May 222015

A WELL-below par performance at Crimble saw a dejected Heywood second team well beaten by Middleton by seven wickets.

With an apparently good-looking ‘deck’ on show captain Adam Fawcett chose to bat first, and saw his side get off to a steady start through Phil Dawson and Roger Smethurst.

At 37-0 after 14 overs, all appeared to be in good order. From then on, unfortunately, the batting surface appeared to play tricks.

Some indifferent bounce accounted for a number of batsmen, with only two going beyond 20 – Smethurst with 22 and Dom Fawcett with an unbeaten 25 showing the required application.

A brief flurry from the recalled James Mills, who made 14, then saw the team grind its way to 146-9 off their 50 overs.

After the turnaround Heywood got off to a promising start, with the evergreen Rick Purser bowling young Middleton opener Carpentier.

However, that proved to be too little too soon as it brought in the big-hitting Middleton Crangle, who frustrated the home attack with an increasing number of boundaries of both agricultural and well-timed nature.

Captain Fawcett tried different bowling combinations, with young Jack Morley again impressing with his left-arm spin. A couple of further wickets fell, but Middleton eased to a comfortable and deserved victory with more than seven overs to spare.

P Dawson st Astley b Hughes 14
R Smethurst lbw b Sajid 22
B Thulborn lbw b Sajid 8
A Fawcett c Crangle b Shahid 6
S Evans b Sajid 14
D Fawcett not out 25
K Nugent c Astley b Holmes 0
J Morley c and b Harris 6
M Grogan c Sajid b Holmes 4
J Mills c Bennett b Holmes 14
R Purser not out 1
Extras 32
Total (for 9 wkts, 50 overs) 146
Fall of wickets: 1-38, 2-40, 3-46, 4-68, 5-68, 6-86, 7-107, 8-113, 9-138
Bowling: G Hughes 15-3-24-1, H Sajid 15-4-42-4, S Holmes 10-2-21-3, M Sohail 4-1-27-0, P Harris 6-2-20-1
M Shahid lbw b A Fawcett 19
L Carpentier b Purser 2
S Crangle not out 60
R Bennett lbw b Purser 27
G Hughes not out 18
Extras 22
Total (for 3 wkts, 42.2 overs) 148
Fall of wickets: 1-5, 2-44, 3-120
Bowling: R Purser 12.2-1-35-2, J Mills 10-0-25-0, D Fawcett 11-2-50-0, A Fawcett 4-1-19-1, J Morley 5-0-12-0

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May 182015

TEAMPHOTO0001Heywood CC sported a new kit for CLL T20 competition, sponsored by Romida Sports. The players model the kit before Sunday’s game against Littleborough, report to come shortly.

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May 152015

1New2The big event is nearly upon us with less than a month to go until Friday 12th June. At present we have 265 guests on the list including former players Geoff Lawson, Andy Flower, Colin Lever,  John Abrahams, Bob Cooke, Steven Kirby and many more. The dress code for the dinner is Black Tie Optional. Click here for more ….

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May 132015

Heywood host Littleborough CC at Crimble on Sunday in the opening match of the T20 group stages. With the increased number of free weekend dates more of the T20 is being played at weekend this year although this is our only home game in the group. The team travel to Clifton and Monton in the Click here for more ….

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May 122015

Runs for Sean BurrillHeywood seconds showed the form they are capable of to bounce back from defeat at Clifton to beat Unsworth by four runs in a really tense game. They went down to a 47-run defeat to a strong Clifton second team, managing only 126 as they chased a good target of 179. There were, however, encouraging Click here for more ….

May 112015

KATEvUNSa0001Kate Cross says she ‘loved’ the backing of the famous Heywood patio during her superb eight-wicket haul at home to Unsworth yesterday. She finished with the figures of 15.5-2-47-8 to lead her side to a six-wicket defeat of the Bury side. It was one long, continuous spell from Cross, who admitted she was flagging towards Click here for more ….

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May 062015

Ian Wrathall (Sales Manager), Jack Morley (Junior cricketer), Bob Cross (Club President), Dean Redfern (Director of Sales), Danny Pawson (Club Captain) , John Rhodes (Club Chairman), David Fare (Cricket Chairman). The club are delighted that the ongoing sponsorship from John Willie Lees continues and Ian Wrathall and Dean Redfern from the brewery were at the club last night for the cheque presentation. As the club moves into this special anniversary year we are pleased that the brewery remain involved and are playing such an active Click here for more ….

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