1982: Cricket row “worst ever” versus Todmorden
An interesting piece to add to the History Books sees a write up in the Burnley Express about a game versus Todmorden. Over appealing and negative bowling contributed to some Lowerhouse fans getting rowdy and some Todmorden players and officials leaving scared for their safety… I wasn’t born, so not guilty!
Neville Sutcliffe from Todmorden commented:
I was there that day, I remember it was a bit of an iffy pitch and Rod kept bowling short stuff. Radio lancs had to stop broadcasting, locals were rocking the van as TCC secretary Bob Brierley was being interviewed. ?
As did Stuart Priestly:
Played in that game as a young 15 year old !!! Good introduction to league cricket. Can’t remember the crowd being that aggressive and yes some of my team mates revelled in the atmosphere!
The radio broadcast was “And as we speak the Lowerhouse supporters are rocking the van” in the background over the radio you could hear “Number 9, come out you b******”