Coaching @ Heywood


Lancashire CCC and England star Kathryn Cross, who coaches the under-9s team

As a Clubmark accredited club, Heywood Cricket Club is committed to providing a safe, stimulating and structured environment within which children can enjoy their cricket.

On every day of the week during summer, our qualified coaches take teams from under-9s up to under-18s, providing them with coaching and a structured practice evening where they learn all the skills of the game. The success of our youth teams over the years is testament to this.

We have recently achieved Clubmark status, which, above all else, means our coaches and volunteers all have the necessary first aid skills, are CRB checked and are committed to the welfare of your child. We are also looking at putting more and more people through coaching courses to ensure all players can reach their potential.

This means you can entrust your children to our care and we will do everything possible to put their welfare first. This means we have contact details in case of an emergency, are aware of all medical conditions – no matter how minor – and understand any special requirements your child may have.

Since the 2012 season, we have fielded an under-9s team under the guidance of Lancashire CCC and England starlet Kathryn Cross.

Along with Kathryn, who came through the ranks at Heywood, we currently have Ethan Harding, Jack Morley, Emily Carter and Humza Naeem who are all involved with Lancashire teams. Club record run scorer Bobby Cross came through the ranks of the club, as have current first teamers Adam Fawcett, Wes Hunt, Dale Latham and veteran Chris Kaye.


Coaching co-ordinator: Keith Warren

Under-9s: Kathryn Cross/ Dale Latham / Tom Blundell

Under-11s: Rob Morley

Under-13s: John Heywood

Under-15s: Bobby Cross

Under-18s: Adam Fawcett

Other qualified coaches: Danny Pawson, Sean Burrill, Wes Hunt & Scott McHugh


  29 Responses to “Coaching @ Heywood”

  1. Hello i have 2 boys age 7 and 11 who are interested in playing cricket. can you tell me what day and time you do training on. Is it also to late for them to attend and join in

    Thank you

  2. Hi Jane.
    Training is on Tuesday night from 6pm until approx 7.30pm. The season has only just started and we would love your two lads to come and join us. The cost of membership and training fees are on the website under Become A Member. Last night was buzzing and we have lots of coaches. Your seven year old would be with the under-9s and we just need to check when your other son’s birthday is. Is he still 11 by the end of August? If so, he will be eligible for the under-11s. If not, then it will be the under-13s. Come down on Tuesday night, have a chat to the coaches and you can go from there. Hope that helps.

  3. Hi I have a nearly 7 year old son who really wants to come to cricket coaching , please can you tell me when coaching starts

  4. Hi there Emma

    We have junior registration night on Thursday 27 March. There’ll be some more info beforehand. You can meet the coaches and find out all about it there.

  5. Hi, my son is eager to begin training he is 8. Can you tell what date you will be registering.

    Many Thanks

  6. Hi Martine
    It’s on Thursday 27 March. I’ll post more details soon

  7. Many thanks which night is coaching om?

  8. Tuesday 6-8.

    But you must come to the registration night if at all possible as we need ensure we have contact details, any possible medical concerns etc.

  9. Is it too late for my 9 year old (Year 4) to join in if we have missed Registration Night ?

  10. Hi Jane, not at all, weather permitting the kids will be training on Tuesday at 6pm, so pop down and find one of the coaches and we will point you in the right direction. We will need some details from you before we can get going just so we know about any medical conditions etc but won’t take too long!

  11. Fab! Thanks Bobby. We will come down on Tuesday and look forward to seeing you then :o )

  12. Hi

    I’m interested in my son joining one of the coaching groups. He is 9 years old in year 4 at school and was born in January 2005.

    Does this put him in the Under 9s or Under 11s?

    Also, what night/time is the training and what are the fees?

    Many Thanks

  13. Todd,

    Training is Tuesday evenings at 6pm and the fees are £15 for membership and £2 per training session as a training fee.

    He would be an Under 9 as we see it.


  14. Hi, my son played last year he is 12, due to high school commitments and also still being the football season meaning days of training clashing he was unable to sign on at the beginning of the season, are u oversubscribed for the under 13s now, or would he be able to come down and train still, even though the season is well under way…
    Mrs A Mckenzie.

  15. Angela, bring him down again on a Tuesday evening I am sure John and Sean will be pleased to have him in the 13′s again!

  16. Hi
    I have 2 boys aged 10 looking interested in playing cricket, they have never had any coaching just enjoy playing the game. Is there any availability at all at HCC? if so what night do you train?

    Thankyou in advance

  17. Hi Sally,

    Bring the boys down on Tuesday night (weather permitting) and ask for Rob Morley (U11′s manager) or Wes Hunt (U11 coach) and they will get the lads involved and see if they enjoy it all.


  18. Hi bobby

    Great!! Thanks for your reply they would love to come down next Tuesday if possible we have something on this Tuesday

    See you then

  19. My nephew who is 16 would love to train with Heywood what evening would he need to come and at what time??

  20. Hi Janine, the U18′s are training at Siddal Moor this Sunday, 12-2, and start outdoor training at the club at the start of April on Tuesday evenings from 6pm.

    Hope that helps, Bobby

  21. my son is 14 and interested in joining. Can he still join or is it to late?

  22. Natalie, bring him down on a Tuesday night and look for Rob Morley over by the artificial nets at the far side, he will help out and get your son involved with his U15 squad!

  23. Good afternoon,

    My 13 year old son has recently joined his local cricket club in Durham. However as he spends most his weekends with me in Heywood I was wondering if you had outside nets that we may be able to use (of course providing the teams are not using them) so that I can take him somewhere to practice his batting?

  24. Hi Rob,

    The nets are locked up at weekends during matches and we are only allowed to make use of them when there is a qualified coach on hand to supervise any juniors playing within them.

    Sorry we can’t help :-(

  25. Hi,

    Would my 10 year old son be able to come and have a go at cricket one evening so we can ascertain if he would be able to progress in the future?

    Many thanks.

    Lauren Sullivan.

  26. Do you train/coach under 11′s over the summer months?

  27. Hi Lauren, yes the U11′s train every Tuesday evening, 6pm, and then play matches on a Wednesday evening. Feel free to come down and bring your son or daughter to see whether they enjoy it :-)

  28. Hi My 10 year old son would like to get involved with playing more cricket out of school, would he be able to attend your training sessions?



  29. Hi Jason,

    Yes of course, the U11 squad train on a Tuesday evening from 6-8pm, just bring him down and find the coach, Wes, he will get him involved.

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