Accrington Cricket Club

Lowerhouse v Accrington
Sunday September 13th 2009

Thwaites Original Lancashire League
Sunday September 13th Score Score
Lowerhouse 173-8 Accrington 176-7
Scorecard Table
Accrington (10pts) beat Lowerhouse (3pts) by 3 wickets

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Accrington Lancashire League Champions 2009
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Accrington retained the Lancashire League title after winning at Lowerhouse on a dramatic final day. Haslingden's 81 run defeat by Todmorden enabled Accrington to pip them at the post and retain the trophy for the first time since 1916. In a fairytale ending David Lloyd hit the title winning boundary to clinch a 3 wicket win. Send us your thoughts on another great day

Going into the final day's matches Accrington had to win and Haslingden to lose if Accrington were to retain the title. Lowerhouse won the toss and batted. Sub professional Jon Finch batted through the innings for an unbeaten 91, made from 138 balls and including seven fours and one six, as his side made 173-8 on a low slow wicket. Accrington professional Roy Silva recorded his best figures of the season 4-44 with skipper David Ormerod taking 2-44 from 16 overs. Charlie Cottam's 26 was the only other innings of note for Lowerhouse. Openers Matt Wilson and Simon Hanson put on 55 before Wilson was bowled by Matt Collins for 26. Hanson made 27 before falling to Paddy Martin. Graham Lloyd and Stuart Crabtree (11) took the score to 104 when the left hander was out. Lloyd was next to go after hitting six boundaries in a 72 ball knock of 42 at 123 with 51 still needed. Silva made 13 before giving Joe Beneduce a return catch and then Graeme Sneddon and Jimmy Hayhurst (9) put on 20 before Hayhurst fell to Finch. When Sneddon was caught behind by Jack McGregor off Finch (3-35) for 15, David Lloyd strode to the wicket at the age of 62 on the ground where he made his maiden senior half century a mere 45 years before. Paul Carroll was already in place and eying the straight six which would take the pressure off as the balls ticked away. Not one to disappoint, the junior partner at a mere 47 years of age slammed Beneduce straight into the car park. A single brought the former England man on strike and a four through point sealed Accrington's seventh Lancashire League title with seven balls and three wickets to spare.

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