Accrington Cricket Club

Lowerhouse v Accrington
Saturday July 8th 2017

Fosters Lancashire League
  Score Score
Lowerhouse 252-5 Accrington 177
Scorecard Table
Lowerhouse (12pts) beat Accrington (0pts) by 75 runs


Six for Graeme
Graeme brings up his half century with a six off Ockie
©Nigel Stockley

Lowerhouse beat Accrington by 75 runs at The Brooks Foundation Ground. Former Accrington professional Ockert Erasmus top scored with 62 against his former club in Lowerhouse's 252-5. Erasmus hit six fours and a six. Skipper Ben Heap put on 95 for the 2nd wicket with former skipper Charlie Cottam after the loss of Dean Barlow (1) at 3. Heap hit four fours and two sixes in making 55, passing 500 runs for the season, and Cottam made 43. Joe Hawke then plundered 45 with Chris Bleazard also chipping in with an unbeaten 15 at the end of the innings. All five Accrington bowlers took a wicket each. Openers Graeme Sneddon and professional Michael Erlank put on 74 before Erlank was stumped by Joe Martin off his opposite number Erasmus for 30. Sneddon went on to made a fine 80 from 95 balls with six fours and two sixes. Keiren Grimshaw made 24 and skipper Simon Hanson 14 but Accrington collapsed from 159-3 to 177 all out with Heap rounding off a fine all round day by taking a career best 5-28. Paddy Martin also took 3-40 and Joe Martin claimed four victims behind the wickets.