JACK Morley is counting down the days as he faces the trip of a lifetime following his selection for the Under-16s final 14-man squad to represent the English Cricket Board in Sri Lanka. Heywood’s 15-year-old protégé is the only Lancashire player to have been selected for the tour to the sub continent, departing from Heathrow on Click here for more ….
HEYWOOD concluded their first season in Greater Manchester Premier League with a decisive defeat of Flixton at Crimble. The nine-wicket romp against the admittedly well-below strength visitors at least makes sure that Heywood end the inaugural season in the new set-up not rock bottom of the table. But their relegation fate was known before the Click here for more ….
JACK Morley has received further recognition as he continues to make his name in the junior cricketing world. The 15-year-old has been chosen in a Midlands/North side to play the South/West and London/East from August 28-30 in a ‘Best of Bunbury’ match at the National Cricket Performance Centre at Loughborough University. He is one of Click here for more ….
JACK Morley is hoping that the next phase of his blossoming career will result in another step up the cricketing ladder. The 15-year-old Heywood protégé came through his Bunbury Festival experience with flying colours, and now waits to see if he will be picked in a joint North/Midlands team to take on London East/South West Click here for more ….
A YOUNG Heywood Cricket Club player has made it through the North of England Trials to earn selection for the prestigious Bunbury Cricket Festival. Jack Morley, who reached the age of 15 on June 25, is one of four Lancashire lads selected in the final 13-player squad for the Under-15s tournament. The event, at Radley Click here for more ….
REPORT BY STEVE MCHUGH: ANOTHER dynamic display of left-arm spin bowling by Jack Morley lit up Heywood’s eventual seven-wicket defeat of Elton in the first round of the Derek Kay Per-Fit Cup at Crimble. The 14-year-old returned the extraordinary figures of 7-21 in 10 overs to reduce the visitors, who had looked likely to Click here for more ….
REPORT BY ROB MORLEY: A YOUNG Heywood 3rd X1 team scored an encouraging 116-run win in a rain-affected match away to Failsworth Macedonia 2nd X1 in their second match in the Sunday North East Division of the Greater Manchester League. A damp start to the day did not dampen the spirits of the visitors on Click here for more ….
HEYWOOD’S two current youngest first team players combined to pull off a dramatic victory at Denton West in the Premier Division of the Greater Manchester League. The visitors looked down and out at 77-9 chasing a victory target of 110 when 18-year-old Dominic Humphreys was joined at the wickets by Jack Morley, aged just 14. Click here for more ….
REPORT BY STEVE MCHUGH: ANOTHER startlingly impressive display of left-arm spin bowling by Jack Morley paved the way to the perfect finish to Heywood’s tenure in the Central Lancashire League. The 14-year claimed an astonishing 7-29 in 16.1 mature overs to topple the League and Cup champions for 107 in the final match of the Click here for more ….
REPORT BY STEVE MCHUGH: HEYWOOD can reflect on the positives and negative of their 47-run defeat at Monton and Weaste. The positives were an outstanding spell of left-arm spin bowling from 12.4 overs by 14-year-old Jack Morley, whose 6-61 return had even the home supporters in glowing with praise; and impressive contributions with the bat Click here for more ….
BY STEVE MCHUGH: KATE Cross returned from England duty to help Heywood to a comfortable eight-wicket win over Royton at Crimble. The 23-year-old, who featured in the recent Women’s Ashes Test against Australia, claimed 4-29 in a lengthy, probing spell of 14 overs to topple the top order as the visitors eventually subsided for 85. Click here for more ….
REPORT BY STEVE MCHUGH: HEYWOOD can reflect on their conclusive defeat by Walsden in the quarter-final of the Lancashire Cricket Board KO Cup as a missed opportunity. Walsden struggled to 148-6 from their 45 overs, a target that looked well within reach of the home side. Yet Heywood, after losing Bobby Cross and professional Rob Click here for more ….
REPORT BY STEVE McHUGH: A CRACKER-Jack performance helped propel Heywood’s second team into the second round of the Burton Cup. Jack Morley, the club’s 13-year-old prospect, produced tremendous left-arm spinning figures of 6-9 from his 10 overs to topple Radcliffe for 105 in reply to the home team’s 140-7 before an enthusiastic crowd at Crimble. Click here for more ….
HEYWOOD’S second team got back on the winning trail in emphatic style, after the setback of last week’s home defeat to Middleton, with a nine-wicket romp at Crompton. Captain Adam Fawcett had, on winning the toss, no hesitation in inserting the home side of a soft wicket. And his decision was soon vindicated by the Click here for more ….
Further evidence of the hard work and continued development of the Heywood CC junior section was shown on Monday evening as home grown player Jack Morley received a bowling award for his contribution to the U13’s county side in 2014. Jack is one of 4 juniors that have in the 2014 season represented Lancashire within Click here for more ….