A sixth place finish in the league was the reward for the first team fifty years ago. Littleborough won 12 games with 4 draws and 10 defeats scoring 56 points.

Middleton were champions on 83 points, with Heywood second on 74 and Royton with 65 finishing third. Unfortunately the Wood Cup odyssey lasted only one game with a low scoring defeat at home to Castleton Moor way back in May. The final was contested between Heywood 165-9 who beat Walsden 71-10 by an extremely comfortable 94 runs in the final at Towncroft.

Changes of personnel included the retirement of Rodney Hawkard after twenty years. New recruits included Jack Hunter joined from neighbours Rochdale. And Gerald Sobers also came to Hare Hill. Other debutants for the first team included Mike Canavan, David Jenkins and Roger Lord.

Newcomer Jack Hunter had a fantastic season with the bat as he was the leading run scorer and also topped the averages. His 615 runs ( 26.700 ) including six fifties and a high of 75 at home to Castleton Moor. Others who performed well with the bat included professional Duncan Carter with 422 ( 21.100 ), Barry Rae 380 ( 16.520 ), Bob Davies 343 ( 16.300 ) and Captain Roger Shackleton 340 ( 14.900 )

Carter topped the bowling averages with 104 wickets ( 11.080 ) and Hunter with 42 wickets ( 14.600 ) provided fine support. Jimmy Halliday 18 wickets ( 27.100 ) was the only other bowler to take more than ten wickets.