Accrington v East Lancashire
Lancashire Amateur Cricket Challenge Cup 1888 (Final)
VenueDill Hall Lane, Enfield on 18th, 20th August 1888 (1-day match)
Balls per over5
TossEast Lancashire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultAccrington won by 7 wickets
UmpiresG Baron (Darwen), G Chamberlain (Whalley)
Close of play day 1East Lancashire (2) 41/5

East Lancashire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*+R Dixonb Bank21      
F Duckworthc Braithwaite b Bank4      
JJ Whalleyc Heys b Hindle1      
J Smithc Hacking b Hindle1      
Inghamc Hindle b Bank7      
J Yatesc Heys b Bank0      
W Hamerc and b Bank0      
J Hindlec Hacking b Heys11      
R Bellc Hacking b Heys2      
J Southworthb Heys1      
JS Blandnot out1      
Total(all out, 34 overs)49
Fall of wickets:
1-13, 2-21, 3-23, 4-30, 5-30, 6-30, 7-43, 8-46, 9-47, 10-49 (34 ov)
Accrington bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hindle12   592--
Heys7   2233--
Bank15   5175--

Accrington first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RG Calvertst Dixon b Hindle4      
R Hornec Bland b Hindle0      
E Hackingb Bell1      
W Braithwaitec Duckworth b Bell6      
*C Hargreavesc Dixon b Bell26      
JJ Bankb Bell6      
J Hindleb Yates0      
+W Easthamb Bell2      
CF Critchleyb Bell3      
JL Heysnot out1      
T Parkerc and b Bell0      
Total(all out, 30.4 overs)49
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-5, 3-5, 4-21, 5-42, 6-43, 7-43, 8-46, 9-49, 10-49 (30.4 ov)
East Lancashire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hindle12   4202--
Yates3   071--

East Lancashire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*+R Dixonc Eastham b Heys9      
F Duckworthb Heys6      
JJ Whalleyc Eastham b Heys0      
J Smithc Hargreaves b Bank0      
Inghamrun out0      
J Yatesb Heys24      
W Hamerb Heys32      
J Hindlec Hacking b Heys0      
R Bellc Critchley b Heys2      
J Southworthnot out4      
JS Blandb Heys3      
Total(all out, 42.3 overs)85
Fall of wickets:
1-12, 2-12, 3-12, 4-15, 5-18, 6-70, 7-70, 8-77, 9-77, 10-85 (42.3 ov)
Accrington bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hindle4   170--
Bank10   1131--
Parker2   0170--
Hargreaves11   2190--

Accrington second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RG Calvertnot out39      
R Hornec Dixon b Smith12      
CF Critchleyb Bell12      
*C Hargreavesc Duckworth b Hamer14      
E Hackingnot out5      
W Braithwaitedid not bat      
JJ Bankdid not bat      
J Hindledid not bat      
+W Easthamdid not bat      
JL Heysdid not bat      
T Parkerdid not bat      
Total(3 wickets, 41.1 overs)87
Fall of wickets:
1-21, 2-39, 3-70
East Lancashire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bell14   2341--
Hindle12   4200--
Smith4   141--
Yates7   1160--

--> The match was scheduled for one day but extended to two.

East Lancashire lodged a protest alleging that Accrington had played 3 professionals. The protest was upheld and the match was ordered to be replayed. Accrington refused so East Lancashire were awarded the trophy.





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