Accrington Cricket Club

Ramsbottom 89, Accrington 91-4
24th May 1986

Accrington 1986
Accrington CC 1986

Accrington turned the tables on Ramsbottom after an opening day defeat at Thorneyholme Road to leave Acre Bottom with a 6 wicket win. Ian Birtwistle took 5-25 and Mark Aspin 4-21 to bowl the home side out for 89. Ian Bell was first to go, caught by Paul Barratt off professional Rod Tucker for 2. Home professional Craig Norris (17) and Steve Ashworth (31) took the score to 34 when the South African was caught behind by Billy Rawstron off Birtwistle. Mark Price (4) fell in the same manner at 48 and Ashworth became Aspin's first victim at 67. Three runs later skipper John Ramsbottom (1) fell to Aspin who also picked up Steve Hall (13) at 76. Birtwistle accounted for Neil Butterworth (9), Mark Stewart (7) and wicketkeeper Anthony Whittaker (0) and Aspin cleaned up Steve Monkhouse without scoring as the innings ended in the 42nd over. Brian Fielding struck early to send back Rawstron (2) and when Monkhouse returned the compliment to Aspin, Accrington were 7-2. Price had Graham Lloyd caught for 3 at 27 but Tucker hit 40 from 63 balls to take Accrington to within 4 runs of victory before falling to Monkhouse. Neil Jones made an unbeaten 36 to see Accrington home with skipper Trevor Hatch (2 not out). Scorecard

If you have any memories of 1986 please email Nigel Stockley