Accrington Cricket Club

Rawtenstall v Accrington
Sunday June 6th 2021

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  Score Score
Rawtenstall 184 Accrington 246-8
Scorecard Table
Accrington (12pts) beat Rawtenstall (2pts) by 62 runs


Ton For Crabbers
Ton for Crabbers
©Nigel Stockley

Stuart Crabtree hit his maiden Lancashire League century in Accrington's 62 run win at Rawtenstall. Crabtree hit a dozen fours and three sixes in making 105 from 131 balls in Accrington's 246-8. Crabtree and Matt Wilson put on 63 for the 1st wicket before Wilson was trapped in front by Imran Abid for 23, including his 5,000 Lancashire League run for the club. Professional Lasith Lakshan (16) was very much the junior partner in 2nd wicket stand of 64 with Crabtree before being run out. Toby Bulcock (20) added 47 with Crabtree for the 3rd wicket before being caught behind by Jack Hallows off professional Saliya Saman. Crabtree departed at 191, caught by Hallows off Ishaq Hussain. Skipper Graeme Sneddon (22) helped Tom Walker take the score to 225 before falling to the Hallows-Hussain combination. Jon Hayhurst (4) fell in the same manner with Rawtenstall's veteran skipper Keith Roscoe snapping up Jimmy Hayhurst (1) at 239 and Walker (26) at 243. Hussain picked up 3-65 for Rawtenstall. Walker removed Cameron Holder (8) and Rizwan Shafiq (0) in successive balls with the score on 20. Lakshan picked up Matt Kershaw (29) at 46 and Jimmy Hayhurst had Gareth Jones (1) caught by Bulcock one run later. Lakshan then trapped Abid in front without scoring to reduce Rawtenstall to 48-5. The Sri Lankan had Peter Killelea caught by Crabtree for 24 with 83 on the board. Rohid Ashraf (8) followed at 94 to give Lakshan (4-41) his fourth and final wicket. Bulcock struck at 101 to remove Hussain (1) to have Rawtenstall teetering on 101-8. The home side were far from finished as Saman and Hallows put on put on a club record stand of 82 for the 9th wicket. Bulcock ended the stand by dismissing the home professional for 95, including ten fours and four sixes. Walker (3-46) returned to polish off the innings by cleaning up Roscoe without scoring leaving Hallows unbeaten on 7 made from 45 balls. The win was Accrington's second in the league and third in a row in all competitions.