Home » Cricket with Laughter Sir Lindsay Parkinsons XI v West Indies, Blackpool 1933 by Gerry Wolstenholme
Cricket with Laughter Sir Lindsay Parkinsons XI v West Indies, Blackpool 1933 Gerry Wolstenholme

Cricket with Laughter Sir Lindsay Parkinsons XI v West Indies, Blackpool 1933

Gerry Wolstenholme

Published August 2006
ISBN :
Paperback
28 pages
Enter the sum

 About the Book 

Sir Lindsay Parkinson was one of the most influential men in Blackpool from the turn of the 20th century onwards. He was a successful businessman, Mayor of the town, Member of Parliament, a freeman of Blackpool and was knighted in 1926. He was also aMoreSir Lindsay Parkinson was one of the most influential men in Blackpool from the turn of the 20th century onwards. He was a successful businessman, Mayor of the town, Member of Parliament, a freeman of Blackpool and was knighted in 1926. He was also a major benefactor for the towns two senior sports clubs, Blackpool Football Club and Blackpool Cricket Club.He was chairman of the former and president of the latter to which he generously donated the cricket ground and new pavilion. He was always arguing Blackpools case for hosting first-class cricket matches and when the Lancashire County Cricket Club authorities chose not to visit the town as frequently as he would have liked, he arranged his own games against his own side, at his own expense.This game against the West Indians is one such game, arranged at the last minute and as well as some exciting cricket it also provided Cricket with Laughter.