Aug 212019
 

HEYWOOD’S senior side on Saturday start a four-game run-in to the end of the season which will decide what standard of cricket they will be contesting next year.

They take on Denton at Crimble knowing that victory is vital to keeping hopes alive of making it into the top two teams promoted to the Premier Division of the Greater Manchester League.

Heywood are nine points behind leaders Moorside in Division 1A, but only six behind joint second-placed Flowery Field, Glodwick and Denton West.

The following week (August 31) they go to Uppermill, then comes the crunch in the final two games – at home to Flowery Field on September 7, and away to Glodwick in what could be a last game decider on September 14.

Heywood’s second team are bottom of Division 3 East, and to have any chance of avoiding relegation need a victory when they go to Dukinfield on Saturday.

And there is Crimble action on Sunday when the 3rd X1 entertain Astley Bridge.

HEYWOOD 1st X1 (v Denton, home, Saturday, 12.30pm): S Burrill (capt), W Hunt, J Morley, A Dawson, R Cross, J Kettleborough, S Dawson, J Kaye, J Mills, C Hilton, F Iqbal (pro).

HEYWOOD 2nd X1 (v Dukinfield, away, Saturday, 1pm): S Evans (capt), R Smethurst, C Booth, C Kaye, M Grogan, O Thomas, Z Baig, T Pagett, C McNally, D Hilton, M Dearden.

HEYWOOD 3rd X1 (v Astley Bridge, home, Sunday, 1.30pm):  R Smethurst (capt), M Hood, J O’Neill, D Hilton, J Keyworth, C McNally, M Dearden, O Thomas, T Pagett, J Kaye, C Jackson. Reserve: R Purser.

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Aug 212019
 

REPORT BY ROGER SMETHURST: Heywood’s second team, desperate for a victory in their bid to retain their current league status, donned their wellies and waterproofs for three hours on Saturday afternoon as they sought to remove the week’s heavy rainfall to enable a clash with their Denton counterparts to occur. After much negotiation and perseverance Click here for more ….

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Aug 212019
 

REPORT BY ROGER SMETHURST: Heywood 3rds returned to Crimble boosted by their victory the previous week but with a much changed side facing local rivals Bamford Fieldhouse. Senior players Roger Smethurst, Rick Purser, John Keyworth and Joey O’Neill were missing, with  Mikey Grogan and Jacob Kaye making their first appearances of the season. Heywood batted first Click here for more ….

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Aug 192019
 

HEYWOOD’S Greater Manchester League season is being undermined by the incalculable English weather. Saturday’s wash-out at Bury area club Brooksbottom was their SIXTH abandonment of the 2019 campaign, a third of the 18 matches to date in Division 1A. Meanwhile, four of the other five scheduled games in Division  1A saw positive results, with victories for Click here for more ….

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Aug 142019
 

HEYWOOD teams hope to get back to full action this coming weekend (August 17 and 18) following recent weather problems. Saturday sees the senior team travel to Summerseat near Bury to take on Brooksbottom (12 30pm) after suffering washouts in their last two proposed home games against Swinton Moorside and Austerlands – with a victory Click here for more ….

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Aug 142019
 

ARRANGEMENTS for the funeral of long-time Heywood Cricket Club member and benefactor Ken Barker, who has passed away at the age of 82, have now been finalised. It will be on Wednesday, August 21, at Colwyn Bay Crematorium (11.45am) followed by a reception at Rhos Fynach Pub/Restaurant.

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Aug 132019
 

RECORD-BREAKER ... Olivia Thomas with the match ball she received as a memento of her achievementOLIVIA Thomas has broken a Lancashire women’s record previously held by her Heywood Cricket Club colleague Kate Cross. The 15-year-old protégé, who only celebrated her birthday in May, played for the Lancashire Women’s Under-17s side against Durham and recorded incredible figures with her leg-spin bowling. Olivia claimed eight wickets for 10 runs from just four Click here for more ….

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Aug 122019
 

HEYWOOD Cricket Club is mourning the passing of Ken Barker in a Deganwy rest home at the age of 82 after a long illness. He would have been 83 in September. Ken, who had no known surviving family, was a member at Crimble for around 70 years and financed the purchase of the electronic scoreboard Click here for more ….

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Aug 092019
 

  HEYWOOD are making plans to stage one of their biggest games in recent years. The Lancashire Cricket Foundation Cup final is between Heywood’s neighbours Norden and holders Darwen at Crimble on Sunday, September 8 (1pm). And now Heywood chairman John Rhodes is appealing for any members who can help with preparations in the countdown Click here for more ….

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Aug 082019
 

HEYWOOD’S senior team is in action at Crimble on Saturday when they host Oldham area club Austerlands in Division 1A of the Greater Manchester League. The struggling second team is in need of the points In Division 3 East the same day when they go to Springhead, another Oldham area outfit. And the third team Click here for more ….

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Aug 062019
 

HEYWOOD got back in the winning groove with a nine-wicket stroll over struggling Unsworth at Pole Lane. Jack Morley marked his return from England Under-19s duty with a clinical all-round performance, claiming 6-22 with his left-arm spin as Unsworth collapsed from 40-0 to 75 all out. Then the 18-year-old weighed in with an unbeaten 26 Click here for more ….

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Aug 052019
 

HEYWOOD members have resoundingly turned down a proposal to leave the Greater Manchester Cricket League (GMCL). An Extraordinary General Meeting resulted in a big turn-out in the Crimble clubhouse to debate the sole item for discussion: ‘That this Club should consider an application to join the Lancashire Cricket League for the 2021 season’. And after Click here for more ….

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Jul 302019
 

A  FINAL reminder to all members of Heywood Cricket Club that there will be an Extraordinary General Meeting in the Crimble clubhouse on Thursday, August 1. The sole item for discussion will be: ‘That this Club should consider an application to join the Lancashire Cricket League for the 2021 season’. The meeting is scheduled to Click here for more ….

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