May 242018

HEYWOOD’S senior side face two more important dates at the weekend.

Friday night sees the second game of their Marstons T20 Cup qualifying campaign against Thornham Thunder at Crimble, with a victory needed after losing their opening Group match to Heyside Hyenas.

On Saturday they travel to Bury area side Woodbank in their latest Greater Manchester Premier League outing, following which the players will return to Crimble for their annual fancy dress event – which will feature an Australian theme.

It is hoped that as many members as possible will support the occasion.

The unbeaten 2nd X1 are at home to Ashton on Saturday, while the third team face a Sunday date at Worsley.

HEYWOOD MONKEYS (Thornham Thunder, T20 2, home, Friday, 6pm): T Townsend (capt), R Cross, D Pawson, S Burrill, M Witts, R Paterson, A Dawson, W Hunt, D Latham, C Hilton, T McQuinn.

HEYWOOD 1st X1 (v Woodbank, away, Saturday, 1pm): J Morley replaces M Witts.

HEYWOOD 2nd X1 (v Ashton, home, Saturday, 1.30pm):  M Grogan (capt), S Evans, R Bennett, C Booth, C Kaye, J Kaye, M Witts, L Clarkson, J Mills, J Keyworth, T Pagett. Reserve: O Thomas.

HEYWOOD 3rd X1 (v Worsley, away, Sunday, 2pm): M Hood, J Kaye, O Thomas, G Taylor, W Taylor, J Carter, T Sullivan, L Forshaw, J Mills, M Grogan, R Purser.

+ SIMON Dawson has left Heywood Cricket Club and is believed to be signing for Middleton in the Lancashire League.

It’s a blow to lose a product of the Club’s junior system, and Cricket Chairman Roger Smethurst said:  “Having spoken to Simon over the last few days he has decided the time is right for him to try a new challenge.

“This has not been an easy decision for him as I know he is a Heywood player through and through. I’ve played with Simon ever since he started in senior cricket with our most memorable highlight being when we won the Burton Cup together in 2013, where he was a key member of the side.

“Since then he has established himself as a regular in the 1st X1, principally as the team’s opening bowler.

“I’m sad to see Simon leave as I always want Heywood lads to be playing for Heywood and I hope that it won’t be long before he decides to return to Crimble. In the meantime, I wish him good luck and I know we’ll stay in touch.”

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May 222018

KC2SOME of cricket’s biggest international names will be in action at Crimble on Bank Holiday Monday (May 28). It’s a feather in the cap of Heywood Cricket Club who are staging the Royal London Women’s One-Day Cup  50-overs-per-side match between Lancashire and Hampshire (11am). Heywood’s very own Kate Cross, pictured, will line up in a strong Click here for more ….

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May 222018

HEYWOOD Monkeys slipped to a one-run defeat at home to Heyside Hyenas in an exciting Marstons T20 Cup opener before an excellent Friday night crowd at Crimble. The visitors gave a fine account of themselves to post a challenging 147-5 from their 20 overs, then Heywood’s reply fell one run short despite a last ball Click here for more ….

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May 162018

CRIMBLE stages a triple header this coming weekend as the season hits top gear. Heywood Monkeys start their T20 campaign against Heyside Hyenas on Friday night. On Saturday it’s back to Greater Manchester Premier League action for the senior side when Roe Green are the visitors. And Sunday sees the 2nd X1 take centre stage when Click here for more ….

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May 142018

HEYWOOD’S 3rd X1 were comprehensively beaten by Astley and Tyldesley in the first round of the Sunday Cup at Crimble. In a match reduced to 36-overs-per-side following a late arrival by the visitors, Heywood were bowled out for 110 after Astley and Tyldesley had made 143-7. Jack Mann proved a thorn in the side of the Click here for more ….

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May 092018

HEYWOOD’S senior side are preparing  for another busy and vital weekend with games on Saturday and Sunday (May 12 and 13) as the season begins to hot up. On Saturday they go to Prestwich, who have won two of their three games in the Greater Manchester Premier League. Professional Travis Townsend returns to the side after Click here for more ….

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May 082018

HEYWOOD’S second and third teams made it a 100 per cent successful weekend for the Club. The 2nd X1 scored a 117-run victory over their Woodhouses counterparts to stay top of Division Four East, with three successive league victories adding to last week’s Cup triumph over Clifton. And the 3rd X1 saw off Brooksbottom by Click here for more ….

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May 082018

CHRIS Schofield answered a late deputy call by Heywood when regular professional Travis Townsend had to cry off from the home clash with Woodhouses owing to a back injury. And the 39-year-old former England and Lancashire star responded with a thoroughly professional performance as Heywood raced to their first Greater Manchester Premier League victory of Click here for more ….

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