Accrington Cricket Club

Accrington v Enfield
Saturday May 31st 2008

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Worsley Cup
Round 2
Saturday May 31st Score Score
Accrington 203-8 Enfield 202-8
Accrington beat Enfield by 1 run

Roy Silva claims the vital wicket of Mas Ahmed

If you thought last Sunday's heart stopping 3 run win over Enfield was dramatic then read on....

A remarkable match at Accrington saw the home side scrape into the semi finals for the first time since 1989 with an amazing 1 run victory over Enfield at Thorneyholme Road. Without a win in the cup since 2001, Accrington were in trouble at 12-3 but a middle order fightback by Graeme Sneddon (31), Toby Bulcock (32), Graham Lloyd (33) and Simon Hanson (34 not out) saw the home side post 203-8. Brandon Hiini picked up 3-27 for the visitors. Accrington professional Roy Silva removed Craig Fergusson at 3, but Adam Bracewell took control with a hard hit 38 before trying one big shot too many off Paul Carroll, losing his off stump in the process. Opener Mas Ahmed then re-affirmed his liking for Accrington's attack, following up his 65 last week with a well paced 47 before falling leg before to Silva. Without addition to the score Hiini was stumped for 39 as a comfortable 133-2 became 133-4 with two new batsmen at the crease. The return of David Ormerod (3-32) saw the Accrington skipper remove Keith Barker (6) with a peach as Accrington assumed control of the game. Chris Maudsley (8), David Bracewell (0) and Mark Burns (16) all came and went as Accrington looked to have a foot in the semis. But Matloob Khan and Simon O'Loughlin had other ideas, the 9th wicket pair adding an unbroken stand of 32 to put Enfield back in control after Ormerod conceded 14 off his final and the penultimate over. With one ball to go, 2 were needed for victory, but Carroll bowled a dot ball to end a valiant Enfield comeback in a remarkable match