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 232016

HEYWOOD Cricket Club’s very own Dad’s Army came to the rescue at the weekend – and earned the admiration of Crimble supporters. With Heywood facing the unpalatable prospect of having to concede a second team game for the second successive weekend, a group of former players – some ageing, some retired and some aiming to Click here for more ….

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Aug 192012

Mark Wright defied Father Time with a performance from the archives as Heywood seconds continued their march to the CLL Second Division Title. Wright – the second-highest first team run scorer in the club’s history but now into his 50s – was called into the side to face Milnrow at home at the last minute Click here for more ….

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Apr 072012

April 4 Big thanks to Plumbase for all their donations towards the ladies’ toilets, which are now looking great. April 3 John Ogden is down today to skim the ceilings in both toilets ready for painting later in the week. April 2 Keith Caveney and Tom Cross are finishing the fencing on the patio this Click here for more ….

Jan 132012

A bit of self-indulgence. I’ve got some old cuttings from Vernon Connolly that I am putting online and the first one up is evidence that every now and again, I could bat. Bear in mind, in those days I used to write the reports as well as play. My innings may not have been quite Click here for more ….

Dec 082011

I have posted this reply to the Heywood CC Pro XI in case you haven’t looked at the comments. It’s from Mark Wright and it’s brilliant. A glimpse into a world of league cricket that has now largely passed. It has made me chuckle so I hope you enjoy When I looked at the list Click here for more ….

Nov 252011

A few team pictures here from Heywood Cricket Club first, second and junior teams. I recognise a lot of them, including most of the (I think) 1983 Wood Cup final side, with such legends as Jimmy Porter, David Fare and Mark Wright. I can also name most of the junior players on the pictures. Please Click here for more ….

Sep 122011

Once again Mark Wright came up with the goods when it mattered. Wrighty is a 30-year plus veteran of Heywood Cricket Club. He is second only behind Bobby Cross in the amount of runs scored for Heywood. He is also a cracking role model for anyone wanting to play cricket for Heywood. As usual, Wrighty Click here for more ….

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Sep 052011

Clifton 2nd XI 156 (Purser 3-37, Grogan 2-49, Fawcett 2-13, Smethurst 2-28); Heywood 2nd XI 148-9: Heywood lost by eight runs It was a case of same old, same old for Heywood Cricket Club seconds against Clifton on Saturday at Crimble. Their top-order batting folded like a cheap concertina, and they were never really in with a Click here for more ….

Aug 222011

  SATURDAY: LITTLEBOROUGH 2nd XI 208-4, HEYWOOD 2nd XI 118 – Heywood lost by 59 runs (D/L method) SUNDAY: HEYWOOD 2nd XI 126 MIDDLETON 2nd XI 129-8 (Purser 3-45, Hilton 3-22, Grogan 2-55) – Heywood lost by two wickets Heywood Seconds paid the price for a lack of consistency with the bat as they slumped to two Click here for more ….