Tagged: 2004

2004: West Enders take derby honours in topsy turvy battle

We’ve had a great selection of archive material sent in by captain Ben Heap, found in his late grandfather Dave Blezards scrapbook. Today is the write up by Chris Boden on the 2004 league clash with Burnley. Jez Hope pictured bowling to Jonathan Clare. Scorecard from the game is here

2004: Worsley Cup Final Programme

In the run up to this years Worsley Cup Final – we’ve managed to get our hands on the 2004 programme. Thanks to Andrew Wren (who designed it!) for sending it in. Some great write ups and player profiles. Nothing more fitting that this from the late, great David Wren...

2004 – Phil and the Worsley Cup

Whilst having a quick move around of the groundsmans hut, Eric Howarth found a programme from 2011, when we needed a few more points to win the league (hence the title of the cover) – we’ve scanned it in, its definitely one for the History Books. Phil Astin had a...

Worsley Cup Final 2004 – 18 Minute Video

After the heritage project visited this week, we have uncovered the  original footage filmed by Keith Hudson (Lindsay Bleazards father) that he gave to Blez before he sadly passed away in 2011. Blez has edited this version from those tapes and put it in digital format. We have an 18...

Fitting end to a real fairytale by Harry Brooks

Of the hundreds of letters I have written to the Burnley Express on sport and politics a prime favourite of mine is the one I wrote in August 2004 on Chris Bleazard and Lowerhouse following the historic Worsley Cup win that secured the club’s first trophy.   The Express gave...

2004 – Worsley Cup Semi Final

By Paul Hargreaves One of the most dramatic and memorable games played at Lowerhouse in recent years was the Worsley Cup semi-final versus Enfield. Since the 1980 Final Lowerhouse had frankly stunk it up in Cup matches. Indeed their only semi-final appearance had been 2 years earlier at Church. They...

2004 – Worsley Cup Final

By Paul Hargreaves The Worsley Cup competition dates back to 1919. The only difference was that for many years the first 2 rounds were on a regional basis. Going into the 2004 season, Lowerhouse could only look back on one appearance in a Final. That had been in 1980. I...

2004 – The History Men

This is an extract taken from The Burnley Express — Published Monday 9th August 2004 — Written by Phil Simpson THE cries of Charlie and Blez from the sidelines encapsulated the entire story. For this was one particular fairy tale that did finally come true. The Lancashire Leagues Cinderella club forever labelled perennial under-achievers...

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