Once again Mark Wright came up with the goods when it mattered.
Wrighty is a 30-year plus veteran of Heywood Cricket Club. He is second only behind Bobby Cross in the amount of runs scored for Heywood. He is also a cracking role model for anyone wanting to play cricket for Heywood.
As usual, Wrighty excelled himself on the final day of the season. He scored an excellent 31 as the twos gave Royton a thumping on Sunday, hopefully enough to make him play on next season.
He also orchestrated a cracking night out for the twos (and the odder hanger-onner) post match. Starting in the Pleasant Inn, young and old had a few Texes and Lexes before moving on to The Summit.
From there, we moved on to the Tandle Hill Tavern, another great location with cracking ale (Bumpy Road, anyone?). We enjoyed a great pie, chips and peas supper. But, more importantly, the twos showed the team spirit and unity that can and should make them a force to be reckoned with next season. How many teams would get together for a night out like this at the end of the season? Few.
The ale flowed, the banter was good and the odd one or two had a few more at the club before bed time drew us in.
Again, Wrighty, cheers for a great night. Those of you lucky enough to be going on the race trip are in for a treat, as Mark never fails to deliver a great early-morning boozer for breakfast. The Cat I’Th Well ranks among my favourite all time pubs.
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