Heywood start their league campaign with a tough fixture at Littleborough on Sunday.
Although new pro Farhaan Behardien has yet to arrive after being held up by visa problems, the club are still hopeful he’ll be here for the start of the season.
The seconds entertain Littleborough, newly-promoted from Division Two.
On Saturday, there’s an interesting first team friendly at home to Prestwich. If the CLL and LCL eventually choose to sit down and talk mergers, the North Manchester club could be a league fixture in a few years.
Heywood CC 1st XI (v Prestwich, h, Sat. Start 1pm) D. Pawson, R.Cross, W.Hunt, A. Dawson, J. Lovell, R. Paterson, H. Naeem, C. Kaye, T. Blundell, S. Dawson, B. Thulborn.
Heywood CC 1st XI (v Littleborough, a, Sun. Meet 11.30am, start 1pm) D. Pawson, R.Cross, W.Hunt, A. Dawson, J. Lovell, R. Paterson, H. Naeem, C. Kaye, T. Blundell, D. Latham, Pro (TBC).
Heywood CC 2nd XI (v Littleborough, h, Sun. Meet 12.15pm, start 1pm) R. Smethurst, S. Dawson, M. Hood, B. Thulborn, A Fawcett, D Fawcett, M Grogan, S Burrill, C Booth, J Mills, R Purser.