John Mason 1954-2010

(Oakworth CC 1976-1986)

Oakworth Cricket Club is sad to learn of the death of former Oakworth cricketer John Mason. John, aged just 56, passed away on 8th May and leaves a widow Judy and two children Stuart and Alison.  He lived at Cullingworth and was formerly a PE teacher at Belle Vue School, Bradford and at Colne & Neslon College.

His Oakworth First XI cricketing career began aged 22 on 24th April 1976 in a West Bradford League match against Haworth Methodists, sadly with a debut duck but by only his 14th appearance aged 23 he had scored his first 50 (53) versus Morton. His final First XI appearance came on 31st August 1986 at Thornton-in-Craven when he didn't bat. All in all John made 119 appearances for the First XI, batting average 13.89, his highest score of 81 coming on 21st August 1982 in the Dales at Upper Wharfedale.

Perhaps John's proudest moment came on 17th July 1977 when he appeared and scored 14 in Oakworth's first ever Cup Final winning team in their victory over Ingrow. John is pictured 2nd on the left of the back row next to then club President Edwin Greenwood in the above picture of that winning team.

Oakworth CC officials, committee, players and supporters extend their condolences to Judy, Stuart and Alison in their sad loss.

John Mason - Career record for Oakworth CC
  years appeared innings no runs 4s 6s highest
First XI 1976-86 119 109 12 1347 158 34 81
Second XI 1983-85 8 7 0 73 10 1 40
Cup 1976-83 31 29 3 389 44 11 48
TOTAL   158 145 15 1809 212 46 81