Accrington Cricket Club

Todmorden 217-5, Accrington 213-4
Sunday 7th May 2000

Richard Baigent broke a 100 year old record for Todmorden on Sunday when he scored a monumental 147 not out in his teams win over Accrington at Centre Vale. The former Somerset batsmen who broke the clubs amateur aggregate batting record in 1999, added the highest individual score to his collection when he surpassed James Crossley's 143 which was scored against Colne in 1900. Chasing 214 to win, Todmorden were in trouble after losing both the in form Stuart Priestley and professional Daniel Marsh to stand at 11 - 2. Baigent just went on and on, surviving just one chance to guide his side to a last ball win. Alex Scholefield (31) and captain Nigel Hunter (22) kept Baigent company but it was left to Simon Barker to do the honours off the last ball with the scores tied. Nathan Astle (83) again impressed for the visitors. Sajed Sadiq scored a league best 44 not out and he shared in a 60 run partnership with Tariq Hussain (22 not out), which took Accrington to 213 - 4. Scorecard