Category: History

7,000 Lancashire League Runs for Ben

Ben has surpassed 7,000 Lancashire League runs in todays game versus Greenmount. Only 3 other batsmen have achieved this feat in the clubs history (Stan Heaton – 7939, Brian Higgin – 8108 and Uncle Chris Bleazard – 16719). Congratulation Ben from everyone at the club, I’m sure you’re already gunning...

Class of ‘63 and ‘83

Class of 1963 with class of 1983. Stan Heaton with still sprightly Ken Smith at the ground today. Ken (80) had cycled from his home up Brunshaw. Topics for reminiscence included 1963 pro West Indian Pascal Roberts gold tooth and his reaction to the first time he saw snow The...

UPDATE: Lowerhouse Heroes (The Amateur Centurions)

By Paul Hargreaves As a very strange cricket season concluded at ‘bonny’ Colne, a few Lowerhouse ultras were considering if any of us had foreseen Matt Hope, after a 12 year hiatus, playing for the first team again. Also a girl (Liberty Heap) making her debut. Another topic was how...

160 Years – Tommy Shutt – The Story of a Lowerhouse Legend

Background and early years Tommy Shutt’s story starts with his parents, William Shutt and Sarah Holden living in Lowerhouse in the second half of the 19th century. People were coming into Lowerhouse village from all over to work in the textile industry, often living in overcrowded, insanitary conditions.  The Shutts...

Lowerhouse Captains by Year

A new little project/task of ours, suggested by Frank Entwistle is to list our previous captains by year. We’ve also added a column of players who have also captained in that year. We’ve used Nigel Stockleys great Lancashireleague.com to glean the information, but have some blanks! After checking our own...

1982: Burnley Triumph is heartbreak for Lowerhouse

Another submission from BCTHIC (original post here) Early Breakthrough Lowerhouse opener Stan Heaton goes for the hook shot off Gary Robertson and is caught by Bob Whitaker. The Express dedicated almost a full page to the local derby between Burnley and Lowerhouse, with victory for Burnley more or less ending...

1976: Milburn shows all his old artistry

A great post from the BCTHIC archive (original post here) A four hit by Colin Milburn off Joe Fletcher during his innings of 66 in the derby match at Turf Moor. Burnley pressed on relentlessly to maintain their Lancashire League title challenge in two high scoring weekend matches, in each...

1982: Afternoon of Agony

Sent from in BCTHIC – (Original post here) Agony for skipper Alan Holden who is just inches away from a fine slip catch that would have stopped Church’s pro McArdle from reaching his half-century By Garry Brannigan. Everything went terribly wrong for Lowerhouse on Saturday. Perched at the top of...

1971: Lowerhouse in sensational win

A great set of photos sent in from Anne at the BCTHIC (Original Post Here) Lowerhouse achieved the sensation of the Sunday Lancashire League programme by defeating the champions, Burnley, at Turf Moor in a game in which 16 wickets fell for a mere total of 125 runs. Hero of...

1939: Purity Corner

Another great find from Anne Cochrane. The corner of the ground where the terraces used to be situated has had many a name over the year. Also known as ‘Stella Corner’ I think ‘Purity Corner’ has a better ring to it.

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