Apr 132017

ANDY Kerr and Cabhan Hilton make their senior Heywood debuts in a pre-season friendly at Bootle on Saturday.

Kerr, the 31-year-old signing from Greenmount, is an opening batsman with a proven pedigree for scoring heavy runs at the top of the order.

And Heywood supporters will get their first glimpse of a player who they hope will add significantly to the spine of the Heywood batting line-up.

Hilton, who only turned 15 years of age in February, is a promising young pace bowler who caught the eye in last weekend’s second team friendly at home to Middleton with a new ball spell of two wickets for six runs.

Bobby Cross will keep wicket and the team also features the welcome return of Humza Naeem.

HEYWOOD 1st X1 (v Bootle, away, Saturday, 1pm): D Pawson (capt), R Cross, A Kerr, J Morley, S Dawson, A Dawson, S Burrill, M Grogan, C Hilton, H Naeem, T Townsend.

The second team which takes on Bamford Fieldhouse at Crimble on Sunday also features two players making their first appearances for Heywood at that level.

James Seddon, who comes to Heywood along with Kerr from Greenmount, makes his debut. And Luke Jackson, a product of the Club’s youth system, has his first appearance at second team level.

HEYWOOD 2nd X1 (v Bamford Fieldhouse 2nd X1, home, Sunday, 1pm): M Grogan (capt), S Burrill, A Dawson, D Fawcett, J Mills, L Jackson, S Evans, J Seddon, C Kaye, C Hilton, J Kaye.

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