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 skipper Bobby Cross has admitted winning the JW Lees Wood Cup at Crimble was the greatest moment in his club career. Cross, 30, was named man of the match for his chanceless 88 not out that saw Heywood overhaul Walsden’s target of 163 in a game that finished on Wednesday night after rain and Click here for more ….
Heywood Seconds showed great nerve and persistence to book their place in the final of the Burton Cup. With the match slipping away after posting a below-par total of 167 and Clifton on 106-2, enter Heywood’s hero with the ball Sam Byrne. He picked up 4-30 off 10 match-changing overs, and with Dom Fawcett drying Click here for more ….
Heywood has once again been shortlisted for the NatWest CricketForce Award at the LCB OSCA’s (Outstanding Services to Cricket Awards) This is the award that Heywood CC won last year after hosting the wonderful showcase event in 2012. Our efforts in 2013 have again been recognised by the LCB and the winner will be announced Click here for more ….
REPORT- Rob Morley: Following the successful start to Sunday morning with the under-11s win against Clifton, it was time for the Heywood thirds to don the whites against Winton who we will be meeting at their place in the final of the Frank Bailey Trophy soon! The game was obviously going to be a sighter Click here for more ….
HEYWOOD have won the Taylor Cup, the Central Lancashire League’s knockout competition for Under-18 age group teams. They convincingly toppled Rochdale by four wickets at Redbrook in the final, held over from the end of last season because of wet weather. It was an excellent all-round performance by the Heywood youngsters. And while all Click here for more ….
Stuart Moore was one of the best amateur bowlers in the CLL for many years, and was certainly one of the best I faced during my time in the CLL when he was part of a powerful Oldham side. He has been a member of the inter-league side, played for Derbyshire seconds and has more Click here for more ….
Heywood Seconds clinched victory over Norden at Crimble in what was, to paraphrase skipper Roger Smethurst, a good-old fashioned nailbiter. Amid controversy and acrimony, Rick Purser and Mikey Grogan put on 32 for the last wicket as Heywood chased down Norden’s 138 and claimed a crucial five points from their close rivals. Norden batted first Click here for more ….
Chris Kaye, so used to being Heywood’s saviour with the ball, was the last-gasp hero with the bat at Norden’s Woodhouse Lane on Sunday. Heywood were throwing away a game that the exceptional pair of Travis Townsend and Danny Pawson had set up for a big win over their biggest local rivals, who had posted Click here for more ….
Heywood CC under-13s cricketer Jack Morley has been selected for Lancashire under-12s. Jack, who won’t be 12 until June, is a product of the club’s burgeoning youth set-up and attended his final trial at Ormskirk CC and impressed the team’s selectors. Jack is a regular in the club’s under-13s and has already shown the confidence Click here for more ….
Travis Townsend put in the towering performance of the day as Heywood moved into the quarter-finals of the Wood Cup. He bowled a marvellous spell of accurate medium pacers to take 6-11 off 10 overs to help bowl Unsworth out for 135 at Pole Lane, then hit 30 in the chase that saw his side Click here for more ….
Heywood ran into a determined, experienced and classy Littleborough side at Crimble, who ended their unbeaten start to the season. The home side were thoroughly outplayed from the moment the coin came down in Littleborough’s favour and Chris Schofield elected to bowl in a match reduced to 28 overs a side and on a damp, Click here for more ….
A fine all-round performance from a confident Heywood CC under-15s side saw them ease to victory over Unsworth at Crimble. The ground had stood up well to rain and there was no problem getting the game on, thanks again to the dedication of the club’s volunteers. With captain Ben Thulborn winning the toss, Heywood wanted Click here for more ….
Another big weekend beckons for Heywood. The firsts entertain Littleborough – Chris Schofield et al. – on Saturday, one of the genuine contenders for the title. Clinton Perrin, the Harehill side’s pro, is a proven class act and always looks the part on Crimble. On Sunday, it’s a trip to Ladyhouse for the Lancashire Cup Click here for more ….
Ross Zelem entertained his home crowd with a superb hundred in the CLL Under-18s defeat of the Bolton League at Crimble yesterday. Zelem was simply splendid, continuing to impress with his ability to punish anything short of a length, and finished on 103 not out as his side chased down 181 for victory in front Click here for more ….