Accrington Cricket Club

Accrington 153-7, Colne 149-9
Sunday April 25th 1976

Accrington 1976
Accrington 1st XI 1976
©Garth Dawson

League champions Accrington began the season with a 3 wicket win over Colne at Thorneyholme Road. Professional Alan Worsick (3-49) and Tony Gallagher (3-38) took 3 wickets apiece as the champions restricted Colne to 149-9. Professional Afzal Ahmed top scored with 47 and Peter Lane hit 36 for the visitors. Geoff Hayhurst laid the foundations of Accrington's victory with a well constructed 55. Ahmed took 6-60 to make life uncomfortable for the home side. John Swanney hit 36 but it took a late stand between skipper Ian Birtwistle (21 not out) and Gallagher (24 not out) to see the champions past the winning post.


If you have any memories of 1976 please email Nigel Stockley