Accrington Cricket Club

Bacup 111, Accrington 112-6
8th July 1978

Accrington 1978
Accrington CC 1978
©Garth Dawson

John Swanney's second successive half century saw Accrington to a 4 wicket win on a freezing cold day at Lanehead.

Ian Birtwistle took 4-34 in Bacup's innings of 111 all out. Acting captain Phil Lord made 22, Andy Morley and professional Mark O'Neill 18 apiece before the latter was caught behind by Paul Graham off Tony Gallagher.

Swanney then dominated Accrington's reply once again, hitting 65. He put on 33 with fellow opener Graham Beech (12). Skipper Peter West made 15 before becoming Kenny Lord's 300th Lancashire League victim as the visitors took the points in the 30th over. Scorecard