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Wednesday November 6th
The 2020 JW Bitter Group games for June 19th and 26th have been switched meaning that Accrington will now host Clitheroe on June 19th and travel to Darwen on June 26th.
Tuesday November 5th
Ramsbottom have announced the signing of Kieren Grimshaw and Jacob Clarke subject to League approval.
Monday November 4th
Dates for the Worsley Cup and 2020 have been announced. Accrington's Worsley Cup 1st round tie against Middleton has been scheduled for Sunday May 3rd at The Property Shop Arena. Accrington visit Colne on the opening night in the 2020 on Friday May 29th. Friday June 5th sees Rishton come to The Property Shop Arena. Trips to Lowerhouse (June 12th) and Darwen (June 19th) follow with a final home game against Clitheroe on Friday June 26th rounding off the JWL Bitter Group games.
Wednesday October 30th
Accrington have been drawn at home to Middleton in the 1st Round of the Worsley Cup on a date to be announced. In the 2020 competition Accrington have been drawn in the JWL Bitter Group with Clitheroe, Colne, Darwen, Lowerhouse and Rishton.
Saturday October 26th
The club is pleased to announce
that Graeme Sneddon has been appointed as 1st XI captain. [More]
Thursday October 17th
Lydia Wolstenholme, mother of Colin and the late Geoff, passed away aged 94 last week. Lydia helped out in the tearoom for several years. Her funeral is on Tuesday 5th November with a wake at the Club from 3pm.
Saturday October 12th
This year's Bonfire will be held on Saturday November 2nd. [More]
Monday October 7th
The club was packed for this year's Presentation Night. [More]
Tuesday October 1st
Wicketkeeper Sam Bancroft has rejoined Edgworth after three seasons at Accrington.
Sunday September 29th
Junior and Senior Presentation Night will be held in the clubhouse on Saturday October 5th from 7pm.
Friday September 13th
The thirds final game against Lowerhouse on Saturday has been called off.
Thursday September 12th
The thirds final game of the season against Lowerhouse at The Property Shop Arena on Saturday will begin at 12 noon. [This Weeks Teams]
Thursday September 5th
The final weekend of the 2019 season sees Accrington travel to Crompton on Sunday. The last match Accrington won was against Crompton on June 30th at The Property Shop Arena. Aaron Lilley stands in as sub professional for Crompton in an otherwise unchanged team. Accrington skipper Ross Brown returns along with Meeran Shah in place of Tom Walker and Graham Lloyd. [This Weeks Teams]
The thirds entertain Enfield on Saturday in their penultimate match of the season.
Looking back at the dramatic final weekend in 2009 Church v Accrington
Looking back at the dramatic final weekend in 2009 Lowerhouse v Accrington
Thursday August 29th
Nothing less than victory over last season's champions Walsden at The Property Shop Arena on Sunday will see Accrington avoid being the first club to be relegated to Division 2. Accrington call up Graham Lloyd for his first game in five years in a bid to rekindle some of the old magic formula. Meeran Zia is the player to make way. Walsden welcome back Jamie Shackleton and Oliver Whitehead who replace Paul Marrow and Kristian Halstead.
Looking back at this week in 2009 Accrington v Lowerhouse
Looking back at this week in 2009 Haslingden v Accrington
Friday August 23rd
The thirds game against Lowerhouse will now be played at Accrington on Saturday September 14th.
Thursday August 22nd
A big weekend lies ahead for Accrington with the club bidding to avoid relegation to Division 2 for the first time. On Saturday Accrington host fellow strugglers and local rivals Church with both sides on 77 points at the bottom of the table. It's a must win game for Accrington who face title challengers Burnley on Sunday and Walsden the following Sunday. So 150 years on from the clubs first recorded meeting in 1869 the sides go head to head in the most important game for both sides in recent seasons. Matches now start at 12.30 until the end of the season. Accrington are without skipper Ross Brown who is replaced by Jon Hayhurst for both games. Jacob Clarke leads the side. Josh Dentith replaces Waqas Ahmed in the Church team. Burnley pick from twelve adding Cole Hayman to Saturday's team. Neels Bergh stands in as sub professional. This weeks looking back feature sees a double header from 1989 against both Church and Burnley. The 2009 feature sees the title winning run gather momentum with a win over Ramsbottom and a No result at Church.
Looking back at 1989 Accrington v Church
Looking back at 1989 Burnley v Accrington
Looking back at this week in 2009 Accrington v Ramsbottom
Looking back at this week in 2009 Church v Accrington
Wednesday August 21st
Accrington will play at Lowerhouse on Monday August 26th and then on Saturday September 7th we will host Enfield in the Phase 2 fixtures.
Thursday August 15th
Accrington host Worsley Cup finalists Todmorden on Sunday. With five games to go Accrington are next to bottom with games against title challengers Walsden and Burnley and fellow strugglers Church and Crompton to follow. Todmorden name an unchanged team. Accrington make two changes with Meeran Shah and Toby Uttley-Muldoon replacing Tom Pettini and Jon Hayhurst.
Looking back at 1989 Accrington v Todmorden
Looking back at this week in 2009 Nelson v Accrington
Wednesday August 14th
The thirds match at Todmorden on Saturday has been cancelled due to Todmorden's involvement in the Worsley Cup Final at Darwen.
Sunday August 11th
Today's third team game against Lowerhouse 4ths has been called off due to rain.
Thursday August 8th
Accrington visit LCFKO Cup finalists Norden on Saturday. Fifth placed Norden lost to Todmorden last Saturday but enjoyed a great win at Netherfield in the LCFKO Cup on Sunday whilst Accrington were beaten by Norden's opponents in the final, Darwen, to drop in to the relegation zone for the first time. Accrington have won just twice, against bottom club Church and fellow strugglers Crompton, since back to back wins over Lowerhouse and Darwen in mid May. Norden make three changes with Jamie Jackson, Ross and Jason Collin replacing Sami Waheed, Joe Humphreys and Jack Harrison. Accrington make six changes with Tom Pettini, Keiren Grimshaw, Jacob Clarke, Graeme Sneddon and Jon and Jimmy Hayhurst replacing Matt Wilson, Richard Williams, Toby Uttley-Muldoon, Riley Armstrong, Ben Makin and Meeran Shah.
On Sunday the thirds entertain Lowerhouse 4th XI.
Looking back at this week in 2009 Todmorden v Accrington
Thursday August 1st
Accrington play joint bottom placed club Darwen on Saturday. Scott Friend's men are also in the Worsley Cup Final and the LCFKO Cup semi finals. Darwen have won their only previous Lancashire League visit to Accrington in 2017 whilst Accrington have won both their previous league visits to Darwen. Accrington make five changes. Richard Williams, Toby Uttley-Muldoon, Riley Armstrong, Ben Ross and Tom Walker replace Keiren Grimshaw, Jacob Clarke, Graeme Sneddon and Jon and Jimmy Hayhurst.
The seconds travel to Darwen on Sunday.
Looking back at this week in 2009 Accrington v Nelson
Tuesday July 30th
Accrington's game against Darwen this weekend has now been switched back to Saturday following Horwich's withdrawal from the Area Finals of the Vitality 2020 which means Sunday's LCFKO semi final against Darwen is now back on.
Sunday July 28th
Accrington's game against Darwen has now been switched back to next Sunday after the postponement of Darwen's LCFKO Cup semi final against Horwich.
Thursday July 25th
The weekend's action begins on Saturday when ninth placed Accrington visit third placed Lowerhouse looking to do the double over Ben Heap's title challengers. Both clubs name an unchanged team. The seconds entertain Colne on Saturday with the thirds travelling to Chatburn Road to face Clitheroe 4ths on Sunday.
Looking back at 1989 Lowerhouse v Accrington
Looking back at this week in 2009 Accrington v Rawtenstall
Looking back at this week in 2009 Rishton v Accrington
Friday July 20th
Today's 3rd XI game at Lowerhouse has been called off.
Thursday July 18th
A couple of old friends line up in the Ramsbottom team to play at Accrington on Sunday. Former professional Ashar Zaidi stands in as sub professional alongside former Accrington captain Simon Hanson in the Ramsbottom team. The visitors are currently in fifth place with seven wins whilst Accrington are ninth with five wins from thirteen games. Accrington skipper Ross Brown and wicketkeeper Sam Bancroft return in place of Tom Pettini and Tom Walker. Ramsbottom bring in Michael Howarth and Owen Collinge in place of Alex Olpin and Rehan Udwadia.
The thirds travel to The Brooks Foundation Ground on Saturday to play Lowerhouse 4th XI.
Looking back at 1989 Accrington v Ramsbottom
Looking back at this week in 2009 Colne v Accrington
Wednesday July 17th
Keiren Grimshaw will captain the Lancashire League Under 21 team to play MCC at Middleton on Friday July 26th. Accrington's Raheem Kasser is also in the team with Tom Walker one of the reserves.
Wednesday July 10th
Accrington travel to Clitheroe on Sunday looking to do the double over Peter Dibb's side. Accrington sit in eighth place four points and one place above Clitheroe who have four wins against Accrington's five. Clitheroe make two changes with Marcus Sharp and Graeme Kershaw replacing Bilal Ahmed and Stuart Lemon. Keiren Grimshaw, Graeme Sneddon and Jacob Clarke return for Accrington in place of skipper Ross Brown, Ben Ross and wicketkeeper Sam Bancroft. Clarke will stand in as captain.
Looking back at this week in 2009 Accrington v East Lancs
Wednesday July 3rd
Accrington take on Rochdale on Saturday as the season enters the second half with the reverse fixtures from the opening day back in April. Rochdale have won both of the clubs Lancashire League meetings to date, Michael Harling's men edging to a 1 wicket win on the opening day. Accrington make four changes with Tom Pettini, Ben Ross and Matt Wilson replacing Jacob Clarke, Keiren Grimshaw and Graeme Sneddon. Karl Brown returns as professional. Jamie Roche replaces Jack Duffy in the Rochdale team.
The thirds entertain Haslingden on Sunday.
Looking back at this week in 2009 Burnley v Accrington
Wednesday June 26th
Darwen are the visitors for Accrington's final 2020 Group game on Friday. Jacob Clarke returns for Accrington in place of Ben Makin. Accrington take on Crompton on Sunday in a must win game. Four points separate the clubs with Accrington in ninth place and Crompton tenth. The clubs have two previous meetings both at Glebe Street where Crompton edged a 13 run win in the Inter League Challenge Trophy in 1999 and last season when the home side shaded a 1 wicket victory. Dennis Louis, Adam Good and Sam Rigby return to the Crompton team in place of Kain Dean, Dhanyal Javed and Aiden Curtis. Leicestershire captain Paul Horton stands in as sub professional. Jacob Clarke and Meeran Shah replace Matt Wilson and Ben Ross in the Accrington team. Janith Liyange stands in as sub professional. The thirds entertain Middleton on Saturday.
Looking back at this week in 2009 Accrington v Colne
Wednesday June 19th
Accrington are in action on Friday and Saturday this week. On Friday Accrington visit Lowerhouse in the fourth round of group games. Saturday's game at Walsden has been brought forward from Sunday with the league champions in LCFKO Cup action. The clubs have met once before at Scott Street in 2005 in the Inter League Challenge Trophy when Accrington pulled off a 3 wicket win. There are four survivors from that game with Walsden's James Rawlinson and Nick and Stevie Barker and Accrington's Graeme Sneddon all in action on Saturday. Accrington make three changes with Jacob Clarke and Ben Makin replaced by Ben Ross and veteran Matt Wilson. Tony Palladino stands in as professional for the unavailable Karl Brown. Walsden name an unchanged full strength team. The seconds entertain Walsden on Sunday.
Looking back at this week in 2009 Accrington v Enfield
Looking back at this week in 2009 Enfield v Accrington
Thursday June 13th
Our professional from 1981 David Stead is to visit the club next Sunday. [More]
Wednesday June 12th
There's no escaping Burnley this weekend with a double header on Friday at Burnley in the 2020 followed on Sunday by the visit of the league leaders to The Property Shop Arena. Accrington name an unchanged team for Friday. The clubs have already met in the Worsley Cup with Burnley coming out on top in a rain affected game. Sixteen year-old Ben Makin makes his senior debut for Accrington who also bring in another sixteen year-old Tom Walker for only his second senior game in place of Tom Pettini and David Ormerod. Qasim Shah returns to the Burnley team in place of Matt Lamb and Jim Allenby again stands in as sub professional. [This weeks teams]
Continuing with the Burnley theme the thirds entertain Lowerhouse 4ths on Saturday.
Looking back at 1989 Accrington v Burnley
Looking back at this week in 2009 Accrington v Burnley
Tuesday June 11th
Accrington's Keiren Grimshaw has won the April/May Under 23 Player Of the Month Award. Keiren had an outstanding start to the season hitting 358 runs including four half centuries. Keiren also took a career best 5-48 in Accrington's win over Clitheroe.
Wednesday June 5th
2020 action returns to the Property Shop Arena on Friday with Nelson the visitors. Local duo Ryan Baxter provide the post match entertainment. Riley Armstrong replaces Bailey Chamberlain in the Accrington team. Nelson are captained by Khurram Nazir in the absence of Neil Thompson and Caleb Grant. Accrington go to Church on Sunday. The clubs have been local rivals since their first meeting 150 years ago back in 1869. Accrington go in to the game in seventh place with three wins and four defeats whilst Church have two wins and five defeats to lie in next to bottom spot. The meeting will be the 250th in the Lancashire League between the clubs. Accrington have 86 wins, Church have 78 wins and there have been 85 draws. Church are 4-3 ahead on meetings during the last five seasons. David Ormerod will make his first appearance of the season for Accrington in place of Meeran Zia. Church make two changes from the team that is due to play Todmorden on Saturday with Jack Ellison and Nathaniel Young replacing Josh Dentith and Waqas Ahmed.
Looking back at 1989 Church v Accrington
Looking back at this week in 2009 East Lancs v Accrington
Monday June 3rd
Accrington's game at Walsden has been switched to Saturday June 22nd due to Walsden's LCFKO Cup tie at Bradshaw the following day.
Monday May 27th
Accrington face a hectic start to the weekend with a visit to Enfield on Friday in the opening JWL Bitter 2020 Group game and a trip to Todmorden in a league game on Saturday. Enfield include Joe Wrigley and Alfie Cook. Accrington include Rick Williams, Bailey Chamberlain and Tom Walker. Todmorden have had the better of the previous 236 league encounters, winning 90 and losing 80. A total of 66 of the games have been drawn. Accrington hold the upper hand over the last five seasons with four wins to Todmorden's three. Accrington go in to the weekend after back to back defeats in Cup and league last weekend whilst next to bottom Todmorden beat Rochdale on Sunday. Todmorden make one change replacing Hamza Ali with Kai Abbas. Meeran Sha Zia returns for Accrington in place of Riley Armstrong.
The thirds entertain Norden on Saturday with the seconds at home to Todmorden on Sunday.
Looking back at 1989 Todmorden v Accrington
Looking back at this week in 2009 Accrington v Church
Wednesday May 22nd
A double header weekend begins on Saturday with Accrington hosting Burnley in the Worsley Cup for the third season running. The two clubs have met sixteen times in the Worsley Cup with five wins for Accrington and eleven wins for Burnley. Accrington ended Burnley's record breaking five year unbeaten run in 2017 but Burnley gained revenge 12 months later with a 64 run victory. Tom Pettini replaces Meeran Shah in the Accrington team. Karl Brown resumes as professional. Mark Cosgrove stands in as sub professional for Burnley who also bring in Steve Brunt and Matt Thornton in place of Cole Hayman and Joe McCluskie. On Sunday Accrington welcome an in-form Norden team to The Property Shop Arena. Norden are currently in second place after wins over Lowerhouse, Todmorden and Darwen in the league. Last Sunday Hashum Malik's men beat leaders Ramsbottom in the LCFKO Cup. Accrington are in fourth place after wins over Clitheroe, Lowerhouse and Darwen. Riley Armstrong replaces Tom Walker in the Accrington team whilst Norden announce their team after Saturday's game.
Accrington v Burnley in the Worsley Cup.
Looking back at this week in 2009 Saturday Ramsbottom v Accrington
Looking back at this week in 2009 Sunday Worsley Cup Todmorden v Accrington
Looking back at this week in 2009 Monday Accrington v Norden
The thirds visit Norden on Saturday in a re-arranged game from the opening day.
Wednesday May 15th
Accrington travel to Darwen on Saturday to face the LCFKO Cup holders who begin the defence of their trophy the following day at Church. New Darwen professional Marques Ackerman is due to arrive on Thursday and will make his debut on Saturday. Chris Wade also replaces Chris Lowe in the Darwen team. Accrington name an unchanged team. Darwen have had a mixed start to the season with just one win in the league and one in the cup to date.
The thirds will entertain Clitheroe 4th XI on Saturday with the seconds playing on Sunday at home to Darwen.
Looking back at this week in 2009 Saturday Accrington v Haslingden
Looking back at this week in 2009 Sunday Accrington v Enfield
Thursday May 9th
Accrington's 3rd XI game at Norden will now be played on Saturday May 25th.
Wednesday May 8th
Accrington have been drawn at home to Burnley in the 2nd Round of the Worsley Cup for the third year running. The match will be played on Saturday May 25th.
Accrington take on Worsley Cup holders Lowerhouse at The Property Shop Arena on Sunday. You have to go back to the title winning season of 2013 to find Accrington's last win against Sunday's opposition, a feat they achieved three times in league and Colne Trophy matches. Accrington name an unchanged team whilst Dean Barlow replaces Jonny Whitehead in the Lowerhouse team.
The thirds travel to Middleton on Saturday.
Looking back at 1989 Accrington v Lowerhouse
Looking back at this week in 2009 Saturday Bacup v Accrington
Looking back at this week in 2009 Sunday Accrington v Haslingden
Wednesday May 1st
A treble header Bank Holiday Weekend begins with a Worsley Cup tie at Rishton on Saturday. The two clubs have met 23 times in the Worsley Cup with twelve wins for Accrington and eleven wins for Rishton. Accrington professional Karl Brown is unavailable so Derbyshire seamer Tony Palladino comes in as sub professional. Riley Armstrong also replaces Tom Pettini. Sam Kingsman-Ali will make is debut for Rishton in place of Mark Leathert.
Accrington v Rishton in the Worsley Cup.
On Sunday Accrington visit league leaders Ramsbottom who have taken maximum points so far. Professional Karl Brown returns to the Accrington team along with Tom Pettini who replaces Riley Armstrong. Ramsbottom make three changes with Alex Olpin, Jonny Dack and Sam Price replacing Simon Hanson, JJ Fielding and Dan Pyke. Daryn Smit again stands in as professional.
Monday sees the thirds visit Haslingden. As an extra Bank Holiday treat Haslingden is holding a Beer Festival.
Looking back at 1989 Ramsbottom v Accrington
Looking back at this week in 2009 Saturday Accrington v Todmorden
Looking back at this week in 2009 Sunday Rawtenstall v Accrington
Saturday April 27th
Today's 3rd team game at Lowerhouse 4ths has been postponed due to the weather along with all of the other games. These will now be played on the first reserve date Saturday July 20th. [3rds Fixtures]
Wednesday April 19th
Accrington and Clitheroe meet for the first time at the Property Shop Arena on Sunday. Clitheroe have won both the clubs previous league meetings at Chatburn Road. Marcus Sharp replaces Farooq Butt in the Clitheroe team. Accrington name the team that went down to a 1 wicket defeat at Rochdale last Sunday.
The thirds face Lowerhouse 4th XI at the Brooks Foundation Ground on Saturday.
Looking back at this weekend in the title winning season of 2009. Accrington v Todmorden Colne Trophy.
Thursday April 18th
The JW Lees Lancashire League season starts on Sunday with Accrington travelling to Rochdale for a Division 1 clash. There are now two divisions of twelve clubs playing each other home and away. The bottom two in Division 1 at the end of the season will be replaced by the top two clubs in Division 2 for the 2020 season. Accrington include new professional Karl Brown who has over 200 runs to his name already in friendly wins at Longridge and Colwyn Bay. New signings Tom Pettini and Shah Meeran Zia will also make their league debuts for the club. The clubs meet for the first time at Redbrook. Last season Rochdale ran out winners by 97 runs at the Property Shop Arena in the clubs first meeting since 1883. With Ed Moore still in South Africa Rochdale have acquired the services of Leicestershire's South African all rounder Neil Dexter. Jamie Bohannon who has joined the club makes his debut, whilst promising all rounder, 17 years old Miohid ul Haq, makes his Lancashire League debut.
The thirds begin their season on Saturday with a home game against Todmorden.
Saturday April 13th
Karl Brown hit a century in Accrington's win at Colwyn Bay. Karl hit ten fours and six sixes before retiring on 102, his second 50 taking just 27 balls. Skipper Ross Brown hit 30, Keiren Grimshaw 26 and Jimmy Hayhurst an unbeaten 38 in Accrington's 245-7 from 45 overs. Karl then took 3-9, Ross Brown 3-28, Jimmy Hayhurst 2-27 and Jacob Clarke 2-34 to dismiss the home side for 199.
Friday April 12th
Sunday's 3rd team game at Norden has been postponed until later in the season.
Tuesday April 9th
The meeting planned for Thursday for members, supporters, players and parents has now been postponed until Thursday April 25th at 7.30pm.
Saturday April 6th
Accrington's new professional Karl Brown hit an unbeaten 99 to help his side to victory in a friendly at Longridge. Karl hit nine fours and four sixes in his innings. New opening batsman Shah Meeran Zia also made 31 in Accrington's 172-4 from 40 overs. Karl then took 2-22, Raheem Kasser 2-31 and Tom Walker 2-33 in Longridge's reply of 147-9.
Wednesday April 3rd
Accrington's Alice Clarke has been named in Lancashire Women's 1st XI squad alongside Clitheroe and England's Alex Hartley. [More]
Sunday March 24th
All members, supporters, players and parents are invited to an informal pre season meeting at the club on Thursday 11th April at 7.30pm. [More]
Thursday February 21st
Len Dewhurst was elected as new Chairman at Monday's AGM. [More]
Monday February 11th
The club is sad to announce that Geoff Wolstenholme passed away in Mansfield on Thursday 7th February at the age of 71. [More]
Friday January 25th
The venues for the 3rd XI games against Haslingden have been switched to accommodate Haslingden's Annual Beer Festival which will be held on Bank Holiday Monday May 6th at Bentgate. 3rds Fixtures
Thursday January 24th
The AGM will be held on Monday 18th February from 7.30pm in the clubhouse. Any nominations for Officers and Committee Members must be received by the Secretary at least five days prior to the Meeting.
Monday January 14th
Accrington will travel to Longridge for a pre-season friendly on Saturday April 6th. The match will be 40 overs a-side. 12 noon meet at Longridge.
Sunday January 13th
Ross Brown will again captain Accrington's first team and Len Dewhurst will continue to lead the seconds in the 2019 season.
Wednesday January 9th
Accrington will travel to Colwyn Bay on Saturday April 13th for a pre-season friendly.