Accrington Cricket Club

Lowerhouse 124, Accrington 125-7
Saturday August 26th 1961


Accrington 1961
Accrington 1961 Champions
©Garth Dawson

Accrington came out on top with a 3 wicket win over bottom side Lowerhouse. Accrington professional Wes Hall took 5-42 with his opposite number Jim Minhas top scoring with 45 in the home sides 124 all out. Jim Eland took 2-23 and Eddie Robinson 2-22 with Jack Salkeld making 18 and Wally Monk 16.

Openers Frank Rushton (27) and Jackie Hope (35) again provided a solid base and there were useful runs from skipper Lindon Dewhurst (16), Brian Rutter (13) and Derek Mark (12). Wickets fell on a regular basis before John Foulkes hit the winning runs with just 4 minutes to go. The victory made Accrington red hot favourites for the title with just two games remaining. Scorecard