Oakworth Cricket Club

Player Profile

David Greenwood Oakworth C.C. 1957 to 1983

David Greenwood followed in his father, Edwin's footsteps as an Oakworth CC all-rounder. He made his debut aged 14 on 1st June 1957 at Eldwick & Gilstead, scoring 8 runs. His name was made when a score of 65 against Cross Roads was posted and he remains the youngest to score a half-century for Oaks. His batting career spanned 302 innings in 26 seasons. His 2,678 runs is exceeded by only 7 other Oakworth batsmen and his career average is a respectable 10.50. Oxenhope felt the weight of David's batting with a magnificent 74 in 1969. He rubbed a little salt in the wound with 4 for 15 when asked to bowl. The 74 was one of 6 fifties posted by the younger Greenwood.

David was better known as a bowler and 27 times he took five or more wickets for the Oakworth cause. A fabulous 8 for 38 against Morton in 1962 remains his best return. One of David's proudest moments came at rivals Long Lee on 26th May when his bowling brought him six victims for the loss of only 3 runs. His Oakworth career bowling record ranks with most with a wicket every 25 balls and an economy rate of only 49 per 100 balls.

Captaincy was also one of David's skills and he led the side on five occasions in 1967, 1968, 1972, 1975 and 1976. David also captained the Second XI in 1982. When he finally hung up his playing boots in 1985 he took up the Umpiring duties for the First XI to add to his groundsman's work between 1978 and 1984.

In 1977 in his 21st season he was a grateful recipient of a Keighley Cup winners medal at the expense of the Ingrow team, contributing 1 run in the final at Lawkholme Lane.

David Greenwood was honoured by the Club Committee with Life Membership in 1995.  

Oakworth First XI  1957 to 1982, Second XI 1982 to 1983

Keighley Cup winners Medal 1977