Accrington Cricket Club

Accrington v Rishton
Worsley Cup 2nd Round
Monday June 15th, 16th , 17th 1959

A controversial lbw decision against Derek Rushton (23) saw Accrington slip to a 15 run defeat against Rishton after needing just 19 runs for victory with 3 wickets left at Thorneyholme Road. West Indian tearaway paceman Roy Gilchrist stepped in to replace the injured Bobby Simpson at the last minute after Gilchrist had damaged the Accrington professional's thumb playing for Middleton in a 'friendly' the previous day. Gilchrist picked up 3 wickets from 17 overs on the first evening as Rishton closed on 103-6 with skipper Jack Chew looking in good form. Rishton added 27 more to reach the suspension mark on Tuesday without further loss but by the close Accrington had lost 5 wickets in scoring 99. Accrington suspended on an identical score to Rishton on the final evening. Chew took his score up to 62 not out when he finally ran out of partners. Gilchrist finished with 4-62 from 28 overs but it was Derek Rushton who cleaned up the tail after Chew had added 38 with John Bray (10) to finish with 4-28. Roy Dewhurst hit a valiant 64, adding 72 for the 5th wicket with his brother Lindon (34), but professional Jack Rutherford (4-29) and Kevin Flatley (4-57) took 4 wickets each to bowl Rishton to victory. Scorecard