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GIRLS' CRICKET DEVELOPMENT UPDATE

Mark Jobling reports that after just 7 days, fourteen girls have already signed up to attend the Winter Coaching course at Sandylands, as below. That's terrific. There are 32 places and at this rate we may fill them all from UAJCA without having to offer places to others!! Fantastic

#comeonthegirls

WINTER ACADEMY OVERSUBSCRIBED

UAJCA is pleased to report that the popular Winter Academy at South Craven Sports Hall is now fully booked [32 students] with a short-list waiting of 4 further players.  The UAJCA Academy in 2019 is to be held for 10 weeks between Friday 25th January and Friday 5th April [exc Friday 22nd February, half-term].

The course runs from 7pm to 9pm, providing 20 hours of first class training for developing cricketers. Students include those who have played Representative cricket this year and those who have shown high performance levels in UAJCA league competitions. Once again the course will be conducted by Pro Coach Yorkshire Cricket [PCYC].

MORE HONOURS FOR UAJCA PLAYERS

Congratulations to Earby Cricket Club's Adam Hodge who has been named Lancashire Cricket Academy Under 13's Player of the Year at Lancashire Cricket's County Age Group awards presentation which took place in The Point at Emirates Old Trafford on Wednesday evening (21/11/18)

Well done Adam

UAJCA can proudly state it has provided cricket opportunity for the top player in Yorkshire and the best player in Lancashire in the same year!!


 

GIRLS' CRICKET DEVELOPMENT

First of all very many thanks to all parents and girls that turned out last night in awful weather at Sutton-in-Craven CC for the briefing on Girls Cricket in 2019. UAJCA is delighted at the response and is enthused about the chances of success for the initiative. We are of course grateful for the support and input from Mark Jobling and the NYWGCA in establishing their second centre at Skipton.

The principal requirement now is for girls to book a place [max 32] on the winter coaching course by phoning or emailing Mark. The course commences 27th January at Sandylands Sports Centre, Skipton for 10 weeks: January 27, February 3, 10, 17, March 3, 10, 17, 31, April 7, 14. Time: 3:30pm 5:00pm

The second element of League Cricket for Girls will of course unfold in the 2019 season and Manager Neil will be in touch with all of you with the fixtures as soon as they are to hand [likely mid-March]. The option for the girls to play regularly together on Friday evenings at Haworth CC and at other grounds on other days, will significantly expand the volume of the girls' cricket and their development should rocket forwards. I reiterate the intention that Girls will still be able to play in their boys club and where on occasion fixtures clash, the choice of which team to play for, rests entirely with the girls and their parents.

If you require more information please contact Mark Jobling [NY Community Coach][07889-168721] or via m.jobling@yorkshirecb.com

TOP HONOURS FOR UAJCA PLAYERS

UAJCA acclaims the successes of two of its players, who have both been awarded places within the Yorkshire County team structure.

Will Luxton [Steeton CC] [below left] was acclaimed as the Player of the Season by YCCC following his appearance for the North of England at the Bunbury Festival and his earlier century against rivals Lancashire. Will now finds himself a place on the Emerging Player Programme [EPP]

To his right is James Mukherjee [Skipton CC] who now has a place at the Yorkshire Academy following his stint with the EPP and County Age Group appearances in 2018, despite being injured for a while.

We're very proud of you both, lads. We wish you all the best in your quest in higher status cricket. Fly the UAJCA flag!!

   

YCB ANNOUNCE COUNTY AGE GROUP MANGERS FOR 2019

County Age Group managers and coaches have now all been appointed for the 2019 season.

YCB  welcomes the following new faces; Andy ExtonJonathan Sowter & Dan Woods, who replace Phil ChapmanRoy Chapman & David FosterTony Pickersgill also steps down as Lead Bowling Coach after many years of service and will be replaced by current U14 Development Coach Alex Morris. We would like to extend our gratitude to those who have left us & wish them well in the future. 2019 promises to be an exciting time with the new Regional Programme coming into effect.

For the full list of County Age Group managers and coaches, please click HERE.

GIRLS CRICKET DEVELOPMENT UPDATE

UAJCA has announced its alliance with North Yorkshire Women & Girls Cricket Association. The two organisations are combining to offer extensions in commitment to developing girls cricket:

Parents Briefing of full details on Wednesday 28th November at Sutton-in-Craven CC at 7:00pm. Invites sent via email, all welcome.

Winter Girls training course in Skipton Sandylands Sports Centre on Sundays 3:30pm till 5:00pm from January 27th.

Entry of Girls team into U11s South Conference in 2019

2019 Girls Festival to be increased in size

Initial batch of after-school cricket for girls, schools TBC

TOP HONOURS FOR UAJCA PLAYERS

Coming in addition to the earlier report about Joe Birks and Archie Phillipson, YCB now announce that Steeton's Will Luxton is awarded 'Outstanding Player across all age-groups'. His 122 against Lancashire was the u15 Performance of the Year and Will was also named the Batsman of the Year.

Fantastic news for Will, coming after his appearance at the Bunbury for North of England. The accolades are well deserved.

Lachlan Doidge [Bradford & Bingley] is also the u13 All-rounder and Fielder of the Year. Former UAJCA player Kyle Welsh is also in the honours with the u15 Development Batsman of the Year. Very well done to both lads on your performances and bring a little honour to your Upper Airedale roots.

COACH EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY

UAJCA is conscious that our community does not have as many qualified Level 2 coaches as we would like. Concern about insurance cover also focusses the mind! An arrangement has been reached with the Halifax Junior League for UAJCA to have access to places on their course in the new year. We could have as many as 8 places if required. The standard ECB coaching course Fee is 285 and requires attendance at four full [not consecutive] days [weekends].  Depending on numbers, UAJCA will provide assistance with this cost. More information to follow soon......

JOE & ARCHIE TAKE COUNTY AWARDS

Skipton's Joe Birks was this years county under-10 Batting Prize winner after a great season at the top of the order. He was joined by Embsay's Archie Phillipson [right] who shared the under-11 fielding prize for his live-wire work in the field.

 

 

DISTRICT CRICKET BECOMES REGIONAL CRICKET

The 2019 season is to feature four 'Regions' [North, East, South & West] confirming long-circulated rumours of a replacement for 'District' Cricket. YCB is now seeking to recruit four Regional Convenors for a 12-month paid role. Interviews are to be held on 8th November. Anyone interested please note that Applications with CVs are required by 25th October, to be sent to Jack Stockdale at YCB.

WINTER ACADEMY AT SOUTH CRAVEN

If you're keen to enhance your cricket skills or get ready for the 2019 season or perhaps prepare for the District trials in March-April, the UAJCA Winter Elite Academy is made for you if you've reached Yorkshire Festival [Taverner] Standard. It's run by Pro Coach on behalf of UAJCA.

The UAJCA winter Elite Academy in 2019 will be held for 10 weeks between Friday 25th January and Friday 5th April [exc Friday 22nd February, half-term]. The course runs from 7pm to 9pm, providing 20 hours of first class training for developing cricketers. The cost again remains unchanged at 125 per attendee. Prospective students will include those who have played Representative cricket this year and those who have shown high performance levels in UAJCA league competitions.

If you haven't booked yet, there may be still time... Call 01132-033609

GREAT TURNOUT AT UAJCA PRESENTATION NIGHT

Our Annual get-together at the magnificent Malham Suite in the Rendezvous to acclaim all our winners, both team and individual was a huge success with an increased attendance of perhaps 350 players, parents and officials.

 

 

UAJCA was fortunate to have three guests on the night with Sponsor Gareth Wooler [RN Wooler] joined by Mark Arthur [YCCC] and county first-teamer Harry Brook.

To view the full report and photos of the winners CLICK HERE

 

EMBSAY DEFEAT GHC FOR U-11 CHAMPIONSHIP

After the month long wait to complete the u-11 Championship, the play-off took place at Shires Lane, Embsay. The home side emerged the winners by 21 runs in a low scoring game. Embsay 231-6, GHC 210-5. Embsay were led by Archie Phillipson with 20 and GHC responded with 20 from Hamza Saeed but the Embsay had greater depth of batting on the night. Adam Harding and Leighton Meeking each reached 10 as the principal back-up. The bowlers were led by Sam Bland 2-4 and Jacob Ratcliffe 2-5 whilst Meeking had 1-10. The GHC wicket-takers each took 1 scalp.

Congratulations to Embsay! Both teams will receive their well-earned trophies at the Rendezvous on 14th September.


MORE HONOUR FOR WILL

UAJCA is advised that Steeton CC and UAJCA player Will Luxton has been invited to play in the 'Best of Bunbury' tournament at Loughborough on Monday & Tuesday. This follows his excellent showings for the North of England at the recent Bunbury Festival. Well done indeed Will, at last getting your just recognition. #reachforthestars

GIRLS CRICKET IN UAJCA COMES OF AGE

Twenty-One young ladies turned out at a sunny if cool Skipton CC for a first ever Girls Festival in Upper Airedale. It was a great result as the girls played out 3 matches in 3 teams: The Dallas, The Diamonds and the New Yorkers. 10 under-13s and 11 under-9s thoroughly enjoyed their cricket experiences playing with each other rather than battling with boys. Some had not played at all before. The team competition was won by the New Yorkers with the Silver Medals going to the Diamonds with the Dallas team taking Bronze. The managers determined that the u-13 girl of the Festival was Hema Bhatoa and the under-9 award should go to Jessica Clemson-Banks. Both girls will be invited to the UAJCA Presentation Night on Friday 14th September in the prestigious Malham Suite at the Rendezvous Hotel [7:30pm].

The parents were very supportive and showed enthusiasm to the experiment further and build on Neil Bishop's efforts thus far in developing girls team cricket. UAJCA Executive will now plan for a next phase of development during 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EARBY u-13s EDGE OUT STEETON WITH WIN AT SUTTON

The tense and close run-in to the 2018 under-13s BROOK TAVERNER Championship has now drawn to a conclusion with Earby's emphatic 10-wicket win at Sutton drawing them level with Steeton on 30 points. The run-rate position is such that EARBY are declared the 2018 Champions.

SKIPTON RETAIN u17 CHAMPIONSHIP

Skipton CC have retained the Keighley Cup2000 League Championship for a third consecutive year. They did so without taking the field as nearest challengers Crossflatts conceded their scheduled fixture on 9th July. Congratulations to the Skipton squad and management.

SKIPTON RETAIN WILLIAM SPENCER CUP

 

 

 

 

The 'big lads' Cup, The Spencer memorial Cup was contested by Aire-Wharfe rivals Skipton and Steeton, who batted first. By the 7th over, amazingly former Skipton player Elliot Wilson had retired on 50 from a team total of 59. It was a stunning knock with his Viking bat! Sadly his team-mates couldn't provide major support after a slip cost Harris Rowlett a run-out. The Steeton total was curtailed at 105 after 30 overs. Bradley Gardner had been their nemesis with 4-11. The Skipton side though lost opener Jo Holderness for a duck to set them back on their heels at the start. Skipton had enough fire-power in hand with James Mukherjee leading the batsmen to the target with just 3 wickets lost. The Umpires awarded the Man-of-the-match jointly to both Gardner and Wilson.

A THIRD HINDLE CUP FOR OAKWORTH

Earby were hoping to add to their under-9 success and faced joint leaders Oakworth at hot high noon  in the second final of the day. A 22 run opening stand augured well for the loss of Ben Slade [10]. The key wicket of county player Adam Hodge [8] dismissed by a superb delivery from Jacob Davies, evened up that start at 31-2. Leo Garner fell at 42-3 and from there the Oakworth spin brigade took charge. Skipper Charlie Raby [2-8]  led the way with 1 wicket each for Charlie Jackson and Elis Jones. Seamer Davies added a second and there were wickets for Henry Meynell and Stan Lloyd as only Earby skipper Lucas Robinson was able to resist for long. He in fact retired with a patient well-crafted 30 to his name. The Earby total finally rested at 77-9, the last 6 wickets falling for just 35. But if Oakworth thought they were in for an easy ride, Earby had a superb start to reduce those to high concern. Jacob Stephens was dismissed first ball [for the second time in consecutive finals], James Powell was bowled and Jake Keslinke was caught all in the first two overs! And when Adam Hodge claimed his 3rd wicket [Davies] for a duck the Oakworth score stood at 7 for 4. The rebuild began with Charlie Jackson and Henry Meynell and their concentration carried Oakworth to 37-5 when Charlie was bowled for 10. Oakworth skipper Charlie Raby joined Meynell and they rotated the strike superbly to steadily climb towards the target. Henry retired with the winning line in sight for a magnificent 31. Raby [16] and Jones [2] crossed the line at 81-5 in the 20th over. So Oakworth collected their 3rd Hindle Cup [previous wins in 2008 & 2016], Henry Meynell was acclaimed a popular winner of the Man-of-the-Match.

EARBY u9s PAIRS CUP WINNERS

 

 

 

 

The second GRAND FINALS DAY on 1st July at Skipton Cricket Club  was initiated with a fine match between Earby and Skipton. For Earby the final pair added 33 but Ben Jolly lost his wicket twice as Earby totalled 266-7 [Net 101]. Alex Hall was outstanding with 22 runs, whilst for Skipton Elspeth Protheroe, Noah Kennedy and Charlie Price each collected 2 wickets. The Skipton batsmen worked hard but couldn't match the Earby final pair and ended their gallant innings on 230-6 [Net 60], 36 runs adrift. Earby had won the third Pairs Cup following the previous winners Skipton [2016] and Settle [2017]. Wicket-keeper Freddie Ward was a worthy winner of the Man-of-the-Match f0r his 4 catches

STEETON WINNERS OF RALEIGH HARGREAVES CUP

Will & Jack Luxton sees Steeton to 9 wicket win over Skipton in Raleigh Hargreaves Cup Final. Their last win in this competition was in 2001. Scores Skipton 117 all out [Will Smith 31], Steeton 121-1 [Will Luxton 42no, Jack Luxton 28no]

GT HORTON CHURCH TAKE BARRITT-STEPHENSON CUP

Great Horton Church 116 [Mustapha Hussain 20, Hamza Saeed 20, Abdullah Hussain 20], Steeton 86 [Caleb Gledhill 22, Nathan Joseph 20]; their second win [previous 2015]

FIRST GRAND FINAL DAY STEETON CC 24 JUNE

The season's first GRAND FINALS DAY is upon us at Steeton Cricket Club on Sunday 24th June. The morning fare is the Barritt-Stephenson Cup Final [20 overs] for under-11s at 10:00am. This year the finalists will be Steeton and Great Horton Church. Good luck to both teams. In the afternoon at 2:00pm UAJCA stages The Raleigh Hargreaves Cup Final [30 overs] for under-15s between Steeton and Skipton, an Aire-Wharfe derby Final!

THE BLACK RAT INFESTIVAL for 2018 was greeted with cloudy, cool overcast conditions but which warmed up later and then cooled again but thankfully with no rain. The under-13s competition embodied a new format for 7 teams, playing each other once, so six fixtures each brought a punishing schedule!! At under-11 the format was as in previous years of two groups of 5 teams [4 fixtures each] with group winners contesting a final. Finally at under-9 we had again two groups but each of 4 teams.

Under-9s

The Trent Bridge pitch featured The two Worth Valley teams from Oakworth and Oxenhope along with Skipton and Lowerhouse. The first three each claimed 2 wins with Lowerhouse losing all 3 fixtures. A thee-way bowl proved exciting for players and spectators with Oxenhope claiming overall 1st place in the group. Oakworth took second place thanks to a strike from Phoebe Raby. On the Edgbaston pitch Earby, Steeton & Wharfedale were joined by last year's winners Bilton. Clear winners were again Bilton with Earby in second place. So the semi-final line up proved to be Oxenhope vs Earby and Oakworth vs Bilton. Both Worth Valley teams came through to meet in the Final. Oakworth had defeated Oxenhope in their group match and so started favourites and so it proved with some lusty hitting from openers Joe Powell and Ollie Thompson providing a hurdle Oxenhope couldn't overturn. So Oakworth took their 2nd under-9s Cup, having won their first in 2014.

Under-11s

The Headingley pitch hosted locals Earby Wharfedale & Steeton as well as guests Lowerhouse & Bilton. With 4 fixtures we found 3 teams ended with 1 defeat and 3 wins so a second bowl-out was required. Steeton were the first to be eliminated with a real ding-dong stump-hitting spell from both visitors. Bilton emerged the winners to go into the Final. Over at Old Trafford First time entrants Riddlesden were listed with Skipton, Embsay, Oakworth and our Lincolnshire friends First Cricket. First Cricket looked to be heading for a Final place with 3 consecutive wins, whilst Embsay picked up their second with victory over Riddlesden. If Embsay could defeat First Cricket, the same two teams would also require a bowl-off to determine the Finalists. And so amazingly that's how it worked out!! Their bowl off was also tension-packed and went to First Cricket, who reached their second Festival Final in 3 years. First Cricket met Bilton in the Final and went on to claim their first Festival Cup at the third attempt.

Under-13s

The new format of 6 matches proved a hit with the destination of the Cup decided by the last match. The early pace-setters were Oakworth and Lowerhouse with Steeton and Earby snapping at their heels. A surprise upset for hosts Skipton came from Oakworth 'B' but Oakworth 'A' encountered strong resistance from Steeton, who edged a 1-run win to dent the Worth Valley hopes. Lowerhouse continued serenely to 5-0 record with Oakworth standing 4-1. The pair met in a final pulsating group match. If Oakworth could win they would force a fourth bowl-off for the day, otherwise Lowerhosue would be unbeaten winners. What a final match! Lowerhouse scored 46 in their five overs, possibly under-par in the face of excellent bowling from Oakworth. Oakworth batsmen punished some wayward bowling and raced to victory with an over to spare. The bowl out was as scintillating as could be expected. Several bowlers missed by fractions but Lowerhouse took the early lead only to be clawed back By Oakworth on two occasions. The sudden-death format sorted the winners which proved to be Oakworth with a fifth strike in the event from Charlie Jackson. So Oakworth completed a Festival-day double with skipper Charlie Raby lifting the Cup, to leave a disappointed Lowerhouse runners-up for a second successive year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OAKWORTH BOWLERS SET UP CHAMPIONSHIP WIN

A first class fielding and bowling display from Oakworth u15s restricted the defending Champions Skipton batting effort, having leading batsmen Will Smith and Lewis Gardner both out early.  Ben Southern [24] did his best to rescue the innings and Peter Fishpool [24no] also contributed well but only 3 extras were gifted by Oakworth to demonstrate the accuracy of their bowling attack. Ellis Marshall made the breakthrough and there were wickets for Uwais Ali Khan, Shiv Bhatoa and Bilaal Khan. Skipton tallied just 69-4 in their 20 0vers, well shackled by the Oakworth fielders and bowlers.

A Steady start to the Oakworth batting was their response to the early loss of Bradley Powell [4] but from 7-1 it was always a battle for the Skipton bowlers, one they failed to win. Opener Shiv Bhatoa cruised to a well-crafted 35no [5 x 4s] and Bilaal Khan 22no proved an able ally. The winning run fittingly came from Oakworth skipper Lucas Keslinke in 12.5 overs at 70-1.

So Oakworth are the 2018 Pro Coach League Champions, to add to their wins in 2010 and 2012.

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Age

Skill

Winner

u17

League Batting

Matthew Swallow
u17 Joe Lumb batter James Robinson

u17

League Bowling

Bradley Gardner
u17 Joe Lumb bowler Harris Rowlett

u17

League Fielding

shared by 3

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League Keeping

Lucas Keslinke
u17 Joe Lumb Merit Joe Holderness

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Cricketer of the Year

Matthew Swallow

u15

League Batting

Matthew Swallow

u15

Festival batter

Jack Luxton

u15

League Bowling

Finlay Brown

u15

Festival bowler

Usman Riaz

u15

League Fielding

Thomas Vernon

u15

League Keeping

Ben Walker

u15

Festival Merit

Lucas Keslinke

u15

Cricketer of the Year

Ben Southern

u13

League Batting

Jake Keslinke

u13

Festival batter

Khunais Zaman

u13

League Bowling

Elis Jones

u13

Festival bowler

Ishaan Khullar

u13

League Fielding

Ben Slade

u13

League Keeping

Max Hibbert

u13

Festival Merit

Mohammed Yusuf

u12

Development batter

James Powell

u12

Development bowler

Henry Meynell

u12

Development Merit

Elis Jones

u13

Cricketer of the Year

Lucas Robinson

u11

League Batting

Hamza Saeed

u11

Festival batter

Hamza Saeed

u11

League Bowling

Ben Jolly

u11

Festival bowler

Jack Caton

u11

League Fielding

Mohammed Issa

u11

League Keeping

N/A

u11

Festival Merit

Max Williams
u10 Development batter Joe Birks
u10 Development bowler Thomas Chapman
u10 Development Merit Rhys Mazey

u11

Cricketer of the Year

Moeed Shafiq
Girls Festival best Hema Bhatoa
Girls Festival young Jessica Clemson-Banks
Girls Young Cricketer of the Year Ava Craddock

Girls

Cricketer of the Year

Hema Bhatoa
u9 League Batting Oliver Bija
u9 League Bowling Jack Richmond
u9A Festival Batting Sam Stoneman
u9A Festival Bowling Charlie Price
u9A Festival Merit Ryan Lee
u9B Development Batting Freya Craddock
u9B Development Bowling Freya Craddock
u9B Development Merit Oliver Bija
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Champions SKIPTON
2018 PRO COACH ACADEMY LEAGUE (u15)
Champions OAKWORTH
Conference Trophy [N] Skipton
Conference Trophy [S] Oakworth
2018 BROOK TAVERNER LEAGUE (u13)
Champions EARBY
2018 CARTASPORT LEAGUE (u11)
Champions EMBSAY
Conference Trophy [N] Embsay
Conference Trophy [S] Gt Horton Church
2018 UNDER 9s LEAGUE (u9)
Champions EARBY
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William Spencer Cup SKIPTON u17
Raleigh Hargreaves Cup  STEETON u15
John Hindle Cup  OAKWORTH u13
Barritt-Stephenson Cup Gt HORTON CH u11
Pairs Cup EARBY u9
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