Tagged: 1933

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...

A Stormy AGM…

At the forthcoming AGM, it is proposed  “that the club name shall be altered to Burnley West End.” Don’t panic – this was in January 1933, and when the meeting opened the motion had been struck, the Chairman had spoken to the proposer, a member of the committee, and “consequent...

1933 – Lowerhouse Ladies in picture.

Another great addition to the archive was received yesterday via Twitter from Phil Young (@BarneyVanBasten). This is the Lowerhouse ladies team in 1933, the year in which is was formed. We know they played a few games in 1934 and disbanded that year. Phil’s auntie is in the picture, does...

Women’s Cricket Part 4: Betty who?

So, who has heard of Betty Snowball?  I certainly hadn’t until I started reading about Women’s cricket locally in the 1930s, when her name cropped up and made me smile.  What a lovely name for a cricketer, though perhaps an even better one for an umpire. At the meeting when...

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