CHRIS Humphreys’ praiseworthy efforts with the ball then bat just failed to inspire Heywood to any material reward in their last Central Lancashire League game at Crimble. The seasoned seamer claimed 4-47 in a marathon 17-over spell but could not stop a Chris Schofield century from helping Littleborough to a healthy 206-9 from their 50 Click here for more ….
NOT all Heywood supporters, many of whom rely on their Club handbooks for information, may be aware of an attractive double header at Crimble this coming weekend. We entertain Norden as per the established fixtures on Saturday, July 25 (1.30pm), and were due to travel to Littleborough the following day. The latter has now been Click here for more ….
REPORT BY SCOTT MCHUGH: Heywood were on the wrong end of a super Littleborough performance in Sunday’s Wood Cup quarter-final clash at Hare Hill. Home skipper Clinton Perren showed all the class in the world to score a chanceless 132 that set his side on the way to a formidable total of 295-4 off their Click here for more ….
Heywood skipper Danny Pawson says it’s important his young side stay “grounded” following their impressive start to the 2015 season. Heywood have played some excellent cricket this year, and in the last three fixtures – two against a strong Littleborough side – in three different competitions, have really stamped their authority on games. The rise Click here for more ….
REPORT BY ROGER SMETHURST: Heywood seconds edged closer to mathematical safety in the top flight of the Second Division after a tense weekend. On Saturday, the seconds travelled to Littleborough in a must-win game against the side currently lying bottom of the Premier League table. On paper, Heywood appeared stronger than in recent games and Click here for more ….
BY STEVE McHUGH: A BRILLIANT 145 not out by skipper Danny Pawson inspired Heywood to maintain their recent fine form at the expense of Littleborough. Heywood rattled up 268-8 from their 50 overs, and Littleborough denied Heywood the full five points as they batted out the last over at 220-9. But behind those bare facts was Click here for more ….
REPORT BY ROGER SMETHURST: Heywood 2nds entertained Littleborough at Crimble on Saturday in a crucial bottom of the table clash. Fresh from their victory the previous weekend luck appeared to be with the home team when, for the first time in months, home captain Roger Smethurst won the toss and promptly elected to bat first. Click here for more ….
HEYWOOD played their full part in a gripping J W Lees Wood Cup semi-final against Littleborough. The facts are that Heywood lost by five runs in a thrilling chase after the talented visitors had racked up a daunting 284-3 from their 50 overs. But both sides deserve great credit for the spectacle they put on Click here for more ….
Heywood have secured the services of two quality pros for the big weekend ahead. Cricket chairman David Fare has had the thankless task of trying to fill the gap left by Farhaan Behardien, who returned to South Africa following the Wood Cup second round defeat of Monton and Weaste. This week, Heywood entertain Werneth in Click here for more ….
Heywood face their biggest game of the season this weekend. On Saturday, they play host to Werneth, but on Sunday it’s the big clash with Littleborough in the semi-final of the JW Lees Wood Cup. Heywood are almost at full strength for both games at Crimble, and will be hoping for some sunshine to attract Click here for more ….
Heywood start a testing weekend at Norden on Friday in the T20 Cup. Last week they beat Middleton (a report still to come, sorry) and now victory over Norden will move them a step closer to qualification for the semis. On Saturday, Heywood host Littleborough, while the seconds travel to Hare Hill. On Sunday, the Click here for more ….
Heywood warmed up for the JW Lees Wood Cup final with a well-deserved four-wicket victory at Hare Hill On a difficult wicket for the batsmen, pro Travis Townsend was the headliner with the ball against the talented Littleborough batting line-up, taking 6-29 off 15.5 accurate overs. Then, faced with some fine slow bowling from Chris Click here for more ….
Heywood made it two fine wins in a row as they administered a thorough thrashing to Littleborough at Hare Hill. Beaten convincingly by Boro at Crimble last month, Bobby Cross’s side were evidently buoyed by their magnificent victory over Ormskirk last week in the LCB KO and hammered the home side by seven wickets. It Click here for more ….
OPINION – By Scoop: I’ve not had a comment/ rant/ moan for a while, but Sunday’s trip to Ormskirk has, to plagiarise the Acts of the Apostles, Ch.9, caused the scales to fall from my eyes. I’ve always been a proponent of change in the CLL, from the dreadfully outdated modes of administration to the Click here for more ….
There’s a big weekend of cricket ahead for all the club’s senior teams. On Saturday, it’s the start of the T20 and Heywood travel to Middleton (2pm start). Heywood reached the semi-finals last season, only to lose to Littleborough, and will be tested on the excellent Towncroft pitch. It’s another chance for Andy Dawson to Click here for more ….