Cricket: Heywood teams for the weekend

Date published: 26 April 2019

Heywood Cricket Club have been forced to make a significant change to their senior side for Saturday’s visit to Oldham club Moorside at 12.30pm.

James Kettleborough, who shone with the bat and ball at Denton West in the opening game of the Greater Manchester League season, has a long-standing prior commitment to run in the London Marathon at the weekend.

That sees 17-year-old Mikey Witts step back into a team hoping to make it a second successive victory in Division 1A.

There is cricket at Crimble on both days of the weekend, with the 2nd X1 taking on Werneth on Saturday at 1.00pm and the 3rd X1 facing Greenmount on Sunday at 1.30pm.

Lee Grogan will miss the second team fixture but Joey O’Neill, Olivia Thomas, Sam Byrne, Lee Clarkson and James Mills are available again and come back into the team.

The 3rd X1 on Sunday will be skippered by Matt Hood.

  • Heywood 1st X1 (v Moorside, away, Saturday, 12.30): S Burrill (capt), M Grogan, W Hunt, R Cross, J Morley, S Dawson, A Dawson, M Witts, T Pagett, C Hilton, F Iqbal (pro).
  • Heywood 2nd X1 (v Werneth, home, Saturday, 1pm): S Evans (capt), J Kaye, D Fawcett, R Bennett, C Booth, C Kaye, J O’Neill, O Thomas, S Byrne, L Clarkson, J Mills.
  • Heywood 3rd X1 (v Greenmount, home, Sunday, 1.30pm): M Hood (capt), C Hilton, T Pagett, J Carter, E Clarkson, C McNally, J Keyworth, T Sullivan, H Crompton, Z Baig, R Purser.

Heywood Cricket Club operates three senior cricket teams; 1st XI, 2nd XI and 3rd XI, as well as junior teams at under 9s, under 11s, under 13s, under 15s and under 18s. The club is also an All Stars Cricket centre for children aged between 5-8 to take their first steps in the game.

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