Accrington Cricket Club

Rishton 100, Accrington 138-9
Sunday 28th May 2000

Jason Gillespie increased his wicket haul to 27 with 6 - 55, but Rishton still slipped to 38 run defeat at home to Accrington, who climb to seventh in the table. Captain Mas Ahmed (39) and Nathan Astle (28) were looking comfortable until Gillespie produced a stunning over in which he defeated his Accrington counterpart five times before having him taken at slip by John Seedle. The 42 year old Rishton skipper himself claimed 3 - 50 in a marathon 25 over spell during Accrington's 138 - 9. Astle soon had his revenge, trapping Gillespie lbw in a 23 over spell in which he claimed 4 - 39. Steve Juliff took 2 - 10 in Rishton's innings of 100 in which only Neil Wells, who made 28 before falling to superb running catch by Astle, looked likely to trouble the visitors. Scorecard