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 ….
Heywood turned in a brilliant performance in the field to set up the chance of victory at a rain-hit JW Lees Wood Cup final at Crimble. With Chris Kaye in the vanguard, Heywood restricted Walsden to 163-9 off their 50 overs, and reached 15-1 off 6.4 when the rains washed out proceedings. Crimble was in Click here for more ….
What a thoroughly dispiriting defeat it must have been for Chris Kaye and Joe Lovell at Walsden on Saturday. Heywood crashed to their second successive league defeat, and their second successive loss to the villagers, by 44 runs. It was a match they could, and should, have won, thanks to the talents of Kaye, bowling Click here for more ….
Joe Lovell bowled the key spell that took Heywood into the quarter finals of the LCB KO Cup. Horwich made a great start to chasing down Heywood’s total of 203, reaching 75-2 off 15 overs and playing shots all round a quick and well attended Crimble. But Lovell, initially with Chris Kaye also tying up Click here for more ….
Heywood produced a superb all-round performance at Clifton yesterday to book their place in the final of the J W Lees Wood Cup. Some powerhouse hitting at the very start and very end of the Heywood innings ensured they posted a formidable target of 295 in perfect conditions for cricket at the well-presented Manchester Road ground. Click here for more ….
Heywood made it two fine wins in a row as they administered a thorough thrashing to Littleborough at Hare Hill. Beaten convincingly by Boro at Crimble last month, Bobby Cross’s side were evidently buoyed by their magnificent victory over Ormskirk last week in the LCB KO and hammered the home side by seven wickets. It Click here for more ….
Heywood’s season is in danger of falling apart at the seams after another worryingly poor performance. Last week, Heywood were blown away by Walsden, and this week Rochdale inflicted their second comfortable defeat in 24 hours – they beat Heywood on Friday in the T20 – on Bobby Cross’ side at Crimble. The cause of Click here for more ….
Chris Kaye, so used to being Heywood’s saviour with the ball, was the last-gasp hero with the bat at Norden’s Woodhouse Lane on Sunday. Heywood were throwing away a game that the exceptional pair of Travis Townsend and Danny Pawson had set up for a big win over their biggest local rivals, who had posted Click here for more ….
Heywood won all the key battles as they cruised to an eight-wicket victory in the first of four clashes with Rochdale in the CLL Premier Division. They were sharper in the field, Chris Kaye came out firmly on top in the battle of the slow left-armers, and Travis Townsend and Danny Pawson were the superior Click here for more ….
Chris Kaye started off what he hopes will be a record-breaking season in fine style at Crimble. Kaye – just 22 wickets behind David Fare’s Heywood record of 789 senior wickets – claimed 5-37 in his side’s comfortable defeat of Bury. He received some stick early on from Mohammed, but returned late on to mop Click here for more ….
Heywood entertain Bury in two friendlies this weekend with places up for grabs ahead of the new CLL season. The firsts host Bury firsts on Saturday, then the seconds entertain Bury on Sunday in what is becoming an annual fixture. Both games start at 1pm. It will be the first chance of the season for Click here for more ….
Crimble’s clubhouse was packed recently for the annual player of the year awards. Speeches were made and awards handed out by Heywood CC legend Steve Kirby, who, as usual, was in great form. The major awards went to Bobby Cross (first XI batting and club person of the year), Chris Kaye (first XI bowling), Ross Click here for more ….
Part 2 of the review of the season is here, and I pick my five games of the season. Again, it’s my view and all but one of them I saw every ball of. One I didn’t but am reliably informed by my dad that it was THE complete performance of the season. These are Click here for more ….