It is with great sadness that Bacup Cricket Club receives the news of the passing of former player Dick Dunham at the age of 93.
Dick made his debut in the first eleven as a 15 year old boy in 1943 when many regulars were away fighting for their country. He played sporadically as a student and young teacher until 1954 when he became a regular, making his last appearance in 1969.
Dick made 245 appearances in total taking 200 wickets at 19.77 with his off spinner and adding 1368 runs at 11.30.
He was a Worsley Cup winner in 1956 on the only occasion Bacup has lifted the trophy at Lanehead taking 2 for 44 from 22 overs after twice taking 5 wickets in previous rounds and seeing Bacup home with 29 not out in the semifinal.
He was a major part of the team in League Championship wins in both 1958 and 1960 and Holland Cup (runners up) in 1956 and 1963. Dick was also captain in 1968.
The club would like to offer their sincere condolences to his son Roger and daughter Gillian and thank Dick for his significant contribution to the club.