Nov 272018

Batting AmateurIn the latest of a series of articles reflecting on some of the best cricketers to have played for Heywood, STEVE McHUGH looks at the achievements of the leading all-time amateur run-scorers for the Club. Thanks for most of the facts and figures must go to the late Vernon Connolly and Flo Cromarty, and now Click here for more ….

Sep 152017

THREE Heywood players reached significant milestones during the 2017 season. The Club’s second term in the Greater Manchester Cricket League saw them successfully regain their Premier status, and they were only denied the chance to win the Division One championship when the last match of the season at home to Greenmount was washed out. But Click here for more ….

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Oct 062016

Travis Townsend returns to CrimbleThe 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 Click here for more ….

May 312016

A MUCH more disciplined batting performance set up Heywood’s progress to the third round of the Derek Kay 1st X1 Per-fit Cup. Heywood rattled up 231-4 from their 50 overs – a stark contrast from the previous day at Denton St Lawrence – then bowled out visitors Dukinfield for 134. Key performers in Heywood’s total Click here for more ….

Jan 282016

HEYWOOD Cricket Club supporters are being asked to show patience over the venture into the Greater Manchester Cricket League. That was the plea by Chairman John Rhodes to a sizeable gathering at the annual general meeting at Crimble. The 2015 season was Heywood’s last in the Central Lancashire League after becoming founder members in 1892, Click here for more ….

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Nov 022015

Bobby Cross in action against Littleborough at Crimble last seasonBY STEVE MCHUGH: Bobby Cross is leaving the Central Lancashire League with a remarkable legacy. The 32-year-old has won the Sir Frank Worrell Trophy, awarded to the League’s leading amateur run-scorer, for a seventh time in 14 years. And the Heywood opener will be presented with his award at the annual CLL dinner a week Click here for more ….

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Aug 102015

A brilliant century from pro Rob NicolA TREMENDOUS double century stand between professional Rob Nicol and Bobby Cross set up an ultimately tense Heywood victory over Walsden at Crimble. Walsden looked in the box seat when they posted a challenging 236-5 from their 50 overs, but Nicol and Cross – coming together at 7-1 – tamed the visiting attack to such Click here for more ….

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Jun 152015

A great, unbeaten knock from Bobby CrossHow fitting it was that Heywood produced their best performance since they beat Ormskirk in 2013 to end the most special weekend in the club’s history. Friday night’s 150th Anniversary  Dinner at Crimble was a fantastic evening, a one-off, and the feelgood factor flowed through to Sunday as the first team moved into the last Click here for more ….

May 262015

Team spirit has been a key to HeywoodHeywood skipper Danny Pawson says it’s important his young side stay “grounded” following their impressive start to the 2015 season. Heywood have played some excellent cricket this year, and in the last three fixtures – two against a strong Littleborough side – in three different competitions, have really stamped their authority on games. The rise Click here for more ….

Apr 202015

Kate Cross in action at CliftonIt took just five balls for Kate Cross to prove to any doubters that she belongs in the top ranks of Lancashire cricket. She had already made history by being named in the Heywood side to face Clifton on Sunday in the opening fixture of the Central Lancashire League, the first female cricketer to appear Click here for more ….

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Apr 182015

Kate Cross, with umpire for the day, David FareHeywood enjoyed a satisfying warm-up to their CLL season opener at Clifton. They beat Middleton by five wickets at a welcoming Towncroft, chasing down the home side’s challenging total of 184 with 5 balls to spare. Star of the show with the bat was, as always, Bobby Cross, the former captain in superb form finishing Click here for more ….

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