Michael Tracey, one of East
Lancashire’s “finest ever bowlers” has died, aged 56.
spinner Michael, who twice took nine wickets in a match, died on Wednesday.
In 1992, HCC won four trophies
– the Worsley and Holland Cups and the 2nd XI championship and knock-out cup –
as Michael made a large slice of history.
nine wickets for 28 runs at Burnley in what remains the best ever return by an
He was named bowler of the year
in 1992 after taking 66 wickets and also picked up the Telegraph Tankard for
the best performance by an amateur.
total, he bowled more than 2,414 overs in the Lancashire League, taking 466
wickets at an average of just 17.68, with 29 four-wicket hauls and 22
We remember the many good times
we had in Michael’s company and it is with great sadness we hear of his
The details of his funeral are as follows:- Michael's Requiem Mass will be held at 12.10pm St Joseph's church, Hope Road, Sale, M33 3BF on Thursday 6th August, followed by burial at 2.15pm at Dukinfield Cemetery.
Michael's family have booked a room at The Belmore Hotel Brooklands Road Sale M33 3QN following Michaels Requiem Mass on Thursday .. 1.30pm onwards with food and an Irish band hope all his friends from Haslingden will come along