Accrington Cricket Club

Accrington 114-7, Burnley 113-5
3rd September 1988

Accrington 1988
Accrington 1st XI 1988
©Lancashire Telegraph

Accrington beat Burnley by 3 wickets at Thorneyholme Road to complete only their second double of the season. Burnley made 113-5 in a match reduced by rain to 39 overs a-side. Professional Mudasser Nazar was first to go caught behind by wicketkeeper Billy Rawstron off Neil Holmes with the total on 7. Skipper Peter Brown joined Trevor Pickup and the pair took the score to 61 when Pickup was caught by Ian Birtwistle off skipper David Lloyd for 12. Brown made 50 from 106 balls, including three fours and a six before falling to Ian Birtwistle (2-18). Jon Harvey made 19 before Lloyd had him caught by Birtwistle, and Roger Law made 10 before also falling to Birtwistle at 110. Neil Anderson (2 not out) and Barry Bromley (1 not out) were still there at the end of the innings. Accrington lost Neil Barnes (15) at 28 and Rawstron (1) at 46. Nick Marsh went on to make 51 from 114 balls, including six fours before falling to Trevor Jones (5-49) at 94. Professional Rod Tucker was trapped in front by his opposite number Mudasser for 21 to spark a collapse that saw Andy Barker (7), Paul Barratt (0) and Lloyd (0) fall to Jones before Trevor Hatch (3 not out) and Graham Beech (2 not out) saw Accrington limp over the line of the final ball of the match. Accrington stayed in eighth place in the table. Scorecard

If you have any memories of 1988 please email Nigel Stockley