Accrington Cricket Club

Enfield 132, Accrington 28-1
June 1981

Accrington 1981
Accrington 1st XI 1981
©Stephen Blunt

Accrington's match at Enfield was abandoned with the visitors on 28-1 in reply to Enfield's 132 all out. Accrington professional David stead took 7-68 from 16.3 overs to help bowl the home side out in the last over of the innings. Stead picked up the wickets of openers David Stanley (11) and Neil Ashworth (24), professional Madan Lal (66), Ian Metcalf (10), Steve Walsh (1), skipper Geoff Dixon (3) and wicketkeeper John Cahill (0). Neil Jones accounted for Mark Whelan (0) with Ian Birtwistle (2-40) sending back George Holt (1) and Colin Farrow (12). Accrington lost Geoff Hayhurst (5) to Stanley at 28 leaving Graham Beech unbeaten on 23 and Stead yet to score when rain forced the players off in the 8th over. All of Sunday's games ended as No Results for the second day running leaving Accrington still in ninth place after nine games. Scorecard

If you have any memories of 1981 please email Nigel Stockley