Accrington Cricket Club

Accrington v Todmorden
Saturday May 2nd 2009

Thwaites Original Lancashire League
Saturday May 2nd Score Score
Accrington 113-9 Todmorden 114-8
Todmorden (10pts) beat Accrington (4pts) by 2 wickets

Todmorden left Thorneyholme Road victorious again after handing double winners Accrington their second defeat in a week after their Colne Trophy win last Saturday. This time the visitors won by 2 wickets in a low scoring match. The home side made just 113-9 from their 50 overs with 62 year-old David Lloyd top scoring with 28 from 63 balls with two fours and two sixes before departing to a catch on the boundary. Lloyd senior added 31 for the 7th wicket with Simon Hanson after Steve Barker had struck early to have the home side reeling. Barker finished with 5-38 and his unbeaten 16 was also instrumental in Todmorden's victory after a dire struggle. Graham Lloyd (22), Graeme Sneddon (16) and Stuart Crabtree (15) all made double figures but Barker and sub professional Pervez Aziz (4-18 from 17 overs) bowled superbly. Nick Barker top scored with 29 in Todmorden's reply with Accrington skipper David Ormerod giving nothing away in conceding 31 from 24 overs in picking up 4 wickets. At 80-7, Accrington were in with a chance but Steve Barker and Danny Brown (16) knuckled down to add 29 priceless runs for the 8th wicket to give Todmorden victory with 2 wickets and 16 balls remaining.