Accrington Cricket Club

Inter League Challenge Trophy
Quarter Final
Littleborough v Accrington
Saturday June 18th 2005

Inter League Club Challenge Trophy Quarter Finals
Saturday June 18th Score   Score
Littleborough 139-4 Accrington 133
Mohammed Zaman 0 Tama Canning 4
Chris Schofield 52 not out Graeme Sneddon 31
Mark Fordan 43 Zahir Afzal 25
Tama Canning 0-40 Mohammed Zaman 2-15
Zahir Afzal 2-12 Phil Deakin 4-14
Graeme Sneddon 1-17 Matthew Collins 2-29
Littleborough beat Accrington by 6 wickets


Accrington's hopes ended with a 6 wicket defeat at Littleborough. The visitors were undone by home skipper Phil Deakin who took 4-14 to bowl Accrington out for 133. Graeme Sneddon made 31, Zahir Afzal 25 and Adam Wilson an unbeaten 18 for Accrington. Afzal then raised Accrington's spirits with the wickets of Gary Hulme (2) and professional Mohammed Zaman without scoring as Littleborough rocked a little at 7-2. Tariq Hussain removed Alex Collins to a good catch by Sagawat Hussain for 17 but at 51-3, Chris Schofield joined Mark Fordan in a 4th wicket stand of 54 to ease the home sides worries. Fordan was superbly caught by Stuart Crabtree for 43 off Sneddon but then Schofield opened up, hitting 22 off Mick Horsfield's seventh over after the medium pacer had conceded just 10 from his previous six. The ex Lancashire player finished unbeaten on 52 with seven fours and two sixes off 31 balls.