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Friday September 24th
Due to the ongoing housing development next to the club we won't be holding a Bonfire this year. [More]

Thursday September 23rd
Accrington have signed Jacob Clarke as professional for the 2022 season. [More]

Friday September 10th
The seconds match against Littleborough on Sunday has been cancelled.

Wednesday September 8th
Accrington play their final match of the season on Sunday when they visit fifth placed Littleborough at Hare Hill. Both clubs go into the match on the back of successive victories. Littleborough's Clinton Perren is the division's leading amateur run scorer following his match winning unbeaten century at Greenmount. Accrington professional Lasith Lakshan is finishing the season strongly with match winning contributions with both bat and ball in the last two matches. Accrington make three changes with Toc Hussain, George Mills and Antonio Lo-Giudice replacing Tom Walker, Riley Armstrong and Andy Greenwood. Louis Russell returns for Littleborough in place of Josh Barnes. [Teams]

Looking back at this weekend in 1976 Colne v Accrington

Tuesday August 31st
The penultimate match of the season sees Accrington and Rishton meet at The Property Shop Arena on Sunday. Accrington professional Lasith Lakshan finally hit form with the bat last Sunday, striking a match winning unbeaten 116 to end an eight game losing run at Nelson. Riley Armstrong returns for Accrington in place of Damian Clarke. Rishton make five changes with Matthew Bradley, Kian Farnworth, Richie Fox, Brad Juliff and Ash Patel replacing Danny Curran, Luke Eddleston, Saj Patel, Josh Whitehead and Kelly Mall.

Looking back at this weekend in 1981 Todmorden v Accrington

Looking back at this weekend in 1976 Ramsbottom v Accrington

Looking back at this weekend in 1976 Accrington v Burnley

Wednesday August 25th
Tom Walker has been selected in the Lancashire Junior League Under 18s team to play the Northern Premier League/Palace Shield Under 18s at Rochdale on Bank Holiday Monday 30th August.

Tuesday August 24th
Accrington will be looking to break a run of eight successive defeats when they travel to Nelson on Sunday. Matt Wilson, Damian Clarke and Toby Bulcock return for Accrington in place of Riley Armstrong, George Mills and Antonio Lo-Giudice.

Looking back at this weekend in 1981 Accrington v Rishton

Looking back at this weekend in 1976 Rishton v Accrington

Looking back at this weekend in 1976 Accrington v Church

Friday August 20th
Sunday's second team game at Rawtenstall has been cancelled.

Tuesday August 17th
Seventh placed Accrington take on ninth placed Rawtenstall at The Property Shop Arena. Both clubs have four wins but Accrington have eleven defeats, seven of which have come in their last seven games. Alice Clarke and Antonio Lo-Giudice are set to make their Lancashire League debuts for Accrington and George Mills also comes in for Toby Bulcock and Matt Wilson.

Looking back at this weekend in 1981 Accrington v Todmorden

Looking back at this weekend in 1981 Rawtenstall v Accrington

Looking back at this weekend in 1976 Accrington v Rishton

Looking back at this weekend in 1976 Church v Accrington

Friday August 13th
Saturday's second team game against Bacup has been cancelled. The game against Rishton has been re-arranged for Saturday August 28th.

Wednesday August 11th
On Saturday seventh placed Accrington will be looking to avoid a seventh successive defeat when they visit Bacup who sit one place and 16 points above them in the Division 2 table. Len Dewhurst returns for Accrington in place of the injured Stuart Crabtree. Bacup name an unchanged team.

Looking back at this weekend in 1981 Rishton v Accrington

Looking back at this weekend in 1981 Accrington v Rawtenstall

Looking back at this weekend in 1976 Accrington v Haslingden

Saturday August 7th
Former member Colin Johnson has sadly passed away at the age of 81. Deepest condolences to Colin's family.

Wednesday August 4th
Accrington face fifth placed Enfield in a local derby at The Property Shop Arena on Sunday. Accrington are currently on a run of five straight defeats since back to back home wins over Littleborough and Nelson. Toby Bulcock returns for Accrington after playing for Staffordshire in the National Counties Championship along with Stuart Crabtree in place of Tom Walker and Toc Hussain. Chirag Khurana stands in as sub professional for Enfield who replace Joe Demaine and Cameron Clarke with Tiarnan Hamill and Scott Wilkinson.

Looking back at this weekend in 1981 Accrington v Lowerhouse

Looking back at this weekend in 1976 Todmorden v Accrington

Looking back at this weekend in 1976 Worsley Cup Final Rawtenstall v Accrington

Monday August 2nd

Tom Walker has been selected in the Lancashire Junior League Under 18s team to play against GMCL on Sunday 8th August at Micklehurst.

The delayed club AGM will now be held in the clubhouse on Thursday 12th August at 7.30pm. [More]

Wednesday July 28th
Accrington travel to Alexandra Meadows on Sunday to play East Lancs. Accrington make three changes with Yousuf Ali, Ric Williams and Toc Hussain replacing George Mills, Toby Bulcock and Connor Tattersall. Joe Bolton and Ben Finch return for East Lancs in place of John Turner and Abid Hussain. Niall Boyle will keep wicket.

Looking back at this weekend in 1981 Haslingden v Accrington

Looking back at this weekend in 1976 Accrington v Todmorden

Thursday July 22nd
Accrington and Great Harwood meet in a local derby at the Property Shop Arena on Saturday. Two places and 15 points separate the clubs in the table with both sides having won four times. Accrington make two changes with Riley Armstrong and Connor Tattersall replacing Stuart Crabtree and David Ormerod. Great Harwood also make a couple of changes replacing Matt Oddie and Ethan Houldsworth with Jake Peake and Caleb Greenhalgh.

Looking back at this weekend in 1981 Accrington v Bacup

Looking back at this weekend in 1976 Accrington v Nelson

Friday July 16th
Tom Walker has been selected in the Lancashire League Under 21s team to play MCC at Middleton on Friday July 23rd.

Tuesday July 13th
Accrington travel to West End to take on Division 2 leaders Church on Sunday in a local derby. Church won a thriller at Accrington by 1 wicket back in May. Accrington call up veteran David Ormerod who replaces Riley Armstrong. Church also make a change with Ryan North replacing Andrew Bentley.

Looking back at this weekend in 1981 Lowerhouse v Accrington

Looking back at this weekend in 1976 Lowerhouse v Accrington

Sunday July 11th
Tom Walker hit 44 and took 3-45 to help Lancashire Junior League Under 18s beat Bolton League by 30 runs at Greenmount.

Thursday July 8th
Alice Clarke is one of four players from Lancashire League clubs who have been included in the Thunder Academy programme.

Wednesday July 7th
Accrington will be looking to notch a third home win in a row when they entertain leaders Haslingden on Saturday. Jordan Shannon's men came out on top in April winning by 52 runs. Ric Williams replaces Tariq Hussain in the Accrington team. Minhaj Bhada stands in as sub professional for Haslingden who also replace Joe Hayton with Oliver Lord. The seconds make the trip to Middleton.

Looking back at this weekend in 1981 Accrington v Haslingden

Looking back at this weekend in 1976 Accrington v Bacup



Wednesday June 30th
Accrington entertain Nelson on Saturday in the game postponed from June 13th. Accrington go in to the game, which will start at the earlier time of 12.30pm, in sixth place having beaten former leaders Littleborough last Sunday whilst Nelson are next to bottom with two wins. Accrington name an unchanged team. Neil Thompson returns for Nelson in place of Nick Burton. The second half of the season gets underway on Sunday with a first visit to Greenmount. Tariq Hussain replaces Toby Bulcock in the Accrington team. Evan Williams returns for Greenmount in place of Matt Senior. The seconds match at Nelson on Saturday has been cancelled.

Looking back at this weekend in 1981 Bacup v Accrington

Looking back at this weekend in 1976 Accrington v Lowerhouse


Tuesday June 22nd
Accrington begin a hectic weekend on Thursday with the re-arranged T20 game at Lowerhouse.
Team: Graeme Sneddon (Captain), Stuart Crabtree, Tom Walker, Jimmy Hayhurst, Toby Bulcock, Ric Williams, Riley Armstrong, Matt Taylor, Matt Wilson (wk), Jon Hayhurst, Lasith Lakshan (Pro). Meet at Lowerhouse 5.30pm.

The group stages conclude on Friday with a visit to Darwen.
Team: Graeme Sneddon (Captain), Stuart Crabtree, Tom Walker, Jimmy Hayhurst, Toby Bulcock, Ric Williams (wk), Riley Armstrong, Matt Taylor, Matt Wilson, Jon Hayhurst, Lasith Lakshan (Pro). Meet at Darwen 5.30pm.

On Sunday Accrington welcome Division 2 leaders Littleborough to The Property Shop Arena. Accrington won the only previous Lancashire League meeting between the clubs in 2018. Accrington make three changes from the team beaten at Rishton last Saturday. Professional Lasith Lakshan, Matt Wilson and Jon Hayhurst return in place of Ric Williams, Yousuf Ali and Len Dewhurst. Littleborough bring in Joe Barnes in place of Alistair Chew.

Looking back at this weekend in 1981 Nelson v Accrington

Looking back at this weekend in 1976 Nelson v Accrington

Looking back at this weekend in 1976 Accrington v Church


Thursday June 17th
The second team game against Rishton on Saturday has been postponed.

Wednesday June 16th
Accrington are back in Lancashire League action on Saturday when they travel to Rishton for a local derby. Accrington make five changes from the team that won at Rawtenstall two weeks ago. Veteran Lenny Dewhurst is recalled for his first Lancashire League game since 2007 along with Yousuf Ali, Connor Tattersall, 2nd XI skipper Richard Williams, who will keep wicket, and a sub professional. Matt Wilson, Jon Hayhurst, George Mills, Riley Armstrong and professional Lasith Lakshan are all unavailable. Rishton name an unchanged team.

Looking back at this weekend in 1981 Accrington v Nelson

Looking back at this weekend in 1981 Accrington v East Lancs

Looking back at this weekend in 1976 Bacup v Accrington

Looking back at this weekend in 1976 Ramsbottom v Accrington

Tuesday June 15th
Accrington return to action on Friday with a 2020 game against Clitheroe at the Property Shop Arena.
Team: Graeme Sneddon (Captain), Stuart Crabtree, Tom Walker, Andrew Greenwood, Jimmy Hayhurst, Toby Bulcock, Ric Williams (wk), Jordan Marsden, Yousuf Ali, Len Dewhurst, Mini Bhada (Pro). Meet at Accrington 5.30pm.

Sunday June 13th
Accrington's game against Nelson which was postponed on Sunday June 13th will now be played on Saturday July 3rd. The seconds game at Nelson will be played on the same day.

Saturday June 12th
Accrington's 2020 game at Lowerhouse which was postponed on Friday June 11th will now be played on Thursday June 24th.

Thursday June 10th

All of Accrington's games this weekend have been called off after several of the club's players tested positive for Covid-19. [More]

Looking back at this weekend in 1981 Ramsbottom v Accrington

Looking back at this weekend in 1981 Accrington v Church

Looking back at this weekend in 1976 Accrington v Rawtenstall

Looking back at this weekend in 1976 Enfield v Accrington


Wednesday June 2nd
On Sunday Accrington travel to Rawtenstall looking to build on last Sunday's first win of the season. Keith Roscoe's men also had a fine win at Littleborough last time out. Riley Armstrong returns to the Accrington team in place of Matt Jones. Rawtenstall also make a change with veteran Peter Killelea returning in place of Rohid Ashraf.

The seconds entertain Rawtenstall.

Accrington welcome Rishton to The Property Shop Arena on Friday in the second round of matches in The JWL Bitter Group in this season's 2020 Competition.
Team: Graeme Sneddon (Captain), Matt Wilson (wk), Toby Bulcock, Stuart Crabtree, Tom Walker, Jimmy Hayhurst, George Mills, Matt Taylor, Ric Williams, Matt Jones, Lasith Lakshan (Pro). Meet at Accrington 5.30pm.

Looking back at this weekend in 1981 Accrington v East Lancs

Looking back at this weekend in 1981 Enfield v Accrington

Looking back at this weekend in 1976 Rawtenstall v Accrington

Looking back at this weekend in 1976 Accrington v Enfield

Saturday May 29th
Accrington will include the first players to be borrowed on loan in the seconds on Sunday Yanis Chir and Declan Metcalfe from Lowerhouse.

Friday May 28th
Accrington make a couple of late changes for tonight's 2020 game at Colne. Alice Clarke and Len Dewhurst replace Danny and Riley Armstrong.

Thursday May 27th
Alice Clarke has been included in an 18 player Thunder squad for this summer's Rachael Heyhoe Flint and Regional T20 competitions.

Wednesday May 26th
Accrington travel to Colne on Friday to play their opening match in the JWL Bitter Group in this season's 2020 Competition. Richard Levi stands in as sub professional for Colne.
Team: Graeme Sneddon (Captain), Matt Wilson (wk), Toby Bulcock, Stuart Crabtree, Tom Walker, Jimmy Hayhurst, Riley Armstrong, Danny Armstrong, Connor Tattersall, Matt Jones, Lasith Lakshan (Pro). Meet at Colne 5.30pm.

Something has to give at The Property Shop Arena on Sunday where the two clubs still looking for a first win, ninth placed Accrington and bottom club Bacup meet. Matt Jones comes in to the Accrington team for his Lancashire League debut in place of Riley Armstrong. Bacup replace Matt Thompson with Scott Thompson. The seconds go to Bacup.

Looking back at this weekend in 1981 Colne v Accrington

Looking back at this weekend in 1976 Haslingden v Accrington

Monday May 24th
Tom Walker has been included in the Lancashire Junior League Under 18 squad to play against Wigan District League at Orrell Red Triangle on Bank Holiday Monday May 31st.


Wednesday May 19th

Accrington travel to Enfield on Sunday for a local derby on the first weekend where spectators are allowed back in. Still looking for a first win of the season, Accrington bring in George Mills in place of Ross Brown. Ben Dowling comes in to the Enfield team in place of Liam Jackson.The seconds entertain Enfield in the reverse fixture.

Looking back at this weekend in 1981 Accrington v Burnley

Looking back at this weekend in 1981 Accrington v Enfield

Looking back at this weekend in 1976 Accrington v East Lancs

Looking back at this weekend in 1976 Accrington v Enfield



Wednesday May 12th
In the final weekend before the return of spectators, Accrington welcome long time rivals East Lancs still seeking for a first win of the season. Captained by Niall Boyle, East Lancs field an all amateur side this season. The visitors have one win and 2 points more than Accrington. Home professional Lasith Lakshan will be looking to get his first runs for the club after successive ducks in his first two games in the Lancashire League and Worsley Cup. Accrington name a twelve man squad including skipper Graeme Sneddon and Ross Brown. Yousuf Ali drops down to the seconds. East Lancs name an unchanged team.

Looking back at this weekend in 1981 East Lancs v Accrington

Looking back at this weekend in 1981 Rawtenstall v Accrington

Looking back at this weekend in 1976 East Lancs v Accrington

Wednesday May 5th
The first double header weekend sees Accrington travel to Great Harwood for a local derby in the league on Saturday before hosting joint Division 1 leaders Norden in the Worsley Cup on Sunday. Accrington make a couple of changes with Ross Brown and Yousuf Ali replacing Tom Walker and Matt Taylor on Saturday. Great Harwood make one change with Nazakat Hussain replacing Jake Peake. The seconds host Great Harwood.

The visit of Norden on Sunday sees the welcome return to the club of record breaking professional Ashar Zaidi who led the club to the title in 2013 breaking Bobby Simpson's long standing club batting record in the process. Tom Walker and Matt Taylor return for Accrington in place of Ross Brown and Andy Greenwood. Norden will be without Harvey Fitton and will select their team after Saturday's game. The seconds travel to Norden.

Looking back at this weekend in 1981 Accrington v Enfield

Looking back at this weekend in 1976 Accrington v Ramsbottom

Wednesday April 28th
Accrington host Church in a local derby on Sunday looking for a first win of the season after defeats to new club Greenmount and Haslingden. New professional Lasith Lakshan has arrived and is due to make his league debut alongside George Mills who replaces injured skipper Graeme Sneddon in the Accrington team. Church include new professional Sagar Trivedi who arrived in time to start the season. Phill Allen replaces Ryan North in the Church team. Church suffered their first defeat since 2019 last Sunday when they were beaten by Littleborough. The clubs have met on 251 occasions in the Lancashire League with Accrington winning 87, Church 79 and 85 games finishing as draws. The seconds also travel to Church on Sunday.


Looking back at this weekend in 1981 Accrington v Ramsbottom

Looking back at this weekend in 1976 Accrington v Burnley


Saturday April 24th
New professional Lasith Lakshan is due to arrive on Monday April 26th. The club has paid for the test to release scheme so Lasith should be available for the Church game on May 2nd.

Ross Brown has dropped out of the squad for Sunday's game at Haslingden.

Wednesday April 21st
Ross Brown and Matt Taylor come in to a 12 man squad for Accrington's game at Haslingden on Sunday. Yousuf Ali drops out. The in-form Padiham professional Jack Edgar again stands in for Accrington. Haslingden name an unchanged team with Samit Patel again standing in as professional. Both clubs were beaten last Sunday with Accrington picking up 5 batting bonus points against Greenmount and Haslingden notching two bowling bonus points at Littleborough. The seconds entertain Middleton. [Teams]

Looking back at this weekend in 1981 Accrington v Burnley

Looking back at this weekend in 1976 Accrington v Colne

Saturday April 17th
Accrington had a 6 wicket win over Todmorden at Centre Vale in the club's final pre-season friendly. Jimmy Hayhurst took 6-51 in the home sides 152 all out. Stuart Crabtree hit 65, Toby Bulcock 36, Tom Walker 20 and skipper Graeme Sneddon an unbeaten 15 to see Accrington home in the 32nd over. Scorecard

Sunday's opening game against Greenmount will be covered by Roch Valley Radio. [More]

Thursday April 15th
Accrington welcome the Lancashire League's newest club Greenmount when the season opens on Sunday. Jack Edgar stands in as sub professional for Accrington who also welcome old boys Stuart Crabtree and Toby Bulcock back to the club. Veteran Matt Wilson will keep wicket. Greenmount are captained by Ryan Senior. The team also includes West Indian professional Chesney Hughes and ex Oswaldtwistle Immanuel professional Andy Kerr. On Saturday Accrington travel to Todmorden for a friendly. [Important Notice For Sunday]
Looking back at this weekend in 1981 Accrington v Colne



Sunday April 11th
Accrington went down to a 6 wicket defeat at Chorley after the game was switched to Windsor Park following last night's snow. Matt Wilson top scored with 20 and last man Matt Jones hit an unbeaten 14 in Accrington's 66 all out. It took the home side 16.5 overs to knock off the runs. Scorecard

Wednesday April 7th
Saturday's 2nd team friendly against Padiham has been cancelled. Sunday's match against Chorley will now start at 12.30 and will be a 45 overs a-side game. Please note spectators are not allowed.

Sunday April 4th
Toby Bulcock starred with 47 and 3 wickets in a 68 run defeat to Padiham on his return to the club. Another old boy Stuart Crabtree hit 15 and Matt Wilson 16 in Accrington's 139-8. Toby took 3-42 from 8 overs with Ben Makin (1-32), Tom Walker (1-34) and Toc Hussain (1-42) also picking up a wicket apiece in Padiham's 207-8. Scorecard

Wednesday March 17th
The club is delighted that Hyndburn Council have agreed to the club's proposal to name the new road leading to the ground after our Hon Patron. [More].

Wednesday March 10th
Accrington have signed Sri Lankan Lasith Lakshan as professional for the 2021 season. [More]

Tuesday March 9th
In the absence of the usual AGM which we are hoping to hold later, the Management Committee have agreed to keep subs same for 2021. However the Junior Committee have changed the junior membership slightly to bring it more in line with the cost of our All Stars program. [Subs]

Sunday March 7th
The club is saddened to learn of the passing of Audrey Westwell, wife of Life Member Peter. Audrey was a former Chair of the Ladies Committee for many years. Deepest condolences to Audrey's family.

Saturday March 6th
Sammu Ashan will not be joining Accrington as professional for the coming season due to personal reasons. The club hopes to announce a replacement professional soon.

Tuesday March 2nd
The seconds will host Padiham 2nds in a pre-season friendly on Saturday April 10th.

Monday March 1st
Accrington will host Padiham in a pre-season friendly on Sunday April 4th.

Wednesday February 24th
The club is looking for Player Sponsors for the 2021 season. [More]

Saturday January 23rd
Former Accrington player Glyn Davies has passed away at the age of 62. Glyn made his first team debut in 1974, playing 25 games in the senior side with his last appearance being in 1989, two seasons after returning to the club following a spell in the Accrington League with Taverners.

Friday January 1st
Junior Indoor Nets have been booked for Friday nights starting on January 8th at Accrington College. [More]



 


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