Heywood simply failed to make enough runs as they lost at home to Norden on Saturday. After winning the toss on a green deck at Crimble, Heywood could only muster 152 off 48.4 overs. And this proved a relatively straightforward chase for the visitors, who eased home with more than four overs to spare. The Click here for more ….
REPORT BY STEVE MCHUGH: JOE Lovell and Steve Wright formed a destructive partnership to spin Heywood to a tense victory over Monton at Crimble. Lovell claimed 5-53 from 18 overs and Australian recruit Wright 4-52 off his 15.1 over stint to topple the visitors for 181 in reply to Heywood’s 198-6. It was a match Click here for more ….
HEYWOOD’S 12-run defeat at Monton and Weaste in their second qualifying match of the Twenty20 Cup means that they will almost certainly have to win their final Group D match at Clifton on Friday night to stand a chance of qualifying for the quarter-finals. Monton, who have won both their games, now take on Littleborough. Click here for more ….
Heywood put in a complete all-round effort to start their defence of the John Willie Lees Wood Cup in style. There was little to find fault in a performance that saw Heywood amass 234-8 off their 50 overs, and then hold Middleton to just 153 with some encouraging bowling and fielding. It was a good Click here for more ….
Heywood enjoyed their pre-season work-out at a cold and wind-blown Enfield on Sunday. Perhaps the major beneficiaries from this comfortable win were Andy Dawson and vice captain Dale Latham. Dawson really dented the home side’s hopes with a pacy, two-wicket opening spell, eventually finishing with 3-13 off 6.5 overs. He was aided and abetted by Click here for more ….
It was never going to be easy to predict how well Heywood were going to do in the new and ‘improved’ Central Lancashire League of 2013. With two divisions of eight teams, an untried overseas player and a very young team, sure there were hopes of going one step further than 2012 and winning the Click here for more ….
Heywood were mercifully ruthless in their demolition of Middleton at Crimble. The visitors were without three of their top players yesterday – absent for various reasons – and looked every inch a very average side as they were hammered by nine wickets. With no Scott Stanworth and Grant Jones, their batting, their stronger suit, was Click here for more ….
What a thoroughly dispiriting defeat it must have been for Chris Kaye and Joe Lovell at Walsden on Saturday. Heywood crashed to their second successive league defeat, and their second successive loss to the villagers, by 44 runs. It was a match they could, and should, have won, thanks to the talents of Kaye, bowling Click here for more ….
Joe Lovell bowled the key spell that took Heywood into the quarter finals of the LCB KO Cup. Horwich made a great start to chasing down Heywood’s total of 203, reaching 75-2 off 15 overs and playing shots all round a quick and well attended Crimble. But Lovell, initially with Chris Kaye also tying up Click here for more ….
Heywood produced a superb all-round performance at Clifton yesterday to book their place in the final of the J W Lees Wood Cup. Some powerhouse hitting at the very start and very end of the Heywood innings ensured they posted a formidable target of 295 in perfect conditions for cricket at the well-presented Manchester Road ground. Click here for more ….
ANOTHER batting collapse saw Heywood lose top spot in the Central Lancashire League as they were convincingly beaten by Walsden at Crimble. The facts are that Heywood were slammed by 68 runs as they slumped from 99-2 to 135 all out, chasing the visitors’ total of 203. Heywood were not helped by playing without a 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 ….
Heywood were swept away by a talented Manchester University side at Crimble. They mustered just 106 all out chasing the University’s 202-9 off 50 overs. It was a good strength Heywood side that fell prey to some very good opening bowling, and they never recovered from the loss of some big early wickets. There were Click here for more ….
Heywood will field a team of talented young players for their first pre-season match against Lancashire under-19s at Crimble – including two of the best young players outside of the town. Brothers Greg and Scott Butterworth, both playing for Rochdale this season, will be part of a side that will feature captain Bobby Cross and Click here for more ….
Heywood under-18s continued to show they are the team to beat as they chalked up another comfortable victory, at home to Walsden last night. Batting first, Heywood made a total of 103-2, then bowled out a gallant Walsden side for 74. Star of the show for Heywood was all-rounder Joe Lovell. On a wicket that Click here for more ….