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Blackpool Park named after cricket legend

A park in Blackpool where once stood a sweet shop owned by Ashes legend Harold Larwood has been named after him.

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Blackpool park named in honour of cricket legend

A park in Blackpool where a sweet shop run by Ashes hero Harold Larwood once stood been officially named after the cricketer.

He owned a shop on the corner of Victory Road and Caunce Street in 1946.

A rare photo of Harold in his Blackpool shop
Harold Larwood terrorised Australian batsmen in the "Bodyline" series in the 1930s

Larwood played for Blackpool Cricket Club in 1939 after ending his first class cricket career with Nottinghamshire.

He died at the age of 90 after emigrating to Australia in 1950.

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