Jun 012015

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 ….

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May 092013

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 ….

Sep 142012

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 ….

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Aug 272012

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 ….

Jul 092012

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 ….

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Jul 062012

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 ….

May 052012

hccvburyu9s0036A 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 ….

Mar 162012

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 ….