1st XI 2010 Results And Stats

2nd XI 2010 Results & Stats





First of all I apoligise for being slack at not updating the website for a while, hopefully over the xmas holidays I will be able to get all results and averages put online.

Merry Crimbo from Danny


After a good 2009 with the 1st XI securing a place in the Frank Platt Championship we were hoping for a consolidationary season, this was achieved thru solid performances from all but especially opening bowlers Mirza Mobeen and Wasim Khalliq who between them took 109 wickets. On the batting side Atif Kamran was the stand out performer with 647 runs but note to Dave Swan who managed 582 dispite only managing 74 form his first 8 innings.

Inconsistancy is the keyword to describe the 2nd XI's season, the loss of Naveed Shazad to the 1st XI was a blow as the bearded batter was averaging 42.5 from his 10 games. Chris "Jock" Madden was on form along with partner in crime Chris Marsden but the latter did tail off towards the end of the season. Antony Langton just missed out on the league bowling prize with his 31 wickets at 11.32.




Victory for both A.C.C sides

A 100 plus opening stand between Atif Kamran (60) & Dave Swan (53) put the 1st XI on the road to a comfortable victory over fellow strugglers Meltham as they knocked off the visitors 150-9 with the loss of only 3 wickets.

The 2nd XI's surge up the table continued with a confident win at Linthwaite. The home side managed 198-8 but this wasn't enough as Jock Madden past 200 runs for the season with an Almondbury best of 55 before Nad Latif powered 89 not out off of just 86 balls with the help of runner Chris Marsden.


2nd XI Success as The Beards Form Continues

Naveed Shazad's good summer continues with a fine 69 as the 2nd XI set a target of 200 which Shelley never got near as they were dismissed for 141.

Whilst the 1st XI were spank by nearly 200 runs as they were all out for 98 chasing well over 300.


The Beard Brings Victory!!

Naveed "Brian Beard" Shazad starred with 55 not out as the 2nd XI chased down 171 away at Rastrick. A solid fielding performance & quality opening partnership including form man Chris Marsden's 49 lead to a creditable victory.

Meanwhile back at ACC the 1st XI were involved in a quick game as they only manged 97 runs against bottom of the table Micklehurst but the visitors did lose 8 wickets on their way to a 2nd win this season.


The Slump Continues

Another defeat for both sides this weekend & again against Hall Bower, whom we seem to be playing a lot this year. A close fought game for the 1st XI as Atif Kamran's 93 & Mirza Mobeen's 6 for 58 stood out. Chasing 256, Kamran's effort wasn't supported well until John Addy 30 not out and a quick bash from Martin Sykes 45 still left the 1st XI 3 runs short.

Only Antony Langton (51) & Wasim Latif (37) came out of the 2nds defeat to Hall Bower with any credit.

Monday Blues for 1st XI but Happy Mondays for 2nd XI

Mirza Mobeen bashed 53 to help the 1st XI to 143 but Kexborough strolled to victory only losing 1 wicket.

A 112 run opening partnership by Jock Madden (46) & Chris Marsden (53) put the 2nd XI on the road to victory. Paddock managed to get 189-8 with Roy Joseph 4-33 & Chris Marsden 3-38 the main wickettakers.


Bowl Out.....& We are out!

As the new cup competition got under way so did the first of the summer rain resulting in both sides losing on a bowl out.

Revenge is Sweet...

When the top order failed again for the 1st XI, Clayton West must have thought that a repeat of the 53 All out cup humiliation was on the cards but this time character was shown and 165 was set for the visitors.

Paceman Mirza Mobeen was fired up & knocked of helmets as he took 5 for 34. Wasim Khalliq also got in on the act as his 4 for 51 help skittle Clayton West for 90.

Meanwhile in the baking heat at Clayton West 2nd XI skipper Jock Madden had a brainwave & decided to field!!! 256 runs later it was clear this was a mistake. Almondbury old boy Dale Baxter help himself to 100 (99 until a recount) as the fielders stuggled in the heat.

But the 2nd XI did make a game of it with Naveed "Brian Beard" Shahzad 85 and Mark Earnshaw 61 they seem to be cruising before collapsing to 227 all out.


2nd XI Success at last...

The first points of the season were awarded to the 2nd XI after a good all round team performance. Under the guidence of Christopher "Jock" Madden & Roy Joseph the whole vibe and atmosphere was a dramatic turnaround from the previous weeks game. Danny Russell starred with 4/32 & was well backed up by all the other bowlers including debutant Fida Hussain limiting Shelley to 117 all out. Opener Jock Madden put on 61 with stand in opener Chris Marsden, before Naveed Shazad & Mohammad Sarfaraz completed a 8 wicket victory.

The Season Starts Here

Captian Dermot Lucid (55) & Atif Kamran (50) were the mainstay of the 190/7 along with a Mirza Mobeen cameo (25). A great all round fielding performance, encapsulated by the return from Golcar of the always busy wicketkeeper Simon Walker and another 4 wickets for Wasim Khalliq. Saw the 1st XI experience victory for the first time in 2010.

With Mark Earnshaw & John Addy returning to the 2nds, better things were expected but 100 all out was never going to be enough. The struggle continues....


1st teamers Dave Swan & Dermot Lucid played in 2 games this weekend!!

After being skittled for 53 all out at Clayton West the 2 1st XI regulars helped out the 2nd XI who only had 9 men but this still wasn't enough as Hall Bower beat Almondbury for the second time in 3 weeks. Veteran Roy Joseph was the only performer with a best for ACC of 54.

A DRAW!!!!!!!

An incredible game at Meltham where a last over maiden sealed 2 points for the 1st XI. Earlier Wasim Khalliq continued his good start to the season with 51 followed by 3/40. A Mirza Mobeen full delivery sparked controversy when Meltham's influential Darren Hinchcliffe was struck on the lower arm region after a short break Hinchcliffe battled on, later to discover a broken bone will shorten his 2010 season.

Whilst back at Fernside Avenue the 2nd XI struggle continued, this time losing to Linthwaite with Chris Marsden sidelined with Gout, Naveed Shazad took his place in the batting line and dispite not having a net since 2009 stroked a impressive 68.


Wasim Khalliq's 6/47 was not enough as Hall Bower's 189 proved too much as Dermot Lucid's 1st XI as they were dismissed for 173, while the 2nd XI also struggled being bowled out for just 87 while chasing an impressive 237 only Wasim Latif 38 & Danny Russell 4/49 performed.


With the 2010 season fast approaching its that time of year to don the overalls and get out the paint brushes. This year we have signed up for ECBs NATWEST CRICKETFORCE.

On the weekend of March 27th & 28th volunteers are required to help with painting, cleaning, fixing etc. To improve the overall look of our facilities.
Do as much or as little as you can, every bit helps. Gates will be opening at 930am.
One of our major projects has already been installed, our new electronic scoreboard was erected in the close season. Many thanks goes to Steve Harrison & family who along with Graham Lyons pulled out the old and brought a modern touch to Fernside Avenue. Unfortunatley its not all good news. The mainstay behind the scoreboard project George Harrison past away shortly after the work was completed.