Accrington Cricket Club

Accrington 59, Colne 136
22nd April 1990

Accrington 1990
Accrington 1st XI 1990

Accrington were rolled over for just 59 after dismissing Colne for 136 on the opening day of the season at Thorneyholme Road. Going in to the game, last season's league and cup runners up Accrington were second favourites to win the title with Colne slated at 100-1. Colne professional Hartley Alleyne took 7-20 to bowl the visitors to a 77 run victory. Steve Juliff picked up Accrington's first wicket of the new decade when he had Paul Simmonite caught by Paul Barratt after scoring all of Colne's first 7 runs. John Seedle removed Darryl Halstead (1) at 14 and skipper Gary Hunt (7) at 24. Twelve runs later Accrington professional Robert Haynes held a return catch off Paul Tilbury (7) to have Colne in trouble at 36-4. Half centuries by opener Andy Riley, who made exactly 50 from 108 balls with four fours and a six, and Alleyne who took 85 balls to hit two fours and two sixes in his unbeaten 52, took the visitors to 110 with a 5th wicket stand of 74. Ian Birtwistle broke the stand by clean bowling the opener and the veteran then had Trevor Kegg caught by Nick Marsh for 2 before holding a return catch off Peter Little (1). Haynes removed wicketkeeper Paul Wilson (5) and Kevin Cullen (0) with last man Glyn Sedman run out as the last 5 wickets fell for 14 runs. Alleyne soon made his mark with the ball by sending back Marsh (4), wicketkeeper Billy Rawstron (4) and Haynes (0) with Kegg snapping up Barratt (0), Trevor Hatch (7) and Mark Greenhalgh (1). Skipper Andy Barker (16), who was the only player to make double figures, fell to Alleyne at 31-5. The West Indian then sent back Seedle (4), Mark Demaine (9) and Birtwistle (1) to finish up with 7-20 as Accrington were bowled out for 59 in 31 overs. Scorecard

If you have any memories of 1990 please email Nigel Stockley