Jan 122018

HEYWOOD have finalised captaincy appointments for their three senior teams during the coming season.

Travis Townsend, who took over the 1st X1 towards the end of the 2017 campaign, will carry on at the helm in the side’s return to the Greater Manchester Premier League.

Mikey Grogan will be second team captain for a second successive season.

And Roger Smethurst will lead the third team in its series of Sunday matches.

Roger is also chairman of the Club’s Cricket Committee, and said:  “Travis took over as first team captain towards the end of the 2017 season and helped us achieve our objective of gaining promotion.

“If it hadn’t have been for bad weather on the final day of the season I think that most people in the club were convinced we would have beaten Greenmount on our own ground and subsequently won the Division One championship.

“Trav has been around the club, on and off, for a number of years now. He knows the players and is also popular with the supporters and our junior players.

“He’s experienced and will hopefully help us push on and become a force within the Premier League.

“Mikey proved to be a popular second team captain last year and did a good job in steadying performances to ensure that the team finished mid-table.

“It was unfortunate in a captaincy respect that he ended up playing for the first team quite a bit. Now the hope in 2018 is that player availability will improve and Mikey gets to run the seconds on a weekly basis, and encourage the team to compete near the top of the table.

“As for myself, I played a lot of games last season with the third team, and, with Dom Fawcett more committed at work, it was felt that the side needed some continuity.

“I’m looking forward to playing Sunday cricket and hope to find sufficient senior players to ensure we can find the right balance.”

The opening Saturday fixtures are on April 21, with the first team at home to Premier champions Flixton and second team going to Failsworth Macedonia.

Cup draws and fixtures for the third team have yet to be released.


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Jan 092018

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 January 9, 2018  1 Response »
Jan 082018

26231609_571876719814933_4705974935422006798_nA NEW Year brings thoughts of a new cricket season and Heywood are already getting into the swing. The annual pre-season junior indoor nets will again be held at Siddal Moor Sports College on Sundays, starting on January 21, from 1pm-3pm and running through to the end of March. The opening session will be for Click here for more ….

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Jan 042018

HEYWOOD have on paper a tough start on their return to Greater Manchester Premier League action. They entertain Flixton, who were Premier and T20 champions in 2017, on Saturday, April 21, in their bid to re-establish themselves in the top flight following promotion last season. And the following week, April 28, sees another high profile Click here for more ….

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Dec 112017

CAROL CONCERT NOTICE 2017WEBTWO popular pre-Christmas events promise to make Heywood Cricket Club a lively place this coming Sunday (December 17). The Children’s Christmas Party starts at 1.30pm and the evening features the annual Carol Concert. The afternoon event for the young ones is always a highlight, and the schedule is: 1.30 pm: Children arrive. 1.45 pm: Entertainment Click here for more ….

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Nov 202017

XMASFAYRETWO more events are lined up at Heywood Cricket Club in the countdown to Christmas. A Christmas Fayre will be held at Crimble on Sunday, November 26 (noon-4pm), following the success of the inaugural venture last year. And the following Sunday, December 3, sees the annual Christmas Dinner which has proved a popular pre-festive season Click here for more ….

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Nov 102017

JACKMAINJACK Morley has made a significant breakthrough in his cricketing career by being included in the Lancashire Academy intake for the coming year. The 16-year-old all-rounder, Heywood’s youngest ever first team debutant at the age of 13, is one of eight players named by Lancashire for winter training and the prospect of playing for the Click here for more ….

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Oct 312017

PLOUGHssANOTHER popular function is approaching at Heywood Cricket Club in the countdown to Christmas. A Ploughman’s Lunch, which enables members and guests to get together in cricket’s close season, is taking place at Crimble on Sunday, November 12, at 12.30pm. Price per head is £7 with proceeds going to Club funds. Tickets can be ordered Click here for more ….

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Oct 282017

HEYWOOD’S success in the 2017 season was reflected in awards to three of their players at the Greater Manchester Cricket League awards evening at Old Trafford. Heywood finished second in Division One to regain their Premier League status next year, and for Bobby Cross, Danny Pawson and Chris Kaye it was also a personal year Click here for more ….

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Oct 232017

bonfire flier 2017  BONFIRE night is just around the corner. And Heywood Cricket Club will again be staging their popular spectacle to celebrate the occasion. The annual Bonfire and Fireworks  Display at Crimble will be on Saturday, November 4, when the gates and bar open at the ground from 6pm. The supervised display has become one of Click here for more ….

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Oct 022017

ONE of the social highlights of the year at Crimble comes on Saturday, October 7, with the annual Presentation Night (6.30pm). It features awards in both the junior and seniors sections, plus revealing who has been chosen as the Clubperson-of-the-Year. The event starts earlier than normal, at 6.30pm, with awards to the youngsters who took part Click here for more ….

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Oct 022017

Olivia with the Women2017 has been another good year for Heywood youngster Olivia Thomas as she follows in the footsteps of several other female players at Heywood CC. At club level she has been playing for the Under 13 side and has ended the season averaging 79 with the bat having only been dismissed once in seven innings Click here for more ….

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Sep 252017

GREATER Manchester Cricket League awards night is at Old Trafford on Friday, October 20. And Heywood are asking that anyone interested in attending make their intentions known as soon as possible. Heywood finished second in Division One in the season recently ended to confirm their promotion back to the Premier League. Cricket Committee chairman Roger Click here for more ….

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Sep 152017

THREE Heywood players reached significant milestones during the 2017 season. The Club’s second term in the Greater Manchester Cricket League saw them successfully regain their Premier status, and they were only denied the chance to win the Division One championship when the last match of the season at home to Greenmount was washed out. But Click here for more ….

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