|Accrington Cricket Club|
The club is saddened to report the passing of former Club President Harry Stevenson after a short illness.
Harry's association with Accrington began in 1947 when at 10 years-old he saw his first Accrington professional the highly popular Jim Parks.
Born in Hapton, Harry attended Peel Park and Woodnook Schools where one of his teachers was Roy Franklin, who played for Accrington between 1947 and 1958.
On leaving school, Harry took up employment at Joseph W Bridges in Accrington.
Harry spent 1958 and 1959 on National Service in trouble torn Cyprus.
He lived on Lime Road with his wife Irene since leaving the army.
Sons Andrew and Mark both played first team cricket for Accrington.
Harry himself played for Hambledon Mill in the Works Welfare League and for Green Lane in the Burnley League.
Harry joined the committee at Accrington in 1970, serving in many roles from Assistant Treasurer and Secretary to deputy Chairman and Groundsman.
Harry was Club President in the club's 150th Anniversary season 1996.
In 1997 the club awarded Harry Life Membership.
Accrington Chairman Len Dewhurst paid tribute to Harry: "I have known Harry in all my days associated with Accrington Cricket Club, a wonderful man and a very sad loss.
"He helped in all areas within the club and helped to lay the foundations of the clubs success.
"My thoughts are with his family at this sad time"
Harry's funeral will be held on Friday 20th March at 1pm at Accrington Crematorium.
Everyone is then invited afterwards to the Peel Park to celebrate Harry's life.