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Jim Meadowcroft Funeral Details

Former snooker player and commentator Jim Meadowcroft died last month at the age of 68.

The funeral will be held on Monday 12th October at Anthony Johnson’s Chapel of Rest in Bacup (Postcode: OL13 0AJ) for a celebration of Jim’s life at 10:20am followed by a cremation at Burnley Crematorium (Accrington Road, BB11 5QD) at 11:20am.

Meadowcroft was a professional player in the 1970s and 80s, climbing as high as 12th in the world. He reached the quarter-finals of the World Championship in 1976, and the same stage of the UK Championship the following year. He was also a regular commentator for BBC and ITV.

WPBSA Chairman Jason Ferguson said: “Jim was the first pro snooker player I ever saw live. I was aged 11 and went to Butlin’s in Pwllheli with my dad. Jim was the resident pro, I watched him play exhibitions and then met him afterwards.

“He was an influential and prominent figure as a player, commentator and WPBSA director. Jim’s passing away is a very sad loss to our sport.”