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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. 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. [This weeks teams]

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.
Accrington v Rishton .

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.


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