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Thursday July 12th
Accrington make one change with Graeme Sneddon replacing Riley Armstrong for Sunday's trip to Birch Hall to play Darwen. It will be Accrington's first visit in a Lancashire League match although the clubs met on a regular basis in the pre Lancashire League days. Darwen make two changes with Neil Cordingley and Andrew Cook replacing Kamran Anwar and Chris Wade. [This weeks teams]

Damian Clarke's 3rds entertain Todmorden on Saturday.

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 July 4th

The 249th Lancashire League derby between Accrington and Church takes place at the Property Shop Arena on Saturday. Of the previous 248 Lancashire League meetings Accrington have won 86, Church have won 77 and 85 have been drawn. It was back in 1869 when Accrington and Church met for the first time at Peel Park. Andrew Greenwood returns for Accrington in place of Riley Armstrong. Nathaniel Young and Paddy McDonough are replaced by Jack Ellison and Francis Kinsella in the Church team.

The 3rds travel to Bacup on Sunday.

Looking back at Accrington v Church in 1988.
Looking back at Church v Accrington in 1988.

Looking back at this weekend in 2008 when 'Magic was in the air'.


Wednesday June 27th
Accrington visit Middleton for the first time in a Lancashire League match on Saturday. The clubs two previous meetings in the Inter League Challenge Trophy both went the way of Middleton, the first by virtue of a Bowl Out at Towncroft in 2000.
Riley Armstrong replaces Andrew Greenwood in the Accrington team.

It's the final group games in this season's 2020 competition on Friday. Holders Clitheroe are the visitors needing to win to have a chance of staying in the competition.
Team: Ross Brown (Captain), Jacob Clarke, Sam Bancroft (wk), Keiren Grimshaw, James Hayhurst, Raheem Kasser, Jon Hayhurst, Ben Ross, Rick Williams, Graeme Sneddon, Janith Liyanage (Pro) Meet 5.30pm.

The 3rds host Walsden on Sunday.

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 June 20th
Accrington host Rawtenstall on Sunday at the newly christened Property Shop Arena. The home side is looking for a first league win since May 13th. Accrington name an unchanged team.

Accrington entertain JWL Founders Group leaders Burnley in Friday's 2020 fixture. Riley Armstrong and Ramiz Hussain replace Ross Brown and Ric Williams in the Accrington team. Jacob Clarke takes charge.
Team: Jacob Clarke (Captain), Sam Bancroft (wk), Ramiz Hussain, Keiren Grimshaw, James Hayhurst, Raheem Kasser, Jon Hayhurst, Riley Armstrong Rick Williams, Andrew Greenwood, Ben Ross, Janith Liyanage (Pro) Meet 5.30pm.

The 3rds have no game this week.

Looking back at Accrington v Rawtenstall in 1988.
Looking back at Rawtenstall v Accrington in 1988.

Looking back at this weekend in 2008 when 'Magic was in the air'.

Saturday June 16th
Alice Clarke has been been included in the Lancashire Women’s 1st team squad for tomorrow’s two T20s versus Middlesex and Worcestershire at Kidderminster.

Tuesday June 12th
On Sunday Accrington travel to Haslingden. Accrington have slipped down to eleventh place after three successive league defeats. Haslingden are four placings lower down the table with three league wins to date. Jon Hayhurst replaces Alec Jakeman in the Accrington team. Skipper Joe Sipocz and Ben Swindells return to the Haslingden team in place of Oliver Cameron and Connor Reed.


Accrington travel to play Colne in Friday's 2020 fixture. Jon Hayhurst and Ben Ross replace Riley Armstrong and Graeme Sneddon in the Accrington team.
Team: Ross Brown (Captain), Sam Bancroft (wk), Jacob Clarke, Keiren Grimshaw, James Hayhurst, Raheem Kasser, Jon Hayhurst, Rick Williams, Andrew Greenwood, Ben Ross, Janith Liyanage (Pro) Meet 5.30pm.

The 3rds travel to Littleborough on Saturday. [This weeks teams]

Looking back at Haslingden v Accrington in 1988.
Looking back at Accrington v Haslingden 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

Thursday June 7th
Allan Taylor’s funeral will held be at the Crematorium at 11am on Tuesday 12th June. Family flowers only but donations to Accrington Cricket Club.

Wednesday June 6th
Accrington travel to play East Lancs in Friday's 2020 fixture.
Team: Ross Brown (Captain), Sam Bancroft (wk), Jacob Clarke, Keiren Grimshaw, James Hayhurst, Raheem Kasser, Riley Armstrong, Rick Williams, Andrew Greenwood, Graeme Sneddon, Janith Liyanage (Pro) Meet 5.30pm.

Rochdale play their first visit to Thorneyholme Road since 1883 on Saturday. Michael Harling's side have won their last two games whilst Accrington have lost both theirs. Raheem Kasser replaces Jon Hayhurst in the Accrington team.

The 3rds entertain Middleton on Sunday. [This weeks teams]
Looking back at this weekend in 2008 when 'Magic was in the air'. Sunday

Saturday June 2nd
The club is saddened to learn of the passing of former Cricket Section Chairman Allan Taylor at the age of 92. [More]

Wednesday May 30th
The 2020 competition begins in earnest on Friday. Accrington entertain local rivals Rishton. Nat and Grimmy provide the post match entertainment. Rishton are captained by Brad Boddie and include veteran Shaun Hutchinson alongside youngsters Andrew Hickey and Jack Hilton. Sajid Patel makes his competition debut for the club. Accrington play 2020 specialist Ric Williams and give competition debuts to Alec Jakeman and professional Janith Liyanage.
Team: Ross Brown (Captain), Sam Bancroft (wk), Jacob Clarke, Keiren Grimshaw, James Hayhurst, Jonathan Hayhurst, Raheem Kasser, Alec Jakeman, Rick Williams, Riley Armstrong, Janith Liyanage (Pro) Meet 5.30pm.

On Sunday Accrington and Todmorden meet for the 236th time in a Lancashire League match this time at Thorneyholme Road. Accrington have won 80 of the meetings with 66 ending in draws and 89 going the way of Todmorden. Graham Sneddon replaces Raheem Kasser Accrington in the Accrington team. Todmorden's only change is behind the sticks where Kristian Garland reclaims the gloves from Ben Pearson.
Looking back at Accrington v Todmorden in 1988.
Looking back at Todmorden v Accrington 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 May 23rd

Accrington take on an in-form Crompton side at Glebe Street on Sunday. Crompton's winning run that currently stands at five matches since beating Littleborough in the 1st Round of the Worsley Cup. Accrington's win over the same opposition last Saturday saw Ross Brown's men move back up the table to third. Crompton won the previous meeting between the clubs in the Inter League Challenge Trophy Quarter Final at Glebe Street by 13 runs in 1999. Sam Bancroft and Jimmy Hayhurst return for Accrington in place of Ben Ross and Riley Armstrong. Crompton pick their team on Saturday evening after their Worsley Cup game at Milnrow.

The thirds play at Todmorden on Bank Holiday Monday.

Looking back at this weekend in 2008 when 'Magic was in the air'.



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.

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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