Pre-season Boxing Training

Pre-season Fitness/Boxing Starts this Thursday (8th) 8pm-9pm at 5 Ways Boxing Academy, Valley Street Community Centre (opposite Rossendale Road Garage)

Other dates; 15th December. Then every Thursday in January. £2/3 for Club hire contact Ben Heap for more details.

All senior players invited.

House sign Barlow

​Lowerhouse have signed Dean Barlow from Rawtenstall.  Dean is a 25 year old, right handed batsman. 

First eleven captain Ben Heap said:

Myself and the club are delighted to sign Dean. Having built up some Lancashire League experience we feel he’s a great age and will fit in well at the club. Dean has 1st eleven Lancashire League fifties to his name and I’ve no doubt will keep improving. Having spoken with him at length Dean feels it’s the right time for him to freshen things up and bring on a new challenge”

Twenty20 fixtures released

House play new boys Darwen in the opening fixture at home.  The fixtures in full will be added to the fixtures page tomorrow. Full fixtures as below (thanks to  Also note this year’s Finals Day:

Our fixtures page has been updated.


Pre-season training camp unveiled

Lowerhouse Cricket Club have unveiled its pre-season camp venue for ‘Fitness Through Swimming’ programme.

Head coach Nigel Brown said ‘We know it will be tough but we have made some concessions. For instance Joe Martin can wear his water wings’

Lowerhouse Christmas Drink Date

This years Christmas Drink is booked for Tues 27th December 2016, from 1pm onwards.

Come down for a pint and see Stan outwitted by Gaynor at dominoes.

Terry Doherty – Our Thoughts

Lowerhouse Cricket Club are sorry to hear of the death of Lancashire League umpire, Terry Doherty following a road accident in the USA. Terry was a long standing umpire in the league, a nice man and very popular.

Terry will be very much missed and our sympathy goes out to Terrys’ family at this time.

The Jam Restart – Postponed

​It is with regret that we have to announce the postponement of The Jam Restart gig at Lowerhouse Cricket Club on Friday 2nd December 2016.

Lead singer of the band Mark Stellfox has sustained a broken foot and does not believe he would be able to put 100% effort into the show which, as a professional, he feels he needs to be able to do to give people value for their money.

We all wish Mark a speedy recovery and look forward to welcoming The Jam Restart back to the club in the New Year once the injury is healed and Mark is back to full fitness.

Anybody who has purchased tickets already can receive a full refund.

A new date will be announced as soon as we have one.

Sorry to disappoint but thank you for your understanding.

1921 tea room photo background

Earlier in the week John Davis sent us in a photo of the New Tea Room in 1921. Anne Cochrane has managed to find the excerpt from the paper which gives more information. 

Burnley Express 27th April, 1921

“Pleasing Prelude

At Lowerhouse on Saturday, the match was preceded in the presence of a good company, by a pleasing little ceremony, the tea room being opened by Capt. Sherston who made an excellent little speech. A vote of thanks to the gallant Captain and the ladies was passed.

The tea room, a converted army hut, kindly given by Col. Dugdale, will supply a long felt want.  A band of willing club workers have made a great transformation.  The floor is carpeted, a number of tables at which 4 persons can sit have been provided and with paint etc., the place has been made attractive and cosy.

A bar has been erected.  In the back portion large numbers can be accommodated at larger tables.  The lady caterers on Saurday had a busy time.”

Capt. Sherston was Col. Dugdale’s brother in law, and was badly wounded in the war.  

The Committee Report for season 1926 however states “We have had a new tea room erected, this building will be a great asset to the club, by having the tea room in a place of its own gives the Social Club members use of the full length of the army hut, before this alteration the club room was far too small for the members to obtain their refreshments in comfort.”  

More space needed for beer – not like Lowerhouse…

Lowerhouse Awards Night 2016 – The Winners

Lowerhouse 2016 presentation night took place on Friday evening in the Club House.

The usual excellent attendance was repeated and the club would like to thank the junior families and the senior players for a top turn out.

Compare for the evening was Stan Heaton who began by thanking all those who had contributed to the 2016 seasonly, namely the Managing Director Matt Stansfield and the Directors and committee members, the coaches, players, families and supporters.

The Club President and Life Patron, Harry Brooks was thanked for his continued philanthropic and financial support for the junior and senior sections under the Harry Brooks Foundation.

Those thanked for making the evening possible were the sponsor of the trophies and friend of the club Mr. Donnie Doran. Kevin Bailey and Mark Whitehead for the certificates and sound system respectively and SDL/Surridge for the quality of the trophies .

The new 1st XI Captain, Ben Heap presented the trophies, assisted by coach Dave Waddington. Eric Haworth presented the certificates and trophies to the under 9s and Dave Nicholas awarded the 3XI manager’s Trophy.

List of winners attached below:



Presentation Notes – Played 14 won 8 lost 6 points 32 – 4th /8 in Division 1