2020 will see the 100th season of cricket at one of the finest grounds in Lancashire. Heywood Cricket Club has been in existence since 1865 but it was only in 1921 that the club first played at the beautiful Crimble ground that is still its home today. Heywood had played at two other locations in Click here for more ….
In the latest of a series of articles reflecting on some of the best cricketers to have played for Heywood, STEVE McHUGH looks at the achievements of the leading all-time amateur run-scorers for the Club. Thanks for most of the facts and figures must go to the late Vernon Connolly and Flo Cromarty, and now Click here for more ….
HEYWOOD’S determined efforts to beat the weekend monsoons and stage their Lancs KO Cup first round game on schedule just failed to be rewarded in a last-gasp defeat by Burnley. Few people could have thought the game would have gone on when Crimble was virtually flooded on Saturday night. But a team of volunteers, including Click here for more ….
AN extra forthcoming facility for Heywood Cricket Club customers comes in the form of a debit card machine to be installed behind the bar at the end of the month. It will provide members and visitors with the chance to pay for drinks using their debit cards – not credit cards – with a minimum Click here for more ….
A FAMILY Fun Day on Bank Holiday Monday, May 2, has been deemed an outstanding success. A sizeable crowd descended on Crimble to sample the many attractions organised by the Club’s new hardworking social section. Their efforts were rewarded as families – many experiencing Heywood Cricket Club for the first time – were able to Click here for more ….
THE thriving new social section Crimble has several events in the pipeline hoping to attract support from members and the general public. A race night is on Friday, June 3 (7.30), when junior training will be shortened to enable families to get in on the fun. Pasties, pies and pea will be available on the Click here for more ….
HEYWOOD Cricket Club are hoping that a Bank Holiday ‘Fun Day’ will showcase what Crimble has to offer to the people of the town. The event is on Monday, May 2, when there will be stalls, amusements and entertainment to make it an enjoyable day out. Admission will be by a donation at the gate Click here for more ….
BY STEVE MCHUGH: HEYWOOD are staying optimistic that Saturday’s opening game at home to Glossop (12.30) in the Premier Division of the new Greater Manchester Cricket League will go ahead. The shocking winter and early spring weather has meant that grounds at most clubs have suffered in some way or other, and Crimble has been Click here for more ….
HEYWOOD’S book of pre-season action has bitten the dust. Following Middleton’s decision to call off entertaining Heywood at Towncroft on Saturday, two friendlies arranged for Crimble this weekend have also had to be abandoned. Heywood’s second team were due to host Bamford Fieldhouse on Saturday, with the first team planning action against Norden on Sunday. Click here for more ….
A FLAVOUR of the new cricket season comes to Crimble on Sunday. England’s bid to lift the World Twenty20 Cup in the final against the West Indies will be shown on the TV in the lounge at Heywood Cricket Club, who are hoping for a good turn-out to generate plenty of atmosphere! The pre-match coverage Click here for more ….
HEYWOOD Cricket Club is mourning the passing of one of its best-known members. George Kitchen has died at the age of 77. He was one of a well-known pair of brothers at Crimble, his brother Joe being the club’s top-all-time leading wicket-taker until his mark was overtaken by current president Bob Cross. George’s main cricket Click here for more ….
CRIMBLE springs to life over the next few days with one important annual event and an initiative sparked by the new Social Committee. The Junior Registration Night is (as we write) tomorrow night, Thursday, March 17 (7.30pm), when parents and young players can learn about all the benefits of being involved with Heywood Cricket Club Click here for more ….
Heywood will have a new captain and paid man for the club’s first season in the Greater Manchester Cricket League (GMCL). Although the 2015 season has barely ended, the club’s committee has worked hard to put in place plans for 2016, which will see some significant changes from last season. Firstly, Chris Humphreys has been Click here for more ….
As many members and supporters will know the club are planning to construct a new changing facility over the winter months. The project has been instigated by Kate Cross to ensure that future generations of young players at Crimble have not only excellent facilities but also appropriate facilities. In particular the project will allow girls Click here for more ….
Club members will be aware that the club secured a Sport England grant in 2014 to reconstruct the central part of the square and to improve the drainage on the outfield. The work started in September 2014 and consisted of the central eight wickets on the square being dug out to a considerable depth to Click here for more ….