Accrington Cricket Club

Accrington v Enfield
Sunday May 25th 2008

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Sunday May 25th Score Score
Accrington 273-8 Enfield 270-9
Scorecard Table
Accrington (10pts) beat Enfield (5pts) by 3 runs

Roy Silva and Graham Lloyd
Half centuries for Roy Silva and Graham Lloyd
©Nigel Stockley
Second placed Accrington piled up a season's best 273-8 in a thrilling 3 run win over Enfield at Thorneyholme Road, The home side's huge total included half centuries from Matt Wilson, Graham Lloyd and professional Roy Silva. Wilson made 55 from 88 balls with seven boundaries whilst Lloyd's classy 55 came from just 51 balls with nine fours. Silva's first Lancashire League half century lasted 74 balls as he hit five fours and a six in his 57, the Sri Lankan adding 87 for the 5th wicket with Lloyd. Jimmy Hayhurst added a late unbeaten 20, Stuart Crabtree hit 20 and Paul Carroll 26 before being caught on the boundary by Enfield professional Brandon Hiini. Mas Ahmed responded with a fine 65 with six fours and a six before he became one of Carroll's five victims. The off spinner finished with 5-86 and skipper David Ormerod 3-103. Keith Barker made 16 and Hiini a painstaking 16 but Andy Barker (39) and Chris Maudsley (43) took the total to 202 to give Enfield some hope. Skipper David Bracewell (21) upped the tempo as Enfield went into the final over needing 14 for victory but inspite of Matloob Khan (13 not out) and Simon O'Loughlin's (6 not out) best efforts they fell four short of victory on 270-9.