Church beat Hyndburn rivals Accrington in the first round of the LCB Lancashire Cup this afternoon as the sun shone down on Good Friday.

Lancashire League champions Accrington batted first and posted 179-8 at West End with new professional Ockert Erasmus marking his debut with a half-century.

But that wasn’t enough as Church eased home by eight wickets with Levi Wolfenden making 92 to book their place in round two against either Vernon Carus or Walsden.