UNDER-11 CUP SEMI-FINAL Re-SET
The long-outstanding Cup
Semi-Final versus Skipton u11s will take place on Wednesday 1st
September at 6:30pm at Skipton CC.
The Final is provisionally to
be organised on Sunday 5th September at a venue to be confirmed.
COMING UP SOON...
22nd July under-11 away vs
Long Lee, 6:30pm
23rd July under-13
home vs Steeton, 6:30pm
25th July under-9
home vs Cullingworth, 10:00am
26th July under-15
home vs Skipton B, 6:30pm
29th July under-18
away vs Skipton, 6:30pm
UP TO 2ND FOR 15s
sunny evening provided light on Oakworth 15s resolve to push for the
Championship. Opener Jacob Stephens
dominated the opening overs and his retirement on 37 from 30 balls set
the tone nicely, partner James Powell
caught up well and his 38 from 42 showed a big total was on the cards.
No 3 Jake Keslinke opened up aggressively
and with 3 sixes and 3 fours his 39 came from just 23 balls. Jake had
company from Louis Stephens whose 21 came
from 22 to keep the ball rolling over the white line. He was caught
behind for a wicket to Jack Caton but the Oakworth tally reached 148-1.
Bradley reached 42-1 before a second wicket fell [Caton] but as expected
the classy Henry Meynell remained defiant in the face of his former
team-mates. Jake Keslinke picked up 2-8 with off-spin with further
wickets for Harden quartet Jake Holroyd, Ben
Elphee, Freddie Kettle & Freddie Gregson and emerging youngster
Mohammed Saad satisfied with 1-3 from his 2
over stint. Bradley subsided at 82-9 with 7 balls to go with the
impressive Meynell on 37 no. The win pushes Oakworth into second place
on 18 points, 3 behind Settle but with a match in hand. The difference
in NRR narrowed significantly with Settle still ahed on 2.45 to Oakworth
2.29. Its going to the wire!
Ryshworth Park the Flatts batsmen were under the cosh of our u-11 bowlers
with impressive control from skipper Joe Powell,
Haroon Nazam and Jacob Wilkinson,
who also bagged a superb catch alongside
debutant spinner Adil Hussain. Only keeper
Max Bailey from the home team made runs with 21 as his team lost 7
wickets. Some very wayward fielding from the Flatts didn't help their
cause and Archie Dobson ,
Freddie Greathead  and
Harry Robinson  took full toll. Our 264
was well ahead of the Flatts 203 [112-6 vs 59-7] as we took our points
tally to 18, still 6 behind GHC.
two-tone blue T20 kit was again on show at the latest UAJCA under-18s
match with Great Horton Church. Our bowlers were in fine fettle, none
more so than Charlie Raby [3-13] and
Ellis Marshall [3-6], who cleaned up the
tail in 6 balls. There were also wickets for Bradley, Bish and Jake as
the Church were all out with 7 balls left for 94. But the blitz which
followed was remarkable after a duck for Bilaal, as
Bradley Powell rattled off 51,
James Powell 16 and
Ellis Marshall 22; all in just 35 balls as the weather
threatened. GHC bowler Kaif Malik went for 41 in two overs! 96-1 grabbed
the points and also leadership of the T20 competition, with a huge boost
to our net run rate.
FRIDAY PRACTICE 25th JUNE CANCELLED
Due to the outbreak of Covid-19 at
Oakworth School, u9 & u11 practice is suspended until further notice.
The matches currently scheduled for 24th, 25th, 27th & 28th June will
also be re-scheduled by arrangement.
CUP FINALS POSTPONED
CC u15s CUP FINAL vs Gt Horton Church,
scheduled for Srttle CC on 27th June is now CANCELLED to enable player
to play at Regional level. A new date and venue will be arranged
The under-11s Cup
semi-final with Skipton is also postponed due to covid-19
isolations. Again a new date is to be agreed
The under-18s CUP FINAL
vs TBC is also to be postponed to accommodate players for the Wynn Cup
UNDER-18s SMASH LEAGUE RECORD
Oakworth under-18s faced Skipton in the T20
competition for the u-18 Championship at Wide Lane and batted first.
Half-centuries for Ellis Marshall [28
balls] and Lucas Keslinke [25 balls] were
the pace-setters but the back up from James Powell
41 [20 balls], Bilaal Khan 33 [26 balls]
and Bradley Powell 25 [11 balls] propelled
their score to 238-5 to eclipse the previous UAJCA u-17/18 record set in
2009 by Sutton's Championship team against Haworth. Skipton gamely
pursued but expired at 110-9 [Capt Ben Southern 27 no]
JOE TO PLAY FOR COUNTY
CC' Joe Powell has made it through the
Regional Cricket selection process into the County under-11s squad.
Joe, who plays for North Yorkshire will be
hoping to follow other UAJCA players and make his presence felt and gain
a long term position for the County. The really hard work starts now!
Superbly well done Joe. Congratulations
15s INTO FINAL AFTER ROUT OF STEETON
Our table-topping u15s have seen off a somewhat
weak challenge from a young Steeton team in the Hargreaves Cup
semi-final at Wide Lane. Their innings lasted just 12.2 overs and
totalled only 26 runs. Left-armer Jake Holroyd
snapped up 4-12 from his 4 overs whilst James
Powell finished off the resistance with 3-0 alongside 2-8 from
offie Elis Jones.
Waleed Raja picked off 1-6.
24no and Louis Stephens 2 no finished the
job in just 17 balls.
The Final will be held at Settle CC on Sunday
27th June [2pm] against holders Great Horton Church who defeated Embsay
in the other semi-final. We have only won this Cup once before, in 1995,
26 years ago.
OUR u-10 TAVS
Oakworth's three u-10 Tavs Sam, Albie & Jack,
pictured at Goldsborough CC in their win over Nidderdale by 6 runs. Well
#Fly the OCC flag
WORTH VALLEY 11s DERBY WIN
The Oakworth vs Haworth rivalry continued at
under-11 with a resounding win for our more experienced side. Oakworth
were first up and Archie and Albie kicked off with 13 runs with Archie
out once. Phoebe and Jacob batted serenely adding a further 15, 10 to
Jacob. Leo and Arthur went further with 17,
a startling 15 to Arthur with 3 fours. Leo
was out once with further dismissals for Harry and Patrick whilst they
posted 17, 14 to Harry. Final pair Joe and
Jack kept their wickets intact, contributing 11 runs, 9 to Joe. The pick
of the Haworth bowlers were Venus Weerapulli whose leg-spin was
immaculate [1-9] and James Delves [2-10]. The final tally was 272-4
With the ball in hand our attack was
irresistible and was led by a supremely dominant
Arthur with the all-time third best performance in the entire
League of 6 for 11. All in all we took 16 Haworth wickets with 2 each
for Joe, Albie, Jacob and
Phoebe. Jack and Archie each had one. Last
man Harry Jennett pitched in 15 for Haworth but was out 4 times. Venus
Weerapulli batted with determination for a classy 10 runs. Haworth
posted 132-16 [Nett 60-16].
15s WAGON ROLLS ON
Yorkshire player Archie Phillipson made just 4
whilst team-mate Richard Bradley  top scored for his Settle team.
The Welsh Wizard Elis Jones grabbed 4-11
from his 4 overs to have the Ribblesdalers back in the hutch for just
67. Jake Holroyd again excelled with 2-7
with other wickets for Waleed and Jacob. The batting was centred on
form-man Jake Keslinke who made a smooth 36
no as a 9-wicket win unfolded, Jacob Davies
adding 13 to our cause.
The following day it was over to Earby for a
match with another Ribbledsale team. This time it was unsung
Asim Khan who stole the limelight with 4-6
as Earby crumpled to 52-9.Only Rowan Lazenby reached double figures. The
target was reached in 46 balls by the Jake
and James show who both scored 25no.
ONE ALL WITH GHC
Allerton Road proved a happy hunting ground for
Oakworth under-9s as they came away with a resounding win over
Cup-Holders Great Horton Church. The home side posted 230-5 [Nett 55-5]
with Imaad Ijaz top batsman with 10. Wickets fell to
Zak, Beau, Sam with top gun
Noah Goldthorpe with 2-8 in his 2 overs.
With the bat our young team really excelled. Surprise packet
Eli kicked off with 11 backed by
Beau with 3no in his second match.
Neve  and Leo
[8no] looked a solid pair and then Zack and
Noah put bat to ball with Zack making 20
and Noah 9. With a substantial lead Sam and
Jack had little pressure and they added 9
apiece. A total of 264-5 was our reward for a scintillating display.
Sadly the scorer was unable to keep with the score and misled everyone
indicating a score of 238, still a win but not reflective of our
At the same ground on Tuesday the under-11s
sought to reverse the clear-cut loss at Wide Lane and a pre-match
knock-up mishap to skipper Joe Powell kept
him from batting. Freddie Greathead stepped
into the breach and picked up 12 runs with support from emerging
Patrick Ferguson & James Gilibrand.
Archie Dobson & Albie Ellis added 17 more.
Lauren Hunter again looked on song and with
Jacob Wilkinson another 13 was added to the
tally. Final pair Harry Robinson & Haroon Nazam
picked up another 8 to reach 229-6. Opener Zaid Khan looked calm and
serene getting his side off to a good start with 23 and Hamza Mahmood
pitched in another 15 as all the GHC batsmen made runs. But with six
wickets falling Oakworth were still in the match thanks to supreme
bowling from fast-rising Patrick Ferguson
who nabbed 2-1-4-3. Archie and Albie had one each with 1 run out. In a
tense finish GHC tallied 239 to again the points but this time by only
CUP HIGHS AND LOWS FOR 13s.
30 hours after the narrow victory over Sutton, the
under-13s bowed out at Skipton in the QF. Skipton posted 119-5 with
Taverners Feeney 28 and Birks 25 in top form. But there was plenty more
support despite wickets for Danny, Ollie, Eli,
Lauren and Zak. Four of our batsmen
got into double figures, Eli, Tom, Ollie
and Lauren but none were able to go big and
with 5 others getting ducks we subsided to 79 all out. Owen Ashdown
claimed his second hat-trick in two days to add to 3-13 for Charlie
The visit of Sutton in the delayed Hindle Cup 1st
round tie proved a roller-coaster of an event. With 3 wickets down for 6
runs to the batsman our total would have looked odd as there was 30 on
the board thanks to some generous gifts from the Sutton bowlers. Then
Logan Scarborough back up the aggression of
Ollie Thompson and the tins started to
twirl. Ollie made 26 [4 fours and a six] with Logan registering a solid
21 no. The final extras total was 50 in our impressive 105-4. Charlie
Whitaker was the pick of the Sutton players with 2-4 and a run out.
Whitaker went on to retire at 25 no to give his team's chances a real
boost. Those chances increased further with Ikram Daulatzai adding 28 no
to the Sutton cause. With just 8 needed from 3 overs Sutton had the game
in their but seriously tightened Oakworth bowling held them up and their
final tally was 102-4, 3 runs short of their target. The whole bowling
attack were excellent in the latter half of the Sutton knock with
Lauren Hunter again seriously into the
action with 3-0-7-2. Unsung heroes Harrison
Crossley, Danny Snowden, Riley Collier, Eli
Henson and opener Zakarya Wajid all
deserve high praise. In the quarter-final Oakworth will be away at
Skipton today Monday.
This week we saw the under-11s progress to the
semi-final of the Barritt-Stephenson Cup after a rapid-fire win over
Bradley, who were bowled out for 15. Top guns were
Freddie Greathead and Archie Dobson,
each with a couple of scalps. Archie and debutant
Jacob Wilkinson knocked off the runs with one down. On 14th June
we will be away at either Skipton or Crossflatts for a place in the
Final. Later the under-11s took on new side Long Lee and the bowlers
again shone with 13 wickets between them. Pride of place again went to
Archie with 3 for 2 with 2 wickets each for
Sam, Freddie, Joe and
Haroon as Long Lee posted 131-13. The batting was also on song
led by Joe , Archie  and fast-developing
Patrick  to post a big total of 292-2.
The under-9s finally got back into action
with a Pairs Cup win against Harden. Their skipper George Gerdes led
them to 202-7 with 12 runs. Chief destroyer was
Zack with 3 for 2 but there was a first wicket for
Eli Kent and a stunning debut for
Noah Goldthorp. Jack and Cody also grabbed
a victim. But the batting was a revelation. The hugely impressive Eli
and Noah really set the tone with 6 runs and no wickets lost.
Warren-Firth brothers Zack and
Cody each were bowled but added 5 to the
total. Leo and Jess
were just awesome grabbing a total of 25 with Leo in really fine form
with 17 runs. Then skipper Jack and
Sam competed well to pick up another 12
runs for a satisfying 251-2.
On Sunday Beau, Joe,
Oliver and Evie will make their
debuts at sunny Grassington.
Harden u-11s visited Wide Lane and were well led by
Will McPherson with 12 whilst for Oakworth
Albie Ellies continued his excellent bowling form as did skipper
Joe Powell. Archie Dobson got in on
the act with a brace and back in the team Haroon
Nazam added to his career wicket tally. Harden returned 199-7.
But our batting got back to normal form after the nightmare at Steeton.
Captain Joe Powell again lead from the front with 16 with
Harry Robinson  showing vastly improved
style. Lauren Hunter  teamed up with
Phoebe Raby  in an all-girl contribution
at a decent tempo. Under-9 Jack Godden
added a stunning 8 whilst debutant Jacob Wilkinson
settled in nicely with 2. Our later order piled on the runs to reply
with 269-3 and a clear-cut win by 70 runs
24 hours later the under-15s took on Embsay,
batting first. Two early victims for Hammad Hussain set us back a little
but an impressive Elis Jones  and
James Powell  got us back on track.
Louis Stephens return to action gained more
traction with 12 runs and loanee Freddie Kettle
stroked a late 10 to carry us to 91-6 [Hussain bagged 3-8].
Embsay's chase was seriously held up by our
bowlers with Ben Elphee particularly
impressive 3-0-7-1 combining well with James.
Freddie Kettle also grabbed a wicket and with 3 run outs when the
Home side became desperate to increase the run rate, pegged them back to
72-5. Only Husssain could resist with 36no albeit from 52 balls.
A strong Steeton u-11 batting line
up went off like a train and reached a score of 244 [Archie Cox 23]
before Oakworth bowlers' really got to grips. And boy did they get
started the rot and claimed 4-11
whilst skipper Joe Powell
powered 4-6 with third Taverner
added a 12th wicket and Steeton were pegged right back to 187-12 after a
late 16 for Elliot Howarth. But our batting proved a horse of a
different colour. Only Joe Powell [15no] made any impression on the
Steeton bowlers but nevertheless managed to lose only 7 wickets. This
allowed Steeton to claw themselves back into the game and the seventh
wicket, that of Harry Robinson on the last ball of the match produced a
188-7 score and the narrowest 1 run win for our team! Phew!
The following night at Wide
Lane the under-13s took on Harden and the visitors struggled to score
quickly against our accurate bowling. Pick of our pack was
2 maidens and Lauren Hunter
with 2-3. Dan Snowden 1-9, Zak Wajid 1-5 & Jack Judson 0-1 also
performed well. Chasing a score of 47-5 took 10 overs to gain the
win with Jack  and Ollie  taking us close, for
[5no] and Rayden Smith
[6no] to finish the job at 48-5. A first win for 2021.
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
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.