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Wednesday November 25th
Accrington have three pre-season friendlies arranged. On Saturday April 9th the club will travel to Flixton and the following day the destination will be Bradshaw. Accrington will entertain Lostock on Saturday April 16th.
Saturday November 14th
The club enjoyed a good night at last night's Lancashire League Dinner. [More]
Sunday November 1st
The full 2016 fixtures are now available. [More]
Friday October 30th
Simon Hanson will return to Accrington next season. The all rounder was professional for Lostock in the Bolton Association in 2015.
Wednesday October 28th
Accrington have a juicy home draw in the 2016 with local rivals Church the opponents. The games are scheduled to be played on Sunday May 8th with the following Saturday as the Reserve Date The 2nd Round will be played on Saturday June 18th. with the Semi Finals due to be staged on Sunday July 10th and the Final itself on Sunday August 7th.
In the 2020 Competition Accrington have been drawn Group A along with Bacup, Nelson, Rishton, Church, Lowerhouse and Todmorden.
Sunday September 20th
The club is saddened to learn of the passing of long time supporter and volunteer Arthur McGilveray. Arthur's funeral will be held on Friday October 2nd with Requiem Mass at St Annes RC Church at 1pm followed by cremation at Accrington Crematorium at 3pm. A celebration of Arthur's life will follow in the Poplar Club.
Friday September 11th
The final Sunday of the season sees Accrington travel to East Lancs. Professional Ockert Erasmus still needs 7 runs to reach 1,000 for the season and he will be looking to achieve this against his former club. There is also an LCB Cup place at stake with Accrington hot on the heels of fifth placed Church who have a tough game in prospect against Haslingden. Accrington go into the match 6 points behind their old rivals. David Ormerod returns to the Accrington team in place of Alfie Taylor who returns to keeping wicket for the seconds. East Lancs are without Shahrukh Khan and Mo and Minhaj Bhada. Chris Riley, Danny Chester and Lewis Pearson come in. Looking back at 1985
The thirds end their campaign on Saturday with a mouth watering local derby against Enfield at Thorneyholme Road.
Thursday September 3rd
Accrington play their final home match of the season on Sunday with bottom side Colne the visitors.Fleetwood's David King stands in as sub professional for Colne who also replace David Swarbrick with Joel Duerden. Accrington make two changes bringing in Jon Hayhurst and Ali Hasham in place of David Ormerod and Andy Greenwood. Accrington professional Ockert Erasmus needs just 11 runs to complete 1,000 in the league for the first time. This week we have a double look back at 1985 and 1975. Paul Barratt looks back at 1985. The corresponding match in 1975 saw Accrington clinch the Lancashire League title.
Thursday August 27th
This weekend sees the final double header of the 2015 season. Accrington travel to title chasing Ramsbottom knowing that victory would hand the league title to Burnley should the league leaders beat Haslingden at The MyProtein Turf Moor. Ali Hasham replaces Jon Hayhurst in the Accrington team. Derbyshire's Wayne Madsen stands in as sub professional for Ramsbottom who also replace Rob Read and Andy Holt with Andy Whittle and Tom Parton, who returns after illness. Looking back at 1985
On Sunday Accrington entertain Enfield in a local derby. Skiopper Adam Bracewell and Liam Jackson return to the Enfield team whilst Accrington are unchanged. Enfield profesional Graeme van Buuren plays his final game of the season before retuning home on Monday. Looking back at 1985
The thirds have a match at East Lancs on Bank Holiday Monday.
Thursday August 20th
The double headers return this weekend. On Saturday Accrington entertain Rawtenstall in a third successive home game. Accrington make a change for the first time since the beginning of July bringing in Alfie Taylor in place of Ali Hasham. Rawtenstall name an unchanged team. Looking back at 1985 On Sunday Accrington travel to Church for a local derby. Accrington name an unchanged team whilst Church add Sam Holt to Saturday's team. Looking back at 1985
Wednesday August 12th
Accrington take on league leaders Burnley at Thorneyholme Road on Saturday. The visitors go into the game on the back of a record breaking third successive Worsley Cup triumph looking to protect a 17 point lead at the top of the table. Accrington name an unchanged team. Looking back at 1985
Saturday August 8th
Ockert Erasmus has agreed to re-sign as professional for 2016.
Friday August 5th
The club is saddened to learn of the passing of long time member Colin Street.
Thursday August 6th
On Saturday Accrington entertain Worsley Cup finalists Nelson. The visitors have already beaten Accrington twice this season at Seedhill in the league and cup. Accrington name an unchanged team. Ste Annes professional Xander Pitchers stands in as professional for Nelson who name an otherwise unchanged team. Looking back at 1985
Friday July 31st
The club is saddened to learn of the passing of former player Les Pilkington on July 23rd. Les set a first wicket record partnership of 179 in 1938 with the professional Jim Bailey at Lowerhouse. It was 65 years before the record was broken by Mohsin Ahmed and professional Andre Seymore in 2003.
Thursday July 30th
Accrington visit the Rossendale Valley once again on Sunday when they go to Bacup. The two clubs have already met twice this season with Bacup winning at Accrington in the league and Accrington returning the favour at Bacup in the Worsley Cup. Accrington name an unchanged team. Baup make three changes replacing veteran Peter Killelea, Matt Ramshead and Joey Sutcliffe with Luke Donovan, Sam Lord and Jack Bradford. Looking back at 1985 On Saturday the thirds entertain Enfield.
Wednesday July 29th
The senior fixtures for the two weekends in September have been switched to Sundays following Burnley's exit from the LCB Cup last Sunday. The third team games have been switched to Saturdays.
Friday July 24th
Jacob Clarke and Keiren Grimshaw have been named in the Lancashire League Under 21 team to play MCC at Bacup next Friday July 31st. The match starts at 11am.
Wednesday July 22nd
Accrington visit Haslingden on Saturday looking to avenge their defeat at Thorneyholme Road in the second game of the season. Accrington name an unchanged team whilst Haslingden bring in Alex Marcroft who replaces Jimmy English behind the wickets. The two sides are in contrasting form at the moment with Haslingden on a winning streak of two and Accrington looking to avoid a third straight defeat. Looking back at 1985
Saturday July 18th
Accrington have had three players named in the Lancashire League team to play in the Inter League T20 competition at Great Harwood next Friday July 24th. [More]
Thursday July 16th
Accrington entertain Lowerhouse on Sunday in the battle of the losing Worsley Cup semi finalists. Accrington name an unchanged team. Lowerhouse pick from twelve, adding Joe Halstead to last Sunday's eleven. Looking back at 1985
Thursday July 9th
Part two of a triple header weekend takes place on Saturday when Accrington travel to Rishton looking for an incredible sixteenth straight league win over their local rivals following Friday's meeting between the sides in the final 2020 group game. The home side will be no pushovers with professional Kelly Smuts, skipper Garth Wyse and the promising Bradley Boddie all in great form. Accrington name an unchanged team. Boosted by last Sunday's win in the Blackburn with Darwen T20 Blast, Rishton also welcome back Richard Rostron along with Keegan Dobson in place of Josh Brown and Kelly Mall. Looking back at 1985
Part three takes place on Sunday when Accrington travel to Nelson for the Worsley Cup semi final. The two clubs have met seven times in the Worsley Cup with five wins for Nelson and two wins for Accrington, the second of which was when the clubs last met in 2012 and before that back in the championship season of 1975. The most recent meeting between the clubs was in 2002 when Joe Scuderi hit an unbeaten 113 and Paul Garaghty 53 as Nelson piled up 237-6 and then restricted Accrington to 144-8. The first two meetings between the clubs were in the semi finals of 1920 and 1926. Both games were easy wins for Nelson who went on to win the cup both times. It was 49 years before the clubs met again in 1975 when Accrington won by just 10 runs after making 116. The clubs have only met once at Thorneyholme Road when Nelson won by 24 runs after piling up 246-4 in 1988. The next meeting also went Nelson's way quite comprehensively with a 74 run win at Seedhill in 2000. In the league meeting between the clubs this season it was Nelson who came out on top with a 48 run win at Seedhill. Accrington are in good form at the moment having won their last four league and cup 50 over games whilst Nelson have lost their last three matches. There will be a
HAPPY HOUR in the bar between 2pm-4pm. Accrington name an unchanged team. Former Todmorden professional Qaiser Abbas stands in as sub professional for Nelson who also replace Uzair Khalid with Sam Halstead. Accrington v Nelson in the Worsley Cup.
Wednesday July 8th
Accrington complete their 20/20 campaign with a home match against Rishton on Friday. Accrington will look to extend their winning run against their neighbours to six matches in his competition. Gul Khan replaces Jimmy Hayhurst in the Accrington team.
Graeme Sneddon (Captain), Keiren Grimshaw, Stuart Crabtree, Ali Hasham, Joe Lloyd, Jacob Clarke, Gul Khan, Alfie Taylor, Matt Wilson (wk), Ramiz Hussain, Ockert Erasmus (Pro). Meet 5.30pm.
Thursday July 2nd
Accrington play the second part of a double header at Centre Vale on Saturday just hours after taking on Todmorden in the 20/20 for the first time. Accrington bring in Jon Hayhurst in place of Joe Lloyd. Veterans Stuart Priestley and Gideon Foster replace Freddie Priestley and Kamran Ahmed in the Todmorden team. Looking back at 1985
Wednesday July 1st
Accrington name an unchanged team for Friday night's trip to Todmorden which sees the teams face each other for the first time ever in a 20/20 match.
Graeme Sneddon (Captain), Keiren Grimshaw, Stuart Crabtree, Ali Hasham, Joe Lloyd, Jacob Clarke, Jimmy Hayhurst, Alfie Taylor, Matt Wilson (wk), Ramiz Hussain, Ockert Erasmus (Pro). Meet Todmorden 5.30pm.
Monday June 29th
Former Accrington professional Ashar Zaidi scored his maiden County Championship century for Sussex against Warwickshire at Edgbaston. Zaidi was one of four Sussex players to reach double figures, making 106 from 149 balls with thirteen fours in his sides 601-6 declared.
Sunday June 28th
Accrington will face Nelson at Seedhill in the Fosters Worsley Cup semi final. Lowerhouse entertain holders Burnley in the other tie both of which will be played on Sunday July 12th.
Thursday June 25th
Accrington meet Ramsbottom on Friday night for a first time ever in a 20/20 match. Graeme Sneddon returns in place of Jon Hayhurst.
Graeme Sneddon (Captain), Keiren Grimshaw, Stuart Crabtree, Ali Hasham, Joe Lloyd, Jacob Clarke, Jimmy Hayhurst, Alfie Taylor, Matt Wilson (wk), Ramiz Hussain, Ockert Erasmus (Pro). Meet 5.30pm.
Saturday's 3rd XI game at East Lancs has been called off due to the cup replays.
On Sunday Accrington entertain East Lancs looking for a third win in a row after victories in the Worsley Cup at Bacup and in the league against Ramsbottom last weekend. Joe Lloyd replaces Andy Greenwood in the Accrington team. Veterans Mark Lomas and Paul Kelly replace John Turner and Adam Bolton in the East Lancs team. Looking back at 1985
Thursday June 18th
The triple header weekend continues on Saturday when Accrington visit Bacup in the 2nd Round of the Worsley Cup. The clubs met in the league at Thorneyholme Road a month ago with Bacup coming out on top. The two clubs have met six times in the Worsley Cup with four wins for Accrington and two wins for Bacup. Accrington make two changes bringing in Joe Lloyd and Graeme Sneddon in place of Jon Hayhurst and Alfie Taylor who both drop down to the seconds. David Warren returns for Bacup in place of Luke Bradford. History of Accrington v Bacup in the Worsley Cup The seconds travel to Centre Vale to face Todmorden in the Telegraph Cup.
On Sunday Accrington entertain second placed Ramsbottom. Former captain Stuart Crabtree returns to the Accrington team after a six match suspension in place of Joe Lloyd. Looking back at 1985
Tuesday June 16th
Accrington travel to East Lancs on Friday looking for a first ever 20/20 win at Alexandra Meadows following defeats in the first two matches of this season's competition. Professional Ockert Erasmus again leads the team in the absence of the injured Graeme Sneddon against his former club.
Ockert Erasmus (Pro/Captain), Keiren Grimshaw, Stuart Crabtree, Ali Hasham, Joe Lloyd, Jacob Clarke, Jimmy Hayhurst, Jon Hayhurst, Alfie Taylor, Matt Wilson (wk), Ramiz Hussain. Meet East Lancs 5.30pm
Thursday June 11th
Accrington visit league leaders Burnley on Saturday. Bharat Tripathi's men have a 13 point lead over Lowerhouse at the top and for Saturday's game Club Chairman Michael Brown plays his first game of the season behind the sticks in place of Chris Burton. Michael joins brother David, Jon Clare, Vishal Tripathi and promising pacemen Cole Hayman, Tom Lawson and Jhangir Liaqat. Accrington also make a change behind the wickets with Matt Wilson returning in place of seamer Joe Lloyd. Looking back at 1985
Tuesday June 9th
Accrington play their first home 2020 match of the season against local rivals and Blond Witch Group leaders Enfield on Friday. Matt Wilson and Keiren Grimshaw replace Toc and Ramiz Hussain.
Graeme Sneddon (Captain), Keiren Grimshaw, Stuart Crabtree, Ali Hasham, Joe Lloyd, Jacob Clarke, Jimmy Hayhurst, Jon Hayhurst, Alfie Taylor, Matt Wilson (wk), Ockert Erasmus (Pro). Meet Accrington 5.30pm
Thursday June 4th
Accrington meet fourth placed Church at Thorneyholme Road on Sunday in a local derby. Accrington hold 83 wins against 76 for Church but only three of those victories are in the last five seasons. Levi Wolfenden is playing for Staffordshire in the county's three day Minor Counties Championship match against Cambridgeshire so he will miss the match along with Joel Gaskill who plays in the seconds. Josh Scully and Andrew Bentley come in. Andy Greenwood and Joe Lloyd replace Ramiz and Toc Hussain in the Accrington team. Looking back at 1985
Wednesday June 3rd
Accrington begin their 2015 20/20 campaign with a first ever trip in this competition to Rawtenstall on Friday.
Graeme Sneddon (Captain), Ramiz Hussain, Stuart Crabtree, Ali Hasham, Tauqeer Hussain, Joe Lloyd, Jacob Clarke, Jimmy Hayhurst, Jon Hayhurst, Alfie Taylor (wk), Ockert Erasmus (Pro). Meet Rawtenstall 5.30pm.
Wednesday May 27th
Accrington travel to Dill Hall Lane to play fifth placed Enfield on Sunday. The visitors have 91 wins against 64 by Enfield in the clubs 242 league meetings. Enfield name a twelve man squad including Liam Jackson and Joe Wrigley. Jacob Johnson returns to the seconds. Ali Hasham replaces Matt Wilson in the Accrington team. Alfie Taylor will keep wicket. Looking back at 1985
Wednesday May 20th
Accrington entertain Bacup at Thorneyholme Road on Saturday. Both clubs have two wins but Accrington have lost four times against Bacup's three. Inspite of this Accrington are in eighth place with 39 points, 9 more than Bacup who are in twelfth place, bonus points accounting for the difference with the visitors having one more No Result than Accrington. Graeme Sneddon again leads Accrington who give a senior debut to Alfie Taylor in place of Ali Hasham. Bacup make two changes bringing in veteran Peter Killelea and all rounder Henry Butcher for second team skipper Andy Knights and Luke Bradford. Looking back at 1985
Friday May 15th
Alice Clarke made 31 for Lancashire Girls Under 15s against Northumberland at Morpeth. Lancashire won the match by 48 runs.
Thursday May 14th
The thirds are due to play their first game of the season at Church on Saturday.
On Sunday Accrington look to extend their amazing winning run of fourteen matches against Rishton when the teams meet at Thorneyholme Road. Rishton must go into the match as slight favourites for the first time since they won the title in 2007 after some impressive wins in recent weeks. Rishton professional Kelly Smuts will be looking forward to testing Accrington's brittle top order whilst his opposite number Ockert Erasmus will be confident of adding to his impressive tally of 21 league wickets to date. Accrington will be without captain Stuart Crabtree so Graeme Sneddon takes charge for the first time. Toc Hussain comes in to the senior side for the first time since returning from Church. Rishton make two changes bringing in Ash Patel and Irfan Muhammed in place of Kegan Dobson and Garth Wyse. Looking back at 1985
Monday May 11th
Accrington have been drawn away to Bacup in the 2nd round of the Worsley Cup. The seconds have also been drawn away at Todmorden in the Telegraph Cup. Ties will be played on Saturday June 20th. Full draws
Thursday May 7th
Another double header weekend begins with a trip to Nelson.
Like Accrington, Neil Thompson's side have won just once, on the opening day so far this season. Accrington name an unchanged team whilst Lewis Bradley replaces in the Nelson team. Looking back at 1985
On Sunday Accrington return to Rawtenstall for a Worsley Cup 1st Round tie, eight days after losing a nail-biter in the league by just 7 runs. The two clubs played out one of the classic finals in 1976 and their most recent league meeting last Sunday produced a nail-biting finish. The clubs have met ten times in the competition with Rawtenstall winning seven and Accrington three. Accrington name an unchanged team. Rawtenstall make three changes bringing in second team skipper Afrus Ali, Rizwan Shafiq and fifteen year-old all rounder Daniel Southworth in place of Chris Cook-Martin, Sam Kershaw and Cameron Holder. History of Accrington v Rawtenstall in the Worsley Cup
Thursday April 30th
Accrington entertain Todmorden on Saturday in the first leg of the season's second double header. The home side suffered defeat on both days last weekend with Stuart Crabtree's men falling to reach three figures on either day. Todmorden lost for the first time on Sunday at Haslingden after picking up maximum points from their first two fixtures. Accrington name an unchanged team whilst Stuart Priestley replaces Hamsar Ali in the Todmorden team. Looking back at 1985 On Sunday Accrington make the first of two trips to Rawtenstall with the two sides due to meet again in seven days time in the Worsley Cup. Accrington are again unchanged. Chris Cook-Martin replaces George Bevan in the Rawtenstall team. Looking back at 1985
Thursday April 23rd
The first double header weekend of the season sees Accrington host Haslingden on Saturday followed by a trip to the Neville Gee to face league champions Lowerhouse on Sunday. Accrington have the luxury of naming an unchanged team for both days. Haslingden replace Connor Reed and Muneeb Ahmed with Alex Jeffrey and Joey Marcroft. Looking back at 1985 Lowerhouse also name an unchanged team on Sunday but they are without skipper Charlie Cottam. Looking back at 1985
Friday April 17th
Accrington open the 2015 season at Colne on Sunday following a home friendly against Walsden on Saturday. Ockert Erasmus returns as professional following a successful first season at the club last year. Stuart Crabtree once again leads the side. There is no Graham Lloyd this season but you can follow the former Lancashire man's early career through the 1985 season which is this year's Looking Back feature. Simon Hanson has also left the club for a paid engagement at Lostock and the availability of Sam Excell will be limited due to university. The good news is that David Ormerod returns after missing almost the entire 2014 season with a shoulder injury. Accrington also include new signing Keiron Grimshaw from Read, Ali Hasham and Andy Greenwood. Lancashire all rounder Luke Procter stands in as sub professional for Colne who are again captained by Matt Walker. A couple of familiar faces have returned to the Colne team with John Lambert having returned from Foulridge and wicketkeeper Sam Tillotson back after a season off. Looking back at 1985
Tuesday April 14th
Lancashire Girls Under 15s cricket squad are going to be practicing at the club on the evening of Wednesday 22nd April between 6 and 8pm. Lancashire coaches, including the Lancashire Women's Australian overseas professional Meg Philips, will be present at the session.
Sunday April 12th
Following today's cancelled friendly at Bradshaw, Accrington will now host Walsden in a friendly next Saturday with a 1pm start.
Wednesday April 8th
The team for Sunday's friendly at Bradshaw is:
Stuart Crabtree (Capt), Graeme Sneddon, Matt Wilson (wk), Jimmy Hayhurst, Ramiz Hussain, Jacob Clarke, Andy Greenwood, Kieran Grimshaw, Ali Hasham, Alfie Taylor, Joe Lloyd. Meet Acc 12.00. 1.30pm start
Tuesday April 7th
The club is saddened to report the passing of former player Jim Whittle at the age of 77.
Friday April 3rd
Accrington's home friendly against Padiham on Sunday has been cancelled due to the weather.
Sunday March 29th
Accrington have signed Alfie Taylor from Edenfield and Keiron Grimshaw from Read. Ben Excell has also left the club to return to Rawtenstall although he is only permitted to play second team cricket this season.
Monday March 23rd
Nat West Cricket Force Day is next Sunday March 29th. [More]
Thursday March 12th
Ben Brierley will captain the thirds this season. Stuart Crabtree and Jon Hayhurst will continue as first and second team captains respectively.
Wednesday March 11th
Ockert Erasmus is due to arrive on Tuesday April 14th. One to one coaching with Ocki will be available after he arrives.
Monday March 9th
Alice has made the Lancashire Under 15s Development Squad and Ellie has made the Lancashire Under 13s Performance Squad. They have both made a joint U13 and U15 team to play in a three day tournament at Dunstone College, Staffordshire in April. [Pic]
Sunday March 8th
The Under 13s retained the Hyndburn Indoor Cricket Competition this afternoon. They beat Church and Great Harwood B team in the group stage then beat Gt Harwood A team in the final. [Pic]
Saturday February 7th
Work gets underway next week to enhance the club house and changing facilities. [More]
Wednesday January 28th
Toc Hussain has had his transfer back to Accrington from Church approved at tonights Lancashire League Meeting.
Tuesday January 27th
Pre season fitness training will commence on Tuesday 3rd February under the expert supervision of our resident fitness guru Ben Lloyd. We will be outside under the lights at the club from 7 till 8pm and cost is £3.50 per session. This is open to all players. It is great fun and good for team building so come on down and join in and get fit for the start of the season.
Monday January 19th
The AGM will be held on Friday 20th February at 7.30pm in the Clubhouse. Any nominations for Officers of the Club and Management Committee members must be received by the Secretary at least 5 days prior to the meeting.
Thursday January 1st
Accrington have announced two pre-season friendlies. The club will entertain Padiham on Sunday April 5th and travel to Bradshaw on Sunday April 12th.