3 Club Legends Retire…

3 of Lowerhouse stalwarts have decided over the winter its time to hang up their boots and retire from playing cricket. Each in their own right have added some serious contribution to the club on and off the field and we would like to put thanks on record to all three of them.

Matt Hope

The man that can always say he was the first captain to bring home First Eleven Silverware, winning the Worsley Cup in that historical 2004 final. Matt needs no sign off on his contribution, especially with taking the Second Eleven captaincy over the last few years – he has helped develop the team of youngsters and assisted the pathway to First Team cricket. Matt has played for the club in Senior cricket since 1990, scoring 2651 Lancashire League runs and taking 347 First Team wickets, sitting pretty as Lowerhouses’ 7th all time wicket taker. Thank you Matt – I’m sure Stella Corner will be a little busier next season.

Phil Haggerty

Haggers has been a stalwart of the Second Eleven playing Senior cricket for Lowerhouse since 2001. Playing 15 games for the First Team, he has been part of many a strong second eleven side. Although stats are limited in the Second Eleven history, we can see that Phil has scored over 7000 runs in Second Eleven cricket which is no mean feat, including 38 half centuries and a 2 tons. He tells a great tale of when he once faced James Anderson – listen to his career told by himself on our podcast here. Thank you Haggers!

Jonathan Finch

Finchy came to Lowerhouse from Nelson in 2002 and is self admittedly one of Lowerhouses’ worst ever First Team Captains (only joking Finchy). He scored 4980 First Team runs including 3 tons and 20 half centuries. He sits 4th on the all time wicket takers league with 402 wickets. Jon has been a pivotal part in most of the clubs recent success and has taken his career to the next level with his work with the ECB. Thank you Finchy.

Matt Hope Lancashire League Profile

Phil Haggerty Lancashire League Profile

Jon Finch Lancashire League Profile

I’m sure we’ll see all three just as much, if not more round the club as they stop playing.


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