Accrington Cricket Club

Accrington v Church
Worsley Cup Semi Final

Saturday June 30th 2012

Fosters Worsley Cup Semi Final
Saturday June 30th Score Score
Accrington 104-2 (23.3) Church DNB
Match abandoned to be replayed Saturday August 4th

Covers come on
The covers come on
©Nigel Stockley

For the first time in the 92 year history of the competition a Worsley Cup match will be replayed due to the weather. Accrington's semi final against Church will be replayed on Saturday August 4th after the match was halted with Accrington on 104-2 off 23.3 overs. The League Executive had resolved that if less than 25 overs were played, the semi finals would start again from scratch.

Graham Lloyd and Andy Greenwood opened the innings for Accrington against Lloyd Aspin. An eventful first over saw 14 runs scored. The first ball was a no ball driven to the backward point boundary by Lloyd. After an over from Andy Bentley, Church professional Saaed Anwar joined the attack in a bid to stem the flow of runs. The first rain break came after 8 overs with 39 on the board. Lloyd and Greenwood put on 50, the home sides best opening stand of the season when Greenwood saw stumped by Sam Tucker off a Bentley wide for 17. After 10 overs Accrington were 52-1. New batsman Aijaz Shah made 8 when he fell in exactly the same manner as Greenwood with the score on 60. Accrington professional Ashar Zaidi joined Lloyd and with the score on 72-2 the heavens opened again. After a half hour delay play resumed and the two players had taken the score to 104 when another shower forced the players off and an early tea was taken.

The 2nds Junior Cup match at Enfield was called off with Accrington on 81-4 and will now continue at night beginning on Monday.