Accrington Cricket Club

Accrington 107, Nelson 111
14th May 1977

Accrington CC 1977
Accrington CC 1977
©Garth Dawson

A low scoring match at Thorneyholme Road saw Accrington lose for the first time with Nelson coming out on top by just 4 runs after being bowled out for 111. Opener David Reeves made 43 and professional Larry Gomes 23 with home professional Alan Worsick taking 4-42 and Dave Parsons 3-28. Pat Calderbank proved to be the match winner taking 5-36 to dismiss Accrington for 107. Openers Geoff Hayhurst (34) and Graham Beech (15) had given Accrington a solid base with a stand of 28 before Calderbank dismissed the latter. It was downhill from there on with only Worsick (15) and Malcolm Taylor (12) making double figures against the Nelson attack. Scorecard