Apr 102017

HEYWOOD’S second team fell to a seven-wicket defeat against a strong Middleton side in their first friendly of the season at Crimble.

The home boys managed 124 from their 40 overs and, in truth, the visitors rarely looked like failing to reach their target.

If it was a slightly inauspicious side by new skipper Mikey Grogan’s side, there were some positives to take from the game after a disastrous start while batting first.

Heywood nosedived to 12-5 as Mikey Witts, Wes Hunt, Sean Burrill, Rob Bennett and Dominic Fawcett perished cheaply.

But then Jack Morley and Keelan Nugent put together a rescue act in a stand of 43, with Nugent leading the way with an impressive 23 that bodes well for the future.

Morley, fresh from his successful expedition to Sri Lanka with an England Under-16 side, had set his stall out to anchor the innings and did so impressively after surviving an early dropped chance to gulley.

He received further good support from Grogan, who made 13 out of a seventh-wicket stand of 55, and reached a deserved half-century before falling for 52 trying to set Middleton a more competitive target.

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  4 Responses to “Heywood Seconds Slip To Middleton Defeat”

  1. It clearly is a batsman’s game – nothing on young Tyro Cabhan Hilton’s impressive new ball spell of 2-6, nor on the new, dashing and highly impressive young club umpire!!!!

  2. Give my dad some stick

  3. A rather shabby reporting effort on my behalf. I watched the whole of the Heywood innings in pleasant sunshine, then retreated to the warmth of the bar when the weather turned almost wintry. And I left immediately at the close of the match without details of the second innings. Tut, tut.
    My apologies to Cab for not having his performance to hand. But as for the “new, dashing and highly impressive young club umpire”, looks like you’ve found your true vocation in life!

  4. It’s no wonder the written media is in the state it’s in if this is the shoddy standard of work we can expect from so-called stalwarts of the industry!

    Messrs Sue,Grabbit & Runne are awaiting instruction should your one-eyed criticism slip into libel……….you have been warned.

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