Thursday, 18 August 2016

HASLINGDEN SPORT - CRICKET



Haslingden Cricket Club, Bentgate

Below are a few photos of teams, players and other functions of varying times during the history of our Cricket Club.  Haslingden must have had some of the best pro's in the Lancashire League, before my time the great George Headley,  I remember when young, the great Vinko Mankad, and during my teens The great Clive Lloyd, and later still Denis Lillee. Also during my time I have good memories of fabulous local players like Ian Austin, Bryan Knowles and his sons, also John Ingham and the list could go on and on and on and hopefully before long we will be able to name them all!


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One of the earliest I can find is this but sadly as now undated!  (Click over to enlarge)





 Haslingden CC League Champions 1900  (Click over to enlarge)

Standing: C.T. Salkeld, W. Harris, G. Parker, E. Hargreaves (scorer), Sam Watson, A.G. Shaw, J. Usher (pro)
Seated: G.E. Bentley (Chairman), T. Rawlinson, T. Smith, W. Warburton (Captain),
J.W. Cowpe, J.P. Green, W. Brooks (Secretary)



Haslingden CC Team 1904 (Click over to enlarge)
photo kindly shared by Elaine Pollard

Haslingden CC Pavillion 1908 (Click over to enlarge)


Haslingden CC 2nd Team c1911 (Click over to enlarge)

Haslingden Cricket Club – (between 1919-1921) (Click over to enlarge)

Top Row: W.L. Halstead, H. Blackburn, Ald  J. Law J.P., Councillor Tom Worsley, J.T. Witham, Ald H. Worsley J.P & C.C., Ald Baxter, D Bask, C. Muck
2nd Row: R. Collinge, T Willock, W. Hargreaves, G.W. Hardman, J. Eastwood, The Mayor J.H. Anderton, R. Halstead, R. Bentley, E.E. Riley, J.E. Bastowe, W. Holt-Treasurer.
Front Row: A.E. Harman, E Catlow, A.E. Williams, J. Ashworth, G.H. Hindle, F.McWade, T. Lees (Scoror), A. Blackburn, A. Rhodes, W. Lees, W.H. Lonsdale (Secretary)



First Tea Rooms built in 1920 from a former army hut (Click over to enlarge)
Haslingden Cricket Club Team and Committee Members  - Cup Winners 1920 (Click over to enlarge)
Photo Shows Mr. Worsley stood behind the cup. Photo taken at Carter Place Hall 


Haslingden Cricket Club Team - Cup Winners 1920 (Click over photo to enlarge)










Fred Pickup with Lancs League Junior Championship Cup 1921
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A mixed selection of Haslingden CC past players (Click over to enlarge)

Top left: Frank Edwards, Top right: E. Riley,  Bottom left: Unknown, Bottom right: A. Blackburn



Haslingden Carnival c1923-1924

Back Row: John M. Willis, John Ratcliffe, Maurice Hugo.
Middle Row: George Lees, Joseph Collings,
Front Row: Alan Eccles, Frances McWade, John Bentley-Wood, Gilbert Rishton.

Haslingden Cricket Club team 1928 
Picture taken at Bentgate. Captain is Ted Riley (Centre), 3rd player from Left back row is Leslie Warburton, who played for Lancashire in a Test Trial.  Tall man next to him is Albert Rhodes who played for Lancashire.  Professional (Standing extreme right) is Frank Edwards, who was later coach at Eton College, slow left arm bowler




George Headley (Haslingden CC pro) presenting Daily Express bat to Leonard Pilkington
(Who later played for Haslingden) July 1934 (Click over to enlarge)


Also pictured are Mr. Halstead (left) headmaster of Central Council School and Mr. Pickup (Sports Master).
Haslingden Cricket Club players and committee members (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly shared by Joyce Thorne

More Haslingden CC past players (Click over to enlarge)

Top left:J. Sampson, Top right: George Headley )(pro), bottom left: Percy Sharples, bottom right: W. Harris


Haslingden Cricket Ground - Bentgate (Click over to enlarge)







More past Haslingden CC players (Click over to enlarge)

Top Left: Ernest Catlow, W.H. Lonsdale (Secretary and J.E. Bastow - Photo taken at Carter Place to celebrate Haslingden scoring 314 for 5 against Rishton.
Top Right: Ikram Elahi (pro) 1962-64
Bottom left: J. Wellock with ball he took 6 wickets for 7 against Church c1920
Bottom right: Jack Briggs


Haslingden v Accrington at Bentgate c1956 (Click over to enlarge)

Left to Right: Linden Dewhurst (Accrington Captain), Alan Pilkington (Haslingden), John Lawrence (Haslingden pro), Leslie Warburton (Haslingden player who had played for Lancashire), S.D. Dhanwade (Accrington pro), Jack Briggs (played for Lancashire in 1939), Jack Cronkshaw (Haslingden Captain.

Haslingden Cricket Club (early 1960s I think!)  (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly shared by Joyce Thorne


Haslingden CC 2nd Eleven Joint Championship Lancashire Junior League Winners 1963 (Click over to enlarge)
Haslingden Cricket Club Social Committee Members (Click over to enlarge)
thanks to Joyce Thorne for sharing this photo with us

Haslingden Cricket Club Official opening of the New Entwistle Pavilion - August 1969 (Click over to enlarge)
Coun. Donald Valentine (Mayor) and Mrs. Valentine and John Entwistle




Presentation to T.D. Lees by W. Dawson for HCC Secretary for 27 years - 27th January 1976 (Click over to enlarge)

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A Haslingden Cricket Team



 Haslingden Team Winners of Acc and Dist Cricket League 1960/61  (Click over to enlarge)
Photo includes: Back: Perry, Bargh Metcalfe, Stott, Tattersall, Bargh
front: Haworth, Lewis, Jackson, Holden.
Photo: kindly contributed by Andrew Metcalfe



Haslingden C.W.S Cricket Team

Haslingden CWS Cricket Club Team (Click over to enlarge)

Winners of the Accrington and District Wednesday League - Season 1913


Haslingden Salem Methodist Cricket Team


Salem Methodist Cricket Team c1926 (Click over to enlarge)
Kindly shared with us thanks to Jeff Stevens




George Street Mission Cricket Team


George Street Mission Cricket Team that played in the Haslingden Sunday School Cricket Leage (Click over to enlarge)

Photo: Kindly shared to us by Stephen Nuttall on 13th March 2017
Top Row from l to r: Fred Holden, Arthur Standley, Tom Watson, ?
Middle Row from l to r: ?, Jim Warburton, ?,?, Gilbert Eastwood.
Front Row from l to r: Jim Metcalfe, ?,?,?, Leonard Beech, Arthur Watson, Fred Greenwood

Stephen's wife Joan (nee Watson) is a descendant of one of the founder members (John Beech - her Great Grandfather)
of Haslingden Gospel Mission on George Street (otherwise known as George Street Mission.

Haslingden Secondary Modern School  Cricket Teams


Haslingden Secondary Modern School Cricket Team c1962 (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly shared with us thanks to Derek  Haworth


Haslingden St. Mary's Cricket Teams


 St. Mary's R.C. Church Cricket Team  (Click over to enlarge)


St. Mary's R.C. Church Cricket Team  (Click over to enlarge)

Haslingden St. Mary's Cricket Team c1930  (Click over to enlarge)


Haslingden St. Mary's Cricket Team (date unknown) (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly shared by John Bedford


Haslingden St. Mary's Cricket Club Winners Medals H.S.S.C.L 1929 (Click over image to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly shared by John Bedford


Haslingden Tradesmen's Cricket Team


Haslingden Tradesmen's Cricket Team 1924 (Click over to enlarge)
Newspaper cutting: Thanks to Joyce Thorne for sharing this with us

Porritt and Spencers Cricket Team


Porritts and Spencers Cricket Team at Prinny Hill (Click over to enlarge)
I also have this team listed as "Musbury Cricket Team"


Porritts and Spencers Cricket Team (Click over to enlarge)



Springhill Methodist Cricket Team

Springhill Methodist Cricket Team c1960s (Click over to enlarge)

I still have to include several "credits" to some of the photos kindly shared which hopefully will be added soon. Thank you.



Haslingden Sunday School Cricket League

Haslingden Sunday School Cricket League "B" Division Winners (Click over to enlarge)
Photo taken at Carter Place Hall
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Joyce Thorne 

Haslingden Cricket Team - probably a Sunday School Team - Not sure where taken could be Victoria Park or could be around Carter Place Hall areas. 
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Joyce Thorne


Haslingden Grammar School Cricket Team 1948




Congregational Church Cricket Team (below)


Thought to be the Congregational Church Cricket team on Laund Hey (Click over to enlarge)
Shows Umpires Micky Flannigan on left and John Taylor far right, also shows Frank Jackson 2nd from left on back row
and also George Gillam 2nd from left on 2nd Row.
(Photo: Kindly shared to us by Neil Jackson and John Bedford)