Accrington Cricket Club

Nelson v Accrington
Sunday June 11th 2006

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Sunday June 11th Score Score
Nelson 127 Accrington 134
Scorecard League table
Accrington (12pts) beat Nelson (7pts) by 7 runs

David Ormerod in action
©Nigel Stockley

David Ormerod bowled Accrington to a nailbiting 7 run win at Nelson, taking his 900th Lancashire League wicket in the process. The stand-in skipper took 6-59, his best figures for the club, having Martin Heap caught by Andrew Greenwood without scoring to reach his milestone. On a wicket of variable bounce, both professionals got into the 40s but no-one else looked comfortable. Nishit Shetty top scored with 49 with Stuart Crabtree hitting 20 and Mick Horsfield 19 in Accrington's 134 all out. Professional Robin Peterson took 3-38 but it was leg spinner Khurram Nazir who polished oof the innings clean bowling the last five batsmen to finish with 5-23. Nelson moved on to 44-2, but Ormerod removed Neil Thompson for 18 and he picked up the vital wicket of Peterson caught by Shetty for 45 at 93 to put Accrington back in the match. Colin Pemberton (25 not out) and skipper Mike Bradley (12) moved the score to 123, but the last 4 wickets fell for just 4 runs when last man Richard Meade was run out with 8 still needed off 17 balls. Ormerod now has 23 wickets, 2 more than Enfield's Bernard Reidy as the leading amateur wicket taker.

After today's results Enfield stay top ten points clear of Ramsbottom. Nelson are third with 62 points followed by Accrington with 59 points. Church drop into bottom spot.