Monthly Archive: October 2016

Back after a decade – THE JAM RESTART – Live at the Club

After a decade away, the amazing Jam Tribute band THE JAM RESTART have reformed for two comeback gigs, one of them being at Lowerhouse Cricket Club on Friday 2nd December 2016. Their first gig since reforming was last Friday at The Upermill Civic Hall in their hometown of Oldham and the...

1914 – Billy Cook took all 10 wickets!

Paul Kaye has been in touch after seeing our post of the 1932 team which included a photo of his Great Grandad – Billy Cook. Billy played as professional for both Burnley and Lowerhouse before settling as amateur for the House. The photo was only the second one Paul has...

1932 – First Team Photo

Another find by Anne Cochrane – the first team photo of 1932 with players such as St Hill and Helm Spencer as featured in many of our “The History Books” articles      

Photo Archive now up to date!

Our image archive now totals at 10,476 photos, yes over 10,000. We’ve been getting the site in order over the winter as accessibility to the photos is something that has been lacking on the site. It’s been hard to get them in a chronological order at such a size, but...

Tony Benneworth contact details

A notice from Stan – ex Pro and indeed Lowerhouse legend Tony Beneworth has been in touch. Anyone wishing to contact him is welcome to do so on benneworth1@bigpond.com.

1872: First Team Photo

Another cracking find from Anne Cochrane – the first team in 1872 (that’s 144 years ago!) – I’m sure this attire wouldn’t go a miss on match days these days…  

2017 Lowerhouse Senior Fixtures

All the fixtures have been added to our events page here. Lowerhouse begin the 125th Lancashire League Campaign on Easter Sunday 16th April 2017 with an away fixture at Rishton Champions Ramsbottom are assured of a ‘warm reception’ the following week as our first visitors Sunday 23rd April 2017. Derby...

2017 Worsley Cup Draw and Twenty20 Group Draw

Lowerhouse have drawn Rawtenstall in the Worlsey Cup 2017. The full draw is as follows: Preliminary Round Saturday 29th April Lowerhouse v Rawtenstall First Round Sunday 7th May Accrington v Burnley Bacup v Ramsbottom Church v Enfield Clitheroe v Darwen Haslingden v Colne Lowerhouse or Rawtenstall v East Lancs Nelson...

Our take on 1991 – Jez Hope & Stan Heaton

Paul Hargreaves writes fantastic articles for the club, in particular the 1991 season. As a player this was a strange season and felt, to me as a bit of a transition period. Alan Holden, Pankaj Tripathi, Roger Brom, Rusty, Tom Sullivan and more had all finished or were finishing. Trip...

Our take on 1991 – Jez Hope & Stan Heaton

Paul Hargreaves writes fantastic articles for the club, in particular the 1991 season. As a player this was a strange season and felt, to me as a bit of a transition period. Alan Holden, Pankaj Tripathi, Roger Brom, Rusty, Tom Sullivan and more had all finished or were finishing. Trip...

New Signing

Lowerhouse are delighted to sign, subject to league approval, Curtis Meehan from Padiham Cricket Club. Curtis played with current captain Ben Heap during his year at Padiham. Ben said “Curtis is a fantastic talent and in his last two seasons in the Ribblesdale League has taken over 70 wickets in...

The Original Lowerhouse Pavilion

For those who are unaware, where the clubhouse is currently located has not always been it’s permanent home. With a history of over 150 years, there are some things that get lost down the line. This was something that I’d been intrigued about and have never been able to find...

Burnleys Best Bonfire is back!

SATURDAY 5th NOVEMBER 2016 Sponsored by Gates open at 5.15pm – Bonfire lighting at 6.30pm – Professional Firework Display at 7.30pm ADULTS £2.50 • CHILDREN £1 – FAMILY TICKET (2 adults & 2 children) £5 Fairground rides – Music – Fully licensed bar – Hot food Tickets on Sale as follows:  (click...

Driveway Update from Stan

We managed to get the driveway done today. Many thanks to Bob, Vinny and Brian for their help. We may put some more down next week and need a Saturday morning team, but an appeal will go out if this is happening . Thanks to all who volunteered!

Catch up with the new skipper!

We announced a couple of weeks ago that Charlie would be standing down after over a decade stint as Lowerhouses most decorated and successful captain (in our 150 year history… let that sink in!). We thought we’d take the opportunity in the off season to catch up with the incoming...

Catch up with the new 2nd Team Skipper!

It’s all change at the House with the first and second eleven both getting new skippers! With Owen taking the reigns of the second team, we thought we’d have a chat with the relatively new Lowerhouser… Owen, for those who don’t know – where did you play cricket before Lowerhouse?...

1917 – William Whittaker – A Tribute

Lest we forget. There are many commemorations as we live through the centenary years of the Great War. At Lowerhouse C.C. we need to remember the loss of one of our very best amateur cricketers. William (Billy) Whittaker was killed in France in 1918. He was such a good player...

Stan's Weekly News

LOWERHOUSE CC NEWS SPONSORED BY H.RIGG PROPERTIES Thanks To Shelly Heap for her magnificent efforts in raising £1200 from the Fun Day. Along with very generous donations from Oddies and Motorpoint this will more than cover the cost of a defibrillator. Thanks to both those organisations and to all individual who helped on or...

Stan’s Weekly News

LOWERHOUSE CC NEWS SPONSORED BY H.RIGG PROPERTIES Thanks To Shelly Heap for her magnificent efforts in raising £1200 from the Fun Day. Along with very generous donations from Oddies and Motorpoint this will more than cover the cost of a defibrillator. Thanks to both those organisations and to all individual who helped on or...

1979: A trip down Lowerhouse Lane

Many of the important world events of 1979 centred on the always turbulent middle-east region. The Shah of Iran was ousted, and next door in Iraq, Saddam Hussein became the new ruler. The Soviets invaded Afghanistan in 1979 and on the domestic front Britain elected its first female Prime Minister....

1978: A trip down Lowerhouse Lane

In 1978 the Camp David Summit between Israel and Eygpt, with Jimmy Carter playing the honest broker, would lead to Nobel Peace prizes all round. It was a year when there were more technological breakthroughs. The first test-tube baby was born in ’78 and, in Japan, the Space Invaders game was...

1976: A trip down Lowerhouse Lane

It would be difficult to describe to some of our young players, like Jonny Whitehead and Joe Martin, who are used to rather ropey summers, how great and sustained the weather was in the long, hot summer of 1976. That year saw Concorde make its first commercial flight, although it failed...

1971: A trip down Lowerhouse Lane

In 1971 Idi Amin became a household name when he staged a political coup and became leader of Uganda. In this year East Pakistan became the independent state of Bangladesh. At home we were coming to terms with decimal currency. People’s understanding of the new-fangled money was usually in inverse...

1966: A trip down Lowerhouse Lane

In 1966 the Road Safety Act paved the way for the introduction of the breathalyser. The Soviets put the first satellite on the moon’s surface when Luna 9 touched down in this year. The main memory .though, from 1966 was the only time the country that invented football, won the...

1962: A trip down Lowerhouse Lane

Politically 1962 will be remembered most for the Cuban Missile Crisis. An increasingly confident Soviet Union, who had sent cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin into space the year before, were trying to flex their superpower muscles, by putting nuclear bombs on the island of staunch ally Cuba. The Americans blockaded Cuba and...

1953: A trip down Lowerhouse Lane

In 1953 the international news was dominated by the armistice in Korea and the death of a giant of twentieth century politics, Joseph Stalin. At home it was Coronation year and is remembered as a great sporting summer. Stanley Matthews got an F.A.Cup winners’ medal; Gordon Richards the veteran jockey...

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