Nov 202014

Heywood Cricket Club’s own Kate Cross was in London last night representing the England Women’s Cricket Team at the Sky Sports and Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year Awards.

The event was held at the Sky studios and showcased the remarkable depth and array of female sporting talent in the country.

Helen Glover, Denise Lewis & Lizzy Yarnold with the England Women

Helen Glover, Denise Lewis & Lizzy Yarnold with the England Women

Kate, along with teammates Katherine Brunt and Tammy Beaumont were present as the team had been nominated for the Team of the Year award. The team have of course retained the Ashes in Australia, defeated India and South Africa in the English summer and been awarded the first set of professional contracts by the ECB.

The accolade went to the England Rugby Union team that had won the World Cup for the first time in 20 years.

Sportswoman of the Year was won by Charlotte Dujardin who has added to her Olympic gold medal in Dressage with numerous other medals in events throughout 2014.

Kate was sat with Winter Olympic bronze medal snowboarder Jenny Jones, the first Briton to win an Olympic medal in a snow event and was thrilled to have been part of the occasion.

“It was a special night to have been part of and it was an honour to have been in a team that was nominated for an award” said the Heywood bowler.

“There were so many women in the room that I have seen be successful over the last couple of years and I was pretty starstruck! I was sat next to Jenny Jones and it was surreal talking to her about her Olympic medal. I remember sitting watching her and screaming at the TV!”

“There is a real buzz around the success and growth in recognition of women’s sport and it is very exciting to be part of. The support that was shown towards each other last night was obvious and I was honoured to be part of it all.”

“Sir Clive Woodward came over and congratulated me and the girls on our year, it was amazing.”

“It is clear that women’s sport is on the rise and there was a lot of talk about the professionalisation of some sports and the ongoing battle to compete with men’s sport. Everyone talked about the gains women are making rather than the gap that still exists. Realistically we all know that unless we are able to generate equal or comparable revenue then an equal pay discussion is not feasible yet.”

“I just consider myself so lucky to be part of an inspirational time for women’s sport and I love being able to go into schools to help inspire the next generation of youngsters play cricket.”

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Nov 122014

There is plenty happening at Heywood Cricket Club as we move towards Christmas. On Saturday 22nd November the club is pleased to welcome The Haleys down for a night of music with a potato pie supper. Tickets available from Horrox Cross & Wilkinson for £8. Then on Sunday 30th November the popular Christmas Lunch is Click here for more ….

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Nov 102014

By Bobby Cross, writing entirely as a Heywood player concerned for the future: Two members of Heywood Cricket Club’s cricket committee attended a very informative morning at Emirates Old Trafford on Saturday 8th November to listen to several presentations regarding the future of cricket in Greater Manchester. There is agreement around the region that something Click here for more ….

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Nov 102014

bonnypics4The annual bonfire and firework display was another great success with spectators describing the fireworks as the best they had seen. Around 1,500 people enjoyed the event on what was for the most part a dry evening following the rains twelve months earlier. The organising committee wish to thank those that attended for coming down Click here for more ….

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Nov 102014

There are still prizes to be claimed from the Heywood CC bonfire draw. The winning tickets and serial numbers are: 1st Prize – £100: white ticket 511-515 serial no ac 920750. UNCLAIMED 2nd Prize – £50: yellow ticket 641-645 serial no ac920726. CLAIMED 3rd Prize – salmon ticket 181-185 4. UNCLAIMED 4th Prize - pink ticket 136-140. Click here for more ….

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Oct 302014

11_ChristmasDinnerThe popular Christmas Lunch is nearly upon us, this year the event will be held on Sunday 30th November at the club, tables for 4pm. As usual it will be a three course carvery Christmas dinner and the bar will of course be open throughout!   Tickets remain at £20 and the list on the Click here for more ….

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Oct 282014

10171924_10152775692121753_1216781194215956180_nHeywood Cricket Club enjoyed another full house for the annual presentation evening earlier this month. The clubhouse was packed with senior and junior players as well as parents, family and supporters to share in a look back over another successful summer at all levels for the club. David Cross was in charge of ceremonies and Click here for more ….

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Oct 272014

Heywood supporters have the chance to vote for Kate Cross and her international teammates for this years Women’s Team of the Year. Those wanting to vote and help Kate can do so here: The shortlist of finalists for the 2014 Sunday Times and Sky Sports Sportswomen of the Year Awards has been confirmed – Click here for more ….

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Oct 222014

391578_291699047608088_35919902_nHeywood Cricket Club look forward to welcoming the Haleys to Crimble on Saturday November 22nd. Becky, Jo-Ann and Brian play a variety of Country, Americana, Folk, Blues & good ol’ Rock & Roll. They have been playing since 1989 and are well known in the area but have also played around the UK and abroad. Click here for more ….

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Oct 172014

bonnypics4One of the highlights of the year is almost upon us as the club begin preparations for the annual bonfire and firework display. This year the event is being held on Saturday 8th November. Gates will open at 6pm with the fire being lit at 6.45pm. Fireworks will commence at 8pm. Tickets will remain at Click here for more ….

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Oct 062014

presnight31The annual presentation evening is being held this Saturday at the club. The evening will get underway at 7pm. The presentation is one of the few chances for all the players from Under 9′s to the First Eleven to gather together. As well as celebrating individual achievements there will also be the opportunity to pass Click here for more ….

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