SENIOR CLUB NEWS
OAKWORTH AGM POSTPONED
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.
Can you help your Club?
In the unprecedented times of a
global pandemic, this is when the strength of an
organisation and society at large is shown, through a
common sense of loyalty and togetherness. Never was this
more in evidence than in the early days of the
‘lockdown’, when the country followed the instructions
of Government, stayed safe and supported the wonderful
institution that is the National Health Service.
Through those times, your club,
like many other businesses large and small and our
members, was faced with a disruption to its ordinary
course of affairs not experienced since WW2. However, at
the first signs of a light at the end of the tunnel
being relit, your Committee were determined that
Oakworth Cricket Club would be ready to resume
cricketing activities when the authorities gave the go
It started with outdoor practice,
then moved to the actual playing of cricket. The
challenges though presented to the volunteers of your
club in allowing us to reach the stage where senior and
junior cricket is being played throughout the week, and
yet being compliant with the Covid-19 regulations,
should not be underestimated. Nor should the day to day
challenges of remaining compliant with the adaptations
required be forgotten.
The challenge your club faces is
that the list of jobs that require to be undertaken
increases. This places an increased strain on the
incredible pool of helpers who keep your Club
functioning. Therefore, the purpose of this note is to
ask everyone connected with the club, or even potential
new members, can you play a part in helping the club to
continue its growth over the next decade and more?
Standing still is not an option and it is vital that
there is no limit to the ambitions the club sets itself,
so that it remains at the forefront of cricket in the
local area. Areas identified where support are needed
Volunteers on senior match days
club (help with odd jobs around the club and
ground on Tuesday Mornings)
with supervision of juniors at practice session and
food and drinks from the kitchen on junior match days
of the bar
in visitors for Track and Trace
This list scratches the surface and
I am sure you may have identified areas that you think
could do with improvement. If so, please speak to me, or
any member of Committee to offer your help. If you have
skills, experiences or are just willing to help your
Club, please let us know.
The other area where your support
would be welcomed is on the Committee. There are spaces
available and new faces would be welcomed, bringing with
them new ideas drawn from different experiences and
walks of life. It is vital your Committee and Club
reflect the Society it serves and therefore needs to be
as diverse and inclusive as it is possible to be.
Members have asked about membership
for 2020. It has been agreed that for this year, our
membership structure and pricing will be:
playing member (age 18 and over) - £10
member - £5
playing member (Under 15’s and above) - £5
playing member (Under 9’s, 11’s & 13’s) - £1
Matches - £5 per game
Matches - £1 per game
How can payment be made? Either by
bank transfer to the details provided below, Contactless
Payment at the Clubhouse or Cash to a member of
Bank details for payment:
20 – 45 – 14
Oakworth Cricket Club
use your name + membership
I thank you in advance for your
support, to this point, and for your support in to the
Best wishes and stay safe
Statement on Increased Covid Activity
Dear friends, the statement on Covid activity over the
past 24 hours regarding Bradford and Pendle has once
again thrown the league into a state of unrest. This
morning (Friday) I have been in contact with both
Bradford and Pendle authorities, while the situation in
Pendle is pretty much the same, it’s still on a rising
tide of infection and the Bradford authority are
advising that all car sharing be stopped unless for
emergency purposes, they also advise staying indoors
unless it’s unavoidable and travel only if necessary.
This is on top of meeting friends and family in enclosed
spaces, being stopped.
The Craven and District Cricket League has a duty of
care to all it’s member clubs and players, it’s the
leagues general directive to provide organised cricket
in a safe, practical and enjoyable environment. With an
ever-increasing risk of Covid infection coming from both
ends of the leagues extended reach, this is proving
extremely difficult to the point of being impossible to
implement. The league has already lost one of our own to
this dreadful virus, we can’t allow this to be repeated.
It has to be said that the E.C.B. has not altered their
stance on cricket in our region and indeed the Bradford
League intend to carry on. To be clear, this statement
is relevant to the CDCL and no other cricket league in
the area. I believe the duty of care the Executive
Committee of the Craven League hold, is, in my opinion,
paramount and we should use our best judgement to act on
The risk of
having clubs and players from areas of high risk
travelling to all our grounds in the league is too high
to contemplate and to that end, a proposition I put to
the Executive this morning was returned with a majority
of 10-1 in favour of suspending the league with
immediate effect for two weeks, followed by a review
going forward before play re-commences. “A person
unaware and not displaying symptoms can still infect
those around him”.
I truly understand what this means to most of you,
please try and understand that this was done with your
safety and that of your family and friends’ safety in
I would personally like to thank each and every one of
you who have contributed to providing a safe environment
at your club during this pandemic and hope we can still
yet finish off the season. Time will tell.
My very best regards to you all.
Foster, Hon. Sec. C.D.C.L.
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!
WATER TO START
revised CDCL fixture plan into Covid-19 Groups sees
Oakworth start the season on Saturday 19th July at
neighbouring friends Haworth CC.
The Second XI will be at Wide Lane taking on Skipton CI.
Up at West End the mighty Thirds will
contest with Sutton 2nds.
OF CRICKET IN 2020
Recreational cricket in England and Wales was recently
done a significant disservice as a result of the Prime
Minister giving an answer in the House of Commons, in
which he spoke about the cricket ball being the “natural
vector”. Quite frankly he was talking about something on
which he had not been briefed and as a result gave an
answer that set back the attempts being made at all
levels to get recreational cricket underway. Thankfully
last Friday [3 July] the PM deferred to Professor Chris
Whitty and cricket received the ‘green light’ to plan
for a return to playing.
Despite the PM’s inadvertent
near rail-roading of a return to cricket, strenuous
efforts were being made from everybody involved in the
recreational game, including the Secretaries of the
Craven & District Cricket League and Upper Airedale
Junior Cricket Association, and following Professor
Whitty’ words on Friday, it now seems that guidance
setting out the basis on which Covid-19 adapted cricket
will be able to take place will be received imminently.
You can rest assured that
your Committee are doing everything they can to ensure
that when the guidance is received, your club will be
ready and cricket will be played at Oakworth as soon as
the guidance allows.
Michael Davison – Secretary – 6 July
MOVING TO STEP FOUR
CHANGES TO RULES FOR NETTING
The ECB today
issued further briefing about how recreational Cricket may be able
to move forward in STEP 4. ECB confirms the date for
JULY. It is a large document and requires careful
UAJCA clubs and
Administrators should continue to prepare plans for restoring
Cricket in STEP 4 which includes the following:
What will the game look like when it returns?
Guidance on playing cricket at Step 4 will be
released when Step 4 activity is
permitted by Government. The core differences to
normal play are yet
to be confirmed
but are likely to be:
distancing should be maintained where possible both
on and off the field.
cleaning of the ball and of players’ hands in
hygiene breaks during play.
should be using outdoor space as much as possible.
use of changing rooms
ready to play.
This means there are changes that need to be made to
help run games
and manage people using the facility on & off the
field of play.
document goes on to embrace:
Preparing the Grounds
Management & Communication
- PPE &
NOW YOU CAN NET
Do not enter the ground
more than five minutes before your allocated booking
is scheduled to start.
Enter the ground
via the top (Frank Woodward) gate.
Do not approach the
net area, until the previous booking have left.
Register with the
OCC representative on site.
recommend using your own equipment if possible. If
equipment is being shared, please follow UK
Government’s guidance on the
sharing of equipment.
At the end of your
session, finish practice immediately and wipe the
practice stumps down, with anti-bacterial wipes
Leave the net area
and exit the ground via the gate in the top wall
No saliva or sweat
should come into contact with the ball at any time.
Wash hands at home
before and after using the outdoor facilities. Bring
your own hand sanitiser where possible.
and the Clubhouse will be CLOSED.
coaching is permitted per session.
CC is pleased to announce the re-opening of its practice
nets as a stage in restoration of cricket within the
Government Covid-19 regulations.
to Book the Practice Net
Only one Net will be
available and will only be in operation at the times
specified. The net is not to be used when “Closed”
and the net will be blocked off
In line with the ECB/Government
guidelines, each booking will be restricted to
members of the same household or a maximum of two
people from different households.
There will be a “view only”
spreadsheet which you will access via the link
provided, which shows you the available slots to
have to have 10 minutes between bookings, available
slots have been allocated in 20 minute sessions,
however, you are entitled to book two consecutive
sessions which will provide 50 minutes of practice.
Only one booking per day is
In order to book, a request
should be made on the Oakworth CC Net Booking
Whatsapp group, by providing: (if you are not on
this group please email
The date required
The time required
The names of ALL those
who will be in attendance
Bookings will be allocated
on a first come, first served basis.
Once a request is made, the
spreadsheet will be updated accordingly and the
booking will be in place.
If for any reason a booking
cannot be taken up, please contact Oakworth CC Net
Booking Whatsapp group, in order that the booking
can be released and made available for others.
request is made, the spreadsheet will be updated
accordingly and the booking will be in place.
operation of the practice facility
REMEMBER THE SPONSORS
Do not enter the ground more
than five minutes before your allocated booking is
scheduled to start.
Enter the ground via the top
(Frank Woodward) gate.
Do not approach the net
area, until the previous booking have left.
Register with the OCC
representative on site.
using your own equipment if possible. If equipment
is being shared, please follow UK Government’s
guidance on the
sharing of equipment.
At the end of your session,
finish practice immediately and wipe the practice
stumps down, with anti-bacterial wipes provided.
Leave the net area and exit
the ground via the gate in the top wall immediately.
No saliva or sweat should
come into contact with the ball at any time.
Wash hands at home before
and after using the outdoor facilities. Bring your
own hand sanitiser where possible.
Toilet Facilities and the
Clubhouse will be CLOSED.
Only one-to-one coaching is
permitted per session.
Abide by social
distancing measures at all times.
hoped with the Prime Minister’s announcement of a phased
plan for the reopening of some businesses, the first
possibilities of some normality of life might be
returning in the coming weeks. For those of our members
that are able to and are considering where to buy your
goods and services, please have a thought for those
individuals and businesses who have supported our club
over many years. Many of these businesses will have been
closed. Or if not closed, impacted through the lockdown
phase of the pandemic. Therefore, now is the time to
show, where you can, your appreciation of the support
given to our club by the following:
Andrew Pickles (Plasterer)
B.C. Sunderland Driver,
Chris Ellis (Tiling)
David Brunskill Windows
Dualtec (Electrical Engineers)
E. Dobson & Co (Gaskets)
Highfield Auto’s Oakworth
Jackson’s of Silsden
Jack Ellis (Central Heating)
L Wood & Co, Insurance Brokers
One Stop Shop – Fell Lane
Oxford Tyre & Battery
Steve Keighley, Painter &
Tim Brunskill, Electrician
Whittaker Animal Feeds
William Mitchell (Dairyman)
issued an eleven page document providing guidelines for
how some cricket activities can resume. These guidelines
are being reviewed, with a view to ensuring that any
action the club takes to restart cricket, a) has as its
overriding priority the safety of the clubs' members and
visitors to the ground
and b) is fully compliant with the guidelines. Further
updates to be provided.
OAKWORTH AGM POSTPONED
light of the recommendation from the ECB [see below],
all training organised in the name of OCC is cancelled
with immediate effect.
Following the Government’s latest advice around social
distancing, it is with sadness and reluctance that we
recommend that all forms of recreational cricket are for
This extends to training, pre-season friendlies and any
associated cricket activity.
Sport plays an absolutely vital role in the nation’s
mental and physical wellbeing, and it helps people find
meaning where there is fear and uncertainty, so one of
our goals in the coming weeks will be to explore ways
that we can support some levels of physical activity in
communities - particularly at junior levels.
Using our cricket community to support others could be
one of the most important services we can offer during
the difficult next few months.
It will be critical that any decisions we do make are
medically-led. And we will continue to work with
Government and their advisors to ensure we are informed
by science in our decision making.
Over the coming weeks we will work with the game to
understand what support is required across the cricket
community, particularly local clubs and leagues.
We understand that countless hours of work from
thousands of volunteers have already gone into getting
ready for the 2020 season and we know how disappointing
this will be. We are thankful for the huge role that
volunteers play in local cricket, to ensure the game
remains at the heart of communities.
We know that you and your clubs can play an important
role in bringing your community together once we get
past this period of time.
tomorrow’s AGM is being postponed in view of the
uncertainty over whether the cricket season will be
starting on time and the potential impact this may have
on some of the decisions to be made at the AGM, for
example membership prices. Rearranged date to be advised
Committee will be meeting a week tomorrow at the club at 7pm
(hopefully) to look at the potential impact on the club on the lines
of expenditure (and income), on the working assumption that the
Craven League (and UAJCA) season will not be starting as planned.
As soon as we can provide further updates, we will.
Sunday 1 March 2020 from ECB
ECB are undertaking a number
of steps to prepare for potential outcomes that an ongoing situation
with Covid-19 might bring for the cricket community here in England and
In conjunction with our
partners across the network, we are building contingency plans across a
number of possible eventualities.
Our main priorities are to
ensure we scope out the landscape for financial, logistical and
It is difficult for us to be
sure of what outcomes the game might be expected to deal with.
Therefore, we will continue to plan for the expectation that the season
proceeds as normal, but in parallel prepare for a range of scenarios.
These could include the possibility of playing matches behind closed
doors, or potentially postponing or cancelling elements of the season.
We continue to enjoy
constructive dialogue with DCMS and also our commercial and broadcast
partners – who match our ambitions to see the game of cricket thrive in
2020 and beyond. We are certain that jointly, we will all come to
solutions that best protect those who love cricket, and the game itself.
please remember that the most recent advice is that if a person
feels unwell, with symptoms such as a new and continuous cough, they
should self-isolate at home for seven days.
carefully the advice which can be found
please remember that the most recent advice is that if a person feels
unwell, with symptoms such as a new and continuous cough, they should
self-isolate at home for seven days.
OAKWORTH CRICKET CLUB
As we head towards the
2020 season and after a fantastic indoor non-stop multi ball
event last Thursday, next
Tuesday 17 March
sees the club AGM being held in the
club house, starting at
This is a great
opportunity to hear about the past 12 months in the life of
the club and the plans for the coming 12 months. It is also
an opportunity to get involved in the running of the club
and helping to shape the direction that we take going
The bar will be open
and it would be great to see as many old and new members as
AGM DOCUMENTS TO VIEW
documents relate to the forthcoming AGM on 17th March.
CLICK HERE and
CLICK HERE to read
in advance of the meeting. The documents are
the rules and code of conduct that the membership will be
asked to vote on at the AGM.
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
2020 FIXTURES RELEASED
Oakworth First Xl start the
2020 season with an away match at Sutton, the Second Xl will be at
Home to Skipton CI Firsts. The Third Xl have the first of 3 Home
matches in a row against Glusburn 2nds. All matches are on Saturday
April 18th. See Team pages.
2020 CUP DRAWS
Oakworth have been drawn
Away vs Haworth Road on 10th May in the Wynn Cup. By coincidence our Second team
will also play Haworth Road lls at home the following week 17th May
in the Cowling Cup.
See First Xl or Second Xi for full draws.
Our First Xl will be away at
Denholme on 30th June in the new 20-20 Manorlands Plate competition.
SENIOR INDOOR NETS
Club senior players will start pre-season training at Bradford & Bingley
indoor nets on Wednesday 4th March 7:00-8:00pm.
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.
FIRSTS FOUR ON BOUNCE & SECONDS AVOID DROP
First Xl Skipper Joel Gallagher spent time in hospital
with a chipped finger bone, but his team turned over
Ingrow to take their fourth consecutive win. Sixth
place on 29 points was consolidated after a fine run in.
Ingrow's topsy-turvy line up was limited to 173 with
fine bowling from
[2-24]. Tom Tetley and Dan Scott each scored 40 for the
visitors. With the bat
capped a really fine all-round season with 51.
too added in 37 in typical style and
also maintained his best season ever with 24no. We had
14 overs to spare in meeting the target, whilst skipper
was at teh hospital getting a chipped/broken finger
To add to the delight, the Second Xl claimed a
"six-pointer" and double over Embsay lls by 4 wickets at
Shires Lane. A superb controlled bowling and fielding
display strangled the Embsay batsmen with only
diminutive opener Archie Phillipson and Caspar Bean
showing consistency with 29 and 28. The bowlers stuck to
their plans with
4-13 and skipper
3-10 picking up the lion's share. Top catches from
were also significant. Chasing the target of 99 we got
off the ground well with
adding another 31 to his impressive tally.
showed his 'Steve Smith' look-alike style to great
effect with 25. Loan player
was a revelation for one so young and his 2 runs belied
a vital defensive display before
hit the winning runs after almost 30 overs. So
relegation was avoided with Embsay [and Haworth] taking
the 'drop' instead.
DERBY DAY GLOOM
At 9-3 the start at Haworth wasn't the best but a
skipper's innings from Joel proved to be the glue which
held the innings together. His 71 [7 x fours 2 x sixes]
was much needed and was backed by a string of low order
double figure contributions, to reach 135-8. Ollie
Bishop took 4-48 against his former club. Fifties for
Jamie Rowell and Dan Trowers put paid to any defence of
the total and Haworth romped home off just 24 overs.
Across at Wide Lane, Haworth ll were contained at 137-7
after their middle order resisted our young bowlers.
Charlie Jackson led the way with 3-28, James Powell
picking up a brace. Oaks junior Jacob Stephens chipped
in 17 to the Haworth total. Nick Staton opened with 19
and young Charlie added 17 to the skipper
Michael's 36 but Darren Ellerton's 4-29 in turn held our
lower order in check. They youngsters battle hard but
finished 12 runs shy on 125 all out.
YOUNG GUNS HARRY, TOM & BRADLEY IMPRESS
Foulridge took the
points at Wide Lane, but two Oaks young players grabbed
a share of the headlines. Firstly Harry Hollingsworth
grabbed a terrific 5-40 [11.4 overs] in the Red Rose
innings. Harry had great backing from "Offie" Tom
Fothergill with 3-32 [12 overs] in restricting Foulridge
to 190 all out. In the chase 16 year-old Bradley Powell
batted at number 3 and ended top-scorer with a very
satisfying 54 including 5 fours and 2 sixes. That Oaks
fell short by 48 runs was largely due to the bowling of
Abrar Sarwar [4-52] and Chris Brooker-Carey [3-17], who
also pitched in 57 not out in the Foulridge 190.
MOVE OVER JORDAN
Embsay lls felt the
growing power and expertise from attacking opening
batsman Bradley Powell. The 16-year old rattled up 120
in the Second Xl successful chase of 243 set by the
Shires Lane boys. It was a much needed contribution
after Embsay's Alan Pickles turned back the clock with
101, aided and abetted by the debut of a new star in the
making, Archie Phillipson. The 12 year-old County squad
player showed patience and maturity well beyond his
years to receive equal plaudits on leaving the field.
The future is bright.
RECORD SCORE SMASHES LEADERS
The boys are
getting their act together, the result at Crossflatts a
forgotten distant memory. The Skipper
was robbed of a maiden century with an lbw decision but
his 99 led the most spirited match result for many a
long year, He was backed by a superb 97 from form man
before the salt was fully rubbed in to league leaders
, 16 year-old Lucas [53no] and
. the result a club record league score of 407-7.
The job was finished off by 15 year-old
JUNIOR CLUB NEWS
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.
JUNIOR WINTER TRAINING
OAKWORTH NON-STOP CRICKET
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.
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
Oakworth CC is very Happy to announce our Non
Stop Cricket Event last week raised just over
£1,000 a Brilliant effort by all the kids getting
sponsored. This will fund Hoodies for all the
kids in u9s u11s & u13s teams, which will be
ready by start of the season.
We are in the process of contacting the lucky
Huge thanks go to all involved and to the
Company's who donated prizes.
JACKSON'S OF SILSDEN
M's CUSTOM CLEAN
Thank You to All involved in our Non Stop Cricket
tonight [5th March]. We are currently adding up the
sponsorship forms and going through the Guesses for
our Winners. We will announce them as soon as we
I can say that the Kids scored a FANTASTIC 1,563
runs in hour. Well Done.
Junior Training starts this week at
u11s-u13s Thurs 5:30- 6:30pm.
u9s Fri 5-6pm.
£22 Special Offer still available.
New players more than welcome!!
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
& Bingley were contained again by our bowlers at 92 all
the pick of the Oakworth attack with 3-7 from 5 overs.
We reached 50-1 and looked to be cruising towards a
third victory but the Bees still had a sting in their
tail and they hot back to get us at 78-8. The
Bingley attack found its range and Reece Cockshott's
6-31 led them closer. We did though run out winners at
93-8 thanks to late order runs from
achieve the historic treble, ie the first club to win 3
Cup Finals in the same year.
Cockshott was a
deserved winner of the Man-of-the-match.