Aug 162017

HEYWOOD face another key game on Saturday in their bid to bounce back to the Greater Manchester Premier League.

They go to Bolton area side Edgworth with just four games of the season left and six sides  battling it out for the four promotion places.

Greenmount are top on 73 points, then it’s: Heywood on 71; Woodhouses on 70; Edgworth on 68; Flowery Field on 66; and Stand on 61.

Chris Kaye, who made such an impressive return to first team action last Saturday at home to Denton, is unavailable. Dale Latham and James Seddon return to the side, and young Harry Vernon makes his senior debut.

The second team have a double header, at home to Woodhouses on Saturday and away to Greenfield in a rearranged game on Sunday. That means the third team game at Worsley has been postponed.

HEYWOOD 1st X1 v Edgworth, away, Saturday (12.30pm): T Townsend (capt and pro), R Cross, A Kerr, D Pawson, J Morley, S Burrill, D Latham, C Hilton, J Seddon, S Evans, H Vernon.

HEYWOOD 2nd X1 v Woodhouses, home, Saturday (1pm), from: R Bennett (capt), R Smethurst, J Mills, K Nugent, J Keyworth, D Fawcett, T Pagett, E Carter, W Taylor, J O’Neill, L Jackson, J Carter, O Thomas.

HEYWOOD 2nd  X1 v Greenfield, away, Sunday (1pm): S Evans, C Hilton and H Vernon replace K Nugent, D Fawcett and L Jackson from Saturday’s team.

+ THE annual charity game in memory of Tom Hardman, to raise money for CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young), is at Crimble this coming Sunday, August 20, between a Lemons X1 and Eggers X1. More details to follow in a separate story when available.


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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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Aug 032017

Smaller 032Heywood Cricket Club’s youngest players had chance to meet World Cup Winners and international players from around the world on Tuesday evening at Crimble as Lancashire Thunder landed on the club in association with motor company Kia. A group of the All Stars were helped through their session by England players Sarah Taylor, Danielle Hazell Click here for more ….

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Aug 022017

MORLS0002JACK Morley’s rise up the cricketing ladder is to feature another notable step with his selection to play at Lord’s. The 16-year-old Heywood protégé has been picked in an English Schools Cricket Association team to play the MCC at Under-16s level in a one-day 50 overs game at the home of cricket on Wednesday, August Click here for more ….

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Jul 312017

IT was only by a nervy margin of eight runs, but Heywood can reflect on their victory over Stand with a deal of satisfaction. The home side dug deep into their reserves to supplement a bowling attack that contained only three regular first choice bowlers. But the end result saw Heywood get their promotion bid Click here for more ….

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Jul 272017

TWO Heywood batsmen have topped the 500-run mark in Greater Manchester League competitions two-thirds of the way through the season. Skipper Danny Pawson leads the way with 530 runs at an average of 58.9, while Bobby Cross is close behind with an aggregate of 525 at an average of 47.7. Leading wicket-taker is Simon Dawson, Click here for more ….

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Jul 262017

FULLIZE_2017_Thunder FIXTURES (2)HEYWOOD are appealing to Crimble members to support the Lancashire Thunder women’s team – featuring the Club’s very own Kate Cross – in their forthcoming Kia Super League campaign. The Thunder will be playing games around the county as they seek to reach finals day, and will be hoping to build on the massive success Click here for more ….

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Jul 252017

HEYWOOD Monkeys’ bid to reach Archway T20 finals day for a second successive year was extinguished by Flixton Fire in a rain-hit quarter-final at Lawrence Road. The match was reduced to 18-overs-per-side because of the weather and the Monkeys struggled to post a competitive total, eventually reaching 104-6. That never really looked enough to challenge Click here for more ….

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Jul 192017

BIG games just keeping rolling along for Heywood’s senior side this coming weekend. They face a Friday night trip to Flixton for an Archway T20 quarter-final, with the winners going forward to finals day on Sunday, July 30. And the following day sees a top-of-the-table clash at Failsworth area side Woodhouses in Division One of Click here for more ….

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Jul 172017

A RESPLENDENT century by Bobby Cross paved the way to a clinical 133-run victory at Unsworth and completed a near perfect weekend for Heywood. The maximum six points picked up at Pole Lane on Sunday followed Saturday’s five-point haul at home to Winton, when there was no bonus point because of the rain-affected reduction of Click here for more ….

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