In what we hope will be a series of interesting articles for club supporters we are going to look back on some of the best players to have played for the club, whether over a whole career or just for one season. We will look at both professionals and amateurs and a variety of different Click here for more ….
HEYWOOD Cricket Club is mourning the passing of one of its best-known members. George Kitchen has died at the age of 77. He was one of a well-known pair of brothers at Crimble, his brother Joe being the club’s top-all-time leading wicket-taker until his mark was overtaken by current president Bob Cross. George’s main cricket Click here for more ….
HEYWOOD Cricket Club supporters are being asked to show patience over the venture into the Greater Manchester Cricket League. That was the plea by Chairman John Rhodes to a sizeable gathering at the annual general meeting at Crimble. The 2015 season was Heywood’s last in the Central Lancashire League after becoming founder members in 1892, Click here for more ….
Heywood CC were delighted to welcome John Willie Lees down to Crimble last week. The Middleton-based brewery have renewed their sponsorship of the club for another year, and they continue to supply us with the beer that makes us a top venue for the discerning drinker. Last year, we enjoyed a great beer festival with Click here for more ….
Keith Caveney was awarded life membership of Heywood CC at last night’s AGM at Crimble. Keith has been a member at the club for more than 40 years, and his contribution has been immense. President Bob Cross was rightly fulsome in his praise of Keith, who, along with many other great volunteers, keeps the Crimble Click here for more ….
Heywood CC’s captain and chairman enjoyed their day at Lord’s recently at the ECB’s OSCAs ceremony. The club had won the LCB’s Natwest Cricketforce award for 2012 after the brilliant efforts over the winter and throughout the year at Crimble. This earned us a place at the main event at the home of cricket, but Click here for more ….
Heywood CC came away with one of the top awards from the Lancashire Cricket Board’s OSCAs night at Old Trafford on Friday. Heywood – well represented at the evening through the likes of president Bob Cross, vice-chairman John Rhodes, secretary Gwen Edwards, Dennis Booth and Bobby Cross – scooped the coveted Natwest Cricketforce club of Click here for more ….
“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 know I mentioned it in the timeline, but it’s worth a separate post on the the very generous donation made by Jack and Lily Wilson. Jack is a former first team captain and one of the greatest amateur batsmen to put on a pair of pads for Heywood CC (more of which to follow). Click here for more ….
BY STEVE McHUGH: DAVID Fare has stepped down after being one of the longest-serving chairmen in Heywood Cricket Club history. The 62-year-old, who took over from Clive Ellis in 1994, handed over the reins to Mike Law at the annual meeting. But Fare, who is still turning out for the second team and is the Click here for more ….
In 1959, Heywood Cricket Club were scouring the cricketing world to find their new professional. Keith Slater was a young Western Australian all-rounder who had just made his way into the Australian Test team and was playing in his first (and subsequently only) Test match against England in the 1958-1959 Ashes. His only two dismissals Click here for more ….