Burnley Civic Trust Heritage Image Collection

Rain ruins derby, again.

16 July 1991
Lowerhouse CC

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Rain ruins derby, again.
Rain ruins derby, again. () Rain ruins derby, again. ()

Leighton James performed valiantly as stand-in stumper for Burnley but he couldn't stop this shot from Chris Bleazard on his way to his first fifty against Burnley.
Rain, the curse of the 1991 cricket season returned with a vengeance on Saturday as the second attempt to play the local derby was again thwarted by a deluge from the heavens. Lowerhouse were the more aggrieved party by this disappointing outcome as they had manoeuvred their way into a strong position thanks to some consistent batting which enabled them to amass a formidable 212-4. Play wasn’t finally abandoned until 7 p.m. after the sterling efforts of West End groundsman David Bleazard had proved fruitless. The fixture thus was a “no result”, a disappointing outcome as the small crowd had witnessed some enterprising cricket, Jez Hope winning the toss and Lowerhouse batting first on an excellent wicket. For match report see first image in this sequence.

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