Monthly Archive: October 2016

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

1951: A trip down Lowerhouse Lane

England in 1951 saw the end of the road for the post-war Labour government. Although the N.H.S. was created, it wasn’t an easy time to govern a near-bankrupt nation trying to recover from the war-time devastation....

1949: A trip down Lowerhouse Lane

Although in 1949, the Second World War had been over for 4 years, its aftermath still dominated the international scene. N.A.T.O. was created in this year and Germany was officially split between East and West. It would remain...

A news update from Stan

LOWERHOUSE CC NEWS SPONSORED BY H.RIGG PROPERTIES Thanks To long time and die – hard club stalwart Dave Ashworth for the 50 fence post caps he made and fixed to the wooden decking afront the changing...

Lancashire Cup KO Draw Details

The draw of the 2017 LCB Knock Out Cup supported by LWC Drinks Ltd took place yesterday evening (Monday 11th October) at Emirates Old Trafford. This is the Primary ‘Club’ Knock Out Competition in Lancashire with...

Tickets and further bonfire details

BURNLEY’S BEST BONFIRE IS BACK! BONFIRE AND FIREWORKS DISPLAY– SATURDAY 5th NOVEMBER 2016 Gates open at 5.15pm Bonfire lighting at 6.30pm Professional Firework Display at 7.30pm ADULTS £2 • CHILDREN £1 – FAMILY TICKET (2 adults & 2...

Burnleys Biggest Bonfire: Ticket Information

​ BURNLEY’S BEST BONFIRE IS BACK! BONFIRE AND FIREWORKS DISPLAY– SATURDAY 5th NOVEMBER 2016 Gates open at 5.15pm Bonfire lighting at 6.30pm Professional Firework Display at 7.30pm ADULTS £2 • CHILDREN £1 – FAMILY TICKET (2 adults &...

My other favourite season..

Having stated that 2005 was my favourite season watching the ‘House, I have to get another entry in by calling 1991 an interesting and eventful season. Lowerhouse had ended the 1990 season in eleventh. This was...