A young Heywood Seconds side showed plenty of talent and potential as they easily beat Rochdale at Crimble on Saturday. They bowled Rochdale out for just 106 after posting an excellent target total of 197-8 off their 50 overs. Star of the show with the bat was Dom Fawcett, whose fine 53 was by a Click here for more ….
HEYWOOD’S second team produced an outstanding all-round performance to topple second-placed Walsden by five wickets at Crimble. A delayed start, reduced overs and a further break for rain did not bode well for the longevity of the match – or for the exciting finale that eventually panned out. Heywood, having lost the toss and play Click here for more ….
A WELL-below par performance at Crimble saw a dejected Heywood second team well beaten by Middleton by seven wickets. With an apparently good-looking ‘deck’ on show captain Adam Fawcett chose to bat first, and saw his side get off to a steady start through Phil Dawson and Roger Smethurst. At 37-0 after 14 overs, all Click here for more ….
Heywood seconds showed the form they are capable of to bounce back from defeat at Clifton to beat Unsworth by four runs in a really tense game. They went down to a 47-run defeat to a strong Clifton second team, managing only 126 as they chased a good target of 179. There were, however, encouraging Click here for more ….
The cricket committee are pleased to announce that Adam Fawcett has been appointed as second team captain for the 2015 season. Adam replaces Roger Smethurst who stands down after several successful seasons in charge of the team and the club would like to place thanks on record for all the effort that Roger has put Click here for more ….
BY ROGER SMETHURST: Heywood Seconds ended their losing run of eight games on Saturday with a fine performance at Clifton. At a ground where the seconds have done badly since the Salford side joined the CLL, strong batting performances from Adam Fawcett & Mikey Grogan were then backed up by an incisive spell of bowling Click here for more ….
A youthful Heywood Seconds side showed real skill before going down to league champions Walsden on Sunday at Scott Street. They posted a total of 177-7 against a strong attack and, had chances been taken and Heywood’s young attack not been affected by limitations on their spells, they could have defended this total. As it Click here for more ….
Heywood seconds were frustrated by the rain and only managed two points against Werneth on Sunday. They welcomed Adam Fawcett back into the team from the firsts in place of injured captain Smethurst, with Lee Grogan assuming leadership duties. Heywood lost what would turn out to be a crucial toss on a day with a Click here for more ….
Roger Smethurst praised the nerve of Adam Fawcett as Heywood Seconds made it two out of two against a committed Werneth side. Fawcett, finishing unbeaten on 48, held the middle and lower order together as Heywood chased down a rain-reduced target of 147 for a two-wicket victory at the Coppice that was testament to the Click here for more ….
Curtis Maguire took the plaudits with a superb bowling performance that helped Heywood seconds to a massive victory over a spirited Oldham side at Crimble to secure their place at the top of the CLL Division Two. Maguire was too quick and too hostile for the visitors, taking a superb 7-18 to bowl Oldham out Click here for more ….
In weeks and months to come, Heywood seconds’ victory at Middleton could be the seminal moment of the season. If, and it’s a big if still, Roger Smethurst’s side become the first Heywood second team to win the title since 1984, a win against the odds against one of their biggest rivals may be the Click here for more ….
Heywood seconds made heavy work of defeating a game Unsworth side at a damp Crimble on Saturday. After posting a target of 160 – mainly thanks to a defiant 52 from Adam Fawcett – Simon Dawson struck three times early on to leave Unsworth perilously placed at 10-4. But some determined batting from the visitors Click here for more ….
Heywood now have five new ECB approved, Level 2 cricket coaches. Nerves were jangling at Old Trafford on Sunday morning ahead of final assessments for Scott McHugh, John Heywood, Adam Fawcett, Dale Latham and Danny Pawson. But all passed their final tests and the club now boasts a dozen qualified coaches. This should make training Click here for more ….
Heywood seconds’ resilient middle order kept them top of the league with victory at Crompton on Saturday. Roger Smethurst’s side were in danger of losing their second match in a row when they collapsed to 27-4 at Glebe Street. Skipper Smethurst and Adam Fawcett then dug deep, putting on 77 for the fifth wicket before Click here for more ….
THE Dawson brothers and a determined groundstaff ensured that Heywood Cricket Club’s second team beat the weather and earned a cracking five-point victory over Werneth on Sunday. Heavy rain thwarted every first team fixture in the Central Lancashire League, but Heywood’s determined volunteers worked all morning and early afternoon at Crimble to ensure that a Click here for more ….