Aug 182015

Chris Booth in action on SaturdayA young Heywood Seconds side showed plenty of talent and potential as they easily beat Rochdale at Crimble on Saturday. They bowled Rochdale out for just 106 after posting an excellent target total of 197-8 off their 50 overs. Star of the show with the bat was Dom Fawcett, whose fine 53 was by a Click here for more ….

Jun 222015

HEYWOOD’S second team produced an outstanding all-round performance to topple second-placed Walsden by five wickets at Crimble. A delayed start, reduced overs and a further break for rain did not bode well for the longevity of the match – or for the exciting finale that eventually panned out. Heywood, having lost the toss and play Click here for more ….

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May 122015

Runs for Sean BurrillHeywood seconds showed the form they are capable of to bounce back from defeat at Clifton to beat Unsworth by four runs in a really tense game. They went down to a 47-run defeat to a strong Clifton second team, managing only 126 as they chased a good target of 179. There were, however, encouraging Click here for more ….

Aug 072014

mikeyBY ROGER SMETHURST: Heywood Seconds ended their losing run of eight games on Saturday with a fine performance at Clifton. At a ground where the seconds have done badly since the Salford side joined the CLL, strong batting performances from Adam Fawcett & Mikey Grogan were then backed up by an incisive spell of bowling Click here for more ….

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Sep 032013

Good runs for Mikey GroganA youthful Heywood Seconds side showed real skill before going down to league champions Walsden on Sunday at Scott Street. They posted a total of 177-7 against a strong attack and, had chances been taken and Heywood’s young attack not been affected by limitations on their spells, they could have defended this total. As it Click here for more ….

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Apr 222013

Adam Fawcett played a blinderRoger Smethurst praised the nerve of Adam Fawcett as Heywood Seconds made it two out of two against a committed Werneth side. Fawcett, finishing unbeaten on 48, held the middle and lower order together as Heywood chased down a rain-reduced target of 147 for a two-wicket victory at the Coppice that was testament to the Click here for more ….

Jul 222012

Curtis Maguire took the plaudits with a superb bowling performance that helped Heywood seconds to a massive victory over a spirited Oldham side at Crimble to secure their place at the top of the CLL Division Two. Maguire was too quick and too hostile for the visitors, taking a superb 7-18 to bowl Oldham out Click here for more ….

Jul 162012

twosvclifton0019In weeks and months to come, Heywood seconds’ victory at Middleton could be the seminal moment of the season. If, and it’s a big if still, Roger Smethurst’s side become the first Heywood second team to win the title since 1984, a win against the odds against one of their biggest rivals may be the Click here for more ….

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Jun 042012

bandw0010Heywood seconds made heavy work of defeating a game Unsworth side at a damp Crimble on Saturday. After posting a target of 160 – mainly thanks to a defiant 52 from Adam Fawcett – Simon Dawson struck three times early on to leave Unsworth perilously placed at 10-4. But some determined batting from the visitors Click here for more ….

May 222012

Heywood now have five new ECB approved, Level 2 cricket coaches. Nerves were jangling at Old Trafford on Sunday morning ahead of final assessments for Scott McHugh, John Heywood, Adam Fawcett, Dale Latham and Danny Pawson. But all passed their final tests and the club now boasts a dozen qualified coaches. This should make training Click here for more ….

May 212012

Heywood seconds’ resilient middle order kept them top of the league with victory at Crompton on Saturday. Roger Smethurst’s side were in danger of losing their second match in a row when they collapsed to 27-4 at Glebe Street. Skipper Smethurst and Adam Fawcett then dug deep, putting on 77 for the fifth wicket before Click here for more ….

Apr 232012

THE Dawson brothers and a determined groundstaff ensured that Heywood Cricket Club’s second team beat the weather and earned a cracking five-point victory over Werneth on Sunday. Heavy rain thwarted every first team fixture in the Central Lancashire League, but Heywood’s determined volunteers worked all morning and early afternoon at Crimble to ensure that a Click here for more ….