HEYWOOD, the team struggling to win a league game, are fast becoming Cup kings in the inaugural season of the Greater Manchester Cricket League. They reached finals day of the Archway T20 KO Cup when, despite fielding an inpromptu side, a decisive seven-wicket quarter-final victory was secured at Edgworth on Friday night. That puts them Click here for more ….
HEYWOOD’S second team got their Greater Manchester League season up-and-running with their first victory of the new Division Three campaign. They faced a stiff task on paper with a trip to Greenmount but took control of the match by posting 216-7 from their 50 overs led by 75 from Wes Hunt, 56 by Joe Humphreys 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 ….
HEYWOOD’S ground crew worked tirelessly to provide an enthralling double header of action at Crimble over the weekend while many other clubs were still trying to recover from the after-effects of the shocking winter and early spring weather. The first team managed to get in more than half of their opening game in the Premier Click here for more ….
Heywood CC skipper Danny Pawson believes Sunday’s superb Tommy Hardman CLL T20 Finals’ Day triumph is a “sign of things to come” for the club. Heywood saw off a powerful Walsden side in a last-over thriller at Woodhouse Lane in the semi-final to win by one run, then turned in a superb all-round performance in 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 ….
A CLINICAL run chase saw Heywood reach the quarter-finals of the J W Lees Wood Cup on July 12 – when they will be away to Littleborough. Bobby Cross and professional Rob Nicol shared an unbeaten century partnership to guide the visitors to 190-1 at Radcliffe, and pass the home score of 186-6 with five Click here for more ….
If Sunday’s win over Royton does prove to be the final first-team game for Chris Kaye, it couldn’t be a more fitting way to bow out. Kaye was treated to an impromptu and (for many of the members of the patio, at least) an emotional guard of honour when he exited the Crimble pitch after 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 struggled to cope with Norden’s opening bowlers as they succumbed to a second straight loss to the Woodhouse Lane side. They were reduced to 75-5 thanks to some brilliant bowling by Chris Humphreys, and some indifferent shot selection against the rest, and despite Wes Hunt’s best performance so far for the firsts and Click here for more ….
Heywood are unchanged for the visit of Norden in one of the big games of the season at Crimble. Bobby Cross’ side come into the game on the back of three successive victories and some great performances. Matt Hood returns to the seconds in place of Wes Hunt, who is away playing golf. Sunday’s game Click here for more ….
The wily skills of Rick Purser and Lee Grogan were too much for a disheartened Royton at Crimble on Saturday. Faced with a target of 217, Royton tried their best to score early doors in the chase, and indeed, somehow, got to 47 before Purser started to make inroads. He took four quick wickets to Click here for more ….
A brilliantly judged run chase from Heywood Seconds meant they eased to victory over Middleton at Towncroft in their Burton Cup clash. Stars of a chase – that saw Heywood overhaul Middleton’s par total of 194 – were the red-hot Wes Hunt and Dom Fawcett. Hunt, in the runs the previous day at home to 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 have won the Taylor Cup, the Central Lancashire League’s knockout competition for Under-18 age group teams. They convincingly toppled Rochdale by four wickets at Redbrook in the final, held over from the end of last season because of wet weather. It was an excellent all-round performance by the Heywood youngsters. And while all Click here for more ….