Category: Obituaries

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...