Accrington Cricket Club

Enfield 157-3, Accrington 153-7
19th August 1984

Accrington 1st XI 1984
Accrington CC 1984
©Lancashire Telegraph

Accrington lost for the eighth time in nine games when Enfield won the local derby at Dill Hall Lane by 7 wickets. Andy Stevenson’s second senior half century helped Accrington to 153-7. David Stanley took 4-40 and professional Madan Lal 3-43 for Enfield. Openers Stevenson and David Lloyd put on 51 before the Accrington professional was caught by Mas Ahmed off the gentle medium pace of Stanley for 20.  Mark Aspin (2) was Stanley’s next victim 10 runs later. Malcolm Taylor (22) added 69 with Stevenson before becoming Lal’s first victim. Trevor Hatch fell in identical fashion 7 runs later and then Stevenson’s fine knock ended in the 32nd over at 141 when he was bowled by Stanley after hitting six fours and three sixes from  126 balls. Andy Gardener (5) and Paul Barratt (5) fell in the quest for quick runs as the overs ran out. Former Accrington opener Graham Beech opened with Andy Barker against Aspin and Lloyd. Barker was first to go, being run out for 9 with the score on 44 in the 12th over. Beech and Lal then put on 49 before Beech fell to Stevenson for 48 from 108 balls. Aspin sent back Lal, who passed 1,000 runs for the season during his knock, with just 6 runs needed after the Enfield professional had made 67 from 72 balls. Keith Barker and Mas Ahmed saw the home side to victory with 15 balls to spare. Scorecard

If you have any memories of The Bumble is Back in 1984 please email Nigel Stockley