PHOTOS: Tom Jenkins – The Guardian

Ockert Erasmus, the Lowerhouse professional from South Africa, looks at his baggy blue cap during the Lowerhouse Cricket Club 1st XI v Norden Cricket Club 1st XI Lancashire League Senior Division One match at the Brooks Foundation Ground in Lowerhouse, Burnley on May 5th 2019 in Lancashire (Photo by Tom Jenkins)

Tom Jenkins, the multi award winning photographer from The Guardian has kindly sent some of the snaps he took whilst he and Andy visited to do the feature on the club for The Guardian. You can see more of his amazing work on his website here or follow him on Instagram here

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Chris Bleazard (left), who has played for the club for 36 years and has over 16,000 runs, sits in the Lowerhouse changing room before batting during their home game v Norden Cricket Club 1st XI in a Lancashire League Senior Division One match at the Brooks Foundation Ground in Burnley on May 5th 2019 in Lancashire (Photo by Tom Jenkins)
Stan Heaton, the chairman and groundsman of Lowerhouse, rolling the pitch before the Lowerhouse Cricket Club 1st XI v Norden Cricket Club 1st XI Lancashire League Senior Division One match at the Brooks Foundation Ground in Burnley on May 5th 2019 in Lancashire (Photo by Tom Jenkins)
Ockert Erasmus, the Lowerhouse professional from South Africa, looks at his baggy blue cap during the Lowerhouse Cricket Club 1st XI v Norden Cricket Club 1st XI Lancashire League Senior Division One match at the Brooks Foundation Ground in Lowerhouse, Burnley on May 5th 2019 in Lancashire (Photo by Tom Jenkins)
A Norden batsman walks off after dismissal during the Lowerhouse Cricket Club 1st XI v Norden Cricket Club 1st XI Lancashire League Senior Division One match at the Brooks Foundation Ground in Lowerhouse, Burnley on May 5th 2019 in Lancashire (Photo by Tom Jenkins)
Lowerhouse Cricket Club 1st XI playing Norden Cricket Club 1st XI in a Lancashire League Senior Division One match at the Brooks Foundation Ground in Lowerhouse, Burnley on May 5th 2019 in Lancashire (Photo by Tom Jenkins)
Jack Foster, a Lowerhouse member for 77 years, watches the game from his usual bench during the Lowerhouse Cricket Club 1st XI v Norden Cricket Club 1st XI Lancashire League Senior Division One match at the Brooks Foundation Ground in Burnley on May 5th 2019 in Lancashire (Photo by Tom Jenkins)
Stan Heaton, chairman of Lowerhouse, poses for a portrait during the Lowerhouse Cricket Club 1st XI v Norden Cricket Club 1st XI Lancashire League Senior Division One match at the Brooks Foundation Ground in Lowerhouse, Burnley on May 5th 2019 in Lancashire (Photo by Tom Jenkins)
Adam Hope, a technology aware member of Lowerhouse, adjusting his Pitch Vision camera that live streams the matches during the Lowerhouse Cricket Club 1st XI v Norden Cricket Club 1st XI Lancashire League Senior Division One match at the Brooks Foundation Ground in Burnley on May 5th 2019 in Lancashire (Photo by Tom Jenkins)
A member of the “Lowerhouse Ultras” singing praise to the home team from his usual position on the veranda in front of the clubhouse while Lowerhouse Cricket Club 1st XI play their home game v Norden Cricket Club 1st XI in a Lancashire League Senior Division One match at the Brooks Foundation Ground in Burnley on May 5th 2019 in Lancashire (Photo by Tom Jenkins)
Watching Lowerhouse Cricket Club 1st XI playing Norden Cricket Club 1st XI in a Lancashire League Senior Division One match at the Brooks Foundation Ground in Burnley on May 5th 2019 in Lancashire (Photo by Tom Jenkins)
Two drinkers in the Lowerhouse clubhouse watching an England T20 match v Pakistan on the television while Lowerhouse Cricket Club 1st XI play Norden Cricket Club 1st XI in a Lancashire League Senior Division One match at the Brooks Foundation Ground in Burnley on May 5th 2019 in Lancashire (Photo by Tom Jenkins)
Spectators watching from the Lowerhouse clubhouse as Lowerhouse Cricket Club 1st XI play Norden Cricket Club 1st XI in a Lancashire League Senior Division One match at the Brooks Foundation Ground in Burnley on May 5th 2019 in Lancashire (Photo by Tom Jenkins)
Lowerhouse Cricket Club 1st XI batting during their home game v Norden Cricket Club 1st XI in a Lancashire League Senior Division One match at the Brooks Foundation Ground in Burnley on May 5th 2019 in Lancashire (Photo by Tom Jenkins)
A drinks interval during the Lowerhouse Cricket Club 1st XI playing Norden Cricket Club 1st XI in a Lancashire League Senior Division One match at the Brooks Foundation Ground in Burnley on May 5th 2019 in Lancashire (Photo by Tom Jenkins)