REPORT BY STEVE MCHUGH: ANOTHER startlingly impressive display of left-arm spin bowling by Jack Morley paved the way to the perfect finish to Heywood’s tenure in the Central Lancashire League. The 14-year claimed an astonishing 7-29 in 16.1 mature overs to topple the League and Cup champions for 107 in the final match of the Click here for more ….
REPORT BY STEVE MCHUGH: HEYWOOD can reflect on the positives and negative of their 47-run defeat at Monton and Weaste. The positives were an outstanding spell of left-arm spin bowling from 12.4 overs by 14-year-old Jack Morley, whose 6-61 return had even the home supporters in glowing with praise; and impressive contributions with the bat Click here for more ….
A TREMENDOUS double century stand between professional Rob Nicol and Bobby Cross set up an ultimately tense Heywood victory over Walsden at Crimble. Walsden looked in the box seat when they posted a challenging 236-5 from their 50 overs, but Nicol and Cross – coming together at 7-1 – tamed the visiting attack to such Click here for more ….
Pro Rob Nicol showed his class to set Heywood on their way to an LCB KO Cup quarter-final showdown with Walsden. He hit a brilliant 75 on what appeared a slightly sticky pitch at Prestwich on Sunday to help Heywood post a formidable target of 216 off 39 overs, the match reduced in overs from Click here for more ….
Heywood bounced back from the disappointing performance on Saturday with a stunning 201 run victory over mid table Royton on Sunday. Visiting skipper Danny Pawson won the toss and elected to bat first and there were no signs of the run feast that was to follow as the Royton openers bowled a good line and Click here for more ….
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 ….
Heywood skipper Danny Pawson says it’s important his young side stay “grounded” following their impressive start to the 2015 season. Heywood have played some excellent cricket this year, and in the last three fixtures – two against a strong Littleborough side – in three different competitions, have really stamped their authority on games. The rise Click here for more ….
Heywood were outplayed by a Clifton side who were on top of their game from the off at Crimble on Saturday. They won a good toss and inserted Heywood, bowling them out for just 107 with more than seven overs remaining. And then – after being reduced to 1-3 in reply – overseas amateur Shrivastava and Click here for more ….
Heywood’s new professional Rob Nicol has been named in the 30 man squad for the 2015 World Cup. Supporters need not worry however as even if Nicol makes the final 15 for the Black Caps the final of the tournament is on 29th March, well before the start of the CLL season. Nicol will be Click here for more ….
Cricket chairman David Fare has confirmed Rob Nicol as Heywood’s professional for 2015. The New Zealand all-rounder, 31, is a superb signing for Heywood, an experienced international who, over our winter, will captain Auckland in his country’s domestic competition following a move from Canterbury. Nicol has played 22 ODIs for New Zealand, scoring two hundreds, Click here for more ….