Friends compete in annual cricket match in memory of Brierfield woman Rachel Husband (From Burnley and Pendle Citizen)
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Friends compete in annual cricket match in memory of Brierfield woman Rachel Husband
5:00pm Monday 26th August 2013 in News
FRIENDS, family and complete strangers got together for an annual cricket competition in memory.of a much-loved 21-year-old who died four years ago.
The event, organised by former club captain Nick Burton, best friend of Rachel’s brother Pete, raises money for Pendleside Hospice.
Rachel, who lived in Woodville Road, Brierfield, was an all-rounder for the club’s girls’ team before she died from a brain tumour.
She first fell ill in October 2008 after suffering headaches before passing away the following July.
Mum Cheryl Husband said she was delighted the event was being held to remember her daughter.
She said: “It is great to remember Rachel in this way.
“I am so pleased all these people came out to support us like they did. It is brilliant.
“We never stop missing her and we all still think about her.
“She is still very much in our thoughts and we are always happy to talk about her.”
The six teams were split into two groups, one featuring serious teams from the Craven Cricket League, Barrowford, Foulridge and Pendle Forest.
The other group, which featured teams in fancy dress, included the Seven Dwarves, The Night Watchmen and a team from the family’s church, Central Gospel Mission in Nelson.
The competition saw teams of seven take each other on in games of just six overs per side, with every member of each team having to bowl at least one over.
Nick said: “It was a great day that was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone.
“The sun was shining and it was all for a very good cause.”
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