Accrington Cricket Club

Burnley v Accrington
Saturday August 25th 2001

Transco Lancashire League
Saturday August 25th Score Score
Burnley 163/8 Accrington 119
Dale Benkenstein 0 Tama Canning 48
David Connolly 46 Steve Birtwistle 13
Ian Whitehead 34 Richard Burrows 12
Tama Canning 3-53 Dale Benkenstein 2-17
Zahir Afzal 2-32 James Anderson 6-35
James Hayhurst 1-9 David Connolly 2-31
Burnley (12pts) beat Accrington (1pt) by 44 runs

An 8th wicket stand of 73 between David Connolly (46) and Chris Wright (33 not out) took Burnley to 163/8 against Accrington after an opening burst of three wickets by Tama Canning and two by Zahir Afzal had reduced the home side to 46/5. opener Ian Whitehead stood firm with 34 and James Anderson hit 22 before becoming James Hayhurst's first league wicket. Canning hit 48, but only Steve Birtwistle (13) and Richard Burrows (12) made double figures of the other Accrington batsmen as England Under 19 paceman James Anderson sliced through the visiting batsmen, taking 6-35 to send Accrington back to the bottom of the table.