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 ….
Cricket chairman David Fare says he is on the brink of signing next year’s professional. As usual, David won’t reveal the name of the player he is after, especially as he says there are a couple of Lancashire League clubs also interested. But it is thought the player – a recent Antipodean international – is Click here for more ….
Heywood have swooped to appoint Pakistan batsman Asif Zakir as deputy professional for the opening fixture of the Central Lancashire League season. He will replace Farhaan Behardien as the paid man for the trip to Littleborough on Sunday. Behardien had been expected last week, but visa delays due to his late arrival back in South Click here for more ….
Heywood have made one of their biggest signings for years in new pro Farhaan Behardien, according to cricket chairman David Fare. Fare announced at Tuesday’s AGM that he had completed the signing of the 30-year-old South African ODI star following George Worker’s decision to stay in New Zealand. Behardien had been expected to join Heywood Click here for more ….
Heywood CC have a spot open at the top of the order following the news that Ross Zelem has left the club. Ross has joined Liverpool Competition side Leigh for the 2014 season following four successful seasons playing first team cricket at Heywood. Last season Ross scored 750 runs at an average of over 30 Click here for more ….
Heywood CC cricket chairman David Fare is on the look out for a new professional. George Worker this week told the club he would not be coming to the CLL for the 2014 season, as he had been told to stay in New Zealand and work on the Canterbury development programme. Fare told us this Click here for more ….
Heywood expect to announce the club’s new professional this week. Cricket chairman David Fare has been keeping his cards close to his chest over the past month as he closes in on the successor to Travis Townsend, who leaves after two successful years at Crimble. Fare was still guarded over who the new man would Click here for more ….
Heywood are unchanged for the visit to Walsden on Saturday. Veteran David Fare makes a return to action to captain the seconds as they host the villagers. Heywood CC 1st XI (v Walsden, a, Saturday. Meet 11.45am, start 1.30pm) R Cross, R Zelem, A Dawson, D Pawson, W Hunt, D Latham, H Naeem, J Lovell, Click here for more ….
There’s a chance to watch cricket from a bygone era at Crimble on Tuesday. With the weather forecast set for hot, Lancashire over-60s entertain Cheshire in a big clash with egos at stake. Former chairman David Fare is playing for Lancashire and presuming no one gets after him – and his frame holds up – Click here for more ….
The club’s former chairman showed he is not ready to hand over his crown as Heywood’s all-time record wicket taker without a fight. David Fare proved there is life in the old dog yet with an excellent performance for Lancashire Over-60s in their Roses clash with Yorkshire at Colne this week. Better known as a Click here for more ….
Heywood entertain Bury in two friendlies this weekend with places up for grabs ahead of the new CLL season. The firsts host Bury firsts on Saturday, then the seconds entertain Bury on Sunday in what is becoming an annual fixture. Both games start at 1pm. It will be the first chance of the season for Click here for more ….
A reminder to all members that Heywood CC’s Annual General Meeting takes place at the clubhouse next Tuesday (January 29). Proceedings get under way at 7.45pm down at Crimble. It will be the first AGM for current chairman Mike Law, who took over shortly after last year’s meeting from former chairman David Fare.
Nearly 20 years ago, Andy Greenwood moved from Norden to Heywood and started a revival in the club’s second team’s fortunes. Greenwood – nicknamed GOD for his love of a ‘Game Of Darts’ – brought some much-needed pride back to second team cricket at a time when both the club’s first and second teams were Click here for more ….
Dom Fawcett was again the star of the show for Heywood thirds as they made it two wins on the bounce at Worsley on Sunday. Fawcett made the most of an early let-off to hit an impressive 54 to follow his innings of 75 and 27 not out in his last two matches as Heywood Click here for more ….
Heywood CC and John Willie Lees brewery have continued their long and fruitful relationship. Sales manager Dean Redfern presented Heywood cricket chairman David Fare with a cheque that continues the Middleton brewery’s sponsorship of Heywood. Lees also sponsor the Central Lancashire League’s Wood Cup as well as many other clubs in the area. Redfern said: Click here for more ….