In the latest of a series of articles reflecting on some of the best cricketers to have played for Heywood, STEVE McHUGH looks at the achievements of the leading all-time amateur run-scorers for the Club. Thanks for most of the facts and figures must go to the late Vernon Connolly and Flo Cromarty, and now Click here for more ….
THREE Heywood players reached significant milestones during the 2017 season. The Club’s second term in the Greater Manchester Cricket League saw them successfully regain their Premier status, and they were only denied the chance to win the Division One championship when the last match of the season at home to Greenmount was washed out. But Click here for more ….
The Cricket Committee are delighted to announce that former professional Travis Townsend and former Greenmount CC captain Andy Kerr have agreed to join the club for 2017. Both players had left Greenmount after the 2016 season. Townsend played at Crimble in 2012 and was part of the side that won the Wood Cup in 2013 Click here for more ….
A WASHOUT at Egerton followed by a comprehensive defeat at home to Glossop has consigned Heywood to relegation in the inaugural season of the Greater Manchester Premier League. There was never any chance of action at Egerton on a monsoon Saturday, and play the next day was only able to get under way after more Click here for more ….
A MUCH more disciplined batting performance set up Heywood’s progress to the third round of the Derek Kay 1st X1 Per-fit Cup. Heywood rattled up 231-4 from their 50 overs – a stark contrast from the previous day at Denton St Lawrence – then bowled out visitors Dukinfield for 134. Key performers in Heywood’s total 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 ….
BY STEVE MCHUGH: Bobby Cross is leaving the Central Lancashire League with a remarkable legacy. The 32-year-old has won the Sir Frank Worrell Trophy, awarded to the League’s leading amateur run-scorer, for a seventh time in 14 years. And the Heywood opener will be presented with his award at the annual CLL dinner a week Click here for more ….
Most victories are built on a collective effort but perhaps none more so than Heywood’s triumph in the Tom Hardman T20 Finals Day on Sunday. The day was splendidly hosted by Norden and a sizeable crowd was treated to three tense games of cricket in mostly good weather. The Heywood team had come into finals Click here for more ….
A TREMENDOUS double century stand between professional Rob Nicol and Bobby Cross set up an ultimately tense Heywood victory over Walsden at Crimble. Walsden looked in the box seat when they posted a challenging 236-5 from their 50 overs, but Nicol and Cross – coming together at 7-1 – tamed the visiting attack to such Click here for more ….
A CLINICAL run chase saw Heywood reach the quarter-finals of the J W Lees Wood Cup on July 12 – when they will be away to Littleborough. Bobby Cross and professional Rob Nicol shared an unbeaten century partnership to guide the visitors to 190-1 at Radcliffe, and pass the home score of 186-6 with five Click here for more ….
How fitting it was that Heywood produced their best performance since they beat Ormskirk in 2013 to end the most special weekend in the club’s history. Friday night’s 150th Anniversary Dinner at Crimble was a fantastic evening, a one-off, and the feelgood factor flowed through to Sunday as the first team moved into the last Click here for more ….
Heywood skipper Danny Pawson says it’s important his young side stay “grounded” following their impressive start to the 2015 season. Heywood have played some excellent cricket this year, and in the last three fixtures – two against a strong Littleborough side – in three different competitions, have really stamped their authority on games. The rise Click here for more ….
Heywood were outplayed by a Clifton side who were on top of their game from the off at Crimble on Saturday. They won a good toss and inserted Heywood, bowling them out for just 107 with more than seven overs remaining. And then – after being reduced to 1-3 in reply – overseas amateur Shrivastava and Click here for more ….
It took just five balls for Kate Cross to prove to any doubters that she belongs in the top ranks of Lancashire cricket. She had already made history by being named in the Heywood side to face Clifton on Sunday in the opening fixture of the Central Lancashire League, the first female cricketer to appear Click here for more ….
Heywood enjoyed a satisfying warm-up to their CLL season opener at Clifton. They beat Middleton by five wickets at a welcoming Towncroft, chasing down the home side’s challenging total of 184 with 5 balls to spare. Star of the show with the bat was, as always, Bobby Cross, the former captain in superb form finishing Click here for more ….