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Freddie Schofield


May 2020


Sadly, Freddie Schofield left us at the age of 85.  “Little Freddie” had been a supporter of the club man and boy.

Born in Rochdale in 1934 Fred grew up in the Spotland Road area and first visited Dane Street during the Second World War years, and although there was no organised CLL cricket at that time, he caught the Dane Street bug. 


After hostilities ceased and cricketing order was resumed, Rochdale, The CLL and League Cricket enjoyed its halcyon years.  Freddie was fortunate and privileged to see it all, but when the inevitable decline in both cricket’s popularity and our fortunes began in the 1960s Fred’s support was undiminished.  He remained an ever present, even through fallow years of the 1970s, and retained his enthusiasm for the club  into the Redbrook years.


He served on committees and stuck his hand in his pocket when the club was on its uppers and was duly accorded Life Membership.


Away from the club Fred was a painter and decorator by trade, and he was an active member of the Unitarian Church.


We offer our heartfelt sympathies to his wife Elaine and the rest of Fred’s family.