Obituary - Michael Appleton
Tuesday 14th May 2019

The death was announced today of Michael Appleton. He was 81.

Mike, knows as 'Appy', joined St Helens Recs in 1972 from neighbouring St Helens who were playing in the Manchester Association and was a member of the Recs team that won the Liverpool Competition in 1978.

An off spinner, he played in St Helens Recs 1st XI until 1991 before playing out his career in their 2nd XI.

A man with a dry sense of humour, he would address everyone as 'Brother', Mike will be sadly missed by his friends and colleagues.

Condolences go to Mike's family and St Helens Town Cricket Club.

Mike's funeral will be on Wednesday May 29th at 11:00 am at St Helens Crematorium.

Obituary - Michael Appleton
Peter Whitfield

St Helenís Town (Recs) CC is sad to announce the death of Mike Appleton after a long illness at the age of 81.

Mike was a good all round sportsman in his youth but cricket became his sport and passion as well as Everton football club.

He started playing for St Helenís CC (Windleshaw Road) as a teenager and continued to play for them with distinction until 1972 when he moved to Recs. The move was brought on because with Gordon Hazel and Dave Brighouse opening the bowling he often didnít get a bowl. 

He was the best off spinner in the Manchester Association with renowned accuracy and played for the league representative eleven on many occasions. He also spent one season as a professional in the Bolton Association for Edgworth.

 He played for Recs 1st X1 into his fifties and was a member of the 50 wicket club.

He was an integral member of the 1st X1 that won the Competition in 1978.

We send our condolences to his wife Carole and all his family and friends.

The funeral will be on the 29th of May at 11am at St Helens Crematorium.