Amid the disappointment of the relegation from the Premier division of the GMCL there were notable highlights this summer, particularly with Jack Morley and Olivia Thomas continuing their exciting progress with Lancashire and beyond.
On the field at Crimble however popular Australian overseas player Tom McQuinn had a season to remember with the ball in his first taste of English cricket.
McQuinn finished the season with 50 wickets in league and cup (excluding the T20 competition) which is a great achievement for a bowler.
So much so in fact that he became the first Heywood seam bowler since 2010 to reach the milestone when professional Rajat Bhatia bettered that number. Only Chris Kaye has since surpassed the 50 wicket mark for the first team including his remarkable return of 90 wickets in the 2011 campaign.
What makes the achievement more impressive is that the team play less fixtures in the GMCL than back in the old Central Lancashire League days and that bowlers are limited to bowling a maximum of 30% of the allotted overs in league matches.
Tom took his 50 wickets at an average of 19.18 and with a best return of 7-32 at Clifton, one of two seven wicket hauls that would lead to his award of Heywood Player of the Season 2018..
A popular addition to the club off the field and with a fine achievement on it, we wish Tom all the best for his season in Melbourne and hope to see him back at the club in 2019.
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- Talented Morley Earns Place In Lancashire Under-12s Squad
- All Time Leading Amateur Wicket Takers
- Morley Wins Place at Bunbury Cricket Festival
- Under-11s Remain Top After Great Performance With Ball And In Field
- Humphreys And Morley Show Steel As Youngsters Seal Dramatic One-Wicket Denton West Victory
- Morley Six For Can’t Stop Monton
- Successful Start From Under-13s
- Under-11s Sign Off Successful Season On A High
- Morley Earns Place On Lancs Under-13s Squad