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 ….
In weeks and months to come, Heywood seconds’ victory at Middleton could be the seminal moment of the season. If, and it’s a big if still, Roger Smethurst’s side become the first Heywood second team to win the title since 1984, a win against the odds against one of their biggest rivals may be the Click here for more ….
Heywood’s brittle confidence was evident for all to see as they crashed to a heavy defeat at Clifton on Saturday. From a team that was unbeatable, in recent weeks Heywood have had their confidence severely dented by a series of disappointing defeats, and nowhere was this more noticeable than at the Salford club’s Manchester Road Click here for more ….
HEYWOOD are this week grappling with a dilemma over the date for an important Cup showdown. All the quarter-finalists in the Lees Bitter Twenty20 Cup were ordered to reply their games on Friday night (6.15), after last Friday’s scheduled date was another total wash-out. But Heywood, who take on Monton and Weaste at Crimble, face Click here for more ….
HEYWOOD are building up to a weekend that could define their Central Lancashire Cricket League season. The side that swept all before them in the first third of the campaign have got stuck in the mud left by the summer monsoons, and lost their last four games. So that adds extra importance to Friday’s Lees Click here for more ….
Heywood CC face a Friday night showdown with Monton and Weaste at Crimble after topping the North West group in the CLL’s T20 competition. Norden beat Rochdale at Woodhouse Lane last night in a last-ball thriller, meaning Heywood top the group with Middleton going through as runners’-up. It means potentially another great night at Crimble Click here for more ….
All of tonight’s T20 matches in the CLL have been called off. Heywood were due to make the trip to Redbrook tonight to face Rochdale, but as usual the foul weather has intervened. All games will be replayed on Monday 25 June (time to be decided).
REPORT BY STEVE McHUGH: THEY may have lost their 100 per cent start to the Central Lancashire Cricket League season, but Heywood are still powering on at the top. Unsworth became the first team this season to prevent being bowled out by the pacesetters, making 183-7 from their 50 overs in what became a rain-affected Click here for more ….
Ashton: 88 Littleborough: 223-8 Littleborough beat Ashton by 135 runs. Milnrow: 206-7 Unsworth: 202 Milnrow beat Unsworth by 3 wickets. Crompton: 141 Radcliffe: 211-9 Radcliffe beat Crompton by 70 runs. Rochdale: 223-7 Monton & Weaste: 172-9 Rochdale beat Monton & Weaste by 51 runs. Heywood: 261-2 Oldham: 92 Heywood beat Oldham by 169 runs. Royton: Click here for more ….
BY STEVE McHUGH: BOBBY Cross has challenged Heywood to “keep the momentum going” after his team’s perfect start to the season. The cock-a-hoop side are the only unbeaten side in the Central Lancashire League after four maximum-point victories, and followed up their latest victory at Rochdale with a seven-wicket verdict over Bolton Association side Flixton Click here for more ….
BY STEVE McHUGH: ANOTHER dominant performance has left Heywood on their own at the top of the Central Lancashire Cricket League. They maintained their 100 per cent record with a 90-run defeat of Rochdale at Redbrook. And with previously unbeaten Norden and Unsworth falling for the first time, Heywood hold a four-point lead after the Click here for more ….
Heywood seconds’ perfect start to the season came to an abrupt end at the hands of Rochdale at Crimble on Saturday. A dour but battling performance with the bat saw them post a total 174-8 off their 50 overs, which, on a Crimble wicket that is full of runs at the moment, was always going Click here for more ….
Apparently all games are off in the CLL today, according to @CLLbadger on Twitter. I presume this includes second team games as well and it will be interesting to see if this round of fixtures will be rescheduled. Any more info I will keep you informed. As you can see from the attached picture, the Click here for more ….
TRAVIS Townsend was described as “mainly a batsman” when he signed as Heywood’s new professional for the Central Lancashire League cricket season. But the 26-year-old South African was a stunner with the ball as Heywood got their campaign off to a winning start against Milnrow at Crimble. Townsend, who only arrived in the country three Click here for more ….
Oldham have announced they will fulfil their fixtures in the 2012 Central Lancashire League, despite two of their most senior players stepping down. News from the Oldham Chronicle reveals captain Chris McDonnell has stepped down from the role and long-serving Paul Thompson will leave the club. McDonnell says there are new ideas and new players planning Click here for more ….