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TICKER Robert Hollingsworth is 2020 Oakworth Captain...................Second Xi win at Embsay ensures safety and sends down Haworth and Embsay lls.................Four wins on the trot sees off relegation fears.........................Six trophies for Oakworth juniors in 2019.................. u11s   Fourth
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LEAGUE HONOURS FOR OAKWORTH PLAYERS

The club is so proud of these three guys as Craven & District Cricket League prize winners for Oakworth CC in the 2019 season. Firstly Robert Hollingsworth won the Mewies League Fielding Trophy for his phenomenal catching for the First Xl in his best ever season. Secondly his cousin Harry Hollingsworth was awarded the Harold Blackburn Trophy [Donated in 1986 by the Blackburn family to be awarded to the most outstanding player under the age of 18 at the end of the season] and finally Bradley Powell received the Mark Batty Memorial Trophy [Donated in 2011 by Julie Batty in memory of her husband, awarded for the most catches taken by an outfielder, under the age of 18 at the end of the season. They all received their awards at the CDCL dinner on 18th October.

CRAVEN LEAGUE DINNER - 18th OCTOBER

Secretary Michael Davison advises the Craven League dinner will be on Friday 18th October, as in recent years, at the Rolls Royce Club in Barnoldswick. He is hopeful we may have one or two prize-winners and it would be great to have a decent turn-out in support. The cost is 25 per head.

FIRSTS FOUR ON BOUNCE & SECONDS AVOID DROP

First Xl Skipper Joel Gallagher spent time in hospital with a chipped finger bone, but his team turned over Ingrow to take their fourth consecutive win.  Sixth place on 29 points was consolidated after a fine run in. Ingrow's topsy-turvy line up was limited to 173 with fine bowling from Jack Davison [3-15] and Joe Copperwaite [2-24]. Tom Tetley and Dan Scott each scored 40 for the visitors. With the bat Harry Hollingsworth capped a really fine all-round season with 51. Jordan Powell too added in 37 in typical style and Robert Hollingsworth also maintained his best season ever with 24no. We had 14 overs to spare in meeting the target, whilst skipper Joel Gallagher was at teh hospital getting a chipped/broken finger sorted.

To add to the delight, the Second Xl claimed a "six-pointer" and double over Embsay lls by 4 wickets at Shires Lane. A superb controlled bowling and fielding display strangled the Embsay batsmen with only diminutive opener Archie Phillipson and Caspar Bean showing consistency with 29 and 28. The bowlers stuck to their plans with Bradley 4-13 and skipper Michael 3-10 picking up the lion's share. Top catches from Niall, Charlie and Steve were also significant. Chasing the target of 99 we got off the ground well with Bradley adding another 31 to his impressive tally. Charlie Raby showed his 'Steve Smith' look-alike style to great effect with 25. Loan player Muhammed Abbas was a revelation for one so young and his 2 runs belied a vital defensive display before Sajjad hit the winning runs after almost 30 overs. So relegation was avoided with Embsay [and Haworth] taking the 'drop' instead.


SKIPPER TRUMPS RIDDLESDEN

Skipper Michael Scarborough racked up his highest score of the season, 77no against a  very competitive Riddlesden side. Habib Aslam Had Oaks in all sorts of trouble at 4-4 in a fiery, pacy opening spell. Michael and Sajjad Razak led the fight-back with a terrific 98 run partnership. With a late 21no from Steve Powell, the points were gleaned with 2 overs in hand. Earlier Sajjad had picked up 4-15 to help restrict the visitors to 148. He backed up the opening spell from James Powell who opened with 3-33 to show his growing reputation is no fluke.

The First Xl made it a double day with a successive win at Embsay and are now safe from relegation threats. 38 from Rob Hollingsworth, 37 from Joe Copperwaite and 26 from Harry Hollingsworth combined to help Oaks build 176-9 despite 5-60 from Arsalan Hussain. Embsay replied with a sterling effort at 156 led by 44 from Jack Kitching but the 4-34 from Jack Davison and 3-34 from Harry all proved too much.


FIRSTS 6-POINTER v SUTTON

At very competent team bowling effort at Sutton was just what was needed to set up Oaks victory in our battle against relegation. James Lee picked up the crucial wick of Dave Snowden, and Harry Hollingsworth grabbed 2-25 from 7 tidy overs. Tom Fothergill nipped out his contribution 2-24 [7] and Ellis Marshall as usual gave nothing away with 1-13. The tail wasn't able to wag as Rick Cavender ended the innings at 129 with 3-17. Job now half done, the skipper Joel Gallagher again led from the front with 53 no and with help from Joe, Harry and Jordan, the pints were in the bag inside 24 overs. We now have 21 points, 4 points above the drop-zone places.

The 2nd Xl gave their best display since the narrow loss at Congs with an excellent fielding and bowling performance against table-toppers Silsden. The team was well balanced for once and the enthusiasm and energy from everyone was inescapable. The bowling honours went to Charlie Raby's leggies with 5-49, and to skipper bowling 10 tidy overs for the first time in a long time. Charlie Jackson started well, James Powell [2-39] found swing and wickets and Nick Staton was frugal. The only blemish was an injury to Bradley Powell. To keep the Silsden batsmen shackled was a great filip and their 159 tally was just reward. With the bat James Powell stood head and shoulders above the rest with a well crafted 45, and it took a brilliant hat-trick from Joseph Sugden who ended our resistance on 103 all out with 6-40 in his last match before joining the Navy.


DERBY DAY GLOOM

At 9-3 the start at Haworth wasn't the best but a skipper's innings from Joel proved to be the glue which held the innings together. His 71 [7 x fours 2 x sixes] was much needed and was backed by a string of low order double figure contributions, to reach 135-8. Ollie Bishop took 4-48 against his former club. Fifties for Jamie Rowell and Dan Trowers put paid to any defence of the total and Haworth romped home off just 24 overs.

Across at Wide Lane, Haworth ll were contained at 137-7 after their middle order resisted our young bowlers. Charlie Jackson led the way with 3-28, James Powell picking up a brace. Oaks junior Jacob Stephens chipped in 17 to the Haworth total. Nick Staton opened with 19 and young Charlie added 17 to the  skipper Michael's 36 but Darren Ellerton's 4-29 in turn held our lower order in check. They youngsters battle hard but finished 12 runs shy on 125 all out.


YOUNG GUNS HARRY, TOM & BRADLEY IMPRESS

Foulridge took the points at Wide Lane, but two Oaks young players grabbed a share of the headlines. Firstly Harry Hollingsworth grabbed a terrific 5-40 [11.4 overs] in the Red Rose innings. Harry had great backing from "Offie" Tom Fothergill with 3-32 [12 overs] in restricting Foulridge to 190 all out. In the chase 16 year-old Bradley Powell batted at number 3 and ended top-scorer with a very satisfying 54 including 5 fours and 2 sixes. That Oaks fell short by 48 runs was largely due to the bowling of Abrar Sarwar [4-52] and Chris Brooker-Carey [3-17], who also pitched in 57 not out in the Foulridge 190.

DENHOLME EDGE OAKS

Fine bowling returns from Joe Copperwaite [4-48] and Harry Hollingsworth [4-48] created plenty of problems for visitors Denholme, though Ben Burkill did manage 40 and Toby Priestley 34. Denholme posted 177.

A poor start left us at 58-5 but a 59 stand from Harry and Jordan pulled us up to 126-7 before both fell to Priestley. But Oaks hadn't expired yet as new boy Scott Dyson found form and his 40 whilst shepherding the tail dragged us towards the total. He remained not out as we fell 16 short at 161 all out.


LEADERS CONGS GIVEN SCARE

Oakworth Second Xl had a great game at Division leaders Bingley Congs. The Congs solid batting line-up tallied a decent 196 with no batter reaching 50, Ben Nattrass the best with 42. OCC bowlers stuck at the task on a good wicket with Nick Staton showing fine pace rewarded with 4-47. Jake Keslinke again bowled well with 2-19 and with 2-20 from Sajaad Razzak and 2-31 from Charlie Raby, the attack did a grand job.

With the bat, in-form Bradley Powell again grabbed the nettle and rocketed to 50 in no time, being severe on Michael Baines. He fell lbw for a cracking 82 but the middle order failed to capitalise. But in only his third match back from injury, Sajaad dug in with the lower order and his knock carried us to the last over. His knock of 48no was priceless but a single from the last ball was not enough and we ended at 193-9. A great effort.


CUP DREAM GONE

The progress in rebuilding our First Xl has gone well but hopes of a Wynn Cup Final foundered on World Cup Final Sunday. The Cup's 20-20 format generated 27 boundaries for visitors Crossflatts, the league leaders. Mo Shannawaz began the blitz with 63 from 33 balls in a 100-run opening stand with Josh Brooksbank. The damaging innings came from Joe Greenwood, striking at over 200, with 56 from 25 balls in a 75-run partnership with Dom Bennett to reach a daunting 199-5, having been 124-4.

But Oakworth opener Joe Copperwaite hadn't given in and he got our chase off to a great start with 68 from 35 balls. But when he fell at 96-5 our chase looked doomed. But teenager Harry Hollingsworth [31] and skipper Joel Gallagher [15] gave brief hope in a 40-run stand, but after Joel was caught, the chase fizzled out at 153-8. A good score but not enough to overall the target.


MOVE OVER JORDAN

Embsay lls felt the growing power and expertise from attacking opening batsman Bradley Powell. The 16-year old rattled up 120 in the Second Xl successful chase of 243 set by the Shires Lane boys. It was a much needed contribution after Embsay's Alan Pickles turned back the clock with 101, aided and abetted by the debut of a new star in the making, Archie Phillipson. The 12 year-old County squad player showed patience and maturity well beyond his years to receive equal plaudits on leaving the field. The future is bright.

POWELL JAMBOREE

Saturday 22nd June was highlighted with  39 for Jordan v Haworth Road in a hi-scoring loss. With the second Xl, Dad Steve stroked 57no whilst nephew James added 24. Then younger son Bradley got in on the act with 59 to eject Gargrave from the Cowling Cup on Sunday. But Sunday also gave a stage to master-blaster Jordan with 54 to overwhelm Cononley in 16 balls [7 sixes & 2 fours]. #powellmaniarulesok

JORDAN BLASTS OAKS TO QF

Having lost the league match by 48 runs at Cowling on Saturday, Oakworth bounced back in the Wynn Cup 20-20 with a blast from Jordan Powell. From 41-4 Jordan's 9 sixes and a four carried us to 120-5 with 34 balls in hand after Cowling's 116-8!! Earlier Harry Hollingsworth had excelled with the ball taking 3-8 in 4 very tidy overs. A further surprise came when learning that the next opponents would be Division Two Cononley, who defeated Embsay.

YOUNG GUNS CUP PROGRESS

Denholme were bowled out for just 76 in the Cowling Cup. Subhaan Ahmed's leggies stood out with 3 for 1 and there was a couple for veteran Mike Davison. In-form Bradley Powell 42no and Lucas Keslinke 26 guided us to 78-2 in only 9.2 overs. Roll on Gargrave!

BILLY's FORM NOT QUITE ENOUGH

Skipper Joel Gallagher added another 82 runs to his 99 of last week in a decent Oaks total of 214. This week Joe Copperwaite [38] found form and Jack Davison and Jordan Powell again featured. With the ball Ellis Marshall was again frugal with 1-32 from his 12 overs and Tom Fothergill was excellent with 3-30 from his 12. When the pressure was on Jack Ellis too found the timbers, but in combination we struggled to evict Mohammed Adil, whose 56 proved the match-winning effort for Congs at 218-8 with just 9 balls remaining.

SECONDS EDGE BRADLEY IN THRILLER

The "Coxy Cut" gained  notoriety as the scores were level in the Bradley vs Oakworth 2nds Fixture, with Oakworth's last pair at the wicket. With fielders clustered around him Steve Cox cut the ball through the field to claim the points for Oakworth in a ding-dong low-scoring match on a pitch of very variable bounce.  Oaks attack had shone with 4 wickets for Bradley Powell and a terrific 3-8 [5 overs] from Jake Keslinke. Seasoned Jon Crossley pitched in with a brace and despite 27 from veteran Neil Andrews, Bradley were all out for 115. Any thoughts of an easy victory after Bradley Powell's opening 27, were soon dispelled with rapid blasts from Vince Grant [4-39] and George Bell [2-10] which left Oaks at 48-6. Skipper Mike Scarborough [36] and Steve Powell [32] carried the tally on to 101-7. When Steve fell at 112-8, 4 were still needed. A vital 2 from Keith Gilert brought Oaks nearer but he was out to a stunning catch to leave Oaks at 115-9. The rest is history!

RECORD SCORE SMASHES LEADERS

The boys are getting their act together, the result at Crossflatts a forgotten distant memory. The Skipper Joe Gallagher was robbed of a maiden century with an lbw decision but his 99 led the most spirited match result for many a long year, He was backed by a superb 97 from form man Rob Hollingsworth before the salt was fully rubbed in to league leaders Foulridge by Jordan [58], 16 year-old Lucas [53no] and Jack D [42]. the result a club record league score of 407-7. The job was finished off by 15 year-old Ellis Marshall with 5-76. #Therollbegins

FIRST BREAK DUCK WITH WIN OVER CHAMPS

A cracking score of 259-7 from Oaks featured a typically imperious knock from Jordan Powell 104 including 12 sixes and just four 4s, backed up by 58no from Jack Davison. Rick Cavender smashed 3 sixes to rack up 27no at the end. Aziz Iqbal and Imran Akhtar both made half-centuries but Harry Hollingsworth 3-26 [12 overs] and James Lee 4-60 held them to 242, 17 short of Oaks tally.

The 2nd Xl posted 147-9 at Skipton CI with youngsters Bradley Powell 46 and James Powell 33 leading the way, but held in check by Rob Cockell 4-41. Cockell and Martin Cisnall carried CI to victory with just 3 wickets down,


CRUSHED AT THE 'FLATTS

As the only match to go ahead on a day of mixed weather, Oakworth's visit to Crossflatts provided a tough entree for 2019. The line-up included four juniors; Ellis, Harry, Lucas and Bradley.  Batting first, wickets tumbled as many found poor shots were heavily punished, particularly by Alex Bradbury who grabbed 6-21. Harry Hollingsworth top-scored with 8 in Oaks fourth-worst team tally of just 42. The Flatts needed just 33 balls to knock off the runs with Joe Greenwood on 30.

JEFF's INNINGS COMES TO AN END

Oakworth CC is sad to report the death of one of its most prolific cricketers. Jeff Moor, who had suffered from bowel cancer. Jeff was Oakworth' top-rated bowler of the 1976-1991 period, who passed away today. The club sends its condolences to his family. The funeral will be held at Oakworth Crematorium on Friday 5th April at 11:30am, and afterwards at The Fleece Inn.

For Jeff's record at OCC CLICK HERE

29 March 2019

  HOW WE DID LAST TIME OUT
Team Opponents result
1st Xl Ingrow [H]  Won by 5 wkts
2nd Xl Embsay ll [A]  Won by 4 wkts
3rd Xl Skipton CI ll [H] Conceded
u17s Skipton [A] Won by 6 wkts
u13s Harden [H] Won by 113 runs
u11s Crossflatts [H] Lost by  19 runs
u9s Crossflatts [H] Won by 82 runs

CLUB REVIEWS 2019

1st Xl 2nd Xl 3rd Xl

WHO ARE WE ?

Oakworth C.C. have been members of the Craven & District League since 1979 and have been continuous members of Division One since 1982

In addition to 3 senior Saturday sides we run four junior teams at u-9, u-11, u-13 & u-17 age levels

We have a 2-lane off-field all-weather practice facility available 7 days/week, a central-heated clubhouse, bar facilities & TV


GET IN TOUCH  E-MAIL to secretary.oakworth.cricket@gmail.com

Tel 07738 535132 - Clubhouse Tel 01535 645858


WHERE ARE WE ?

The village of Oakworth is situated on the soiuth-facing slope of the famous Worth Valley in West Yorkshire, on the outskirts of the township of Keighley. The First & Second XI ground, at an altitude of 900 feet above sea-level, is located on the edge of the village in Wide Lane (above).

The Third XI play atop Haworth Moor, Penistone Hill at the former Haworth West End ground.


OAKWORTH KIT

The Oakworth committee have sourced a sparkling new Addidas kit for the 2018 season and fully sponsored by The Snooty Fox and Whitaker Animal Feeds. [Modelling courtesy of Joe Copperwaite]

All senior and junior players are encouraged to purchase an Oakworth-badged cap, shirt and sweater so we can all truly represent our club.
Adult shirts 28.00
Adult Jumper

28.00

Junior Shirts 20.00
Junior Jumper 20.00
Caps one size 10.00
Juniors requiring adult size clothing can get 1 shirt and 1 jumper at the Junior prices, additional kit will be adult prices.
Junior sizes available: age 6, 8, 10, 12, 14 or Adult small.
Sleeveless jumper 20 same sizes though quite a small fitting.
Sample sizes are available to try on the Junior Sign on night 20/4/18

Orders can be made to either Chairman Michael Scarborough or to your junior team manager. Don't delay......be the first to get one!

OAKWORTH WINNERS AT UAJCA BIG NIGHT

Congratulations go to the following seven Oakworth junior players who all received awards at the recent UAJCA Presentation Night: Lucas Keslinke [u17 Keeping], Jake Keslinke [u13 Batting], Jacob Stephens [u13 Keeping], James Powell [u13 Yorkshire Festival Batting], Charlie Jackson [u13 Yorkshire Festival Bowling], Harry Robinson [u9 Batting] and Haroon Nazam [u9 Bowling].

And finally to top all-rounder Charlie Jackson as u13 Cricketer-of-the-Year [pictured above].

It was evidence of yet another fantastic year of achievement for the junior section, a year in which six Team Trophies were gained.. The Championships at u-13 and u-9 and Cup wins at u-17, u-13 and u-9 following the u-13 success at the Black Rat Festival.

Brilliant.


UAJCA PRESENTATION NIGHT 2019

Oakworth's amazing junior section picked up a host of team and individual prizes at this year's UAJCA Presentation Night at the fabulous Malham Suite at the Rendezvous Hotel in Skipton.

To view superb photos of all the winners CLICK HERE


CRICKET OLYMPICS & PRESENTATION

For under-9s and under-11s and families, Sunday 22nd September is the date from 1:30pm ... All welcome. Bar open, Raffle and barbecue!!


UAJCA PRESENTATION NIGHT - FRIDAY 20th SEPTEMBER

The UAJCA  Annual get-together at the magnificent Malham Suite in the Rendezvous Hotel to acclaim all winners, both team and individual is set to go ahead on Friday 20th September at 7:30pm with a planned duration of 90 minutes.

Oakworth CC will be represented, having won six of the UAJCA trophies this year.

There is plenty of room at the Malham Suite, which can seat up to 500 people, and there is ample parking spaces at the Hotel. The bar will be open.

The winners of the six Cricketer-of-the-Year awards will be announced on the night.

UAJCA currently awaits confirmation of attendance from our invited guests.

Come along and help celebrate all our prize winners.


CHAMPION UNDER-9s TAKE SIXTH TROPHY IN 2019

A convincing 82-run win against Crossflatts u9s, enabled our Sharks to leap-frog Earby at the top of the u9 Championship and take the title for the first time since 2012. The Championship trophy will be handed to the team at the UAJCA Presentation Night on 20th September [7:30pm] at the fabulous Malham Suite in the Rendezvous Hotel at Skipton. Harry Robinson and Haroon Nazam will also each receive the batting and bowling skill awards.


TOP LADS HARRY AND JOE FOR REGIONAL TEAMS

YCB West under-9s took on YCB North at Scarborough with Sharks Harry Robinson [East] in opposition to Joe Powell [North].  Harry was reported by the YCB as copping a duck whilst Joe scored 10 [and dad Richard tells us he picked up the man-of-the-match award too]. However Harry's was in fact the West top scorer with 13. The Regional management had mixed up their two openers named Harry. Neither bowled. The North side won by 3 wickets. This is the incorrect Scorecard Representation will be made to the YCB. Keep up the good work boys.

UNDER-13s CLAIM 2019 TREBLE

Oakworth's under-13 have completed the Treble of Championship, Hindle Cup and Festival Cup. Their final match of the season produced a season' high score of 154-2 to take a win against league newcomers Harden.  They concluded the year with a league record of  P11, W9, D1, L1. The Hindle Cup was gained in the Final against Great Horton Church at Skipton,  as indeed was the Festival Cup against Skipton, both in June.

The team has fielded 14 players this year and all will receive a winners medal from UAJCA at the Annual Presentation Night on Friday 13th September. The squad is Jake Keslinke [Capt], James Powell, Charlie Jackson, Elis Jones, Jacob Davies, Jacob Stephens, Stan Lloyd, Parth Sunil, Waleed Raja, Haroon Raja, Ella Throupe, Tom Raby, Asim Khan and Cameron Hunter.

The points ensured our boys pipped Earby on run-rate as the West Craven side also finished on 28 points.

The team has emulated the 2008 team, which also won the Treble. Their record was P14, w11, D2, L1, losing to Oxenhope in their last match after the Championship had been won by 10 points ahead of Pendle Forest. The core of that team was Jack Davison [Capt], Ben Fothergill, Lewis Wrathall, Matty Lee, Jackson Rouse, James Lee, Frazer Atkinson, Joe Wilmore, George Ingham and Jordan Bates


WHITE ROSE JAMES

Oakworth CC is very proud to see another one of its junior players has been selected for the County squad.

Long overdue, its James Powell after top performances for and against Regional sides and Durham County, James has finally been welcomed into the White Rose under-13s set-up.

This weekend he rattled off 98 not out for West Yorkshire against South Yorkshire. Amazing James!



HISTORIC TREBLE

Steeton u-9s, Great Horton Church u-13s and Bradford & Bingley u17s all played and succumbed to Oakworth equivalents at the second Grand Finals day at Skipton CC. Our three teams had all reached the Finals and all three emerged winners on 30th June.

First up, the under-9s Final had Steeton posting 231-13, a real score of 96-13 as their batsmen picked up the runs at the expense of their wickets. Our batsmen were more circumspect and lost just 4 wickets and picked up 243-4 [real 63-4] to capture the Pairs Cup for their first time by 12 runs. Man-of-the-match was Haroon Nazam who took 4 of the Steeton wickets.

The under-13s Final was eagerly awaited and again we batted second. Great Horton Church were limited to 72 all out by our excellent bowling from Stan Lloyd and Elis Jones, who each picked up 3 scalps. All 6 bowlers used picked up at least 1 wicket. Top batsman for the Bradford side was UAJCA Taverner's u12 captain Hamza Saeed with 28. Joint men of the match were Jake Keslinke [25] and James Powell [21no].

Finally Bradford & Bingley were contained again by our bowlers at 92 all out. Ellis Marshall was the pick of the Oakworth attack with 3-7 from 5 overs. We reached 50-1 and looked to be cruising towards a third victory but the Bees still had a sting in their tail and they hot back to get us at 78-8.  The Bingley attack found its range and Reece Cockshott's 6-31 led them closer. We did though run out winners at 93-8 thanks to late order runs from Harry Hollingsworth and Subhaan Ahmed, to achieve the historic treble, ie the first club to win 3 Cup Finals in the same year.  Cockshott was a deserved winner of the Man-of-the-match.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


SHARKS MAKE IT A TRIPLE CUP DAY!

Oakworth Sharks have reached the three Skipton Cup Finals on the 2nd UAJCA Grand Finals Day on Sunday 30th June. Our Festival-winning under-13s have reached their Final [12noon] with a semi-final win over Embsay, and then the under-17s comfortably overcame Great Horton Church to also claim their place on the day. The triple was completed by the under-9 semi-final with Sutton and our boys & girl came out the winners by 46 runs make it a triple day. #herewecomeskipton


U13s SHARKS IN SEMI-FINAL

Having lost their unbeaten record in the league to Earby, the Sharks again travelled to the Applegarth to take on the home side in the Hindle Cup QF. Leo Garner held the Earby innings together with 25 no and some tail-wagging from no 8 Niall Sagar 19 no carried Earby to 78-6 after their 20 overs.  Jacob Davies showed his undoubted class and picked off 3-9 in his 3 overs. In the chase, opener James Powell retired on 28 no and with 12 from Charlie Jackson and a satisfying 18 no from Elis Jones, the Sharks bit the bullet and ran out winners by 6 wickets with 11 balls to spare. In the semi-final on 17th June we will travel to Embsay to compete for a place in the Final on 30th June.