Tagged: 1976

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...

1976: Don Smiths Diary

Clive Spencer has sent in the below for the archive. He said: Having a tidy out and came across an old Burnley Express for 15 June1976. Not a lot worth salvaging but there were three pieces in the Sports Section relating to Lowerhouse, yes three! The reporting at that time...

1976: Higgy takes a cracking catch…

A photo for the History Books sent in by Alan Holden sees Brian Higgins holding onto one down the leg side and the point fielder also holding on to something else! Higgy tells us his hat was bright red! Thanks to Twitter and Facebook followers we’ve ascertained it’s versus Haslingden...

1976: A trip down Lowerhouse Lane

It would be difficult to describe to some of our young players, like Jonny Whitehead and Joe Martin, who are used to rather ropey summers, how great and sustained the weather was in the long, hot summer of 1976. That year saw Concorde make its first commercial flight, although it failed...

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