|Accrington Cricket Club|
Billy Newhouse reaches 100 not out
Billy played for Accrington seconds in the late 1930s.
After World War 2 he captained the thirds to successive championship wins in the North East Lancs League in 1947 and 1948, taking a hat-trick against Ewbank in the final match of 1947.
Billy now lives in Long Eaton. He played for Long Eaton seconds until the age of 67.
His son Mike said:"Bill's best cricketing years were taken away from him by WW2 as he served in the RAF from 1941 to 1945. He was too old to join up in 1939.
"He is obviously frail these days, but still lives in his own home and I still take him out for a drink and talk cricket with him.
"Dad coached me as a child and I played for Derbyshire U15s and U19s.before going to University.
"We still have relatives in the Accrington area, I was born in Church Street, Accrington.
"I live in Northamptonshire and I am now president of Yelvertoft CC. I only play the odd friendly these days as I am 65 in September."