Settle Stags and Wharfedale Rams [left] contested the under-9s Soft-Ball Pairs Cup Final in an absorbing Final held at the Grassington ground of Upper Wharfedale. Settle batted first losing 10 wickets having tallied 74 runs with the bat [224-10]. Wharfedale on their own ground found their fortunes rising and falling but eventually rising to 78 for 10 wickets [228-10] and claimed the 6rh Pairs Cup, their fist.

The 2021 under-11 Championship was again organised in two geographical Conferences. The comfortable South Conference winners were Great Horton Church [above] by 9 points whilst in the North it was Settle Stags [below] that edged out Skipton Scorpions on NRR after each posted 28 pints having both lost just 2 matches.

These two faced off at Steeton CC to determine the overall Under-11s CartaSport League Champions . The Bradford-based side emerged the winners having posted 221-7 [77-7] with the Settle innings at 168-9 [40-9] in a Paly-Off dominated by the bowlers.

The first Cup award of the season went to holedrs Great Horton Church CC [above] who retained the Barritt-Stephenson Cup for under-11s in the Final against Skipton and after rain had deferred the match at Settle to be finally held at Oxenhope CC. The Gt Horton boys posted 87-3 in their 20 overs and in a very close finish teh Skipton innings fell agonisingly just 1 runs short. It proved to be the fourth consecutive win in the competition for Gt Horton Church and their fifth win in all and a double for the 2021 season.


Settle [above] were winners of the 2021 u13 North Conference edging out Upper Wharfedale & Skipton on NRR in a 3-way points tie, and they faced Crossflatts [below], the South Conference winners in the Championship Play-Off. Settle emerged the winners  by just 7 runs in ana excellent match to take the Brook Taverner u-13 League Championship for the second time [previously in 2005]

Great Horton Church [above] retained the John Hindle Memorial Cup [20th] for u-13s in fine style. Their opponents in 2021 were Skipton and the final was played at Upper Wharfedale CC. The holders racked up a startling 221-4 in their 30 overs before torrential rain brought proceedings to an end. The match was resumed at Skipton whose reply faded to 57 all out to hand the 20th Cup to Gt Horton Church for a third time in five years.


The single Division under-15s Pro Coach League Championship was also decided on NRR with Settle eclipsing Oakworth. both of which finished on 28 points having each lost just one match. Oakworth defeated Settle but lost a week later to Sutton to produce the nail-biting finish.

Finally Oakworth u-18s claimed the Keighley Cup2000 Committee Championship title in a T20 formatted single Division of just 4 teams, but only on a higher Nett run-rate than Gt Horton Church, heavily weighted by a league record score of 235 b Oakworth against Skipton.


   The Six UAJCA Cricketers of the Year 2021

2021 is the 17th year of these awards to our young players

At u-11 four players produced season-long performances of note, with a haul of 20 wickets pulling Ayan Ahsan [left] [Gt Horton Church] to the lead with Joe Powell, Hamza Mahmood & Elliott Howarth all snapping at his heels.

The top five places in the under-13 Cricketer-of-the-Year category were all team-mates in the UAJCA under-13 Representative team under Robin Youngman and Malcolm Birks direction. The winner by a margin of 8 points was all-rounder and squad team Captain Archie Brooksbank (Crossflatts)

Richard Bradley u-15 [Settle] Cricketer of the Year was awarded the Trophy having racked up 48 points from 142 runs and comfortably the most league wickets [18] ahead of his club-mate runner-up Robbie Pickard. He received


U-18 winner Ellis Marshall of Oakworth was the final winner of the evening, despite a fore-shortened season, his all-round skills helped his team to the Championship and just pip Oakworth team-mate, Bradley by 4 points, to receive the 


Ayan Ahsan (Gt Horton Church u11)

Archie Brooksbank (Crossflatts u13)

Richard Bradley (Settle u15)

Ellis Marshall [Oakworth u18]

The 3rd Young Girl Cricketer of the Year Award was won by Betsy Caton [left] [Settle] by 7 points following an excellent all round season, with 11 wickets and 85 runs, just ahead of newcomer Neve Garbutt of Oakworth, The Girl Cricketer of the Year award went to Freya Craddock [right] [Earby] who has appeared in many lists over recent years and has now reached the highest level and has excelled to the notice of the Regional managers.

Betsy Caton (Settle)   Freya Craddock (Earby)




GOLD - Alfred Walker [Settle] SILVER - Ely Nutter [Earby] BRONZE - Neve Garbutt [right] [Oakworth] with Jess Buxton
GOLD - George Donizetti [Skipton] SILVER - Harry Rutter [Settle] BRONZE - Aadam Bashir [Gt Horton ]

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GOLD - Ralph Bell [Crossflatts] SILVER - Asim Bashir [Gt Horton Church] BRONZE - Charlie Hipgrave [Earby]
YEAR 4 PROGRESS AWARDS unfortunately not present
GOLD - Charlie Chew [Barnoldswick] SILVER Jessica Buxton [Oakworth] BRONZE - Sebastaian Brown [Crossflatts]
GOLD - Eli Kent [Oakworth] SILVER Aadam Rehman [Crossflatts] BRONZE - Dougie Lunn [Crossflatts]
BATTING - John North [Settle] BOWLING - Adam Lovell [Skipton] ALL-ROUNDER - Sebastian Oliver [Skipton]

Under 10s Prize Winners

u10 Development Team Batsman u10 Development Team Bowler u10 Development Team Merit  
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Albie Ellis (Oakworth) Albie Ellis (Oakworth) Elliott Howarth (Steeton)  

Under 11s Prize Winners

    UAJCA u11 Batting  UAJCA u11 Bowling    UAJCA u11 Keeping  UAJCA u11 Fielding

Archie Cox (Steeton) 

 Miles Whitham-Ritchie (Steeton)

Subhaan Ghaffar (Gt Horton Church)  Hamza Mahmood [Gt Horton Church]
u11 Yorkshire Festival Batsman u11 Yorkshire Festival Bowling u11 Lords' Taverner Merit  
James Galley (Settle) Archie Cox (Steeton) Will Oakden (Steeton)  

Under 12s Prize Winners

u12 Development Team Batsman u12 Development Team Bowler u12 Development Team Merit  
Armaan Mahmood (Gt Horton Church) Sam Walker (Settle) Archie Brooksbank (Crossflatts)  

Under 13s Prize Winners

    UAJCA u13 Batting  UAJCA u13 Bowling    UAJCA u13 Keeping  UAJCA u13 Fielding

Harvey Green (Settle) Jensen Dortona [Skipton] Freddie Ward [Earby] Daniel Sergent [absent] Tom Raby, Harvey Green, Archie Brooksbank & Tallah Batth
u13 Yorkshire Festival Batsman u13 Yorkshire Festival Bowler u13 Yorkshire Festival Merit  
Joe Birks (Skipton) Thomas Chapman [Earby] Harvey Green (Settle)  

Under 15s Prize Winners

    UAJCA u15 Batting  UAJCA u15 Bowling    UAJCA u15 Keeping  UAJCA u15 Fielding
unfortunately not present

Henry Meynell (Bradley)

Mustapha Hussain (Gt Horton Ch)

Jacob Stephens [Oakworth]

Nathan Joseph (Steeton)
u15 Yorkshire Festival Batsman u15 Yorkshire Festival Bowler u15 Yorkshire Festival Merit UAJCA u18 Joe Lumb Cup Merit
unfortunately not present
Jake Keslnke (Oakworth) Hammad Hussain (Embsay) Waleed Raja (Oakworth) Jack Luxton [Steeton]

Under 18s Prize Winners

UAJCA u18 Batting  UAJCA u18 Bowling    UAJCA u18 Keeping  UAJCA u18 Fielding

Ben Southern (Skipton)

Ellis Marshall (Oakworth)

Luke Lovell & Will Smith

Jake Keslink & Mohammed Yusuf

      MY unfortunately not present