Oct 062016

The Cricket Committee are delighted to announce that former professional Travis Townsend and former Greenmount CC captain Andy Kerr have agreed to join the club for 2017.

Both players had left Greenmount after the 2016 season.

Townsend played at Crimble in 2012 and was part of the side that won the Wood Cup in 2013 when Heywood beat Walsden. A top order batsman and useful change bowler he also brings a great attitude and enthusiasm to training at both junior and senior level which was felt to be crucial given the number of promising young players currently at the club.

Travis Townsend returns to Crimble

Travis Townsend returns to Crimble

Kerr, aged 30, has played at Greenmount for ten seasons and had been involved in the Lancashire junior system as a youngster. A prolific run scorer in the Bolton League he had been captain of his club side for the past three seasons and will bring much needed experience and stability to a batting line up that had relied too heavily on a small number of players in previous seasons.

Andy Kerr will be a huge asset to Heywood CC

Andy Kerr will be a huge asset to Heywood CC

The new Cricket Chairman at Heywood, Roger Smethurst, was delighted to have secured both players:

“The 2016 season was a disappointment for many people not only in terms of the weather but ultimately in our final position in the league which resulted in our relegation from the Premier division of the GMCL.”

“Heywood CC should always be aiming to be one of the leading clubs in Lancashire and our immediate challenge is to try to return to the Premier division.”

“We have a proud record of producing young players and giving them opportunities within senior cricket but these players need to have guidance from experienced cricketers. Travis and Andy alongside skipper Chris Humphreys, Danny Pawson and Bobby Cross now represents a senior group of players that should be well placed to help us perform well on the field and to develop our younger players in a successful environment.”

“Importantly players like Dom Humphreys and Jack Morley will continue to be given significant opportunity to play a prominent role in the side and we believe that greater stability of selection in all senior teams will allow for the great work that the Junior Committee is doing to translate into continued development as youngsters move into senior cricket.”

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Sep 042014

TABS1s0001Heywood’s two senior teams will be hoping to continue their good form this weekend. With the Subsid trophy now firmly in Heywood’s sights, the firsts travel to Clifton and Werneth this weekend (12.30pm start). The Clifton game is re-arranged from one of the early-season washouts and as usual the Salford side will be hoping to Click here for more ….

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Aug 252014

CROSSSSBY STEVE McHUGH: HEYWOOD’S recent revival was emphasised by a convincing defeat of struggling Rochdale at Redbrook. The only disappointing feature of an eight-wicket victory, with Bobby Cross making an almost faultless, unbeaten 86, was that they did not take all five points! Heywood had a grip on the Rochdale innings, after they put the Click here for more ….

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Aug 202014

Heywood host Littleborough on Saturday and Rochdale on Sunday on the back of some excellent performances. Having beaten Boro at Hare Hill two weeks ago, Danny Pawson’s side then beat Walsden at Crimble on Saturday, before just missing out on victory at a wet Norden on Sunday. Pro Tom Cullen is in fine form, and Click here for more ….

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Aug 182014

Another impressive performance from Tom Cullen almost took Heywood to victoryANOTHER highly impressive display from stand-in professional Tom Cullen took Heywood to the brink of a ridiculous victory at Norden. The facts are that the Central Lancashire League champions elect eventually won by just six runs in a match regularly interrupted by rain on a squally day at Woodhouse Lane. But it was a game Click here for more ….

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Aug 072014

Heywood will be hoping to put in a strong performance as the CLL enters its final phase this weekend. The firsts travel to Littleborough to face them for what is the fourth scheduled league fixture between the two sides this season, aside from the clash in the Wood Cup. A win would be a big Click here for more ….

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Jul 302014

Heywood are looking for a morale-boosting victory when they host Clifton on Saturday. Two heavy defeats at the weekend – admittedly to powerful sides in Walsden and Norden – left a feeling of gloom hanging over supporters and a good performance is needed to lift spirits. The seconds have been improving of late, especially with Click here for more ….

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