Heywood skipper Danny Pawson says it’s important his young side stay “grounded” following their impressive start to the 2015 season. Heywood have played some excellent cricket this year, and in the last three fixtures – two against a strong Littleborough side – in three different competitions, have really stamped their authority on games. The rise Click here for more ….
Heywood put in a complete all-round effort to start their defence of the John Willie Lees Wood Cup in style. There was little to find fault in a performance that saw Heywood amass 234-8 off their 50 overs, and then hold Middleton to just 153 with some encouraging bowling and fielding. It was a good Click here for more ….
Heywood’s first and second teams are in cup action as they start their defence of their John Willie Lees Wood Cup and Burton Cup crowns this weekend. The firsts entertain Middleton on Sunday in a welcome derby against a Moonrakers side who were relegated from the top flight this season. Both sides have had mixed Click here for more ….
Joe Lovell makes a welcome return to the Heywood first team for a tough weekend of cricket. Crimble is the place for the clash with Clifton on Saturday, with the visitors boasting 10-wicket paceman Steve Cheetham among their ranks. Lovell comes in for Dale Latham but Latham returns to the squad for the visit to 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 ….
Rob Slawson has retired from Heywood CC after a 15-year career in the first XI. Here, captain and long-time team-mate Bobby Cross outlines some of the achievements of a lad who is a true product of Crimble, and who played a major role in Heywood’s most successful ever decade. “Rob was a player who made 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 ….
HEYWOOD will try to banish any signs of a John Willie Lees Wood Cup hangover on another important Central Lancashire Cricket League weekend. The table-topping side were sent crashing to their first domestic defeat of the season – apart from their Lancs KO Cup exit at star-studded Bamford Fieldhouse – when they lost at Milnrow Click here for more ….
BY STEVE McHUGH: TO go out of the John Willie Lees Wood Cup to a determined Milnrow side is no shame on Heywood. But the manner of their defeat in the quarter-final of the Central Lancashire Cricket League’s premier knockout competition was disappointing to their travelling contingent at Ladyhouse. Heywood, unbeaten in the league, eventually Click here for more ….
BIG Cup dates dominate another important weekend for Heywood Cricket Club’s table-topping sides. The first team entertain Littleborough while the second team go to Hare Hill on Saturday trying to extend their tremendous starts to the Central Lancashire League season. But arguably the greater expectations come on Sunday, when the senior side are at Milnrow Click here for more ….
Heywood again held their nerve in difficult batting conditions to move into the second round of the John Willie Lees Wood Cup on Sunday. They scrambled home by six runs in a game that had a sizeable crowd on the edge of their seats all afternoon. Now Heywood face a tough trip to in-form Milnrow Click here for more ….
BY STEVE McHUGH: BOBBY Cross has challenged Heywood to “keep the momentum going” after his team’s perfect start to the season. The cock-a-hoop side are the only unbeaten side in the Central Lancashire League after four maximum-point victories, and followed up their latest victory at Rochdale with a seven-wicket verdict over Bolton Association side Flixton Click here for more ….
John Kaye played for Heywood from 1982 to 1996 and was a member of the most successful youth sides in the club’s history. Here, he tells of why – despite forging a new career down south – Heywood CC is his first and biggest love. Reading the ramblings of the likes of the likes of Click here for more ….
We’ve been handed a tricky draw in the 1st round of next season’s John Willie Lees Wood Cup. Heywood have been drawn at Crimble to face Clifton, a team whom we beat comfortably at Clifton towards the end of last season but who beat us by four wickets earlier in the season. Should we win Click here for more ….
Andy Flower was overseas amateur for Heywood in 1989 (with John Abrahams as pro) and later professional in 1992-1993. With Andy as pro, we beat Middleton in the famous 1993 Wood Cup final, where VD Ball and Mike Kitchen played starring roles. Here are some of the pictures given to me by Yvonne Caveney, part Click here for more ….