New overseas Riley Paterson says there’s bragging rights at stake when he arrives for his first season at Heywood CC. Just 18, Riley is following hot in the footsteps of brother Hamish, who made such an impression in his two seasons at Crimble, both on and off the pitch. Like Hamish, Riley plays his senior 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 ….
A few videos here from Heywood v Ashton last season. They’re not great but I’ve just figured out how to post them! Enjoy.
After two great years at Crimble where he made a real impression, Hamish is back in Australia preparing for the rest of his life. But the club and the CLL made a big impression on him, and here he thanks everyone for making his time at Heywood so memorable. I can safely say that my Click here for more ….
Finally, we’re on to part three of my review of the season. Enjoy, and feel free to pick holes! THE PRO There’s been a lot of tough acts to follow as professional at Crimble. In the last 10 years, we’ve seen the likes of Sherwin Campbell, Johan Botha, Rajat Bhatia and Stephen John take us Click here for more ….
Heywood showed the gulf in class between the top eight and the bottom eight when they crushed Werneth in the penultimate match of the season at The Coppice. The match was replayed when a spate of fixtures were cancelled early in the season, and now, as then, Heywood were in great form and were way Click here for more ….
By SCOTT McHUGH: There was always a sense, thanks to the brilliant pre-season success of NatWest Cricketforce Day, that Heywood’s first XI could do something good this season. That they did is indisputable, but there were a couple of slack performance surrounded by a host of brilliant ones that just cost Heywood their place at Click here for more ….
For the second day in succession, Heywood showed just how much better their best is than nearly every team in the CLL. This time Clifton were on the receiving end of the Heywood onslaught, and they were never really in the game as they were crushed by 75 runs. They also gifted Heywood the fifth Click here for more ….
Heywood’s bowlers and fielders turned in their best performance for 82 years as they simply obliterated Milnrow at Ladyhouse on Saturday. Not since 1930 – when Middleton were blown away for just 18 at Towncroft – had a Heywood side bowled a side out for a total as paltry as the 24 that Milnrow managed. Click here for more ….
It really was a case of men versus boys when Heywood entertained Ashton on Saturday. The gulf between the top and bottom of the table was there for all to see, as Heywood strolled to a nine-wicket victory against a Tameside side who are making strides off the pitch and at junior level, but whose Click here for more ….
After an excellent weekend for Heywood – 10 points from the first team, eight from the second – club captain Bobby Cross gives his thoughts. For Cross himself, it was a personal triumph. He hit a magnificent 122 not out to lead his side to victory over Monton and Weaste on Saturday, and was unbeaten Click here for more ….
Hamish Paterson made mincemeat of Radcliffe at The Racecourse on Sunday as Heywood put themselves firmly back in the title hunt. He claimed the sensational figures of 6-16 off 13 overs as the home side were dismissed for a paltry 57 on a difficult wicket, but not one which should have seen Radcliffe post such Click here for more ….
ANOTHER lacklustre batting display saw Heywood slip to their fourth successive defeat. Their second successive Central Lancashire Cricket League reverse was this time by nine runs on a recalculated target in a rain-hit game at Monton and Weaste. That followed a Wood Cup quarter-final exit at Milnrow, a 42-run league setback at Norden and a Click here for more ….
REPORT BY STEVE McHUGH: BOBBY Cross reached another personal Heywood milestone as his side extended their perfect start to the Central Lancashire Cricket League season. The 29-year-old skipper made an all-time high score of 162 by a Heywood batsman at Middleton in 2007. And on Saturday he made a record individual score by a home Click here for more ….
Bobby Cross hit the form he has been threatening with a superb century in the 169-run hammering of Oldham at a baked Crimble yesterday. The Heywood skipper paced his innings perfectly to score an incredible 13th century for the club in front of an appreciative home crowd. He finished on 154 not out and hardly Click here for more ….