Accrington Cricket Club

Burnley 114, Accrington 170
26th August 1989

Accrington 1st XI 1989
Accrington 1st XI 1989

Professional Robert Haynes and Ian Birtwistle took 9 wickets between them to help Accrington to a third successive win at Burnley. Haynes top scored with 59 in Accrington's 170 all out and he then took 5-41 to help bowl the home side out for 114 in a match reduced to 42 overs a-side. Openers Nick Marsh and stand-in skipper Andy Barker put on 25 before Barker fell to Paul Spencer for 12. Marsh also made 12, falling five runs later to home professional Mudassar Nazar who claimed his 50th league wicket of the season. Billy Rawstron joined Haynes to add 93 for the 3rd wicket before being run out for 44. Trevor Hatch made 6 before falling to Mudassar with Haynes falling to Trevor Jones at 139 after hitting seven fours. Mark Demaine (0) fell next ball and Paul Barratt gave Roger Law his fourth catch of the innings when he fell to Mudassar at 158. Neil Holmes (0) also fell without addition and David Parsons made 16 before falling to Jones at 167. Three runs later Mudassar (6-74) claimed his 6th wicket of the innings by bowling last man Ian Birtwistle leaving Martin Whittle unbeaten on 1. Haynes took the vital wicket of Mudassar (12) at 43 in the 9th over. Terry Little was next to go caught by Rawstron off Haynes for 36, including six boundaries. Law was run out for 2 at 72 and Barry Bromley was caught by Parsons off Haynes for 3 at 83. Nine runs later Trevor Pickup (5) was stumped by Rawstron to give Birtwistle his first wicket of the innings. Skipper Peter Brown (35) was next to go at 99 with Haynes picking up a return catch. One run later Spencer (2) became Haynes' 5th wicket of the innings leaving Birtwistle (4-45) to polish off the tail by removing Mark Harvey (3), Nick Kelly (0) and Jones (1). Bob Whittaker finished unbeaten on 9. The victory meant that Accrington completed the treble over Burnley to stay in second place in the table and cut Haslingden's lead to 12 points. Scorecard

If you have any memories of 1989 please email Nigel Stockley