Accrington Cricket Club

Bacup 78, Accrington 82-9
Sunday 21st May 2000

Accrington overtook Bacup in the table after scraping home by 1 wicket in a low scoring encounter at Lanehead. After bowling out Bacup for 78, Accrington were themselves on the brink of defeat at 49 - 8 until a ninth wicket stand of 28 between the recalled Zahir Afzal (18) and former skipper Steve Juliff (13 not out) turned the tide. Professional Adam Dale had a good game, hitting 36 and claiming 4 - 26 in 22 overs for Bacup. Accrington's Nathan Astle bowled through the innings to take 3 - 28 in 24 overs and made 10 with the bat before falling to another controversial catch behind off Dale. Scorecard