To all but a few ultra-conservative traditionalists in the Central Lancashire League, change has been long overdue in this most old-fashioned of leagues. The past decade has seen some clubs blossom on and off the field, while others have become a shadow of their former selves, either through neglect, social change, lack of enthusiasm from Click here for more ….
Chris Kaye took two more wickets in the rain-abandoned match at Ladyhouse. Milnrow were 45-2 off 17 overs when rain stopped play for the first and last time. MILNROW R Wilman lbw b Kaye 16 J Wilson b Kaye 5 B Naeem not out 11 M Power not out 0 Extras 13 Total (for 2 Click here for more ….
A superb, controlled innings of 67 from professional Travis Townsend set Heywood up for an excellent 52-run defeat of Milnrow at Ladyhouse. On a bowler-friendly, old-fashioned Milnrow pitch that looked as though it hadn’t seen the underneath of its own covers for some time, the South African produced an innings of high-quality and restraint that Click here for more ….
Heywood face a trip to Ormskirk in the second round of the LCB Knockout Cup after overcoming Milnrow in a bowl out at a washed out Ladyhouse yesterday. Simon Dawson and Chris Kaye hit the wickets for Heywood, who came out 2-1 winners in what is an unsatisfactory way to win a match. Norden also Click here for more ….
Youthful vigour, natural talent and desire. Three key qualities that made the difference in a thriller of a game at Crimble. Rain had, as predicted, taken a huge chunk out of Milnrow’s visit to Heywood in the first of five clashes with the Rochdale side this season. Heywood had done well to post a total Click here for more ….
Well, I’ve been waiting and waiting for the full CLL fixtures, which, unsurprisingly, are not on the CLL ‘website’ yet. So what we do know is we are at Middleton (where Travis and Danny scored heavily in a big win last season) for the opening game of the 2013 season on Sunday 14 April. We Click here for more ….
Attached in full is the draw for the 2013 LCB KO Cup. Heywood kick off their campaign with a trip to Milnrow on or before Sunday 12 May. This is a game neither side would really want as we will now be playing each other at least five times this coming season. If we beat Click here for more ….
Heywood have been handed a stiff first round draw in the LCB Knock-out for 2013. Last year, Heywood were knocked out in the second round by eventual winners Bamford Fieldhouse. This year, we have been drawn away to Milnrow in the first round. It’s a repeat of a clash from 2011, and follows up from Click here for more ….
Heywood have re-signed pro Travis Townsend for the 2013 season. The popular South African, 27, finished the season sixth in the pro batting averages with 740 runs at 46.25, and fourth in the bowling averages with 42 wickets at less than 12. His best knock of the season was his magnificent 125 at Middleton early Click here for more ….
Heywood’s bowlers and fielders turned in their best performance for 82 years as they simply obliterated Milnrow at Ladyhouse on Saturday. Not since 1930 – when Middleton were blown away for just 18 at Towncroft – had a Heywood side bowled a side out for a total as paltry as the 24 that Milnrow managed. 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 ….
Heywood’s two senior sides face decisive fixtures this weekend. The firsts travel to Milnrow on Saturday and host Walsden on Sunday against of their two main rivals for the CLL title. Milnrow have proved a powerful team under the leadership of pro Babar Naeem, whose slow left-armers have almost single-handedly led his side into 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 ….
BY STEVE McHUGH: TO go out of the John Willie Lees Wood Cup to a determined Milnrow side is no shame on Heywood. But the manner of their defeat in the quarter-final of the Central Lancashire Cricket League’s premier knockout competition was disappointing to their travelling contingent at Ladyhouse. Heywood, unbeaten in the league, eventually Click here for more ….
Well, the weather seems to have settled down a little ahead of a big game for Heywood’s first and second teams as they look for cup honours today. The first XI travel to Milnrow for a tough Wood Cup game against the in-form side in the league at the moment. Pro Babar Naeem – well Click here for more ….