May 142018
 

ANOTHER convincing victory for Heywood’s 2nd X1 maintained their 100 per cent start to the season as they stayed top of Division Four East in the Greater Manchester League.

Heywood proved too hot for Newton Heath, who had started the day in third place, as they strolled to a six-wicket victory at sunny Crimble.

Keelan Nugent and Tom Pagett claimed early wickets when the visitors batted first before Chris Kaye and Lee Clarkson took over.

The duo forged a successful spin partnership again as Newton Heath fell for just 93 in 35.4 overs, left-armer Kaye claiming 4-24 and Clarkson 3-20.

Heywood then reached their victory target with six wickets in hand, opener Jacob Kaye top-scoring with 28 before Rob Bennett (23) and skipper Mikey Grogan (22) put together an unbroken fifth-wicket stand of 35.

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