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HARROGATE T20 BECKONS HOLDERS UAJCA

UAJCA under-12 s will be defending their hard won [in 2018] T20 Festival trophy at the prestigious Harrogate Cricket Club on Sunday 25th August. The tournament will feature Nidderdale, Cleveland and Scarborough teams all vying to get their hands on our trophy. The tournament starts at 11:30am [players meet 10:30]. There will be a barbecue, live music and of course the bar will be open. An event not to miss.


UAJCA under-10s IN NEW 100-BALL TOURNAMENT

UAJCA under-10s team manager Mark Stoneman has been working hard with Brian Summerson [Nidderdale] and they have now arranged a new 100-ball tournament for four representative teams. It will take place on Sunday 1st September at the picturesque Studley Royal CC and will feature teams from UAJCA, Nidderdale, Huddersfield and Halifax. Two matches will take place simultaneously as the large ground has two pitches, so each team will play 3 matches. Timings of matches are still to be confirmed but this exciting new event will new rules with spectators able to enjoy a BBQ,  teas, refreshments and the bar will be open all day.

The new rules feature:

  • 100 balls per innings;

  • A change of ends for fielders after 10 balls (and 20, 30 etc).

  • Batters change ends after 5 balls (and 15, 25, etc).

  • Bowlers deliver either five or 10 consecutive balls.

  • Each bowler can deliver a maximum of 20 balls per game.

  • If a bowler delivers a no-ball by overstepping the crease, it costs 1 run and the next delivery is designated a "free-hit". In this circumstance the batsman can only be dismissed through a run out, hitting the ball twice or obstructing the field.

  • Each bowling side gets a strategic timeout of up to two minutes.


UAJCA under-15s TAKE THIRD WIN

UAJCA under-15s, having defeated Nidderdale by 16 runs on Monday, claimed a resounding third group win at Wetherby. For the first time ever UAJCA u15s have reached the semi-finals - report see under-15s page.....


UAJCA under-10s REACH K3 CUP FINAL

UAJCA under-10s have reached our first K3 Dental Cup Final with a 7-run victory over Nidderdale in the semi-final at Wilsden CC.  See under-10s page...


UAJCA u13s BOW OUT OF FESTIVAL

This year's u13 team recovered well from having to concede their fixture with Aire-Wharfe as many players were unavailable due to a school trip. They pulled off a first ever win over the Heavy Woollen District, which embraces many Premier League clubs.

At Ossett CC they came away with a 21 run victory. In a low scoring game, skipper James Powell led from the front with 23 and had great backing from Charlie Jackson [21] and Jacob Stephens [18] in a modest total of 112 all out in 31.3 overs. With the ball James again excelled taking 2-8 in 7 very tidy overs. Club team-mates Jake Keslinke [2-9] and Stan Lloyd [2-10] piled on the pressure and had the home side at 57-7. Number 9 Appleyard hit out for 23 but was bowled by Jake and they ended at 91 all out.

The next match was at sunny Sutton-in-Craven and UAJCA hosted Scarborough and scraped a narrow win by 1 wicket. Scarborough won the toss and elected to bat but soon lost both openers to Max Seddon [Settle], both bowled. Jake Keslinke was in fine bowling form claiming 3 wickets for just 9 runs. Scarborough tallied 124 with 36 coming from no 5, Toby Jones. With the bat UAJCA started well with skipper James Powell looking dominant but after his departure for 25, the wheels came off a little and UAJCA found themselves at 63-5. Oakworth duo Jacob Davies [14] and Elis Jones [35no] stabilised the ship and propelled us towards the finishing line. 3 wickets fell and Elis was left to shepherd no 11 Waleed Raja. He hit successive fours to take us over the line, with another 9.26 points in the bag.

The final match was played in the knowledge we couldn't reach the semi-finals even with a 10 point win.  With rain threatening all around, UAJCA batted first at Skipton CC against Hambleton District and an early batting collapse saw the team at 23-5. Number 6 Henry Meynell found the gaps and rescued the innings with a first class 35no with great help from no 11 Greg Riddiough who scored  a very sound 12.  Our 88 all out score looked decidedly vulnerable but an opening phase saw UAJCA bowlers taking 5 Hambleton wickets to have them at 42-5. Leggie Charlie Jackson picked up 3 wickets whilst the pace-men kept the batsmen quiet. All that is except Jake Percival who put bat to ball and whacked a rapid 40 not out to carry his team to 89-5. So we concluded the tournament with 2 wins and 2 losses but in contention throughout.

Now over to the under-15s who won their first match at Sheffield and currently top the group. The next match is on Monday 5th August at Earby CC [11:00am]. Everyone welcome!


20TH SEPTEMBER DATE FOR UAJCA PRESENTATION NIGHT

The fabulous Malham Suite at the Rendezvous Hotel, Skipton will again be the venue for the 2019 UAJCA Annual Presentation Night. This year it will be on Friday 20th SEPTEMBER at 7:30pm [prompt].  The guests of honour will be announced soon. All Championship teams, Cup winners with all League and Representative skill prize winners are invited to attend. Emails will shortly advise Club Representatives of all winners. As usual the identities of the six CRICKETERS OF THE YEAR will be a closely guarded secret until the Night.

Remember the Malham Suite can accommodate everyone, there is seating for up to 500 if we wish.


TREBLE FOR OAKWORTH u-13s

A much superior run-rate for Oakworth [24.81] kept them ahead of rivals Earby [8.96] in the 2019 Brook Taverner u-13 Championship when they both finished their programmes with 28 points. Earby had won their league encounter in early June, but later lost to Bradley to hand the initiative back to Oakworth, which they grasped with both hands. They rattled up the season's highest score of 154-2 in their final match to claim the 2019 Treble, having already won the Hindle Cup Final against Gt Horton Church and the Festival u-13 Cup against Skipton. It is their fifth Brook Taverner Championship.

Congratulations go to Club Rep and Team Manager at Oakworth, Andrew Keslinke, along with his treble-winning players, emulating their predecessors of 2008.


GREAT HORTON CHURCH  u-15s CHAMPIONS

The under-15s programme has been somewhat dis-jointed but Great Horton Church have emerged winners of their first standard cricket UAJCA Championship.  Bradford & Bingley are confirmed as runners-up. GHC concluded their season with 28 points from their 12 fixtures, in which they have remained unbeaten.

Congratulations to Taj, Shiv and Adnaan, and all the players.


STEETON u-17s EDGE OUT OAKWORTH

The 2019 under-17 Championship has been won by Steeton on run-rate from early leaders Oakworth. Jack Luxton led the  Summerhill boys with 52no in their chase to 116 to overtake the 115 all out by Great Horton Church in their final match. Earlier Will Smith [3-12] and Ewan Johnston [3-20] had kept the Bradford side quiet with top scorer Fehzan Khan scoring 24. The win takes Steeton to 21 points from their 8 matches, the same as Oakworth, but the run-rates were heavily in favour of Steeton: 18.99 vs 6.39.

Oakworth managed a 6-wicket win in their last match at Skipton [Ben Walker 49no] in which again u-11 Tom Raby again shone with 2-7, backing up Joe Hall's 2-11. Jodi Town-Jones finished the job with 29no and Oakworth finished in second place.

Congratulations to Club Rep Oliver Gledhill and u17 Captain Harris Rowlett and all at Steeton CC, which adds its name to the premier UAJCA Championship Trophy for the first time since 2008, but for the eleventh time since inception in 1954, 65 years ago.


UAJCA FESTIVAL SUCCESSES

The 2019 UAJCA representative sides had a wonderful day on Sunday 21st July in the Yorkshire Junior Cricket Festival.

The under-13s team travelled to Ossett CC to take on Heavy Woollen District and came away with a 21 run victory. In a low scoring game, skipper James Powell led from the front with 23 and had great backing from Charlie Jackson [21] and Jacob Stephens [18] in a modest total of 112 all out in 31.3 overs. With the ball James again excelled taking 2-8 in 7 very tidy overs. Club team-mates Jake Keslinke [2-9] and Stan Lloyd [2-10] piled on the pressure and had the home side at 57-7. Number 9 Appleyard hit out for 23 but was bowled by Jake and they ended at 91 all out. Having had to concede to Aire-Wharfe last week, this was a great result and we look forward to next Friday when we take on Scarborough at Sutton-in-Craven.

Under-15 Manager Adnaan Shafique took a makeshift team to Bradfield CC and also came away with a win. Also batting first, skipper Jack Luxton also produced a Captain''s innings with 51. At number 7 Mohammed Yusuf chipped in 35 not out with keeper Ibrahim Butt also adding 29.  Our bowlers did a grand job in containing the Sheffield batsmen at 153-9 with 2 wickets each for Jack, club-mate Johnny Atherton and Oakworth leggie Subhaan Ahmed. The next match is on August 5th at Earby CC vs the Nidderdale League.


SUPER SUNDAY BLESSED WITH GOOD WEATHER AND WINS

7th July was the day seven UAJCA teams took to the field. It was a lovely hot day and our boys picked up some good wins on the day. Pride of place perhaps goes to the Joe Lumb team who recovered from 143-9 to 235 all out thanks to a last wicket stand of 92 from Ollie Bishop [Bradford & Bingley] and Usman Riaz [Great Horton Church]. The aggressor proved to be swing bowler Ollie who turned his bat to the cause amassing a match-winning 60. Usman played his part rotating the strike with 15 not out. This came after late order contributions from Oakworth's Lucas Keslinke [26] and Earby's Nathan Hodge [25]. The bowlers finished the job in style, bowling out Doncaster for 196. There was 3 wickets each for Tom Starkey [Olicanians] and skipper Harris Rowlett [Steeton].

Also our under-11 bowlers were on top form at Oxenhope CC in the Yorkshire Festival against Pontefract. The Straw Race didn't interfere with the attack which featured the Crossflatts duo of Harry Hinchcliffe [3-8] and Rhys Mazey [3-12]. They were well backed by leftie Tom Raby [Oakworth] with 2-2 and skipper Tom Chapman [Earby] with 2-9. Result that Pontefract were all out for 38 in just 19 overs. But it wasn't totally plain sailing as the visitors' Jacob Ellam hit back with a stunning 5-16 in 4 overs to have our batsmen wobbling before scraping over the line with 7 down, led by Charlie Goulty [Skipton] with 8 not out.

The under-12s took on the might of Cumbria at the picturesque Dales venue of Ingleton CC and emerged the victors by 3 runs after recovering from 13-2. Withe two debutants Nathan Joseph [Steeton] and Finley Petrucci [Bradley], batting first, skipper Hamza Saeed [GHC] led from the front with 38 not out with Leighton Meeking [Embsay] 17 not out, a telling factor at number 8. The total of 125-7 looked vulnerable and Cumbria number 3 Akshay Ram-Dharmarean set their tone with 30 before Will Lampkin [Bradley] rattled his stumps. At 88-7 Cumbria seemed unlikely winners but the tail wagged well and UAJCA was just 3 ahead when Moeed Shafiq [Skipton] took their final wicket. Close exciting game and its possible we may have re-match further South later this summer.

At Haworth, the under-10s took on a strong Huddersfield team and performed well. The bowlers were led by Charlie Price [Skipton] with 2-15 in a 10-man attack. Huddersfield tallied 132-7 with 3 of their batsmen retiring.  Our loss of two early wickets didn't phase the middle order with Sam Stoneman [Sutton] 28 and Tom Mountain [Embsay] 29 both also retiring. But with four of our batsmen run out, the pressure proved a little too much and we finally fell short by 20 runs at 112-8.

Down at Crossflatts, 16 young under-9s represented UAJCA in a mini-tournament against Nidderdale, who won three of the four matches, the UAJCA Blue team smartly winning their second match. The opportunity to gain yet more hard-ball experience for the boys was the principal objective and our Reds and Blues did just that with 5 new players added to the squad to cover for holidays and Regional representations. Well done to those five debutants; Rory Squires [Harden], Frank Binns [Wharfedale], Haroon Nazam [Oakworth], Elliot Haworth [Steeton] and Oliver Noble [Harden].


LONG OVERDUE, JAMES MAKES COUNTY SQUAD

UAJCA is very proud to announce another one of its quality players has been selected for the County squad. Long overdue, its James Powell from Oakworth CC. After some scintillating performances for and against Regional sides and Durham County, James has finally been welcomed into the White Rose under-13s set-up. This weekend he rattled off 98 not out for West Yorkshire against South Yorkshire.

Well done James, it now gets tougher but lets see you follow in the recent footsteps of Will Luxton, and James Mukherjee.

 


CRICKETERS FAREWELL TO LEN

Nab Wood Crematorium was awash with cricketers and former cricketers to say farewell to Len Falkingham. Len [89] passed away at his home of two years at Thompson Court recently. UAJCA offers its sincere condolences to his extended family. His grandsons gave the eulogy for a grandfather who had dedicated his long life to the game of cricket and in particular to his beloved Harden Cricket Club.

His son Mark and two grandsons Martin and Richard had been joined at the  club by Len's great-grandson Alfie who is now making his career at the Cuckoos Nest in the Harden under-11s.

Len had been President of the club for 52 years and was until recently an active member of  the Keighley Cup Committee, sponsors of UAJCA under-17s League.

Farewell Len... you'll be missed


WEST U10s WIN T20

UAJCA boys Archie Ward [Crossflatts], Sam Stoneman [Sutton] and Ed Fordham [Oxenhope] all represented West Yorkshire at Castleford CC in a T20 Regional Phase 2 match on 3rd July and went on to win the competition!!!

First match result YCB South 59 all out [Archie 2-10] vs YCB West 87-5 [Archie 16no] . In the Final, YCB West restricted YCB East & Central to 79-4 and then scored 80-5 [Archie 3no]. In both matches Sam and Eddie did not bat but both bowled in the Final without taking a wicket.

Playing for North Yorkshire in the T20 was under-9 Joe Powell [Oakworth], pictured right.

Well done indeed boys. Keep working hard!!


HISTORIC TREBLE FOR OAKWORTH

Steeton u-9s, Great Horton Church u-13s and Bradford & Bingley u17s all played and succumbed to their Oakworth equivalents at the second Grand Finals day at Skipton CC. The three Oakworth teams had all reached the Finals and all three emerged winners on 30th June. First up, the under-9s Final had Steeton posting 231-13, a real score of 96-13 as their batsmen picked up the runs at the expense of their wickets. Oakworth's batsmen were more circumspect and lost just 4 wickets and picked up 243-4 [real 63-4] to capture the Pairs Cup for their first time by 12 runs. Man-of-the-match was Oakworth's Haroon Nazam who took 4 of the Steeton wickets.

The under-13s Final was eagerly awaited and again Oakworth batted second. Great Horton Church were limited to 72 all out by some excellent Oakworth bowling from Stan Lloyd and Elis Jones, who each picked up 3 scalps. Top batsman for the Bradford side was UAJCA Taverner's u12 captain Hamza Saeed with 28. Joint men of the match were Jake Keslinke and James Powell [both Oakworth].

Finally Bradford & Bingley were contained again by Oakworth bowlers at 92 all out. Ellis Marshall was the pick of the Oakworth attack with 3-7 from 5 overs. Oakworth reached 50-1 and looked to be cruising towards a third victory but the Bees still had a sting in their tail and they hit back to get Oakworth at 78-8. The Bingley attack found its range and Reece Cockshott's 6-31 led them closer. Oakworth did though run out winners at 93-8 to achieve the historic treble, ie the first club to win 3 Cup Finals in the same year. Reece Cockshott was awarded the Man-of-the match for his superb bowling.


STEETON ALSO WIN RETENTION OF RALEIGH HARGREAVES CUP for u-15s

Great Horton Church under-15s batted first in the Hargreaves Cup Final and after reaching 20-0 found the Steeton bowling on top form. Only skipper Saqif Ali got to grips with the Steeton attack, and he retired at 41. GHC were dismissed for just 67. Steeton top bowlers were Jack Luxton, Charlie Raby and Johnny Atherton. Steeton knocked off the runs with 2 wickets down in good time to retain the trophy they won in 2018.


GHCCC u-11s RETAIN BARRITT-STEPHENSON CUP

On Sunday 23rd June Great Horton Church under-11s retained the Barritt-Stephenson Cup with a 4-wicket win against Crossflatts u-11s. The Final was a terrific match with GHC always ahead of the game but with a spirited fight-back from the Bingley boys a really great Final was achieved. The 72 posting by the 'Flatts was arguably 15 runs light and so it proved, but with 3 wickets in two overs the Crossflatts fielders and bowlers really excelled. The lower order GHC batsmen though had enough left in the tank to see them over the line with 16 overs completed. Man-of-the match went to popular winner in Abdullah Hussain.

To Wilsden CC must go huge thanks for some superb wicket preparation by Ray Graham and to Mark Humphreys and his team for excellent work in the kitchen. Thanks also to the Umpires: Nigel Hodge [Earby] & John Chapman [Steeton]


INFESTATION SPREADS

On Sunday 16th June we have to report hundreds of people infected by the Black Rat infestation at Sandylands Skipton. They were all displaying symptoms of extreme enjoyment at the days non-stop cricket. An estimated 700 attended the 14th Festival after a Saturday of heavy rain, when many might have thought a cancellation was certain. But what a surprise as the weather relented. But UAJCA needs to thank the fantastic Skipton back-room team whose efforts in preparation were just fantastic. The provision of food and drink was first class with a wide range of foods available. UAJCA has never seen so many raffle prizes and its hoped all the alcohol was taken with moderataion! Over 200 was raised for the Association funds.. many thanks folks.

The stars of the show were of course the young cricketers, over 200 of them, who found the strategies of 6-aside cricket a welcome change from league action. The cricket was fabulous with the top score of the day, an amazing 72 with one individual actually reaching a 50 in another match!

Congratulations to the three winning teams, to Earby under-9s and Skipton under-11s who each won their competitions for the first time; and to Oakworth under-13s who retained their Cup from 2018, a third win in four years.

UAJCA can't wait till 2020


LACHLAN MAKES u14 COUNTY SQUAD

All the County Age Group teams [from u10 through to u15] have now been announced by YCB [see website]. Lachlan Doidge of Bradford & Bingley has been selected for the County under-14s squad as announced by YCB. Congratulations Lachlan and good luck.

Club-mate Elliot Robinson is also in the u-13 Development squad. Well done Elliot.

Since the reduction in number of Regional teams from 6 to 4, UAJCA has seen its representation decrease substantially thus far. Archie Phillipson [Embsay], Joe Birks [Skipton], Lachlan and Elliot are our successes this year. However, Phase 2 of the new system unfolds soon and perhaps more of our players might make the cut. Come on boys, fly the flag.


WHITE ROSE FOR JOE

Skipton's Joe Birks has represented North Yorkshire in 2018 and 2019. And now he has been selected for one of the two Yorkshire under-11s teams, The Tykes and The Phoenix. Joe is play for the Phoenix and he will face the Tykes on Monday 17th June. Good luck Joe!


'A' FOR ARCHIE

Farther Richard has informed UAJCA that u-12s Captain Archie Phillipson [Embsay CC] has been selected for the Yorkshire County 'A' squad. Fantastically well done Archie, the hard work continues!


RAIN WIPES OUT u-10 & u-13 REP MATCHES

The heavy drizzle-rain has wiped out planned Rep fixtures at Scholes [u10] and Harrogate [u13] today 26th May. A competition match at Giggleswick School between UAJCA and Suffolk [no Cumbria] is expected to go ahead with a delayed start [as at 10:30am]


UAJCA BOYS IN THE RUNS

UAJCA under-11 Joe Birks [Skipton] again opened the batting for North Yorkshire vs Central & East at Snainton CC. He scored a solid 43 as opener as his side chased 161-8 but finished on 121-9, despite Joe's 43 from 99 balls and 33 Extras. No-one else scored double figures.

Pocket rocket Archie Phillipson [Embsay] rattled off a terrific not out century [101] from 113 balls. He picked off 17 fours leading his team to 212-5 vs South Yorkshire. A match the North won by 88 runs.

Cracking form boys..... #Flyinghigh


UAJCA BOYS IN BRADFORD INTER-CITIES CUP SQUAD 

Community Inclusion Activator Shiv Krishan advises that the following boys have been selected for the Bradford team to play in the Inter-Cities tournament: Joe Holderness [Skipton], Shiv Bhatoa [Oakworth], Saqif Ali [GHC], Harry Hollingsworth [Oakworth], Bilaal Khan [Oakworth], Saad Shafique [GHC] and Ibrahim Butt [GHC].

Well done lads #keep the flag flying


GOODBYE TO DAVID

UAJCA is advised and sad to relate that former Joe Lumb Team Manager David Birks has passed away. Please see the moving tribute to David from the Craven Herald. Please CLICK HERE.

CONONLEY WITHDRAWAL

Sadly UAJCA has been advised by Club Rep Andy Starkey that Cononley CC are unable to consistently raise a team for their under-13s team this season. Accordingly Cononley have withdrawn from UAJCA for 2019. We sincerely hope they can return to the fold as soon as possible.

All fixtures with Cononley u13s are null and void and no replacements will be made. U13 teams will now have 11 fixtures per team.


NEW ENTRANTS MAKE BOW

New under-9s team Harden Cuckoos report everyone enjoyed their debuts in UAJCA despite a 22 run defeat to reigning Champions Earby Clarets. The Bingley side had some excellent performances with Abigail Dunwell and Rory Squires each taking home 3-14 from their bowling. Freddie Padgett top-scored for Harden with 12 runs. For Earby, Ava Craddock matched the Harden top bowlers whilst Seth Rawlinson grabbed 19 runs but was out once.

The other new entrants were UAJCA Girls team who took on Oakworth u11s at Haworth in front of a decent crowd on a freezing cold evening. The girls outscored the Oakworth lads by 45-39 but lost out by losing 11 wickets to the 4 for the Sharks. Louisa Hutchinson and Millie Cunliffe each bagged a pair of scalps, as did as did Tom Raby, Oliver Thompson, Haroon Nazam and Dan Snowden for the Sharks. For Oakworth, Tom Raby shone with the bat, scoring 11.


FULL HOUSE FESTIVAL

UAJCA is delighted to announce that entries for the UAJCA Festival on 16th June are now closed. All max 30 places are now filled. So all three age-groups will have two groups of 5 and a group programme of 4 matches each, with group winners progressing to the final.

JOE LUMB CUP SQUAD TRIAL

New managers Neil Bishop [Haworth] and Steve Powell [Oakworth] have arranged an outdoor selection trial at Oxenhope CC outdoor nets on Sunday 28th April [1:15pm] to determine the squad make up and prepare for the first match which is on Sunday 9th June at home [Steeton CC] to neighbours Aire-Wharfe.

TOUR DE YORKSHIRE TIMINGS 5th MAY

Organisers of the cycling Tour De Yorkshire [TDY] have now announced the stage timings for Sunday 5th May. The The fourth stage arrives in the Worth Valley  at Oxenhope [Leeming] at 1:05pm then goes on to Haworth at 1:10pm, Oakworth at 1:14pm, Cote de Goose Eye at 1:20pm and Sutton at 1:24pm. UAJCA Fixtures are planned at Oakworth & Haworth [under-9], Oxenhope and Sutton [u13]. Clubs may wish to consider a slightly earlier start to ensure all are clear of the peleton and participants can travel away from matches without undue delays; and/or watch the race.


FURTHER GIRLS SUCCESSES FOR UAJCA

Building further on success of Ella Throupe [see below] in selection for the u-13 West Yorkshire District Team, the West Warriors, four u-11 girls have been selected for West District teams. They are: Sahdia Umar & Imaan Zharah [both ex-Riddlesden], Louisa Hutchinson [Steeton] and Lauren Hunter [Oakworth]. Freya Craddock [Earby] is recommended for u-13 county observation. Sandylands trainee Emily Hall has been selected for the North Yorkshire squad. In addition Hema Bhatoa [Oxenhope] was observed for County and has been recommended for training with Lancashire at Old Trafford, as the Yorkshire squad is so strong.  And to complete the good news, Evie Brook [Thornton] is offered a place in the inter-District team the West Wolves.

Congratulations girls, after just one season in the system!!


GIRLS FESTIVAL SET FOR HARDEN

UAJCA's second Girls Festival is to be held on Sunday 11th August. Our hosts in 2019 will be league newcomers Harden Cricket Club. Work is now going ahead on the format, timings and invitations, etc.... so watch this space....


UAJCA TEAM TRIALS

The 2019 UAJCA Representative team trials took place at South Craven School Sports Hall on Sunday 7th April. Many thanks to coaches; Richard P, Stu, Ji, Jon, Mark, Richard C and Alistair.

Age-Group invited attended Turnout %
under 9s 29 23 78%
under 10s 27 22 81%
under 11s 27 17 63%
under 12s 26 18 69%
under 13s 28 16 57%
Total 137 96 70%

 

Squad players will be announced by Friday 12th April.


UAJCA REPRESENTATIVE TEAM TRIALS

The 2019 UAJCA Representative team trials will again take place at South Craven School Sports Hall on Sunday 7th April. The trials will be for invited trialists, who should have received an email. Schedule: NOTE slightly changed times...

Sunday 7th April with age-group managers

Under9s     09:00-10:30 with Manager Richard Craddock

Under-10s  10:30-12:00 with Manager Mark Stoneman

Under-12s  12:30-14:00 with Manager Ji Mukherjee

Under-11s  14:00-15:30 with Manager Jon Hall

Under-13s  15:30-17:00 with Manager Richard Powell

Sunday 28th April Oxenhope CC Nets

Under-17s  13:30-17:30 with Managers Neil Bishop & Steve Powell

Monday 13th May Bradford & Bingley Nets

Under-15s  18:00-20:00 with Manager Adnaan Shafique at Bradford & Bingley CC


ELLA IS NO CINDERELLA

Oakworth' Ella Throupe has been selected for the West Yorkshire Regional Girls Squad.

Fantastic news for Ella and fantastic reward for everyone's efforts in UAJCA Girls cricket.  #GogetemElla


NEW UAJCA UNDER-9s REPRESENTATIVE TEAM KIT

A new UAJCA Representative team kit for under-9s is launched  this season. The 'sublimated'-design will feature R N Wooler sponsors logo alongside UAJCA and Black Rat logos. The kit which includes shirt, jumper, cap, training top and shorts, will save parents money and hopefully present our under-9s in a fresh new light. Click HERE to have a look.


UAJCA SEEKING MORE GIRLS TO PLAY CRICKETDental U/10 cup draw
UAJCA members have voted to bring our clubs into line with other leagues, by allowing Girls to play up to TWO years beyond the boys age limit. This is welcomed as a boost to generation of recruitment of more girls.


GDPR-DRIVEN CHANGES TO PLAY-CRICKET3 Dental U/10 cup draw
UAJCA members have been appraised of recent changes to the Play-Cricket registration process, arising from GDPR legislation. The major change from ECB, as advised by their lawyers, is that players under-16 may only be registered as an adjunct to a parental registration. A requirement is that parents must register on the system to facilitate communications between clubs, leagues and parents. Help documents are available to read on the Play-Cricket Admin site for club Main Administrators.


NEW PITCH LENGTHS ADOPTED FOR 20193 Dental U/10 cup draw
UAJCA members voted on new recommendations from ECB to change pitch lengths for junior crocket. Following extensive discussions in February and having received information that many leagues in Yorkshire have accepted the recommendations, UAJCA members voted 12-0 to also accept. A decision on which ball to use for under-9s cricket resulted in a 9-2 majority in favour of adopting the Windball to replace the Incrediball which had been in use since 2006. This continues to enable under-9 players to play without helmets or protective equipment [other than an abdominal protector] The new pitch lengths will be:

Age-Group Pitch length ball type
under-9 15 yards windball
under-11 17 yards 4.75 oz hard ball
under-13 19 yards 4.75 oz hard ball
under-15 22 yards 5.5 oz hard ball
under-17 22 yards 5.5 oz hard ball

UNDER-17s LEAGUE TO CONTINUEK3 Dental U/10 cup draw
The UAJCA pre-season meeting welcomed five clubs commitment to under-17 cricket for the 2019 season. Defending triple-Champions Skipton along with Steeton, Bradford & Bingley, Oakworth and late decision from Great Horton Church have resulted in a 5-team league with 8 fixtures. The William Spencer Cup will also continue.


K3 DENTAL CUP FOR u-10s DRAWK3 Dental U/10 cup draw
The draw for the 2019 K3 Cup hais shown below:

Halifax v Barnsley
Heavy Woollen v Nidderdale
Huddersfield v Aire Wharfe
Sheffield v Upper Airedale
Ties to be completed by 3 June 19



WEST DISTRICT GIRLS TRIALS

The YCB has advised that there will be two trials in 2019 for girls from the West District, who have shown progress towards representative level and have potential to play for the West Yorkshire Warriors Girls' team [WYWGCA].

The under-13 trials will take place on Saturday 30th March at 4pm for 3 hours in the West Yorkshire Hub at Woodlands CC in Oakenshaw, Bradford BD12 7AX.  

The under-11s trial is the following day Sunday 31st March at 2pm for 2 hours at the same venue.

Manager Neil Bishop and Coach Ji Mukherjee are currently discussing which of the girls group have reached the standard required and should be nominated.


NEW DELHI VISIT

Sachin Khurana at Turf India of New Delhi has informed UAJCA of their changed 2019 itinerary, which has grown and changed significantly. They arrive in Bradford around 3:00pm on Wednesday 19th June and will be moving on the following day to the Hymers College Festival. So he has asked if we could arrange 3 matches on that same evening, again close to Bradford to reduce travel. They are seeking matches at u-10, u-12 and u-14.

So Wednesday 19th June will hopefully be an 'Indian Night' at 3 venues, yet to be confirmed. So who is for cricket and curry? More details to follow......

2019 PITCH LENGTHS

UAJCA is now advised that the committee responsible for the Yorkshire Junior Cricket Festival, have now determined to adopt the new ECB pitch length recommendations. This comes in addition to the earlier decision by the Yorkshire Regional competition and Pathways Coaching administrators to also adopt the new lengths.

 

As UAJCA participates in the YJCF, our representative players will play to the new lengths in all their matches.


2019 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The 2019 UAJCA AGM Thursday was held on 7th February 2019 UAJCA at Sutton-in-Craven CC.

Key decisions taken included the en-bloc re-election of officers. This year Harden CC were admitted to UAJCA with a return from Haworth CC.

The Association was delighted to report the retention of support from Keighley-based construction company, R N Wooler for a third year. UAJCA members thanked Ben Holderness for his service as team-manager and coach over recent seasons and wished him well with his YCB coaching activities and good luck at his new club. Richard Craddock [Earby CC] was welcomed as the new under-9s manager. The winter Academy and a Girls Coaching course are both currently in progress.

The Association confirmed its under-9 cricket competition will be 8-aside in 2019, however a decision on the level of protective equipment to be adopted was deferred to the March meeting until advice from the YCB Welfare Officer is obtained. The new ECB pitch lengths proposal led to an extended debate with the under-13 age-group of principal concern. Advice from the Welfare Officer should also enable a decision in March.

Clubs indicated their provisional team entries for 2019 which totalled 53 [up 2] allowing for estimates for those clubs not present. However there is concern at the entry of only 4 teams for the under-17 competition. Cup Final host aspirants are Wilsden, Settle, Skipton & Steeton. Selection will be at the March meeting.

The UAJCA Constitution and Rule Book is out of date, and an EGM will precede the March meeting in order to rectify the regulations. The next meeting will be held on Thursday 14th March; 7:30pm at Sutton-in-Craven CC.


GIRLS' COACHING BEGINS

Girls team manager Neil Bishop reports a terrific turn out of 20 UAJCA girls at the first session of the NYWGCA coaching course at Sandylands Centre, Skipton. Still places if you're hovering!



GIRLS' CRICKET CHANGE OF START DATE

Mark Jobling from NYWGCA reports that due to a mix-up over dates at Sandylands the Girls coaching is now scheduled to start on Sunday 3rd February and NOT Sunday 27th January


GIRLS' DISTRICT CRICKET COACHING BEGINS

UAJCA is grateful for the support and input from Mark Jobling and the NYWGCA in establishing a second centre at Skipton.

 

Girls have been booking their places with 23 currently taken. With a max of 32, there do remain a few if you've not yet booked. Phone or email Mark, if you do. The course commences 3rd February [amended above] 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

 

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


 

WINTER ACADEMY STARTS 25th JANUARY

UAJCA is pleased to announce the popular Winter Academy at South Craven Sports Hall [now fully booked with 32 students] commences from Friday 25th January until Friday 5th April, ie 10 weeks [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].


 

AIREDALE SHARKS WIN ICON U-16 COMPETITION

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The Cricket Asylum:
A great end to a fabulous day of cricket. Well done to the under 16 winners Airedale Sharks and the runners up Bradford Rebels! The Sharks were: Charlie Raby, Shiv Bhatoa, Lucas Keslinke, Oliver Bishop, Subhaan Ahmed & Bradley Powell. Well done lads... #flying the UAJCA flag again

 

HOW THE AUSSIES PROMOTE GIRLS CRICKET

 

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GIRLS' CRICKET DEVELOPMENT UPDATE

Mark Jobling reports that after just weeks, the total UAJCA sign-up for the Winter Coaching programme has now reached 20 girls. Amazing. 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!!

Will Luxton James Mukherjee

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.

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.

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

 
INFORMATION CORNER
REPRESENTATIVE TEAM CAPTAINS 2019
u17 Joe Lumb Cup Harris Rowlett [Steeton]
u15 Yorks Festival Jack Luxton [Steeton]
u13 Yorks Festival James Powell [Oakworth]
u12 Development Archie Phillipson [Embsay]
u11 Yorks Festival Thomas Chapman [Earby]
u10 Development Alex Hall [Earby]
Past Years

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CONFIRMED 2019 REPRESENTATIVE MATCHES
19 May u9 H v Huddersfield A&B at Harden CC
26 May u13 A v Nidderdale at Harrogate CC
26 May u12 H T20 vs Suffolk & Cumbria
26 May u10 A v Heavy Woollen at Scholes CC
30 May u11 A - 4 team T20 at Kendal CC
02 June u13 A v Bradford at Lightcliffe CC
02 June u11 A v Halifax at Elland CC
02 June u10 H v Nidderdale at U Wharfedale CC
02 June u9 A Yorks Festival at Meltham CC
09 June u17 H v Aire-Wharfe at Sutton CC
09 June u13 H v Halifax at Airedale CC
09 June u12 A v Nidderdale at Bishop Monkton CC
16 June u14 H v Huddersfield at Denholme CC
19 June u14 H v New Delhi at Bingley Congs CC
19 June u12 H v New Delhi at Harden CC
23 June u13 A Nidderdale T20 at Birstwith CC
23 June u12 H v Bradford at Bradley CC
30 June u14 A v Huddersfield at Honley CC
30 June u11 A v York at Malton & Old Malton CC
07 July u17 A v Doncaster at Warmsworth CC
07 July u13 H v Nidderdale at Cononley CC
07 July u12 A v Cumbria at TBC CC
07 July u11 H v Pontefract at Oxenhope CC
07 July u10 H v Huddersfield at Haworth CC
07 July u9 H v Nidderdale A & B at Crossflatts CC
14 July u11 H v Bradford at Airedale CC
21 July u17 H v Wetherby at Crossflatts CC
21 July u15 A v Sheffield at Bradfield CC
21 July u13 A v Heavy Woollen at Ossett CC
21 July u12 H v Nidderdale at Skipton CC
26 July u13 H v Scarborough at Sutton CC
28 July u17 A v Hambleton at Masham CC
30 July u13 H v Hambleton at Skipton CC
31 July u11 A v Cumbria at Netherfield CC
01 Aug u13 Semi Final at Oakworth CC
04 Aug u10 H v Nidderdale at Wilsden CC K3 Cup
05 Aug u15 H v Nidderdale at Earby CC
06 Aug u15 A v Wetherby at Castleford CC
07 Aug u12 H v Heavy Woollen at Skipton CC
08 Aug u15 A v Aire-Wharfe at Ilkley CC [S-F]
25 Aug u12 A v Nidderdale T20 at Harrogate CC
01 SEP u10 100-Ball 4 team T20 at Studley Royal CC
08 Sep u10 N v Aire-Wharfe at TBC - provisional
15 Sep u10 K3 CUP FINAL v Aire-Wharfe at Altofts CC
REPRESENTATIVE VICTORIES 2019
A u13 Bradford  
A u12 Nidderdale  
H u12 New Delhi  
H u14 New Delhi  
A u13 Scarborough T20
A u17 Doncaster  
H u11 Pontefract  
A u12 Cumbria  
A u13 Heavy Woollen  
A u15 Sheffield  
H u13 Scarborough  
H u10 Nidderdale  
H u15 Nidderdale  
A u15 Wetherby  

 

KEY CRICKET LINKS

LEAGUE TABLES 2019
KEIGHLEY CUP2000 LEAGUE [u17]
PRO COACH LEAGUE [u15]
BROOK TAVERNER LEAGUE [u13]
LEAGUE [u11] NORTH
LEAGUE [u11] SOUTH
DYSON ELECTRICAL LEAGUE [u9]
CUP RESULTS 2018
GRAND FINAL No 1
GRAND FINAL No 2
WILLIAM SPENCER CUP
RALEIGH HARGREAVES CUP
JOHN HINDLE CUP
BARRITT-STEPHENSON CUP
UNDER 9s CUP
 
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England & Wales Cricket Board    
Yorkshire Cricket Board
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UAJCA Play Cricket Site
Craven & District League
Aire-Wharfe League
Ribblesdale League
Halifax League

Nidderdale League

UAJCA Website Stats

UAJCA 2019 Season Prize winners PROVISIONAL

Age

Skill

Winner

u17

League Batting

Will Luxton
u17 Joe Lumb batter Oliver Bishop

u17

League Bowling

Finlay Brown
u17 Joe Lumb bowler Harris Rowlett

u17

League Fielding

Elliot Wilson

u17

League Keeping

Lucas Keslinke
u17 Joe Lumb Merit Oliver Bishop

u17

Cricketer of the Year

 

u15

League Batting

Adam Hodge

u15

Festival batter

Jack Luxton

u15

League Bowling

Adam Hodge

u15

Festival bowler

Louie Wilkinson

u15

League Fielding

Jack Whitaker

u15

League Keeping

Joshua Whiteoak

u15

Festival merit Merit

Will Smith

u15

Cricketer of the Year

 

u13

League Batting

Jake Keslinke

u13

Festival batterer

James Powell

u13

League Bowling

Ben Hall

u13

Festival bowler

Charlie Jackson

u13

League Fielding

Robbie Pickard

u13

League Keeping

Jacob Stephens

u13

Festival merit

Henry Meynell

u12

Development batterbatter

Hamza Saeed

u12

Development bowler

Max Williams

u12

Development merit

Owais Mahmood

u13

Cricketer of the Year

 

u11

League Batting

Ryan Lee

u11

Festival batter

Jake Smith

u11

League Bowling

Sam Stoneman

u11

Festival bowler

Tom Raby

u11

League Fielding

U Chaudary & T Mountain

u11

League Keeping

Archie Brewster

u11

Festival Merit

Harry Hinchcliffe
u10 Development batter Ben Jolly
u10 Development bowler Sam Stoneman
u10 Development Merit Edward Fordham

u11

Cricketer of the Year

 
Girls Young Cricketer of the Year  

Girls

Cricketer of the Year

 
u9 League Batting  
u9 League Bowling  
u9 Representative Batting Milo Robinson
u9 Representative Bowling Ava Craddock
u9 Representative Merit Archie Cox
2019 KEIGHLEY CUP2000 LEAGUE (u17)
Champions STEETON
2019 PRO COACH ACADEMY LEAGUE (u15)
Champions GT HORTON CHURCH
2019 BROOK TAVERNER LEAGUE (u13)
Champions OAKWORTH
2019 CARTASPORT LEAGUE (u11)
Champions  
Conference Trophy [N] Upper Wharfedale
Conference Trophy [S] Gt Horton Church
2018 UNDER 9s LEAGUE (u9)
Champions EARBY
2019 CUP WINNERS
William Spencer Cup OAKWORTH u17
Raleigh Hargreaves Cup  STEETON u15
John Hindle Cup  OAKWORTH u13
Barritt-Stephenson Cup Gt HORTON CH u11
Pairs Cup OAKWORTH u9
2019 UAJCA FESTIVAL
under-9 EARBY
under-11 SKIPTON
under-13 OAKWORTH

UAJCA MAIN SPONSOR

SPONSORS OF UAJCA UNDER-13s

SPONSORS OF UAJCA FESTIVAL

SPONSORS OF UAJCA REPRESENTATIVE TEAMWARE

SPONSORS OF UAJCA PRESENTATION NIGHT

SPONSORS OF UAJCA  UNDER-15s

SPONSORS OF UAJCA UNDER-9s

SPONSORS OF UAJCA UNDER-17s

SPONSORS OF UAJCA UDER-11s

DYSON ELECTRICAL [OXENHOPE]

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