Accrington Cricket Club

Burnley 155-8, Accrington 165-8
8th May 1988

Accrington 1988
Accrington 1st XI 1988
©Lancashire Telegraph

Andy Barker's first half century for Accrington helped his club to a 10 run win at Burnley. Led by Graham Beech in the absence of the injured David Lloyd, Accrington got off to a bad start when opener Nick Marsh was run out without scoring with just a single on the board. Professional Rod Tucker joined Beech taking the score to 49 when the stand-in skipper was bowled by Bob Whitaker for 9 made from 51 balls. Two runs later Tucker was caught by Burnley skipper Peter Brown off his opposite number Mudasser Nazar for 39. Billy Rawstron was Mudasser's next victim, caught by Paul Killian for 4 with the score on 55. Neil Barnes joined Barker and this pair put on 68 for the 5th wicket when Barnes was caught by Neil Anderson off Trevor Jones for 35. Paul Barratt (10) and Trevor Hatch (3) both fell to Mudasser who took 4-61 from 19 overs. Barker, batting with a runner, was run out off the last ball of the innings for 55, including two fours and two sixes, made from 92 balls. Accrington closed on 165-8 from 46 overs. Tucker broke an opening stand of 31 between skipper and professional by trapping Brown for 14. Jon Harvey joined Mudasser to take the score to 74 before being trapped in front by Martin Whittle for 19. Mudasser's 109 ball knock of 57 ended when he was caught by Hatch off Tucker after hitting six fours with the total 106. Killian was bowled by Ian Birtwistle for 1 and Anderson was caught behind by Rawstron off Tucker for 3. Whittle then picked up the vital wicket of Roger Law for 28 at 131. Tony Townsend became Tucker's 4th victim at 144 and three runs later Paul Blakey was run out for 2. The 9th wicket pair of Trevor Pickup (6 not out) and Whitaker (3 not out) edged Burnley up to 155-8 with 7 off the last over of the innings. Accrington's win was their fourth in succession since the season began to leave the club still in second place, 1 point behind new leaders East Lancs. Burnley's fourth defeat of the season left the club still without a point in 1988. Scorecard

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