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REST IN PEACE PRICEY

Oakworth Cricket Club is sad to hear that our former player Mark Price has passed away at his home in Calahonde, Spain, where he lived with his parents.

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.


DAVID GREENWOOD

The 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 achievement.

For a short resume of David's playing career at his only club Oakworth CLICK HERE


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 Roger Laird].


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 Frank Woodward Trophy going to Bradley Powell for his match-winning 120 and 4-13 vs Embsay lls at Wide Lane. The Junior Clubman award, the Simon Beetham Memorial Trophy was given to under-17s Captain Lucas Keslinke. The SA Labels 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 William Adams Trophy  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. Firstly Robert Hollingsworth won the Mewies League Fielding Trophy for his phenomenal catching for the First Xl in his best ever season. Secondly his cousin Harry Hollingsworth was awarded the Harold Blackburn Trophy [Donated in 1986 by the Blackburn family to be awarded to the the most outstanding player under the age of 18 and finally Bradley Powell 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 Jack Davison [3-15] and Joe Copperwaite [2-24]. Tom Tetley and Dan Scott each scored 40 for the visitors. With the bat Harry Hollingsworth capped a really fine all-round season with 51. Jordan Powell too added in 37 in typical style and Robert Hollingsworth also maintained his best season ever with 24no. We had 14 overs to spare in meeting the target, whilst skipper Joel Gallagher was at teh hospital getting a chipped/broken finger sorted.

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 Bradley 4-13 and skipper Michael 3-10 picking up the lion's share. Top catches from Niall, Charlie and Steve were also significant. Chasing the target of 99 we got off the ground well with Bradley adding another 31 to his impressive tally. Charlie Raby showed his 'Steve Smith' look-alike style to great effect with 25. Loan player Muhammed Abbas was a revelation for one so young and his 2 runs belied a vital defensive display before Sajjad 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 Joe Gallagher 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 Rob Hollingsworth before the salt was fully rubbed in to league leaders Foulridge by Jordan [58], 16 year-old Lucas [53no] and Jack D [42]. the result a club record league score of 407-7. The job was finished off by 15 year-old Ellis Marshall with 5-76. #Therollbegins
  JUNIOR CLUB NEWS
JUNIOR WINTER TRAINING

Junior Training starts this week at Holy Family.
u11s-u13s Thurs 5:30- 6:30pm.
u9s Fri 5-6pm.
22 Special Offer still available.
New players more than welcome!!


PLUS BROTHER JAMES....

News 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 Pathways process.

 

 


AND TO JOE & HARRY TOO

Joe 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

Oakworth 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 now!


OAKWORTH WINNERS AT UAJCA BIG NIGHT

Congratulations go to the following seven Oakworth junior players who all received awards at the recent UAJCA Presentation Night: Lucas Keslinke [u17 Keeping], Jake Keslinke [u13 Batting], Jacob Stephens [u13 Keeping], James Powell [u13 Yorkshire Festival Batting], Charlie Jackson [u13 Yorkshire Festival Bowling], Harry Robinson [u9 Batting] and Haroon Nazam [u9 Bowling].

And finally to top all-rounder Charlie Jackson 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 winners CLICK HERE


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

Oakworth's 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.

The points 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.

Long overdue, its James Powell after 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!



HISTORIC TREBLE

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 Haroon Nazam who took 4 of the Steeton wickets.

The under-13s 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 Jake Keslinke [25] and James Powell [21no].

Finally Bradford & Bingley were contained again by our bowlers at 92 all out. Ellis Marshall was 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 Harry Hollingsworth and Subhaan Ahmed, to 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.