Accrington Cricket Club

Accrington v Rawtenstall
Sunday July 6th 2003

Lancashire League
Sunday July 6th Score Score
Accrington 169-4 Rawtenstall 168
Andre Seymore 64 Mike Smith 0
Mohsin Ahmed 70 not out Richard Wood 56
Adam Barnes 11 Andrew Payne 51
Mike Smith 0-14 Andre Seymore 2-26
Keith Roscoe 3-40 Steve Juliff 4-52
Afrus Ali 1-30 Graeme Sneddon 1-14
Accrington (12pts) beat Rawtenstall (0pts) by 6 wickets

Accrington finally won their third match of the season after coming so close at Todmorden yesterday. Andre Seymore's men beat Rawtenstall by 6 wickets at Thorneyholme Road. Andrew Payne (51) hit his sixth half century of the season and passed 500 league runs in the process before becoming Len Dewhurst's 50th league victim. Richard Wood continued his good recent form with 56 and skipper Peter Hanson hit 25 with Steve Juliff taking 4-52 for Accrington as the visitors were bowled out for 168. Spurred on by taking bowling bonus points for the first time since the opening game of the season, Accrington made a determined but slow start. Adam Barnes made 11 as Keith Roscoe and John Dawson kept things tight but when Seymore arrived at the crease, the scoring rate increased significantly. The professional put on 110 for the 2nd wicket with Mohsin Ahmed before losing his wicket for 64 with 36 runs still needed. It was left to Mohsin to see Accrington home as the young opener hit 10 boundaries in a superb unbeaten 70. Matt Wilson hit the winning runs off Roscoe with his favourite reverse sweep. The veteran Rawtenstall spinner took 3-40 but the visitors were handicapped by professional Mike Smith carrying a knee injury that restricted him to just one over of gentle off spin that went for 14 runs.