May 172016

LadiesDay47HEYWOOD are looking for temporary bar staff to help out at an increasingly busy time of the year. Bar chairman Roger Smethurst said: “We have agreed with our stewardess, Andrea, that we need more bar staff who can work on a casual basis rather than with guaranteed shifts.” Anyone interested should ring Andrea on the Click here for more ….

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Mar 142016

pitch10001HEYWOOD 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 ….

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May 262015

Runs for Ben ThulbornHEYWOOD’S second team got back on the winning trail in emphatic style, after the setback of last week’s home defeat to Middleton, with a nine-wicket romp at Crompton. Captain Adam Fawcett had, on winning the toss, no hesitation in inserting the home side of a soft wicket. And his decision was soon vindicated by the Click here for more ….

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 262014

Vital early wickets for James Mills at Hare Hill on SaturdayREPORT BY ROGER SMETHURST: Heywood seconds edged closer to mathematical safety in the top flight of the Second Division after a tense weekend. On Saturday, the seconds travelled to Littleborough in a must-win game against the side currently lying bottom of the Premier League table. On paper, Heywood appeared stronger than in recent games and Click here for more ….

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Aug 202014

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 ….

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Apr 292014

BOOTH0001Heywood seconds made it back-to-back victories with a well-deserved four-wicket defeat of Rochdale at Redbrook. A fine all-round batting performance from Heywood was the key to victory, overhauling Rochdale’s target of 193 for the loss of six wickets and with six overs to go. Sean Burrill and Matt Hood were the top scorers with 37 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 ….

Aug 202013

BUZZ0001Captain Roger Smethurst lamented Heywood Seconds’ “poorest batting performance of the season” as their hopes of winning the CLL Second Division Premier title went up in smoke at Towncroft. They lost by two wickets to a Middleton team who had won only two games this season, and on the back of the highs associated with Click here for more ….

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Aug 122013

A rather chuffed Sheriff lifts the Burton CupSam Byrne and Rick Purser rescued Heywood Seconds from the brink of defeat to set up a thrilling Burton Cup final victory at Walsden yesterday. They put on 62 for the final wicket to lead Heywood to a par total of 171 all out at Scott Street. Then, with Dom Fawcett (2-19 off nine) the Click here for more ….

Jul 292013

A good 56 for captain Roger SmethurstAfter two heavy defeats, the return of captain Roger Smethurst and all-rounder Lee Grogan saw Heywood Seconds return to their best form at home to Middleton on Saturday. Smethurst top scored with 56 and Grogan picked up 2-27 as Heywood eased to a 106-run victory against the struggling Moonrakers. Heywood won the toss and decided Click here for more ….

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Jun 102013

A great innings by Wes HuntWes Hunt continued to shine at Redbrook with the match-winning performance as Heywood Seconds thrashed Rochdale on their own turf on Saturday. Hunt, 19, had won the man of the match award last week in the delayed Under-18s Taylor Cup final victory over the same opponents. And on a pitch that has clearly benefited from Click here for more ….