Accrington Cricket Club

Accrington 85, Burnley 59
30th April 1977

Accrington CC 1977
Accrington CC 1977
©Garth Dawson

A remarkable match at Thorneyholme Road saw Accrington turn the tables on Burnley after being bowled out for just 85 on a drying wicket. After being put into bat, John Swanney made 28 and Alan Kennedy and professional Alan Worsick 15 apiece with Graham Beech making just 1 before being trapped lbw by Barry Foster. The left armer took 5-31 and Joe Fletcher 4-50 but both were outdone by Accrington’s own left arm sensation Dave Parsons who took 6-8 in an amazing 9 over spell. Mick Swift made 23 and professional Surinder Amarnath 17 but Parsons and Worsick (4-36) bowled Accrington to a 26 run win. Scorecard