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 ….

Aug 122013

Bobby Cross celebrating his 17th century for Heywood on SaturdayHeywood skipper Bobby Cross has admitted winning the JW Lees Wood Cup at Crimble was the greatest moment in his club career. Cross, 30, was named man of the match for his chanceless 88 not out that saw Heywood overhaul Walsden’s target of 163 in a game that finished on Wednesday night after rain and Click here for more ….

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Jul 092013

We wish Rick Purser well, who broke a finger against CliftonHeywood Seconds showed great nerve and persistence to book their place in the final of the Burton Cup. With the match slipping away after posting a below-par total of 167 and Clifton on 106-2, enter Heywood’s hero with the ball Sam Byrne. He picked up 4-30 off 10 match-changing overs, and with Dom Fawcett drying Click here for more ….

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Jun 032013

HEYWOOD have won the Taylor Cup, the Central Lancashire League’s knockout competition for Under-18 age group teams.    They convincingly toppled Rochdale by four wickets at Redbrook in the final, held over from the end of last season because of wet weather. It was an excellent all-round performance by the Heywood youngsters. And while all Click here for more ….

May 272013

Runs and wickets for Mikey GroganHeywood Seconds clinched victory over Norden at Crimble in what was, to paraphrase skipper Roger Smethurst, a good-old fashioned nailbiter. Amid controversy and acrimony, Rick Purser and Mikey Grogan put on 32 for the last wicket as Heywood chased down Norden’s 138 and claimed a crucial five points from their close rivals. Norden batted first Click here for more ….

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May 272013

Travis launches into Olly MakinChris Kaye, so used to being Heywood’s saviour with the ball, was the last-gasp hero with the bat at Norden’s Woodhouse Lane on Sunday. Heywood were throwing away a game that the exceptional pair of Travis Townsend and Danny Pawson had set up for a big win over their biggest local rivals, who had posted Click here for more ….

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 112013

Chris Schofield in actioHeywood ran into a determined, experienced and classy Littleborough side at Crimble, who ended their unbeaten start to the season. The home side were thoroughly outplayed from the moment the coin came down in Littleborough’s favour and Chris Schofield elected to bowl in a match reduced to 28 overs a side and on a damp, Click here for more ….

May 112013

George Wall performed well behind the stumpsA fine all-round performance from a confident Heywood CC under-15s side saw them ease to victory over Unsworth at Crimble. The ground had stood up well to rain and there was no problem getting the game on, thanks again to the dedication of the club’s volunteers. With captain Ben Thulborn winning the toss, Heywood wanted Click here for more ….

May 072013

Ross Zelem in full controlRoss Zelem entertained his home crowd with a superb hundred in the CLL Under-18s defeat of the Bolton League at Crimble yesterday. Zelem was simply splendid, continuing to impress with his ability to punish anything short of a length, and finished on 103 not out as his side chased down 181 for victory in front Click here for more ….