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  and skipper Joel Gallagher  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.
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].
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
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
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
bowled out for just 76 in the Cowling Cup.
leggies stood out with 3 for 1 and there was a couple
26 guided us to 78-2 in only 9.2 overs. Roll on
BILLY's FORM NOT QUITE ENOUGH
added another 82 runs to his 99 of last week in a decent
Oaks total of 214. This week
 found form and
featured. With the ball
was again frugal with 1-32 from his 12 overs and
was excellent with 3-30 from his 12. When the pressure
was on Jack
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
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
and a terrific 3-8 [5 overs] from
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
 carried the tally on to 101-7. When Steve fell at
112-8, 4 were still needed. A vital 2 from
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
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
before the salt was fully rubbed in to league leaders
, 16 year-old Lucas [53no] and
. the result a club record league score of 407-7.
The job was finished off by 15 year-old
FIRST BREAK DUCK WITH WIN OVER CHAMPS
A cracking score
of 259-7 from Oaks featured a typically imperious knock
including 12 sixes and just four 4s, backed up by 58no
smashed 3 sixes to rack up 27no at the end. Aziz Iqbal
and Imran Akhtar both made half-centuries but
3-26 [12 overs] and
4-60 held them to 242, 17 short of Oaks tally.
The 2nd Xl
posted 147-9 at Skipton CI with youngsters
46 and James
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
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
record at OCC
29 March 2019
PROLIFIC OPENERS CLIMB RANKINGS
hitting the heights, scaling the OCC rankings. Joel is
now ranked 9th on the all-time appearance list with a
majestic 297 appearances for the First Xl since his
debut in 2004. The 2019 skipper entered the top 10
after regular appearances in season 2018.
Drew lies in
17th place with 249 appearances since his debut in the
To see more
Michael Davision sadly informs all at OCC that the
name of Paul Taylor appeared in the deaths column of the
KN this week. Paul Taylor was one of the most
naturally gifted with cricket skills, ever to play for
Oakworth CC. Paul sadly succumbed to the ravages of his
addiction. Rest In Peace, Paul, a light which flickered
just briefly in the 1990s. The club extends its
condolences to hi family.
WINTER NETS BOOKED
The Club has booked JMS for the 2019 winter nets. Starting Thursday 21st
February for 8 weeks 7:00pm-8:00pm
MEMBERS' NIGHT AWARDS
The Club Awards night was very well attended on Saturday 13th October. Club
Chairman gave his resume of the season and followed by introduction of the
HOW WE DID
LAST TIME OUT
Crossflatts [H] Wynn Cup
by 10 wkts
Horton Church [A]
Pairs Cup Final
CLUB REVIEWS 2018
WHO ARE WE ?
Oakworth C.C. have been members of the Craven & District League
and have been 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
Tel 07738 535132 - Clubhouse Tel 01535
WHERE ARE WE ?
of Oakworth is situated on the slopes 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
The Third XI play atop Haworth Moor, Penistone
Hill at the former Haworth West End ground.
sourced a sparkling
for the 2018 season
and fully sponsored
by The Snooty Fox
and Whitaker Animal
courtesy of Joe Copperwaite]
All senior and
junior players are
shirt and sweater so
we can all truly
represent our club.
adult size clothing can get 1 shirt and 1 jumper
at the Junior prices, additional kit will be
Junior sizes available:
age 6, 8, 10, 12, 14 or
Sleeveless jumper £20
same sizes though quite a
Sample sizes are
available to try on the Junior Sign on night
Orders can be made
to either Chairman
or to your junior
team manager. Don't
first to get one!
It is with
the greatest sadness that Oakworth CC advises of the
passing of two former playing members:
Billy Aird [18th April] and
April]. Our condolences are extended to the families
Craven & District
Prize winners for
2017 are to include
presentation of the
Mark Batty Fielding
He will receive the
trophy at the
done Bradley, a true
MIXED FORTUNES FOR OUR REGIONAL BOYS
YCB West under-9s
took on YCB North at Scarborough with Sharks Harry
Robinson [East] in opposition to Joe Powell [North].
Harry sadly copped a duck whilst Joe scored 10 and dad
Richard tells us he picked up the man-of-the-match award
too. Neither bowled. The North side won by 3 wickets.
Keep up the good
WHITE ROSE JAMES
Oakworth CC is very
proud to see another one of its junior players has been
selected for the County squad.
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!
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.
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
 and James
& 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
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!
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.
SKIPTON SEEN OFF IN 13s CUP
for Jake, James and Jacob S along with 20 from Elis set
up a 125 score for Sharks under-13s in the Hindle Cup
1st round. Elis added 3 scalps to his mounting career
total with a brace for Stan the man. Only no 8 Will
Caygill troubled our attack with 25 as Skipton were
bowled out in 19 overs for 64. Round 2 sees a trip to
reigning Champions Earby. Tasty.
NINES FLYING HIGH
successive victories against Harden and Steeton, Sharks
u-9s sit proudly at the top of the UAJCA ladder on 9
points. They are joined by reigning Champions Earby, but
Sharks are ahead on run-rate. The bowlers have captured
22 wickets, whilst the batsmen have scored 208 runs for
the loss of only 9 wickets.
THIRTEENS POST 150
Oakworth CC four
'district' players Jake, James, Chaz and Jacob S all
found early top form to hit retirement scores. Throw in
another 20 from Jacob D and hey presto you have 150-2
against neighbours Oxenhope. Max Williams picked off 2
wickets but the Oxenhope batsmen could not match our
batting. They responded with 32-9 thanks to 3-fors to
both Jacob D and Chaz. Another superb opener!
NINES START WITH BIG WIN
under-9s came away from Sutton with an 86-run win after
a terrific all-round performance. The batsmen showed
admirable resolution and no-one lost their wicket, a
superb achievement so early in the season. Leading the
way was Harry Robinson with
18 runs from the 41 scored off the bat. Our 268-0 proved
too much for Sutton who posted 182-7. Our bowlers were
magnificent allowing only 1 run from the bat!! The other
13 were wides. Top bowler was Jack
Godden with 2 for 1.
OAKWORTH TAVERNERs 2019
Oakworth CC has
again come up with a successful crop of young under-9
cricketers that have been selected for UAJCA
representative teams [Taverners] in 2019. The following
are this year's selections:
Freddy Greathead, Joe Powell, Phoebe Raby & Harry
ELLA IS NO
has been selected for the
West Yorkshire Regional Girls Squad.
Fantastic news for
Ella and fantastic reward for everyone's efforts in
UAJCA Girls cricket. #GogetemElla
JUNIOR OAKS AT THE RENDEZVOUS
UAJCA Presentation Night at the Malham Suite, Rendezvous Hotel, Skipton will
be alive with Oakworth players on 14th September. The under-15s will collect
their hard-won Championship trophy and the under-13s will re-receive their
Hindle Cup, but there are also to be six individuals also picking up awards.
them are u13s with Elis Jones, Jake Keslinke, James Powell
and Henry Meynell all collecting just rewards. Additionally
Lucas Keslinke is in line for a couple of prizes, one in the
colours of Crossflatts. Bradley Powell too picks up an award
for the Bingley-based u17s.
Be there to
support the boys [7:30pm prompt] and hear guest Mr Mark
Arthur [YCCC]. Also the 5 Cricketers of the Year will be
revealed for 2018.