Accrington Cricket Club

Bacup v Accrington
Sunday May 11th 2003

Lancashire League
Sunday May 11th Score Score
Bacup 175-9 Accrington 158-9
Shaun Young 5 Andre Seymore 0
Matt O'Connor 65 Matt Wilson 81
Paul Gallagher 42 Mohsin Ahmed 39
Andre Seymore 1-29 Shaun Young 6-37
Steve Juliff 3-34 Neal Wilkinson 1-51
James Hayhurst 3-35 Andrew Spencer 0-29
Accrington (10pts) beat Bacup (5pts) on run rate

Most remarkable win of the day was by lowly Accrington, who beat league champions Bacup by 1 wicket at Lanehead just as they did three years ago. Matt O'Connor hit 65 and Paul Gallagher 42 in Bacup's 175-9 with Steve Juliff, playing his first game of the season, taking 3-34, including the wicket of Bacup professional Shaun Young for 5. James Hayhurst continued to show what a fine prospect he is by taking 3-35. The visitors chances of pulling off an unlikely win diminished even further after just one ball of the innings with professional Andre Seymore holing out to Matt O'Connor off Young. Abbass Sadiq soon followed, but Mohsin Ahmed and Matt Wilson hadn't read the script, putting on 117 for the 3rd wicket against a Bacup attack minus the injured David Ormerod. Mohsin went for 39, but Wilson played a superb innings of 81 with 12 fours and two sixes to put Accrington within reach of a famous win. After the usual interruptions for rain, Accrington needed 9 to win off Neal Wilkinson's last over with 1 wicket to fall. Hayhurst took charge and hit 11 off the over to win the match off the last ball. Young took 6-37 for Bacup who are now in fourth spot after picking up 5 points.