Some good news for supporters of junior cricket in that the Central Lancashire League have confirmed that the Taylor Cup for U18′s will be played as a 40 over competition again this season.
The cup will initially take the form of a group stage with Heywood in a local group with Rochdale, Norden and Middleton.
Heywood supporters will have a very early chance to see the team in action with a home fixture against Middleton on Saturday 25th April.
The remaining matches are at Norden on 14th June and Rochdale on 5th July followed by the final stages for the teams that progress.
Heywood have of course been exploring fixtures at Under 19 level to give our youngsters the opportunity to play longer forms of cricket and this move immediately creates more fixtures for the younger players.
Heywood will still look to play some Under 19 development games but not until the second half of the summer once the Taylor Cup standings are finalised.