Accrington Cricket Club

Accrington 155, East Lancs 174-6
13th May 1990

Accrington 1990
Accrington 1st XI 1990

Second placed Accrington's three match winning run was ended by East Lancs who left Thorneyholme Road with a 19 run victory. Helped by five dropped catches, solid knocks by Nick Westhead (38), professional Paul Reiffel (35 not out), Phil Mooney (30), Mark Lomas (21 not out) and skipper Andy Compton and Jean van Boeckel (19 apiece) took East Lancs to 174-6. Accrington got off to a fine start with professional Robert Haynes dismissing the prolific David Pearson without scoring and John Seedle sending back Stuart Clemson (3) to have East Lancs struggling at 5-2. Mark Greenhalgh (2-31) removed Westhead and Compton but Mooney and Reiffel put on 55 for the 6th wicket and Lomas helped his professional add an unbroken 33 for the 7th wicket. The Australian picked up openers Nick Marsh (1) and skipper Andy Barker (15) at 15 and 22. Billy Rawstron and Haynes put on 45 before Ian Haworth removed the West Indian for 35. Clemson replaced Reiffel in the attack with Accrington well placed on 89-3. The medium pacer dismissed Trevor Hatch for 5 at 93 to bring in Paul Barratt. With Accrington still in charge at 104-4, Compton brought Reiffel back in to the attack and he was instantly rewarded with the wicket of Rawstron who was caught by van Boeckel for 35. The runs dried up with Reiffel bowling four successive maidens. Seedle was run out for 3 at 121 as the run rate required continued to rise. Mark Demaine was Reiffel's next victim, clean bowled for 1, 4 runs later. Barratt's 43 ball innings of 35 was ended at 148 when he too was cleaned up by the rampant Reiffel. Greenhalgh fell next ball but Ian Birtwistle denied Reiffel the hat-trick. The contest was over when Reiffel had Neil Barnes caught behind by Pearson for 12 to dismiss Accrington for 155. Reiffel's remarkable second spell was eight overs, four maidens, four wickets for 13 runs. Accrington's defeat saw the club drop three places down to fifth in the table. Scorecard

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