Kate Cross says she ‘loved’ the backing of the famous Heywood patio during her superb eight-wicket haul at home to Unsworth yesterday. She finished with the figures of 15.5-2-47-8 to lead her side to a six-wicket defeat of the Bury side. It was one long, continuous spell from Cross, who admitted she was flagging towards Click here for more ….
This week Rob Slawson retired from senior cricket at Crimble, after 15 seasons and more than 250 wickets for the first team. Here, he speaks about his decision and shares some of his favourite memories. On why he’s retired Fundamentally I’ve retired for a multitude of reasons, some will remain private but some are fairly Click here for more ….
What a difference 24 hours made to Heywood CC! On Saturday, Heywood were getting rolled by a game but limited Clifton side in Salford. On Sunday, Heywood made mincemeat of a talented Middleton side, overhauling the visitors’ total of 140 for the loss of just one wicket to smash their local rivals for the third Click here for more ….
Heywood again held their nerve in difficult batting conditions to move into the second round of the John Willie Lees Wood Cup on Sunday. They scrambled home by six runs in a game that had a sizeable crowd on the edge of their seats all afternoon. Now Heywood face a tough trip to in-form Milnrow 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 ….
BY STEVE MCHUGH: A FRANCTIC effort to set a record in painting a perimeter wall, putting the finishing touch to the newly extended Bob O’Keefe patio, completing the refurbished ladies toilet area. They were just some of the jobs undertaken on NatWest CricketForce day at Crimble. One of the highlights was an army of volunteers Click here for more ….
Brilliant final day ahead of NatWest Cricketforce Day 2012 at Crimble and a final call to arms ahead of tomorrow (start 10am). Lots of graft being done and the delivery of the seats for the patio – which look absolutely superb. The ground was also being scarified, and it now looks good enough to play Click here for more ….
By now, I’m sure you all know Hamish Paterson is returning as Heywood CC overseas amateur next season. He showed his undoubted potential all season, and proved beyond doubt he has ability and bottle when he took 6-22 in that thrilling victory against Royton in the season finale. His partner in crime that day was Click here for more ….
Chris Kaye and Humza Naeem emerged with the top awards at Heywood Cricket Club’s annual presentation night. Kaye set a post-war record for wickets taken for Heywood during the 2011 Central Lancashire League campaign, claiming 90 wickets at an average of 13.46. This beat the post-war amateur record of 77 wickets, set by Will Purser Click here for more ….
Saturday night is Presentation Night down at Crimble. The best and most committed players from under-11s up to the first XI will be honoured at a night that is one of the highpoints of the year at Heywood Cricket Club. As well as the usual awards for batting, fielding and bowling throughout the age groups, Click here for more ….
Overseas amateur Hamish Paterson ended his first season with Heywood on a high, picking up 6-21 in that stunning final-day victory over Royton. He finished the season with 27 wickets at just over 28, but showed constant improvement in an alien and tough environment. And his batting showed promise, never more so than his biffing Click here for more ….