IT’S the final weekend of the cricket season with Accrington on course to do the double.
They take on main title rivals Rawtenstall tomorrow knowing a win will give them their first Lancashire League crown since 1975, to go alongside the Worsley Cup.
Captain David Ormerod, with his side 17 points clear at the top and only 24 points up for grabs, takes us through the stars of the Accrington team who could make history this weekend ...
PAUL CARROLL: He has enjoyed a cracking season although perhaps hasn’t got as many runs as he would have liked. But he has got key wickets and we love him to bits and want him to play next season.
TOBY BULCOCK: Makes a contribution all over the park. He can win matches with the bat, take wickets and I think he is the best fielder in the league with some brilliant catches. He is a livewire.
MATT WILSON: A star. If we do win the league, I will be most pleased for Matt and Damian Clarke. They have captained Accrington through the tough times and it would mean so much to them. Matt has two dodgy knees and has had a few injuries but he showed his dedication by batting with a dislocated finger and getting vital runs to make sure we won one game. Great character with some interesting nicknames.
GRAHAM SNEDDON: He has played a key role in various innings. I remember at Colne this season, he came in at around No seven and scored 50 which won us the game. Took some blinding catches too - real heart and soul of the dressing room.
JIMMY HAYHURST: I am impressed with the way he has bounced back from injury., He is predominantly a bowler but has had two stress factures of his back and missed a large part of the season. But he has worked hard to get his place back in the side and also wants to bat and is determined to put his injury behind him.
GRAHAM LLOYD : What can you say about him? He was a cricket legend before he came to Accrington but now he has got God-like status at the club. He comes with no airs and graces and is so relaxed he is horizontal. He has batted well and made a crucial contribution in most games. Great man and help to me as captain.
STUART CRABTREE: He has not been scoring runs of late but made a vital 40 in the Worsley Cup final which saw us through a tricky spell. He is fantastic in the field as well as he is quick and agile and has taken some superb catches.
ZAHIR AFZAL: Zed came into side mid-season and has had limited time bowling but still come up with crucial wickets. And he has impressed with the bat too - he made 19 against Rishton last Saturday which showed real nerve as it was match winning runs. I remember one game where he came in late with Graham Sneddon and they almost put on a record seventh wicket partnership to win another match.
DAMIAN CLARKE: An Accrington stalwart. His appearances have been limited this season and he has probably not bowled as often as he would have liked but still played a major part in our season. He batted at No 11 with me at Todmorden and we put on 30 runs which won us the game. A great team man.
SIMON HANSON: Simon was playing well but then went on holiday and lost his place to returning Jimmy Hayhurst. But he has been an integral part of our team and has played some vital innings. He has taken some quality catches - one I remember especially in the Worsley Cup final. A big part of our season.
ROY SILVA: "The smiling assassin from Sri Lanka". Everyone at the club loves him, he coaches the kids and they enjoy it and he is likeable - but also a very talented cricketer. Anyone who saw his innings at the Worsley Cup final could see his talent and what it means to him. He has also done the business with the ball too. I remember when we played Rawtenstall earlier this season and they had something like a 19 game unbeaten run. They were full of confidence and he just ripped through the order. Superb character.