Accrington Cricket Club

Accrington 132-9, Rishton 186-8
Telegraph Cup Round 1
23rd May 1987

Viv Richards rolled into town for his second visit of the season to lead Rishton to a 54 run win at the expense of the cup holders. The great West Indian hit 61 before Alan Worsick became the first amateur to claim his wicket. Worsick took 5-42 in his final cup appearance but Rishton piled up a formidable 186-8. Graham Beech (27) and new opener Nick Marsh (17) got Accrington off to a good start with a stand of 38, but Colin Kuhn (4-58) and Richards (4-36) took 4 wickets apiece as Accrington collapsed to 62-6. Paul Barratt (26) and skipper Worsick (25) added some late runs to take Accrington to 132-9. Scorecard

If you have any memories of 1987 please email Nigel Stockley