Accrington Cricket Club

Accrington 168-5, East Lancs 167-8
Worsley Cup Round 2
15th June 1986

Accrington 1986
Accrington CC 1986

Accrington's first cup win over East Lancs in 50 years took the club to the semi final for the first time since 1976. A 2nd wicket stand of 82 between Wayne Cooper (62) and Craig Smith (43) helped East Lancs to 167-8 with Accrington professional Rod Tucker taking 3-42. The home sides innings started badly with opener Paul Barratt out to Steve Jeffries' third ball before a run had been scored, but 2nd wicket stand of 86 between Andy Stevenson (29) and Graham Lloyd put Accrington on the road to victory. Lloyd hit eight boundaries in making 59 and then Tucker (38), Neil Jones (16 not out) and Mark Aspin (15 not out) finished the job to earn a 5 wicket victory. Scorecard

If you have any memories of 1986 please email Nigel Stockley