HEYWOOD’S third successive victory shows they should have nothing to fear in the inaugural Greater Manchester Premier League season. They moved to fourth from bottom after making harder work than necessary of a three-wicket defeat of fellow strugglers Bury. But the past fortnight has shown that Heywood can look forward to continuing climbing the table Click here for more ….
IT was only by a nerve-tingling three-run margin in a truncated match played in difficult conditions, but rarely can a victory have been so welcome at Crimble. Heywood’s three-run defeat of Unsworth was only their second Greater Manchester Premier League victory of the season, but the crucial five points lifts them off the bottom of Click here for more ….
HEYWOOD’S defeat at Denton St Lawrence in the Premier Division of the Greater Manchester League was not totally surprising against a side going well in the inaugural season of the Greater Manchester Premier League. But the manner of their 128-run clobbering was certainly a cause for concern. The Saints racked up a useful but not 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 ….
How fitting it was that Heywood produced their best performance since they beat Ormskirk in 2013 to end the most special weekend in the club’s history. Friday night’s 150th Anniversary Dinner at Crimble was a fantastic evening, a one-off, and the feelgood factor flowed through to Sunday as the first team moved into the last Click here for more ….
Heywood’s new-ball pairing of Riley Paterson and Simon Dawson brought Rochdale to their knees and a step closer to relegation at Crimble yesterday. Dale were bowled out for just 94, and Heywood cruised home to win by eight wickets – a very satisfying effort in front of a good home support. Rochdale have suffered an Click here for more ….
BY STEVE McHUGH: HEYWOOD’S recent revival was emphasised by a convincing defeat of struggling Rochdale at Redbrook. The only disappointing feature of an eight-wicket victory, with Bobby Cross making an almost faultless, unbeaten 86, was that they did not take all five points! Heywood had a grip on the Rochdale innings, after they put the Click here for more ….
Skipper Roger Smethurst and the cool head of Chris Booth saw Heywood seconds home to a tense opening day victory at home to Littleborough. The pair came together with the home side on 85-7 chasing 137 for victory. But they played patiently, ran surprisingly well and with Booth playing strongly through the wide-open leg-side they Click here for more ….
Heywood seconds kept up the pressure at the top of the CLL 2nd XI Premier with a crushing win over Norden at Crimble last Saturday. A day before the now famous Burton Cup defeat of Walsden, Heywood’s powerful bowling attack served a notice of intent to win against their biggest rivals by 116 runs. Stars Click here for more ….
Sean Burrill and Simon Dawson produced their best ever performances for Heywood seconds as they hammered Royton by 135 runs at Crimble. Batting first, Heywood found themselves in trouble at 69-6 when Burrill strode to the crease. He didn’t take long to get into his stride and started driving well, putting on 57 for the Click here for more ….
Wes Hunt continued to shine at Redbrook with the match-winning performance as Heywood Seconds thrashed Rochdale on their own turf on Saturday. Hunt, 19, had won the man of the match award last week in the delayed Under-18s Taylor Cup final victory over the same opponents. And on a pitch that has clearly benefited from Click here for more ….
Heywood Seconds’ batsman have to take a hard look at themselves after a poor display on Saturday. They were bowled out for a paltry 72 at Walsden, when chasing down the home side’s below-par 142 on a good wicket at Scott Street. Too few batsmen showed any desire to bat for any length of time, Click here for more ….
It was the Simon Dawson show for Heywood Seconds at Crimble in the six wicket defeat of Rochdale on Saturday. He was in superb all-round form for Roger Smethurst’s side, first taking 4-41 to help keep Rochdale to 127, then he smashed a superb 71 as Heywood chased down their total with half the overs Click here for more ….
BY SCOTT McHUGH: Although he ended up without the silverware he deserved, seconds skipper Roger Smethurst and his players can look back with pride on 2012. They demonstrated the skills and team ethic they possess nearly all the way through a long, hard and often cold season and we should not be at all harsh Click here for more ….
The seconds finally recaptured their form with the bat with an excellent run chase at Clifton on Sunday. It was a heartening performance as they chased down 200 at Manchester Road and put behind them the misery of the past few games that has seen them lose their position at the top of the CLL Click here for more ….