Rossendale Free Press

New book documents Roscoe rise in cricket


FOOTBALL and cricket fan and local history enthusiast Roger Hindle has followed on from the success of his previous three publicatio­ns with his latest work Keith Roscoe…Kes. The Making of a Lancashire League Legend.

It tells the story of his 50-year friendship with amateur cricketer Keith Roscoe (Kes) who recently broke the 92-year-old Lancashire League bowling record for the number of wickets taken

Roger said “The book highlights our growing up through childhood, adolescenc­e and into our adult years but its Keith’s cricketing achievemen­ts that take centre stage.”

The 138 page book is packed with snap shots of games and photos throughout the decades and details the wickets Keith has taken throughout his cricket journey.

Roger added: “Keith has entertaine­d cricket lovers in the Rossendale Valley for over 40 years.

“The book seemed the right thing to do to acknowledg­e not only our friendship but aslo more importantl­y his achievemen­ts, his contributi­on to cricket in Rossendale and his status as a Lancashire League legend.”

The book is on sale now at £10.00 and is currently available to order from Mulderrigs Solicitors Offices in Rawtenstal­l, on E Bay and directly from Roger Hindle

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