In the latest of a series of articles reflecting on some of the best cricketers to have played for Heywood, STEVE McHUGH looks at the achievements of the leading all-time amateur run-scorers for the Club. Thanks for most of the facts and figures must go to the late Vernon Connolly and Flo Cromarty, and now Click here for more ….
HEYWOOD Cricket Club’s very own Dad’s Army came to the rescue at the weekend – and earned the admiration of Crimble supporters. With Heywood facing the unpalatable prospect of having to concede a second team game for the second successive weekend, a group of former players – some ageing, some retired and some aiming to Click here for more ….
It was 20 years ago today (well, this year) that Heywood and pro Andy Flower won the Wood Cup at Crimble against Middleton. In one of the greatest day’s in the club’s history, Crimble was awash with fans as Mark Wright and Dave Cross were at the crease to see Heywood to a memorable, two-wicket Click here for more ….
Mark Wright defied Father Time with a performance from the archives as Heywood seconds continued their march to the CLL Second Division Title. Wright – the second-highest first team run scorer in the club’s history but now into his 50s – was called into the side to face Milnrow at home at the last minute Click here for more ….
When Dave Hilton quit these shores for a sunnier life in the middle east, I asked him for his memories of Heywood CC. Here is his excellent and passionate tale, with enough old anecdotes to make anyone chuckle. Have a lager for us, Hilts! Here I am, sat on the balcony of our smart new Click here for more ….
April 4 Big thanks to Plumbase for all their donations towards the ladies’ toilets, which are now looking great. April 3 John Ogden is down today to skim the ceilings in both toilets ready for painting later in the week. April 2 Keith Caveney and Tom Cross are finishing the fencing on the patio this Click here for more ….
John Kaye played for Heywood from 1982 to 1996 and was a member of the most successful youth sides in the club’s history. Here, he tells of why – despite forging a new career down south – Heywood CC is his first and biggest love. Reading the ramblings of the likes of the likes of Click here for more ….
A bit of self-indulgence. I’ve got some old cuttings from Vernon Connolly that I am putting online and the first one up is evidence that every now and again, I could bat. Bear in mind, in those days I used to write the reports as well as play. My innings may not have been quite Click here for more ….
I have posted this reply to the Heywood CC Pro XI in case you haven’t looked at the comments. It’s from Mark Wright and it’s brilliant. A glimpse into a world of league cricket that has now largely passed. It has made me chuckle so I hope you enjoy When I looked at the list Click here for more ….
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 ….
As part of my organisation of the day, you may know that I always visit the pubs beforehand and speak to the owners / landlords. I also have contacted the landladies after the race trip this week as a courtesy. For those that went on the trip, I can report that………………. 1. Nikki at the Click here for more ….
FROM MARK WRIGHT: Further race trip details are as follows (click on pub names to find out more): Breakfast – Masons Arms in Bishop Monkton: Fantastic pub in a quiet village just 4 miles from Ripon. There is a babbling brook running through the village and by the front of the pub and there are Click here for more ….
Once again Mark Wright came up with the goods when it mattered. Wrighty is a 30-year plus veteran of Heywood Cricket Club. He is second only behind Bobby Cross in the amount of runs scored for Heywood. He is also a cracking role model for anyone wanting to play cricket for Heywood. As usual, Wrighty Click here for more ….
Clifton 2nd XI 156 (Purser 3-37, Grogan 2-49, Fawcett 2-13, Smethurst 2-28); Heywood 2nd XI 148-9: Heywood lost by eight runs It was a case of same old, same old for Heywood Cricket Club seconds against Clifton on Saturday at Crimble. Their top-order batting folded like a cheap concertina, and they were never really in with a Click here for more ….