Heywood CC continued their superb run of form to defeat Royton at the Paddock, keeping the pressure firmly on Walsden at the top of the CLL First Division table. They romped to another crushing victory – their ninth successive league win – bowling Royton out on their own turf for just 107, then knocking off Click here for more ….
REPORT AND OPINION BY SCOTT McHUGH: Heywood were glad to beat a hasty escape from the Pollards with all five points on Saturday. On a pitch resembling a mudbath, on an unkempt ground with no facilities for players nor visiting supporters, Heywood fought hard to post a total of 112 against 10-man Oldham, and then Click here for more ….
Heywood’s brittle confidence was evident for all to see as they crashed to a heavy defeat at Clifton on Saturday. From a team that was unbeatable, in recent weeks Heywood have had their confidence severely dented by a series of disappointing defeats, and nowhere was this more noticeable than at the Salford club’s Manchester Road Click here for more ….
ANOTHER lacklustre batting display saw Heywood slip to their fourth successive defeat. Their second successive Central Lancashire Cricket League reverse was this time by nine runs on a recalculated target in a rain-hit game at Monton and Weaste. That followed a Wood Cup quarter-final exit at Milnrow, a 42-run league setback at Norden and a Click here for more ….
BY STEVE McHUGH: HEYWOOD’S bid for Central Lancashire Cricket League honours is in danger of being washed away by the summer monsoons. They lost their second successive match, and their first in the league, as they almost literally slipped to a 42-run defeat at Norden in a match reduced to 30 overs. That followed the Click here for more ….
Oldham were at the centre of Hurricane Humza at the Pollards last night. Heywood’s talented paceman Humza Naeem claimed the extraordinary figures of 8-9 off five overs as the club’s under-18s bowled out Oldham for just 15 runs, winning by the incredible margin of 127 runs. And it that wasn’t amazing enough, all eight of Click here for more ….
REPORT BY STEVE McHUGH: THEY may have lost their 100 per cent start to the Central Lancashire Cricket League season, but Heywood are still powering on at the top. Unsworth became the first team this season to prevent being bowled out by the pacesetters, making 183-7 from their 50 overs in what became a rain-affected Click here for more ….
Bobby Cross made back-to-back hundreds look like child’s play as he led his side to victory at Unsworth yesterday. Heywood cruised to a 10-wicket, rain-reduced victory that extended their unbeaten run in the CLL and which will have sent a real message out to other would-be title contenders. Unsworth looked like scoring a big total 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 ….
Heywood made it a fantastic four wins in a row with a 90-run demolition of Rochdale on Saturday. Danny Pawson set the tone with another superb half-century, but Ross Zelem aside, Heywood’s batting was poor and 175 was well below par. However, Humza Naeem continues to improve and his two key wickets of overseas amateur Click here for more ….
Heywood CC 1st XI (v Rochdale, a, Saturday. Start 1.30pm, meet 12.15pm) R Cross (c), R Zelem, D Pawson, R Slawson, L Grogan, J Lovell, D Latham, H Paterson, H Naeem, C Kaye, T Townsend (pro). Same team Sunday v Flixton, 1st Round Lancs KO. Start 1.30pm. Heywood CC 2nd XI (v Rochdale, h, Saturday. Click here for more ….
THREE of the club’s younger players underlined the emerging talent Heywood will have at their disposal in the new season with promising performances in the pre-season friendly defeat of Bury. Ross Zelem, in his third season at the club but still only just turned the age of 17, top-scored with 42 after a stuttering start Click here for more ….
Here is under-13s coach John Heywood on his side’s performance in this week’s indoor competition at Kingsway Sports Centre. Thanks to Ross Zelem for scoring. Ross is helping me this year with the U13’s and all the lads should look at his achievements for inspiration. Ross made his Heywood first team debut two seasons ago Click here for more ….