HEYWOOD Cricket Club’s very own Dad’s Army came to the rescue at the weekend – and earned the admiration of Crimble supporters. With Heywood facing the unpalatable prospect of having to concede a second team game for the second successive weekend, a group of former players – some ageing, some retired and some aiming to Click here for more ….
HEYWOOD’S second team suffered the inevitable backlash of an extraordinary raft of unavailabilites and injuries at the weekend. The double header against Rochdale and Werneth might have appeared, at the start of the season, like a chance to gather big points. Instead, it turned out to be a miserable one from 10! And that the Click here for more ….
HEYWOOD second team’s comprehensive 83-run defeat at home to Norden hides a story of what could easily have been a far more competitive affair. The Crimble side had the visitors on the ropes at 100-7 only for John Fawkes, 40, and Paul Morrell, with an unbeaten 60, to rally their side to 199-8. That was 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 ….
If Sunday’s win over Royton does prove to be the final first-team game for Chris Kaye, it couldn’t be a more fitting way to bow out. Kaye was treated to an impromptu and (for many of the members of the patio, at least) an emotional guard of honour when he exited the Crimble pitch after Click here for more ….
Heywood go into the final weekend of the season with team and individual honours on the line. They host Walsden on Saturday then Royton on Sunday. They are currently just three points ahead of Littleborough in third, although are assured of fourth spot and a place in the Lancashire Cup. On an individual level, Chris Click here for more ….
BY STEVE McHUGH: BOBBY Cross closed in on 1,000 runs for the season yet again as he helped Heywood negotiate a wobble and score a six-wicket victory at Werneth. The home side were bowled out for 137 with just one ball of their 50 overs left. And when Heywood were comfortable in reply on 95-0, Click here for more ….
BY STEVE MCHUGH: HEYWOOD exploited their big Crimble playing area to positive effect as they scored a maximum points victory in a rain-reduced clash against Clifton. Bobby Cross scored an unbeaten 75 out of 144-7 in a match reduced to 35-overs-per-side after persistent morning and early afternoon rain. Then Heywood reduced the visitors to 117 Click here for more ….
Heywood came close to pulling a rabbit out of a hat at home to champions-elect Norden, but just fell short of a major victory at a warm Crimble on Saturday. Norden have made some major improvements to their team over the winter and maintained their unbeaten record with a three-wicket victory over their close rivals. Click here for more ….
A brilliant century from Heywood captain Danny Pawson set up a deserved victory for Heywood CC in their first home CLL clash of the season against Rochdale. Pawson played with class and control all around the wicket to hit his second century for Heywood, finishing on 115 to set his side on the way to Click here for more ….
Heywood enjoyed their pre-season work-out at a cold and wind-blown Enfield on Sunday. Perhaps the major beneficiaries from this comfortable win were Andy Dawson and vice captain Dale Latham. Dawson really dented the home side’s hopes with a pacy, two-wicket opening spell, eventually finishing with 3-13 off 6.5 overs. He was aided and abetted by Click here for more ….
With what he believes is a very bright future ahead at Crimble, departing captain Bobby Cross hopes he can continue to repay the faith shown in him by Heywood CC over the years. Cross, 30, announced last month he has relinquished the captaincy of Heywood CC after 10 successful years at the helm, during which Click here for more ….
It was never going to be easy to predict how well Heywood were going to do in the new and ‘improved’ Central Lancashire League of 2013. With two divisions of eight teams, an untried overseas player and a very young team, sure there were hopes of going one step further than 2012 and winning the Click here for more ….
Chris Kaye took two more wickets in the rain-abandoned match at Ladyhouse. Milnrow were 45-2 off 17 overs when rain stopped play for the first and last time. MILNROW R Wilman lbw b Kaye 16 J Wilson b Kaye 5 B Naeem not out 11 M Power not out 0 Extras 13 Total (for 2 Click here for more ….
Heywood skipper Bobby Cross has admitted winning the JW Lees Wood Cup at Crimble was the greatest moment in his club career. Cross, 30, was named man of the match for his chanceless 88 not out that saw Heywood overhaul Walsden’s target of 163 in a game that finished on Wednesday night after rain and Click here for more ….