STEWART Mooney, one of two brothers who played for Heywood Cricket Club in three decades after the war, has died at the age of 72.
Stewart, who was educated at St Joseph’s RC School, was a playing member at Crimble from 1958 to 1977.
He featured in 120 innings with the first team, making 928 runs with a top score of 54 at Oldham. He was also a useful change bowler, and took 11 wickets.
Stewart was well known in in Heywood for his work with the Hudson electrical retailers on Church Street. After that store closed, he ran his own TV hire and repair business.
His older brother Colin was first team wicketkeeper for many years and played with the club from 1953 to 1977. He passed away five years ago.
The funeral is next Wednesday, January 16, at Middleton Crematorium at 11.10am followed by a gathering at Heywoood CC.
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