Following the statistics for the leading amateur wicket takers last week, a chance now to look back on some of the all time leading wicket takers in the professional ranks. At the top of the list is a man who also featured high up in the amateur lists and must have been quite the bowler. Click here for more ….
THREE Heywood players reached significant milestones during the 2017 season. The Club’s second term in the Greater Manchester Cricket League saw them successfully regain their Premier status, and they were only denied the chance to win the Division One championship when the last match of the season at home to Greenmount was washed out. But Click here for more ….
The Cricket Committee are delighted to announce that former professional Travis Townsend and former Greenmount CC captain Andy Kerr have agreed to join the club for 2017. Both players had left Greenmount after the 2016 season. Townsend played at Crimble in 2012 and was part of the side that won the Wood Cup in 2013 Click here for more ….
It was never going to be easy to predict how well Heywood were going to do in the new and ‘improved’ Central Lancashire League of 2013. With two divisions of eight teams, an untried overseas player and a very young team, sure there were hopes of going one step further than 2012 and winning the Click here for more ….
Heywood were well beaten by an excellent Northern side in their LCB KO semi-final clash in Crosby. The home side were excellent with the ball and in the field, restricting Heywood to 178-9 off 45 overs. And, led by opener Stephen Lucas, they chased this total down without any bother, reaching 183-3 off 31.5 overs. Click here for more ….
Heywood were mercifully ruthless in their demolition of Middleton at Crimble. The visitors were without three of their top players yesterday – absent for various reasons – and looked every inch a very average side as they were hammered by nine wickets. With no Scott Stanworth and Grant Jones, their batting, their stronger suit, was Click here for more ….
Heywood made light work of Norden, beating them by 76 runs at Woodhouse Lane on the back of a brilliant Bobby Cross hundred. The 30-year-old Heywood skipper was the only player on either side to get to grips with the surface and some good bowling from both attacks, finishing with 110 to rack up his 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 ….
A superb, controlled innings of 67 from professional Travis Townsend set Heywood up for an excellent 52-run defeat of Milnrow at Ladyhouse. On a bowler-friendly, old-fashioned Milnrow pitch that looked as though it hadn’t seen the underneath of its own covers for some time, the South African produced an innings of high-quality and restraint that 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 ….
Heywood made it two fine wins in a row as they administered a thorough thrashing to Littleborough at Hare Hill. Beaten convincingly by Boro at Crimble last month, Bobby Cross’s side were evidently buoyed by their magnificent victory over Ormskirk last week in the LCB KO and hammered the home side by seven wickets. It Click here for more ….
Heywood have signed Enfield pro Brad Moses for Saturday’s home clash with Rochdale. South African Moses, 30, is a top order batsman and off-spin bowler. He plays his first class cricket for Easterns (formerly Eastern Province). He scored 90 and took five wickets last weekend against the Lancashire League champions Lowerhouse. Travis Townsend split the Click here for more ….
AN early injury setback to professional Travis Townsend was a cause for alarm as Heywood slumped to their second successive defeat in the North West Group of the John Willie Lees Twenty20 Cup. The South African all-rounder, captaining the side in the absence of Bobby Cross, suffered a concerning hand injury in the early overs Click here for more ….