Jun 252014

Heywood U11s 243-6

Norden U11s    243-8

Match tied

HEYWOOD’S young team rose Lazarus like to come back from the dead and grab a draw in a thriller at the Crimble.

With two overs to go Norden had crept into a one run lead, but they didn’t bank on Jacob Kaye grabbing a wicket to take their score down to three behind.

Norden still only needed a very gettable four runs to win off eight balls, but Kaye kept things tight and Jude Meadowcroft turned the screw in the last over to restrict them to only three runs to tie the match – it felt like a victory for Heywood.

But it started badly for the home side who batted first.

Some impressive bowling saw openers Luke Thulborn and debutant Ethan Sutcliffe out four times in the first two overs as they struggled to handle some very good line and length bowling.

But they rallied and by the end had dragged the score back from a minus 16 deficit to minus seven, with Sutcliffe contributing two solid fours.

The next pair – Joe Carter and Liam Forshaw – added a respectable 14, with the next pair, Meadowcroft and Tom Sullivan adding 10.

Abi Henson and Elliot Wilkinson were fourth in adding 11 runs in their partnership, with Kaye and Frankie Quinne putting on 19 for the final wicket – Kaye scoring an impressive 18 of those runs.

But 243 looked gettable until, that is, Heywood began to bowl.

Opener Henson’s three overs went for just 12 runs for one wicket, Carter went for only nine for one wicket in his four overs, Sutcliffe bowled one maiden over and Sullivan’s three overs for one wicket cost him just 12 runs.

But pick of the bowlers had to be Meadowcroft with three wickets for 16 off four – he’ll be lethal when he learns to stop bowling short – and Kaye with two for 14 off four.

This was a tremendous all round performance with seven batsmen not getting out and every bowler bowling a superbly well.

The team can be proud of their never say die spirit and with more performances like this they should pick up victories in the remaining fixtures of the season.

Oct 052013

The clubhouse at Crimble will be open from 5pm tonight ahead of tonight’s presentation evening. All age groups are presented with their season’s awards at this event, which starts at 7pm. The club is open to watch Sunderland beat Manchester United, starting at 5.30pm.

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Jun 112013

REPORT – Rob Morley: Heywood’s U11′s played their 6th game of the 2013 season at home against Clifton on Sunday morning, a re-scheduled game from the previous Wednesday night due to both teams being somewhat under par due to school commitments. Captain Ethan Harding won the toss and placed Clifton into bat. Game on! Harding started Click here for more ….

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May 242013

Jack Morley in Lancashire topHeywood CC under-13s cricketer Jack Morley has been selected for Lancashire under-12s. Jack, who won’t be 12 until June, is a product of the club’s burgeoning youth set-up and attended his final trial at Ormskirk CC and impressed the team’s selectors. Jack is a regular in the club’s under-13s and has already shown the confidence Click here for more ….

May 232013

aunder11s0017REPORT BY ROB MORLEY: Heywood’s U11′s played their fourth game of the 2013 season at home to Littleborough on Wednesday night with the weather being bright and breezy. The youngsters in a changed line up again started the match with the same winning attitude that each of the other three teams had previously shown. Captain Click here for more ….

May 092013

REPORT: Rob Morley Heywood’s U11′s played their second game of the 2013 season at home to Middleton on Wednesday night with the weather being a little overcast and cold at Crimble, which was a shame following the great weather over the bank holiday. Captain Ethan Harding won the toss and put Middleton into bat, who Click here for more ….

Nov 052012

Crimble’s clubhouse was packed recently for the annual player of the year awards. Speeches were made and awards handed out by Heywood CC legend Steve Kirby, who, as usual, was in great form. The major awards went to Bobby Cross (first XI batting and club person of the year), Chris Kaye (first XI bowling), Ross Click here for more ….

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Jul 202012

  REPORT BY ROB MORLEY: Heywood Under-11s faced an away trip to Milnrow in the penultimate league game of the season with hopes and aspirations of a four-point haul to ensure they remained in the title hunt along with Milnrow and Middleton. Despite the weather forecast indicating heavy rain, the clouds cleared through the day Click here for more ….

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Jul 122012

REPORT BY ROB MORLEY: With the end of the season fast approaching and the weather showing its sunny side for a change, the U-11’s young guns hosted Littleborough on a newly-cut outfield wicket due to the square being sodden thanks to the recent weather. Following a discussion with both teams’ representativesm the toss was completed Click here for more ….

Jul 062012

REPORT BY ROB MORLEY: Heywood under-11s got back to winning ways as they dodged the weather at Radcliffe’s Racecourse ground. The win keeps them top of the table with just three games remaining. On arrival at the ground, the Radcliffe representatives had already prepared the wicket and were ready for a game which was quickly Click here for more ….

Jul 052012

Heywood CC’s youngest cricketers are getting access to better and more exclusive kit thanks to the generosity of two of our newest sponsors. The club’s under-11s – managed and coached by Lee Grogan – have received sponsorship from Double R Group, while the under-9s, run by Kate Cross, are being supported by Paul Carter, father Click here for more ….

Jun 202012

Young Heywood cricketers who want some free coaching AND free entry to a Lancashire Pro 40 clash are wanted to help with the latest round of ECB Level 2 assessments. Six Heywood seniors recently achieved their Level 2 qualifications, and had to demonstrate their newly-learned skills to youngsters provided by other clubs. Now it’s the Click here for more ….

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May 312012

Heywood’s young guns travelled to the Walsden on a warm yet overcast Wednesday evening. Captain Jack Morley strolled out to the wicket and unfortunately lost the toss to Walsden, who promptly put Heywood into bat. With the team in great spirits, out strolled the opening pair of R Ruskin and J Taylor, who managed to Click here for more ….