[Oakworth CC 1989-1992]


Oakworth Cricket Club was saddened to learn of the death of former Oakworth cricketer Jack Anderson.

Jack, 71, passed away on 5th December having been a diabetes sufferer. He leaves a widow Pat, 4 children and grandchildren, to whom the club sends it's sincere condolences.  He lived locally at Highfield Court, Oakworth for many years and works for Yorkshire Electricity.

After playing cricket at Steeton, Skipton and Keighley all-rounder Jack came to Oakworth CC, relatively late in his career in 1989 at the age of 45 and made his 2nd Xl debut on 13th May 1989 in the Dales  at Upper Wharfedale, when he was run-out for just 6 runs. But it didn't take him long to get fully into his stride as he made a match winning 72no against Long Lee lls only 2 weeks later.

All-in-all Jack shared his appearances at Oakworth equally between first and second Xls making 34 appearances for each team. Later in 1989 Jack went further with 84no against Cowling lls to underline his class despite his advancing cricketting years.

1990 also proved a good year for Jack and on 23rd June he smashed the Gargrave lls attack for a terrific 119 runs with 17 fours and 3 sixes at Wide Lane a few weeks after making his First Xi debut on 27th May. It remained arguably his finest achievement at Oakworth although later in the season in the return match Jack showed his prowess with the ball taking a superb 6-17 in 13 overs.

In 1992 when our 2nd Xi captured the Division Three title, Jack missed out on a medal as he spent the whole season in the First Xl and his 5-51 against Pendle Forest was a real highlight, eclipsing his only 50 against J Nelsons in the Wynn Cup.

For Jack his stay at Oakworth was relatively brief and his final knock came on 12th September 1992 with 10 no against Long Lee.

Goodbye Jack it was good to know you.


Jack Anderson - Batting Career record for Oakworth CC
  years appeared innings no runs 4s 6s highest average
First XI 1990-92 34 25 9 248 26 5 50 15.50
Second XI 1989-92 34 31 7 919 135 10 119 38.29
TOTAL   68 56 16 1167 161 15 119 29.18
Jack Anderson - Bowling Career record for Oakworth CC
  years appeared balls runs wkts best   average
First XI 1990-92 34 1227 658 40 5-51   16.45
Second XI 1989-92 34 1428 676 53 6-17   12.80
TOTAL   68 2655 1334 93 6-17   14.35