For more than 25 years, Roger Smethurst has been the heartbeat of Heywood CC. A successful junior through all the age groups, a first-team stalwart in some of the club’s darker days, a hard-working member of the volunteer ground staff, committee man, bar chairman. However, it’s as the captain of 2012 Burton Cup-hunting second team Click here for more ….
Nearly 20 years ago, Andy Greenwood moved from Norden to Heywood and started a revival in the club’s second team’s fortunes. Greenwood – nicknamed GOD for his love of a ‘Game Of Darts’ – brought some much-needed pride back to second team cricket at a time when both the club’s first and second teams were Click here for more ….
Captain Roger Smethurst provided the telling blows yesterday that landed Heywood Seconds their first Burton Cup semi-final place since 1996. Smethurst is the only survivor of Andy Greenwood’s cup-winning side still plying their trade at Crimble, and it was fitting Smethurst should play such a key role in helping his side overcome Royton and book Click here for more ….