Jan 142021

Thanks to the incredible diligence of first Vernon Connolly and then Flo Cromarty the club has a wonderful record of players that have played in the first team at Heywood over the years.

Along with player statistics and notable performances, each amateur player that has played for the first team since the records began has been allocated an individual player number allowing those players to understand their part in the history of the club.

In this, the 100th year of cricket at Crimble, and with all of the challenges that we are now facing, the club is offering current and particularly former players the chance to have their own piece of Heywood memorabilia with their own unique player number and any other relevant statistics or information.

A couple of examples of the framed and mounted certificates are below.

Please contact Bobby on [email protected] if you would like to order your own unique certificate or you want to order one for a friend or relative that may have played for the club.

We are suggesting a minimum donation of £10 for the certificates or £15 for a framed version with all proceeds going to the club to help in these challenging times.

For anyone unable to collect their order locally we are happy to look at posting the certificate only out to you and will be happy to discuss the best way to do so.

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 January 14, 2021  2 Responses »
Jan 112021

Heywood in action circa 1984As part of our celebration of 100 years of cricket at Crimble we will be sharing some historic photographs from over the years. Not many will give a better perspective on the action than this photo taken around 1984/5 from the park and looking back across the ground to the pavilion. It was a fantastic Click here for more ….

 January 11, 2021  2 Responses »
Jul 222020

"Henry" in full flowIn a further contribution from former Pro Geoff Lawson he takes a look back on the glory days of international overseas players, some of the great West Indians to play league cricket, and some of his former teammates at Crimble: The CLL has had a long history of employing current and former Test cricketers as professionals. Click here for more ….

 July 22, 2020  4 Responses »
Jun 202020

Jimmy in familiar pose in 2012Another article that was done a few years ago but forms a perfect part of this series as club legend Jimmy Porter spoke to Scott McHugh in 2012 to look back on his own Crimble Memories: “You could really hear the ball fizzle when Duncan Carter bowled.” It was just the sort of thing I Click here for more ….

 June 20, 2020  3 Responses »
Jun 182020

Mikey in the runsMikey Grogan has played junior cricket at Heywood, progressed into the senior sides, played first team cricket and captained the 2nd XI. He has also become a junior coach and been a fixture throughout the winter months in the social side of the club, he looks back on his Crimble Memories: Do you remember your Click here for more ….

 June 18, 2020  1 Response »
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 ….

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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

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 »