JUNIOR OAKS SET FOR 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.
UNDER-11s FINISH IN STYLE
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].
was much more cautious and lost just 6 wickets reaching 73 [nett
225] with Tom  and Player-of-the-match Ella  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.
OAKWORTH u15 BOWLERS SET UP CHAMPIONSHIP
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  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  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.
UNDER-13s BID DENIED BY
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
SECOND HIGHEST UAJCA SCORE
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.
THIRD HINDLE CUP FOR OAKWORTH
Earby were hoping to add to their under-9 success
and faced joint leaders Oakworth at hot high noon
second final of the day. A 22 run opening stand augured well for the loss of
Ben Slade . The key wicket of county player Adam Hodge  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  and Elis 
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.
WIN PRE CUP FINAL FOR u13s
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.
James  and
Jacob S  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 . The two Charlies
each took a brace with singles for Jacob D,
Taylor and Parth.
CHARLIE & STAN CARRY u13s TO CUP FINAL
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.
TWINS DEMOLISH WHARFEDALE
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
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 u13 News
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 also
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.
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!!!
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