Accrington Cricket Club

Accrington 196-4, East Lancs 208-6
Martini Trophy Group 1
21st June

Accrington 1981
Accrington 1st XI 1981
©Stephen Blunt

Cup holders East Lancs progressed to the semi finals as group winners after beating Accrington by 12 runs at Thorneyholme Road in the third and final round of matches. Brian Ratcliffe made 82 and professional Mark O'Neill 69 with Accrington skipper Alan Richardson taking 4-26 in 5 overs. Graham Beech (60) and Geoff Hayhurst (78) put on 109 in 31 overs but Accrington finished 12 short with only 4 wickets down. Stead made 22 with John Seedle taking 2-42 for East Lancs. Scorecard

If you have any memories of 1981 please email Nigel Stockley