Accrington Cricket Club

Rishton 192-9, Accrington 191-7
Saturday August 28th 1976

Accrington 1976
Accrington 1st XI 1976
©Garth Dawson

League leaders East Lancs suffered a pointless weekend on the last weekend in August as Accrington and Rawtenstall assumed joint leadership as rain affected some of the games. Accrington crashed to defeat at Rishton with Aftab Baloch again heaping misery on Ian Birtwistle's side. An opening stand of 88 between Peter West (60) and Geoff Hayhurst (50) took Accrington to 191-7 with Baloch taking 4-57. Alan Kennedy also hit 20 for the visitors. The dangerous Pakistani then set about Accrington with the bat, hitting 83 with skipper Barrie Hill also hitting 40 in a 3rd wicket stand of 81 as Rishton won by 1 wicket with just 4 balls to spare. Alan Worsick took 5-78 for Accrington.


If you have any memories of 1976 please email Nigel Stockley