Jun 272016

HEYWOOD first and second teams are through to the quarter-finals of their respective Per-Fit Cup competitions after a day full of tension.

The senior side beat Greater Manchester Premier League pacesetters Prestwich 6-2 on a bowl-out, after the Bury area team had amassed 203-8 before rain washed out any chance of further play.

And the 2nd X1 pulled off a notable 30-run victory at Edgworth in a match reduced to 20 overs per side amid the threat of rain during the afternoon.

It’s a big boost for the club with the draws for both competitions to be made this week – watch this site for further news.

Heywood’s first team were set a stiff task after Prestwich made 203-8 from their 50 overs, with South African professional Marty Walters anchoring the innings with an unbeaten 112.

Simon Dawson produced one of his best spells of the season with 3-29 from his 10 overs, Chris Humphreys claimed 2-20 from six overs, and there was a wicket apiece for Dominic Humphreys, Andy Dawson and professional Danny Pawson.

The innings finished in rain, however, and the weather did not relent to allow the sides back on the field for Heywood’s innings, necessitating a bowl-out at around 6.30pm.

Heywood have been on the wrong end of such situations in the past but made no mistake this time. Pawson, Simon Dawson, Wes Hunt, Mikey Grogan, Sean Burrill and Liam Mason all hit the stumps, which proved too much for the visitors.

The 2nd X1 – featuring a last-minute call-up for veteran Cricket Chairman Dave Fare – turned in a sound all-round performance at Edgworth, making 121 from their 20 overs after double figure contributions from skipper Chris Kaye, Joe Humphreys, Rob Bennett, Chris Booth, Adam Fawcett and James Mills.

That proved out of reach for the home side who lost wickets at regular intervals and finished on 91 all out from 17.2 overs, with Kaye claiming five of the last seven wickets in a 5-18 return from just four overs.

Mills also had a commendable game and followed up his contribution with the bat with 2-9 from three overs.

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Jun 272016

ANOTHER comprehensive defeat, this time at Flixton, has left Heywood wondering where their next Greater Manchester Premier League victory is coming from. A sizzling century from West Indian Marlon Welcome-Goodman saw the home side cash in on their closing overs to reach 226-6 after being put in by the visitors. Then Heywood’s brittle batting line-up Click here for more ….

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Jun 202016

CRIMBLE is set for a busy time tonight (Monday) with cricket and international football whetting the appetite. Heywood’s Under-15s side are scheduled to take on Thornham (6pm), with optimism that the improved weather forecast as the day goes on enables the cricket action to take place. And the Clubhouse is expected to be a hive Click here for more ….

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Jun 152016

CK0001HEYWOOD teams are involved in five matches – three of them at Crimble – on a busy forthcoming weekend. The Club’s Heywood Monkeys side get the ball rolling on Friday when they entertain their neighbours Bamford Bulldogs (Fieldhouse) in the final Group match of the Archway T20 Cup (6.15pm). Saturday sees the senior side entertain Click here for more ….

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Jun 152016

THE latest venture by Heywood Cricket Club’s vibrant Social Committee has been deemed an unqualified success. The Clubhouse was buzzing for a Race Night which brought together many long-standing members and new faces, who came together to have an enjoyable night out. Lesley Morley, on behalf of the organisers, said: “It was rewarding to see Click here for more ….

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Jun 142016

AN emerging Heywood Cricket Club talent put on a spectacular show for the Greater Manchester League’s Under-14s representative side. Michael Witts, who has advertised his ability in Heywood sides up to 2nd X1 level, was selected as vice-captain for the League team against the Liverpool Competition at Woodbank. And, despite the match eventually being curtailed Click here for more ….

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Jun 132016

THE weekend monsoons meant that there was no cricket for Heywood players and spectators alike. The first team’s hopes of lifting themselves off the bottom of the Greater Manchester Premier League with a hoped-for victory at Edgworth on Saturday were cut short when rain set in at the Bolton area ground shortly after noon. It Click here for more ….

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Jun 102016

DETAILS of the funeral of Terry Hilton, who died suddenly last weekend, have now been finalised. It will be next Friday, June 17th, at Rochdale Crematorium at 2.20pm followed by the reception at Heywood Cricket Club. The funeral will be for family flowers only, with donations in lieu going to Heywood Cricket Club junior section. Click here for more ….

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Jun 102016

JWLEESSPONSORSa0001ONE of the longest running and most valued sponsorships in local sport has been sustained at Heywood Cricket Club. John Willie Lees were happy to hand over a sponsorship cheque, believed to be for more than the 20th successive year, at Crimble to continue the relationship between the two parties. Sales Director Dean Redfern, accompanied Click here for more ….

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Jun 082016

WES Hunt is back on the first team scene on another busy forthcoming weekend for Heywood. Hunt, who made 75 in the second team’s win at Greenmount last Saturday, is in the senior side for Friday’s third Group game at Thornham (6.15pm) in the Archway T20 Cup. And he also returns for Saturday’s trip to Click here for more ….

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