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Wednesday May 16th
Accrington take on Littleborough at Thorneyholme Road on Saturday. The clubs two meetings in the Inter League Challenge Trophy both went the way of Littleborough by 10 and 6 wickets. The clubs also met in the pre league days with Accrington's last victory over Littleborough at Thorneyholme Road coming way back in 1881. Accrington go in to the match on the back of a first league defeat at Burnley that saw the club drop down from first to fifth in the table. Littleborough professional Thomas Kaber is in prime form having hit a maiden league century in his sides win over Todmorden last Sunday. Accrington give a senior debut to 16 year-old wicketkeeper Ben Ross who comes in for Sam Bancroft. Graeme Sneddon also returns in place of Jimmy Hayhurst.
[This weeks teams]
Looking back at Accrington v Littleborough in 2004
Looking back at Littleborough v Accrington in 2005
Looking back at this weekend in 2008 when 'Magic was in the air'. No play v Todmorden

The thirds entertain league leaders Bacup on Sunday. Jacob Clarke takes charge in place of his father Damian.

Wednesday May 9th
JW Lees Lancashire League leaders Accrington take their almost perfect record after three games to Burnley on Sunday. Ross Brown's men have been deducted a point from Sunday's win at Enfield but still top the table by a point. Accrington face a tough task against the team that knocked them out of the Worsley Cup last Saturday. Andrew Greenwood and Riley Armstrong replace Bailey Chamberlain and Raheem Kasser in the Accrington side. Burnley name an unchanged team.

The thirds travel to Walsden for the first time on Saturday. Graham Lloyd makes a guest appearance for Damian Clarke's side alongside his son Josh. Graham's last appearance in the thirds was in 1985.
Looking back at Burnley v Accrington in 1988.
Looking back at Accrington v Burnley in 1988.
Looking back at this weekend in 2008 when 'Magic was in the air'. Saturday
Looking back at this weekend in 2008 when 'Magic was in the air'. Sunday

Saturday May 5th
Accrington give a senior debut to 16 year-old Bailey Chamberlain in tomorrow's game at Enfield. Raheem Kasser and Andrew Greenwood also come in to the side for Alec Jakeman, Graeme Sneddon and Riley Armstrong.

Wednesday May 2nd
Almost 12 months to the day since ending Burnley's record breaking five year unbeaten run in the Worsley Cup, Accrington again welcome Dan Pickup's men to Thorneyholme Road in the 1st Round. The two clubs have met fifteen times in the Worsley Cup with five wins for Accrington and ten wins for Burnley. Veteran Matt Wilson and youngster Riley Armstrong replace Andrew Greenwood and Joe Lloyd in the Accrington team. Burnley field an unchanged team.
Accrington v Burnley in the Worsley Cup

Joint league leaders Accrington travel down the road to Dill Hall Lane for a local derby against Enfield on Sunday. Accrington are one of four clubs who have gained maximum points from the first two league matches. The clubs have met 248 times in the Lancashire League with 91 wins apiece, 65 draws and one tie. Accrington will select their team after the match on Saturday night. Enfield make three changes, brining in former Accrington 3rd XI captain Aqeel Shah for his senior debut alongside Wes Ingham and Alex Whittaker in place of Yasir Ali, Lewis Wright and Chris Bowness.
Looking back at Enfield v Accrington in 1988.
Looking back at Accrington v Enfield in 1988.
Looking back at this weekend in 2008 when 'Magic was in the air'. Saturday
Looking back at this weekend in 2008 when 'Magic was in the air'. Sunday

Wednesday April 25th
Accrington host Great Harwood on Sunday. The clubs played out a tie at The Cliffe last season with Accrington winning the return match in Phase Two. Joe Lloyd replaces Gul Khan in the Accrington team. Great Harwood are unchanged.

Looking back at this weekend in 2008 when 'Magic was in the air' or should I say rain.

The thirds continue their campaign with a home match against Littleborough on Saturday.

Thursday April 19th
After a false start last weekend the new season is due to begin this weekend weather permitting. Accrington travel to Colne with new skipper Ross Brown and new professional Janith Liyanage. New signing Alec Jakeman makes his Lancashire League debut in an Accrington side that also includes Joe Lloyd and Ramiz Hussain. Matt Walker begins his sixth season in charge for Colne who include new professional James Price, Johnathan Nation and new signing from Burnley Jhangir Liaqat.

The thirds begin their campaign at Middleton on Saturday with new skipper Damian Clarke in charge.

Looking back at Colne v Accrington in 1988.
Looking back at Accrington v Colne in 1988.
Looking back at this weekend in 2008 when 'Magic was in the air'.

Sunday April 16th
Accrington made 32-2 against Walsden in a hastily arranged friendly at Thorneyholme Road before the match was rained off. A minutes silence for Ted Marshall was held before the start.

Friday April 13th
All of this weekend's matches have been called off by the Lancashire League Executive. The 3rd team fixtures will be moved en-bloc to 22nd July. The question of when or whether to set aside new dates for the 1st and 2nd team fixtures will be discussed at the League Meeting on 25th April. Saturday's friendly at Morecambe is also off.

Thursday April 12th
The club's oldest member Ted Marshall has passed away today at the age of 103. The club will hold a minute's silence before Sunday's game against East Lancs.

Accrington will now travel to Morecambe on Saturday for a friendly after both clubs original games were cancelled.

Wednesday April 11th
The 2018 season is due to begin at the weekend. Accrington travel to Longridge on Saturday for a friendly. New skipper Ross Brown leads the side for the first time. New professional Janith Liyanage makes his debut for the club. The JW Lees Lancashire League begins on Sunday with seven new teams joining the existing 17 clubs. The clubs will play each other once with the league splitting into two divisions for the 2019 season. The Duckworth Lewis Stern method has been adopted to determine the results of rain affected matches. Accrington entertain East Lancs. New signing Alec Jakeman makes his Lancashire League debut in an Accrington side that also includes Joe Lloyd and Ramiz Hussain. East Lancs include new signings wicketkeeper Harry Caton, off spinning all rounder Waqar Rafique and Joe Bolton.
Looking back at Accrington v East Lancs in 1988.
Looking back at East Lancs v Accrington in 1988.
Looking back at this weekend in 2008 when 'Magic was in the air'. Big Jim Sprinkles The Dust

On Saturday the thirds begin their league programme with a home game against Nelson. Damian Clarke leads the side. This season the third XI will operate in three groups of seven with clubs playing each other twice. Accrington have been drawn with Nelson, Walsden, Middleton, Littleborough, Bacup and Todmorden.

New professional Janith Liyanage has arrived safely today.

Bonus Ball News

Tuesday April 3rd
Accrington's friendly at Netherfield on Sunday has also been called off.

Monday April 2nd
The 2nds friendly against Radcliffe on Sunday has been called off.

Sunday April 1st
Accrington's friendly at Penrith next Saturday April 7th has been called off.

Friday March 30th
The 2020 Groups have been renamed to reflect the competition's new sponsor JW Lees. Accrington's Group is now the JWL Founders Group.

Wednesday March 28th
The transfer of all rounder Alec Jakeman from Horsforth to Accrington was confirmed at tonight's JW Lees Lancashire League Meeting.

Tuesday February 20th
Accrington will travel to Penrith on Saturday April 7th on the first leg of a two day tour of Cumbria which will conclude on Sunday April 8th with a game at Netherfield. Accrington 2nds match against Longridge on Saturday April 14th has been cancelled.

Saturday February 17th
Accrington have made David Ormerod a Life Member of the club at this week's AGM. [More]

Thursday February 15th
A pledge of £250 to the Lancashire League's HLF Project The Lancashire League Experience was confirmed at tonight's AGM.

Wednesday January 31st
Accrington have added a friendly at Longridge on Saturday 14th April. The seconds will host Longridge seconds on the same day and Radcliffe on Sunday 8th April.

Monday January 22nd
The AGM will be held on Thursday 15th February at 7.30pm in the clubhouse.

Accrington will travel to Netherfield on Sunday 8th April for a friendly.

Tuesday January 16th
Long serving club stalwarts Bernard Dawson and David Lloyd have been nominated by Hyndburn Council for Freedom of the Borough.

Monday January 15th
The club is saddened to learn of the passing of Jim Eland. [More]

Monday January 1st
Accrington now have 47 people signed up for the HLF Project. [More]


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