HEYWOOD’S 3rd X1 salvaged something from a frustrating weekend for the club. The first team’s trip to Glossop on Saturday proved an eventual washout, with the umpires waiting until late afternoon before deciding that the ground was unfit. And the 2nd X1 were well beaten at home to Denton West in a match reduced to Click here for more ….
A young Heywood Seconds side showed plenty of talent and potential as they easily beat Rochdale at Crimble on Saturday. They bowled Rochdale out for just 106 after posting an excellent target total of 197-8 off their 50 overs. Star of the show with the bat was Dom Fawcett, whose fine 53 was by a Click here for more ….
ANOTHER highly impressive display from stand-in professional Tom Cullen took Heywood to the brink of a ridiculous victory at Norden. The facts are that the Central Lancashire League champions elect eventually won by just six runs in a match regularly interrupted by rain on a squally day at Woodhouse Lane. But it was a game Click here for more ….
BY ROGER SMETHURST: Heywood seconds faced their toughest weekend of the season to date when they came up against the top two sides in the second division. On Saturday, Walsden were the visitors to Crimble and Heywood again lost the toss and were asked to field first on a hot day. Against an aggressive top Click here for more ….
HEYWOOD’S tense one-run defeat to a spirited Werneth side scoring their first victory almost halfway through the Central Lancashire League season is certainly not the end of the world. Werneth can consider themselves unlucky not to have won at Crimble at the beginning of June, when they had Heywood 80-8 chasing a victory target of Click here for more ….
Heywood seconds made it back-to-back victories with a well-deserved four-wicket defeat of Rochdale at Redbrook. A fine all-round batting performance from Heywood was the key to victory, overhauling Rochdale’s target of 193 for the loss of six wickets and with six overs to go. Sean Burrill and Matt Hood were the top scorers with 37 Click here for more ….
Skipper Roger Smethurst and the cool head of Chris Booth saw Heywood seconds home to a tense opening day victory at home to Littleborough. The pair came together with the home side on 85-7 chasing 137 for victory. But they played patiently, ran surprisingly well and with Booth playing strongly through the wide-open leg-side they Click here for more ….
Heywood Seconds got back to winning ways with a relatively comfortable victory over Clifton last Sunday. Heywood lost the toss and Clifton decided to bat on a wicket offering seam movement to Heywood openers Rick Purser and Lee Grogan. Heywood appeared determined to put their recent two losses behind them and excellent fielding from Mikey Click here for more ….
Heywood seconds put in a poor performance all round to lose at Redbrook on Saturday. Captain Roger Smethurst won the toss against a Rochdale side missing a couple of key players in what was a crucial game in the fight for second place. Recent signing for them from Norden, Chris Hartley, opened the bowling and Click here for more ….
Captain Roger Smethurst lamented Heywood Seconds’ “poorest batting performance of the season” as their hopes of winning the CLL Second Division Premier title went up in smoke at Towncroft. They lost by two wickets to a Middleton team who had won only two games this season, and on the back of the highs associated with Click here for more ….
Wes Hunt continued to shine at Redbrook with the match-winning performance as Heywood Seconds thrashed Rochdale on their own turf on Saturday. Hunt, 19, had won the man of the match award last week in the delayed Under-18s Taylor Cup final victory over the same opponents. And on a pitch that has clearly benefited from Click here for more ….
Heywood field a youthful and pro-less side for the visit of Rochdale to Crimble in Friday night’s T20 clash. Into the side come Dom Fawcett and Chris Booth under the leadership of Danny Pawson. It’s a big ask for a side shorn of Bobby Cross, Ross Zelem and Travis Townsend, but it’s a great chance Click here for more ….
Rd 1: Heywood 171-8 (A Dawson 53) Clifton 158-9 (Smethurst 3-24, A Dawson 3-31) Cruising on 136-5 with Andy Dawson and Wes Hunt (38) playing well, Heywood suffered a mini-collapse to find themselves on 138-8, before Scott Jones and veteran Rick Purser put on what proved to be a crucial ninth-wicket partnership of 33. Clifton Click here for more ….
Heywood Seconds made it a four-win weekend for the club when they beat Radcliffe by four wickets on Sunday. But it was a victory that was in doubt for a long part of the game as they endeavoured to chase down Radcliffe’s target of 111 off 27 rain-reduced overs. Old head Lee Grogan and the 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 ….