Glodwick Cricket Club is devastated to report the death on 28th July 2023 of Richard Connolly at the
age of 52 following his 2 year battle with mesothelioma
Richard’s association and involvement with the Club spanned a period of more than 30 years.
He was a stalwart of the first team during its North Manchester League days and then, during the
Saddleworth League and Pennine League days, he captained the second team for over a decade. He
was a fierce competitor with strong principles who set high standards both on and off the field
Richard became an inspirational coach for a generation of youngsters at Glodwick, seeing them to
many successes and ensuring a flood of young cricketers into the senior sides.
He had also qualified as an umpire and was taking the first steps in that role when illness struck early
He was a tireless enthusiast for all things Glodwick, revelling in the annual tours to Hampshire and
our excursions to Barbados. He also contributed for many years on the Club Committee.
Richard’s funeral will take place on Tuesday 22nd August 2023 at 11am at Hollinwood Crematorium
Dress Code is anything Glodwick CC or Oldham Athletic related.
A devoted family man, Richard leaves a wife, Lisa, and sons, Nathan and Matthew, both of whom
play for the Club.
He will be sorely missed but his legacy will live on.