Aug 172012
 

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 ….

Apr 132012
 

“You could really hear the ball fizzle when Duncan Carter bowled.” It was just the sort of thing I wanted to hear when I spoke to one of Heywood’s best amateur batsmen and my current neighbour Jimmy Porter recently. A left-handed opening bat and one-time wicket-keeper Jimmy, 68, played in some of Heywood’s greatest teams Click here for more ….

Mar 162012
 

With the season fast approaching – and after a talk with one of Heywood’s best amateurs – I thought I would share a memory from Vernon Connolly’s archives. I approached Jimmy Porter – who lives over the road – about setting up an interview with him, and he recalled the day Ralph Farmer played possibly Click here for more ….

Nov 252011
 

A few team pictures here from Heywood Cricket Club first, second and junior teams. I recognise a lot of them, including most of the (I think) 1983 Wood Cup final side, with such legends as Jimmy Porter, David Fare and Mark Wright. I can also name most of the junior players on the pictures. Please Click here for more ….