May 072021

HEYWOOD are keeping their fingers crossed that the weather allows them to stage important senior matches at Crimble this weekend.

They take on Royton on Saturday in Premier League 2 of the Greater Manchester League needing to get more points on the board after losing their last two games.

And on Sunday the visitors are high-flying Bradshaw in the first round of the Derek Kay 1st X1 Cup.

The Bolton area side have made a confident start to their first GML season, topping Premier League 2 with a 100 per cent record.

Heywood’s hopes have been boosted by the return of new signing Fayaz Ughradar, who missed last weekend’s defeat at Bury through injury.

HEYWOOD 1st X1 (v Royton, home, Saturday, 1pm): S Burrill (capt), W Hunt, R Cross, A Dawson, M Witts, C Grant, F Ughradar, T Pagett, J O’Neill, S Bevan, A Ullah (pro).

HEYWOOD 2nd X1  (v Dukinfield, away, Saturday, 1.30pm): M Grogan (capt), D Fawcett, B Wood, G Deboeck, J Kaye, S Evans, C McNally, E Clarkson, C Stanford-Campbell, W Taylor, B McCulloch.

HEYWOOD 1st X1 (v Bradshaw, home, Sunday, 1pm, 1st rnd of Derek Kay 1st X1 Cup): S Burrill (capt), W Hunt, R Cross, A Dawson, M Witts, C Grant, F Ughradar, J Leadbetter, M Grogan, T Pagett, A Ullah (pro). Reserve: J Kaye.


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May 042021

Heywood 3rd X1 made it two wins from their opening three games  when they comprehensively beat a much more experienced Unsworth side at Crimble on Sunday. A win that takes the Heywood team to 2nd in the early league table standings. Captain J. McCulloch (snr) won the toss and elected to bat first. The opening Click here for more ….

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May 042021

Heywood’s 4th team travelled to Saddleworth for their second match in the inaugural Development League and having lost the toss were asked to bat first in the distinctly chilly conditions. The experienced Roger Smethurst and promising young wicketkeeper, Charles Stanford Campbell opened the batting and got the team off to a flyer, reaching 50 off Click here for more ….

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Apr 282021

FOUR Heywood teams will be on parade again in the Greater Manchester League this coming weekend led by the first and second sides on Saturday (May 1). The senior team go to neighbours Bury in their third match of the season, hoping to get back on the winning trail after losing at home to Denton Click here for more ….

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Apr 262021

HEYWOOD’S opening two matches in their forthcoming Twenty20 campaign have been rearranged owing to current Covid19 spectator restrictions. The first match of the GMCL20 Premier Cup qualifying section was originally scheduled for this coming Friday, May 30, at home to Woodbank. This has now been switched to Friday, June 25. The following Friday, May 7, Click here for more ….

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Apr 222021

The newly formed 4th team visited Droylsden for their first ever match in the inaugural GMCL Development League with a few members of the very young team playing their first ever game in senior 40 over cricket. The Development League is designed to develop young players who currently don’t feature prominently in the other senior Click here for more ….

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Apr 212021

HEYWOOD’S first team bid to build on an exciting opening day victory in their first home Greater Manchester Cricket League outing of the new season this coming weekend. They take on Denton West at Crimble on Saturday (April 24) following their win at Glossop, where the visitors chased a target of more than 250 to Click here for more ….

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Apr 162021

Whilst we understand that people are keen to get back down and watch some cricket in the sunshine we must also be very aware of the rules and regulations put in place by Government, ECB, GMP and Rochdale Council. We appreciate that some of these rules and the guidance seems to change and adapt but Click here for more ….

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Apr 142021

HEYWOOD’S Greater Manchester Cricket League season gets under way on schedule this coming weekend. And, for the first time, the Club will put out four sides with the newly-inaugurated fourth team – featuring the maximum permitted three players over the age of 21 – in debut action at Droylsden on Sunday (1.30pm). Fears that the Click here for more ….

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Apr 072021

HEYWOOD get their 2021 season under way at the weekend with friendly fixtures against Norden – with the enforced absence of spectators. The senior side go to Woodhouse Lane on Saturday (April 10), the third X1 fixture is at Crimble the same day, and the meeting of the 2nd X1 teams is on Sunday (April Click here for more ….

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Apr 052021

HEYWOOD have pulled off a second significant signing as they approach the highly-anticipated start of the new cricket season. He is 28-year old all-rounder Fayaz Ughradar, whose pedigree is underlined by the fact that he played at Lancashire Under-19s level alongside the likes of England leg-spinner Matt Parkinson and well-known paceman Liam Hurt. And he Click here for more ….

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Mar 082021

HEYWOOD have pulled of a new signing amid encouraging signs that the 2021 campaign may be starting on the April 17 date proposed by the Greater Manchester Cricket League (GMCL) – or soon after. He is Caleb Grant, an Australian who moved to England some years ago and more recently has been playing for Nelson Click here for more ….

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