SENIOR CLUB NEWS
MOVING TO STEP FOUR
OAKWORTH AGM POSTPONED
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
JUNIOR WINTER TRAINING
OAKWORTH NON-STOP CRICKET
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.