Bobby Cross showed that form is temporary and class is permanent with a magical knock against Flixton.
Cross hit a superb 92 as Heywood hunted down Flixton’s decent total of 198-8 with ruthless efficiency.
With pro Travis Townsend hitting an excellent 56 and Danny Pawson continuing his magnificent run with an unbeaten 36, Heywood cruised home with time to spare.
With City producing a miracle, the under-13s winning their first game and excellent support from the visitors it was another fine day at Crimble despite the cold weather.
Full report and pictures to come.
A Perry c and b Kaye 26
L Perry c Cross b Lovell 54
C Hudson st Pawson b Lovell 7
S Hammond c Townsend b Naeem 16
R Oakley c Paterson b Slawson 23
A Beckford c Cross b Slawson 25
S Kelly st Pawson b Slawson 0
A Embleton not out 19
N McKiernan b Slawson 0
M Mitten not out 8
Total (for 8 wkts, 45 overs) 198
Fall of wickets: 1-80, 2-91, 3-103, 4-130, 5-151, 6-152, 7-182, 8-182
Bowling: Paterson 7-0-32-0, Naeem 8-0-43-1, Lovell 9-0-42-2, Kaye 9-1-25-1, Slawson 9-0-36-4, Townsend 3-0-21-0
R Cross b Hammond 92
R Zelem c Mitten b Hammond 3
T Townsend c Hammond b L Perry 56
D Pawson not out 36
D Latham not out 7
Total (for 3 wkts, 40.4 overs) 202
Fall of wickets: 1-29, 2-143, 3-184
Bowling: Hammond 9-1-32-2, McKiernan 5-1-25-0, L Perry 9-0-53-1, M Studholme 5-0-31-0, A Beckford 9-0-40-0, A Embleton 3.4-0-21-0
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