NEWS

INFORMATION

WINTER ACADEMY TO GO AHEAD
2021 UAJCA PRIZE WINNERS

Group

Skill

Winner

u18

League Batting

Ben Southern

u18

League Bowling

Ellis Marshall

u17

League Fielding

J Keslinke & M Yusuf

u17

League Keeping

Luke Lovell & Will Smith

U17

Joe Lumb Cup Merit

Jack Luxton

u18

Cricketer of the Year

ELLIS MARSHALL

u15

League Batting

Henry Meynell

u15

Yorks Festival batting

Jake Keslinke

u15

League Bowling

Mustapha Hussain

u15

Yorks Festival bowling

Hammad Hussain

u15

League Fielding

Nathan Joseph

u15

League Keeping

Jacob Stephens

u15

Yorks Festival Merit

Waleed Raja

u15

Cricketer of the Year

RICHARD BRADLEY

u13

League Batting

Harvey Green

u13

Yorks Festival batting

Joe Birks

u13

League Bowling

Jensen Dortona

u13

Yorks Festival bowling

Thomas Chapman

u13

League Fielding

5 winners

u13

League Keeping

Freddie Ward

u13

Yorks Festival Merit

Harvey Green

u12

Development batting

Armaan Mahmood

u12

Development bowling

Sam Walker

u12

Development Merit

Archie Brooksbank

u13

Cricketer of the Year

ARCHIE BROOKSBANK

u11

League Batting

Archie Cox

u11

Yorks Festival batting

James Galley

u11

League Bowling

Miles Whitham-Ritchie

u11

Yorks Festival bowling

Archie Cox

u11

League Fielding

Hamza Mahmood

U11

League Keeping

Subhaan Ghaffar

u11

Yorks Festival Merit

William Oakden

u10

Development batting

Albie Ellis

u10

Development bowling

Albie Ellis

u10

Development Merit

Elliot Howarth

u11

Cricketer of the Year

AYAN AHSAN

Yr 4

Gold Newcomer

Alfred Walker

Yr 4

Silver Newcomer

Ely Nutter

Yr 4 [6]

Bronze Newcomer

Neve Garbutt

Yr 3

Gold Newcomer

George Donizetti
Yr 3 Silver Newcomer Harry Rutter
Yr 3 Bronze Newcomer Aadam Bashir
Yr 2 Gold Newcomer Ralph Bell
Yr 2 Silver Newcomer Asim Bashir
Yr 1 Bronze Newcomer Charlie Hipgrave
Yr 4 Gold Progress Charlie Chew
Yr 4 [6] Silver Progress Jessica Buxton
Yr 4 Bronze Progress Sebastian Brown
Yr 3 Gold Progress Eli Kent
Yr 3 Silver Progress Aadam Rehman
Yr 3 Bronze Progress Dougie Lunn
Programme Batting Achievement John North
Programme Bowling Achievement Adam Lovell
Programme All Round Achievement Sebastian Oliver

Girls

Young Girl Cricketer

BETSY CATON

Girls

Girl Cricketer of Year

FREYA CRADDOCK

2021 CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS

UNDER 18s Oakworth CC
UNDER 15s Settle CC
UNDER 13s Settle CC
UNDER 11s Gt Horton Church CC

2021 CUP WINNERS

WILLIAM SPENCER CUP [U18] Not Completed
RALEIGH HARGREAVES CUP [U15] Not completed
JOHN HINDLE CUP [U13] Gt Horton Church CC
BARRITT-STEPHENSON CUP [U11] Gt Horton Church CC
SOFTBALL PAIRS CUP [U9] Upper Wharfedale CC

2021 UAJCA FESTIVAL WINNERS

UNDER 13s Not contested
UNDER 11s Not contested
UNDER 9s Not Contested
   

 

Pro Coach Yorkshire have now confirmed that they will be in a position to again on UAJCA behalf, run a winter coaching academy for Festival-level participants.  All Headingly-based staff are now back at their desks and work is ongoing to finalise arrangements. The Ten week session is expected to again be at South Craven School Sports Hall commencing in early-mid January 2022 through to pre-season. Details of dates, times and costs should be to hand early next week, potentially Tuesday 12th October.

Once received, emails will be sent to parents of all prospective students who should have played for a UAJCA Representative team or been recommended by their club.

ECB CORE COACH
2021 PRESENTATION NIGHT

UAJCA returned to the fabulous Malham Suite at the Rendezvous Hotel in Skipton after a 1-year absence due to Covid-19 lockdown regulations. This time in order to minimise risks of infection the awards presentation was split into five separate age-related phases to reduce the numbers of attendees in the room at any one time.

For 2021 we were honoured with guests: Mr Mark Arthur from Yorkshire County Cricket Club and Rachael Slater a young professional with the Northern Diamonds which is based at Headingly.

The officials led the thanks for UAJCA principal Partners

and all the competition sponsors CartaSport, Brook Taverner, Pro Coach Yorkshire Cricket, The Keighley Cup Committee, Black Rat Cricket, and of course the Rendezvous Hotel for continued invaluable support over many years. In addition Dobson & Robinson [Ilkley] and M C Sports [Skipton] generously support UAJCA Representative Teams with kit discounts. UAJCA is also grateful to photographer Neil Bishop for the photography Rendezvous Awards [a few early movements have produced blurring].

COACH EDUCATION AT SOUTH CRAVEN
Here is the Booking Link for the course below

https://booking.ecb.co.uk/d/0mqv65

or click here Booking Link

 

REVISED ARRANGEMENTS FOR PRESENTATION NIGHT
In order to allay any fears in respect to Covid-19 infection rates, UAJCA has decided that Presentations on Friday 1st October at The Rendezvous WILL go ahead as planned but within a different structure and format. The plan now is to deal with awards on an age-group by age-group basis in order to stagger attendance at the event. The format will be as follows:
  • 19:30-19:50 Awards to players from The Development Programme for under-9s [Newcomers, Progress and Achievement] and Softball Pairs Cup Winners
     

  • 19:50-20:10 Awards to u-10 & u-11s for Champions, Conference & Cup Winners, Representative & Skill Awards, U-11 Cricketer of the Year & Young Girl Cricketer of the Year
     

  • 20:10-20:30 Awards to u-12 & u-13s for Champions, Conference & Cup Winners, Representative & Skill Awards, U-13 Cricketer of the Year & Girl Cricketer of the Year

  • 20:30-20:50 Awards to u-15s for Champions, Representative & Skill Awards, The u-15 Cricketer of the Year [The Tom Barritt Memorial Trophy]
     

  • 20:50-21:10 Awards to u-17/18s for Champions, Representative Award and Skill Awards, The u-18 Cricketer of the Year [The Derek Hurren Memorial Trophy]

The usual 'Review of the Season' will NOT be given with the evening devoted solely to the giving of Prizes. However, there will be the usual big-screen Powerpoint support presentation

The seating arrangement will be entirely 'Theatre' style with seats in blocks to provide elements of separation. The wearing of masks will NOT be mandatory but will optional. Participants will be allowed to leave once their awards have been received and personal photographs taken.

 

2021 PRESENTATION NIGHT 1st OCTOBER
Having had a 2020 season seriously curtailed by the Pandemic, this year UAJCA is pleased to announce that the Annual Presentation Night will definitely take place. This will be on Friday 1st October [7:30pm prompt], as usual, in the wonderful Malham Suite of the Rendezvous Hotel in Skipton. UAJCA has again invited Mr Mark Arthur, CEO of Yorkshire County Cricket Club to attend and assist as he and accompanying young YCCC players have done for many years.

As in previous seasons, there will be presentation to all Champions and Cup winners, Representative prizes, league skills prizes and the six Cricketers-of-the-Year. This year also sees the introduction of 18 Progress Awards for the Under-9 Development Programme. A total of 71 Prizes will be distributed.

BEDSTAR BASH FOR u12s ROUNDS OFF 2021
Mark and Tony are approaching the end of their season with UAJCA under-12s Development Team with their appearance at the Bedstar Bash T100 Tournament to be held at beautiful Studley Royal CC on SUNDAY 12th SEPTEMBER. This is a great competition that UAJCA won in 2018 and a fitting end to the 2021 season.
7 RUN WIN HANDS SETTLE u13 CHAMPIONSHIP
The u13 Championship Play-Off was held on 5th September at Crossflatts CC between the home side and visitors Settle CC.  Settle were inserted by Crossflatts and racked up 93-6 with opener Ed Whaley retiring with a fine 28 [3 x 4s & 1 x 6]. He had great support from co-opener Noah Smith with 20. Their innings was curtailed by Archie Brooksbank with 3-18 and Charlie Coward's 2-3. The Crossflatts innings followed a similar path with Tom Durn 25 and George Kitson 26 leading the chase. The Settle fight-back came from Ed Whaley 3-13 & Harvey Green 2-10. Crossflatts finished on 86-8 after their 20 overs. So Settle merged the winners after a thrilling Play-Off by 7 runs.
GHC RETAIN u-11 CUP BY NARROWEST MARGIN
The long-awaited Barritt-Stephenson Cup Final was finally played at The Flatt, Oxenhope CC on Sunday 5th September. Skipton won the toss and elected to field. The early wicket of Syed Hussain by Aniq Tabassum was a great start for the Aire-Wharfe boys but then no 3 Mohammed Taha Iftikhar joined Hashim Khokhar in a great stand to bring the Bradford boys back into contention. Mohammed retired with 25 to his name whilst Hashim [22] was eventually caught off the bowling of 10th bowler Ed Swallow who also bowled Subhaan Ghaffar [8] in his one over. The GHC total reached 87-3 to leave the match potentially evenly-poised. All the Skipton bowlers stuck at their task admirably.

Skipton openers Tom McCormick and Blake Aldersley really knuckled down and their opening stand of 32 gave them great heart. Blake was bowled by Ayaan Munawar for 19 whilst Tom was a victim for Simrah Ahmed for 10. But 16 fielding extras and Aniq Tabassum kept Skipton well in the limelight and his 25 retirement set up a likely win. But the overs were running out and when Skipton reached 84-5 only 4 runs were needed for a North Conference victory. But the pressure told and wickets for Mohammed Zain Khan, Ayaan Ahsan and Hashim Khokhar were followed by run outs for Harris Taylor and Thomas Peart to confound the Skipton charge at 86-8. GHC had claimed a remarkable win by the narrowest of margins on the last ball of the match. It was GHC fourth win in consecutive seasons. Congratulations to Zaffran and his team. But the winning accolades also go to the game itself which proved a superb advert for local junior cricket. Well done to all that took part. The joint Players of teh Match were adjudged as Mohammed Taha [GHC] and Aniq Tabassum [Skipton] who almost snatched the result with his fine batting.

NATIONAL HONOUR FOR WILL
UAJCA would like to offer its warmest congratulations to former Steeton CC junior Will Luxton who has now been selected for England's under-19 squad of 18 players. They are to take on the West Indies in an upcoming series.
Gt HORTON CHURCH CC RECLAIM U-11 TITLE
2019 u-11 Champions Gt Horton Church bounced back from the Covid-19 Pandemic in style, by reclaiming their title in 2021. Having comfortably annexed the South Conference, the Bradford side went on to claim the UAJCA Championship in a Play-Off with North  Conference winners Settle. The Play-Off was held on Sunday 23rd August after many delays. The match was held at neutral Steeton CC. Batting first GHC posted 221-7 [77-7] in their 20 overs. Mohammed Zain Khan added 17 runs to his season's tally but was dismissed twice. Rising Settle starlet Alfred Walker was excellent with 2-6 from his 3 overs. But Mohammed had the Final say with 3-4 as the Settle batsmen could not match their bowling prowess. The Settle tally was 168-9 [40-9].  It was a third Championship win for Great Horton Church.
DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME AWARDS
The change from a formal competitive League to a non-competitive programme has necessitated a revised set of Awards for the players. UAJCA members agreed their focus should be primarily on progress. Accordingly this year UAJCA will award 6 medals for Newcomers, 6 medals for outstanding progress and 3 High Achievement Awards. the Newcomer and Progress Awards will be split into two sections; Year 4 [6 for Girls] and Year 3 [5 for girls] or below. See panel to right.
THIRD U15s CHAMPIONSHIP FOR SETTLE CC
Back in the year 2000, Settle CC u15s captured their first UAJCA Championship and then in 2003 they shared the title with Oxenhope CC. Now their 2021 team has matched those performances with the 2021 title. Congratulations to Settle, who with 8 on-field wins have squeezed past Oakworth on Net Run Rate after both finished on 28 points, with Great Horton Church 4 points adrift in third place. Oakworth had defeated Settle in their encounter in June, but surprisingly lost to 9th-placed Sutton the following week.
JAKE ON FIRE FOR UAJCA
The UAJCA campaign picked up again after the heafty defeat by Bradford, and Nidderdale arrived at Oakworth for the second match. Batting first UAJCA fell to 35-3 before Jake Keslinke [Oakworth] joined Henry Meynell [Bradley]. The pair settled well, and gradually their current league form emerged. They added 123 with the lion's share falling to Jake who was caught & bowled by Johnson for 86 from 80 balls at 158-4. With help from Max Seddon [26] of Settle and Elis Jones [14] of Oakworth, Henry remained not our 52 [90 balls] to carry UAJCA to a cracking 233-7.  The Nidderdale reply also got off to a poor start at 21-3 thanks to all three wickets falling to the rapid Hammad Hussain [Embsay]. Then a stand of 130 by opener Murray and Morley wrestled the initiative back to the visitors. It was a fabulous match with Morley riding our dropped catches to amass a match-winning 133 no. With no 8 Johnston [36] they reached 237-6 in the 37th over. Hammad had bowled superbly to finish with an amazing 5-38 from his allotted 9 overs, Henry picking up the other scalp. New lad in the squad, keeper Will Caygill [Skipton] did well with 3 catches.

Jake Keslinke pictured with Harry Brook in 2018

Jake Keslinke pictured with Harry Brook in 2018

In the final match at Richmondshire CC, our boys really showed class with the skipper, Oakworth's Jake Keslinke this time picking up his first century with 101 retired no from 83 balls. He stroked 15 lovely boundaries. This time the backing was solid with u14 Adam Harding [Embsay] grabbing 29 as did Elis Jones [Oakworth]. Debutant Mustapha Hussain [GHC] started with 27 and there was 19 for Waleed Raja [Oakworth] and 17 for Elliot Ashley [Skipton]. The final tally was 260-4. The Hambleton innings reached 49-3 but the rate was well adrift of our target. No 6 Will Shaefer made 50 no but our bowlers remained on top throughout. Max Seddon [Settle] returned 6-1-14-2 and Adam Harding 6-1-22-2 whilst Waleed Raja [Oakworth] recovered his lengths from the previous day and 4-3-3-1 was his reward. Freddie Smith [Skipton], Mustapha Hussain [GHC] and Elliot Ashley [Skipton] all picked up a wicket in a terrific all-team performance that restricted Hambleton to 146-9.

NORTH REGION u15 DEFEAT SOUTH IN 50 OVER MATCH
The West Region had preceded their win over East & Central with a loss to The South.  The following day [Thursday] they would face East & Central again but in a 50 over match, although they may possibly be affected by the weather. The North Region team included Settle's Max Seddon who gabbed 2-31 against the South and scored 9 batting at no 7. The North racked up 196 all out and kept the South to a reply of 134-9.
JAMES AND AYAAN PARTNER BIG FOR WEST YORKSHIRE u15

Playing for West Yorkshire against East & Central Yorkshire in a Regional T20 competition at Ampleforth, Oakworth's James Powell smashed 94 runs from just 50 balls to lead his team to a 21-run win. He hit 15 fours and 2 sixes. He was the senior scorer in a match-winning partnership of 70 with Ayaan Khokhar [31] of Great Horton Church, both top quality UAJCA players.

West Yorkshire tallied 165-6. The East & Central reply was led by Kai Nicholson [55] but petered out 21 runs short at 144-7.

It is particularly pleasing to report the emergence of  James and Ayaan, who are now both exhibiting their talents on the high stages they both deserve. Coming on the same day that Will Luxton [ex-Steeton] top scored for the Senior County Xl with 68 at Scarborough, its yet another example that a small League like UAJCA can still bring through quality players.

scorecard

WILL LUXTON RESCUES WHITE ROSE AT SCARBOROUGH
Report courtesy of Yorkshire CCCC

Former UAJCA young cricketer Will Luxton reflected on his excellent debut 68 after rain prevented Yorkshire and Northamptonshire from pursuing a Royal London Cup victory at Scarborough.

18-year-old batsman Luxton came into Yorkshire’s team for his first-team debut and brilliantly led a recovery from 69-6 to 222 all out.The Bradford Grammar School educated right-hander was watched by his parents amongst other family and hit five fours and two sixes down the ground in an 85-ball knock which ended with a standing ovation from large parts of the 2,169 crowd.

Yorkshire’s Academy captain shared recovering half-century partnerships with Matthew Waite and Mat Pillans and said: “It was a pretty good feeling to be out there.  “The crowd was class and all my team-mates were behind me. “It gives me that confidence that I can do it in the next few games.”

In 16 games across all cricket, including this game and two Yorkshire friendlies against Durham at Emerald Headingley in March, Luxton has scored 513 runs with a century and three fifties.

“I’ve been going alright in the Academy this year,” he said. “I haven’t played much second team, but it’s been good.”

The Northants chase was aborted at 2-0 after five balls, with no play beyond 3.05pm. A restart was pencilled in for 5.50pm when the visitors would have required 71 more from 9.1 overs to complete the minimum 10 overs to constitute a game. But a wet outfield prevented that.

“We said it was a tricky pitch and it did a bit,” added Luxton. “Our start wasn’t great, but we’ve got a decent bowling attack. So why couldn’t we have defended 223? “If we struggled with our batting, so could they. “We were always confident, but we just needed to get off to that good start. Unfortunately we weren’t able to do it.”

SEASON EXTENDED TO 8th AUGUST
In response to the growing numbers of covid-19 isolations impacting player availability and coming on top of poor weather and earlier Covid issues, UAJCA has determined that clubs can be given up to and including Sunday 8th August in which to complete competitive league matches. This does not apply to under-9s development matches or to the Cup semi & final matches.
COVID ISOLATIONS HAMPER U-11 CUP
Managers Daniel Kennedy and Richard Powell have been severely hampered by continuing covid-19 isolations for large numbers of Skipton and Oakworth players, with large elements of their schools closed. The managers are reviewing the August holiday period to see if a date for their semi-final is possible. The back-stop is a semi-Final on 1st September with the Final to follow with Gt Horton Church on 5th September at a venue to be determined.
Gt HORTON CHURCH CLINCH U-11 SOUTH CONFERENCE
A resounding win against Haworth carried Gt Horton Church u-11s to the South Conference title with 2 matches to spare. Their 30 points cannot be overhauled by nearest challengers Steeton and Oakworth. Congratulations to all at GHC.

The Championship Play-Off with the North Conference winners is scheduled for Friday 23rd July at either of the team grounds. The North Conference is as yet unresolved with Skipton and Settle in contention.  Skipton have one remaining fixture away at Sutton whilst Settle must play U Wharfedale [Away] and Embsay [Home].

GHC 13s RETAIN HINDLE CUP
At Grassington on 4th July an early wicket for Skipton u13s by Aniq Tabassum was a good start to the Hindle Cup Final. But the GHC batsmen gradually turned up the heat with Ibrahim Khan and Eshaan Lohdi both retiring at better than a run per ball.  As the GHC total mounted, the Skipton fielding became more ragged and later batsmen Abdullah Hussain, Subhaan Ali and Armaan Mahmood really pressed the accelerator and GHC tally propelled to 221-4 after 29 overs when lightning brought the players from the field.  GHC declared their innings and the two managers consulted to complete the match the following Sunday at Skipton CC.

Sadly for the North Conference winners their innings subdued meekly with only former County opener Joe Birks resisting on 19before bowled by Subhaan Ali. Their total reached just 57 in the 13th over when the curtain finally fell granting GHC a 164 run margin. Subhaan Ali returned 4-5 from 21 balls backed by Noah Thirkill with 3-5 from 18.  So GHC retained the Hindle Cup in grand style for a further 12 months.

JOE LUMB MATCH CONCEDED BY EAST YORKSHIRE
UAJCA is advised by East Yorkshire Manager Richard Robinson that very regrettably they are unable to raise a team to play UAJCA on Sunday 11th and therefore the match is conceded to UAJCA.
U13s FINAL INTERRUPTED BY WEATHER
Great Horton Church u13s began the Final with the bat and amasses a score of 221 just short of their 30 overs having been completed. And then the Thunder & lightening finally arrived with a vengeance. The Final was abandoned and will be completed at Skipton CC next Sunday 11th July in the afternoon.
U WHARFEDALE EDGE OUT SETTLE IN u9s CUP
In what was one of the best Cup Finals in recent years, hosts Upper Wharfedale [left] snatched victory from the looming jaws of defeat in the last 3 overs. With a weather forecast of thunder & lightening Settle [below] batted first but found the Wharfedale bowlers in frugal mood, Run-machine John North was held in check for 11 runs whilst Jamie Child, Ben Ashdown-Hoff and Zander Horn all picked up a brace of wickets. The last Settle pair of Joe Hodgson and Betsy Caton dragged the innings back into motion with Joe claiming an unbeaten 18. Betsy chipped in another 4. Settle tallied 225-9 including 19 extras; a 'real' score of 70-9. The 'home' team's opener Harry Churcher gave his mates a great start with 18 with 1 dismissal. The middle order struggled as the Settle bowlers initially regained the advantage with 2 wickets for Betsy Caton and 2 for Harry Rutter. The pendulum was swinging towards Settle in a hugely entertaining match. But with the help of 24 wides and 3 no balls the later Wharfedale batsmen edged closer to the Settle score. Ferdy Myers and Henry Rayner [in his first match] did enough to take the Rams into the lead. A wicket for diminutive Lexi Cokell brought continued hope for the Stags and with John North to bowl the final over, the match remained in the balance. He did his best but a wicket was needed to snatch the match but it didn't come. The match was announced as a win for U Wharfedale by 4 runs but the later card computer-entry revealed  the margin as 7 runs. But what a game, a real advert played in great spirit in front of a decent crowd. The Umpires adjudged the 18 from Joe Hodgson coupled with his 1-5 bowling return should be rewarded with the man-of-the-match award. And the weather held off nicely...
SAM's THE MAN FOR COUNTY U12s

 

 

Yet more honours for UAJCA with the selection of Sutton's Sam Stoneman for the County under-12s. Well done Sam... keep up with the pressure and fly the flag

OAKWORTH SMASH LEAGUE RECORD

Oakworth under-18s faced Skipton in the T20 competition for the u-18 Championship at Wide Lane and batted first. Half-centuries for Ellis Marshall [28 balls] and Lucas Keslinke [25 balls] were the pace-setters but the back up from James Powell 41 [20 balls], Bilaal Khan 33 [26 balls] and Bradley Powell 25 [11 balls] propelled their score to 238-5 to eclipse the previous UAJCA u-17/18 record set in 2009 by Sutton's Championship team against Haworth. Skipton gamely pursued but expired at 110-9 [Capt Ben Southern 27 no]

AND HAMZA TOO

 

 

Great Horton Church player and skipper of UAJCA Hamza Saeed has at last been recognised for his efforts and has been selected for the County under-14s squad. Well done Hamza, great work.

JOE MAKES THE WHITE ROSE SQUAD
Oakworth CC' Joe Powell has made it through the Regional Cricket selection process into the County under-11s squad.

 Joe, who plays for North Yorkshire will be hoping to follow other UAJCA players and make his presence felt and gain a long term position for the County. The really hard work starts now!

Superbly well done Joe. Congratulations

THE BLACK RAT INFESTIVAL

 FOR 2021 IS NOW CANCELLED

 

The Committee of the Skipton Cricket Club have today 15th June determined that the scheduled 2021 event can not go ahead. Despite Government relaxation of lockdown [indoor weddings] the planned safety precautions,  hygiene regulations and social-distancing protocols are not viewed as sufficient to prevent infection in the light of rising numbers of cases of the Delta Variant.  UAJCA respects the prerogative of the Skipton Cricket Club and confirms policy expressing sympathetic response to the need for clubs to exercise their own protocols during the Pandemic.

 

DEFEATS FOR u10s AND u11s
At 53-7 Nidderdale u11s were looking down the barrel in the wake of good bowling from UAJCA, particularly Steeton CC duo Archie Cox [3-11] and Josh Barton [3-12]. But number 9 Toby Wieland had other ideas and with help from his partners carried his team on to 160-9 with a 43-ball innings of 51 not out. With the bat UAJCA got off to decent start with stands of 29 and 35 and at 64-2 a good contest seemed on the cards. The remaining 8 wickets added just 37 runs as no-one was able to forge a partnership after Archie [13] and a superb James Galley [59] had departed.

Under-10s report to follow.....

U19s vs XL CLUB CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

The UAJCA big lads will have to wait a little longer to take on  the prestigious senior XL40 Club. The match scheduled for Bank Holiday Sunday 30th May at Giggleswick School has now fallen victim to the atrocious weather.

The good news is that UAJCA and XL are actively trying to find a suitable rearrangement option for later in the summer.

ECB GUIDELINES STEP 3 FROM 17 MAY
THE latest update to Covid-19 regulations for Step 3 from 17th May are shown HERE
UAJCA UNDER 10 SQUAD FOR 2021

UAJCA is pleased to announce its under-10 representative squad for 2021. Manager Alex Howarth and Coach Chris Cummings  announce the following players in their under-10s squad for the season:

 

Will McPherson, Sami Hussain & Oliver Pennington [all Crossflatts], Sam Charmbury, Jack Godden & Albie Ellis [all Oakworth], Elliot Howarth [Steeton], Frank Binns [U Wharfedale], Freddie Padgett, Sulaiman Mahmood & Max Rigby [all Harden] and Joseph Kennedy [Skipton].

Additional players will be added to the list as 2021 form materialises

UAJCA UNDER 13 SQUAD FOR 2021 23rd April UAJCA UNDER 15 SQUAD FOR 2021 22nd April
Further to last Sunday's trials at Bradford & Bingley Nets, Robin and Malcolm announce the following under-13 selections for the 2021 Yorkshire Festival squad.

Joe Birks [Skipton, Capt], Thomas Chapman [Earby v/capt], Thomas Durn, Rhys Mazey, Harry Hinchcliffe & George Kitson [all Crossflatts], Caleb Gledhilll & Thomas Smith [both Steeton], Harvey Green [Settle], Jake Smith [U Wharfedale], Tom Raby [Oakworth], Oliver Riley-Radcliffe & Umair Chaudary [both Embsay] and James Feeney [Skipton].

Standby Reserves will be Charlie Whitaker [Sutton], Uzair Alavi [Skipton] and Jack Gibson [Steeton]

Following last Sunday's trials at Bradford & Bingley Nets, UAJCA now announces the following 14 selections for the 2021 under 15 squad.

Archie Phillipson, Hammad Hussain, Luke Lovell [wk] & Adam Harding [all Embsay], Henry Meynell [Bradley], Jake Keslinke, Waleed Raja, Parth Sunil & Elis Jones [all Oakworth], Max Seddon [Settle], Elliot Ashley [Skipton], Greg Riddiough [Sutton], Hamza Saeed [GHC], Callum Eggleton [U Wharfedale].

Standby Reserves: Fredddie Smith [Skipton] & Mustapha Hussain [GHC].

Congratulations to all players. Selected players should now obtain UAJCA kit from Dobson & Robinson of The Grove, Ilkley. Please remember social-distancing and masks should be worn
UAJCA UNDER 11 SQUAD FOR 2021 22nd April UAJCA UNDER 12 SQUAD FOR 2021
Further to last Sunday's trials at Bradford & Bingley Nets, Andy and Chris announce the following under-11 selections that are available for the 2021 Yorkshire Festival squad..

Frank Caton, James Galley, Sam Galley [all Settle], Joshua Barton, Archie Cox & Will Oakden [all Steeton], Freddie Greathead [all Oakworth], Seth Rawlinson [Earby], Max Bailey, Hashim Hussain & Max Wilkinson [all Crossflatts], Hashim Khokhar [GHC] and Zac Hezseltine [Bradley].

Standby Reserve will be: Archie Dobson [Oakworth]

UAJCA under-12 manager for the 2021 season will be Mark Stoneman [Sutton CC]. There will be assistance from Tony Fordham [Oxenhope CC]. Further to last Sunday's trials at Bradford & Bingley Nets, Mark and Tony announce the following selections for 2021..

Alex Hall [Earby], Archie Brooksbank [Crossflatts], Armaan Mahmood [GHC], Ben Jolly [Earby], Charlie Price [Skipton], Eddie Fordham [Oxenhope], Freddie Ward [Earby], Noah Kennedy [Skipton], Ryan Lee [Skipton], Sam Stoneman [Sutton], Thomas Mountain [Embsay], Sam Walker [Settle], Mohammed Hassan Khan GHC] and Tobias O’Shaughnessy [Crossflatts].

WEST YORKSHIRE SELECTIONS 16th April NORTH YORKSHIRE SELECTIONS 13th April
YCB now announce the West Yorkshire Regional Squads for 2021. UAJCA is delighted to see the following 18 UAJCA boys included Archie Barraclough [B & B], Ayaan Khokhar[GHC], James Powell [B & B], Elliot Robinson [B & B], Jacob Stephens [Oakworth],  Hamza Saeed, Abdullah Hussain & Awais Khan [all GHC] Sam Stoneman [Sutton], Edward Fordham [Oxenhope], Haroon Nazam & Harry Robinson, Tom Raby & Waleed Raja [all Oakworth], Archie Cox [Steeton], Hashim Hussain [Crossflatts], Hamza Mahmood [GHC], Sulaiman Mahmood [Harden] on the long list. Well done boys, fly the flag! YCB have announced the North Yorkshire Regional Squads for 2021. UAJCA is delighted to see the following UAJCA boys Max Seddon [Settle], Archie Phillipson [Embsay], Joe Birks [Skipton], James Galley [Settle] and Joe Powell [Oakworth] on the lists. Well done boys, fly the flag!
For Regional Fixtures CLICK HERE For Regional Fixtures CLICK HERE
UAJCA TRIALS SWITCHED TO OUTDOORS April 10th

UNDER-10 K3 DENTAL KNOCK OUT CUP

Following the announcement that indoor training will not be permitted until 17th May, UAJCA has switched the venue for its annual trials from South Craven School to the excellent outdoor Nets facility at Bradford & Bingley CC. on 18th April.

Parents please note that due to Covid-19 restrictions parents will not be allowed to congregate and watch the trials.

Invitations to trial have been emailed to prospective UAJCA representative squad members on 21st March.
Time Age-Group Selectors
09:00-10:30 under-10 Alex Haworth & Chris Cummings
10:30-12:00 under-11 Andy Galley & Chris Cummings
12:30-14:00 under-12 Mark Stoneman & Tony Fordham
14:00-15:30 under-13 Robin Youngman & Malcolm Birks
15:30-17:00 under-15 Ji Mukherjee, Andy Keslinke & Jim Lampkin

The 2021 K3 Dental Cup draw has been made and UAJCA have a Home tie vs the Bradford League. The match is to be played on Sunday 6th June at a venue to be determined shortly.

THREE BECOME UAJCA FIRST GIRLS' HUB CLUBs

Association Clubs Crossflatts CC, Skipton CC and Great Horton Church CC have agreed to set up as our first UAJCA Girls' Hub Clubs.

Girls wanting to play girls cricket now have the option of the Hub where the intention is to create an all-girls team[s] whilst other clubs will continue to offer places in mixed boys and girls teams.

WHO TO CONTACT

Crossflatts CC Lucy Hall 07966-210840
Skipton CC Ji Mukherjee 07845-416301
Gt Horton Church CC Taj Butt 07855-460969

So whatever your preference there's a place for girls at all UAJCA Clubs. Your age doesn't matter, as UAJCA seeks to get girls of all ages playing cricket. Watch this space for further developments.

UAJCA TOP LADS DEBUT WITH WHITE ROSE WILL HOLDS FIRM March 23rd

UAJCA is proud to announce that the progress of UAJCA Top Lads Will Luxton [Steeton CC] [below left] and James Mukherjee [Skipton CC] continue to progress at Yorkshire CCC. Both are to debut for YCCC 2nd Xl this week against Durham.

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
ImageFormer Steeton junior Will Luxton held Yorkshire lls innings together against Durham together. His 28 no augurs well as Yorkshire chase a hefty Durham score of 223-1.  Click to Watch Will

Former Skipton junior James Mukherjee [photo courtesy John Heald] returned a tidy 0-21 from 8 overs as the Durham batsmen made hay.

 

UAJCA TO TAKE ON XL CLUB CULLINGWORTH u9s LATE APPLICATION TO JOIN UAJCA

The UAJCA big lads are to have an Annual fixture with the prestigious senior XL40 Club. The first match will be in 2021 on Bank Holiday Sunday 30th May at a venue to be confirmed.

XL40 Club Chairman Kevin Owens has threatened to find better players to take on an UAJCA under-19 team  in 2021. This will enable those UAJCA players which have missed out on Joe Lumb Cup cricket in 2020 to be eligible. Additionally Joe Lumb Cup manager Adnaan Shafique will nominate players for this year's Cup team. The team will be managed in 2020 by Neil Bishop [Haworth CC]

The venue in 2021 will be at Giggleswick School, 1:00pm start time and duration of 40 overs. 

UAJCA has received late application from Cullingworth CC to enter the 2021 under-9 competitions. Former members Cullingworth have been running ALL STARS and progress has gone well, hence the application. Members will be asked to approve the application at the next meeting on 18th March.

NEW MANAGERS FOR UAJCA in 2021

A number of UAJCA managers from 2019/2020 have now stood down and our grateful thanks are offered to Oliver Gledhill and Neil Bishop. for their contributions in providing representative cricket in UAJCA.

In their places we are delighted to have Robin Youngman [under-13] and Andy Galley [under-11] to join the group which still includes Adnaan Shafique [under-17 Joe Lumb Cup], Ji Mukherjee [under-15], Mark Stoneman [under-12] and Alex Howarth [under-10]. Coach Chris Cummings will assist both u10 and u11 teams

ECB STATEMENT January 6th

 

This statement applies to changes in England following the Prime Minister’s announcement on 4 January of new national lockdown restrictions. In England, ECB can confirm that unfortunately all indoor and outdoor privately owned cricket facilities will now need to close for all but elite cricket activity and disability cricket outdoors.

Cricket clubs in public open spaces such as parks can continue to provide outdoor spaces for individual permitted activity.

Government confirms you can exercise in a public outdoor place:

  • by yourself

  • with the people you live with

  • with your support bubble (if legally permitted to form one)

  • in a childcare bubble where providing childcare

  • or, when on your own, with 1 person from another household

Public outdoor places include:

  • parks, beaches, countryside accessible to the public, forests

  • public gardens (whether or not you pay to enter them)

  • the grounds of a heritage site

  • playgrounds

Any public outdoor place used for permitted individual cricket exercise activity should be suitable and safe for the type of cricket activity taking place. You must ensure that you have sought and gained permission to use facilities in a public open space and that it is safe to do so. If a club or local authority have closed cricket facilities within a public open space they should not be used. 

There is a risk that during the winter both natural turf cricket squares and non-turf surfaces can be damaged when wet, frozen or snow-covered. These conditions also increase injury risk to participants. Furthermore, essential safety equipment such as netting may have been removed. Therefore, facilities should not be used unless they are safe and will not be damaged. Where cricket can take place, adequate measures must be taken to keep warm and minimise injury risk, including to other members of the public sharing the open space.  You should be considerate to other users of public open space.

Cricket as we know is a naturally socially distanced sport that is safe to play and gives people of all ages the opportunity to exercise with friends or relatives. We know how important cricket is for people’s physical and mental health and we will continue to liaise with the Government for us to come back as soon as possible.

We know that this is incredibly disappointing and frustrating news for all involved with the game, as well as presenting further significant financial challenges. Further information on current financial support available from Government this week. and the ECB will also continue to engage with Government to help ensure that the cricket community is supported through the coming weeks and months.

The Government has confirmed that elite sport is able to continue in line with the strict protocols and measures that are in place for it. Organised outdoor sport for disabled people is also allowed to continue, and we will provide further detail here on this once we have information from Government.

The Government has advised that this guidance should be followed immediately, and will be updating the law to reflect the new rules. There will be a review of the restrictions on 15 February. Further detailed guidance on what you can and cannot do can be found here.