Accrington Cricket Club

Nelson v Accrington
Sunday April 16th 2023

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  Score Score
Nelson 121 Accrington 132
Accrington (12pts) beat Nelson (6pts) by 11 runs

The closest match of the day was at Seedhill where Accrington beat Nelson by 11 runs. Nelson skipper Khurram Nazir took 5-42 and professional Usman Tariq picked up 3-23 to bowl Accrington out for 132. Veteran wicketkeeper Michael Bradley picked up two victims, including the final stumping of Mohammed Tayyib off the penultimate ball to secure two bowling points for Nelson. For Accrington, professional Jacob Clarke and skipper both made 21, Kian Farnworth hit 17, Andy Greenwood 14 and Ali Hasham 11. Nelson openers Tariq and Ashir Imdad put on a swift 52 before the amateur was caught behind by Ric Williams off Jimmy Hayhurst for 40. Two runs later Tariq (0) gave a return catch to his opposite number Clarke. The Accrington professional accounted for Neil Thompson (9), Mo Basat (6) and Nazir (2). Lewis Bradley (3) fell to Farnworth with Ben Gorton cleaning up Ershad Miakhil (9). Siraj Hussain joined the attack removing Matt Pettinger (10) at 107 and Michael Bradley (5) at 110 but the last pair of Chris Brooker-Carey (7 not out) and Zeeshan Ashraf (2) held on to add 11 before Hussain (3-9) struck for a third time trapping Ashraf in front to secure the points for Accrington.