis Rimmer, Kenton Rhodes, Matt Clark and Martin Kegg.
The Bumble is Back. Looking back at 1984
Accrington return to Thorneyholme Road in the league for the first time since May 4th when they entertain bottom side Burnley. Marley Ali replaces Ali Hasham in the Accrington team. Burnley make three changes with Cole Hayman, Michael Kelly and Paul Mortimer retuning in place of Michael and David Brown and Tom Lawson.
The Bumble is Back. Looking back at 1984
Wednesday June 4th
Simon Hanson will captain Accrington in Friday's 2020 opener at Rishton in the absence of the suspended Stuart Crabtree. Ali Hasham will make his senior debut.
Simon Hanson (Captain), Graeme Sneddon, Jacob Clarke, Jimmy Hayhurst, Marley Ali (wk), Ramiz Hussain, Jacob Johnson, Bryn Hargreaves, Jon Hayhurst, Ali Hasham, Ockert Erasmus (Pro). Meet 5.30pm.
Wednesday May 28th
Accrington face a tough double header away day weekend beginning with a match at Church on Saturday which is the First Fixed Replay Date. Craig Fergusson's men go into the game on the back of completing an early season double over Lowerhouse and they have already beaten Accrington in the LCB Cup on Good Friday. Church make two changes replacing Sam Holt and Jack Gaskill with Kamran Basharat. Simon Hanson replaces Graham Lloyd in the Accrington team.
The Bumble is Back. Looking back at 1984
On Sunday Accrington visit joint third placed Enfield who go into the weekend level with Accrington. Tiarnan Hamill returns for Enfield in place of Sam Cook. Accrington are unchanged.
The Bumble is Back. Looking back at 1984
Monday May 26th
The club is saddened to hear of the passing of long time supporter and member John Berry at the age of 67. John, who lived in Longridge, passed away after a long illness.
Thursday May 22nd
League leaders Accrington visit in-form Ramsbottom on Sunday. Ramsbottom have won four times since losing at Accrington on the opening day. Since then Simon Read has returned and new signing Callum Kay has arrived to strengthen the team. Both clubs have won four and lost one with Accrington's bonus points tally of 11 nailing down top spot. It's the start of a run of three difficult away games for the champions with visits to Church and Enfield next up. Accrington are without the unavailable Matt Wilson and Simon Hanson but Graham Lloyd returns. Andy Greenwood also comes in to the side to keep wicket. Ramsbottom are unchanged. The Bumble is Back. Looking back at 1984
Thursday May 15th
After a rain interrupted weekend, Accrington resume the defence of their Lancashire League title on Saturday with a trip to Bacup. Accrington, who are still without the injured David Ormerod and the umpiring Graham Lloyd, name an unchanged team. Bacup replace Sam Sanderson with veteran Andrew Spencer. The Bumble is Back. Looking back at 1984
Lowerhouse are the visitors on Sunday in the 1st Round of the Worsley Cup. The clubs meet for only the fourth time in the Worsley Cup. Accrington have a hundred per cent record against Lowerhouse in this competition although the last time the clubs met in this competition was back in 1978. Both clubs name an unchanged team. Accrington v Lowerhouse in the Worsley Cup
Friday May 9th
Saturday's 3rd team game at Colne has been called off.
Wednesday May 7th
It's Derby day on Sunday when Accrington visit Church for the second time this season. The two sides met in the LCB Cup on Good Friday with Church coming out on top in convincing fashion. Craig Fergusson's side have won two and lost two in the league whilst Accrington have won three and lost once to date. Accrington, who are still without the injured David Ormerod and the umpiring Graham Lloyd, replace Liam Smalley with Ramiz Hussain. Phill Gilrane returns to the Church team in place of Joel Gaskill. Teams
The Bumble is Back. Looking back at 1984
Wednesday April 30th
Accrington play their fourth home game of the season on Sunday when they entertain Colne. The game will be Accrington's last at home until June 8th apart from the Worsley Cup 1st Round match against Lowerhouse on May 18th. Stuart Crabtree's men have won three and lost two competitive games to date whilst Colne lost both times last weekend after a great win at Todmorden on the opening day. The champions are without the injured David Ormerod who is replaced by Liam Smalley and Graham Lloyd who is umpiring. Jacob Johnson makes his Lancashire League debut after some fine performances in the seconds. Marley Ali is also unavailable. Colne make one change with Billy Jamil replacing Khurram Nazir. The Bumble is Back. Looking back at 1984
The Thirds begin their league programme with a home game against Lowerhouse on Saturday. On Bank Holiday Monday the team play a local derby at Enfield.
Wednesday April 23rd
The second weekend of the season sees a league double header with East Lancs the visitors on Saturday followed by a trip to Burnley on Sunday.
Stuart Crabtree's men recovered well from Friday's mauling at Church to register impressive wins over Burnley and Ramsbottom last weekend. New professional Ockert Erasmus faces his former club who will have his fellow South African Matthew Kleinveldt in the side after an impressive debut in last Sunday's win at Nelson. Accrington name an unchanged team whilst East Lancs give a belated debut to former Accrington junior the ex Enfield and Edenfield paceman Shahrukh Khan following paperwork issues last week. The Bumble is Back. Looking back at 1984
On Sunday Burnley and Accrington meet for the second time in nine days this time at Turf Moor. Accrington have already beaten Burnley in the Ron Singleton Colne Trophy last Saturday. Accrington are unchanged whilst Burnley bring in Derbyshire's Jon Clare and Michael Kelly in place of former skipper Steve Brunt who drops down into the seconds and Michael Brown. The Bumble is Back. Looking back at 1984
Thursday April 17th
Lancashire League champions Accrington kick off the 2014 season with an Easter triple header.
First up is the LCB Cup 1st Round tie at Church on Good Friday. New Accrington skipper Stuart Crabtree welcomes the club's new professional Ockert Erasmus to the side. Graham Lloyd, David Ormerod and Marley Ali are unavailable for Accrington, so Liam Smalley and Andy Greenwood get an early opportunity to stake a claim for a place. Church are without wicketkeeper Sam Tucker and Phill Gilrane so Josh Scully comes in along with the Gaskill brothers Joel and Jack.
On Easter Saturday Accrington entertain Worsley Cup winners Burnley in the Ron Singleton Colne Trophy. Holders Accrington add David Ormerod and Bryn Hargreaves to the squad with Liam Smalley dropping out. Burnley are without the injured Cole Hayman. David Brown plays along with promising paceman Tom Lawson and new professional Chris Holt. During the match there will be a collection for Colne's Save Our Ground Appeal. The proceeds from the match day raffle will also be donated to them as well as proceeds from a football card the club will be doing during thE evening's 'Meet the Pro' Night.
Ramsbottom are the visitors on Easter Sunday with a new skipper and new professional. New captain Rob Read leads a team that contains just six players from the side that played at Thorneyholme Road in the penultimate game of last season. The club's new professional is South African all rounder Daryn Smit. Only Read, Tom Parton, Jon Fielding, Matt Sutton, Jamie Pilling and Dale Gabriel remain from last September with new signing Jack McGregor and old campaigner Michael Haslam missing. Graham Lloyd returns to the Accrington side with Andy Greenwood and Ramiz Hussain dropping out from Saturday's squad. Teams.
The Bumble is Back. Looking back at 1984
Sunday April 6th
The Junior Section will be holding their Annual Sponsored Walk next Sunday April 13th starting at 11am from the club. [More]
The club will be raising money to help out Colne on Saturday April 19th during the Ron Singleton Colne Trophy game against Burnley. [More]
Friday March 28th
Accrington's Nat West Cricket Force Day will be held on Sunday 6th April. [More]
Sunday March 9th
New Accrington professional Ockert Erasmus took a career best 7-62 to bowl his side Boland to a nail biting 9 run win over South Western Districts in the CSA Provincial Three Day Competition.
Wednesday February 12th
There will be an EGM of the Club on Monday 24th February at 7.30pm in the Clubhouse. The main purpose of the meeting will be to elect a new Chairman and Secretary of the Management Committee as both positions are currently vacant. At the recent AGM Alven Burrows and Phil Hodson stood down from their respective roles as Chairman and Secretary due to work and other commitments. The Club would like to thank both Alven and Phil for all their hard work during their time on the Management Committee.
There will be a Junior Registration and Open Evening in the Clubhouse on Friday 28th February at 7.30pm. [More]
Wednesday January 29th
Accrington will start the 2014 season with three new captains at the helm. As already announced last year's 1st XI vice-captain Stuart Crabtree will replace Graham Lloyd, who has been appointed to the First Class Umpires list for the coming season. Simon Hanson will be vice-captain.
Jonny Hayhurst takes over from Scott Hudson as 2nd XI captain and Matt Donnelly takes charge of the 3rd XI in place of Ian Johnson. Both Scott and Ian are unlikely to be available for all games this season due to work and other commitments and have therefore stepped down as skipper.
Everyone at the club would like to thank Graham, Scott and Ian for all their hard work in leading the teams over the last few years and we wish all the new captains every success for the coming season.
Friday January 24th
Former professional Ashar Zaidi received a special award at tonight's AGM. [More]
Tuesday January 8th
The AGM will be held on Friday 24th January in the clubhouse from 7.30pm.CSA Provincial Three-Day Competition