Accrington Cricket Club

Bacup v Accrington
Saturday May 9th 2009

Thwaites Original Lancashire League
Saturday May 9th Score Score
Bacup 90-3 Accrington 74-3
Scorecard Table
Accrington (10pts) beat Bacup (0pts) by wickets (Target:74 from 28 overs)

Roy bowls
Accrington professional Roy Silva was soon in action at Bacup picking up two early wickets
©Nigel Stockley
Newly arrived professionals Ryan Broad and Roy Silva were in action against each other at Lanehead just hours after arriving on Friday as champions Accrington beat Bacup by wickets. The home side had made 90-3 when rain stopped play in the 38th over. Accrington professional Roy Silva removed Paul Gallagher at 5 and 2 runs later he clean bowled his opposite number Ryan Broad for 1. Skipper Peter Killelea made 17 before holing out to Graham Lloyd in front of the sightscreen off Damian Clarke's second ball. Adam Highley (25 not out) joined opener Tim Farragher at the crease and these two had added 58 with few alarms when the rain came to terminate the Bacup innings. Chasing a revised target of 74 from 28 overs, the champions got home with 7 wickets to spare. After their customary shaky start with Ben Lord (3-26) removing Paul Carroll (2), Jimmy Hayhurst (10) and Stuart Crabtree (2) it was left to Graeme Sneddon (21 not out) and Silva (31 not out) to see the champions to a third league win of the season with an unbroken 4th wicket stand of 54.