Accrington Cricket Club

Accrington v Ramsbottom
Saturday June 22nd 2002

Transco Lancashire League
Saturday June 22nd Score Score
Accrington 153-9 Ramsbottom 262-8
Andre Seymore 4 Michael Clarke 126
Paul Clifford 53 not out Nick Riley 34
Tariq Hussain 24 Lee Daggett 32
Michael Clarke 0-4 Andre Seymore DNB
Nick Riley 3-25 Steve Juliff 4-84
Simon Read 3-35 Tariq Hussain 2-42
Ramsbottom (10pts) beat Accrington (0pts) on run rate

Paul Clifford
Paul Clifford

Ramsbottom professional Michael Clarke smashed his fourth century of the season in Ramsbottom's win against Accrington at Thorneyholme Road. The Australian began quietly, scoring just 7 out of a 1st wicket stand of 42 with Nick Riley (34) but opened up to score 126 including ten fours and three sixes before falling to a fine tumbling catch at long on by Tariq Hussain off Assim Hussain. Lee Daggett weighed in with 32 and David Bell hit an unbeaten 23 as the visitors made 262-8. Steve Juliff took 4-84 and Tariq 2-42 for Accrington. In reply, the home side soon lost Andre Seymore for 4. Rain interrupted play, but Accrington never looked like getting anywhere near their target, Tariq again batted well for 24 and Nasser Hussain made 23 but it was Paul Clifford who made the biggest impression with a maiden league half century for Accrington, hitting an unbeaten 53, including 8 fours and 2 sixes as the home side finished on 153-9. Steve Juliff hit an unbeaten 17 after retiring hurt with cramp. Nick Riley took 3-25 and Simon Read 3-35 for Ramsbottom who are now fourth in the table.













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