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!
|One of the earliest I can find is this but sadly as now undated! (Click over to enlarge)|
|Haslingden CC Pavillion 1908 (Click over to enlarge)|
|Haslingden CC 2nd Team c1911 (Click over to enlarge)|
|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)|
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
|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 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)|
Haslingden Cricket Club first eleven
Back: Malcolm Grindrod, Jack Coupe, Michael Ingham, Stewart Molloy and Mr. Bob Willett (sponsor).
Front: Brian Knowles, Tony "Chalkie" White
Photo: Kindly shared by Peter Fisher.
Photo includes:Chris Councel, Ian Papworth, Russell Marcroft, David Jackson, John Entwistle, Glynn Hargreaves, Kevin James and Alan Massicks.
and said,’Aye I was out lad but they’ve all come to see me bat,not you keep wicket.’
Kindly shared to us by Chris Kirby
Photo shows: Rod Taylor, Mick Malone, John (front), David Craig and Club President Tony Holden
Shows Bob Wade Snr as wicket keeper on front LH side
(Photo kindly shared to us by Raymond Clegg jnr)
Archived in both Wade/Clegg and Haslingden CC
CRICKET QUEEN in 1953/54.
Her prize at that time was £5 and awarded by H. Holland the pie man.
Photo kindly shared to us by her daughter Tracy
|Haslingden CWS Cricket Club Team (Click over to enlarge)|
Winners of the Accrington and District Wednesday League - Season 1913
Kindly shared with us thanks to Jeff Stevens
Haslingden Secondary Modern School Cricket Teams
Back: Ian Rishton (RIP), David Blomley, Ken Proctor, Geoff Parkinson, Stewart Molloy, Stephen Kay, Jack Southworth.
Front: Malcolm Grindrod, Walter Gregson, Jeff Heaton, Richard Kay, John Sagar
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher.
|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
Porritt and Spencers Cricket Team
I also have this team listed as "Musbury Cricket Team"
|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
- Midweek Cricket League Finals Day
Both the knockout semis and finals were held at Rawtenstall Cricket Club