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 truly astonishing feat. He passed away in New Zealand at the age of 92. He had been the first New Zealand captain to win a Test Match.

David Shepherd had a much longer involvement with the club having been involved since being a pupil at Heywood Grammar School.

His career as a player was spent mostly in the second eleven where he saw success as captain in 1967 leading the side to the league title. Coupled with the 1st XI also winning their title this saw the club take the Aggregate Cup.

A committee member and one time vice-chairman of the club David went on to represent the club as a league representative and eventually would serve the Central Lancashire League as a committee member, auditor and Chairman. He was awarded life membership of the league.

David passed away aged 82 after a short illness, his funeral is on Monday 26th October at 10.30am at Rochdale Crematorium.

 October 15, 2020  No Responses »
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 ….

 September 26, 2020  No Responses »
Sep 242020

HEYWOOD Cricket Club has seen its re-arranged Greater Manchester League commitments for the 2020 season curtailed. But there will be an end-of-season extra for players and spectators this coming Sunday (July 27) with a 3rd X1 game against Derbyshire side Newton (12 30pm). The 1st X1 were due to host Bury on Saturday and the 3rd X1 had Click here for more ….

 September 24, 2020  No Responses »
Sep 222020

thumbnail_IMG_4438The 2020 season was never going to be about league positions or results, it was a season that was a bonus for players and supporters and a credit to the GMCL and all the administrators that made it happen. However, victory on Saturday away at Tottington St John’s meant that Sean Burrill’s side will finish Click here for more ….

 September 22, 2020  No Responses »
Sep 222020

Heywood’s third team made the trip to Walshaw for their final league match of the season knowing that victory would leave them in a share of top spot in the table and likely be crowned champions based on countback for most victories. The wicket looked good with a close cut outfield and a high scoring Click here for more ….

 September 22, 2020  No Responses »
Sep 162020

HEYWOOD teams feature in the penultimate round of re-arranged mini-league matches in the Greater Manchester League this coming weekend (September 19 and 20). The senior side face a trip to Bury area club Tottington St John’s on Saturday, and on the same day the second team are at home to Elton. The third team go Click here for more ….

 September 16, 2020  No Responses »
Sep 142020

The first team have gone to the top of the mini-league with two fixtures still to play in this shortened GMCL season. Having won the toss on a damp wicket skipper Sean Burrill elected to bat first and despite a steady start from Wes Hunt in particular the home side looked in trouble when they Click here for more ….

 September 14, 2020  No Responses »
Sep 142020

Heywood’s third team made the short trip to Bury for their penultimate game of the foreshortened season hoping to avenge their defeat earlier in the season and to make it a clean sweep over the weekend with both the first and second teams winning the previous day. Heywood won the toss and asked Bury to Click here for more ….

 September 14, 2020  No Responses »
Sep 072020

Jimmy’s funeral will be at Middleton Crematorium on Friday 18th September at 2.20pm followed by a reception at Heywood CC. The usual regulations will apply at the Crem and as usual we ask for common sense and understanding back at the club to allow the family to safely access the pavilion and then social distancing Click here for more ….

 September 7, 2020  4 Responses »
Sep 072020

Heywood’s third team played hosts to Elton in the return fixture with the locals looking to do the double following victory at the Bury side’s ground earlier in the season. Elton won the toss and invited Heywood to bat first on what was a slightly soft wicket following the recent rain but were perhaps regretting Click here for more ….

 September 7, 2020  No Responses »
Sep 032020

Following the funeral we can now confirm that donations have exceeded £2,000 and this money will go to the junior cricket section at Heywood CC in memory of Scott. We thank you all for your generosity. The following message has been sent by Anne & Steve and they have asked us to share it with Click here for more ….

 September 3, 2020  No Responses »
Sep 022020

CRICKET is on the menu at Crimble this coming Saturday and Sunday (September 5 and 6) despite the senior side having no game for the second successive Saturday. They were due to go to Unsworth but their scheduled opponents have pulled out of the end-of-season 40 overs-per-side mini-league. The second team therefore hold centre stage Click here for more ….

 September 2, 2020  No Responses »
Sep 012020

Heywood are pleased to announce that Amar Ullah has agreed terms to remain at Crimble for a second season following the shortened 2020 campaign. The left handed all rounder has impressed in the brief campaign this summer with match winning runs against Edenfield, an opening day 50 at Brooksbottom and contributions with bat and ball Click here for more ….

 September 1, 2020  No Responses »
Sep 012020

Heywood’s third team played hosts to top of the table Clifton in the only fixture to be played at Crimble over the bank holiday weekend, knowing that they would need to continue their good form if they were to challenge their high flying visitors. Clifton won the toss and asked Heywood to bat first and Click here for more ….

 September 1, 2020  No Responses »
Aug 262020

HEYWOOD teams still have an action-packed weekend (August 28, 29, 30 and 31) despite no scheduled game at Crimble on Saturday. The Monkeys get the ball rolling, weather permitting, on Friday evening with a trip to Thornham CC to take on the home club’s Thunder team in the latest round of 15-over matches. Featuring in Click here for more ….

 August 26, 2020  No Responses »