The first team were due to make the short trip to Roe Green today.
Best Prestwich performances at their Greenleach Lane ground are Ryan Stanbury’s 140 not out in a T20 game last year, while former pro Amal Dalugoda is top of the bowling charts with an amazing return of 7 for 5 in 2009.
Our second team would have been re-igniting an old derby fixture by welcoming Unsworth 1sts to The Heys today.
Notable displays on this day in the past 10 years are:
2016 – Marty Walters (pictured) stroked 112 not out in the cup – but the 1st XI lost when rain forced a bowlout in which Heywood hit the stumps SIX times. Conversely, the 2nd XI managed to beat Greenmount in a bowlout.
2015 – Ryan Stanbury smacked 89 and Andy Bradley took 6 for 50 in the 1st XI’s 9-wicket defeat of Dukinfield.
2014 – Sam Holden made 82, Zak Wood 57 not out, and Carl Hey took 6 for 75 as the 1st XI beat Flowery Field by 83 runs.
2014 – An unbeaten fifth wicket partnership of 110 between Nathan Bailey (61 not out ) and Oli Holt (41 not out) helped the 2nd XI overhaul Flowery Field’s total of 206. Alex Spender and Nick Carter both took 4 wickets each.
2011 – Jack Scargill smashed 124 and Karl West took 5 for 60 as the 3rds overcame Rochdale 3rds by 47 runs.
2010 – David Taylor struck an unbeaten 93 and Jon O’Connor hit 67 in the 2nd XI’s eight-wicket triumph over Dukinfield 2nds after John Walters had taken 5 for 54.