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The results are in: Burnley wants a statue of Jimmy!

The results are in and Burnley has spoken: the favoured tribute to England swing bowler, James Anderson, would be a statue, according to a recent poll.
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Gary OConnor (left) receives his award at Emirates Old Trafford from Bob Hinchliffe (Chairman of the LCB).

Read CC's "unflappable" groundsman recognised

One of Read Cricket Club's very own has been recognised for his services to cricket, with their devoted groundsman the winner of the ‘Get The Game On’ Award at this year’s Lancashire Cricket Board OSCAs.

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Anderson (centre) with teammates Stuart Broad (left) and Ben Stokes (right) after taking a career-best 7-42 against the Windies at Lord's.

Burnley CC back campaign for tribute to Burnley's 'greatest ever sportsman'

Burnley Cricket Club have added their voice to the growing support for a tribute to England swing bowler, James Anderson, after the cricketer took his 500th Test wicket to cement his place in the record books.

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Jimmy Anderson (right) became just the sixth man in history to take 500 Test wickets this summer.

POLL: How would you pay tribute to Jimmy Anderson?

After his record-breaking exploits, the calls for a tribute to be paid to Burnley-born England cricketer, James Anderson, have exploded, but how would you honour Burnley's "greatest ever sportsman"?
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Ben Heap

Heap proud to see Lowerhouse’s name on LCB trophy

Liverpool Road skipper Ben Heap is very proud and privileged to have skippered the club to success on the county stage.

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James Anderson is England's leading wicket-taker in Test history, with 506 wickets at an average of 27.39.

Lowerhouse CC calls for Jimmy Anderson statue in town centre

Lowerhouse Cricket Club has appealed for Burnley to honour England swing bowler, James Anderson, with a statue of the man they call "the town's greatest ever sportsman."
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Lowerhouse captain Ben Heap

House claim share of cup

Lowerhouse have claimed a share of the LCB Knockout Cup, after the scheduled reserve date of the final against Ormskirk at Blackpool on Sunday again fell victim to the weather.

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England's James Anderson celebrates with Ben Stokes (left) after bowling West Indies' Kraigg Brathwaite to take his 500th Test wicket during day two of the Third Investec Test match at Lord's, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 8, 2017. See PA story CRICKET England. Photo credit should read: Adam Davy/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. No commercial use without prior written consent of the ECB. Still image use only. No moving images to emulate broadcast. No removing or obscuring of sponsor logos.

Calls to honour Anderson

Lowerhouse Cricket Club chairman Stan Heaton has led the call for a statue in Burnley for James Anderson.

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James Anderson

Anderson creates history with 500th Test wicket

James Anderson has created history as the first Englishman to reach 500 Test wickets.

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Padiham Cricket Club V Cherry Tree.
Padiham's Phil Haggerty and Jordan Relph

Padiham looking to get back to where they belong

Padiham skipper Phil Haggerty feels the founder members of the Ribblesdale Cricket League deserve to be back among the big boys following a brief hiatus from the top tier.

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Clitheroe players celebrate their win over Haslingden last Saturday. Photo: Keith Driver

Champions elect Clitheroe face possible investigation

Champions elect Clitheroe could be investigated by the Lancashire League after a rival club lodged an official complaint regarding their conduct.

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Jimmy Anderson has taken his 500th Test wicket

Jimmy left stranded on 499 wickets

Jimmy Anderson is just one wicket short of becoming the first Englishman to reach 500 Test wickets.
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Read's Matt Walker

Read’s ambitions suffer a blow

Read’s hopes of a top two finish in the Ribblesdale Cricket League hit a snag as they went down without much of a fight against rivals Whalley.

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Padiham Cricket Club V Cherry Tree.
Padiham's Phil Haggerty

Promotion race going down to wire

The race for promotion in Section B of the Ribblesdale Cricket League is going right down to the wire with three sides still in the fight for the top flight.

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Lowerhouse Fagan and Whalley Under 9 Hornets

Lowerhouse’s big day is washed out

Lowerhouse’s big day out at Emirates Old Trafford was washed out on Sunday.

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Read professional Matt Walker. Picture: Peter Naylor

Walker passes 1,000 run mark in high-scoring win over Settle

Read beat CBS Office Supplies Ribblesdale Cricket League Section A leaders Settle on Saturday.

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Walkers remarkable knock contained 17 fours and five sixes

Walker’s scintillating knock for Read

Read beat CBS Office Supplies Ribblesdale Cricket League Section A leaders Settle on Saturday.

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Liam Bedford

Bedford in good nick for Burnley

Burnley picked up a pair of victories over the weekend, with amateur batsman Liam Bedford hitting an unbeaten century on Saturday.

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David Wren

Lowerhouse aim to lift the county cup for pioneer

Ben Heap says that Lowerhouse will be inspired by stalwarts past and present when they take on Ormskirk in the final of the LCB Knockout Cup at Emirates Old Trafford.

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Lowerhouse professional Ockert Erasmus (left)

Erasmus hits first league ton in big win for ‘House

Lowerhouse professional Ockert Erasmus made an unbeaten 104 to help guide the West Enders to a comprehensive victory over Nelson at Seedhill.

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