Accrington Cricket Club

Haslingden v Accrington
Saturday August 23rd 2014

Fosters Lancashire League
Saturday August 23rd Score Score
Haslingden 171 Accrington 215-8
Scorecard Table
Accrington (12pts) beat Haslingden (1pt) by 44 runs

Accrington 2014
Accrington 2014
©Nigel Stockley

Accrington and Haslingden swapped places in the league table after the visitors 44 run win at Bentgate. Opener Sam Excell top scored with 57 from 84 balls, including eight fours in Accrington's 215-8. Excell added 73 with Simon Hanson (19) after the loss of Ramiz Hussain (8) at 23. Professional Ockert Erasmus made 31, skipper Stuart Crabtree 34 and Graeme Sneddon 24 with Haslingden professional Brenton Parchment taking 5-54 to pass 50 wickets for the season. There were also 33 extras. Parchment (38) and Graham Knowles (23) put on 54 for the 1st wicket and at 98-1, Haslingden were looking good. Erasmus had other ideas though taking 5-61 with good support from Jimmy Hayhurst who took 3-32 and Hanson (2-41) to bowl Haslingden out for 171. Jordan Shannon made a career best 32 from 25 balls with three sixes and a four to earn Haslingden a batting point after the home side had slumped to 128-7. Skipper Phill Hayes passed 500 runs for the season in his innings of 11. Accrington move up to 4th place.