Jun 172019

HEYWOOD’S senior sides suffered a frustrating triple wipe-out by the weather at the weekend.

Two Marston’s T20 group matches failed to reach a conclusion on Thursday and Friday, and Saturday’s Division 1A home clash with Uppermill lasted just 24.4 overs.

The rain-jinxed T20 clash at Moorside, abandoned without a ball being bowled the previous Friday, was re-arranged for Thursday night only to suffer the same fate.

And the fifth match in the group at home to Royton the following night saw just 12 overs of action before the monsoons again took control, with Royton reaching 53-1 from 12 overs.

There was slightly more play in the League game at Crimble the following day, when Uppermill reached 70-1 from 21.4 overs until rain again drove off the players at 2.18pm with the match eventually being called off at 4pm.

Heywood will be hoping for more joy this coming weekend, starting with a Friday visit to Stalybridge-area side Stayley Scorpions when victory for Heywood Monkeys could see them qualify for the quarter-finals.

Then on Saturday it’s back to League action for the 1st X1 with a trip to Hyde area club Flowery Field.

+ HEYWOOD’S 2nd X1 suffered similar frustration with their Division 3 East game at Flowery Field on Saturday also being curtailed after the home side had reached 60-2 in 20 overs.

They went out of the 2nd X1 Premier Cup at Astley and Tyldesley on Sunday, the home team making 187-9 from their 45 overs and the visitors replying with 128 all out.

Heywood’s chief wicket-takers were Tom Pagett (3-27) and Chris Kaye (2-9). In the Heywood innings, Rob Bennett made 39, Lee Grogan 26 and Lee Clarkson 25.

The 3rd X1 got the better of a truncated Sunday Plate tie at Denton. They were 38-2 in 14.4 overs when the game was called off, but went through on a bowl-out.


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Jun 142019

We are sorry to announce that due to the forecast and the cancellation of the women’s softball league fixtures this Sunday we are also postponing the Summer Bounce festival, if a further date is arranged this will of course be communicated out. Apologies for any inconvenience

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Jun 132019

HEYWOOD ‘S playing resources are being stretched to the limit – weather permitting! – for a hectic schedule of six matches in four days. The action hopefully starts tomorrow (Thursday, June 13) when Heywood Monkeys travel to Oldham area club Moorside for a re-arranged fourth match in their Marston’s T20 group. The game was originally Click here for more ….

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Jun 052019

HEYWOOD Monkeys lead the way on another important coming weekend for the Club’s senior side. They travel to Oldham area club Moorside on Friday for their fourth match in the Marston’s T20 Trophy group, having won two of their three matches to date. Saturday sees the 1st X1 travel to Denton in Division 1A of Click here for more ….

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Jun 032019

JAMES Kettleborough delivered one of the best innings ever seen in a 20-overs-per-side match at Crimble to inspire Heywood to a tense victory. The 26-year-old went within a whisker of the rare feat of a century in the shortest form of the game, and shared a second wicket stand of 132 with professional Faisal Iqbal, Click here for more ….

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May 292019

ANOTHER busy schedule will make Crimble a hive of activity again at the weekend. Heywood Monkeys host Greenfield Thunder on Friday night in the third match of their Marston’s T20 campaign, having one won and lost one in the group. The following day the senior side entertain Brooksbottom hoping to make it three victories in Click here for more ….

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May 292019

ROCHDALE won the Tom Hardman Cup on an exciting day of T20 cricket at Crimble. The visitors posted a challenging total of 128-4 in the final against Heywood, with 42 from A Musafa, 34 by Harris Hussain and professional Ed Moore chipping in with 25. Andy Dawson claimed 3-20. Heywood made a gallant effort to Click here for more ….

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May 282019

SOME victories are more meritorious than others and Heywood’s successful outcome over an Austerlands side perched near the bottom of Division 1A of the Greater Manchester League may have been anticipated. But the scorecard of a rain-affected match, which resulted in a four-wicket win for the visitors on the recalculated Duckworth/Lewis method, does not even Click here for more ….

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May 282019

THREE brothers playing alongside each other in a senior side for the first time, two 15-year-old debutants and only four first team regulars. That was the back story to Heywood Monkeys’ 81-run defeat by Heyside Hyenas in their second match of the Marstons T20 group. Given the background to the Heywood team on the night, Click here for more ….

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May 222019

FOUR games in four days over the Bank Holiday weekend make it a hectic time for Heywood players. Heywood Monkeys travel to take on Heyside Hyenas on Friday night (6pm) in the second match of the Marston’s T20 qualifying competition, following the recent victory over Glodwick in the opening game of the group. Saturday sees Click here for more ….

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May 212019

Kate Cross & Olivia Thomas could both feature on their home groundSome of the biggest names in the women’s game will be at Crimble this Sunday as Lancashire take on Sussex in the latest round of Royal London One Day Cup matches. At full strength Sussex boast a wealth of England stars including Sarah Taylor, Danielle Wyatt and Georgia Elwiss although not all have been playing Click here for more ….

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May 212019

A SPARKLING second-wicket partnership of 164 in 38 overs between Bobby Cross and Jack Morley paved the way to a morale-boosting win for Heywood over Unsworth. The duo came together after losing 16-year-old Jacob Kaye caught behind to the third ball of the match then put together one of the best stands seen at Crimble Click here for more ….

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May 152019

SOHAIL Asildada will make his Heywood senior bow at home to Unsworth on Saturday. The pace bowler, who played his previous cricket with Gore Court of Sittingbourne in Kent, impressed on his debut for the Club in a recent second team game. Now he steps up a level into a first team lacking the services Click here for more ….

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