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My very first Blog entry

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Here we go with my very first blog thingy after a day in Derbyshire watching the LSCA U14's win

Hello and welcome to my Blog.


Sounds good. I’ve always fancied the idea of having a blog after spending a great deal of time looking at my favourite cruise line blogs. I am not sure where this one is going to take me or what I will write about. Most blogs allow for interactive comments but to begin with we are missing out that possibility. We do intend to enable that in the not too distant future. Any views, responses, even pictures you can get to me at the moment by email.


One aim I do have is to try and identify and get information about current whereabouts of the many, many ex-Lancashire Schools players across the county and much wider. As can be expected in the current financial climate we are struggling financially. Many, many years ago my namesake, John Heaton, started a Friends of Lancashire Schools Association and in the process for a number of years extracted an annual membership fee from his list of members. Sadly John passed away some years ago and although we have talked of reviving his idea we have never got round to it until now. Even if we fail to get the “Friends” off the ground it would be great to find out where our past players are both in cricketing terms and work.


My involvement with LSCA goes back almost 50 years now and I had the chance at the One Day International at Old Trafford last Saturday to meet two of our old players – Michael Atherton and Andrew ( I cannot call him Freddie) Flintoff. In the Trafford Suite having lunch at the same time were many other old players, one of them being Mr Michael Cairns, the current Chairman of the County Club, who gave a speech of welcome to all the guests.


I find myself involved on a daily basis at this time of the year and today enjoyed a scenic drive into the heart of Derbyshire to Clifton Cricket Club where I saw our Under 14’s beat Derbyshire quite comfortably. Two members of this team – the Parkinson twins – Callum and Matthew, have been selected to represent the North of England Under 15’s at the ESCA Bunbury Festival at Monmouth School beginning on Monday July 25th. Congratulations to them both, and to Aaron Ashley from the Under 15’s who I also understand has been selected.


John Heaton (


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