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Fundraising Success!

15 Jul 2020

Members of Rochdale Cricket Club have raised over £5,000 to secure the club’s survival.


After the enforced break from cricket due to lockdown, a number of members, supporters and committee members used the suspension and took up the challenge to cycle to each of the other clubs in the Lancashire League’s first division, raising much-needed funds.


What started out with a relatively simple hop over Burnedge to Crompton, developed into something of a “Tour de East Lancashire” with somewhat forbidding excursions to towns and villages separated from Rochdale by lofty hills.


Clitheroe, via Bacup and Weir, and Ramsbottom and back using the Owd Betts route were particularly challenging destinations, and were all safely conquered - 

save for one mishap from which the unfortunate cyclist has now recovered. 


The climax came last Saturday (11 July) when an even larger group walked this time to nearest rivals Norden.


On this occasion they were led by Ollie Butterworth on his tricycle, and were cheered heartily along the way.


Rochdale chairman Mark Reynolds, who himself had puffed his way to a number of grounds was rightly proud of his members.



Thank you  very much to every one who donated, supported, and took part.