Jan 222015

A large contingent from Heywood Cricket Club attended Ken Lee’s funeral on Thursday and after the service went to Astley Bridge CC, Ken’s other club, where stories were shared to a mixture of tears and laughter.

It was a fitting send off for a man that had been involved with the club for some 35 years and his close friend David Fare captured everything of Ken in his address at the service.


Ken set a wonderful example to many as a supporter of the club that would travel to all matches, home and away, and his support and company will be sorely missed by players and fellow spectators alike.

The club would like to thank those that traveled over to attend the funeral and to those that sent apologies, it was clear just what a character we have lost.

There will be a further chance for Heywood supporters to pay their respects when the family visit the club at the start of the coming season to fulfil Ken’s wishes to have his ashes scattered on the ground.

After the funeral it was decided that the annual race trip, one of the highlights of the club year, and Ken’s year, will carry his name as a mark of the esteem in which he was held by so many.

Mark Wright will have no trouble filling the race trip in September such is the popularity of the event and whilst we will all raise a glass to Ken that day we may just take a little longer to work out exactly what our return will be on an each way winning bet.



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Jan 202015

KATE10001Heywood and Lancashire’s Kate Cross has been named in the England women’s touring party for the five-match One-Day International (ODI) and three-match Twenty20 International (T20I) series in New Zealand next month. Charlotte Edwards will captain a 15-player squad, which includes England’s fast bowling unit, spearheaded by Yorkshire’s Katherine Brunt and Somerset’s Anya Shrubsole, with support Click here for more ….

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Jan 132015

JWLLCricket club members are encouraged to attend the AGM which will be held on Tuesday 27th January in the pavilion at the club. The meeting will commence at 7.45pm. The meeting will deal with re-election of officials and a presentation of the income and expenditure account and the balance sheet. There will also be the Click here for more ….

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Jan 082015

The cricket committee have decided after much consideration to move the Under 9′s training to Monday evenings in the summer months. There are several reasons for this and whilst we understand that it may inconvenience any parent who has a child in both the U9′s and an older squad we hope that the information below Click here for more ….

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Jan 052015

The league have announced the fixtures for the 2015 season with Heywood handed a tough trip to Clifton on the opening day. The format now means that each team plays the other 3 times and every team has some “free” weekends due to the uneven number of teams. Heywood do not have a 1st XI Click here for more ….

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Jan 052015

Heywood’s junior teams will get back into training on Sunday 8th February between 12 – 2 at Siddal Moor. As in previous years the sessions will be split on alternate dates between the U15′s and 18′s on one week and the U11′s and 13′s on the alternate Sundays. The sessions will be skills and fun Click here for more ….

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Dec 222014

Some sad news to pass on that Harry Townsend died yesterday after a long battle with illness. Harry was a Heywood Grammar School old boy and was involved for many years with the Old Boy’s football as well as Heywood Casuals. Harry had a great number of friends at the club and we pass on Click here for more ….

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Dec 222014

For those not wanting to spend Christmas Eve with last minute shopping or wrapping the club will be open from 7pm. As has become the tradition the bar will be open and orders for food will be sent up into Heywood for both Chinese and Indian take away. Everyone is welcome to come down and Click here for more ….

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Dec 172014

Former players back at the club in 2012With the club about to enter it’s 150th year the committee would like to hear from as many former players, members and supporters as possible in order that we can keep everyone updated as to the events scheduled for the anniversary year. The main event of the year will of course be the dinner on Click here for more ….

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Dec 152014

ChristmasCarolMusic_HThe festive period is upon us and things kick off at the club this Sunday (21st December). From 1.30pm the Children’s Christmas Party will be on with entertainment and hopefully a visit from Santa! In the evening from 7pm the Carol Concert will be on with the Middleton & Heywood Youth Brass Band playing for Click here for more ….

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Dec 152014

Heywood’s new professional Rob Nicol has been named in the 30 man squad for the 2015 World Cup. Supporters need not worry however as even if Nicol makes the final 15 for the Black Caps the final of the tournament is on 29th March, well before the start of the CLL season. Nicol will be Click here for more ….

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Nov 122014

There is plenty happening at Heywood Cricket Club as we move towards Christmas. On Saturday 22nd November the club is pleased to welcome The Haleys down for a night of music with a potato pie supper. Tickets available from Horrox Cross & Wilkinson for £8. Then on Sunday 30th November the popular Christmas Lunch is Click here for more ….

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