Steve McHugh has seen more cricket at Crimble than most and has been a fantastic contributor to club life as a supporter, reporter and committee man over the years. Steve looks back on some of his fond memories of Heywood CC: Do you recall the first game you watched? My memory is not too hot Click here for more ….
A former first team captain and the club’s all time leading wicket taker with a remarkable 949 wickets to his name, Chris Kaye has been a fixture in the Heywood first team since the late 1980′s. One of the most decorated players in terms of silverware for the club, Chris has 6 Wood Cup winners Click here for more ….
Professional in 1979, Geoff Lawson would go on to become one of the great Australian quick bowlers over the following years. Still involved in cricket through coaching, administration and commentary, Geoff has sent over some Crimble Memories and there is so much good stuff we have broken it down into a series of articles. We Click here for more ….
Trevor Brown established himself in the 1st XI in the 1964 season although he had played a few years before as a youngster. He would go on to form a great opening partnership with Colin Lever and would score over 3,000 runs for the club in a spell when the club had both league and Click here for more ….
Despite not having played many games for the 1st XI there have not been many players who have put Heywood CC on the international map like Kate Cross has. Having started in the Under 11′s under the tutelage of her Uncle Bob, she would go on to become the first female to play in the Click here for more ….
Andy Lamb played for Heywood from 1978 to 1988 and retains a very close connection to the club to this day. Now living in Worcester and heavily involved with Barnards Green CC, Andy always takes on the role of hosting Heywood when the club is able to tour the area and Barnards Green in particular Click here for more ….
Barry Hamilton only spent one year at Crimble, in 2003, but had a huge impact on the team at the time. A promising young side with some senior experience to guide them along and Barry brought passion, energy and an infectious will to win. The season of course culminated in the Wood Cup final win Click here for more ….
Colin Wroe made his first team debut in 1980 and would play in the side until the 1988 season. He returned to Crimble for another spell in 1994 and 1995. He scored an impressive 4,663 runs and would play in the double winning side of 1984. Still a regular visitor at the club Colin has Click here for more ….
After one of the most challenging off field times in the history of the club in 98/99 an emergency meeting was held to decide whether the club had a viable future. With a group of young players showing some promise it was felt the club should push on and a young Australian player was engaged Click here for more ….
Steve Wallwork was another player who, like Rob Slawson, came into the side in the late 90′s at a time when the club was in some difficulty. From those early challenges came a great spell throughout the 2000′s and fittingly Steve was in the middle with another Heywood lad, Chris Kaye, to guide the team Click here for more ….
A bonus today as we have been sent some old photographs by former Professional, Australian international Geoff Lawson. Geoff is sending his Crimble Memories which will be a great read but he has also dug out the photos below which will bring back some memories, the mixed cricket match in particular… Thanks Henry!
Regarded by many as the greatest Professional the club has ever had, Colin Lever ended up at Heywood thanks to a road accident. He would play from 1968-76 amassing nearly 6,500 runs and 771 wickets, not bad for someone that didn’t bowl when he joined! League and Wood Cup titles and years of good memories, Click here for more ….
From one Western Australian to another with Royce Blight following Nolan Hall with his recollections of his time at Heywood. Royce had played at Midland Guildford with Bobby Cross and the two quickly became great mates and Royce would go on to spend 4 seasons at Crimble and is arguably the most successful overseas amateur Click here for more ….
Nolan Hall came to Heywood from Western Australia in 1978 intending to play as an amateur but quickly found himself thrust into action as the Professional. He would return as an amateur in 1979 and then again in 1984 and 85. Nolan has remained in contact with the club ever since and has been a Click here for more ….
From Uncle RA Cross to nephew RJ Cross today. Breaking into the first team at the age of 14 in 1997, Bobby Cross has gone on to become the club’s all time leading run scorer with over 17,500 runs to his name. He captained the side for 10 seasons between 2004-13 and lifted two league Click here for more ….