ACCRINGTON Cricket Club won their first trophy in 22 years, seeing off Todmorden in the Worsley Cup final.

 Professional Roy Silva hit a stunning knock of 111 to guide his side to victory in front of a crowd of more than 1000 at Centre Vale on Sunday.

Former England batsman Graham Lloyd notched 59 while 17-year-old Toby Bulcock smashed 39 from 22 balls and then took four wickets as Accrington's total of 291 was 104 too much for Todmorden.

"We want to enjoy this moment and then try and win the league," said skipper David Ormerod with Accrington 21 points clear at the top of the Lancashire League.

"It is great for the club and I am not letting go of this trophy!"

"It means a lot to me," said Lloyd, who has won an array of honours in his glittering career. "I think we deserved it on the day. it has been a long time and the fans were great. It is superb for Accrington."

Bowler Damian Clarke, who took the last wicket and was winning a trophy for the first time in his 20-year cricket career, said "At last! I am really enjoying this day. I will be putting his medal in a safe!"

For pictures and full report see Friday's Accrington Observer


Highlights of the Worsley Cup final and interviews with Accrington CC players can been seen by clicking on the video window


TROUBLE briefly flared in the stands at Todmorden during the match. Police were called to the ground in the aftermath of the incident, but not arrests were made - see footage of the trouble by clicking on the link on the video window.