Accrington Cricket Club

Church v Accrington
Worsley Cup 1st Round
Monday June 1st, 2nd, 3rd 1959

A career best innings of 77 by young Russ Cuddihy and a spell of 5-35 by professional Bobby Simpson helped Accrington to a 3 wicket win at Church. Simpson was dismissed for 5 as Accrington ended the first evening on an uncomfortable 103-6. Accrington suspended on 132-6 and had taken 5 Church wickets as the home side closed on 89. Simpson polished Church off for 154 with Bill Haworth also picking up 3-29. Geoff Briggs hit an unbeaten 32 and 15 year-old Barry Wilson 30 for the home side. Cuddihy's fine innings ended with the score on 140 after he had hit 10 boundaries but Les Carter hit an unbeaten 36 to guide Accrington to a third victory in just eight days over Church. Scorecard