Accrington Cricket Club

Darwen v Accrington
Sunday July 15th 2018

JW Lees Lancashire League
  Score Score
Darwen 198 Accrington 234-8
Scorecard Table
Accrington (12pts) beat Darwen (2pts) by 36 runs


Accrington 1st XI 2018
Accrington 1st XI 2018
©Nigel Stockley

Second surprise result of the day was at Birch Hall where Accrington beat title chasing Darwen for the first time in a Lancashire League match. Keiren Grimshaw hit 77 from 100 balls, including six fours and five sixes in Accrington's 234-8. Grimshaw put on 56 for the 3rd wicket with professional Janith Liyanage who made 47 from 64 balls. Grimshaw and Andrew Greenwood (31) put on 81 for the 5th wicket Jimmy Hayhurst (17 not out), Sam Bancroft (16) and Ramiz Hussain (12) added useful late runs with Dave Bowden taking 4-45 for Darwen. Accrington skipper Ross Brown proved to be the match winner, taking 6-63 to help bowl Darwen out for 198. Jimmy Hayhurst also took 3-35 with Darwen skipper Mark Friend making 44, professional Calvin Savage 41, John Painter 27 on his league debut, Bowden 24 and Reece Willets 18.