Accrington Cricket Club

Todmorden v Accrington
Saturday July 5th 2003

Lancashire League
Saturday July 5th Score Score
Todmorden 184-6 Accrington 181
Gyan Pandey 26 Andre Seymore 72
Stuart Priestley 71 Mohsin Ahmed 35
Mark Clayton 21 not out Graeme Sneddon 21
Andre Seymore 0-26 Gyan Pandey 4-74
Len Dewhurst 3-56 Ibra Ali 5-90
Damian Clarke 3-58
Todmorden (12pts) beat Accrington (5pts) by 3 runs
Mohsin Ahmed
Mohsin Ahmed hits 35 today
Closest finish in an exciting day was at Centre Vale where Todmorden beat Accrington by just 3 runs. The home side made 184-6 with 32 runs coming off the last two overs after Stuart Priestley had top scored with 71, his first half century of the season. It took a 7th wicket stand of 40 in just 21 balls by skipper Mark Clayton (21 not out) and Simon Barker (17 not out) to give the score a defendable look after the visitors had done well to restrict the flow of runs. Damian Clarke took 3-58 and Len Dewhurst 3-56 for Accrington, who made a decent start with Adam Barnes opening the innings for the first time with Mohsin Ahmed. Barnes made 15 and Mohsin 35 with Graeme Sneddon chipping in with 21 as Accrington closed in on the target. Professional Andre Seymore passed 50 and victory was looking certain with just six needed off ten balls with Seymore on strike. After two attempts to repeat an earlier six over square leg failed, Seymore tried again and was bowled for 72 by Ali who finished his 25 over spell with 5-90. Professional Gyan Pandey then fired in his quicker ball and removed both Andrew Thompson and Len Dewhurst first ball in identical fashion. Last man Clarke was then run out off the fifth ball and Todmorden notched an unlikely win.