Oct 242013

Travis Townsend at Milnrow last season. Milnrow will be missed, especially after the excellent pork pie incident.To all but a few ultra-conservative traditionalists in the Central Lancashire League, change has been long overdue in this most old-fashioned of leagues. The past decade has seen some clubs blossom on and off the field, while others have become a shadow of their former selves, either through neglect, social change, lack of enthusiasm from Click here for more ….

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Dec 132012

A couple of things I have forgotten to mention as work has taken a bit of a grip recently. Firstly, Clifton’s proposal to annul the decision of going to two, eight team division was voted out at the recent CLL AGM. The decision to split the league in two was agreed last year, but Clifton, Click here for more ….

Mar 072012

I emailed Travis Townsend, our new pro, a few questions today and he came back quickly with some excellent responses. He seems full of enthusiasm and is determined to do well in what will be an exciting year at Heywood Cricket Club. However, John Ogden and others, he’s a staunch Gooner and will not take Click here for more ….

Mar 032012

SCOOP’S VIEW: Well, the CLL will not be the same again after the rule change was passed at the league meeting last night to change from one division of 16 to two divisions of eight from 2013. The vote went 11/5 in favour of change, which meant the two/thirds majority was achieved. What it means Click here for more ….

Feb 092012

In his first job as cricket chairman, David Fare has called a cricket meeting at Heywood CC for Tuesday 21 February. We’ll discuss several issues but the main debating point is continued discussion of Norden’s proposal for a two division structure in the CLL. There’ll also be items referring to junior cricket, so coaches of Click here for more ….

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Jan 312012

BY STEVE McHUGH: THE people of Heywood have shown that they are right behind the town’s Cricket Club at the launch of an impressive venture. A crowd of around 150 gathered at the Civic Hall as the importance of Heywood being chosen as one of only three showcase clubs in the country for a NatWest Click here for more ….

Nov 172011

Next Friday (25 November, not 18th as I got in my head) sees the Central Lancashire League vote on the biggest proposal for change ever seen in local league cricket. Norden want to see two divisions of eight teams brought into force for the 2013 season. I said I would give further explanation as to Click here for more ….

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Nov 072011

Tomorrow night (Tuesday) the club’s Cricket Committee will meet to debate how we will vote on possible changes to the Central Lancashire League. Norden have proposed changes to the league, which involves splitting it into two divisions of eight. This will involve a number of changes, including less senior fixtures but the chance for under-18s Click here for more ….