Accrington Cricket Club

Accrington 218-2, Enfield 121-9
28th May 1989

Accrington 1st XI 1989
Accrington 1st XI 1989

League leaders Accrington romped to a fourth successive win beating Enfield by 97 runs at Thorneyholme Road thanks to a fine all round performance by professional Robert Haynes. the West Indian top scored with 79 in Accrington's 218-2 and he then took 5-59 from an unbroken 23 over spell to restrict Enfield to 121-9. Haynes and opener Nick Marsh took the score to 82 after Andy Barker had retired hurt with a pulled muscle on 5 with 19 on the board. Marsh made 34 before being caught behind by wicketkeeper John Cahill off the gentle medium pace of David Stanley. Haynes went on to hit six fours and three sixes in making his highest league score to date, adding another 84 with Billy Rawstron who hit an unbeaten 62 with seven fours. Rawstron and skipper David Lloyd also shared an unbroken 3rd wicket stand of 52 with the home skipper making an unbeaten 28. When Enfield batted Neil Holmes had Stanley caught behind by Rawstron for 2 with the score on 13. With Team Manager Eddie Robinson sub fielding in place of the injured Barker, Haynes bowled Paul Allen (7) without addition and three runs later Holmes had Enfield professional Gavin Larson caught by Haynes without scoring. Gary Barker and skipper Mas Ahmed took the score to 43 when Haynes removed Barker for 17. Five runs later Nigel Cunliffe (4) fell to Lloyd but Ahmed and Keith Windle put on 41 for the 6th wicket. The stand was broken when Rawstron whipped off Ahmed's bails to give Ian Birtwistle his only wicket of the match. The Enfield skipper had made 34 from 72 balls. Windle made 36 when he fell to Haynes at 107 and Eric Blanche (2) fell at the same score also to Haynes. Maz Iqbal was wicket number 9 when he fell to Haynes at 120 in the final over, caught at slip by Marsh but the last pair of Cahill and Steve Juliff denied Accrington the vital bonus point with Haynes switching from spin to medium pace. Scorecard

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