Apr 062016

HEYWOOD’S book of pre-season action has bitten the dust.

Following Middleton’s decision to call off entertaining Heywood at Towncroft on Saturday, two friendlies arranged for Crimble this weekend have also had to be abandoned.

Heywood’s second team were due to host Bamford Fieldhouse on Saturday, with the first team planning action against Norden on Sunday.

But the ground is still very wet and, with more rain forecast this week, the groundsman has not been able to prepare a wicket.

It continues a tough build-up to the season in the newly-formed Greater Manchester Cricket League, whose inaugural matches are due to get under way a week on Saturday, April 16.

Last Saturday’s NatWest CricketForce day was also hit by the rain and the urgently-needed outdoor painting jobs had to be put on hold.

Therefore, and in view of the friendlies postponements, a ‘Paint Day’ has been arranged for this Saturday, April 9 (from 10am), in the hope that the weather relents and allows the necessary remaining jobs to be undertaken.

The more people who turn up the quicker the painting gets done, so Heywood are again asking for volunteers to descend on Crimble. All necessary equipment will be provided by the Club.

The most important issue is the painting of the sightscreens, but other jobs needing attention include:

+ The white fence in front of the club.

+ White concrete poles on the entrance to the ground.

+ Concrete bench supports surrounding the ground.

+ Staining benches on the patio, and the surrounding fence.

+ Staining fence in front of Fox’s Bank.

+ Perimeter wall (if enough volunteers attend).

These jobs would take the hard-working Ground Committee months to complete, so as many volunteers as possible would make a huge difference.

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  2 Responses to “Rain Ruins Pre-Season Friendlies”

  1. I’m happy to do my usual and stain the Patio fence and Foxy’s fence but I can’t do it on Saturday as I’m working.

  2. Just browsing but cant really cope with a day when David Cross is a Pointless answer on the telly and then reveals he can happily stain a fence….!!

    Anyway greetings to all at Crimble and hope the new league is proving the right choice.
    Will Heywood be touring this year and if so when?

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