Orrell Rugby Union club captain Des Seabrook chaired by team-mates holds aloft the Lancashire Rugby Union Challenge Cup after beating Liverpool 16-0 at Waterloo on Sunday 16th of April 1972. Orrell were the first team to win the trophy when it was resurrected after being mothballed 75 years earlier.
RETRO SPORT - Orrell Rugby Union over the decades
We have been looking through our photographic archive to find a selection of images from Orrell Rugby Union over the years.
By Michelle Adamson
5th Jun 2022, 12:30pm
How many players do you recognise?
Orrell Rugby Union team in September 1970. Front, left to right, Colin Nicholson, Jimmy Waring, Geoff Taylor, Dave Richardson, Frank Littler and David Jones. Back, left to right, Jack Nicholson, Billy Lyon, Jimmy Hankey, Des Seabrook, Frank Anderson, John Leigh, Martin Beattie, Ted Keane and Harold Bibby.
Duncan Sandford gets plenty of protection from Shaun Gallagher, Chas Cusani, Bob Kimmins and Neil Hitchen as Orrell battle against Cambourne during a Pilkington Cup 2nd round match at Edge Hall Road on Saturday 30th of November 1991. Orrell won 50-0.
Orrell celebrate with the trophy after beating Manchester in the Lancashire Cup Final at the home of Broughton Park Rugby Union Club in Chorlton-cum-Hardy on Sunday 20th of April 1975.
Orrell won the match 9-3.