FESTIVAL FOR OAKWORTH
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 u9s TO WIN
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.
BAD WEEK FOR u15s
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
SETTLE SUCCUMB TO SUBHAAN &
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 laos
bowled for 12, Lucas finished
the job at 74-2 in just 10 overs.
SUBHAAN & JOSH SKITTLE
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  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.
SENSATIONAL WIN PUTS
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 
and Rhys Troake . 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
HELPS SHARKS CLIMB THE LADDER
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.
IS THE MAN
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
MATCH AT LAST FOR U11s
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
TAKE POINTS AT OXENHOPE
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.
A likely competitive league match with
Steeton was curtailed by mid-evening rain with Steeton u15s
on 5-0 after 15 balls. Earlier Bradley
had played exceptionally well against some
tight bowling but which slipped occasionally to allow us 15
extras. Bradley made a superb 35no. Opening partner
Bilaal added 23no but the pull
across the line from Lucas cost
him his wicket and a duck. Ellis
was left also not out on 7 in the 80-1 total in 16 overs.
2nd May 18
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
Brilliant Tom on behalf of Andy and the club!!!
All junior players
are all invited to Junior
Signing on the evening 20th
April 5.30pm onwards at the
The u13s may have a game to
watch but plans to have a quiz and food are being planned.
Fees for this year.
Junior member year 7 and below £20
which includes a social membership for one parent.
Junior member year 8 and above £25
which includes social membership for one parent.
Additional social membership £5.
THREE OAKS BOYS GAIN PATHWAYS PLACES
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.
JUNIOR PRESENTATION NIGHT 8th SEPT
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