Oct 152019


Heywood bowlers Simon Dawson and Jack Morley have moved into the top twenty in the club’s all time leading amateur wicket takers following a successful summer for the duo.

Dawson, who has established himself with the new ball has moved up to 17th in the list with 176 wickets to his name whilst Morley has claimed just one wicket less with his left arm spin.

Morley was so successful this summer that he not only picked up the senior bowling prize at the annual presentation evening but also claimed the overall Player of the Year award for the club in a summer that saw him play regularly for Lancashire 2nd XI as he embarks on a professional career with the Red Rose club.

Other big winners at the presentation evening were Olivia Thomas who scooped a series of awards including the Young Player of the Year, and Cabahn Hilton who took home the Most Improved Player award. Jane Pagett was recognised for her tireless hard work around the club with junior coaching and volunteering with the award of Club Person of the Year.

The efforts of all the juniors were recognised and a separate report will follow.


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Sep 272019

CRIMBLE will be a hive of activity for the Club’s eagerly anticipated Presentation Evening on Saturday, October 12 (7pm). The awards will range from: + The Lancashire All Stars cricket section, featuring five to eight-year-olds. + The junior teams comprising the Under-9s, Under-11s, Under-13s, Under-14s and Under-18s. + The senior sides made up of the Click here for more ….

 September 27, 2019  No Responses »
Sep 172019

HEYWOOD chairman John Rhodes has issued a rallying call for the future following the Club slipping into the third tier of the Greater Manchester League. Two seasons ago, Heywood were among the elite in the Premier League. Now they face up to life in the newly-created Championship. Another new set-up, the Premier Division 2, will Click here for more ….

 September 17, 2019  No Responses »
Sep 112019

HEYWOOD’S senior side will have a stand-in professional on display for their crucial final match of the season at Glodwick on Saturday (noon). With Faisal Iqbal having returned home to Pakistan, the Club have moved swiftly to secure the services of Rumesh Buddika, a 28-year-old Sri Lankan left-handed batsman who bowls off-spin. He has been Click here for more ….

 September 11, 2019  No Responses »
Sep 102019

REPORT BY ROGER SMETHURST: After what could only be described as a disastrous Saturday for Heywood, a youthful 3rd team under Joey O’Neill’s stewardship went to Brooksbottom the following day trying to get something out of the weekend for the Club. Bowling first, the thirds put in a controlled performance in the field with economical opening Click here for more ….

 September 10, 2019  No Responses »
Sep 052019

HEYWOOD Cricket Club are completing arrangements to stage the prestigious Lancashire Cricket Foundation Cup final at Crimble this coming Sunday (August 8, noon). The clash between Lancashire League clubs Norden and Darwen is one of the highlights of the club season in the county and is expected to attract a large crowd. And the Club Click here for more ….

 September 5, 2019  No Responses »
Sep 042019

IT’S crunch for Heywood’s senior side on Saturday when they host Flowery Field in match vital to both teams. The visitors are in joint third place in Division 1A of the Greater Manchester League, five points behind leaders Denton West and four adrift of second-placed Moorside in the chase for the top two end-of-season spots Click here for more ….

 September 4, 2019  No Responses »
Sep 042019

REPORT BY ROGER SMETHURST: Following last week’s deserved victory Heywood’s 2nd x1 were in a confident mood as they entertained Flowery Field at Crimble despite missing captain Steve Evans but welcoming back regulars Dom Fawcett, Jacob Kaye, Lee Grogan and Matt Hood. Heavy rain an hour before the scheduled start took its toll on the square and Click here for more ….

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