Just been given a copy of the Centenary Year book produced for the CLL marking its 100th anniversary in 1992. On very first glance through, I found this snippet from the 1980s. Oldham, happily, were back in the fold having satisfied the league committee that their ground was to the required standard again. However the Click here for more ….
STEWART Mooney, one of two brothers who played for Heywood Cricket Club in three decades after the war, has died at the age of 72. Stewart, who was educated at St Joseph’s RC School, was a playing member at Crimble from 1958 to 1977. He featured in 120 innings with the first team, making 928 Click here for more ….
These are my thoughts on what 2013 could bring for league cricket in the CLL and East Lancashire. These are not ‘official’ – they are a few ideas and thoughts for the season. Take them for what they are and let’s look at how to improve regional cricket. 2013 is a huge year for the Click here for more ….
REPORT AND OPINION BY SCOTT McHUGH: Heywood were glad to beat a hasty escape from the Pollards with all five points on Saturday. On a pitch resembling a mudbath, on an unkempt ground with no facilities for players nor visiting supporters, Heywood fought hard to post a total of 112 against 10-man Oldham, and then Click here for more ….
Heywood under-18s eased through to the quarter-finals of the Taylor Cup as they cruised past Oldham at Crimble last night. The young Pollards side were no match for a Heywood team bolstered by the late addition of Scott Jones and Dom Fawcett, who were initially supposed to be playing Festival cricket. Heywood posted a total Click here for more ….
Oldham were at the centre of Hurricane Humza at the Pollards last night. Heywood’s talented paceman Humza Naeem claimed the extraordinary figures of 8-9 off five overs as the club’s under-18s bowled out Oldham for just 15 runs, winning by the incredible margin of 127 runs. And it that wasn’t amazing enough, all eight of Click here for more ….
Curtis Maguire hit the ground running as Heywood seconds made it six wins out of seven at Oldham on Saturday. Maguire, in his second stint at the club, hit a composed 49 to help Heywood past their target of 161, after earlier bowling a superb spell of 15-1-37-3. Oldham proved a stronger side than expected Click here for more ….
Bobby Cross hit the form he has been threatening with a superb century in the 169-run hammering of Oldham at a baked Crimble yesterday. The Heywood skipper paced his innings perfectly to score an incredible 13th century for the club in front of an appreciative home crowd. He finished on 154 not out and hardly Click here for more ….
BY STEVE McHUGH: COCK-A-HOOP Heywood face a triple challenge to their unbeaten start to the cricket season this weekend. They go to Norden on Friday for a difficult opening group match of the John Willie Lees Twenty20 Cup. On Saturday, Oldham are the visitors to Crimble as Heywood bid to make it six consecutive maximum Click here for more ….
Curtis Maguire makes his return to Heywood CC colours this weekend. Maguire, a popular and promising member of the 2010 side, has spent the winter in Australia and release forms have been obtained from Thornham, where he spent the 2011 season. He is in the Heywood side to face Norden in the T20 at Woodhouse Click here for more ….
Oldham have announced they will fulfil their fixtures in the 2012 Central Lancashire League, despite two of their most senior players stepping down. News from the Oldham Chronicle reveals captain Chris McDonnell has stepped down from the role and long-serving Paul Thompson will leave the club. McDonnell says there are new ideas and new players planning Click here for more ….
I don’t know how many people know about this http://www.oldham-chronicle.co.uk/news-features/13/local-sport-news/67241/oldham-ccs-future-in-jeopardy. There’s a meeting tonight at the Pollards about their future in the league. Again. It seems that summer rugby is a big factor in this, as it is bound to be in Oldham. What will it mean to the league? Any thoughts? Will any of the Click here for more ….
SCOOP’S VIEW: Well, the CLL will not be the same again after the rule change was passed at the league meeting last night to change from one division of 16 to two divisions of eight from 2013. The vote went 11/5 in favour of change, which meant the two/thirds majority was achieved. What it means Click here for more ….