Comedy Night part III with former Phoenix Nights star

Lowerhouse Cricket Club are delighted to announce the line up for their third Comedy Night which will be held on Friday 11th September 2015 at 20:00.
Resident MC Rob Riley will present two top comedians during the evening.
Archie Kelly, better known for his role as Kenny Dalglish Senior in Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights, is an amazing comedian in his own rights and will perform alongside Steve Royle, who is again, well known in the comedy circuit and has just supported the cast of the Phoenix Nights Live performances earlier in the year.

Tickets are going to be available shortly on the website for what should be a truly amazing night.
Early Bird – purchased and paid for by 31/07/2015 – £9.00
Early Bird Group – 10 or more tickets, purchased and paid for together by 31/07/2015 – £8:00 per ticket.
Group discount – 10 or more tickets, purchased and paid for together after 31/07/2015 – £9:00 per ticket.
Adult ticket – purchased after 31/07/2015 – £10:00.
Ticket bought on the night – £12.00.

This show is strictly over 18’s only and will be all seated.
Acts are subject to change.

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Worsley Cup Semi final – The lowdown

Worsley Cup Semi – Final Lowerhouse CC V Burnley CC

Sunday 12thJuly 2015 at

The Neville Gee  (Recruitment) Ground,  Lowerhouse Lane, Burnley


The details you need to know…

We’re very much looking forward to welcoming players, officials and supporters

to the Foster’s Sponsored Worsley Cup Semi-Final.


Heinekin have been extremely supportive of local cricket and on behalf of the Lancashire League Executive and its club’s and supporter’s we thank them for their continued support.

Match Day Information

Gates will open @ 11.30am – All Pay – Entry £4 with concessions £2

A large crowd is expected and delays are possible at the gate please bear this in mind, arrive early please try to bring correct change to ease congestion.

Only Player’s, Officials and Service Staff will be able to access the club’s Car Park prior to 11.30am and access will be strictly by Car Parking Pass


We’re expecting a large crowd so please get there early if you want to park on the Lowerhouse Lane, side of the ground which will simply be a first come first served basis from 11.30am, parking is limited and therefore at a premium again arrive early to avoid being disappointed.



Once the ground car parking is full we ask that you park with consideration to neighbour’s and in accordance with road traffic regulations.


Additional free parking for up to 200 car’s has been secured courtesy of Business First on Liverpool Road just few minutes walk to the ground see link :









Bar’s & Catering


Additional bar’s will be located aside the club tea room,  near the Old Nat West Stand and in Stella Corner from 12.00pm to support the club’s main bar & normal match day Tea Room Bar.All cans priced £1.50


As is Lowerhouse CC’s normal match day policy:


No restrictions will be in place as to what alcohol you can bring into the ground however we ask that you bear in mind as always that we provide additional can bar facilities at competitive prices and of course please drink responsibly


BBQ’s aside the Tea Room and at the Nat West Stand will be supporting normal Tea Room service from 12.00pm


No external BBQ’s are allowed on site for health & safety reasons

Keep your eyes peeled on Twitter & Facebook sites for more detail & match day competitions

We hope this information will help us to provide an enjoyable day for all supporters, your help and support will be much appreciated

Frank Entwistle – Secretary on behalf of

Lowerhouse CC 

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It’s the battle of Burnley…

Lowerhouse overcame Enfield on Saturday in the last over to win by 4 wickets to set up a classic not to be missed mouth-watering semi-final against neighbours and arch rivals Burnley.

Burnley 2013 & 2014 Worsley Cup winners smashed record after records in overcoming Ramsbottom and will be looking to continue their current winning streak against the 2014 League Champions Lowerhouse

The Neville Gee (Recruitment) Ground will host the dubbed “Battle of Burnley” a week Sunday 12/7/2015 with a scheduled start of 1.00pm

Match Day logistics are being prepared by the Lowerhouse back room staff and will be released as soon as finalised

Visit for regular updates on the semi-final or follow us  on facebook or twitter where we will run various competitions and promotions before the match

Will you be attending? Let us know on Facebook!


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Competition time! Win a crate vs Nelson at the Twenty20

You know the score with this by now…

Retweet the below, we’ll draw it on Friday morning – win a crate of beer!


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Full videos versus Blackpool CC

Over three hours of video footage of the Lancashire Cup game versus Blackpool is now online. Filmed by Lester Jefferson of Blackpool CC. Feel free to watch below (or save for a rainy day!)

First innings

Second innings

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Worsley Cup Semi final draw

Fosters Worsley Cup semi finals

Nelson v Accrington
Lowerhouse v Burnley

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Free entry to this Friday’s T20 for all Pennine 10k runners!

Sunday is the welcome return of the


There are a number of road closures in operation between 4.00am and 2.00pm so plan your route to Lowerhouses’s home game v Rawtenstall on Sunday’s accordingly

Link :

Once again Lowerhouse CC are pleased to offer Free Entry to

The Pride of Pendle T20 Clash for entrants in the Pennine Lancs 10K on presentation of their run number at the gate


(Normal entry £3 with £1 concessions)

Lowerhouse v Nelson

The Neville Gee (Recruitment) Ground Friday 3rd July 2015

Gates Open 5.15pm KO 6.15pm

Full Bar & Tea Room facilities , additional external bars & BBQ

Parking will be at a premium so plan to arrive early and please give consideration

to local residents and road traffic regulation if you park outside

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Under 11 breaks club record!

George Durkin (pictured) created history last night when he became the first player for Lowerhouse Cricket Club to score a 50 in an under 11 pairs cricket match. He overtook Jack Simms’ previous record of 39 as a top score in 11s pairs cricket for the club, made in 2013.

George was playing for the u11(3) Koalas team in a victory over Nelson u11 in the Lancashire Junior League U11 Division 3.

George scored 55 not out in his allotted 4 over batting slot. He was partnered by Oliver Spendlove who was also not out.

His innings included hitting 6 boundaries off 1 over, 5 fours and 1 six which is another club junior record.

Team manager on the night Stan Heaton said . “It was an excellent innings . The bowling was decent enough and all George’s shots were well timed and the correct shot to play. It was flawless.  George is an under 10 who is in his first season playing hard ball cricket . He played under 9(2)s last season and began this season in the 11(4) Pandas and has made great progress. This may be an understatement but I think its time to move George up again to the u11 (2) Cubs.”

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Breaking news and match reports

Lowerhouse CC are very pleased to announce that several of their players have been accepted into the county age groups, as follows


Under 10s

Henri Cottam

Under 11s

Jack Spence

Under 11 girls

Liberty Heap

Under 13s

Jack Simm

Under 13 girls

Annabelle Uttley

Under 15s

Joseph Halstead

Ross Birchall

Under 15 girls

Emily Gibbins

Georgie Holt

Under 17s

Dominic Stuart


Cricket chairman Stan Heaton said “This is very pleasing. It is so difficult to get into a county age group team. For each age group there will be a hundred plus trialists striving to take one of the half dozen or so places available to newcomers. Some have cemented their positions, some have raised themselves from the development team into the main squad and some are straight in .This is a credit to the youngsters for their efforts and application and to their families for the tremendous support needed. Commiserations go to the other trialists who didn’t get through and we hope that they continue to strive to achieve and continue to enjoy their cricket. Good luck to those still in the trial system












Lowerhouse 2XI 175 – all out                               Rishton 2XI – 221-8    


Will Norcross 37                                                Jamie Woodall 3-28

Jamie Woodall 28                                              James Wheatcroft 2-20

Ethan Laraway 11*

Harry Halstead 11                                        

Bradley Wright 10

Ben Uttley 10                                             


The 2XI continue to improve with Woodall and Norcross rescuing the team from 52 for 5



As the 2XI have developed as the season evolves, so too have the 3XI. The youthfulness of the 3XI is such that the club have not felt the need to run a 4XI. Many of the team this season have been under 14s who naturally have had their ups and downs. It is very pleasing to see that the team is on the up, with several moving on to 2XI cricket in a very short matter of a few weeks.


LHCC 3XI 145 all out                          Bacup 146 – 8


Danny Simm 56*                                   Alex Claridge Ingham 3-18

Ross Birchall 19                                    Danny Simm 3-26

Harry Wheatcroft 18

James Wheatcroft 14


Beaten largely by veteran Terry Lord in the dying overs but a good performance overall.


LHCC 3XI 241 – 4                                         Accrington 105 all out    


Danny Simm 61*                                             Josh Astley 6-28

James Wheatcroft 54 

Ethan Laraway 38

Ross Birchall 36

Alex Astley 22  


A powerful performance for the first win of the season. Danny Simms’s (u16) second successive half century and a maiden 5 plus wicket haul for Josh Astley (u14)  


LHCC 3XI 210 – all out                                 East Lancs 211-4     


Charlie Bithell 50                                             Ethan Laraway 3-16

Alex Claridge Ingham 43

Alex Astley 30

Dec Stansfield 18

Jack Moodie 15

James Wheatcroft 10


The pleasing aspect of this performance was the resilience shown in scoring 200 plus from 43 for 5



Todmorden Development XI 148 for 7                           LHCC 3XI 72 all out.


Josh Astley 2-21                                         Max Dawson 13

Ethan Laraway 2-21                                     Josh Moodie 12                    

Danny Simm 2-33                                      Alex Astley 12


The only poor performance of the season in this friendly fixture


Rishton 3XI 242 -6                               Lowerhouse 3XI 236 all out


Ethan Laraway 2-16                                James Wheatcroft 123

Alex Claridge Ingham 2-23                     Jack Moodie 23

                                                                 Josh Sutcliffe 18

                                                                 Alex Claridge Ingham 16

                                                                 Alex Sutcliffe 12  

                                                                 Danny Simm 11


A valiant run chase and a marvellous innings from James Wheatcroft.


Lowerhouse 3XI 154 all out                     Haslingden 3XI 142 all out    


Dec Stansfield 59                                         Dec Stansfield 4-22 

Ross Birchall 54                                          Alex Claridge Ingham 2-16


Maiden 50s for our 2 youngsters and a great win against hitherto unbeaten league leaders Haslingden

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Weekend Teams

Friday T20 1XI Burnley away

1.     Cottam

2.     Walker

3.     Bailey D

4.     Bailey F

5.     Halstead J

6.     Marsden

7.     Martin J

8.     Martin P

9.     Stuart

10.  Whitehead

11.  Pienaar

Meet LHCC 5.15pmSame team Saturday – Enfield away – plus Bleazard – same for Sunday Rawtenstall home.


Saturday 3XI Enfield (not Burnley) home





Moodie Jk

Simm D


Sutcliffe A

Sutcliffe J

Wheatcroft H

Wheatcroft J

Reserves, Dawson, Juriansz, Simm J, Woodall B


Sunday 2XI –- Rawtenstall away   

1.     Woodall

2.     F. Teamer

3.     Bridge

4.     Claridge – Ingham

5.     Halstead H

6.     Lavin

7.     Moodie Jk

8.     Norcross

9.     Stansfield

10.  Uttley

11.  Wright

Reserves – Laraway, Simm, Stein, Wheatcroft J

Meet club 11.15

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