Heywood CC have a spot open at the top of the order following the news that Ross Zelem has left the club. Ross has joined Liverpool Competition side Leigh for the 2014 season following four successful seasons playing first team cricket at Heywood. Last season Ross scored 750 runs at an average of over 30 Click here for more ….
Heywood suffered their second defeat of the weekend as they collapsed from a seemingly invincible position at Clifton. At 198-4 with just under six overs to go, Heywood were cruising to their target of 219 set by the home side. Then Greg Jennings – bowling straight and with good variations of length and pace – Click here for more ….
Heywood warmed up for the JW Lees Wood Cup final with a well-deserved four-wicket victory at Hare Hill On a difficult wicket for the batsmen, pro Travis Townsend was the headliner with the ball against the talented Littleborough batting line-up, taking 6-29 off 15.5 accurate overs. Then, faced with some fine slow bowling from Chris Click here for more ….
What a fabulous game of cricket this was at Towncroft! First, Heywood’s top order made hay on a perfect pitch against a laboured Middleton attack to rack up an imposing total of 292-7 off their 50 overs. Ross Zelem made a marvellous 96 and Travis Townsend pulled out his full array of strokes in an Click here for more ….
Heywood did everything right as they comprehensively beat Clifton. They bowled and fielded excellently to restrict the visitors to 139 on a scorching day at a picture-perfect Crimble. Then, led by one of Ross Zelem’s best innings for Heywood, overhauled their target with four wickets down and plenty of overs left. Heywood were also helped Click here for more ….
Bobby Cross powered back into top form to lead his side to a comfortable victory over Middleton at Crimble. Coming in first down after a blistering start from Andy Dawson, Cross took time to establish himself alongside Ross Zelem, then played beautifully late on as wickets fell to ensure Heywood posted the total they should Click here for more ….
From a day to remember, Heywood’s clash at Crimble with Norden soon turned into a day to forget. Heywood were cruising along to a big total on 113-2 with lots of overs to go and the visitors a quiet and disconsolate bunch in the field. But in no time, Michael Price (5-30) and veteran Dexter Click here for more ….
Ross Zelem entertained his home crowd with a superb hundred in the CLL Under-18s defeat of the Bolton League at Crimble yesterday. Zelem was simply splendid, continuing to impress with his ability to punish anything short of a length, and finished on 103 not out as his side chased down 181 for victory in front Click here for more ….
Youthful vigour, natural talent and desire. Three key qualities that made the difference in a thriller of a game at Crimble. Rain had, as predicted, taken a huge chunk out of Milnrow’s visit to Heywood in the first of five clashes with the Rochdale side this season. Heywood had done well to post a total Click here for more ….
Ross Zelem was simply sensational in Heywood CC’s season-opening 132-run victory at Middleton today. In a great all-round performance – which boasted some exceptional, batting, fielding and bowling – Zelem stood out with a performance that showed the boy had become a man. He played all the shots in the book in an innings of Click here for more ….
Supporters braved the weather and enjoyed Crimble hospitality as a Heywood CC XI won the first match of the season on a freezing cold Easter Monday. Heywood beat a Lancashire under-19s XI by five wickets, with some encouraging performances across the board. Most encouraging from a Heywood point of view was Andy Dawson. Coming on Click here for more ….
A few videos here from Heywood v Ashton last season. They’re not great but I’ve just figured out how to post them! Enjoy.
Finally, we’re on to part three of my review of the season. Enjoy, and feel free to pick holes! THE PRO There’s been a lot of tough acts to follow as professional at Crimble. In the last 10 years, we’ve seen the likes of Sherwin Campbell, Johan Botha, Rajat Bhatia and Stephen John take us Click here for more ….
By SCOTT McHUGH: There was always a sense, thanks to the brilliant pre-season success of NatWest Cricketforce Day, that Heywood’s first XI could do something good this season. That they did is indisputable, but there were a couple of slack performance surrounded by a host of brilliant ones that just cost Heywood their place at Click here for more ….
If Heywood are to lose out in their quest for CLL glory, it won’t be for a lack of talent and killer instinct. Bobby Cross’ men kept up the pressure on Walsden – who hammered Oldham yesterday – with a clinical dismantling of Unsworth at Crimble yesterday. They were simply far too good for the Click here for more ….