Sad News – Peter Scaife Obituary

Lowerhouse CC are saddened to announce the passing of former player Peter Scaife. Peter joined the club at the beginning of the 70s when his work as a pub landlord brought he and wife Maureen to the area from Manchester.Peter quickly threw his lot in with the club and players officials and supporters enjoyed much conviviality at Peter and Maureen’s hostelries over the years. My own abiding memory is as scorer,  going back to the Bridge pub, aged 13 after the Worsley Cup Semi final at Nelson in 1972. Although the side had lost, much enjoyment was had. Peter was a second eleven keeper and belligerent batsman who often had umpires diving for cover with his neck high straight drives. He was a larger than life character in the team and the mickey taking was hilarious. There was however no hiding place for a 13 year old cheeky kid. The punishment meted out by Peter and the late Alan Suthers was to be zipped up in the team kit bag and then roughed up until an apology for being cheeky was elicited. It was certainly character building.Peter latterly attended games, particularly to watch grandsons Harry and Thomas Halstead. He will be sorely missed especially by those of us who had the pleasure to be in his company on and off the pitch Peter is survived by wife Maureen, sons Paul and Mark and daughter Claire and we extend our deepest sympathy to all the family.