Chris Kaye, so used to being Heywood’s saviour with the ball, was the last-gasp hero with the bat at Norden’s Woodhouse Lane on Sunday. Heywood were throwing away a game that the exceptional pair of Travis Townsend and Danny Pawson had set up for a big win over their biggest local rivals, who had posted Click here for more ….
Travis Townsend put in the towering performance of the day as Heywood moved into the quarter-finals of the Wood Cup. He bowled a marvellous spell of accurate medium pacers to take 6-11 off 10 overs to help bowl Unsworth out for 135 at Pole Lane, then hit 30 in the chase that saw his side Click here for more ….
Clifton were swept aside with ease as Heywood made it a 10 point weekend at Crimble. Starring roles in the fourth act of what Heywood hope will ultimately be a championship-winning performance were overseas Riley Paterson, pro Travis Townsend and wicket-keeper/ batsman Danny Pawson. Paterson found line, length and movement to finish with 5-27 to Click here for more ….
Heywood won all the key battles as they cruised to an eight-wicket victory in the first of four clashes with Rochdale in the CLL Premier Division. They were sharper in the field, Chris Kaye came out firmly on top in the battle of the slow left-armers, and Travis Townsend and Danny Pawson were the superior Click here for more ….
Heywood skipper Bobby Cross has a most welcome dilemma when facing Middleton in the CLL season opener. It was thought that Cross may well drop himself down the order this season, to accommodate swashbuckling Andy Dawson in the opening spot alongside young Ross Zelem. And with Danny Pawson and Travis Townsend dead certs for the Click here for more ….
Once you pass Christmas, there’s only one way for a cricket buff to cope with the dreary months ahead before we can once again play and watch the greatest of games. That’s to allow the mind to wander to better things. Before the New Year, I was happy with the break we had from cricket. 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 ….
Part 2 of the review of the season is here, and I pick my five games of the season. Again, it’s my view and all but one of them I saw every ball of. One I didn’t but am reliably informed by my dad that it was THE complete performance of the season. These are Click here for more ….
BOBBY Cross believes his Heywood team can reflect with pride and frustration after finishing runners-up in the 2012 Central Lancashire League title race. The skipper’s prediction that Walsden would be the team to beat proved to be spot on, as Heywood finished eight points behind the Todmorden area club despite losing only four league games Click here for more ….
Heywood have re-signed pro Travis Townsend for the 2013 season. The popular South African, 27, finished the season sixth in the pro batting averages with 740 runs at 46.25, and fourth in the bowling averages with 42 wickets at less than 12. His best knock of the season was his magnificent 125 at Middleton early Click here for more ….
For the second day in succession, Heywood showed just how much better their best is than nearly every team in the CLL. This time Clifton were on the receiving end of the Heywood onslaught, and they were never really in the game as they were crushed by 75 runs. They also gifted Heywood the fifth 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 ….
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 ….
Heywood stayed in the hunt for CLL glory with a comprehensive defeat of a struggling Littleborough side at Hare Hill. It was a good toss to win for Heywood skipper Bobby Cross on a lively wicket, but it was a great performance with the ball that saw Boro dismissed for 101 and a solid performance Click here for more ….