Accrington Cricket Club

Haslingden 216-8, Accrington 217-7
22nd July 1990

Accrington 1990
Accrington 1st XI 1990

A superb unbeaten 89 by Billy Rawstron took Accrington to a second win of the weekend over Haslingden this time at Bentgate. It was a much closer contest this time with Haslingden making 216-8 and taking the contest to the last ball of the match with Accrington getting home with 3 wickets intact. The feature of the home sides innings was an 85 run stand for the 3rd wicket between father and son Bryan and Graham Knowles. John Seedle sent back Bob Collins without scoring at 2 and Mark Greenhalgh accounted for Mike Ingham (4) at 7. Professional Robert Haynes (3-68) broke the 3rd wicket stand by trapping Knowles senior in front for 44. Haynes then dismissed Graham Knowles for 56, including four fours and three sixes. Ian Birtwistle had Stuart Taylor stumped by Rawstron for 17 and Haynes removed John Entwistle for 19 at 156. Mick Tracey proved to be a thorn in Accrington's side with the bat for the second day running hitting a league best 40 from 31 balls, adding 57 with his skipper Bob Grimshaw for the 7th wicket, before Seedle returned to clean him up at 211. Grimshaw hit an unbeaten 20 and young wicketkeeper Mark Burns was unbeaten on 5 when the innings closed on 216-8. During the innings Bryan Knowles passed 500 runs for the season and Haynes took his 50th wicket of the campaign. Alan Barnes sent back Nick Marsh (1) at 5, skipper Andy Barker (5) at 28 and Haynes (23) at 29. Seedle (18) put on 40 with Rawstron before being caught behind by Burns off Tracey. Trevor Hatch also fell to Tracey at 106 but Paul Barratt joined Rawstron to add a vital 91 for the 6th wicket to put Accrington in charge. Barratt became Barnes (4-92 from 16 overs) 4th victim after hitting 42 from 51 balls. Mark Demaine (7) and Greenhalgh (6 not out) both helped Rawstron take Accrington over the line at 7.53pm off the final ball of the match. Rawstron's brilliant unbeaten 89 contained ten fours and came off 121 balls. The win took Accrington up to fifth place in the table and was the club's second double over Haslingden in two seasons. Scorecard

If you have any memories of 1990 please email Nigel Stockley