Under 13s NEWS    23-04-17

SUBHAAN TO SKIPPER 2017 SQUAD

The 2017 team to defend the Championship, Cup & Festival titles gained by our 2016 squad is to be captained by Subhaan Ahmed. The squad will also include Ben Hawkes, Ellis Brown, Kalem Ogden, Charlie Raby, Taylor Hawkins & Oliver Ratcliffe along with u-11s Jake Keslinke, James Powell, Jacob Davies & others. Sadly Pathways student Lewis Brown will not appear as he has opted to play for Bradford & Bingley u13s. The u13 season starts on Friday 28th April with a trip to Alwoodley CC in the  Aire-Wharfe League. UAJCA action starts on Thursday 4th May at Home to Steeton CC.


UAJCA 2016 AWARDS FOR OAKWORTH U13s

Bilaal Khan u13 Cricketer-of-the-Year. Not able to receive the award, picked up by Uwais OAKWORTH U13s 2016 TREBLE WINNERS Bradley Powell u13s Fielding Prize [joint]

A SECOND JOHN HINDLE CUP FINAL WIN FOR OAKS AT DENHOLME vs SETTLE STAGS

Despite an early scare when the roller broke down on the pitch, Oakworth juniors added their third trophy of the summer season with a clear win in the John Hindle Memorial Cup Final at Denholme. Settle Stags posted 89-9 thanks to no 9 Freddie Spencer who added 25. Settle were well contained by Bilal 3-19, Amrit 2-15 and skipper Bradley 2-16.

With the bat Bilal and Amrit both retired and no 6 Ellis carried us over the line in style with a 6 and a 4. It was Oakworth's 2nd success in the Hindle Cup, following our first victory in 2008.


FESTIVAL CUP SNATCHED FROM CULLINGWORTH GRASP

Oakworth u13s completed wins over Earby, Bradford & Bingley, Wharfedale & Sutton to qualify for the 2016 Final. The opponents was settled in the other group by a 3-way bowl out between Skipton, Steeton and Cullingworth. Jacob Terry's hit led Cullingworth to the Final. The two sides had been rivals at The Festival over the last 2 years to add a little spice if any were needed. Cullingworth, led by Jacob and Kyle Welsh racked up 52 in their 5 overs to set Oaks a tough target. Bradley Powell had shone with 2 wickets and it came down to his skipper's knock in the Oakworth innings. The last over was reached with 11 still needed with Cullingworth clear favourites. With 3 balls left Oaks needed 9 to win. Then Bradley struck and his lofted slice behind the keeper dropped just over the line for a six! With 3 needed from 2 balls a Tie was on the cards. But Bradley made no mistake and the next ball from Tom Kitson was smashed for 4 to snatch the Cup from the Cullingworth grasp. Skipper Powell received the Trophy in pouring rain but spirits were anything but damp in the Oakworth camp.


OLLIE LEADS UAJCA u13s

 

 

 

 

Oliver Bishop is the proud new Captain of UAJCA u13s in 2016. Good lock Ollie..


BARKISLAND CONCEDE

Oakworth u13s bid for the National u13 Championship has moved on a round as 1st round opponents Barkisland have conceded the match to Oakworth. We await the name of the 2nd round opponents. Easy this Cup init?


CHAMPIONS of YORKSHIRE

The 2016 u13s have gone one step further than our u-11s and won the Yorkshire Indoor Championship. The winning team included [L-R] Bradley Powell, Henry Booth, Ellis Marshall, Kalem Ogden, Subhaan Ahmed, Jake Keslinke, Lucas Keslinke and [Captain] Oliver Bishop.

The boys played 2 games in the first round which was won quite easily and we progressed to finals day at Fearnville Leisure Centre, Leeds today [3rd April]. Oakworth was supposed to play Barkisland in the semi-final but after Great Horton Church dropped out at the last minute Oakworth were put straight through to the final as the team with the most points. In the Final Oakworth played Beckwithshaw [Aire-Wharfe] and after batting first to score 42 , the lads won quite easily in a good all round team performance. ..............


Owen's second success

Owen West has successfully negotiated the 2015-16 Pathways process and has again been accepted onto the Bronze Centre. Well Done again Owen.... the County beckons.


Bradley & Owen show

Young u12s Bradley Powell and Owen West dominated the UAJCA u12s knock against Halifax at Queensbury. Bradley rattled up a terrific 53 with Owen adding another 38 in the overall 149-5 score. Fantastic lads, keep it up.


Fab Three in UAJCA squad

Harry Hollingsworth, Matthew Corkindale and Corey Green are all included in Ben Holderness' UAJCA under-13s squad for 2015. The lads will compete in the Yorkshire Junior Cricket Festival [YJCF] with three matches in late July, following a 'warm up' match against New Delhi [India] tourists at Bingley Congs in June. Well done boys, keep the OCC record up!!


Owen makes the breakthrough

Oakworth CC is advised by YCB via UAJCA that Owen West has become our first YCB Pathways student, having succeeded at the County trials. He has now attended the Harrogate Bronze Centre during the winter. He is now eligible [as an u12] to play senior cricket. OCC congratulates Owen on his success. We all look forward to seeing him making his Yorkshire debut. Come on the rest of your hopefuls and follow suit!!

The very strong 16-player Under-13s squad is: Harry Hollingsworth [Capt], Matthew Corkindale, Corey Green, Chester Williams, Patrick Blackler [w/k], Owen West, Bradley Powell, Lucas Keslinke, Oliver Bishop, Joel Oxford, Connor Illingworth, Joe Snowden, Bilal Khan, Uwais Khan, Jamie Coffey and Adam Driver

 

 


Quality squad

Bradley Powell [180], Joel Oxford [158], Oliver Bishop [139] and Owen West [125] scored bags of runs at under-11 level but that was at Pairs format and we will now see whether they can translate that form to 'proper' cricket. Lucas Keslinke broke through into the Representative level as did Subhaan Ahmed. Not far behind these boys were Connor Illingworth, Klarke Williams, Kalem Ogden and Joe Snowden. There is without doubt real quality in the squad for undoubtedly this year should see a Championship challenge after our amazing 2nd place finish in 2014. Oliver led the bowlers with 11 wickets and is now a genuine quality all-rounder. Klarke picked up 9 whilst Lewis Brown surprised a lot of batsmen with 8, showing his selection at District level was no fluke. Owen and Joel both added 7 to the total. I expect both these two to be amongst the league's best this year and there is no reason why either could not match Owen's 2013 Player-of-the-Year award.


Pro Coach Summer Camp

Junior Association Sponsors Pro Coach Yorkshire Cricket are again hosting a Summer Camp at Oakworth Cricket Club in 2014. The dates are 28th to 30th July. Contact 01132-033609 to book your place.

Pro Coach Summer Camp at Oakworth CC 28th-30th July 2014 [10:00am-3:00pm]

For information or to book a place please call

01132-033609  or see the website at www.procricketcoachingacademy.com or email enquiries@pcyc.co.uk

Cricket coaching for every young cricketer looking to develop their game whilst enjoying every minute of their coaching experience. Our 3 day Holiday Camp will cover essential elements of the modern game to progress and instil the skills in every young player needed to succeed in the game. Fun and innovative games will help embed the new techniques learned and provide the confidence to try new skills under the watchful eye of our professional coaches.


Two teams for 2014

Oakworth's growing band of young cricketers have another team in 2014. Our under-13s will field two teams in the UAJCA, one in Division One and the 'B' team in Division Two. The 'A' team team manager will be Jon Hollingsworth. The 'B' team will be managed by Neil Bishop.


Promotion

Alan's magnificent battlers completed their match programme with a win against Cullingworth B. They were without both skipper Joel Fothergill and Ryan Gibson but still posted a terrific 128-1 thanks to top batting from Dhanny Ahmed [30], Owen West [25] and Hamzah Khan [25]. For the bowling attack Matthew Greenwood was on fire with 3 for 5 and Reece Butler added another two wickets. Cullingworth B ended at 57-8. So teh boys join Bradley in Division One in 2014. 

Both Joel and Dhanny qualified for the League Average lists, Joe in 2nd place and Dhanny in 25th. Well done lads !!!


Pro Coach Summer Camp at Oakworth CC 29th-31st July 2013 [10:00am-3:00pm]

For information or to book a place please call

01132-033609  or see the website at www.procricketcoachingacademy.com or email enquiries@pcyc.co.uk

Cricket coaching for every young cricketer looking to develop their game whilst enjoying every minute of their coaching experience. Our 3 day Holiday Camp will cover essential elements of the modern game to progress and instil the skills in every young player needed to succeed in the game. Fun and innovative games will help embed the new techniques learned and provide the confidence to try new skills under the watchful eye of our professional coaches.

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Monday 29th, Tuesday 30th and Wednesday 31st July 10:00am to 3:00pm

 

Semi-Final reached

Skipper Joel Fothergill and Dhanyaal Ahmed led Oaks to a quarter-final win over Cononley in the John Hindle Memrial Cup. The pair scored 25 and 19 and had backing from Hamzah Khan 14 and Taine Lightfoot 7. Oaks total of 97-4 proved too many for Cononley who battled gamely and a late 7th wicket stand from Maddocks and Turner gave them hope. They were held in check by Joel's 2 for 1, 2 for 6 for Hamzah and  2for 10 from Michael Coffey. They reached 75-8. Oaks must now travel to Wilsden for the semi-final. Its likely to be on Friday 21st June. The Final should we be fortunate enough to reach it is at Haworth CC on Sunday 30th June [10:00am].


Cup progress

Oakworth faced Silsden again, this time at home in the first round of the John Hindle Cup. The Silsden top order again looked in fine nick but this time Matthew Corkindale, opening the bowling had him superbly caught by Reece Butler for just 1 to give us a great start. Max Berrisford though again reached his 25 and was again matched by his skipper Jack Lister. But there any semblance of Silsden domination ended as their young lower order failed to get to grips at all and Reece Butler, having given up the gloves, took to bowling and had two batsmen caught and two more bowled to return a magnificent 4 for 3. He was well aided and abetted by Tom Daniel with 2 for 5 as Silsden collapsed dramatically to 76 for 7 in their 20 overs. The almost expected rapid retirement for skipper Joel Fothergill duly arrived on schedule and his 26 set up the chase for Oaks. Dhanyaal Ahmed looked a little more at ease this week and Hamzah Khan added more runs in his second match for Oaks. He was bowled for 11  and Sunday's hero Taine Lightfoot also went soon after for just 1. Reece too made 1 and a hesitation-fuelled run out for Tom Daniel [2] had us wobbling a little. The loss of Dhanyaal for 20 was a hefty blow but Harry Hollingsworth grabbed the innings by the scruff and saw us safely into the next round on 77 for 5 with 5 balls in hand. For Silsden Will Hancock almost put the skids under us with 2 or 4 but our batting proved just good enough


Silsden thriller

Skipper Joel inserted Silsden and the Cobbydale openers settled nicely. Max Berrisford, a 2012 under-12 pick, calmly reached 25no with partner Cameron Knowles playing the support role. Knowles was disappointed to be out to Hamzah Khan on 23 as the only Silsden wicket to fall. Silsden captain Jack Lister stepped up the pace and he too reached the magic retirement. The Silsden tally reached 90-1 and a much heftier challenge than at Crossflatts. Dhanyaal Ahmed fell cheaply and left skipper Joel Fothergill serenely picking off runs although he was dropped en route. Joel made 25 and left new boy Hamzah together with inexperienced Taine Lightfoot. Hamzah departed as did Tom Daniel for just 2 but Taine continued to pick up runs. With Harry Hollingsworth, the pair stepped up the  run-rate and put Oaks in with a chance of victory. Under-11 Harry made 10 and Taine continued on to a maiden retirement 25. Bradley Powell and Matthew Corkindale faced the last over needing 6 to win and after a couple of singles Bradley swept to leg for a winning boundary to take Oaks to 91-4.


Winning start

The trip to Crossflatts got pour under-13s off to a great start. Crossflatts were well held by our bowlers scoring only 63. 26 of those came to Joshua Addy whose ability to straight drive over-pitched balls for six proved superior to his propensity to run singles. We claimed 3 wickets, 1 each for Corey, skipper Joel and new boy Hamzah [inc a caught 7 bowled]. With the bat Joel was off like a train and scored all the first 28 runs whilst partner Dhanyaal seemed slightly ill at ease. With Hamzah, Dhanyaal came out of his shell and ended with 14no whilst Hamzah had 19 including three 4s. We reached 67-0 in only 10 overs to take our first points of the season.


2013 beckons

The 2012 season brought representative honours for skipper Joel Fothergill and he was then richly rewarded with the UAJCA Batting Prize. The young middle-order batsman and quality left-arm bowler had a season to remember. As likely Captain for 2013 Joel will have the backing of Dhanyaal Ahmed, Matthew Greenwood and Sam Robinson, all of whom made massive strides in 2012. If Oliver Leeming is available and can recover his control of the ball as well as his pace the side will begin to look highly competitive. Taine Lightfoot, a late starter in 2012 looks very promising as a quick learner. Tom Daniel, a batting accumulator is expected to benefit enormously from 'proper' cricket rather than Pairs-format. Michael Coffey, Reece Butler and Myles Lofthouse have now a base from which to build their careers and rapid progress should follow for them this time around. Leading under-11s Harry Hollingsworth, Corey Green, Matthew Corkindale and Owen West should ensure competition for places.

 


Club Presentation Night

The club announces that the under-9s, under-11s & under-13s will share a Presentation Night at the clubhouse on Friday 14th September 2012. Prizes will be awarded for the usual best batting, bowling, fielding and all-rounder. The Presentation Night will be start at 8:00pm prompt and players, parents and supporters should be in seats by 7:30pm. A Pizza supper will be provided by the club.

The Upper Airedale Junior Cricket association Grand Presentation Night will be held on Friday 12th October; 7:30pm in the wonderful Malham Suite at the Rendezvous Hotel, Skipton. The under-9s team will receive the UAJCA Summer League Championship Trophy from Sponsor David Cooper from cricketcoachingmats.com.


Expectations exceeded

The 2012 under-13s have performed very much better than in 2011 as expected , but even our expectations have been exceeded. The side sits currently in 3rd place in the West Yorkshire Conference behind Oxenhope and Cullingworth. The bowlers we knew would be competitive but the batsmen have now begun to really get to grips with the requirements. Josh Milner, Callum Hey and Matthew Hardy have provided sterling back up to Taverner Joel Fothergill and there have been good contributions from Matthew Storton, Josh Robinson, Nathan Town and Adam Zafar. The squad remains cohesive and committed and it now seems that their elevation to under-15 level in 2013 can be anticipated with some confidence.


Outdoor Practice

 Team Manager Alan Fothergill has called an outdoor practice for Thursday 12th April at 6:00pm at the club outdoor nets. Remember no spikes or shoes on the 'carpet' and don't forget to bring a ball.


Coaches impressed

The under-13 squad have had a tough couple of years coming in at short notice but this winter it seems some pennies have dropped. The indoor nets at JMS have shown just how much the squad has progressed. The squad looks to have at least nine good bowlers, four of them amazingly left-handers. The batting too looks more solid, straighter and powerful. We can surely expect significantly better out-turns in 2012. The headache this year will be how to manage the squad which has 18 members. Alan and Terry are delighted to have such a problem [?] and believe that maybe 5 or 6 boys will be regulars with a rotation system taking care of the rest.


Conference structure challenge

OK so we would have been relegated if UAJCA had kept that same league structure and a Conference system may not be that helpful for our u-13 squad development but lets look at the progress that has been made. Adam Zafar emerged in 2011 as a wicket-taker and with some attention to his run-conceding will make strong contribution in 2012. Jack Brown showed quality all-round skills in 2011 and was a clear winner of the fielding Prize. Josh Milner, Toby Nettleton, Callum Hey and Matthew Hardy were marginally behind these two but signs are there that their competitiveness improved substantially at the end of 2011. Newcomers Matthew Storton and Josh Robinson showed good touches in their limited appearances. Each year the squad is expanded with input of under-11s from which Joel Fothergill, Oliver Leeming and Dhanyaal Ahmed look to be the pick of the 2012 crop. If the rest can make strides forward during the season it is likely that the performances of the team as a whole will take an upward swing. So the challenge is to Reece Butler, Myles Lofthouse, Henry Holland, Nathan Sharpe, Nathan Town, Josh Vickers and Matthew Watson to find some consistency and improve their skills and thereby their returns for new manager Alan Fothergill.


JUNIOR PRESENTATION NIGHTS

The club is to split the 2011 Prize Presentation into two nights to ensure everyone can get in comfortably! The first night will be Friday 23rd September for under-9s & under-11s. The following Friday 30th September is for under-13, under-15 and under-17 players, Both nights will start at 7:45 prompt.


2011 prospects

After the high drama and success in claiming our third Brook Taverner Championship in 2010, 2011 might prove an altogether more difficult task. All of last year's team have moved up to u15 and their replacements have only one season under their belts. Nevertheless Jordan Powell and Joel Fothergill will provide some high quality experience. Toby Nettleton, Adam Zafar, Josh Milner, Matthew Hardy, Jack Brown, Nathan Town, Nathan Sharpe, Josh Vickers and Callum Hey complete the squad. Under-11s Oliver Leeming, Dhanyaal Ahmed may also find themselves selected.


UAJCA ROADSHOW AT OAKWORTH

The 2011 UAJCA Cricket Road-Show is to visit Oakworth on 10th June.

The programme goes ahead on Friday 6th May as the first of 10 venues, Haworth CC, will launch the programme. In association with JMS Sport UK Jeremy Batty, Matt Dawson and Liam Dyson will lead both experienced and inexperienced youngsters through coaching drills designed to extend the cricketing skills. The programme is:             

  •  6th May          Haworth CC  Mrs Kath Gower         

  • 13th May          Skipton CC   Mr Gary Owens

  • 20th May          Ingrow CC    Mr Adrian Stokes

  • 27th May          Bradford & Bingley CC Mr Phil Keeton

  •  3rd June         Cullingworth CC   Mr David Hall

  • 10th June         Oakworth CC  Mr Michael Davison

  • 17th June         Earby CC      Mr John Heald

  • 24th June         Wilsden CC    Mr Mark Humphreys

  •   1st July         Oxenhope CC  Mr Derek Hopkinson

  •   8th July         Sandy Lane CC Mr Matt Dennison

The events are open to youngsters under age 13, irrespective of whether they have played cricket before. Each Road-show will be themed as either direct hit, sweep for six, the Dilshan & reverse sweep, skiers, slower ball, the Yorker etc, with a competition to be held at the end of each Road-show based on the themed skill for the night. It will be 'Direct Hit' at Haworth.  Road-shows will be promoted through the Schools Sports Partnerships and local Media. Remember Road-Shows will be entirely FREE to youngsters with no cost to Clubs. The Friday evenings will be fun-based cricket-skills learning sessions of 2 hours duration (6:30-8:30pm) led by Level 3 Coaches, supported by host clubs' coaches. AND YOU CAN GO TO AS MANY AS YOU WISH


UNBEATEN CHAMPIONS CLAIM THE TROPHY

On 15th October, Oakworth's unbeaten under-13 Brook Taverner League Champions received the Trophy from new sponsor Liam Dyson at the UAJCL Rendezvous big night. All the boys turned out to receive their awards along with our equally successful under-15s.

It is Oakworth's third under-13 League Championship in the 10 years of the League. We also took the Championship in 2008 and 2003. Almost all the squad will move up to the tough  Pro Coach Academy League for 2011 where they will try and defend the Championship won this year.

The successful squad included Captain Ben Howell, Jack Keighley, Oliver Huck, Tom Fothergill, Nick Sharples, Sam Nettleton, Nick Staton, Bradley Scrutton, Ben Wedge, Danny, Aspinall, Joel Fothergill and Jordan O'Dwyer.

Whilst we had no individual prize winners there were a number of lads who were prominent during the season. Ben Howell finished 7th batsman in the League and Oliver Huck 9th. Tom Fothergill had a great season with the ball in 11th place in the League list. Behind the timbers Bradley Scrutton went quietly about his business and claimed 7 victims to finish 3rd best keeper in the League. Finally the skipper Ben made 4th place with 6 fielding points and 2 catches. Ben Howell was selected as Captain for the 2010 u-13 Lords Taverner team and he was joined in the team by Sam Nettleton, Oliver Huck and Jack Keighley. Of the 12 players 10 have already appeared in the Club Third XI and many will no doubt do so again in 2011.


2010 CLUB PRESENTATION NIGHT

Once again the clubhouse was packed to overflow for the 2010 Junior Presentation Night. The under-13 season was reviewed by Terry Thompson, standing in for the absent Simon Howell. The year started with the highest of expectations, which were well met with an unbeaten league season. The only defeat came in that pulsating Cup semi-final with rivals Oxenhope, when league records were broken. The Brook Taverner Championship Trophy will be received on Friday 15th October at the UAJCL Presentation Night at the Malham Suite, Rendezvous Hotel, Skipton (7:30pm).

Terry announced the batting award winner as Oliver Huck, who had a magnificent season of 281 runs at 46.83. The bowling prize went to the deadly accurate Thomas Fothergill with 16 wickets at only 8.44 apiece. The fielding prize was destined fopr Captain Ben Howell's sideboard but his absence at new school Giggleswick allowed his Mum Julie to collect the memento. The All-rounder's prize  was a dserved award for fast developing Jack Keighley (pictured) with 233 runs and 10 wickets.

For 2011 all the boys will move up to the under-15s when we expect them to mount a serious challenge despite their younger ages.

The best performance from an u-13 was attributed to left-hander Ben Wedge for his 19 and 3 for 21 in the 1-run win against a very strong Pendle Forest side. The overall winner of the SA Labels Cup was determined as under-17 Ben Fothergill's 24 & 4 for 6 against ultimate double winners Embsay in their only defeat, to Oakworth.


That's just Champion

July 18th was the date Oakworth hosted Skipton u13s and the 30-run victory clinched the Brook Taverner Championship for 2010. It was Oaks 11th win on the field and with 2 matches conceded to Oaks, our 39 points cannot be overhauled by nearest challengers Oxenhope. It was Oxenhope who pipped us in that John Hindle Cup semi-final thriller after our earlier 3-run win in the League. Next Sunday sees the third meeting of the season, ironically with nothing at stake only local bragging rights!.

Oaks win is our third u-13 Championship in 10 seasons adding to those of 2008 and 2003, the first club to achieve three Championships. Winning the Trophy has owed much to the depth of strength, certainly in the batting. Left hander Ollie Huck has 202 runs, at the time of writing the fifth highest in the u-13s league. Skipper Ben Howell, the Malsis Marvel, has accumulated 181 runs and Jack Keighley has had a superb second half of the season and now has 165 runs to his name. Also coming up on the rails and qualifying for the league averages is all-rounder Sam Nettleton with 146 runs. With such a strong top four its difficult for others to show such quantities but Nick Sharples has re-found his confidence and form with 108 runs. Another left-hander Ben Wedge has switched between opener and finisher and has shown he can handle either role.

The bowlers have played their part with top wicket-taker Thomas Fothergill, whose straight lines have brought him 11 wickets, ahead of Jack, Sam and Nick each of whom has 8. Behind the timbers Brad Scrutton has made huge strides forward now he's using his contact lenses. Danny Aspinall, Nick Staton, Chris Kemp and Joel Fothergill have had fewer chances but have been important members of the side.


Reclaim of title?

Without James Lee and George Ingham but with Ben Howell, Jack Keighley, Oliver Huck, Will Greenwood and Sam Nettleton showing top form in 2009 a solid base for a Championship tilt is obvious. Nick Sharples, Tom Fothergill, Ben Wedge and Brad Scrutton can all improve as can Chandler Hughes, Nick Staton and Chris Kemp and turn the squad into favourites for the Brook Taverner Championship we claimed in 2008.

The uptake from the under-11 team will be restricted with defections to Ingrow.


Winter Nets

As the cricket season fast approaches (only 15 weeks to go !!), the club announces the arrangements for Winter Nets. They will again be held at Oakbank School on Sunday afternoons. For the younger age groups u-9, u-11, u-13 & u-15 Nets will commence at 5:00pm till 6:00pm. The Nets will commence Sunday February 21st for a period of 6 weeks. The weekly cost will be 3.00 per player.


2009 Presentation Night

On Friday 2nd October The Annual Junior Presentation Night took place as scheduled at the club house. The season had once again proved better than expected with a largely under-12 team performing beyond expectations. Reaching the Hindle Cup Final was a great achievement but a combination of fixture-clashes with school and poor pre-match confidence produced the runner-up outcome. Team Manager Simon Howell though expects that 2010 will be 'our' seasonwith both League and Cup our objective.

The under 13 awards were as follows:

The batting prize went to a deserving Jack Keighley who has progressed well beyond expectations this year. With the ball skipper George Ingham came out well clear to take the bowling award. For the fielding prize u15 Jack Davison stood in for absent winner Ben Howell. The all-rounder prize was well contested but the outstanding Oliver Huck emerged a most popular and deserving winner.

Later, the highlight of the evening was as always the award of the SA Labels Cup for the best performance of the year. A difficult coaches verdict was that James Lee's Under 15 Cup Semi-Final 27 and 2 wickets vs Upper Wharfedale was the most deserving match-winning performance in a major event.


Oaks in a Spin

The forecast said showers but they never did materialised at a sunny Ingrow for the first Finals of the year. Oakworth lost the toss and were asked to bat by League leaders Upper Wharfedale.

 

Openers Ollie Huck and Danny Aspinall were rightly cautious as the Dales attack wound up with high pace from Callum Lockett and James Stephenson. Their containment plan worked at least in part in that the high bounce did not deliver their wickets. For 7 overs they resisted well whilst not setting the score alight. They had seen off Lockett and Stephenson to bring Jack Shepherd and off-spinner Matthew Price into the fray. The tins showed just 10 runs when Price struck with his first ball clean bowling Aspinall for 4. Bradley Scrutton was the no 3 and he too found the very variable bounce from both pace and spin difficult to master. A further five overs on, Price was again the successful bowler when the watchful Huck was deceived by the spin to offer a catch to Stephenson.

 

At 14-2 after 12 overs the Oakworth innings was in real danger of grinding to a halt. Oaks Captain George Ingham joined the battle and his opening boundary at least momentarily kick-started the sluggish Oakworth innings. He was settling nicely when he lost the support of Scrutton who was winkled out by the leg-spin of the diminutive Charlie Slater, the simple catch dollying to keeper Will Peryer. Oaks now had their two senior batsmen at the crease with James Lee at no 5. He didn't last too long, caught by the sub fielder for a second wicket for Slater.
At 28-4 after almost 16 overs Oaks innings was under severe pressure and that produced the hammer blow when Ingham attacked a loose ball from the returned Lockett only to see it balloon towards the waiting James Stephenson. He made just 8 and the 31-5 score-line reflected the complete dominance of the excellent Stags bowling, which gave nothing and tested the Oaks with each change. Next over any attempt at a rebuild was thwarted with a sixth wicket, that of Sam Nettleton bowled off his pads for 0 by the mesmerism of young Slater. Jack Keighley and left-hander Ben Wedge added 7 but again couldn't find any batting dominance to ruffle the Stags attack. Wedge was unfortunate to be run out by a direct hit and Oaks were in tatters at 38-7. That soon became 38-8 as Nick Sharples got the dreaded 'goldie' to give Slater his fourth scalp. Number 10 Tom Fothergill added a second boundary to the innings but it was only a fleeting glimpse of the form that had allowed Oaks to defeat Stags in an earlier league match. Matthew Price return to the all-spin bowling front and Fothergill gave him his fourth of the decimated innings. Finally Jack Keighley was run out for 4 with the total at 47 after just 24 of the allotted 30 overs with under-11 Will Rankin on 1 not out.

 

The masterstroke had not been the exploitation of the bouncy wicket with pace but the in-tandem use of spin. For North Yorkshire District player Matthew Price had 4 for 3 and spin twin Charlie Slater 4 for 17. The impressive pace of Callum Lockett returned him 1 for 5 from 5 overs.

 

With just apparently pride to play for Oaks began with their pace-men James Lee and Sam Nettleton and initially Jack Shepherd and John Stephenson coped admirably albeit with many aerial edges which went nowhere near Oakworth hands. They raced away to 44 in the eighth over with a 10-wicket drubbing in prospect. The still effusive Oakworth fielders and bowlers were still in self-urging mode when youngster Will Rankin responded to a boundary with the wicket of Stephenson, bowled by a beauty. Two balls later the leg-spin of George Ingham had the bat of Callum Lockett by-passed for a neat stumping from keeper Bradley Scrutton. 45-2 looked much better before the winning runs inevitably came from Shepherd on 13 not out. Two years ago most of the Wharfedale boys suffered a heavy mauling by Earby and this reversal of fortune was thoroughly deserved as the game but out-played Oaks were comprehensively defeated and they took their second Hindle Cup. Matthew Price was awarded the man-of-the-match for a wonderful spell of bowling.

 

The teams were:
Upper Wharfedale
Callum Lockett (Capt), James Stephenson, Jack Shepherd, Matthew Price, Kyran Clarke, Charlie Slater, John Stephenson, Ted Wilman, William Perryer, Sam Lockwood and Jake Parkinson
Oakworth
George Ingham (Capt), James Lee, Oliver Huck, Jack Keighley, Sam Nettleton, Danny Aspinall, Ben Wedge, Tom Fothergill, Nicholas Sharples, Bradley Scrutton, William Rankin

In the Final again

Our under-13s have defended the John Hindle Memorial Cup with some style, reaching the 5th July Final after a 7 run win over Skipton in the semi-final. The lads will face Upper Wharfedale Stags whom they defeated last week in a pulsating match at Cracoe. It was the Stags first defeat this season. The Cup Final team will be:

George Ingham (Capt), James Lee, Oliver Huck, Jack Keighley, Sam Nettleton, Ben Wedge, Bradley Scrutton, Tom Fothergill, Danny Aspinall, Nicholas Sharples & William Rankin. Reserve: Chris Kemp


Pro Coach Academy comes to OAKWORTH

UAJCL is hosting a fabulous Summer Twenty-20 Cricket skills 3-day Training course for all UAJCL club junior players. Age range 6-16.

And it's going to be held here at Oakworth over 3 days, 17th to 19th August (10:00 till 15:00). All coaches will be professional Yorkshire County Cricket Club First XI players.

The cost is 75 per child.

To book places, which are limited to only 25, either go to www.procricketcoachingacademy.com

and find the course under 'Yorkshire'

 

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Our first round tie with Steeton proved no obstacle in our quest to hang onto the John Hindle Memorial Cup so ably won last year by Jack Davison's team.  The Steeton squad, in only their 2nd year in UAJCL, found the going hard as our boys piled up 99-4 in 16 very cold overs. The runs came from Sam Phillipson with 25 on debut, 20 from in-form James Lee and another 18 for the fast developing Oliver Huck. With the bat the Steeton innings formed around opener Harpreet Chagger who made 22 not out, defying everything we threw at him. Sadly he had little support and they ended on 38-3 as our boys didn't penetrate their defences too well. There were wickets for skipper George and the two Sams.

The Second Round opponents will be either Settle or Denholme Devils.


Under-13 Ben Howell (pictured with the 2008 Barritt-Stephenson Cup) has joined the growing band of UAJCL players called up for trials at Headingley. He is the third Oakworth junior this season to get the call as Jack hainsworth (u17) and Willie Rankin (u11) have already had their stint at the Bradford & Bingley Centre in Leeds.

 

 

 


 

This years West Yorkshire (West) cricket trials are to be held on 4th May at Burley CC. District Manager David Cooper has been advised of all last year's performances so lets hope some catch the eye for the trials. Watch this space.


The club is delighted to report that the Upper Airedale Junior Cricket League have invited five of Oakworth u-12s to be available for selection for the summer's 'Test' Matches. Ben Howell, Sam Nettleton, Jack Keighley, Oliver Huck and Nick Sharples are the fab five following in the footsteps of George Ingham & James Lee (2008), Jack Davison, Lewis Wrathall, Ben Fothergill and Matty Lee (2007) and Joe Hoyle (2006). Their selection is based on last season's form and they will have to show similar form to gain match selection. The first match is on Sunday 17th May at Oxenhope vs the Airedale Junior Cricket League (Aire-Wharfe).


To follow the 2008 under-13s success trail will be a tough call for the young 2009 squad. There is though some considerable talent in the side to be lead by George Ingham. With James Lee also from the 2008 team the additions of Nicholas Sharples, Jack Keighley, Oliver Huck, Sam Nettleton, Sam Phillipson, Ben Howell, Tom Fothergill, Dan Aspinall, Ben Wedge, Brad Scrutton and Chandler Hughes will contain potential although the Championship might be step too far. Will Rankin, Dan Scott, Jordan Powell, Ben Weatherall and others will keep the older lads on their toes as the under-11s press for places.

In our defence of the Hindle Cup, Oaks will face Steeton at home with a quarter-final prospect of either Settle or Denholme.


UAJCL's Brook Taverner League Champions & Hindle Cup Winners - Oakworth Under 13s

The under-13s celebrated at the Rendezvous with almost 400 people at the UAJCL Presentation Night. Seven of the boys made it to the Malham Suite to collect their Brook Taverner Championship Trophy from Pro Coach Academy director Chris Taylor (pictured) of Yorkshire CCC. Pictured are Joe Wilmore, Frazer Atkinson, George Ingham, Jack Keighley, Ben Fothergill, Jack Davison (with Trophy) and Lewis Wrathall.

Later Jack collected his 2nd UAJCL Cricketer of the Year award. His under-13 award now sits alongside his 2006 under-11 trophy. Chris Taylor handed over the memento to Jack shortly after also giving him his u-13s bowling prize.


The Annual Junior Presentation Night took place as scheduled on Friday 19th September, 7:30pm at the club house. Changes to team management for 2009 were announced in that Michael Davison will manage the under 15s and Simon Howell the under 13s . It is also a possibility that the club may enter two teams in the under 17s league in 2009.

The five under 13 awards for 2008 were announced as follows:

What a Year!! An unprecedented Treble with our boys taking the Malsis Cup in June, The Hindle Cup in July against Earby and they are all soon to deservedly receive the prestigious  Brook Taverner League Championship on October 3rd at the Rendezvous. The squad was streets ahead of anything in the League and the pressure is now on for Third XI places in 2009!! Most of the squad will move up to The Pro Coach Academy under 15 League in 2009 and will hopefully take the club to promotion back to the top Division, from which it fell this year.

The League average lists are peppered with Oakworth players and skipper Jack has taken the bowling prize with his 15 wickets.

The batting prize went to Ben Fothergill after a season-long competition with both Lewis Wrathall and Jack Davison. Matty Lee too had a cracking good year with the bat. The bowling winner was Jack Davison to go with his forthcoming League award. Not surprisingly Jack also took the u-13 all-rounder prize. The best fielder by some margin was the athletic Jackson Rouse, who also excelled as a bowler. Finally the Most Improved player received the loudest cheer of the night for Frazer Atkinson's efforts.

The highlight of the evening was as always the award of the SA Labels Cup for the best performance of the year. A difficult coaches verdict was that skipper Jack Davison's Hindle Cup Final 56 vs Earby was a stupendous match-winning performance in a major event.


Chip off the block Jack Davison (pictured with the 2008 John Hindle Cup) is setting tougher and tougher records for Oaks juniors. He has had a long and tremendously successful 2008 season playing for u-17, u-15 & u-13 teams as well as the Senior Third XI, culminating in his fabulous inning of 56 in the Cup Final. "Scrumpy's" career innings total for the juniors now stands at 105 and is the third highest of all time and he still has 4 seasons to go! Ahead of Jack is Jake Hoyle (now with Keighley) on 114 and Mark Beckett 106 (now with Bradford & Bingley) so Jack is in illustrious company. Jack's ever improving left-handed run-making also makes headlines as he has now amassed 1,055 runs in his 8 seasons (debut 2001). Our under-13s skipper is only the 15th junior to reach the 1,000 run milestone. In the overall Oakworth junior rankings (min 30 inns) Jack has shot up to 9th place with a stunning average of 26.38.

Yes and you've guessed it -  his tally of leg spin victims now stands at 107 wickets placing him second on the all-time bowling list with 7.27 behind former first teamer Robert Jeffrey. Only Mark Beckett (1990-1999) has more victims (136).

What a fabulous career to date Jack!!  Congratulations, but it does get harder to keep it going though !!


Club Presentation Night

Make a date for 7:30pm on September 19th (Friday) at OCC for our annual junior presentation night. All the prizes will be revealed including the fabulous SA Labels Trophy winner for the best junior performance of the Year. Who will win the batting? The bowling? The Fielding? The all-rounder? and who will be most improved at all our age groups?


Oaks magnificent under-13s have added the John Hindle Memorial Cup to the recently acquired Malsis Festival Cup after a superb Final at Cure Hill on Sunday 13th July. Oaks 135-6 proved 24 too many for a gallant younger EARBY team who had u-12s Captain Shane Taylforth in red hot form with 67. But Oaks too had their stars with skipper Jack Davison taking the man-of-the-match award for his 56 and 2 for 15. George Ingham too was in fine fettle with 20 runs and a share in a 47-run partnership with Jack. In-form opener Ben Fothergill kicked off with 16 and on the bowling front new lad Ryan Taylor picked up 2 wickets for 7 in 5 overs including the prize scalp of Taylforth courtesy of a fine skied catch from Lewis Wrathall.

Now to complete the possible unprecedented treble, Oaks need to take one more point from their 3 remaining league matches to clinch the Brook Taverner Championship. Those matches are against Pendle Forest (?), Bradley (Sunday) and Oxenhope (27/07).

But so far so good..... fantastic lads blooming fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Cup Finalists

Oaks unbeaten under-13s have reached the John Hindle Cup Final where they will play Earby. The UAJCL Final is part of a double-header final day at Oakworth. So come on all you oaks supporters and support our youngsters in their quest for a treble.

The u13s have already won the Malsis Festival Cup and after a narrow victory over Wharfedale Stags now require just one point to clinch the Brook Taverner Championship.

The Oakworth  team will be Jack Davison (Capt), Lewis Wrathall, Ben Fothergill, Matty Lee, Jackson Rouse, Jordan Bates, George Ingham, James Lee, Fraser Atkinson & Joe Wilmore. Callum Corbett will be 12th man.

The afternoon features the under-17s William Spencer Cup Final Bolton Abbey vs Haworth West End.


Want to watch the fabulous cricket at Oakworth AND earn some dosh? Oaks are looking for regular First, Second and Third Team scorers for 2008. The pay is 10 per match and a free tea!! Contact any of the committee for more details.

 

Last season Joe Hoyle, now with Ingrow, lead Oaks u-13s to the Cup semi-finals, where they lost to runners-up Earby. This time around UAJCL draws have paired Oaks at home with Second Division Sutton-in-Craven. The match has to be played by 16th May.


Come on you under-13s, there's to be a Taverners match again at our ground on Tuesday 31st July (1;30pm). Lets see how many of you can get into the team. And if you want another incentive the Hindle Cup Final will also be at Oakworth on Sunday 6th July (09:30am).


The trouble with winning doubles of League & Cup is that the expectation will be that it's repeated every two years!! This year's squad is built around the 2006 unbeaten under-11 team and so they should be right up there in the thick of things in 2008. There is a huge difference between CartaSport League action and Brook Taverner League but the boys have all now had a year under their belt so this time around its 'go for it' time. The line up will include Jack Davison, Lewis Wrathall, Matty Lee, Ben Fothergill, Jackson Rouse, Jordan Bates, Joe Buckley, Ross Marks, Frazer Atkinson and S Williamson. New boys will be James Lee, George Ingham, Arran Dickson, Joshua Kiteley, Joe Drake, Jack Cryer, Josh Lister, Matthew Dilworth, Joel & Joseph Feery, Sam Proctor, Joe Wilmore and William Wine. Team Managers will be Michael Davison and Wilf Scarborough.

Joe Hoyle, Jason Roberts and Ben Pursey have joined the new Ingrow team. We wish them well.


New lads Ben Pursey, Ryan Taylor, Marshall Pedder, Adam Millward and Jack Darnborough have all made pleasing progress adding to the healthy competition for places. Jack Davison continues to impress with both batting and bowling whilst Ben Fothergill has had an outstanding year with ball in hand. Matt Lee has had his moments and Lewis Wrathall impressed with the League under-12s in his two appearances. Jackson Rouse and Jordan Bates have enjoyed relatively quiet years in a year which out-turned overall far better than the management had expected.

A second placing behind Brook Taverner Champions Skipton was a fantastic finale and a Hindle Cup semi-final added  to the growing confidence of the young team. More experienced players Jason Roberts and Matt Courtman enhanced their reputations whilst Joe Hoyle, if subdued with the ball for him, had a steady year. 2008 will see Jason, Joe Hoyle, Matt, Jack Darnborough, Marshall. Ben P and Joe Healey move on to a much tougher challenge at under-15 level and the remainder should provide a formidable nucleus for a serious tilt at the Brook Taverner League. Under-11s Arran Dickson, Joshua Kiteley, Joe Drake, Matthew Dilworth, Joe Wilmore, William Wine, James Lee and George Ingham will make up an exciting squad for the task.


The Annual Junior Presentation Night took place as scheduled on Friday 29th September, 7:30pm at the club house. Two changes to team management for 2007 were announced. Firstly Michael Davison will assume control of the under13 XI and secondly Simon Howell will pick the reigns with the under-15s. Chris, Terry & Jeff announced this years winners as this year Junior Sponsor Jonathan Hutton of SA Labels was not able to be present.

The five under 13 awards for 2006 were announced as follows:

A string of awards came the way of popular under-13s captain Luke Chapman as he swept the board with best batting, bowling and not surprisingly the all-rounders award. First year player a very impressive Greig Hudson followed up his League fielding prize with our own. Most improved in team which surprised everyone in finishing a hugely creditable fourth place in a tough Division One was Tom Hudson.

The highlight of the evening was as always the award of the SA Labels Cup for the best performance of the year. A unanimous coaches verdict was that Ben Wine's 6-12 vs Embsay was, as a club record for u15s and a league record for the season, the best performance.


 

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