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 ….
THREE Heywood players reached significant milestones during the 2017 season. The Club’s second term in the Greater Manchester Cricket League saw them successfully regain their Premier status, and they were only denied the chance to win the Division One championship when the last match of the season at home to Greenmount was washed out. But Click here for more ….
The Cricket Committee are delighted to announce that former professional Travis Townsend and former Greenmount CC captain Andy Kerr have agreed to join the club for 2017. Both players had left Greenmount after the 2016 season. Townsend played at Crimble in 2012 and was part of the side that won the Wood Cup in 2013 Click here for more ….
HEYWOOD cranked up the power to knock Prestwich off the top of the Greater Manchester Premier League – and boost their own survival hopes. The scorecard shows an authoritative six-wicket victory for the visitors at The Heys, but the match hung in the balance halfway through the Prestwich innings. Big-hitting Ryan Stanbury and Ali Raza 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 ….
A MUCH more disciplined batting performance set up Heywood’s progress to the third round of the Derek Kay 1st X1 Per-fit Cup. Heywood rattled up 231-4 from their 50 overs – a stark contrast from the previous day at Denton St Lawrence – then bowled out visitors Dukinfield for 134. Key performers in Heywood’s total Click here for more ….
REPORT BY STEVE MCHUGH: ANOTHER dynamic display of left-arm spin bowling by Jack Morley lit up Heywood’s eventual seven-wicket defeat of Elton in the first round of the Derek Kay Per-Fit Cup at Crimble. The 14-year-old returned the extraordinary figures of 7-21 in 10 overs to reduce the visitors, who had looked likely to Click here for more ….
REPORT BY STEVE MCHUGH: A FIVE-wicket defeat at Bury looks, on paper, pretty comprehensive and extended Heywood’s difficult start to life in the Premier Division of the Greater Manchester League. The facts are that the visitors got their act together with the bat to post what seemed a challenging 209-5 from their 50 overs, with Click here for more ….
TWO new faces will feature in the first team as Heywood sides prepare for their opening games of the new Greater Manchester Cricket League season at the weekend. Overseas amateur Jayden Borg, who has arrived from top Melbourne area club Carlton, will take the over the wicketkeeping role and undoubtedly feature high in the order as Click here for more ….
HEYWOOD Cricket Club supporters are being asked to show patience over the venture into the Greater Manchester Cricket League. That was the plea by Chairman John Rhodes to a sizeable gathering at the annual general meeting at Crimble. The 2015 season was Heywood’s last in the Central Lancashire League after becoming founder members in 1892, Click here for more ….
HEYWOOD have made two high profile signings as they build up to life in the newly-inaugurated Greater Manchester Premier League. John Stanworth, pictured, who last year left Lancashire Cricket Club after more than 30 years at Old Trafford, has agreed – in what is regarded as a real coup for the club – to work 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 ….
Most victories are built on a collective effort but perhaps none more so than Heywood’s triumph in the Tom Hardman T20 Finals Day on Sunday. The day was splendidly hosted by Norden and a sizeable crowd was treated to three tense games of cricket in mostly good weather. The Heywood team had come into finals Click here for more ….
Heywood CC skipper Danny Pawson believes Sunday’s superb Tommy Hardman CLL T20 Finals’ Day triumph is a “sign of things to come” for the club. Heywood saw off a powerful Walsden side in a last-over thriller at Woodhouse Lane in the semi-final to win by one run, then turned in a superb all-round performance in Click here for more ….
REPORT BY SCOTT MCHUGH: Heywood were on the wrong end of a super Littleborough performance in Sunday’s Wood Cup quarter-final clash at Hare Hill. Home skipper Clinton Perren showed all the class in the world to score a chanceless 132 that set his side on the way to a formidable total of 295-4 off their Click here for more ….