The latest of the Memories series was actually sent over by Keith a few years ago but forms some of the oldest recollections we have and was well worth revisiting: In 1959, Heywood Cricket Club were scouring the cricketing world to find their new professional. Keith Slater was a young Western Australian all-rounder who had Click here for more ….
HEYWOOD’S second team suffered the inevitable backlash of an extraordinary raft of unavailabilites and injuries at the weekend. The double header against Rochdale and Werneth might have appeared, at the start of the season, like a chance to gather big points. Instead, it turned out to be a miserable one from 10! And that the Click here for more ….
REPORT BY ROGER SMETHURST: Heywood seconds put in a great all-round performance when they faced Werneth at Crimble last week. The previous days game against Clifton was washed out despite the best efforts of both teams, but the following day made up for it thanks to some excellent performances with both bat and ball, which Click here for more ….
BY STEVE McHUGH: BOBBY Cross closed in on 1,000 runs for the season yet again as he helped Heywood negotiate a wobble and score a six-wicket victory at Werneth. The home side were bowled out for 137 with just one ball of their 50 overs left. And when Heywood were comfortable in reply on 95-0, Click here for more ….
Heywood’s two senior teams will be hoping to continue their good form this weekend. With the Subsid trophy now firmly in Heywood’s sights, the firsts travel to Clifton and Werneth this weekend (12.30pm start). The Clifton game is re-arranged from one of the early-season washouts and as usual the Salford side will be hoping to Click here for more ….
HEYWOOD’S tense one-run defeat to a spirited Werneth side scoring their first victory almost halfway through the Central Lancashire League season is certainly not the end of the world. Werneth can consider themselves unlucky not to have won at Crimble at the beginning of June, when they had Heywood 80-8 chasing a victory target of Click here for more ….
Heywood have secured the services of two quality pros for the big weekend ahead. Cricket chairman David Fare has had the thankless task of trying to fill the gap left by Farhaan Behardien, who returned to South Africa following the Wood Cup second round defeat of Monton and Weaste. This week, Heywood entertain Werneth in Click here for more ….
Heywood face a three-game weekend, if the weather finally shows some signs of improving. On Friday night, they entertain Middleton in their re-arranged Lees Bitter T20 clash from last week. The visitors sent Heywood packing at Towncroft last year, so revenge will be on Heywood’s mind, although Heywood did beat Middleton in the John Willie Click here for more ….
Heywood put Saturday’s below-par performance behind them to crush Werneth at the Coppice. The newly-promoted Oldham side are finding life tough having stepped up a division, and were made to feel even more ill-at-ease thanks to a solid innings from new pro Farhaan Behardien. The South African international is still finding his feet at Crimble, 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 ….
Heywood are at full strength this weekend as they aim to build on last week’s successes. They start the weekend eight points behind Walsden at the top of the table, and travel to Milnrow on Saturday and host Middleton on Sunday. Although both teams are as good as relegated, they are still tough matches. Milnrow Click here for more ….
Heywood under-18s take on Werneth in the semi-final of the Taylor Cup tonight at Crimble. Humza Naeem’s side earned their place in the final after the marvellous victory at Walsden on Friday, when they successfully chased down the home side’s target of 148. They lost to the Oldham side earlier in the season, but at Click here for more ….
Heywood seconds were frustrated by the rain and only managed two points against Werneth on Sunday. They welcomed Adam Fawcett back into the team from the firsts in place of injured captain Smethurst, with Lee Grogan assuming leadership duties. Heywood lost what would turn out to be a crucial toss on a day with a 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 ….
Heywood showed the gulf in class between the top eight and the bottom eight when they crushed Werneth in the penultimate match of the season at The Coppice. The match was replayed when a spate of fixtures were cancelled early in the season, and now, as then, Heywood were in great form and were way Click here for more ….