Heywood Seconds got back to winning ways with a relatively comfortable victory over Clifton last Sunday. Heywood lost the toss and Clifton decided to bat on a wicket offering seam movement to Heywood openers Rick Purser and Lee Grogan. Heywood appeared determined to put their recent two losses behind them and excellent fielding from Mikey Click here for more ….
Heywood Seconds made short work of Werneth at Crimble on Sunday to continue their quest for a league and cup double. It was a great all-round performance against a side capable of upsetting the best teams on their day, but who can be very weak on others. Werneth won the toss and were soon in Click here for more ….
Two of Heywood’s senior players were the stars of the show for Heywood Seconds as they comfortably beat Middleton on Saturday. Captain Roger Smethurst anchored his side’s innings with a typically watchful knock of 69, then Lee Grogan – still a class act – took a brilliant 6-28 to bowl out the home side for Click here for more ….
The wily skills of Rick Purser and Lee Grogan were too much for a disheartened Royton at Crimble on Saturday. Faced with a target of 217, Royton tried their best to score early doors in the chase, and indeed, somehow, got to 47 before Purser started to make inroads. He took four quick wickets to Click here for more ….
Another all-round team effort on a tough wicket saw Heywood Seconds through to the second round of the Burton Cup at a damp Crimble. They put a decent total of 175 on the board, then all the bowlers – led by Lee Grogan’s 4-9 – bowled well to restrict Unsworth to 131. This sets Heywood Click here for more ….
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 ….
On 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 ….
The annual and ever popular Race Night is back at the club on Saturday 8th December tomorrow). The night is always good fun and there is the chance to win some money on the Tote. Everyone is welcome on what is always one of the most popular nights of the winter calendar. Please come down Click here for more ….
Heywood CC’s infamous cocktail night takes place on Sunday 26 August down at Crimble. It’s organised brilliantly by Jenny Cross and Lee Grogan, who dovetail perfectly to help mix the ingredients for one of the best nights of the year at Crimble. It’s the day before the Bank Holiday Monday, when Heywood’s second team face Click here for more ….
Heywood seconds’ championship charge suffered a blow at Walsden on Sunday. In a rain-affected match, Heywood could only manage 94-8 off 22 overs after losing a crucial toss and being invited to bat by the home side. This proved to be about 20 runs too short for a home side used to chasing down any Click here for more ….
Heywood CC’s weekly lottery has been a huge success over the past year and can continue to play a huge role in the future of the club. The lottery is run by Lee Grogan and couldn’t be simpler to enter. At the end of the bar is a box. On the box are envelopes, in Click here for more ….
Heywood seconds slipped to only their second defeat of the season at the hands of an experienced Littleborough side at Crimble on Saturday. They really only had themselves to blame as a series of poor shots against some straight but unthreatening bowling contributed to their own downfalls as they chased Littleborough’s total of 149-7. Only Click here for more ….
Heywood Seconds made it a four-win weekend for the club when they beat Radcliffe by four wickets on Sunday. But it was a victory that was in doubt for a long part of the game as they endeavoured to chase down Radcliffe’s target of 111 off 27 rain-reduced overs. Old head Lee Grogan and the Click here for more ….
REPORT BY ROB MORLEY: Heywood Under-11s faced an away trip to Milnrow in the penultimate league game of the season with hopes and aspirations of a four-point haul to ensure they remained in the title hunt along with Milnrow and Middleton. Despite the weather forecast indicating heavy rain, the clouds cleared through the day Click here for more ….