BIG matches keep coming along for Heywood’s first and second teams and this coming weekend (July 21 and 22) is no exception. The senior side on Saturday go to Woodhouses, who, like their opponents, are fighting to avoid relegation from the Greater Manchester Premier League. Sunday sees a trip to Royton in the semi-final of the Click here for more ….
A FACELIFT for Heywood Cricket Club’s ground this season has seen the ground put forward for recognition. Regulars to Crimble will have noticed hanging baskets of flowers erected at the front of the pavilion, plus tubs on the Patio, adding colour and style to the setting and receiving regular compliments. And the garden areas either Click here for more ….
HEYWOOD stayed joint top of Division 4 East in the Greater Manchester Premier League after they pulled the match out of the fire at Moorside. The visitors eventually won by 22 runs at the Oldham area club, but it was a game where the balance of power constantly ebbed and flowed. There was little Click here for more ….
HEYWOOD Cricket Club hosts another Lancashire age-group game tomorrow and Wednesday (July 17 and 18). The Red Rose county’s Under-16s side takes on Cheshire in a two-day festival match, with an 11am start on both days. It’s a chance to run the rule over some of the area’s most promising young talent and enhances Crimble’s Click here for more ….
A LETHAL return of six wickets for seven runs from just 36 balls by Travis Townsend acted as a Heywood catalyst to a vital Greater Manchester Premier League victory. The Heywood professional embarked on his deadly spree with Egerton 46-3 chasing Heywood’s modest total of 116 on a tricky Crimble wicket, before a packed pavilion Click here for more ….
CRIMBLE will tomorrow (Saturday, July 14) be the setting for a tribute to a former Heywood Cricket Club player. Kenny Farrar, who played for the first team as wicketkeeper in the mid-1970s, passed away earlier this week at the age of 60. The game against Egerton will see Heywood players wear black armbands in his Click here for more ….
HEYWOOD welcome back Jack Morley to first team action on Saturday after his recent Lancashire commitments. The 17-year-old all-rounder features in the side which hosts Egerton, with Heywood needing to start racking up some points as they bid to preserve their Greater Manchester Premier League status. The second team, back on top of Division 4 Click here for more ….
LEE Clarkson turned in an outstanding bowling performance as Heywood’s second team easily accounted for Failsworth Macedonia to go back joint top of Division Four 4 East of the Greater Manchester League. The off-spinner was introduced into the attack with the Crimble visitors going well on 46-1 but he quickly transformed the face of the Click here for more ….
HEYWOOD’S players and supporters will take a trip down memory lane in the semi-finals of the Derek Kay 1st X1 Cup. They have been given a trip to Royton, their perennial foes in the Central Lancashire League before both clubs joined the newly-formed Greater Manchester League, on Sunday, July 22. The other semi-final sees Greenmount host Click here for more ….
A NOTABLE performance by Bobby Cross could not stop Heywood from being comprehensively disposed of by Greater Manchester Premier League champions Flixton for a second time this season. Cross carried his bat throughout the Heywood innings, an unusual feat in amateur or professional cricket, to make 85 out of 155-8 as Heywood batted first. But Click here for more ….
CRICKET fans can still get their dose of the action at Crimble on Sunday. The Greater Manchester League’s representative side will be in action against the Liverpool Competition in the Lancashire Inter-League KO Cup. The 50-overs-per-side match starts at 1pm and will feature some of the county’s brightest League talents.
HEYWOOD are hopeful of the welcome return of Simon Dawson to first team action for Saturday’s visit to champions and current Greater Manchester Premier League leaders Flixton. Cricket chairman Roger Smethurst said: “At the time of writing, we are awaiting confirmation that his return, after a brief period at Middleton, has been sanctioned by the Click here for more ….
A THUMPING win over Saddleworth maintained Heywood second team’s title challenge in Division 4 East of the Greater Manchester League. But they were on the end of a batting blitz at Woodbank the following day as they went out of the 2nd X1 Cup at the quarter-final stage. Heywood’s total of 257-6 at home to Click here for more ….
HEYWOOD marched into the semi-finals of the Derek Kay 1st X1 Cup, the Greater Manchester League’s flagship knockout competition, after being set two different victory targets! Division 1B side Glodwick gave a good account of themselves to post a score of 184 on another sun-soaked day at Crimble. But the victory target of 185 was Click here for more ….