thingandwhere Design Work For Burnley Cricket Club
Paul and Bharat worked together to produce the promotional posters and souvenir programmes and scorecards for The 2016 Worsley Cup Competition Final.
The match was a repeat of the 2013 final where Burnley CC faced Haslingden CC. This was Burnley's fourth consecutive cup final appearance - an unprecedented record in a competition which is one of the longest running competitive cricket competitions. Even more impressive was the fact that they were victorious on all four occasions, including this year's.
The 2016 defence was on the back of an unrivalled - and likely to never be repeated - 2015 season where the club won all First XI trophies on offer in their league: The Lancashire League, The Ron Singleton Trophy (equivalent of English Football's Charity Shield), The T20 Cup and The 2015 Worsley Cup knockout competition; as well as that, the Second XI won their respective league and Third XI (effectively a youth team) finished runner's up - only being undone by the weather.
All in all, it was a truly special season - even surpassing any from the club's previous most successful era - the 1950s. They were the dominant side throughout that decade, back when the Lancashire League was arguably at is most famous, with the biggest Test cricketers coming to play in this part of the world.
This era was the inspiration for the 2016 programme and posters by leaning on the F.A. Cup programmes of the time. In a small way, it was a nod of appreciation to the current crop of players and their quality being on a par with the famous names from 1950. Names they all used to look up to on the half a century old photos which hang in the club house. The match-day and club sponsors were also adapted to match the era and complete the retro feel.
Hope you like them.