Accrington Cricket Club

Todmorden v Accrington
Saturday August 8th 2009

Thwaites Original Lancashire League
Saturday August 8th Score Score
Todmorden 291-4 Accrington 260-9
Scorecard Table
Todmorden (10pts) beat Accrington (2pts) by 31 runs

Runs for Graham
More runs for Graham during his superb knock at Todmorden

A superb century by Graham Lloyd failed to turn the tables for champions Accrington who slumped to a fourth successive defeat this season by title rivals Todmorden at Centre Vale. Lloyd turned back the clock to hit a league best 120 but his side still went down to a 31 run defeat after Todmorden had hit 291-4, the highest score of the day. Simon Newbitt once again proved to be the thorn in Accrington's side hitting a magnificent 111 from 107 balls with seven sixes and six fours. He put on 58 for the 1st wicket with Ben Sutcliffe (27) and 130 for the 2nd wicket with professional Chintha Jayasinghe (39) before both men were out at 189. Newbitt chopped Paul Carroll into the hands of Damian Clarke whilst the Sri Lankan glanced a hook off Jimmy Hayhurst to Matt Wilson behind the wickets. Andrew Sutcliffe then came in and enjoyed a cameo innings of 26, coming out on top in a duel with Hayhurst, whose 12th over was dispatched for 17 by the Todmorden vice captain who twice cleared the ropes in his 17 ball appearance. Skipper Jon Henderson then hit an unbeaten 46 in an unbroken 5th wicket stand of 75 with Nick Barker (21 not out). Matt Wilson was looking in menacing form in Accrington's reply but after making 12 off Stevie Barker, he lofted his first ball from Jayasinghe into the hands of Andrew Sutcliffe. His new opening partner Simon Hanson made a career best 36 before edging Jon Campbell to Danny Brown after sharing a 92 run stand for the 2nd wicket with Lloyd. Roy Silva (10) reached double figures for the first time in five innings before departing to give Nick Barker the first of a maiden five wicket haul. With his brother off the field injured, Barker picked up 5-66 as the Accrington batsmen chased quick runs. Lloyd finally departed after facing 122 balls, during which he hit sixteen boundaries and a six, passing 600 runs for the season in the process. Graeme Sneddon made 33, James Ormerod 16 and Stuart Crabtree 12 but the huge task proved too great for the Accrington batsmen. Accrington's defeat leaves Haslingden 24 points clear of Todmorden who are now in second place.