Accrington Cricket Club

Accrington v Colne
Sunday May 4th 2014

Fosters Lancashire League
Sunday May 4th Score Score
Accrington 143-6 Colne 140
Scorecard Table
Accrington (12pts) beat Colne (2pts) by 4 wickets

Accrington 2014
Accrington 2014
©Nigel Stockley

Lancashire League champions Accrington moved up to second place after a 4 wicket win over Colne at Thorneyholme Road. Professional Ockert Erasmus hit an unbeaten 57 to take Accrington to victory after Colne had slipped from 98-1 to 140 all out. Bryn Hargreaves took a career best 4-3, including 3 wickets in 4 balls to polish the tail off without addition as the last 7 wickets fell for just 11 runs. Billy Jamil top scored with a league best 46, including five fours from 75 balls. He added 67 with professional Ali Azmat (31) who was caught on the edge by Hargreaves off Simon Hanson (3-32). Jacob Clarke had opener Joel Duerden (4) stumped off a wide at 31 but apart from Ammad Akram's 14, the rest of the batting was just blown away. Azmat removed openers Hanson (9) and Graeme Sneddon (22) but a 5th wicket stand of 52 between Erasmus and Sam Excell turned the game Accrington's way. Excell hit two fours and a six in making 26 from 53 balls before being run out but Erasmus saw Accrington safely home finishing unbeaten on 57 from 90 balls with five fours and a six.