Cricket match in memory of tragic Brierfield woman (21)

The Late Rachel Husband (S)
The Late Rachel Husband (S)
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This Sunday there will again be an annual Rachel Husband Memorial 7-a-side Cup event to raise money for a cause close to all Rachel’s friends hearts – Pendleside Hospice.

Rachel died aged 21-year-old after suffering from a brain tumour in 2009.

Rachel, who lived in Woodville Road, Brierfield, worked at the George and Dragon in Barrowford. She was ill for nine months before her tragic death.

Sian Woodhead, secretary Barrowford Cricket Club, said: “In the past we have raised in excess of £1,000 on the day and we hope to raise more this year. Rachel’s mum Cheryl has set up a JustGiving page for the event and we are advertising on Facebook, Twitter and throughout Barrowford.

“It is a seven-aside cricket tournament, in which every outfield player bowls one over. There is a fancy dress theme this year with one of the teams already prepared with Seven Dwarf masks!

“There will be a raffle and an auction, with cricket themed prizes donated by the hospice on behalf of one of their clients. There will be a BBQ and traditional cricket tea and prizes given throughout the day for best fancy dress, player of the tournament, best bowler, best batting performance and of course the winning team at the end of the day.”

And Sian said: “It is always a fantastic day out for all the family, whether you enjoy cricket or not!”

It is taking place on Sunday at the cricket club’s Bull Holme Oval ground. It will start at noon and all the games will be played that day.

There will be six overs a side and all outfield players must bowl one over.

It is an eight-team knock-out format and it is £20 entry fee for each team, which will boost the Pendleside Hospice after Rachel’s tragic death.

There are, of course, prizes to be won. For more information, you can contact Nick Burton by calling him on 07854 236324 or email him at

Last year’s winner at the event was the REEM Team.

So there will be lots of excitement at the event, and it does support our vital Pendleside Hospice following the sad loss of Rachel four years ago.