Accrington Cricket Club

Accrington 134-4, Haslingden 133
20th June 1970

Accrington 1970
Accrington 1st XI 1970

Championship chasing Accrington beat Haslingden by 6 wickets at Thorneyholme Road to record a seventh win of the season. Alan Worsick took a career best 8-53 to record the best bowling figures of the season by an amateur and Geoff Hayhurst hit a career best unbeaten 67. Once again Worsick made early inroads in to the opposition batting, dismissing opener Jack Austin (1) at 5. Bob Ratcliffe removed the other opener John Winter (20) at 31. Worsick then removed Tony Holden (4) and professional Winston English (16) to have the visitors 44-4. Sixteen year-old Kevin Tuohey and skipper John Ingham staged a recovery putting on 48 for the 5th wicket until Ingham was well caught at leg slip by Hayhurst. John Snowden and wicketkeeper Maurice Lawson both fell to Worsick as did Tuohey who top scored with 29. It was left to Rupert Jackman and Malcolm Grindrod to take Haslingden from 99-8 to 130 before Worsick struck again to remove Jackman for 22. Skipper Eddie Robinson ten polished off the innings for 133 by bowling Grindrod for 14 leaving last man Bryan Knowles unbeaten on 2. Jackman struck a vital blow for Haslingden with the score on 32 by sending back professional Bruce Francis who pulled him straight to English at square leg for 11. English picked up Russ Cuddihy (8) and Lindon Dewhurst (17) with Jackman adding the wicket of Brian Rutter (19) to his earlier success. Hayhurst continued undaunted, hitting a dozen fours in a fine innings, leading Accrington to victory after 30 overs. The opener was rewarded with a collection of £10 3s 10d with Worsick picking up £11 16s 8d for his efforts. Scorecard

If you have any memories of 1970 please email Nigel Stockley