HEYWOOD’S senior side go to Uppermill on Saturday knowing that it’s crunch time in the Greater Manchester Cricket League. With three games left of the 2019 season they still have a chance of promotion back to the Premier League by finishing in the top two of Division 1A. But a secondary target is a place Click here for more ….
REPORT BY ROGER SMETHURST: Heywood 3rd X1 took on a youthful Astley Bridge team on Sunday at Crimble and won a close game thanks to a crucial last wicket partnership of 25 between John Keyworth and 14-year-old Callum Jackson. As Keyworth is not normally known for his resilience with the bat, this proved to be a fantastic Click here for more ….
REPORT BY ROGER SMETHURST: Heywood 2nds put in what captain Steve Evans described as their “best all round performance of the season” as they won a closely contested game at Dukinfield on Saturday. Batting first, it quickly became apparent that – on a wicket with low and inconsistent bounce and an outfield that was lush Click here for more ….
HEYWOOD’S senior side on Saturday start a four-game run-in to the end of the season which will decide what standard of cricket they will be contesting next year. They take on Denton at Crimble knowing that victory is vital to keeping hopes alive of making it into the top two teams promoted to the Premier Click here for more ….
REPORT BY ROGER SMETHURST: Heywood’s second team, desperate for a victory in their bid to retain their current league status, donned their wellies and waterproofs for three hours on Saturday afternoon as they sought to remove the week’s heavy rainfall to enable a clash with their Denton counterparts to occur. After much negotiation and perseverance Click here for more ….
REPORT BY ROGER SMETHURST: Heywood 3rds returned to Crimble boosted by their victory the previous week but with a much changed side facing local rivals Bamford Fieldhouse. Senior players Roger Smethurst, Rick Purser, John Keyworth and Joey O’Neill were missing, with Mikey Grogan and Jacob Kaye making their first appearances of the season. Heywood batted first Click here for more ….
HEYWOOD Cricket Club are appealing to members to help get Crimble looking at its best for one of the biggest games at the ground in recent years. The Lancashire Cricket Foundation KO Cup Final is a week on Sunday (September 8, noon) between Lancashire League clubs Norden and holders Darwen. And now Heywood are hoping Click here for more ….
HEYWOOD’S Greater Manchester League season is being undermined by the incalculable English weather. Saturday’s wash-out at Bury area club Brooksbottom was their SIXTH abandonment of the 2019 campaign, a third of the 18 matches to date in Division 1A. Meanwhile, four of the other five scheduled games in Division 1A saw positive results, with victories for Click here for more ….
HEYWOOD teams hope to get back to full action this coming weekend (August 17 and 18) following recent weather problems. Saturday sees the senior team travel to Summerseat near Bury to take on Brooksbottom (12 30pm) after suffering washouts in their last two proposed home games against Swinton Moorside and Austerlands – with a victory Click here for more ….
ARRANGEMENTS for the funeral of long-time Heywood Cricket Club member and benefactor Ken Barker, who has passed away at the age of 82, have now been finalised. It will be on Wednesday, August 21, at Colwyn Bay Crematorium (11.45am) followed by a reception at Rhos Fynach Pub/Restaurant.
OLIVIA Thomas has broken a Lancashire women’s record previously held by her Heywood Cricket Club colleague Kate Cross. The 15-year-old protégé, who only celebrated her birthday in May, played for the Lancashire Women’s Under-17s side against Durham and recorded incredible figures with her leg-spin bowling. Olivia claimed eight wickets for 10 runs from just four Click here for more ….
REPORT BY ROGER SMETHURST: Heywood 3rds travelled to Radcliffe following a gloomy Sunday morning and arrived at East Lancs Paper Mill’s venue to find the covers off and wickets pitched with the ground fit for play at 2pm. When Heywood won the toss and opted to bat first Matt Hood decided that, on a wet wicket Click here for more ….
HEYWOOD Cricket Club is mourning the passing of Ken Barker in a Deganwy rest home at the age of 82 after a long illness. He would have been 83 in September. Ken, who had no known surviving family, was a member at Crimble for around 70 years and financed the purchase of the electronic scoreboard Click here for more ….
HEYWOOD are making plans to stage one of their biggest games in recent years. The Lancashire Cricket Foundation Cup final is between Heywood’s neighbours Norden and holders Darwen at Crimble on Sunday, September 8 (1pm). And now Heywood chairman John Rhodes is appealing for any members who can help with preparations in the countdown Click here for more ….
HEYWOOD’S senior team is in action at Crimble on Saturday when they host Oldham area club Austerlands in Division 1A of the Greater Manchester League. The struggling second team is in need of the points In Division 3 East the same day when they go to Springhead, another Oldham area outfit. And the third team Click here for more ….