REPORT BY STEVE MCHUGH: HEYWOOD were subjugated by a Clifton side riding the crest of a wave in a clash of teams at opposite ends of the Greater Manchester Premier League spectrum. A five-wicket defeat at the Swinton area club left the home side well in the hunt for the inaugural title of the new cricket Click here for more ….
HEYWOOD fell at a damp final hurdle in their bid to lift the inaugural Archway T20 title of the Greater Manchester Cricket League season. They were comfortably beaten by six wickets by Clifton in the final at Woodbank, in a match reduced to 15-overs-per-side on a stop-start day that saw the rain frequently come and Click here for more ….
HEYWOOD’S opening match in their Greater Manchester League T20 Cup group on Friday (May 20, 6.15pm) sparks a busy weekend of first team action at Crimble. Heywood take on Oldham West (6.15pm) and members are reminded that, in common with Cup games in the past, it’s ALL play at the gate, £3 for adults and Click here for more ….
CLIFTON CC Year formed: 1874 Previous leagues: South Lancashire League, B&DCA, Central Lancashire League First XI captain and Pro: Gareth Cross Players to watch: Liam Hurt/Steve Cheetham Address: Manchester Road, Clifton, Swinton, Manchester M27 6NB. Parking: Some on ground and on road adjacent Beers served: Marstons/Thwaites Refreshments available on match days: Yes but limited Click here for more ….
HEYWOOD’S hopes of qualifying for the quarter-finals of the Twenty20 Cup look bleak after again surrendering a promising position to lose by just eight runs at Clifton in their final Group D match. It leaves Heywood and Clifton on one win apiece after three games. Monton are already through following two victories, and now play 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 get their CLL season underway this weekend, following Saturday’s friendly at Middleton. Again, it’s a chance for Liam Mason and Kate Cross to make their Heywood first XI debuts. Sunday sees a tough opener for Danny Pawson’s side, a trip to Clifton. A progressive club, Clifton are always looking to bring players in to Click here for more ….
History repeated itself at Clifton on Saturday as Heywood contrived to lose a game they looked like winning comfortably. Last August, Greg Jennings took eight wickets when he ripped through the Heywood middle order and tail as they collapsed from 198-4 to 215 all out chasing a target of 220. This year, it was the Click here for more ….
Heywood’s two senior teams will be hoping to continue their good form this weekend. With the Subsid trophy now firmly in Heywood’s sights, the firsts travel to Clifton and Werneth this weekend (12.30pm start). The Clifton game is re-arranged from one of the early-season washouts and as usual the Salford side will be hoping to Click here for more ….
BY ROGER SMETHURST: Heywood Seconds ended their losing run of eight games on Saturday with a fine performance at Clifton. At a ground where the seconds have done badly since the Salford side joined the CLL, strong batting performances from Adam Fawcett & Mikey Grogan were then backed up by an incisive spell of bowling Click here for more ….
Heywood are looking for a morale-boosting victory when they host Clifton on Saturday. Two heavy defeats at the weekend – admittedly to powerful sides in Walsden and Norden – left a feeling of gloom hanging over supporters and a good performance is needed to lift spirits. The seconds have been improving of late, especially with 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 suffered their second defeat of the weekend as they collapsed from a seemingly invincible position at Clifton. At 198-4 with just under six overs to go, Heywood were cruising to their target of 219 set by the home side. Then Greg Jennings – bowling straight and with good variations of length and pace – Click here for more ….
Danny James and George Wall were the heroes in a nerve-jangling victory for Heywood under-15s on Friday. Clifton were the visitors to Heywood, and they were restricted to just 91 off their 20 overs, with Heywood generally fielding and bowling well. Pick of the bowlers were Morgan Kay (2-23) and Keelan Nugent (2-20). This should Click here for more ….