Accrington Cricket Club

Accrington v Church
Sunday July 20th 2014

Fosters Lancashire League
Sunday July 20th Score Score
Accrington 174-9 Church 176-0
Scorecard Table
Church (10pts) beat Accrington (0pts) by 10 wickets

Accrington 2014
Accrington 2014
©Nigel Stockley

New 2020 kings Church cantered to a 10 wicket win at Accrington. The victory was Church's fourth of the season and fifth in succession over Accrington in all competitions. Lloyd Aspin (4-48) had the home side in early difficulties by sending back openers Ramiz Hussain (0) and Sam Excell (1) to have Accrington on 2-2. Andrew Bentley (2-31) accounted for stand-in skipper Simon Hanson (9) at 19 but a 4th wicket stand of 36 halted the procession with Bryan Hargreaves making 23 of the runs. Professional Ockert Erasmus top scored with 66, including six fours from 116 balls, adding 50 for the 5th wicket with Ali Hasham (24). An unbroken last wicket stand of 21 between Matt Wilson (23 not out) and Jimmy Hayhurst (6 not out) lifted the total to 174-9. Church professional Usman Tariq took 3-38. Tariq and Levi Wolfenden then knocked off the runs in symmetrical fashion, both men hitting unbeaten 81s from 104 balls and passing 500 runs for the season. Wolfenden broke the sequence by hitting two more boundaries than his partner who hit six fours and two sixes as Church romped home in the 37th over to overtake their derby rivals and move up to fifth place. Accrington drop two places to eighth.