The Jack Thorpe Cup

Jack Thorpe (1915 – 1975)

Jack was a keen supporter of the Cricket Club for many years. Although he never played cricket, he certainly knew all the rules and tactics. Jacks working life was spent at the offices at Waterside Mill up to the time it closed down.

Jack was best appreciated for his fund-raising, aiding the Clubs then Secretary, Tom Garlick. The pair could be found on many a wintry night knocking on doors throughout Tintwistle selling football cards and collecting money.

He was Assistant Secretary to Tom and also to Billy Cropper when he was Secretary. Jack was also League Delegate with Tom when the Club was a member of the Glossop & District League. It was my pleasure to act with Jack as Club Auditor for the few years before his death in 1975.

The Jack Thorpe Cup was presented to the Club by Jacks family. It is awarded to the player, including wicket keepers, who take the most catches in either the 1st XI or 2nd XI in a season.

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