HEYWOOD’S book of pre-season action has bitten the dust. Following Middleton’s decision to call off entertaining Heywood at Towncroft on Saturday, two friendlies arranged for Crimble this weekend have also had to be abandoned. Heywood’s second team were due to host Bamford Fieldhouse on Saturday, with the first team planning action against Norden on Sunday. Click here for more ….
HEYWOOD’S proposed first team friendly at Middleton on Saturday (April 9) has been cancelled. Towncroft, like many other clubs, has taken a battering during the winter and Heywood have been informed by their neighbours that it will not be fit for the weekend. Heywood have a double header of friendlies scheduled for Crimble on Saturday Click here for more ….
HEYWOOD are “full steam ahead” on and off the field for their new life in the Greater Manchester Cricket League. The Club plays its first game in the exciting set-up at home to Glossop on Saturday, April 16 (12.30). And rumours that the Crimble ground itself might not be ready have been firmly dispelled. Roger Click here for more ….
A CHARITY walk/run commemorating one of the brightest young talents ever produced at Heywood Cricket Club will be staged again in March. The TH96 Charity Challenge remembers all-rounder Tom Hardman, who came through the youth ranks at Crimble, graduated to the Lancashire Cricket Club Academy and played for the county’s age group sides and eventually Click here for more ….
HEYWOOD’S senior side will be up against a couple of familiar names in friendlies in the build-up to the newly-inaugurated Greater Manchester Cricket League season. They make the trip to Towncroft on Saturday, April 9, to face Middleton, and the following day take on 2015 Central Lancashire League champions Norden at Crimble. The second team, Click here for more ….
REPORT BY STEVE MCHUGH: ANOTHER startlingly impressive display of left-arm spin bowling by Jack Morley paved the way to the perfect finish to Heywood’s tenure in the Central Lancashire League. The 14-year claimed an astonishing 7-29 in 16.1 mature overs to topple the League and Cup champions for 107 in the final match of the Click here for more ….
Most victories are built on a collective effort but perhaps none more so than Heywood’s triumph in the Tom Hardman T20 Finals Day on Sunday. The day was splendidly hosted by Norden and a sizeable crowd was treated to three tense games of cricket in mostly good weather. The Heywood team had come into finals Click here for more ….
Heywood simply failed to make enough runs as they lost at home to Norden on Saturday. After winning the toss on a green deck at Crimble, Heywood could only muster 152 off 48.4 overs. And this proved a relatively straightforward chase for the visitors, who eased home with more than four overs to spare. The Click here for more ….
NOT all Heywood supporters, many of whom rely on their Club handbooks for information, may be aware of an attractive double header at Crimble this coming weekend. We entertain Norden as per the established fixtures on Saturday, July 25 (1.30pm), and were due to travel to Littleborough the following day. The latter has now been Click here for more ….
HEYWOOD second team’s comprehensive 83-run defeat at home to Norden hides a story of what could easily have been a far more competitive affair. The Crimble side had the visitors on the ropes at 100-7 only for John Fawkes, 40, and Paul Morrell, with an unbeaten 60, to rally their side to 199-8. That was Click here for more ….
Heywood host Littleborough on Saturday and Rochdale on Sunday on the back of some excellent performances. Having beaten Boro at Hare Hill two weeks ago, Danny Pawson’s side then beat Walsden at Crimble on Saturday, before just missing out on victory at a wet Norden on Sunday. Pro Tom Cullen is in fine form, and Click here for more ….
REPORT BY ROGER SMETHURST: Heywood Seconds lost both their games this weekend, but against the two top sides, things could, perhaps, have been different. The seconds travelled to second placed Walsden with a much-depleted side that saw former chairman David Fare dragged out of retirement and 13 year old Jack Morley given his second team Click here for more ….
ANOTHER highly impressive display from stand-in professional Tom Cullen took Heywood to the brink of a ridiculous victory at Norden. The facts are that the Central Lancashire League champions elect eventually won by just six runs in a match regularly interrupted by rain on a squally day at Woodhouse Lane. But it was a game Click here for more ….
BY ROGER SMETHURST: Heywood seconds faced their toughest weekend of the season to date when they came up against the top two sides in the second division. On Saturday, Walsden were the visitors to Crimble and Heywood again lost the toss and were asked to field first on a hot day. Against an aggressive top Click here for more ….
Heywood U11s 243-6 Norden U11s 243-8 Match tied HEYWOOD’S young team rose Lazarus like to come back from the dead and grab a draw in a thriller at the Crimble. With two overs to go Norden had crept into a one run lead, but they didn’t bank on Jacob Kaye grabbing a wicket to take Click here for more ….