HEYWOOD Cricket Club’s three senior sides will be keeping their fingers crossed that the weather is kind for a delayed start to the season at the weekend (July 25 and 26).
The first team go to Bury area club Brooksbottom on Saturday in the opening game of their mini-league featuring six teams, which has produced fixtures until the end of September.
New faces in the team are James Leadbetter, a batsman from the Kent area, and opening bowler Zahaid Zaman – a colleague of new professional Amar Ullah.
The second team at home to Greenmount on the same day features several players recruited from Bamford Fieldhouse in Gary Deboeck and Charles Stanford-Campbell, plus young brothers Johnny and Ben McCulloch.
And the third team which makes the trip to Clifton on Sunday includes debutants T George and D Openshaw, as well as Stanford-Campbell.
HEYWOOD 1st X1 (v Brooksbottom, away, Saturday, 1pm): S Burrill (capt), R Cross, W Hunt, A Dawson, Z Zaman, M Witts, J Leadbetter, J Kaye, C Kaye, C Hilton, A Ullah (pro).
HEYWOOD 2nd X1 (v Greenmount, home, Saturday, 1pm): M Grogan (capt), S Evans, L Grogan, D Fawcett, G Deboeck, T Pagett, C Stanford-Campbell, J McCulloch, B McCulloch, E Clarkson, M Dearden.
HEYWOOD 3rd X1 (v Clifton, away, Sunday, 1pm): L Clarkson (capt), M Hood, D Hilton, T Pagett, A Russell, J Kaye, E Clarkson, M Dearden, T George, D Openshaw, C Stanford-Campbell.
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