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Club Secretary 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.


The Club has booked JMS for the 2019 winter nets. Starting Thursday 21st February for 8 weeks 7:00pm-8:00pm


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 individual awards...

Awards .... CLICK HERE


David Snowden continued his fine form at Wide Lane with 68 for Sutton but beyond the first 3 batsmen there was little support in their 161-8. Oaks bowling hero was Joe Copperwaite with 5-32 in 9 overs.  Ellis Marshall again contributed well with 2-31 from his 12. Oaks batting looked solid with everyone making runs with Drew Duffy top-scorer on 37.  The win came up at 162-8 with 2.5 overs in hand.

At Sutton the Second Xl bowled first with Harry Hollingsworth taking out the top order. His 4-10 in 7 overs set the stage for  Uwais Khan to return his best figures for 2019 with 5-33 in 6.5 overs of left-arm spin. Sutton's 82 all out owed much to Zafar Iqbal who made 48. It took our boys 19.1 overs to pass their score with the loss of 3 wickets. Bradley Powell 31 and Lucas Keslinke 25 no led the charge.

At sunny West End visitors Silsden opted to bat and rattled up a daunting 333-3 after surprisingly batting the full 45 overs. But our very young bowlers stuck to their guns; James Powell with 1-33 from 10 overs was the pick. But not far behind were Jacob Davies [on debut] with 0-56 and Jake Keslinke 0-71. For Silsden Jack Lister retired on 103 and Jack Roberts added 84 no. Our batsmen struggled with the excellent line & length from Kieran Lawrence who added 8 for 9 to his growing tally of top returns.


Oakworth First Xl defeated local friends and rivals Haworth. The weakened Bronte boys came a cropper by 10 wickets at Wide Lane after being bowled out for just 40. Tom Fothergill was again in the wickets with 3-3 but all the bowlers had great returns.  Jack Ellis grabbed 3-10 whilst u15 Ellis Marshall added to his growing reputation with 2-13. Only Stu Jackson made double figures [18].

Drew and Harry knocked off the runs in 6.4 overs.

The Second Xl also had a comfortable win chasing down the Haworth 122-7 with only 1 wicket down. Matty Lee had bamboozled a few with his twirlers 3-21 whilst Sajjad Razak, now finding his bowling feet had 2-16 off 12 overs. The batting honours went to Bradley Powell with a stunning 80 not out which included 12 fours and 3 sixes!



Oakworth First Xl defeated bottom side Hepworth & Idle  and with results elsewhere going our way, the team remains in 3rd place but now only 2 points behind the joint leaders Barrowford and Bingley Congs. Hepworth felt the full force of the emerging Oakworth bowling attack, ably led by the frugal Jack Ellis with 4-18. The 3-man attack included 3-23 from Rick Cavender and 3-38 from Tom Fothergill, thoroughly enjoying his elevation to the First Xl. Hepworth's 80 all out proved no hurdle for Oaks as 39 from in-form Drew was backed by 21no from Joel and 19no from Jordan [5 balls].

The Second Xl were also victorious against Skipton CI First Xl by 4 wickets. Sajjad Razak led a terrific bowling performance with 3-20 ahead of youngsters Bradley Powell 3-26, Matty Lee 2-36 and Ellis Marshall 1-24. Only Extras reached 20 for the CI. The response stuttered a little at 45-4 but from there skipper Michael 47no was assisted by Matty 19 and Steve 22 to take the points after 39.2 overs.

A 7-man Third Xl battled gamely at leaders Chatburn ll with u-13 James Powell top-scoring with 24 and 18 from Nick Staton in a 73 total. James , Subhaan and Dave all picked up a wicket as the hosts ran out winners in 11 overs.


Oakworth 2nd Xl are reprieved and reinstated into the Cowling Cup. The CDCL has confirmed that Hepworth & Idle had indeed played ineligible players in the quarter-final last Sunday and so were ejected from the Cup semi-final line up. Oakworth will now play Barrowford lls at the Wilsden-hosted Finals day on 12th August. The other semi-final is between Foulridge lls and Bingley Congs lls.


Oakworth faced Harden CC in the  first semi-final of the Keighley Cup 20-20 competition at sunny Lawkholme Lane. Harden posted 140-6 in their 20 overs with skipper Andy War remaining unbeaten on 58. There was also good knocks from Tom Cummins [33] and James Roper [27] whilst Oakworth' bowlers took just 3 wickets to sit with 3 run outs. In reply Lewis Wrathall opened up with a strong 33 [28 balls] and later Rob Hollingsworth blasted 26 from just 10 balls! before the main course of 39 from 23 by the irrepressible Jordan Powell as Oakworth cruised to victory with10 balls in hand.

In the Final Oakworth were sent and in promptly posted the highest score of the day with 156-7. Lewis again shone with 42 from 30 and partner Drew added 28 from 33 to gain another great start. Roy Halinan and Congs skipper Neil Copping did his best to stop our assault with 4-0-27-2 and 4-028-2. Along the way we picked up 24 extras . Congs batting proved initially equal to the task, scoring faster than we did. But 15 year-old Ellis Marshall did us proud with the scalps of the two openers, Copping and Hemsley. Andy Blackburn added 38 to the 40 from Copping but ran out of scoring partners as Congs fell away to 145-9. Rick Cavender seemed back to fitness and form with 4-014-3 as Oakworth lifted their second 20-20 Cup by 11 runs.


Oakworth were probably fairly happy having Haworth Road at 122-7 but hadn't reckoned with the whirlwind from Zahir Abbas who smashed 104no including 9 sixes and 6 fours. With no 9 Charles Briggs another 94 runs were added to reach 216-7. Tom Fothergill weathered the storm best with 3-28 from his 12 overs, backed by Jack Ellis 12-3-34-2. Our response was headed by 65 from Drew Duffy and 45no from Jack Davison but Mohammed Zahid did enough with 5-27 to limit our tally to 171 all out.  Scorecard

The Second Xl turned in a 180 total at Booth Bridge Lane with a consecutive 50 [58] from emerging Bilaal Khan, who was unfortunately run out. Jordan Powell added 48 and opener Niall Saynor another 36  but no-one else reached double figures. Mark Laycock's 4-31 was a particular hurdle in our path.  The 'rock' that is Kevin Pollard was winkled out at 51-1 but it was Daniel Oldfield' 119 no which carried Thornton to the points.

The Third Xl came a cropper at Airedale who racked up 239-6 with 60 from Warren Coppack and 59 from Yusuf Mohammed. Dave Picton and Subhaan Ahmed each grabbed a couple of wickets with one for Charlie Raby.  But it was the batting which really disappointed reaching only 69-9. Paul Carter was lbw for 22 and Iestyn Jones made 12 in a poor response.

On Sunday the Second Xl exited the Cowling Cup in a 17-run defeat by Hepworth & Idle, who were significantly changed from the recent league encounter. Harry Hollingsworth claimed 2-19 and Tom Fothergill 2-24 whilst most batsmen chipped in to our 102-9. But at Lawkholme lane the First Xl came up trumps to take our second Keighley 20-20 Cup with victories over Harden and Bingley Congs. Scorecard


Solid top-end scoring from Hepworth & Idle batsmen focussed round the 84 from Sean McEvoy and a late 20 from Owen Price took their innings to 219-6. Oakworth youthful attack played well on a hard pitch with wickets for Bradley, Lewis, Bilaal [2] & Uwais. A late introduction for leggie Charlie Raby also brought him a wicket in his first over. 13 year old Lewis was the pick with 1-34 from 10 overs.

The Oakworth reply was astonishing after the early loss of Niall [1] as Bradley and Bilaal flayed the H & I bowlers at times at over 7 per over. Both made half-centuries to give the team every chance of victory. Then old-timer Jon Crossley hobbled to the wicket and decided boundaries would save his hamstring and he too picked up a not out fifty. He shared a stand with Lewis who looked well at home scoring 19. Oakworth reached the target in only 33 overs with the 121 stand from Bradley and Bilaal the highlight. scorecard

At relegation-threatened Ingrow the First Xl found first Jake Hoyle in form with 47 and then Wayne Exley 49 as most of their batsmen scored well, even with Dan Scott at number 10! Tom Fothergill wasn't phased though as he returned a cool 5-50 whilst Jack D and Joe took some stick. The Ingrow total of 227 was a challenge but it wasn't fully met as only Lewis [49], Sam [40] and Drew [29] were up to their usual returns. The reply ended at 184 all out, 43 adrift. However we soon learned that Congs had lost and we remained in third place. Scorecard


In blazing sunshine and on a bone-hard Wide Lane wicket, Bingley Congs struggled to score just 98 all out in 25 overs. Perhaps it was the early start [World Cup] but without 25 from no 8 Matt Roberts a lower still total might have ensued. Bowling heroes were Ellis [3-12], Matty [2-0] and Jack E [3-60], who bowled through. Our innings too spluttered to 13 for 4 and 47 for 5 before in-form Rob [29], Jordan [16] and a controlled Lewis [36 no] saw us to a 2 wicket win at 101-8. The team is now 2nd just 3 pts adrift of Congs and 1 ahead of Barrowford who lost to Haworth & Ollie Bishop.

At an equally hot Beckfoot Lane, Congs ll opener Jamie Teale posted 57 and Matthew Brian 67 pushed their total on to 183-7, held partly  by Tom Fothergill's 3-55 and 2-37 from Uwais.

The lls skipper, Michael led the way with 49 ahead of a string of good scores from youngsters Lucas, Bradley & Bilaal; but it was Steve P who finished the job with a crucial 27  at no 7 with 16no from Paul that took us to the target at 185-7 in the 42nd over.  Despite the lost point [3rds no team], the 2nds lie 8th in the table.


Danny Ridehalgh enjoyed his second trip to Oakworth with Sutton lls and helped post 120 with his 51 before being bowled by Uwais. After an opening 26 from LucasMichael & Stevie blasted us into the Cowling Cup Quarter-Final with 47 & 30 with 26 balls to spare.


Our winning streak came to an end at the Hands of Denholme's bowlers and a bash from Ronnie Chuckununga. Rob Holly did his best to marshall the tail with 46 from 51 balls but Matty Wear's 4-37 kept Oaks to 177 all out after being 73-6. Our bowlers toiled in the baking sun on a bone-dry pitch but Ronnie's 67 no from 46 balls was decisive inside 37 overs.

The 2nd XI also went down at Shires Lane when Brian Hodgson resurrected his career with 62no to trump skipper Michael's 60. 

Our winners for the second consecutive week were the 3rd Xl who rattled up 212-7 led imperiously by Subhaan with 87 not out.  Skipper Keith chipped in 44 and everyone contributed well. Cononley lls didnt give up the fight and it needed 4-43 from on-form Ellis Brown [12 overs]


A disappointing Cup exit came at the hands of Haworth Road, beaten earlier in the league. Oakworth 169-9 featured an opening 29 from skipper Joel and a 50 in few balls for finisher Jordan Powell with great support from Jack Ellis [33] and 2 sixes from Ellis Marshall but it proved not enough. The bowlers toiled in the heat but 3-35 [Jack] and 3-45 [Joe] again was insufficient and the Road ran out winners with 9 balls to spare and 6 down with an unbeaten 7th wicket stand of 61.


On a day tat started with warmth ended in a windy cold evening. But the warm glow that came from the clubhouse signalled a triple win weekend, the first for a year or two. At home the 2nd Xl rattled up a cracking 301-4 with the younger brigade all helping themselves against Bradley 1st Xl. Jordan continued his blistering form with 81 whilst Bilaal re-found his with 78 not out. Throw in a fifty [58] for Bradley and 30 for Lucas then hey presto, older hands Michael, Robert and Steve not required to bat! But with the ball 2nds didnt have it all their own way. Some poor fielding allowed Bradley to reach 275-6 [George Bell 90] in reply with our best bowling from the skipper [2-56]......scorecard

At Gargrave a stringer looking 10-man team really came to town with a rattling good 181-5, principally led by Khaliq ith 88 not out. But there was support all down the line from Dinesh, Iestyn, Ellis and Charlie. But with the ball the seamers bowled well on a hard deck to claim a wicket each for James and Ellis. Then the entertainment really commenced as Charlie and Subhaan tied the Gargrave batsmen in knots. The run-rate plummeted as Charlie found consistent length and great turn to come away from only his 3rd senior game with 5-25 from 8.1 overs. Subhaan too bowled maiden after maiden and picked up 2-19 from his 8. All this left a bemused but gracious Gargrave all out on 89. Scorecard

The First Xl made it a threesome with a comfortable win at old rivals Embsay. Oakworth totalled 250-6 with Joe Copperwaite at the head of an impressive line up on 78, Drew also prominent with 44. It was also Joe who led the bowlers with 3-46 with 2 each for Ben, Lewis and Jack D., limiting the home side to 197 all out. Scorecard


On a day of toil for bowlers, Oakworth met stern resistance from Sutton's Sam Solley who pinged 7 fours and 2 sixes in his 61 before a run out by Ben. The Sutton total reached 188-5 with 2 wickets for Jack D. Our batting openers did us proud with a 94 run partnership before leader Drew fell for better than a run-a-ball 58. Sam went on to make 37 with our coup-de-grace coming from Jack D with 15 no but our chase used just 33.2 overs to overhaul the Sutton total in emphatic style.

The Second Xl shared the honours with a win at Wide lane against Sutton lls. The visitors had 9 batsmen in single figures and only Dan Ridehalgh offered resistance with 76 with support from Mark Stoneman [15]. Really pleasing was the wicket-taking by our younger guns with pride of place gping to Ellis [4-23 in 12 overs], ably backed by 2 from Brad and 1 each from debutants Lewis and Jake; before the skipper got in on the act with 2-20. The Sutton 121 posting was passed in just 18 overs as all top order batsmen made scores; Niall 29, Brad 24, Lucas 26no and Jordan 43 no.

The Third Xl were unable to get back on the field after a downpour having made 76 and Congs on 22-0.


Jack Ellis, Joe Copperwaite and Lewis Wrathall shared the 9 Crossflatts wickets and restricted their batsmen to scoring at just 3.2 per over. After a 31-run opening stand the 'Flatts fell apart reaching 104-7. But junior, Jodi Town-Jones at no 11 knuckled down and scored 25no and the Flatts made 143-9. Oakworth openers Joel and Drew again to their bit scoring 27 apiece and a 48-run opening stand. Jim O'Hara engineered a middle-order collapse and at 85-5 'Flatts were in the hunt. Thankfully Jack Davison and Matty Lee [14] added 36 precious runs, but still 23 were needed to win. Jack Ellis fell for a duck and Jordan Powell added only 4, so Oakworth found themselves at 128-8. Rick Cavender [6] gritted it out with Jack D who ended 25no as a win came at 144-8 with 4 overs to spare. Oakworth now sit 2nd in the league.

61 YEAR LOW scorecard

Oakworth' score of 36 against local rivals Haworth  was a huge shock, the lowest in the derby since 1957. Only skipper Joel Gallagher made double figures as Will Yildiz [5-11] and old nemesis Damien Rowell [4-20] took our team apart. Haworth lost 1 wicket taking the points in a match that lasted just 26.5 overs.

At Wide Lane Bradley Powell turned up his bowling skills to full heat and claimed 4-36 to help limit Haworth lls to 147 all out. Sajjad Razak backed up well with 2-36. From 38-3 the situation was rescued by skipper Michael [56] and no 6 Rob Hopkinson [52] to claim 3 points on 151-4.


Barrowford arrived at Oakworth with a 100% record and an opening stand of 85 augured well for a sixth straight win. Their skipper Jonny Ormerod made 51 with Ashir Imdad in support with 42. But it was a day for Jack Ellis to show his mettle with 5-35 in 12 overs and the Barrowford band-wagon slowed down significantly. That they reached 211-9 was in part due to some poor dropped catches from our boys. With the bat Oakworth were solid. Ben Howell, carrying an injury, chipped in 53 and Lewis Wrathall another 44 to underline his growing reputation. 33 from Joe and 24no from Rob at good rates propelled us to a 216-7 reply and a win with 32 balls in hand.

Watching from the sidelines it was great to see the Hollingsworth family, Ricky Linden, Richard Hook and Nivard Trowers and a decent crowd of drinkers!


Oakworth First Xl went from the sublime to the ridiculous over weekend of 19/20 May. On Saturday at Hepworth & Idle, the boys were on top batting form with a 116-run opening stand from Joel 46] and Drew [76]. Welcome returnee Lewis smashed 79 off just 61 balls and later Jack D added 52 from 44. The massive total of 321-7 proved too much for the home side as reliable Rick [4-24] and Jack E [3-43] contained them to 169 all out. A 152 run win!!

But it was a different tale on the Sunday at Bingley Congs who had Neil Copping smashing 122 from 66 balls after being dropped on nought! He had great back-up from Chris Dibb [64] on the way to 262-9. despite 4-45 from Joe and 3-39 from Ben.  This time, even without Matt Roberts, the boys were skittled for just 119 by Harry Greenhalgh [3-20] and Mohammed Adil [3-29], this time a 143 run defeat!! A turn-round of 295 runs over the weekend!!


Oakworth's bowling attack was led by Rick Cavender and 14 year old debutant Ellis Marshall and it was the youngster who took the first wicket at 27-1. The E & G batting was though marshalled by Jacob Roach with 8 fours and a six in his 76. Rick went on to take 3-32 with Ellis' 10 overs bringing 1-44. The E & G 10-man total of 168-9 was competitive and included 39 from Coneeley.

But the Oakworth batsmen found scoring much more conducive on the beginning-to-firm Wide Lane track. Skipper Joel continued his 2-year form line with another 39 whilst all-rounder Ben added another 58 to his mounting tally. Joe found form with 25 and Rob rounded off the win with 19 no. The victory came after 25 overs. E & G skipper Arnie Raistrick took 2-39 in his 10 overs.


A 69-run opening stand by skipper Joel [41] and Drew [39] set the tone and Ben [36] and Jack D [43] didn't waste it, helping post a really solid 200 all out against Wilsden. The bowlers finished the job with Jack's twirlers the best with 3-44 although 2 spectacular catches from ace-fielder Rob grabbed attention. Wilsden were 54 short and we remain unbeaten after 3 matches.

Rapid rise resurgent Riddlesden proved far too strong for the seconds who copped a 219 run defeat [Michael 46]. The Thirds batted gamely to reach 72 [Subhaan 34] with only 8 men in 32 overs, but Adie Weatherall saw off our weakened bowling attack in rapid time.


Ben Howell underlined his value to the Oakworth First XI with 50 runs and 3 wickets in a hard fought win at Haworth Road. Ben's 51 came up from 73 balls. But the telling innings for Oakworth came from back-in-harness Sam Nettleton with 43 from 61 balls. His innings came when Oakworth were 81-5, and helped propel Oakworth to 175-9. Mansha Khan did his best to stem the tide for the Baildon Bottom side with 5-35. 'Road' fell into trouble in the chase with 5 wickets falling for little return after Ben rattled out the top order with  3-40.

At 80-odd for 8 the Road seemed out of the reckoning but number-10 Kristian Hargreaves smashed 48 to give his side hope. His run out ended their challenge with Oakworth winners by 28 runs.

The third XI made their bow at Wide Lane and young Yorkshire Ladies starlet Lily Bell anchored the Bradley lls innings with an uneaten 63 in 143-7. Subhaan Ahmed [25no] and Dave Picton [19] pulled Oakworth into contention, but whilst a good response Oakworth concluded 34 runs short on 109-8, Frank Watkinson taking 4-26 for the victors.

06 May 2018

OLD & NEW Scorecard

The clock didn't know whether to turn forwards or backwards at distant Hepworth & Idle. New skipper Michael Scarborough certainly reversed it with a score of 90 which included nine 6s. His innings was the rock around which a score of 238-6 was built by the Second XI. But there was also terrific contributions from Niall [30], Steve [30], Bradley [26], Bilaal [25] and Lucas [21]. But that wasn't the end of it. With the ball Ellis Marshall set the clock future-facing with 3 for 7 from 6 very tight overs, and then Jack Davison twirled out 3-35 and the tail was cleaned up by mystery spinner Uwais Khan with 3-11 in just 18 balls. Result H & I all out for 113 and 3 points in the bag for the new skipper. Ohh and a warm welcome back into whites to Johnny Crossley!!

29th April 18

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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 w run five junior teams at u-9, u-11, u-13 & u-15 age levels

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


Or by Snail-mail to The Hon Sec : Michael Davison

27 Main Steet, Sutton-in-Craven BD20 7HX

Tel 07738 535132 - Clubhouse Tel 01535 645858


The village 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 (above).

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


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


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 the 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 Alwyn Scarborough [20th April]. Our condolences are extended to the families


The Craven & District League Prize winners for 2017 are to include presentation of the Mark Batty Fielding Award to Oakworth's Bradley Powell. He will receive the trophy at the forthcoming CDCL dinner. Fantastically well done Bradley, a true all-rounder...




The 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.

 Four of 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.


A Steeton under-11 team led by Taverners' Captain Huey Cunningham was always going to prove a testing match for our under-11s. Oakworth bowlers did the club proud snaffling 9 wickets, led superbly by Ella Throup with an amazing 4-16. Ollie Thompson added a brace with wickets for Mohammed, Harry [!], and Tom. Cunningham was restricted to just 13 whilst Matthew Hutchinson scored 16 but was out twice.  Steeton tallied 89-9 [net 217-9].

Oakworth' batting was much more cautious and lost just 6 wickets reaching 73 [nett 225] with Tom [18] and Player-of-the-match Ella [10] in fine form. Last pair Joe and Harry did a great job keeping the Steeton attack at bay to claim a great win in the last match of the season.



A first class fielding and bowling display from Oakworth u15s restricted the defending Champions Skipton batting effort, having leading batsmen Will Smith and Lewis Gardner both out early.  Ben Southern [24] did his best to rescue the innings and Peter Fishpool [24no] also contributed well but only 3 extras were gifted by Oakworth to demonstrate the accuracy of their bowling attack. Ellis Marshall made the breakthrough and there were wickets for Uwais Ali Khan, Shiv Bhatoa and Bilaal Khan. Skipton tallied just 69-4 in their 20 0vers, well shackled by the Oakworth fielders and bowlers.

A Steady start to the Oakworth batting was their response to the early loss of Bradley Powell [4] but from 7-1 it was always a battle for the Skipton bowlers, one they failed to win. Opener Shiv Bhatoa cruised to a well-crafted 35no [5 x 4s] and Bilaal Khan 22no proved an able ally. The winning run fittingly came from Oakworth skipper Lucas Keslinke in 12.5 overs at 70-1.

So Oakworth are the 2018 Pro Coach League Champions, to add to their wins in 2010 and 2012.


The Friday evening rain in the recent hot spell, put a halt to Oakworth u13s title chase as the match was abandoned as a draw. So Oakworth, already winners of the Festival and Hindle Cups, totalled 28 points despite not losing a match on the field. Steeton, who have completed their fixtures, already have 30 points. Earby can match that if they can defeat Sutton next Tuesday, and if so the Championship will hinge on run-rate.  Commiserations to the boys, who have played so well this year and can look on their two trophies with pride.


Oakworth CC u15s have qualified as winners of the UAJCA  South Conference for the Championship Play-Off Final. Their opponents on Wednesday 18th July will be Skipton CC. The match is to be held at Skipton at 6:30pm. Give them our fullest support


A game but hugely inexperienced Connley u13s provided Oakworth with an opportunity to improve their run-rates in the tight finish to the Brook Taverner Championship. Oakworth rattled up a monstrous 197-0 before bowling out the Cononley side for just 19. The league highest score is 223-3 by Skipton against Wilsden in 2015.


Earby were hoping to add to their under-9 success and faced joint leaders Oakworth at hot high noon  in the second final of the day. A 22 run opening stand augured well for the loss of Ben Slade [10]. The key wicket of county player Adam Hodge [8] dismissed by a superb delivery from Jacob Davies, evened up that start at 31-2. Leo Garner fell at 42-3 and from there the Oakworth spin brigade took charge. Skipper Charlie Raby [2-8]  led the way with 1 wicket each for Charlie Jackson and Elis Jones. Seamer Davies added a second and there were wickets for Henry and Stan as only Earby skipper Lucas Robinson was able to resist for long. He in fact retired with a patient well-crafted 30 to his name. The Earby total finally rested at 77-9, the last 6 wickets falling for just 35. But if Oakworth thought they were in for an easy ride, Earby had a superb start to reduce those to high concern. Jacob Stephens was dismissed first ball [a second time in consecutive finals], James was bowled and Jake was caught all in the first two overs! And when Adam Hodge claimed his 3rd wicket [Davies] for a duck the Oakworth score stood at 7 for 4. The rebuild began with Charlie J and Henry and their concentration carried Oakworth to 37-5 when Charlie was bowled for 10. Oakworth skipper Charlie Raby joined Henry and they rotated the strike superbly to steadily climb towards the target. Henry retired with the winning line in sight for a magnificent 31. Charlie R [16] and Elis [2] crossed the line at 81-5 in the 20th over. So Oakworth collected their 3rd Hindle Cup [previous wins in 2008 & 2016], Henry was acclaimed a popular winner of the Man-of-the-Match.


Oakworth CC under-13s batsmen were in fine nick against Embsay on the Friday before the Cup Final with Earby. Skipper Charlie Raby reached his 30 retirement score with a 6 whilst fellow opener Jake Keslinke continued his remarkable league form with 29 no.  Parth [24], James [23] and Jacob S [20] all added to the mounting score although Jacob D suffered a painful blow on the chest. Charlie J also chipped in 15 to a massive [record?] Oakworth total of 176-6 on a bone-hard strip. For the visitors Luke Lovell bowled superbly for 3-6.

It wasn't a great night for bowlers and a young Embsay side performed well to reach 85-7, especially Leighton Meeking [25]. The two Charlies each took a brace with singles for Jacob D, Taylor and Parth.


Oakworth CC under-13s completed their Hindle Cup semi-final after  the rain off last week. The match with GHC was a tense one with Oakworth bowlers containing the Bradford lads to 90-9. Charlie Jackson and Stan Lloyd were the principal wicket-takers with 3-11 and 2-14. With the bat a steady but solid innings from Elis Jones [25no] was supported well by man-of-the-match Charlie with 12no to take us to the Final with 2 balls to spare. Thanks to GHC for such a competitive and good-spirited match.


Oakworth CC seems to be developing a lot of spin bowlers at the moment and two of them shattered Wharfedale Rams with 7 for 3 at Wide Lane last week. Charlie Raby picked up 4-3 with his leg-spin, whilst offie Elis Jones added 3-0 to have the Rams all out for 83. Jake and Charlie J did the rest for a 9-wicket win


In 2010 Malsis School won 2 of the Festival Cups but after this year's festival they are now joined by Oakworth as double-winners on the day. Oakworth's emerging under-9s saw off Worth Valley rivals Oxenhope in their Final, and our strong under-13s came from behind to force a bowl-off with Lowerhouse to claim their Cup. Scintillating stuff from two bunches of cracking cricketers. See u13 News


Not for the first time Oakworth under-9s scraped a win against a good Steeton side thanks to their bowlers. Their 61 featured 13no for Ollie Thompson and another for run-machine Archie Dobson. But frugally and crucially lost only 2 wickets. The Steeton innings was well adrift after 3 pairings but Max Lampkin belted 4 fours in his 21 no to put his side back in the hunt.  The visitors tallied 73 runs but lost 5 wickets which left Oakworth the victors by just 3 runs, thanks to 2 wickets for Phoebe with 1 each to Archie, Jack and Sam.


Oakworth u15s scored 121 and 128 on Monday and Wednesday but lost both matches. The first was an exit from the Hargreaves cup at the hands of Steeton. Shiv and Lucas both retired in the chase of Steeton's 138 but it wasn't enough. Against Skipton our unbeaten league record went despite 36 from Bilaal and 36 from Jake and a late knock from Josh. Both matches suffered from poor field setting as the bowlers toiled on hard wickets.


Anthony Clark 35 and Tom Darwin 20 batted well against OCC u15s but the Settle 16 over total reached just 70-4. Subhaan with a catch, a run-out and a wicket was a constant thorn in their side. Shiv with 14 was again bowled but league top-scorer Bradley rattled on to 29 no and after Bilaal was also bowled for 12, Lucas finished the job at 74-2 in just 10 overs.


Sutton u15s innings at Royd Hill was severely curtailed at 58-9 by Subhaan Ahmed 3-1 and Josh Toner 3-10 with only George Elrick [38] making any headway. Bradley Powell led the charge to 60-2 with 20 whilst Subhaan 9no and Bilaal Khan 10no ended it [Jack Whitaker 2-12] after10 overs. The team now lie 4 points clear of the rest in UAJCA.


Many people's favourites Steeton CC visited Wide Lane and their early assault set up a challenging 125-5 total. Charlie Mitchell led their batting with 28 and had solid back-up from Wilf Roberts [24] and Rhys Troake [23]. Charlie Raby [2-2] and Stan Lloyd [2-18] were the pick of our bowlers on a hardening wicket.

With bat-in-hand we lost openers Charlie R and Jacob S for very little, but after consolidation James and Jake began to punish the Steeton attack, both retiring having taken the run rate beyond 7. The job was finished by Henry and Charlie J with 17no and 19. Amazingly we had passed the total with 3 overs in hand on 127-3, despite top bowling from Wilf Roberts [2-18]. Oakworth now top the table unbeaten in 3 matches in UAJCA [also unbeaten in AWJL]. #COTO


Oakworth all-rounder Jacob Davies helped himself to 2 wickets and 16 no in a comfortable win against Skipton 'B' u-13s. The Skipton side tallied 50-8 in 20 overs as Henry Meynell scuttled 2 out with run-outs. None of our 9 bowlers went for more than 10.

Jacob teamed up with Elis Jones who made a sterling 18 before being bowled. 'CJ' saw us over the line in just 6.5 overs at 54-1.


Oakworth visit to Aire-Wharfe u13s Bradford & Bingley continued our run of fine results in 2018. Chasing a substantial 105-5 total, Oakworth were led by Charlie Jackson and Jake Keslinke, both of whom retired.  The job wasn't yet complete but 2018 signing Stan Lloyd saw us home with 13no, accompanied by also not out Taylor Hawkins. #Unbeaten


Having had their first two matches conceded by the opposition, Oakworth u11s sat at the top of their table, but Oxenhope soon knocked them off. Harry Robinson led the run-scorers with 7 but the very inexperienced managed just 174-8 [Net 38-8]. But again the bowlers gave hope of success with 3-7 from Tom Raby and 2 each for debutants Asim Khan and Jake Bailey. Oxenhope ran out winners by just 11 runs on 185-10


Two very young teams of under-9s met at Oxenhope and solid defence from Oakworth enabled a 45-4 score [nett 225-4]. Top scorers were skipper Joe Powell and debutant Freddie Greathead, each with 4. But it was the bowlers who stuck to their tasks as Oxenhope batters scored 58 runs but lost 8 wickets in the process. Joe, Freddie and surprise packet Archie Dobson each grabbed  a brace of wickets, whilst Harry Robinson kept wicket superbly  for Oakworth to take the match by a Nett 7 runs. scorecard


After the u13s game at Ben Rhydding, manager Andy was approached by the opposition scorer who purposely sought him out. He wanted to tell Andy how fantastic Junior Noodles Tom Raby had been while scoring. How polite and well mannered and such a great help to him scoring enjoying a bit of banter in the process, a great credit to the club. Andy has passed the feedback to his parents .
Brilliant Tom on behalf of Andy and the club!!!


YCB has advised UAJCA that 3 Oakworth boys have been successful in gaining a place on the 2018 Pathways Coaching Programme. They are Thomas Rowell, James Powell and Charlie Raby. Fantastically well done boys and good luck for 2018.


The Junior presentation night at clubhouse for U7,U9,U11 and U13s was a rip-roaring success with the clubhouse packed to the rafters. To see the list of winners and photos CLICK HERE