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Menston road to be named after cricketer
2:00pm Saturday 14th September 2013 in News
Councillors have agreed to name a street in Menston after one of the village’s most famous sons, cricket legend Bill Bowes.
A former player for Menston and the MCC, Mr Bowes represented Yorkshire and England in numerous high-profile matches, was a Second World War veteran and an author and sports journalist during his distinguished career.
Known as one of the best bowlers of his time, he lived in Menston with his family for most of his life until his death in 1987, aged 79.
To honour his memory Bradford Council will now name a road in a housing development on Farnley Road ‘Bill Bowes Court’.