May 062013

Riley Paterson is applauded off after his five wicket haulClifton were swept aside with ease as Heywood made it a 10 point weekend at Crimble. Starring roles in the fourth act of what Heywood hope will ultimately be a championship-winning performance were overseas Riley Paterson, pro Travis Townsend and wicket-keeper/ batsman Danny Pawson. Paterson found line, length and movement to finish with 5-27 to Click here for more ….

May 042013

Heywood celebrate the first wicket of Ian HelliwellHeywood won all the key battles as they cruised to an eight-wicket victory in the first of four clashes with Rochdale in the CLL Premier Division. They were sharper in the field, Chris Kaye came out firmly on top in the battle of the slow left-armers, and Travis Townsend and Danny Pawson were the superior Click here for more ….

May 032013

Keelan Nugent started the season in fine formKeelan Nugent showed that big-hitting and class go hand in hand with a match-winning knock for Heywood under-15s against Littleborough at a well-supported Crimble. Nugent hit three fours and a huge six in an excellent, retired innings of 25 as Heywood eased past their target of 75 set by Littleborough to claim an eight-wicket victory Click here for more ….

Apr 302013

HUMZWICKET1606It’s now becoming a source of frustration for Heywood. For the third game in a row, Heywood were given no real chance to test themselves against the then prospective and now reigning CLL Champions. With Walsden in a precarious position and Heywood feeling on top, the rain which had been predicted put an end to Click here for more ….

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Apr 222013

Bobby Cross hits out on his way to 35Youthful vigour, natural talent and desire. Three key qualities that made the difference in a thriller of a game at Crimble. Rain had, as predicted, taken a huge chunk out of Milnrow’s visit to Heywood in the first of five clashes with the Rochdale side this season. Heywood had done well to post a total Click here for more ….

Apr 222013

Adam Fawcett played a blinderRoger Smethurst praised the nerve of Adam Fawcett as Heywood Seconds made it two out of two against a committed Werneth side. Fawcett, finishing unbeaten on 48, held the middle and lower order together as Heywood chased down a rain-reduced target of 147 for a two-wicket victory at the Coppice that was testament to the Click here for more ….

Apr 172013

Another good, varied and tough weekend for Heywood CC this weekend. On Saturday, a strong Heywood side, led by Lee Grogan, play host to Manchester University in a friendly match. Grogan coaches the University side, and a good game is expected. The side contains young  Harry Larmett, son of former Heywood player John, who is Click here for more ….

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Apr 152013

A good 50 on debut for Matt HoodRoger Smethurst says there is no room for complacency for Heywood Seconds despite a comprehensive defeat of Middleton at Crimble. The twos beat the Moonrakers by 80 runs to start the season well and gain some small measure of revenge for the loss in the Burton Cup final last season. But by Smethurst’s own admission, Click here for more ….

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Apr 142013

Ross Zelem smashes a sixRoss Zelem was simply sensational in Heywood CC’s season-opening 132-run victory at Middleton today. In a great all-round performance – which boasted some exceptional, batting, fielding and bowling – Zelem stood out with a performance that showed the boy had become a man. He played all the shots in the book in an innings of Click here for more ….

Apr 122013

The captain butters up another umpireOn the eve of another season as captain of the seconds, Roger Smethurst shares his thoughts on the season ahead. He admits it will be a tough season, as there will be few ‘gimme’ games, but rues the loss of away trips to some of the now Second Division sides. He also picks out some Click here for more ….

Apr 062013

Chris Kaye wheels awayChris Kaye started off what he hopes will be a record-breaking season in fine style at Crimble. Kaye – just 22 wickets behind David Fare’s Heywood record of 789 senior wickets – claimed 5-37 in his side’s comfortable defeat of Bury. He received some stick early on from Mohammed, but returned late on to mop Click here for more ….

Apr 052013

HCCvBury1Heywood 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 ….

Apr 012013

LANCS1223Supporters braved the weather and enjoyed Crimble hospitality as a Heywood CC XI won the first match of the season on a freezing cold Easter Monday. Heywood beat a Lancashire under-19s XI by five wickets, with some encouraging performances across the board. Most encouraging from a Heywood point of view was Andy Dawson. Coming on Click here for more ….

Mar 302013

rob11096This week Rob Slawson retired from senior cricket at Crimble, after 15 seasons and more than 250 wickets for the first team. Here, he speaks about his decision and shares some of his favourite memories. On why he’s retired Fundamentally I’ve retired for a multitude of reasons, some will remain private but some are fairly Click here for more ….

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