Category: History

Henri and Tom make 508 and 509!

Henri Cottam and Tom Walker are today making their Lancashire League debuts, becoming Lowerhouse player number 508 and 509 respectively. Pictured below are them receiving their Baggy Blue caps from pro Stephen Parry Henris debut falls on his dads 450th Lancashire League appearance. A proud moment!

Todays History Books fact…

History Books fact for today: Lowerhouse are playing pro Steve Parry’s home club Northern in Liverpool today; 120 years ago Lowerhouse amateur turned Pro, Tommy Shutt was in his second season as Northern’s pro. (1901/2). Different ground, same club. We will be telling the story of Tommy’s outstanding cricket career,...

2004: West Enders take derby honours in topsy turvy battle

We’ve had a great selection of archive material sent in by captain Ben Heap, found in his late grandfather Dave Blezards scrapbook. Today is the write up by Chris Boden on the 2004 league clash with Burnley. Jez Hope pictured bowling to Jonathan Clare. Scorecard from the game is here

1970: Effort rewarded at Lowerhouse

Another great post from the Burnley Civic Trust (see full post here) Left to right back row. Steve Gregson, John Sudall, Clive Chell, Bob Spencer. Front row. Vincent Astin, Dave Sheridan, Brian Higgin , Geoff Hargreaves, Keith McNee, Stan Heaton, Neil Hodgson, Phil Astin The Lowerhouse A team captain Brian...

1986: Tony takes a 5fer!

Lowerhouse versus Burnley in 1986 with some great tracksuits. We unfortunately lost, but pro at the time Tony Dodemaide took 5 for 45 Scorecard Back row left to right Philip Astin, Stan Heaton, Jez Hope, Brian Holmes, Andy McNicholas, Brian Higgin, Peter Gaynor. Front row left to right: Roger Bromley,...

1899: In Search of an Identification

By Richard Miller Hanging in the pavilion at Doo’Cot Park in Perth, I spotted an old photograph of a cricket team, with no details at all on the mount to identify the club or the year. I took a photograph of it with my phone and put it in the...

1982: Who are DCC?

Anne Cochrane has just added the following images to BCTHIC archive, and Rosegrove played a team called DCC in 1982 – most of the Rosegrove team are well known, but if you know what DCC stands for, please get in touch on social media or email adam@lowerhousecc.com Back row :...

1933: Putting a name to a face – Evelyn Cook

We were delighted to be contacted recently by Mr. John Hamer, who told us that the player holding the ball in the 1933 photo of the short-lived Lowerhouse Ladies cricket team, was his mother, Evelyn Cook, aged about 20. You can see the team photo here. We would love to...

1982: Barbeque

Some great photos sent in by Anne Cochrane whilst researching for this post on the BCTHIC website Lowerhouse CC players, Brian Higgin, Dave Keeley and Graham Bushell sample the delights of the annual Barbecue

The Mullagh Medal

Scott Boland was awarded the Mullagh Medal, for his outstanding performance in the 2021 Boxing Day Test Match.  The medal was initiated in 2019 and is a belt buckle with a photo of the 1868 indigenous team which toured England, and is named for Johnny Mullagh their outstanding player. Scott...

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