Jun 172020

Paul has watched plenty of cricket at his favourite venuePaul Hamill has watched cricket at Heywood since the early 1970′s and has been a passionate supporter of the club over that time. Whilst there is no cricket at the club this summer Paul has taken the chance to send in his memories of many years of cricket at Crimble: Do you remember your first Click here for more ….

 June 17, 2020  No Responses »
Jun 162020

John in full flowJohn Heywood has played both youth and senior cricket at the club as well as being a key volunteer as a coach, administrator and a supporter over the years. Still very much involved in club life, John has taken the chance to look back on his own Crimble Memories: What were your earliest memories of Click here for more ….

 June 16, 2020  6 Responses »
Jun 152020

Tom, back centre, in the 2010 side with Rajat Bhatia as ProTom Blundell is another player to have come through the ranks at Heywood from junior cricket to first team. A T20 cup winner, U18 trophy winning captain, junior coach and all round good club man, Tom has looked back on his experiences at Crimble so far: Do you remember your debut? My first taste of Click here for more ….

 June 15, 2020  3 Responses »
Jun 142020

HeywoodGeoff Lawson looks back on his favourite game for the club: My favourite was definitely not the final game of the season against Walsden when we were “ rained off “ needing 2 wickets to win the Championship! Walsden were 8 down when a steady trickle that failed to halt any other game during the Click here for more ….

 June 14, 2020  1 Response »
Jun 132020

Joey and Dave Fare on tour in Worcester at the scene of JoeyA product of the Heywood youth system who went on to senior cricket and played in the remarkable 2009 T20 cup final victory where Heywood played with no Pro or overseas and all 11 players had played youth cricket for the club, Joey O’Neill has been a big part of Heywood life for many years. Click here for more ….

 June 13, 2020  4 Responses »
Jun 122020

The Sheriff lifts the Burton Cup in 2013Roger Smethurst has been involved at Heywood from junior cricket all the way through and is currently Cricket Chairman as well as one of the most reliable volunteers and club people around. A Burton Cup winning captain in 2013, The Sheriff has taken time to look back on his own Crimble Memories: Do you remember Click here for more ….

 June 12, 2020  9 Responses »
Jun 112020

Hamish formed a great partnership and friendship with HumzaThe older of the two brothers who came over to play for the club from Melbourne, Hamish Paterson was a strong opening bowler who could hit the ball a long way towards the end of an innings. Hamish spent two summers at Crimble in 2011 and 2012 and was then replaced by younger brother Riley Click here for more ….

 June 11, 2020  2 Responses »
Jun 102020

Craig, back row second from left, still playing some cricket in March this yearCraig Sugden had played in the UK prior to his one season at Crimble in 2002. A prolific batsman who was on course to break Steve Wundke’s record for runs in a season; Craig ended with 1,296 runs at an average of just under 65 despite having to return to South Africa missing the last Click here for more ….

 June 10, 2020  1 Response »
Jun 092020

thumbnail_IMG_3910We remain confident that Junior Cricket matches will be permitted this summer. In line with ECB & Government guidelines Junior training can safely re-commence at these times;   - Tuesday 6pm – 8pm (hard ball) 11-15 years - Saturday 10.30-12 (soft ball) 8-11 years   With the following restrictions – Groups of no more than six can Click here for more ….

 June 9, 2020  1 Response »
Jun 092020

Steve with some familiar faces in the Knibbs Trophy winning sideOur club steward Stephen Cromarty has had a long involvement with the club from junior and senior cricket, to passionate supporter and more recently the popular figure behind the bar who has made a hugely positive contribution to club life. The Cromarty name has been a treasured one for Heywood CC, the practice nets carry Click here for more ….

 June 9, 2020  2 Responses »
Jun 082020

Steve McHugh and the patio braving a chilly day at CrimbleSteve McHugh has seen more cricket at Crimble than most and has been a fantastic contributor to club life as a supporter, reporter and committee man over the years. Steve looks back on some of his fond memories of Heywood CC: Do you recall the first game you watched? My memory is not too hot Click here for more ….

 June 8, 2020  4 Responses »
Jun 072020

David with Roger, Rick and the late Gary WilkinsonDavid Hilton has spent many years enjoying cricket at Crimble and is back after a work related spell in Bahrain. He has taken the time to look back on his experiences and memories of Heywood CC: Do you recall your first memories of HCC? My dad first took me watching when I was 7. They Click here for more ….

 June 7, 2020  3 Responses »
Jun 062020

Chris in action against LittleboroughA former first team captain and the club’s all time leading wicket taker with a remarkable 949 wickets to his name, Chris Kaye has been a fixture in the Heywood first team since the late 1980′s. One of the most decorated players in terms of silverware for the club, Chris has 6 Wood Cup winners Click here for more ….

 June 6, 2020  5 Responses »
Jun 052020

Lawson 1Professional in 1979, Geoff Lawson would go on to become one of the great Australian quick bowlers over the following years. Still involved in cricket through coaching, administration and commentary, Geoff has sent over some Crimble Memories and there is so much good stuff we have broken it down into a series of articles. We Click here for more ….

 June 5, 2020  2 Responses »
Jun 052020

Trevor as a Wood Cup winnerTrevor Brown established himself in the 1st XI in the 1964 season although he had played a few years before as a youngster. He would go on to form a great opening partnership with Colin Lever and would score over 3,000 runs for the club in a spell when the club had both league and Click here for more ….

 June 5, 2020  3 Responses »