Accrington Cricket Club

Accrington v Rishton
Sunday August 23rd 2020

JW Lees Lancashire League President's Cup
  Score Score
Accrington 104-9 Rishton 105-9
Scorecard   Table
Rishton (6pts) beat Accrington (0pts) by 1 wicket


Alice and Jon
Accrington openers Alice and Jon go out to bat
©Nigel Stockley

Nineteen year-old Alice Clarke became the first woman to play in the first team in a Lancashire League related match when she made her debut in Accrington's President's Cup match against Rishton at The Property Shop Arena. Alice opened the batting, making 10 and then she kept wicket picking up one catch to dismiss Luke Eddleston (4) off Tom Walker. The match turned out to be a thriller with the visitors edging home by just 1 wicket chasing Accrington's 104-9. Jimmy Hayhurst top scored with an unbeaten 27 from 22 balls in Accrington's 104-9 in a rain reduced 30 overs a-side contest. Openers Jon Hayhurst and Alice Clarke put on 35 before Hayhurst was caught by Mark Leathert off Euan Clark for 10. Three runs later Clarke also fell for 10, made from 43 balls, caught by Leathert off Andrew Hickey. Shaun Hutchinson cleaned up Tom Walker without scoring one run later. Skipper Graeme Sneddon (2) also fell to Hutchinson at 41. Andy Greenwood was next to go well stumped by Danny Curran off Hickey for 2 without addition. Luke Eddleston had Riley Armstrong caught by skipper Brad Boddie for 6 at 60. Two runs later Danny Armstrong (2) was run out going for a third run. Ten runs later Raheem Kasser was bowled by Eddleston for 14. Ben Makin made 8 before chipping Boddie to Clark who took a good catch at long off. Makin hit back by dismissing both Rishton openers Brad Juliff (5) and Richie Fox (8) in a fine opening spell. Boddie and Leathert put on 47 before both fell to Danny Armstrong for 20. Jack Hilton (5) and Curran (1) were both cleaned up by Armstrong (4-15) with Jimmy Hayhurst removing Hickey at 92 and Hutchinson (12) at 103. The last pair Matthew Bradley and Clark then took Rishton to victory in the 25th over.