AN extra forthcoming facility for Heywood Cricket Club customers comes in the form of a debit card machine to be installed behind the bar at the end of the month. It will provide members and visitors with the chance to pay for drinks using their debit cards – not credit cards – with a minimum Click here for more ….
Many thanks to Bob Dearden and Mike Law for organising what turned out to be a first-class day at Crimble last Saturday. The ground had a feeling reminiscent of my days of youth thanks to a great turn-out for the Former Players Reunion day. The event sadly came two days after the death of one Click here for more ….
If there hasn’t been enough great news around the club as regards NatWest Cricketforce 2012, the latest really adds a coat of gloss to proceedings. We have had it confirmed that Sky Sports cricket presenter, former Lancashire and England cricketer, author and raconteur David Lloyd will be at Crimble next Saturday (March 31). Bumble has Click here for more ….
One’s a successful captain of a young team, that he led to unparalleled success. The other is a former England captain. Heywood CC skipper Bobby Cross is pictured with Michael Vaughan at Thursday night’s Rochdale Rotary Club dinner with the former England skipper at the Norton Grange Hotel in Castleton. Money raised on the night Click here for more ….
Local MP Jim Dobbin was down at Crimble on Saturday to hand over the cheque for £50,000 for the new nets to the club. The grant comes from Sport England, and was gratefully received by vice chairman John Rhodes and first-team skipper Bobby Cross. (Full story and better picture than mine to come shortly) It Click here for more ….
I emailed Travis Townsend, our new pro, a few questions today and he came back quickly with some excellent responses. He seems full of enthusiasm and is determined to do well in what will be an exciting year at Heywood Cricket Club. However, John Ogden and others, he’s a staunch Gooner and will not take Click here for more ….
The club’s under-13s can get themselves into the right gear for the new season shortly. Indoor nets commence on Tuesday 13 March for three weeks at Siddal Moor, on Newhouse Road. The session will run from 5.30pm to 6.50pm, with the cost anticipated to be £2 per player. John Heywood’s youngsters will be joining the Click here for more ….
BY STEVE McHUGH: We are confident that we’ll have our first-choice professional available for the start of the new Central Lancashire Cricket League season for the first time in four years. Travis Townsend, the 26-year-old South African, has confirmed that he will arrive on April 12 – four days before the first league game at home Click here for more ….
Here is under-13s coach John Heywood on his side’s performance in this week’s indoor competition at Kingsway Sports Centre. Thanks to Ross Zelem for scoring. Ross is helping me this year with the U13’s and all the lads should look at his achievements for inspiration. Ross made his Heywood first team debut two seasons ago Click here for more ….
After 37 years stuck behind the steering wheel of a lorry, John Fielding wants an altogether more stimulating experience of the English countryside. The 63-year-old, from Heywood East, recently retired from driving the length and breadth of the country and now plans to tackle a 1,000 mile bike ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats Click here for more ….
Young cricketers wanting to play in our junior teams need to attend Heywood CC’s Junior Registration Night on Thursday 29 March. This year for the first time we’re running an under-9s team – coached by England cricketer Kathryn Cross – as well as the other four junior teams. Parents and their children must register so Click here for more ….
Johan Louw blasted a remarkable century from number nine for his Cape Cobras side in South Africa’s Super Series this week. Louw – pro in 2001 when he scored more than 1,000 runs and took 75 wickets – hammered 108 not out, he second first-class century, for the Cobras against the Knights. He dominated a Click here for more ….
Saturday night is a big night for the club as the long and committed efforts of Lee Grogan come to fruition with Heywood CC’s annual ‘Big Screen Race Night’. Lee, who is responsible for the club’s lottery and is current under-11s coach at the club, has worked extremely hard to bring this together and get Click here for more ….
With all the talk (mostly generated by us) of change in the Central Lancashire League, it’s worth taking a step back to look at what is important in league cricket. Heywood skipper Bobby Cross is a one-club man, like his uncle Bob. He’s scored more than 10,000 runs for Heywood and is a former Lancs Click here for more ….
Tomorrow night (Tuesday) the club’s Cricket Committee will meet to debate how we will vote on possible changes to the Central Lancashire League. Norden have proposed changes to the league, which involves splitting it into two divisions of eight. This will involve a number of changes, including less senior fixtures but the chance for under-18s Click here for more ….