OPINION by Scoop: Am I the only person who is sitting here incredulous? No, it’s not the sheer scale of the Kevin Pietersen fallout, but the amazing situation where two local cricket leagues are totally ignoring each other when both are after the same, massive change. The CLL is looking to expand, in its usual, Click here for more ….
Heywood start the CLL league 2014 season with a trip to Littleborough on Sunday 20 April. The first home fixture takes place the week after, at home to Rochdale. I’ll provide other fixtures/ dates when I can. April Sun 20 Littleborough v Heywood Sun 27 Heywood v Rochdale May Sat 3 Heywood v Royton Sun Click here for more ….
Stuart Moore was one of the best amateur bowlers in the CLL for many years, and was certainly one of the best I faced during my time in the CLL when he was part of a powerful Oldham side. He has been a member of the inter-league side, played for Derbyshire seconds and has more Click here for more ….
Once you pass Christmas, there’s only one way for a cricket buff to cope with the dreary months ahead before we can once again play and watch the greatest of games. That’s to allow the mind to wander to better things. Before the New Year, I was happy with the break we had from cricket. Click here for more ….
HEYWOOD Cricket Club are planning to replicate the success of last year’s NatWest CricketForce showcase day. The event backed by the banking giants and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) saw an army of volunteers help to transform the Crimble playing area, its surrounds and the clubhouse. The feelgood factor that the day engendered Click here for more ….
Well, I’ve been waiting and waiting for the full CLL fixtures, which, unsurprisingly, are not on the CLL ‘website’ yet. So what we do know is we are at Middleton (where Travis and Danny scored heavily in a big win last season) for the opening game of the 2013 season on Sunday 14 April. We Click here for more ….
These are my thoughts on what 2013 could bring for league cricket in the CLL and East Lancashire. These are not ‘official’ – they are a few ideas and thoughts for the season. Take them for what they are and let’s look at how to improve regional cricket. 2013 is a huge year for the Click here for more ….
BOBBY Cross believes his Heywood team can reflect with pride and frustration after finishing runners-up in the 2012 Central Lancashire League title race. The skipper’s prediction that Walsden would be the team to beat proved to be spot on, as Heywood finished eight points behind the Todmorden area club despite losing only four league games Click here for more ….
Here’s hoping for lots of big scores big scores on the final weekend of the season – especially from Heywood and Middleton. Both clubs have decided to donate any collections earned this weekend to Radcliffe pro Phil Hayes’ ‘Ironman’ triathlon this weekend. Phil has been preparing for the event, held this weekend, to raise funds Click here for more ….
SUNDAY 9 SEPTEMBER: Ashton: 96-6 Norden: 95 Ashton beat Norden by 4 wickets. Monton & Weaste: 174 Milnrow: 178-5 Milnrow beat Monton & Weaste by 5 wickets. Crompton: 183-9 Werneth: 98 Crompton beat Werneth by 85 runs. Oldham: 88 Middleton: 243 Middleton beat Oldham by 101 runs (delayed play rule). Heywood: 220-5 Clifton: 145-9 Heywood beat Clifton Click here for more ….
Results Sunday: Ashton v Monton & Weaste: Match abandoned. Middleton: 106 Milnrow: 110-5 Milnrow beat Middleton by 5 wickets. Clifton: 91-4 Royton: 85 Clifton beat Royton by 6 wickets. Oldham: 124 Crompton: 125-2 Crompton beat Oldham by 8 wickets. Heywood: 133-5 Radcliffe: 78 Heywood beat Radcliffe by 55 runs. Walsden: 119-4 Norden: 165 Walsden beat Norden by 6 wickets Click here for more ….
Results 11 August: Heywood: 132-1 Ashton: 131 Heywood beat Ashton by 9 wickets. Oldham: 73 Littleborough: 74-0 Littleborough beat Oldham by 10 wickets. Middleton: 96 Clifton: 153-7 Clifton beat Middleton by 57 runs. Rochdale: 235-7 Radcliffe: 237-9 Radcliffe beat Rochdale by 1 wicket. Monton & Weaste: 215-5 Crompton: 136 Monton & Weaste beat Crompton by 79 runs. Royton: 190-6 Milnrow: 192-6 Milnrow beat Royton by 4 wickets. Norden: 235-4 Unsworth: 154 Norden Click here for more ….
Heywood’s two senior sides face decisive fixtures this weekend. The firsts travel to Milnrow on Saturday and host Walsden on Sunday against of their two main rivals for the CLL title. Milnrow have proved a powerful team under the leadership of pro Babar Naeem, whose slow left-armers have almost single-handedly led his side into the Click here for more ….
Last night’s (Wednesday’s) Taylor Cup semi-final clash between Heywood and Royton was abandoned without a ball being bowled. However, the match has been re-arranged to next Wednesday at Crimble (unless I hear otherwise) which means we still have our chance of reaching the final. I am usually critical of the league and their rules, but 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 ….