Accrington Cricket Club

Accrington v Bacup
Sunday May 30th 2021

JW Lees Lancashire League
  Score Score
Accrington 157 Bacup 89
Scorecard Table
Accrington (12pts) beat Bacup (2pts) by 68 runs


Andy sweeps
Andy Greenwood Sweeps
©Nigel Stockley

The battle of winless clubs at The Property Shop Arena was won by Accrington who beat Bacup by 68 runs. Toby Bulcock top scored with 30 with Fin Testa taking a senior best 4-25 and Peter Fell 3-20 in Accrington's 157 all out. Opener Stuart Crabtree's brief spell at the crease ended when he chopped Testa on after making just a single. Testa trapped the other opener Matt Wilson (8) at 10. Professional Lasith Lakshan was next to go after adding 47 with Bulcock, caught by Bacup skipper Simon Newbitt off Ben Lord for 17. Six runs later Bulcock was trapped in front by Bacup professional Sachithra Serasinghe after having hit five fours in his innings of 30. Tom Walker (16) became Fell's first victim at 99 after adding 36 for the 5th wicket with skipper Graeme Sneddon. The home skipper was next to go when he was clean bowled by the left arm spin of Fell for 21 with the score on 127. Fell bowled Jonny Hayhurst (2) at 133 and Jake Sunderland picked up his only wicket of the day by bowling George Mills for 9 at 144. Andy Greenwood swept and cut his way to 28 before Testa returned to remove him at 154 and three runs later the medium pacer cleaned up Jimmy Hayhurst (3) leaving Matt Jones unbeaten on 2 on his Lancashire League debut. Opening the bowling, Lakshan had Matt Collinge caught by Walker for 2 with 10 on the board. Newbitt (10) and Serasinghe took the score to 32 when the visiting skipper gave Bulcock a return catch. Four runs later Bulcock had Matt O'Connor caught by Sneddon for 2. Walker entered the attack and sent back Aaron Fielding and Scott Thompson in successive balls both without scoring one run later. Walker then trapped Chris Gansler (1) in front at 42. Bulcock removed Serasinghe for 32 to leave Bacup in deep trouble on 60-7. Sunderland (9) and Lord (5) put on 22 before Sunderland was caught behind by Wilson to give Bulcock (4-32) his 4th wicket. Jimmy Hayhurst removed Testa without scoring and Lakshan returned to clean up Lord to bowl Bacup out for 89.