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 ….
THE Greater Manchester Cricket League has postponed all matches for the coming weekend owing to the drastic weather conditions. It means that Heywood’s scheduled Premier Division game at Unsworth tomorrow (Saturday, April 30) is off, along with the second team’s home clash against Prestwich. Also falling by the wayside is the first round of the Click here for more ….
HEYWOOD’S first team face a double header of League and Cup action at the weekend. They travel to familiar territory on Saturday when they take on Unsworth in their latest Premier Division outing in the Greater Manchester League (12 30pm). And on Sunday they entertain Elton in the first round of the Derek Kay Per-Fit Click here for more ….
REPORT BY STEVE MCHUGH: SOMETIMES you have just got to give credit to the other guy. Yes, Heywood’s meagre total of 57 against Unsworth was their lowest at Crimble in recent memory and certainly disappointing for the home supporters. But they were victims of an impressive spell of sharp bowling on a responsive wicket by Click here for more ….
REPORT BY STEVE MCHUGH: HEYWOOD slipped to a 34-run defeat against Unsworth in a pretty tepid display at Pole Lane. The home side rattled up a challenging 197-7 from their 50 overs, and the visitors were always up against it after losing the heart of their batting order – Bobby Cross, professional Rob Nicol and Click here for more ….
Heywood seconds showed the form they are capable of to bounce back from defeat at Clifton to beat Unsworth by four runs in a really tense game. They went down to a 47-run defeat to a strong Clifton second team, managing only 126 as they chased a good target of 179. There were, however, encouraging Click here for more ….
BY ROGER SMETHURST: Heywood entertained Unsworth at Crimble on Saturday desperate for a victory after a run of five defeats. Heywood again lost the toss and were invited to field on a hot day. With Rick Purser and James Mills opening the bowling Heywood got off to a solid start and Purser was soon amongst Click here for more ….
Heywood start a testing weekend at Norden on Friday in the T20 Cup. Last week they beat Middleton (a report still to come, sorry) and now victory over Norden will move them a step closer to qualification for the semis. On Saturday, Heywood host Littleborough, while the seconds travel to Hare Hill. On Sunday, the Click here for more ….
Heywood host Royton on Saturday at Crimble. The firsts won their first game of the season, putting in a great performance at home to Rochdale, and will be keen to keep their form going against Royton, then away at Werneth on Sunday. The seconds visit Unsworth on Saturday and host Werneth on Sunday. There’s a Click here for more ….
Report – Kate Cross: After our first competitive win last week, Heywood took to the field in their second league match versus Unsworth and due to some of the opposition running late we decided to field first. Heywood started strongly with some very tight bowling and some early wickets. Joe Carter took an impressive catch 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 ….
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 ….
Heywood’s first team face what is always a tough trip to Clifton on Saturday, before a relative trip into the unknown at Unsworth in the Wood Cup on Sunday. Clifton will be out for revenge following their mauling at Crimble recently, while it’s always a challenge on Unsworth’s big and exposed ground. The seconds will Click here for more ….
Heywood’s U11′s played their first game of the 2013 season away to Unsworth on Wednesday night and with the weather being bright but a little cold, the youngsters started the campaign in great spirits and warmed to the task with masses of drive and vigour. New captain for the season Ethan Harding lost the toss Click here for more ….
A couple of things I have forgotten to mention as work has taken a bit of a grip recently. Firstly, Clifton’s proposal to annul the decision of going to two, eight team division was voted out at the recent CLL AGM. The decision to split the league in two was agreed last year, but Clifton, Click here for more ….