A CLINICAL run chase saw Heywood reach the quarter-finals of the J W Lees Wood Cup on July 12 – when they will be away to Littleborough. Bobby Cross and professional Rob Nicol shared an unbeaten century partnership to guide the visitors to 190-1 at Radcliffe, and pass the home score of 186-6 with five Click here for more ….
REPORT BY STEVE McHUGH: A CRACKER-Jack performance helped propel Heywood’s second team into the second round of the Burton Cup. Jack Morley, the club’s 13-year-old prospect, produced tremendous left-arm spinning figures of 6-9 from his 10 overs to topple Radcliffe for 105 in reply to the home team’s 140-7 before an enthusiastic crowd at Crimble. Click here for more ….
REPORT: Rob Morley Heywood’s U11′s played their second game of the 2013 season at home to Middleton on Wednesday night with the weather being a little overcast and cold at Crimble, which was a shame following the great weather over the bank holiday. Captain Ethan Harding won the toss and put Middleton into bat, who Click here for more ….
Here’s hoping for lots of big scores big scores on the final weekend of the season – especially from Heywood and Middleton. Both clubs have decided to donate any collections earned this weekend to Radcliffe pro Phil Hayes’ ‘Ironman’ triathlon this weekend. Phil has been preparing for the event, held this weekend, to raise funds Click here for more ….
Bobby Cross played the innings of the season to help Heywood to victory over Radcliffe at Crimble yesterday. In a rain-reduced encounter at Crimble – the game started at 3.40pm and was a 23-over affair – Heywood posted an imposing target of 132, thanks mainly to Cross’ sublime, unbeaten 77. Then Chris Kaye and Curtis Click here for more ….
Heywood face a challenging weekend as they aim to keep up the pressure on league leaders Walsden this weekend. They go into the weekend’s fixtures at Crompton and at home to Radcliffe eight points behind the league leaders, who themselves face a trip to Royton on Saturday then a huge clash at home to Norden Click here for more ….
Hamish Paterson made mincemeat of Radcliffe at The Racecourse on Sunday as Heywood put themselves firmly back in the title hunt. He claimed the sensational figures of 6-16 off 13 overs as the home side were dismissed for a paltry 57 on a difficult wicket, but not one which should have seen Radcliffe post such Click here for more ….
Heywood Seconds made it a four-win weekend for the club when they beat Radcliffe by four wickets on Sunday. But it was a victory that was in doubt for a long part of the game as they endeavoured to chase down Radcliffe’s target of 111 off 27 rain-reduced overs. Old head Lee Grogan and the Click here for more ….
REPORT BY JOHN HEYWOOD: On a rare Sunny Sunday morning at Crimble, Heywood Under 13’s were in a dominant mood against a Radcliffe side with an identical league record. Radcliffe batted first and the Heywood bowlers never allowed Radcliffe any fluidity for a full 20 overs in probably the best fielding performance of the season Click here for more ….
REPORT BY ROB MORLEY: Heywood under-11s got back to winning ways as they dodged the weather at Radcliffe’s Racecourse ground. The win keeps them top of the table with just three games remaining. On arrival at the ground, the Radcliffe representatives had already prepared the wicket and were ready for a game which was quickly Click here for more ….
A bitterly cold night couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm of Heywood under-15s, who were impressive in beating Radcliffe at Crimble. They posted an impressive 147-1 off their 20 overs, thanks mainly to excellent knocks from Ben Thulborn (30 ret), Morgan Kay (32 ret) and captain James Mills (30). In reply Radcliffe reached 76-6 before the visiting Click here for more ….
With the season fast approaching – and after a talk with one of Heywood’s best amateurs – I thought I would share a memory from Vernon Connolly’s archives. I approached Jimmy Porter – who lives over the road – about setting up an interview with him, and he recalled the day Ralph Farmer played possibly Click here for more ….