CricHQ for Lowerhouse in 2017: What is it?

The Lancashire League for the 2017 season (and onward) have invested in the CricHQ platform for all league and cup games.

What is CricHQ?

CricHQ manages most aspects of the club and league cricket online, unfortunately for the traditionalists the good old score book is dying out and systems like CricHQ are beginning to become the culprits..

Each teams scorers will now be able to score from their phone, tablet or laptop. This will automatically filter onto the club’s website in live time and in turn update social media for those who can’t make it and follow the games, on Twitter and Facebook. (Saving Frank’s, Adams and Stannys’ fingertips and battery life tweeting every 20 seconds).

This is in place for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd teams. This will also build scores for the whole league on the site, so as a game day goes on you’ll be able to see updates from other teams, whilst sat watching your own team on your phone and hopefully we will be able to stream the scores from around the league in our bar for supporters.

This is a big step for the Lancashire League, some leagues are already using it and it is massive in New Zealand and Australia. (They’ve even launched video replays over there…) More features will be launched over time

You can check out CricHQ if you are on our website, using the menu to the left of you can download the app on iPhone or Android and follow the club by searching for the name.

There’s nothing better than watching the cricket in person down at the club, but this will enhance the experience to see other scores, see love averages and form guides and if you are unfortunate enough to go on holiday in the season, follow with a cold beer on the beach. (Or for our supporters overseas in Prague, USA or South Africa to name a few)

Any further questions, get in contact or on WhatsApp 07568590822


LCB Junior Knockout Draw

The Draw for the 2017 LCB Junior Competitions (U11/ U13/ U15) have been released

Under 11’s Home v Great Harwood

Full Draw:

U13’s Home v Earby 

Full Draw:

U15’s Away v Haslingden

Full Draw:

AGM Details & New Year’s Draw

Lowerhouse CC CIC Ltd held it’s 10th AGM last night incorporating Lowerhouse Village Ltd

A well attended meeting held in the club house last night heard reports from Directors regarding the Limited Company activities.These included details for financial year ended  30/9/16 plus current financial year to 31/1/17.

Special mention was made of Harry Brooks making additional funds available within the Harry Brooks Foundation which expanded our already extensive coaching into schools over the winter months,  and also allows the set up of the new APP Programme

Cricket Chairman Stan Heaton provided an overview of 2016 cricket activities, planned and future growth for coaching and an overview of the Lancashire league continued Expansion plans  & APP.

The club’s annual draw was held after the event – Secretary and promoter  Frank Entwistle confirmed another successful draw with in the region of £2000 raised which will be primarily allocated to additional coaching within the club.

Winners claims to Stan Heaton 07941439741

Tonights APP Session Cancelled

Tonights’ APP session at Spirit of Sport has unfortunately had to be cancelled due to a water leak.

Joe Martin will be contacting players/parents individually.

Stan’s Chairmans Column & Obituaries



The club were sorry to hear of the death of Paul Snape. Paul was friend of club and many involved with the club, as well as having done work for us. Son, Sam was a junior at the club. The club were represented at the funeral and we extend our deepest sympathy to all the family

Also passing on recently was Dorothy Ormerod. Dorothy was a familiar presence on the ground watching sons John and Bob play, with late husband Donald a team manager and committee man. Although a sad occasion it was nice to see John and Bob again.

Jean Wrigley

There will be a service at Greenbrook Methodists on Thursday March 30th at 2.30 pm to remember Jean who died a couple of months ago in Plymouth.

Farewell also to Vinny and Margaret Whittaker who emigrate to Spain this coming week.

Vinny has been a stalwart at the club, particularly since his return to the area, and his help with the machinery and on, and around the ground has been a godsend. We wish them well and hope they enjoy the sunshine as they follow the club on-line.

Junior Training and welcome to new arrivals

Has been extremely well attended and we are pleased to have been joined by District, LJL and former Burnley CC coach, Lawrie Johnstone. Welcome to the club Lawrie.

Youngest attendee at the nets is Jeff Wilkinson’s grandson, Cameron Smith.

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The juniors have undergone 5 weeks of open cricket and are now in the midst of 5 weeks of nets.


The bonfire has been reseeded but sadly now has the appearance of a small pond. Whilst this is somewhat deflating, it does seem to have met with the approval of a couple of Mallards, who are currently in residence in and around the various ponds.

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Annual raffle – drawn Wednesday

Many thanks to those who have returned tickets /monies and donated prizes already. The draw will take place after the AGM. Any outstanding returns can be posted through Frank’s, mine or the club door or handed in on the night. Raffle prizes can similarly be left.

February & March Lowerhouse Draw Winners

February Lowerhouse Draw winners 

£100 10 Paul Shufflebottom 

£60 174 Dennis Daley 

£50 22 Claire Halstead 

£30 14 Adele Stansfield 

£25 29 Keith Fairclough

£20 123 Darren Smith 

£15 17 Nick Hope

March winners 

£100 43 Steve Parrington 

£60 11 John Carroll 

£50 18 Roger Plested 

£30 136 John Waite 

£25 132 Simon Turner

£20 41 Ted Whittle 

£15 144 Adam Hope

Upcoming Gigs at the Club

  • Good Friday – Aspire – four piece rock n roll band from Burnley
  • Twenty20 Friday 02/06 – Spark Acoustic Duo – fantastic musicians formerly of The Jam Restart playing all time classics.
  • Twenty20 Friday 16/06 – Neon – debut at the club for this boy / girl duo playing music from the ultimate eighties and new wave including Blondie, Eurythmics, David Bowie, INXS & many more.
  • Twenty20 Friday 23/06 – Blackjacks Band – return for this four piece band playing a selection of tunes from the last thirty years including Pulp, Stereophonics, Coldplay & The Killers.