The latest of the Memories series was actually sent over by Keith a few years ago but forms some of the oldest recollections we have and was well worth revisiting: In 1959, Heywood Cricket Club were scouring the cricketing world to find their new professional. Keith Slater was a young Western Australian all-rounder who had Click here for more ….
HEYWOOD’S book of pre-season action has bitten the dust. Following Middleton’s decision to call off entertaining Heywood at Towncroft on Saturday, two friendlies arranged for Crimble this weekend have also had to be abandoned. Heywood’s second team were due to host Bamford Fieldhouse on Saturday, with the first team planning action against Norden on Sunday. Click here for more ….
HEYWOOD’S proposed first team friendly at Middleton on Saturday (April 9) has been cancelled. Towncroft, like many other clubs, has taken a battering during the winter and Heywood have been informed by their neighbours that it will not be fit for the weekend. Heywood have a double header of friendlies scheduled for Crimble on Saturday Click here for more ….
HEYWOOD are “full steam ahead” on and off the field for their new life in the Greater Manchester Cricket League. The Club plays its first game in the exciting set-up at home to Glossop on Saturday, April 16 (12.30). And rumours that the Crimble ground itself might not be ready have been firmly dispelled. Roger Click here for more ….
A CHARITY walk/run commemorating one of the brightest young talents ever produced at Heywood Cricket Club will be staged again in March. The TH96 Charity Challenge remembers all-rounder Tom Hardman, who came through the youth ranks at Crimble, graduated to the Lancashire Cricket Club Academy and played for the county’s age group sides and eventually Click here for more ….
HEYWOOD’S senior side will be up against a couple of familiar names in friendlies in the build-up to the newly-inaugurated Greater Manchester Cricket League season. They make the trip to Towncroft on Saturday, April 9, to face Middleton, and the following day take on 2015 Central Lancashire League champions Norden at Crimble. The second team, Click here for more ….
Heywood enjoyed a satisfying warm-up to their CLL season opener at Clifton. They beat Middleton by five wickets at a welcoming Towncroft, chasing down the home side’s challenging total of 184 with 5 balls to spare. Star of the show with the bat was, as always, Bobby Cross, the former captain in superb form finishing Click here for more ….
Heywood get their CLL season underway this weekend, following Saturday’s friendly at Middleton. Again, it’s a chance for Liam Mason and Kate Cross to make their Heywood first XI debuts. Sunday sees a tough opener for Danny Pawson’s side, a trip to Clifton. A progressive club, Clifton are always looking to bring players in to Click here for more ….
Heywood seconds fell at the first round of their defence of the Burton Cup at Middleton. With a team lacking an experienced batsman or two, Heywood wanted a small target to chase down after losing the toss and being told to field by the home side. And on the good Middleton wicket, the home batsmen 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’s first and second teams are in cup action as they start their defence of their John Willie Lees Wood Cup and Burton Cup crowns this weekend. The firsts entertain Middleton on Sunday in a welcome derby against a Moonrakers side who were relegated from the top flight this season. Both sides have had mixed Click here for more ….
Captain Roger Smethurst lamented Heywood Seconds’ “poorest batting performance of the season” as their hopes of winning the CLL Second Division Premier title went up in smoke at Towncroft. They lost by two wickets to a Middleton team who had won only two games this season, and on the back of the highs associated with 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 ….
Heywood are at full strength this weekend as they aim to build on last week’s successes. They start the weekend eight points behind Walsden at the top of the table, and travel to Milnrow on Saturday and host Middleton on Sunday. Although both teams are as good as relegated, they are still tough matches. Milnrow Click here for more ….
After two heavy defeats, the return of captain Roger Smethurst and all-rounder Lee Grogan saw Heywood Seconds return to their best form at home to Middleton on Saturday. Smethurst top scored with 56 and Grogan picked up 2-27 as Heywood eased to a 106-run victory against the struggling Moonrakers. Heywood won the toss and decided Click here for more ….