Bill Oddie

Nelson mourns loss of Bill Oddie:

Nelson Cricket Club is saddened to announce the death of ex player, life member and club sponsor Bill Oddie. Bill who has been Managing Director of the well known local bakery business W.H. Oddie for 30 years passed away on Sunday at the age of 76. Nelson CC would like to offer its condolences to Bill’s family, friends and employees.

A passionate lover of sport Bill was Chairman and President of Caldervale & Belvedere Sports Clubs and played rugby for Blackburn. He played for Nelson between 1960 and 1972 and scored over 1200 league and cup runs.

Following his playing career Bill continued to support Nelson as a match and business sponsor and was awarded life membership for his services to the club.