Sam Byrne and Rick Purser rescued Heywood Seconds from the brink of defeat to set up a thrilling Burton Cup final victory at Walsden yesterday. They put on 62 for the final wicket to lead Heywood to a par total of 171 all out at Scott Street. Then, with Dom Fawcett (2-19 off nine) the Click here for more ….
Heywood Seconds showed great nerve and persistence to book their place in the final of the Burton Cup. With the match slipping away after posting a below-par total of 167 and Clifton on 106-2, enter Heywood’s hero with the ball Sam Byrne. He picked up 4-30 off 10 match-changing overs, and with Dom Fawcett drying Click here for more ….
Another all-round team effort on a tough wicket saw Heywood Seconds through to the second round of the Burton Cup at a damp Crimble. They put a decent total of 175 on the board, then all the bowlers – led by Lee Grogan’s 4-9 – bowled well to restrict Unsworth to 131. This sets Heywood Click here for more ….
Roger Smethurst praised the nerve of Adam Fawcett as Heywood Seconds made it two out of two against a committed Werneth side. Fawcett, finishing unbeaten on 48, held the middle and lower order together as Heywood chased down a rain-reduced target of 147 for a two-wicket victory at the Coppice that was testament to the Click here for more ….
Roger Smethurst’s seconds continued their march to league and cup glory with a demolition job of Ashton on Saturday. Star of the show again was all-rounder Simon Dawson, who continues to re-discover the kind of form that makes him a real contender for a push for first-XI selection next season. He picked up 3-43 off Click here for more ….
A thrilling finish is in prospect at Crimble tomorrow night as Heywood and Walsden seconds failed to finish their Burton Cup clash tonight (Monday). Walsden are 105-4 chasing Heywood’s total of 184, with 12 overs left. Heywood have four overs of Curtis Maguire up their sleeve, as well as three apiece from Andy and Simon Click here for more ….
Captain Roger Smethurst led from the front as Heywood’s second team went from strength to strength with two great victories over the weekend. On Saturday they beat the weather at Werneth, hammering the home side by 105 runs with Smethurst hitting an invaluable 63. Then on Sunday, with rain in the air early doors, Smethurst Click here for more ….
Roger Smethurst’s seconds continued their flawless start to the season with excellent victories over Royton and Middleton. While Heywood first elevens have won silverware in recent years, the seconds have not won a trophy since Andy Greenwood’s team won the Burton Cup in 1996. But confidence must be high now of a tilt at the Click here for more ….