Apr 142021

HEYWOOD’S Greater Manchester Cricket League season gets under way on schedule this coming weekend.

And, for the first time, the Club will put out four sides with the newly-inaugurated fourth team – featuring the maximum permitted three players over the age of 21 – in debut action at Droylsden on Sunday (1.30pm).

Fears that the start of the campaign would be put back owing to the extended lockdown after Christmas have been allayed.

But, in accordance with ECB and Government guidelines, NO AWAY SUPPORTERS will be allowed at any of the games. And members wishing to watch the second team against Mottram at Crimble on Saturday must be wait to be served at a table if they wish to buy a drink from the bar.

The senior side face a trip into Derbyshire on Saturday to take on Glossop (12.30pm), and the team features new signings Fayaz Ughradar and Caleb Grant – who both acquitted themselves well in the friendly game at Norden last weekend.

Making his debut in the first team will be Sam Bevan, older brother of Harry Bevan, the latter well-known to Crimble regulars.

The second team get the Crimble action going by hosting Mottram at home the same day (1pm), and the third team go to Bury area club Brooksbottom on Sunday (1.30pm).

      HEYWOOD 1st X1 (v Glossop, away, Saturday, 12.30pm): S Burrill (capt), R Cross, W Hunt, F Ughradar, M Witts, C Grant, A Dawson, J O’Neill, S Bevan, O Thomas, A Ullah (pro).

     HEYWOOD 2nd X1 (v Mottram, home, Saturday, 1pm): M Grogan (capt), S Evans, L Grogan, D Fawcett, G Deboeck, J Kaye, B Wood, M Iqbal, E Clarkson, W Taylor, C Stanford-Campbell.

     HEYWOOD 3rd X1 (v Brooksbottom, away, Sunday, 1.30pm): J McCulloch Snr (capt), J George, C McNally, M Dearden, T Pagett, E Clarkson, W Taylor, J McCulloch Jnr, B McCulloch, J Kaye, D Ashton.

     HEYWOOD 4th X1 (v Droylsden, away, Sunday, 1.30pm): D Hilton (capt), C Jackson, O Simpson, A Russell, J Cockroft, C Stanford-Campbell, T Moulton, B McNally, L McNally, I Simpson, R Smethurst.

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Apr 072021

HEYWOOD get their 2021 season under way at the weekend with friendly fixtures against Norden – with the enforced absence of spectators. The senior side go to Woodhouse Lane on Saturday (April 10), the third X1 fixture is at Crimble the same day, and the meeting of the 2nd X1 teams is on Sunday (April Click here for more ….

 April 7, 2021  No Responses »
Apr 052021

HEYWOOD have pulled off a second significant signing as they approach the highly-anticipated start of the new cricket season. He is 28-year old all-rounder Fayaz Ughradar, whose pedigree is underlined by the fact that he played at Lancashire Under-19s level alongside the likes of England leg-spinner Matt Parkinson and well-known paceman Liam Hurt. And he Click here for more ….

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Mar 082021

HEYWOOD have pulled of a new signing amid encouraging signs that the 2021 campaign may be starting on the April 17 date proposed by the Greater Manchester Cricket League (GMCL) – or soon after. He is Caleb Grant, an Australian who moved to England some years ago and more recently has been playing for Nelson Click here for more ….

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Jan 142021

Sample 1Thanks to the incredible diligence of first Vernon Connolly and then Flo Cromarty the club has a wonderful record of players that have played in the first team at Heywood over the years. Along with player statistics and notable performances, each amateur player that has played for the first team since the records began has Click here for more ….

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Jan 112021

Heywood in action circa 1984As part of our celebration of 100 years of cricket at Crimble we will be sharing some historic photographs from over the years. Not many will give a better perspective on the action than this photo taken around 1984/5 from the park and looking back across the ground to the pavilion. It was a fantastic Click here for more ….

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Jan 102021

Crimble from above Queens Park2021 will see the 100th anniversary of cricket at one of the finest grounds in Lancashire. Heywood Cricket Club has been in existence since 1865 but it was only in 1921 that the club first played at the beautiful Crimble ground that is still its home today. Heywood had played at two other locations in Click here for more ….

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Jan 042021

HEYWOOD are looking forward optimistically to the 2021 cricket season – despite the current difficult times. The new Greater Manchester Cricket League campaign is scheduled to start on Saturday, April 17, when the senior side set off in Premier 2 with a trip to Glossop. The second team are in Division 3E and their opening Click here for more ….

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Dec 152020

Heywood Chairman, John Rhodes, has provided the following message for members and supporters: Well 2020 has been a funny old year and as I write this we can only hope that 2021 will be nearer normal. The club has survived in what can only be called the strangest of circumstances. We have been closed for Click here for more ….

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Dec 072020

EVIDENCE that Heywood’s senior side will have to be ready for action in 2021 comes with confirmation of the side being moved up a division in the Greater Manchester Cricket League (GMCL). The League has now ratified Heywood’s place in Premier Division 2, one rung below the top tier, following Greenmount’s move to the Lancashire Click here for more ….

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Oct 202020

Following today’s announcement that the region will now be back in the Tier 3 stage of lockdown tonight will be the last time the clubhouse will be open until further notice. The club committee would like to take the opportunity to thank all our staff, particularly Steve Cromarty, for the way in which they have Click here for more ….

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Oct 152020

Another sad day for the Heywood Cricket Club family yesterday with the news of the passing of long time member David Shepherd and former professional John Reid. Reid played for the club for 3 seasons from 1952-54 and famously did the double in his final season with an incredible 1,373 runs and 113 wickets, a Click here for more ….

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Sep 262020

IMG_0011With the final weekend of the season upon us the committee have agreed some winter opening times. This weekend we are open from midday on Saturday and Sunday with the 3rd team playing the final game of the summer on Sunday against Newton CC. Going forward the club will be open at 5pm on Saturday Click here for more ….

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