“You could really hear the ball fizzle when Duncan Carter bowled.” It was just the sort of thing I wanted to hear when I spoke to one of Heywood’s best amateur batsmen and my current neighbour Jimmy Porter recently. A left-handed opening bat and one-time wicket-keeper Jimmy, 68, played in some of Heywood’s greatest teams Click here for more ….
I have posted this reply to the Heywood CC Pro XI in case you haven’t looked at the comments. It’s from Mark Wright and it’s brilliant. A glimpse into a world of league cricket that has now largely passed. It has made me chuckle so I hope you enjoy When I looked at the list Click here for more ….
A few team pictures here from Heywood Cricket Club first, second and junior teams. I recognise a lot of them, including most of the (I think) 1983 Wood Cup final side, with such legends as Jimmy Porter, David Fare and Mark Wright. I can also name most of the junior players on the pictures. Please Click here for more ….