Accrington Cricket Club

Haslingden v Accrington
Sunday July 11th 2010

Thwaites Original Lancashire League
Sunday 11th July      




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Haslingden (12pts) beat Accrington (0pts) by 292 runs

Carbbers is cleaned up
Crabbers is bowled without offering a stroke
©Nigel Stockley
Lancashire League champions Accrington were totally humiliated by title chasing Haslingden at Bentgate. Facing Haslingden's 340-7, Accrington were flattened for just 48 to fall to the biggest defeat in the Lancashire League's history. Haslingden skipper Graham Knowles led his troops to a season's highest score by smashing the season's highest individual innings of 162. Batting for the first time in five weeks after a finger injury, Knowles cut, pulled, drove and deflected seventeen boundaries and three sixes from 138 balls. He put on 140 for the 1st wicket with Mohsin Imtiaz, who made 54, his second half century in succession. Imtiaz hit two fours and a six from 88 balls before falling to Paul Carroll. The pair kept the board ticking over with quick singles in between putting the bad balls away on a flat wicket. Steve Dearden lasted just 3 balls before holing out to Damian Clarke off sub professional Michael Price. Haslingden paid man Phil Hayes was straight into the groove as he added 105 for the 3rd wicket with his skipper. He hit three fours and four sixes before holing out to Graeme Sneddon off Clarke for 49. John Pemberton made 11 and then Lee Ingham smashed 39 from just 21 balls with two fours and three sixes. Knowles was finally dismissed at 317 after a superb display of batsmanship. Clarke picked up 2 more wickets at the end courtesy of stumpings by Matt Wilson to finish with 4-87. Openers Simon Hanson and Price put on 15 before the amateur was clean bowled by Dearden for 9. Price followed when he was caught behind by Joey Marcroft off Jack Sudworth also for 9 as the ball suddenly began to move and fizz off the previously docile wicket. Dearden cleaned up the disappointing Sneddon (6), Stuart Crabtree (4) and Graham Lloyd, who tamely chipped the seamer to Sudworth at mid wicket for his first duck since returning to the club. The impressive Sudworth cleaned up Mitch Taylor (1) and Wilson (9) to finish with 3-22. Dearden accounted for Carroll (2) and skipper David Ormerod in successive balls and it became three in three balls when Jake Neary's first ball cleaned up Jimmy Hayhurst for 1 to end another pathetic batting display by last season's champions. Dearden finished with 6-25 as the innings lasted just 15.1 overs as Haslingden triumphed by a record 292 runs.