Unfortunately Littleborough failed to defend the CLL title in 1920, finishing third two points behind Werneth and six behind champions Middleton who won it for the third time.

Unsurprisingly Billy Brown topped the bowling averages scoring a fine 459 runs averaging 25.500. Others who performed well included Walter Whipp 261 runs at 23.720 and Harry Smith 373 runs at 20.720

Brown scored the only century for the first team with an unbeaten 103 at Ladyhouse.

The highest total was 220-7 against Milnrow at Ladyhouse on June 22nd and the lowest at home to Werneth on May 15th when we were bowled out for only 54

The bowling side was dominated by two bowlers. The leading wicket taker was Billy Brown with 73 wickets at 9.800 and also had the best bowling figures with 13.0-5-16-8 at home to Royton on August 21st.

But Ernest Bowden topped the averages with 48 wickets at 6.950 others who performed well was brother Wilfred with 22 wickets at 9.900 and Whipp with 16 wickets at 17.750

The 1921 season would see William “Billy” Brown begin his third season at Hare Hill also the return to the league of Rochdale who were suspended after the“Parkin Incident” and the first season of the Wood Cup