Category: Obituaries

Sad news – Ken Price

Lowerhouse CC are sorry to announce the passing of long time supporter and former player Ken Price (pictured left in his playing days). Ken was a magnetic figure at the club with numerous friends, many of whom would visit Ken in his winter retreat in Tenerife when on holiday. Always...

Sad News – Jimmy Robson

Lowerhouse Cricket Club are saddened to hear of the passing today of one of Burnleys favourite adopted sons, Jimmy Robson. Always happy to talk about his football exploits, Jimmy was regular attendee at Lowerhouse games alongside his daughter Dany. A Clarets legend, Jimmy was a football league title winner in...

Sad News – Ernest Whittaker

Lowerhouse CC are sorry to hear of the passing of member and keen supporter Ernie Whittaker. Ernie died recently after a short illness aged 74. Although domiciled in London, Ernie made frequent trips to Burnley to watch the team. Ernie was a Rosegrover and had been interested in the club...

Sad News – Pat Young

Lowerhouse CC are saddened to announce the passing of Pat Young. The Young family from the late Harry, wife Pat, son and former player Graham, and other sons Harry and John have been and still are, stalwart supporters of the club and we extend our heartfelt sympathy. Funeral details will...

Sad News – Jim Minhas

Unfortunately, we have been sent news this evening of the passing of Sadfar Hamid ‘Jim’ Minhas who passed away two days ago at the age of 91. His funeral is tomorrow in Karachi. Jim was played in the league between 1955 and 1966. Scoring 3142 league runs and 343 league...

Sad News – Clifford Heaton

Lowerhouse are saddened to report the passing of loyal supporter Clifford Heaton. Clifford was a regular attender at our matches along with wife Ann and was a part of the Rosegrove supporters group who raised money for the club.. One such fundraiser was used to reopen and upgrade the Liverpool...

Sad News – Eric Haworth

It is with great sadness that the club announces the sudden passing of club stalwart Eric Haworth after a short but aggressive illness. Eric was well known in local cricket and rugby, notably with Calder Vale / Belvedere before he joined Lowerhouse CC circa 2002. Eric quickly threw himself into...

Sad News – Passing of former players

We are sorry to announce the passing of two former players. Local lad Brian Tracey has passed away at home in Australia. Brian lived on Kiddrow Lane and was a third eleven player in the late 70s early 80s before emigrating to Ireland and then Australia. Brian continued to follow the club...

Sad News – David Capel

  Lowerhouse Chairman Stan Heaton pays tribute to former England all rounder David Capel who passed away today. When the club announced David Capel as the sub professional for the away game at Nelson on 15th September 1991 I have to say that I had my doubts.  David was not...

Sad News – Tom Porter

Lowerhouse CC are saddened to hear of the passing of former committee man and current member and supporter Tom Porter.    Tom was a huge character with a humerous disposition and ready wit, and was a personal friend to many at the club and beyond.    Tom supported the club...

Sad news – Malcolm Yardley

Lowerhouse CC are sorry to hear of the passing of former official and well known citizen of the town, Malcolm Yardley. Malcolm was very well known for his outstanding athletic achievements and his sports shop business on Hall Street. At the club he officiated as a captain, manager, selector, trainer...

Sad News – Basil Butcher

Some sad news breaking in the cricketing world that unfortunately ex-Lowerhouse professional Basil Butcher has passed away. Basil was pro in 1962 scoring 1055 league runs, taking 20 wickets. We have previously written articles on Basil on the site here. You can see his CricketArchive profile here The Guardian posted...

Sad news – Michael Carson

In the last few weeks the cricket club has lost many loyal time served members. Adding to this is today’s news that patron Michael Carson has passed away aged 77. Michael first watched Lowerhouse in the late-1940’s when he was a keen autograph hunter of the famous pros’ of that...

Clifford Atherton – Obituary

Club life member and elder statesman Clifford Atherton has also passed away. Clifford’s association with Lowerhouse CC is unparalleled. Clifford has undertaken a plethora of roles at the club including volunteer, scorer, committeeman, signing professionals, team manager, secretary, and groundsman. In appreciation of Clifford’s involvement he was latterly a life...

Sad news – Alan Cottam

The club is again saddened to announce the passing of another member of the club family Alan Cottam has passed away. Alan is a former sponsor and current member and of course, father and grandfather to club cricketers Charlie and Henri and Eliza respectively. Alan was a very friendly man and...

Sad news – Clifford Atherton

The club sorry to hear of the passing of former Secretary, Life Member and Club elder Clifford Atherton. Our deepest sympathies have been extended to Peter and the family. A Full tribute to follow

Harry Brooks – Funeral Details

Harry’s funeral is will take place on 29th October at Burnley Crematorium at 12pm and at Burnley Football Club after. Could those intending to go from the cricket club text Stan please 07941439741 to coordinate numbers.

Harry Brooks tributes..

There has been a number of tributes to Harry in the local press and on social media. We thought we’d share a few below; Thanks to those who have given their condolences.  Original post Lancs Live Burnley Express Burnley Football Club

The Club President – Harry Brooks

The club is deeply saddened to announce the sudden passing of our president, Harry Brooks. Harry became involved in the club in the 1980s and served on the committee. As the club developed it’s junior section, Harry became more involved in the club and cemented his involvement in an official...

Robert “Run Machine” Entwistle

Yesterday saw the funeral of Bob Entwistle, which saw many a Lancashire League member attend. We thought it would be nice to share a tribute to him which has handed out to celebrate his life. By Anne Cochrane Robert “Run Machine” Entwistle 1941-2019 A full house applauded Bob from the...

Sad News – Peter Mawdsley

The club are again saddened to hear of the passing of another club stalwart , former Second Eleven captain , cricket chairman and supporter Peter Mawdsley. Peter came to the club in the early 70s and quickly established himself in the Second Eleven , featuring in the 1973 Second Eleven...

Jacks funeral arrangements.

Jack’s funeral arrangements are as follows; Tuesday 9th July at 12.30pm from Jack’s home, the cortège will be passing Jack’s favourite places including Lowerhouse Cricket Club on the way to Burnley Cemetry for service and burial at 1pm followed by a post funeral gathering at Lowerhouse Cricket Club

Sad News – Jack Foster

Jack Foster – 1932-2019 We are very saddened to hear of the passing of retired player, supporter and life member Jack Foster. Jack passed away on Sunday lunchtime following a stroke a week earlier. Jack played many years with the 2XI but had a 12 year 1XI career with a top score...

Sad news – David Harvey

Lowerhouse CC are saddened to hear of the passing of local sportsman David Harvey. David is a former Lowerhouse player and is known throughout the sporting community for his no mean ability and great personality. We send our condolences to wife Wendy, sons Jonny and Mark and all David’s family

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