SENIOR CLUB NEWS
may have scored 24 against
Sutton but he and his team-mates would not have realised it was Joel's
250th First Xl league appearance for Oakworth. Joel has made a total of
326 appearances in all competitions for Oakworth First Xl, scoring 5,231
runs since his debut in 2004. Its a fantastic achievement which places
him 8th on the all-time First Xl appearances list. His tally is just 5
fewer than 7th placed Steve Hartley.
JAMES, TOM, LIAM & HARRY SEE OFF SUTTON
Young opening bowler
removed both Sutton openers at 43-2. He went on to pick up a third scalp
in a good day with the ball with 3-19 in 8 overs. He also grabbed a run
out at 103-7. Tom Fothergill
continued his fine run taking out the Sutton middle order and his
10-1-35-3 broke the back of their innings. Harry Hollingsworth finished
the first half job job with 2-36. Sutton had posted 139 all out in the
37th over. With Bradley Powell out at 31-1 and Joel Gallagher at 49-2 it
was game on. But it didn't prove that way as an unbeaten 93 run stand
from now finding his feet
Liam Humphreys  and
comfortably took the points with 64 balls in hand. Three out of three
with next week's Worth Valley derby looming is a great start.
The Second Xl lost an early
wicket but the immense potential of
and Jake Keslinke
shone through in a 4 per over partnership of 124. Jake was first to fall
for a stylish 48 [8 fours] off 69 balls. Two balls later, Bilaal
who had ridden his luck with three dropped catches from Sutton also went
with 67 from 82 balls with 7 fours and 3 sixes. At 128-3 a decent score
was a distinct possibility and
 and Captain Michael
Scarborough  added
90 more without further loss to post 218-3. It was time for 13 year old
to make his senior debut and what a debut it was. His pace, line and
length were exemplary and his 1st senior wicket [Wallace] was well
deserved in his 8-5-14-1. Only George Blackwell troubled Oakworth five
bowlers with a sterling 65 in an otherwise average batting display from
Sutton at 129-9. The four other Oaks bowlers: both Charlies, Elis and
Matty each bagged a brace.
The view from Golden View at the
break may have been looked on as a little Tarnished, facing a chase of
250 after Long Lee lls were led by Steve Tempest  and Phil Atkinson
. But the positives taken were the tidy bowling from youngsters
[0-38] and Asim Khan
[0-41] in the face of the
onslaught. But our gallant Thirds batsmen gave it a go, superbly
marshalled by Captain Gilert
with an amazing 15 fours and 2 sixes in his 82 no. Mohammed opened the
batting and chipped in a very encouraging 34 [7 fours] to the eventual
163-2 reply. A defeat but lots to be pleased about and a successive
score in excess of 150.
JACK & LUCAS EDGE FIRSTS HOME 24th April
Another excellent performance
with the ball had visitors Hepworth & Idle all out for 124 at a sunny
Wide Lane. Bowlers
James Lee 3-27 and
3-27 set the stage for Jack
Davison to clean up the tail
with 4-10 in just 4 overs of his leggies. Only H & I keeper Luke Harland
with 33 troubled the attack. But a disastrous start with the bat had our
tally at 51-7. Enter Lucas
Keslinke to partner form-man
Jack and a 64 run stand bridged the gap to 115-8 before Jack was out for
32 [five 4s and a six]. Lucas had 8 boundaries in his eventual 42no with
James on 3no as we got over the line with 2 wickets in hand in the 31st
The Second Xl had the shackles
on H & I 2nds for much of their innings. At 62-6 with a man also retired
hurt a sub-3 figure score was on the cards but 17 year old Harvey
Matthews chipped in a run-a-ball 42no and with his dad Dave  added
41 for the 8th wicket. Josh
Kiteley found a good line
and had a great 10 over spell taking 4-15 but an injury to
after just 3 overs didn't help but
did get back into action with 2-37. The H & I 137 was still within reach
but at 33-4 the pendulum had swung towards the Home side. Charlie 
dug in for 54 balls and a late effort from Jake with an excellent 21 and
some tail-wagging from Elis and Jack could take us only to 111 all out
and a 26 run loss. Dave Matthews 4-16 was telling and 3-37 for young 'offie'
Harry Pinkney sealed the loss.
The Third Xl were the first
league visitors for H & I new Third Xl. The H & I top order carried
themselves to 140-4 and a large score looked on the cards. Matt Davies
 and Dan Moore  did most damage. But opening bowler
stuck at it and grabbed 4-49 to halt their progress, backed by a
brace from Amin Khan.
Nevertheless the 175-7 was a stiff target. But a good knock of 28 from
skipper Keith Gilert
set the tone and Keighley loanee
live up to his name with 47 in 49 balls to pave the way for a cracking
34 from Steve Cox.
This all added up to a game riposte that came to an end at 158 all out
with 9 balls left. It was a really entertaining match that just might
have produced a win, but the bowling of Azami 3-8 and Moore 3-38 made
DOUBLE WIN START 17th April
The First Xl demolished the
Wilsden bowling attack with a dominant batting display. The tone was set
by opener Bradley Powell
with 72. The huge total of
289-7 was boosted by an unbeaten stand of 88 between
 and Lucas Keslinke
. The batsmen's top work
was backed up with 5-22 from
and a brace of wickets each for
James Powell. Wilsden were
all out 94. It is now 15 matches since the First Xl lost a match on 24th
The Second Xl also started with
a win after restricting Wilsden ll to 129-5 with 3 wickets for 13 from
A steady innings of 32 from back-in-harness
was brought to fruition by skipper
who ended on 49 no. Oakworth reached 130-4 in 37 overs.
CHAIRMAN's PRE-SEASON NEWSLETTER
Chairman Michael Scarborough
again welcomes all friends old and new to Oakworth Cricket Club in 2021.
His pre-season welcome and comments are attached ...
CRAVEN LEAGUE CUP DATES CHANGED
Craven & District League have switched the Cowling
Cup Semi-Finals and Final to Sunday 22nd August to allow Airedale CC
more duty personnel. Accordingly the Manorlands Plate Finals day will
now be held at Oakworth CC on Sunday 29th August.
2021 FIXTURES ANNOUNCED
Craven & District League have announced a 'back to
normal' programme of 2021 fixtures.
fixtures are now available on this website and on
Play-Cricket. Oakworth First Xl will start the season on
17th April with a trip to Wilsden CC, whilst the Second
Xl will also play Wilsden at Wide Lane. The Third Xl
have no fixture on that date.
confirmation from Cowling that they have conceded
Saturday's fixture at Wide Lane, and advice that
Bingley Congs would not be fulfilling their final
fixture with Oakworth [following a positive Covid-19
test for one of its members], OAKWORTH CC are now
winners of the 'B' Group.
great achievement for Captain Robert Hollingsworth' and
his young team in his first year at the helm of the
16 years-old batsman
the front for Oakworth 1sts to a competitive total of
144-9 with a cracking 74 which included six 4s and six
6s. He had great support from Jack Davison  and
Harry Hollingsworth . Mo Shannawaz picked up 3-23
for the visitors. Josh Brooksbank turned out Flatts top
scorer on 29 with 21 for Vijay Amirtharaj. But their
chase was held in check [just] by Harry with 5-36 and
Tom Fothergill 4-37 to win by just 3 runs.
following day at wide Lane for a change Oakworth 3rds
played Keighley llls and it was little brother 
turn to hit the heights with his first fifty  in
senior cricket. New lad Akeel Umar also put bat to ball
with 27 no and helped carry our boys to 112-8. But
Keighley's 2nd Xl skipper boosted his team with 50no and
they reached the target with 7 overs in hand and 4
wickets down; 2 of them to fast progressing Elis Jones
[2-22]. Mohammed Saad also took his first wicket for
OUT FOR LUCAS
17 year-old wicket-keeper-Batsman
with YCCC Chief Exec Mark Arthur] completely dominated
the scorecard for the Third Xl against Denholme 2nds
with an amazing 151 not out from a team total of 160-3
in 25 overs before the rains came in earnest on
94-ball innings included 19 sixes and 6 fours to all
corners of the West End ground, at a stunning strike
rate of 160. His younger brother Jake was second highest
scorer with 5.
weather not intervened and put paid to the match its
likely that Lucas would have gone to overtake the Third
Xl highest innings of 163 by Ben Fothergill in 2011 vs
Pendle Forest llls.
previous highest score was 57 back in 2017 but his 151
at 94.4% of the total is far and away the most dominant
innings ever played in Oakworth colours and had echoes
of the league's highest ever score of 264 also at West
End by Jason Lockley of Oakworth back in 1996.
SETTLES DERBY LOW SCORE THRILLER
Haworth batted first at a shower-plagued Wide Lane and
the early dismissal of their talisman batsman Jamie
Rowell for just 4 runs set them on the back foot. Oaks
trump bowling card proved to be
Tommy "the Tweak"
who came away with
an amazing 6-10 in 27 balls!! The Haworth progress
was dilatory as a spongy wicket ruled the roost. Their total of just 60 all out looked woefully
inadequate. But cricket remains "a funny old game" as Oakworth found themselves at 12 for 4 and also
struggling to get the ball off the square. Home skipper
calmly settled things down but it was 14 year-old 1st Xl
who grabbed the innings and game by the scruff mixing solid defence
with well placed scoring shots. Yorkshire squad-member
James rattled off 6 fours to post 29 no and
with his captain Robert [20no] the pair carried Oakworth
to victory with an unbeaten 51 stand at 63-4 in 20.5 overs.
future is bright
BRUSHED ASIDE AS 2nds EDGED OUT
Charlie Raistrick [35no] and Jamie Teale  proved the
major obstacles to Oakworth' run of wins, but their
efforts were far too little to come close. Harry 2-21
and Tom 2-25 with Jimmy, Bradley and Jack D bowled far
too economically as Congs made 117-5. Oakworth openers
Joel [36 no] and Bradley  posted a partnership of 45
to set up what turned out an easy victory, despite the
loss of Harry. Jordan finished the job inside 19 overs
with 41 which included 5 sixes and 2 fours and a 118-4
response. Steve Broughton picked up three of our wickets
but was despatched for 50 runs in his 9 overs.
Meanwhile at Wide Lane the 2nds founds scoring difficult
in the face of tight bowling on a difficult wicket from
Thornton's Ian Holden [1-15], David Wolfe [2-8], Liam
Walker [4-25] before accuracy from Mark Laycock [2-39]
kept our final tally to 90-9 thanks primarily to a
sterling knock of 41 from skipper Michael. James Powell
was the only other batsman in double figures and both he
and the captain were caught trying to accelerate from
the sluggish start. And it was Laycock who proved the
thorn in our side with 36no having shared a vital 38
partnership with Walker. Loan player Ollie Bishop proved
an inspired choice as opening bowler with 2-11 in 7
overs whilst leggie Charlie picked up 2-20 to add to his
growing tally of 2020 CDCL wickets. New lad Akeel Umar
fitted in nicely as the bowling attack bowled well with
a slippery ball due to the copious sanitizer. Thornton
reached their target with 4 down after 28.4 overs.
Third Xl conceded the mis-match with a strong First Xl
Glusburn as an unfair fixture.
FOR OAKS FOR ONLY 130 RUNS
really hit their straps and the headlines this week with
three wins for their teams. Having comfortably seen off
the Haworth challenge, Ingrow played their first match
at Wide Lane and tumbled to just 35 all out. Oaks
bowlers were in fine fettle with James Lee again
prominent with 3-13.He was matched by speedy left-armer
Ellis Marshall with 3-7. Jack Davison 2-3 and Harry
Hollingsworth 2-12 provided a potent four-man attack.
Bradley Powell  and Lucas Keslinke  completed
the demolition in just 31 balls.
Xl were at Bradley and batted first. Niall Saynor showed
fine form, having missed last weeks opener, with 32 and
new boy Liam Humphreys made a pleasing debut with 10
runs on a very difficult wicket. 13 year-old James
Powell added 13 before skipper Michael Scarborough added
17. Bowler Zain Naeem had picked up 4-33 as the only
real potent threat from Bradley and then Josh Kiteley
again enjoyed his input of a further 17 no for Oaks to
Bradley innings was rocked back on its heels with a
first ball dismissal of Phil Binner by young James
Powell. It got worse, much worse and at 28-5 with 3
wickets for young Powell and 2 for Josh Kiteley, Bradley
were under serious pressure. .James completed a superb
five-for conceding just 14 runs in his 6 overs. Josh
returned 2-23 before opening the way for leg-spinner
Charlie Raby to enter the fray. His 3-12 sealed the
victory with Bradley all out for 56, of which 36no came
from a resilient Chris Kimberley.
at Penistone Hill proved a fascinating encounter with
Oaks bowlers producing a performance of note. A
smart run out of experienced Andy Copping for 6 by
set the tone and from 9-1 the innings failed to make its
mark. Opening bowler
2-8 in 5 overs and
added 2-16 from his 4. Veteran
proved the perfect foil for the youngsters and his 4 for
3 completed the rout for a Congs 39 all out. The
opportunity was there for a rare Oaks llls win but the
bowling of Copping was to prove a major hurdle. His 9
overs produced figures of 5 for 2 and partner Simon
Webster backed up well with 2-14. Despite 9 from keeper
at 16-8 the Thirds were reeling but 13 year old
was solid and his more mature partner
proved an admirable foil. The odd couple combined to
each finish 9 not out with the total reaching 40-8 and a
much welcomed win to make it 3 out of 3 for Oaks this
burn, West Lane provided many happy returns for the
First Xi with a resounding win over Haworth. Batting
first openers Joel Gallagher and Bradley Powell proved
difficult to dislodge and their restart brought 79 runs
before Bradley fell to Jamie Rowell for a fine 39. Harry
Hollingsworth continue to take the fight to the
Bronte boys despite losing Joel also for 39 runs at
81-2. A flurry of wickets set us back a little but
Harry went on to tally 30. Skipper Rob Holly added 12 as
our total progressed to 147 all out. Haworth stalwart
Jamie Rowell grabbed 5-27 and Neil Rollins 3-22 but
former Oaks junior Ollie Bishop had a barren day with
0-33 from 6 overs. But he did snaffle 3 catches along
the way. Harry removed opener Gower cheaply and Ellis
Marshall had Nick Trowers out for a duck whilst Rowell
, Dan Trowers  and Damian Rowell  advanced
the Haworth cause well. But despite a late 23 from Danny
Spencer, Oaks trump cards were a stunning catch for Jack
Davison and the 4-11 from 8 overs from James Lee to
contain and dismiss the home side for 116 in the 30th
over. There were ducks for young 'Bish' and George
Ingham, both former Oakworth players.
Xi had a humdinger of a battle with Skipton Church
Institute who had opening bowler Azhar Iqbal swinging
the ball both ways and picking up 4-12 in 9 speedy overs.
Openers Warren Allitt  and Charlie Raby 
contributed 29 for the 1st wicket but new boy Josh
Kiteley was beaten for pace by Iqbal. At 75-5 Oaks score
could have gone either way but skipper Michael and Steve
Powell ensure it was upwards. They added 72 before Steve
was bowled for 37 by Danny Iqbal when the push was on.
The Captain remained unbowed with 44 and our total was
posted as 147-7. An early wicket for Sajjad Razak
boosted Oaks still further and then the wicket of
Henderson  at 39-2 gave Charlie Raby the first of
his four wickets. Martin Chisnall found scoring
difficult but kept his wicket intact. Charlie added
three more scalps with two catches in the slips by
Michael and a smart stumping from Jack Cawood behind the
timbers. Chisnall proved the value of his early caution
and began to capitalise whilst Martin Seward added 23
and Sam Smith bludgeoned 20 to take SCI on to 108-7.
Chisnall and skipper Paul Mason upped the ante and
carried the innings on towards the target in a
nail-biter finish. Chisnall finally fell for 42, clean
bowled by Michael Scarborough at 142-8. Number 9 Alex
Horsfield and no 10 Danny Iqbal found themselves pinned
back by the accuracy from Michael and Sajj and with 2
balls remaining still required 4 to win. Iqbal settle
the matter with a pull though mid-wicket for the needed
boundary. It was a great match and a very
creditable performance against the first of 5 First Xls
to be faced in this truncated season. Charlie's leggies
proved as effective as ever with 4-37 whilst new lad
Josh picked up his first scalp for Oakworth with 1-24
from his first 6 overs, mainly bowled in tandem with
Charlie, an Oaks Warne-McGrath pairing! Michael's late
order 2-26 almost clinched the match.
Penistone Hill 10-man Thirds were soon in trouble against Sutton lls at 19-3. Skipper Keith Gilert
remained resolute and took toll on his opposite number
Mark Stoneman with 6-4-6 blast to contribute a fine 29.
The 62 all out final tally sadly didn't find any further
double-figure scorers. Sutton though took 23.1 overs to
reach their target with just 2 wickets down. But
analysis shows some fine bowling performances for Oaks
young guns with Jake Keslinke 5-2-7-0, Jacob Davies
5-1-8-1 and Elis Jones 4-0-5-1 as excellent starts for
the bowling attack. Keith's blast may well make the
Thirds Hall of Fame.
IN PEACE PRICEY
Club is sad to hear that our former player
Mark Price has passed
away at his home in Calahonde, Spain, where he lived with
Mark was a former
professional footballer with Scarborough Town and a popular
local cricketer who had played with Ingrow and Ingrow St
Johns as well as at Wide Lane.
Mark was a member of
the 2001 Oakworth Treble-winning team that captured the
Craven League Championship, The Keighley Cup and the Wynn
Cup that year. He made 97 appearances for Oakworth CC
between 2000 and 2004.
Our thoughts are
with his family at this saddest of times
Oakworth Club is very sad to hear of the passing, after a recent
illness, at Oakworth Manor on Wednesday 4th December, of former player,
captain, grounds-man and umpire, David Greenwood, aged 78.
David had been a Life Member at
Oakworth CC since 1995.
Our thoughts are with his
wife Sylvia and their family at this saddest of times.
The Funeral at
Christ Church, Oakworth was standing room only on Monday December 23rd
and afterwards at the Oakworth Social Club,
for a man who was a true village character.
David sits in the highest
esteem at Oakworth Cricket Club and lies fifth on the all-time
appearances list with 467 for the club between 1957-1982, and 6th
all-time wicket-taker with 414 victims, a truly titanic life-time
For a short resume of David's
playing career at his only club Oakworth
CLUB BONFIRE SUCCESS
Saturday 2nd November
was the day the club bonfire went up in flames. The traditional
bonfire project was a huge success with 100s attending from
around the district. The bar staff were run off their feet,
the pie & peas all consumed and the firework display was
excellent. Just got to clean up now!! [picture courtesy
CLUB PRIZE WINNERS 2019
The club held a Prize Presentation Night with fabulous
musical entertainment from Adare [Adele and Renato].
First Team awards went to Jordan Powell [Batting],
Harry Hollingsworth [Bowling] and Scott Dyson
[Fielding]. Bradley Powell dominated the Second Xl
awards taking a clean sweep of all the trophies;
Batting, Bowling and Fielding. Phenomenal!! The Third Xl
winners were Batting - Michael Clayton, Bowling - Elis
Jones and Fielding - Dave Picton.
The evening also
featured the key Trophy awards with the
to Bradley Powell for his match-winning 120 and 4-13 vs
Embsay lls at Wide Lane. The Junior Clubman award, the
Beetham Memorial Trophy
was given to under-17s Captain Lucas Keslinke. The
Cup was won
jointly by Ella Throup [4-19 vs Settle] and Stan Lloyd
[3-7 vs GHC in Cup Final] . The Senior award as Clubman
of the Year, The
was deservedly won for a second time by Andrew Keslinke
for his work with the juniors and stupendous kitchen
contributions. Congratulations to all our winners.
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.
won the Mewies League Fielding Trophy for his phenomenal
catching for the First Xl in his best ever season.
Secondly his cousin
the Harold Blackburn Trophy [Donated in 1986 by the
family to be awarded to the the most
outstanding player under the age of 18 and
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.
COMING UP SOON...
10th May under-15 away to Bradford &
10th May under-11 home to Long Lee
12th May under-15 away at Earby, 6:30pm
13th May under-11 away at Steeton,
14th May under-13 home to Harden,
16th May under-9 away at Harden,
UNDER-9s v SETTLE POSTPONED
The under-9s match v Settle
scheduled for 9th May is postponed due to a waterlogged ground.
A much improved batting display
from Oakworth under-13s at Steeton resulted in a sterling posting of
 hit top form with strong
. The bowling didn't quite match the batting phase as a strong
Steeton top four passed our total without loss. Nevertheless there were
frugal spells from Jack and
Oakworth under-13s visited
Crossflatts and copped a 36-run defeat. The home side posted 108-1 with
our boys tallying 72-9. Tom
Raby proved the best on show
with 25no and he had backing from
The under-15s though found
their feet with a thumping win against neighbours Oxenhope, who posted
88-2. Jake Keslinke
38 and Jacob Stephens
37 helped knock them off in just over 9 overs at 89-0.
OAKWORTH LADS IN REGIONAL SQUADS
Oakworth CC is delighted to have
learned from YCB that Joe
Powell has again been
selected by North Yorkshire for their under-11 squad.
makes the West Yorkshire under-11 squad and this year is joined by
Waleed Raja have also been
selected for the under-15s squad [sadly no picture].
left-arm bowing has impressed the coaches and he too has made the
done boys, the hard work is underway, no room for slacking
2021 FIXTURES RELEASED
have now been released and are available on this site and on
under-18s team is to play four fixtures using the
format, followed by six matches using the T20 format, which
will also apply in the William Spencer Cup competition.
league will operate in one Conference of 12 teams, providing
11 fixtures each. The team will be a hybrid of Oakworth and
Harden players with 3 matches at each venue. First up are
Oxenhope at Wide Lane.
At under-13 the
usual two-conferences [North & South] will apply with 10
fixtures each. The opening match will be on Sunday 2nd May
against Crossflatts at Ryshworth Park.
begins with the under-11s at Home to Crossflatts on Thursday
6th May. The younger brigade, the under-9s will draw stumps
against on the following Sunday [9th] against Settle.
The popular UAJCA
Festival will again be staged on Sunday 20th June for u9,
u11 & u13 teams in new format with more teams.
UAJCA TRIALS MOVED OUTDOORS
Following the announcement that indoor training will not
be permitted until 17th May, UAJCA has switched the
venue for its annual trials from South Craven School to
the excellent outdoor Nets facility at Bradford &
Bingley CC. on 18th April.
Invitations to trial will be emailed to prospective
UAJCA representative squad members within the next 10
||Alex Haworth & Chris
||Andy Galley & Chris
||Mark Stoneman & Tony
||Robin Youngman & Malcolm
||Ji Mukherjee, Andy
Keslinke & Jim Lampkin
UAJCA SEES INCREASED NUMBERS IN 2021
Oakworth CC like
all other Cricket clubs is anxiously waiting to see how
successful the current Lockdown arrangements turn out,
in the hope that a reasonably normal cricket season can
follow. Oakworth remain optimistic and have
provisionally entered all age-groups in UAJCA, who
report a possible 61 teams for 2021. UAJCA will include
new club Long Lee at u-9 & u-11 bringing Association
membership to 17 clubs.
At the recent UAJCA
Annual General meeting all last year's there was
indication of a return with increased numbers of
teams at most clubs. #Getthebuzzback
11 February 2021
HAT-TRICK FOR HAROON
Oakworth' Haroon Nazam again added to his growing UAJCA bowling
reputation in the under-11s Cup tie at neighbouring
Haworth. This time the young bowler picked up a
hat-trick, dismissing three Haworth batsmen in a row,
firstly with a smart caught & bowled followed by a
couple more clean bowled.
Last season he made
a real mark taking four wickets in the Pairs Cup Final
against Steeton to help the Sharks lift the Cup and
complete a league & cup double. Of course he went on to
also take the under-9s League bowling prize as well!
Well done again
Haroon..... follow that!!
20 August 2020
UNDER-13s EDGED OUT OF
CUP BY STEETON
Mohammed Saad and Tom Raby took guard first at a gloomy
Steeton and posted 22 runs, 12 to Tom, bowled by Hutchinson. At 31-2
Harron Raja was also out bowled by Pothecary for 5. Asim proved
solid and steady, anchoring the innings. But at 43-3 Muhammed was
run out for 14. Jack Judson and Asim found the going tough as the
Steeton bowlers found their lengths. Asim found his form and five
boundaries were added to his cautious start and he retired on 26.
Jack ended with 9no with Rayden also not out with 2 in team total of
Nathan Joseph took 12 from Jake's over and kick-started their
innings, adding 50 with Harry Atherton who copied the Asim approach.
Joseph retired on 26 from 27 balls but soon Atherton departed for 18
bowled by Saad. Then no 3 Gledhill was out for 1 caught by Tom for
Zach Albone at 56-2. Steeton needed 30 to win and our lads smelled a
small chance. But Smith [11no] and Hutchinson [19no] combined to
clinch the win with 23 balls to spare at 87-2. They will progress to
face GHC whilst our lads will take on Sutton at Royd Hill next
Sunday in the Plate.
UNDER-9s TOO STRONG FOR
Our fast developing under-9s travelled over to West Craven's
Victory Park and bowled first in the Post-Lockdown Cup 1st round.
The Home side very a very young and inexperienced team and found our
accurate bowling difficult to contain. They did manage a total of 19
runs but lost 10 wickets including 3 run -outs. Opening bowler
Arthur Moses proved most penetrative with 2-2 with wicket each for
Jack, Jess, Leo, Jacob and Zak. Barnoldswick posted 169-10.
Our batting also took full toll on the Barlick bowlers who stuck
at their task admirably. Openers Leo  and Jacob  set
the tone in style to be followed by Zak  in tandem with Charlie
. Arthur  and Jess  also kept their wickets intact. Final
experienced pairing Jack  and Sam  really made hay to carry
our score onto 285-0 and progress into the semi-final round, where
we will play Upper Wharfedale at Home next Sunday [23rd].
HAT-TRICK vs HARDEN
On Friday 7th August the under-11s took on Harden at Cuckoo Park
and came a way with a resounding win. It was to be the first of
three against the Cuckoos as both u-9s and u-13s gained
victories on Sunday morning. The great start featured a
cracking 33 runs from last pair Joe 19 [out once] and Logan 14. The
girls Lauren and Phoebe teamed up and each scored 8. Haroon and
Freddie kept their wickets intact adding 9 runs. Archie and James
struggled a little for 3 runs and 5 wickets lost whilst Ollie
continued his form of last week with 8 runs, with Leo bumping it up
to 10. The net result was 220-9 tally from a cracking 92 runs
scored. The bowlers were so frugal allowing Harden just 45 runs in
reply with top gun this week Archie with 2 wickets.
On Sunday morning also at Harden the under-9s took 4 wickets and
restricted the home team to just 48 runs [Nett 228-4]. Albie was the
pick of the bowlers with 2-2. But it was the batting that was a
revelation. Opening pair Leo and Jessica smashed 27 runs for no loss
and then 2nd pair Jacob and Arthur added another 9, also with no
loss. New lad Tyler backed up Charlie  well and then Albie,
Sam  and skipper Jack  piled on the runs to rack up
107-2 [Nett 297-2]
Meanwhile at Wide lane our u-13 bowlers really put the Harden batsmen under
pressure such that their opener took 52 balls to score what was a good 22
before he was bowled by new boy Riley. All the bowlers kept
things really tight despite some indifferent fielding. Our top gun
was a stylish Jack Judson who clean bowled Mahmood  and Harrison
. Freddie Padgett helped restore some momentum but it was to
prove too little. The Harden side was to be supplemented by Sharks
u11 Logan Scarborough but he suffered an attack of pad-rash!! The
Harden score of 59-3 looked particularly vulnerable. Logan was asked
to open the Harden bowling at Tom Raby and the very first ball
brought a miscalculation from no 2 Saad and he was sadly run out
without facing. But that was our last disappointment as Tom  and
Haroon Raja  completed the comfortable win after 14.1 overs at
UNDER-11s SCORE 82 v
Crossflatts belatedly came to Oakworth and our under-11s batted
first with openers Harry and Freddie picking up 5 for one lost
wicket. Second pair Haroon and Zakariya returned a similar outcome.
Archie and Leo were a little retrained with 1 run for 1 out. Ollie
Thompson returned to the fray and partnered James. Ollie was out on
10 but went on to rack up 21 with James chipping in another 2. Final
pair skipper Joe and Logan each added 10 but lost two wickets. Our
tally was 82 scored for the loss of 6 wickets and a 234-6 Nett
The Flatts bowlers were led by Ingle and Brooksbank each with a
pair of scalps. With the bat they had three heavy scorers in
O'Shaughnessy , Brooksbank  and Ingle  whilst our
usually potent bowlers were slightly below par with just a wicket
for Freddie and run-out from Haroon. The Flatts realised 94-2 and a
UNDER-9s OUTSCORE GREAT
Oakworth's under-9s travelled to the vast Park Avenue stadium in
Bradford to take on a team that is always amongst the best. Our team
gave them a real run for their money, outscoring them by 61 to 53.
Unfortunately we lost 7 wickets to their 4 and so lost the 'net
score' by 7 runs. But what a great effort from our team! Bowling
plaudits went to Charlie Lee and Sam Charmbury who each took 2 for 1
whilst all other bowlers kept the Bradford side's run-scoring in
check. Openers Tyler Smith and Leo Moules got a steady start and
then second pair Jacob Wilkinson  and Arthur Moses  picked up
our scoring to allow Albie Ellis , Charlie Lee , Jack Godden
 and Sam Charmbury  to propel us into the lead. The defeat
came with 2 late wickets in a tense exciting match. Well done
#the future is bright
COUNTY AGE GROUP TO PLAY AGAIN
has announced the go-ahead to run some
CAG cricket this year.
A programme has been
put together that is felt realistic to run in the limited time-frame
available. The County
U-10 age group is to play four games over the course of the next
five weeks against as yet unconfirmed opposition.
These games are for squads of
no more than 26 players to comply with the need to adhere to a
"bio-bubble" of no more than 30 including staff.
UAJCA is delighted to learn that cool guy above,
Joe Powell has been
invited to participate. Best of luck Joe.
The match programme is:
|Thurs 6th Aug
||Church Fenton CC
|Mon 10th Aug
||East Bierley CC
|Mon 17th Aug
|Tues 1st Sept
||Sherrif Hutton Bridge CC
will be in force and so changing rooms will not be open, so boys
will need to be appropriately dressed to play and bring their own
hand sanitiser to each game.
Oakworth U-11s batted first at a grey-skied
Oxenhope and ran in to on-form Eddie Fordham who
captured 4-6 in his 3 overs. With Oliver Bija
also picking up 2-13 our batsmen struggled to
get beyond the 200 start score. Skipper
added some normality with a 15 score but he too
was out twice to the rampant Fordham. The 195-8
tally looked distinctly vulnerable.
But picking up where we left
off in 2019, the bowlers and
fielders really took the
fight to the home side.
got us off to a cracking
start with 1-2 and then
clean bowled two in one over
to drag the Oxenhope score
downwards. Oxenhope found
themselves over 35 runs in
arrears but Fordham played
straight and his 16 runs
helped steady their ship.
But the home batsmen then
ran into terrific fielding
with 2 smart run outs and
took a wicket with his first
ball to post 2-22,
with 1-3 as last pair Bija
and Sergent hit out to pull
their final score to 183-9.
made excellent debuts.
Overall it was a great
from-behind win but more
importantly got cricket back
on the field.
Oakworth U-13s were the first of the club's
junior teams to restart cricket after the
Covid-19 lockdown. Whilst not a victorious trip
to a strong Crossflatts side, it was a useful
first work out for the inexperienced team.
was a top-scorer with 7 runs and there was a
pleasing debut for
in our tally of 42-6. With the ball
shone with 2 wickets apiece and there were
single scalps for
in the face of a strong Crossflatts batting line
up including three Taverner-level players.
It was good to get a start
and the next match will be
at Steeton next Sunday 26th
PLUS BROTHER JAMES....
from the recent Pathways trials continues to trickle in, and
we now hear that elder brother James Powell has again been
awarded a place on Pathways. James is building on his career
which last year saw him reach Silver Standard in the
AND TO JOE & HARRY TOO
Powell also from Oakworth CC has been offered a place on the 2020 Pathways Coaching
Programme, following his recent 6-week trials at York.
Joe's team-mate Harry Robinson has
also been successful
at the Headingley Centre.
The total UAJCA players gaining
places now stands at 13 [up 5 from 2018]
CONGRATULATIONS TO ELIS
CC is delighted to learn that Elis Jones [pictured left with Harry Brook of
YCCC] has been offered a place on the 2020 Pathways Coaching
Programme, following the recent 6-week trials at South Craven. Elis is
one of 8 UAJCA players to be offered places.
Well done Elis, the hard work starts
OAKWORTH WINNERS AT UAJCA BIG NIGHT
go to the following seven Oakworth junior players who all received awards at
the recent UAJCA Presentation Night:
[u17 Keeping], Jake Keslinke
[u13 Batting], Jacob Stephens
[u13 Keeping], James Powell
[u13 Yorkshire Festival Batting],
[u13 Yorkshire Festival Bowling],
[u9 Batting] and Haroon Nazam
And finally to top all-rounder
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. To view superb photos of all the
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.
UNDER-13s CLAIM 2019 TREBLE
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.
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.
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
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