Accrington Cricket Club

Rawtenstall v Accrington
Saturday April 18th 1959

Accrington just edged out Rawtenstall at Bacup Road by 1 wicket in a nail-biting finish. It was the medium pace of Jim Eland that caused the damage in the home sides innings. Eland picked up 7-37 to dismiss Rawtenstall for 110. Middle order resistance from Ken Barnes (44), Jack Wilson (30) and Geoff Holt (16) held the visitors up after 3 wickets had tumbled cheaply. Inspite of losing professional Bobby Simpson for 6, Accrington seemed to be coasting at 85-4 when batsman Tommy Incles was brought into the attack in desperation. Incles removed Roy (22) and Lindon Dewhurst (19), Brian Rutter (19), Derek Mark (15) and Eddie Robinson (4) but last pair Eland and Jack Collier saw Accrington over the line. Incles finished with 5-18. Scorecard