Accrington Cricket Club

Accrington v Rishton
Sunday July 30th 2006

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Sunday July 30th Score Score
Accrington 212 Rishton 151-9
Scorecard League table
Accrington (10pts) beat Rishton (2pts) by 61 runs

Nishit Shetty returned to form to lead Accrington to a 61 run win over Rishton at Thorneyholme Road. The Indian hit 70 in Accrington's innings of 212 and he then took 5-55 in a 19 over spell to restrict Rishton to 151-9. Graeme Sneddon (31) and Adam Wilson (28) put on 51 and then Shetty added 70 with skipper Matt Wilson (33), but a collapse saw Accrington's last 8 wickets fall for 42 runs to the spin of Rishton professional Lachlan Stevens (5-43) and skipper Peter Sleep (3-54). David Ormerod made the early breakthrough in Rishton's reply, sending back Jimmy Bibby (0), Shaun Wyse (16) Stevens (12) and later Sam Hacking (0) in picking up 4-70 from a marathon 25 over spell. Shetty removed Sleep for 41, but he couldn't shift Andy Bartley who remained unmoved on 32 as Rishton batted out the overs on 151-9 after being 89-7 at one stage. Shetty's innings makes him the league's leading run scorer again with 927 and David Ormerod's 4 wickets make him the league's leading amateur bowler with 41 wickets, 2 more than Bernard Reidy.