Category: History

House Sign De Swardt!

Lowerhouse are delighted to announce the signing of exciting South African all rounder Ruan De Swardt as professional for the 2023 JW Lees Lancashire League season. De Swardt, 24, is a left handed batsmen and right arm medium fast bowler who represents the Dolphins back home in South Africa. A...

1991: Optimism the keynote!

A great preview to the 1991 season with Jez Hope taking the helm of captain at 27. Interestingly the local bookies offered odds of 16/1 on Lowerhouses’ chances that year. Another great contribution from Paul Spencer

Liberty gets England call up!

Lowerhouses’ Liberty Heap has been called up to the England Women U19 squad for ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup 2023. Well done Liberty – we are over the moon for you! What an achievement.   It’s the first time the best U19 cricketers have come together from the women’s...

1901: J.S. Heap ‘A Forgotten Lowerhouse Star Emerges’

By Paul Hargreaves If I said to you that the best ever Lowerhouse cricketer with the surname ‘Heap’ isn’t Ben, you’d probably question my sanity. If I said Tommy Shutt might not be the best cricketer to be born in Lowerhouse village, you’d probably say I was crazy.   So then...

1947: Burnley Cricket Club Programme / Joan Wilkinson

The CricketHistory.website recently uploaded a Burnley Cricket Club programme from 1947. In it is a scorecard versus Lowerhouse and a great little write up about Joan Wilkinson who we have previously written about on the site here. Take a look at this great peice of history on the link below....

1982: Holland Cup in Picture

Thanks to Anne and the BCTHIC archive for sending these cracking photos of the 1982 Holland Cup win in. You can view the post on their site here 14th September 1982 Photos from Lowerhouse v Rawtenstall. Lowerhouse have been pipped for the Lancashire League championship by just one point by...

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