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 for Bobby Cross, Danny Pawson and Chris Kaye the campaign further cemented their names into the Crimble record books.

Cross scored 590 runs at an average of 45.4 in Greater Manchester League competitions to take his overall career total past the 15,000-run mark.

The 34-year-old’s exact total of 15,154 is formidable in its own right, but would assume even loftier proportions if non-Greater Manchester League and previously non-Central Lancashire League contributions were taken into consideration. Twenty-20 matches do not count in the calculations, also.

Pawson, meanwhile, made 617 runs at an average of 44.1 during the Greater Manchester season and he is in third place in the list of all-time Heywood run-scorers.

His overall total of 6,203 puts him behind second-placed Mark Wright’s 7,462, albeit that in 2016 the 26-year-old was the designated club professional.

And Kaye’s return to the first team for the last three completed matches of the 2017 season resulted in a further personal haul of 13 wickets, taking his overall total to 901. That is 112 more than second-placed David Fare.

Like Cross, it’s another prodigious statistic set by the 48-year-old, and the landmarks of the pair will certainly stand the test of time!

Pawson’s all-round value to the side is underlined by 26 wickets in GML games, although Simon Dawson tops the list with 35 victims, just two more than 16-year-old Jack Morley.

Andy Kerr made 640 runs at an average of 35.6, while professional Travis Townsend contributed 509 at 36.4. Townsend also claimed 25 wickets.

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Sep 072017

new cocktailHEYWOOD stage another of their popular Cocktail Nights in the Crimble clubhouse on Saturday (September 9) when players and supporters get their chance to celebrate promotion back to the Greater Manchester Premier League – and hopefully the Division One championship. The senior side host leaders Greenmount earlier in the day in a fitting finale to Click here for more ….

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Sep 042017

HEYWOOD are back in the Greater Manchester Premier League. They overcame a scare at the start of their 93-run chase to eventually complete a routine seven-wicket victory at Stretford. Now they have their sights set on lifting the Division One championship when they entertain leaders Greenmount in a final game showdown at Crimble on Saturday Click here for more ….

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Aug 312017

HEYWOOD can clinch promotion back to the Greater Manchester Premier League with a victory at Stretford on Saturday. Four teams will make the step up to the top flight, and, with just two games of the season left, Heywood are 11 points clear of fifth-placed Flowery Field. Greenmount are top with 80 points, Heywood have Click here for more ….

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Aug 312017

HEYWOOD Cricket Club’s Under-15s side have an important date at Crimble tonight (5.15) (Thursday, August 31). They host Greenmount in the semi-final of the Greater Manchester League’s Under-15s Cup in their bid to make it a fine end to the season. And a further incentive is that the winners will be at home to Walshaw Click here for more ….

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Aug 292017

GUEST REPORT BY DAVID CROSS: HEYWOOD swept aside a disappointing Worsley team with an impressive 10-wicket victory at Crimble. Key players were Chris Kaye and Travis Townsend with five and four wickets respectively, then Andy Kerr followed up with an unbeaten half-century. Worsley won the toss and elected to bat. However, they were soon in Click here for more ….

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Aug 252017

credit Getty ImagesHeywood are delighted to host part of the season finale to the Royal London One Day Cup this Sunday as Lancashire Women play Nottinghamshire Women at Crimble. Lancashire were recently crowned T20 Champions and currently sit third in the One Day table with two games to play, level on points with their opponents. Lancashire should Click here for more ….

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Aug 232017

PACEMAN Simon Dawson makes a welcome return to Heywood action on Saturday as the senior side are again hit by unavoidable unavailability. Bobby Cross and Jack Morley are missing for the home clash with Worsley in Division One of the Greater Manchester League. So Dawson’s comeback, after being absent for almost a month owing to Click here for more ….

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Aug 142017

HEYWOOD took the left route to keep their promotion bid on track in Division One of the Greater Manchester League. Chris Kaye came out of first team retirement to form a deadly left-arm spin partnership with Jack Morley, which accounted for eight victims and bamboozled Denton, as the visitors fell for 94 at Crimble. Then Click here for more ….

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Aug 112017

PROSECCOA WOMEN’S Softball Cricket Festival will be staged at Heywood Cricket Club on September 1. The event, from 6-9pm, is part of a series being organised by the Lancashire Cricket Board, and is designed as a fun way to potentially get women involved in the sport. And it is hoped that other clubs in the Click here for more ….

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Aug 102017

CHRIS Kaye comes back into Heywood’s first team for the home clash with Denton on Saturday. The 48-year-old has played regularly for the second team this season alongside his son Jacob, but the long-serving one-club man is recalled to senior action as Heywood are again hit hard by player unavailability. It’s a game Heywood need Click here for more ….

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Aug 042017

HEYWOOD are forced to dig deep into their reserve of talent for forthcoming matches at the weekend. The first team show several changes when go to Dukinfield tomorrow (Saturday, August 5) for another important game in their bid to regain promotion to the Premier Division of the Greater Manchester League. And the second team features Click here for more ….

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