Jul 012015

More runs at the top of the order for Mikey GroganHEYWOOD’S second team suffered the inevitable backlash of an extraordinary raft of unavailabilites and injuries at the weekend. The double header against Rochdale and Werneth might have appeared, at the start of the season, like a chance to gather big points. Instead, it turned out to be a miserable one from 10! And that the 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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Sep 012014

An excellent knock from the classy Sean BurrillHeywood seconds secured their survival in the top division of second team cricket for 2015 with a well-deserved victory at Rochdale. Having narrowly lost to the Redbrook side the previous Sunday, Heywood turned up confident of overturning that result. Heywood were asked to bat in wet conditions and were indebted to a fine innings of Click here for more ….

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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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Apr 252014

Captain Undaunted: Roger SmethurstSkipper Roger Smethurst and the cool head of Chris Booth saw Heywood seconds home to a tense opening day victory at home to Littleborough. The pair came together with the home side on 85-7 chasing 137 for victory. But they played patiently, ran surprisingly well and with Booth playing strongly through the wide-open leg-side they Click here for more ….

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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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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Jun 112012

Heywood CC’s third team put on a fine all-round team performance to beat Bolton and continue their hold on top spot in the Manchester and District League Division Three. They posted an intimidating total of 176 off their 45 overs at Crimble, and then in light rain that bucked the trend across the rest of Click here for more ….

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 ….