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INFORMATION

UAJCA U15 GIRLS AWAY AT HOLME VALLEY
Further announcement that the under-15 Girls are drawn AWAY at Holme Valley in the Lady Taverners' competition. The match is scheduled for Monday 25th May, time to be confirmed. More to come....
UAJCA U1£ GIRLS DRAWN TO PLAY LEYLAND CC
Manager Neil Bishop now advises that the Under-13 Girls have been drawn at Home to face Leyland CC in the Lady Taverners' competition. The match is to be played at Haworth CC on Sunday 26th April, start time to be agreed..
UAJCA AT HOME TO NIDDERDALE IN K3 CUP

Upper Airedale JCA is advised that our under-10s will face neighbours Nidderdale JCL at Home in the first round of the K3 Under-10 Cup. The full draw is:
Upper Airedale v Nidderdale
Aire Wharfe v East Yorks
Heavy Woollen v Wetherby
Huddersfield v Halifax
1st round ties are to be completed by 1st July

The 4 losing teams will enter the Cricket Asylum plate. The 4 winners remain in the K3. All matches will be 30 overs aside with a minimum of 25 if played on an evening. In this competition County players CAN play.
6 bowlers to be used with a max of 6 overs per bowler.
Batters do not have to retire (manager Discretion)
12 players can take part only 11 to bat.
W/k can not bowl.
Home team to provide a tea.
Each team provides its own umpire, except finals where teas, Umpires, match balls and medals will be paid for by our fantastic sponsors.
Finals will be early September.

Thanks for the continued support of junior cricket by K3 Cosmetic Dental Surgery and The Cricket Asylum.

UAJCA REPRESENTATIVE TEAM TRIALS

The 2020 UAJCA Representative team trials will again take place at South Craven School Sports Hall on Sunday 19th April. The trials will be for invited trialists, who will soon receive an email. Schedule:

 

Under-10s  09:00-10:30 with Managers Alex Haworth & Chris Cummings

Under-11s  10:30-12:00 with Manager Mark Stoneman

Under-12s  12:30-14:00 with Managers Oliver Gledhill & Robin Youngman

Under-13s  14:00-15:30 with Managers Ji Mukherjee & Jim Lampkin

 

Date and venue Under-15 and Under-17s with Managers Adnaan Shafique and Neil Bishop will be confirmed soon.

FURTHER CHILD WELFARE COURSES PLANNED

Bradford West Cricket Development Group are planning a series of  First  Aid and Child Protection workshops for clubs.  Dates are as follows  

18 March First Aid: Venue Steeton Cricket Club, Cost £30

25 March 2020 Safe Guarding: Venue Crossflatts Cricket Club, Cost £30

The cost to clubs will be £30.00 with clubs from the CDG group receiving a discount of £5.00 .

Contact: Shiv Krishan  shiv.krishan@hotmail.co.uk or Terry Davis  terrydavis40@hotmail.co.uk for further information

AGM REVEALS SURGE IN 2020 ENTRIES

The 2020 UAJCA Annual General Meeting was held at Sutton-in-Craven CC on Thursday 6th February with 13 member clubs and 2 applicant clubs. Three clubs were unrepresented due to illness or absence.

Mr Tom Bates [YCB Club & Community Officer] attended and outlined ECB-YCB recruitment initiatives; All Stars, Dynamo Cricket and the Women & Girls strategy which will feature strongly over the next few years.

All standing officers were re-elected and new appointments approved for Rachael Caton [CWO] and Keith Gilert [Compliance Officer]. Four new team managers Oliver Gledhill, Alex Haworth, Robin Youngman and Chris Cummings were appointed to join the existing manager group.

Retiring Chairman Mr Trevor Coe was thanked for his service dating back to the early 1980s as were four retiring team managers Richard Powell, Jon Hall, Richard Craddock and Alistair Harrison.

Applicant clubs Barnoldswick CC and Long Lee CC were unanimously approved for membership. Members also approved two new regulations relating to fixture re-scheduling and re-arrangement as proposed from their November meeting without any opposing votes.  They also approved adoption of an under-9 development programme and a competitive Cup competition. Extension of the under-17 league to embrace under-18s was also approved.

The 2020 season will see 'Country' Cup Finals at both Upper Wharfedale CC [Grassington] and Settle CC on 28th June and 5th July. Indian tourists New Delhi will again take on our boys on 19th June at u14, u12 and hopefully u-10 level. Our Lincolnshire friends at Louth CC will also feature with Home and Away matches on 31st May and 7th June.

Clubs announced their team entry plans for 2020 and revealed a massive increase in comparison to 2019. This year a definite 61 teams will take part in UAJCA competitions with a further 3 as possible entries. In 2019 UAJCA embraced 52 teams and so this season sees an amazing increase of between 17 and 22%. Similarly entries for the 2020 Black Festival on 21st June have soared with 35 teams seeking the 30 places available. Final confirmation of entries is due on 5th March at the Pre-season meeting.

GIRLS JOIN LADY TAVERNERS T20
Girls Development Manager Neil Bishop reports that the UAJCA application to join the new Lady Taverners T20 competition for both under-13 and under-15 teams has been accepted by the ECB. More to follow......
GIRLS CRICKET DEVELOPMENT

The 2019-20 winter coaching course has commenced on Sunday 12th January for 10 weeks. The cost is £75 for the 10 weeks [ie 15 hours coaching], but if paid in full in advance will be available for £6.

If you require more information please contact Neil Bishop [07771-756486] or the Secretary Terry Thompson [07868-288758].

PATHWAYS TRIALS SUCCESSES

Ten UAJCA players have been successful at the YCB Pathways trials [at South Craven] and been offered places on the Pathways coaching programme proper in the New Year. UAJCA offers congratulations to: Rhys Mazey [Crossflatts], Thomas Durn [Crossflatts], Oliver Riley-Radcliffe [Embsay], Thomas Mountain [Embsay], Max Seddon [Settle], Greg Riddiough [Sutton], Elis Jones [Oakworth], Adam Harding [Embsay], Sam Stoneman [Sutton] and Archie Brooksbank [Crossflatts]. In addition brothers James & Joe Powell [Oakworth] were successful from the York Centre, Harry Robinson [Oakworth] from the Headingley Centre and Eddie Fordham [Oxenhope] from the Halifax Centre ....... so fourteen in total [up 6 from 2018].

Thirteen other boys were not on this occasion successful but are likely to be offered coaching via MCC Hubs.

Thanks should also go to Ji Mukherjee and Jo Holderness, both of whom worked with Jonathan MacGregor, the Pathways coach, in leading the Pathways trial.

PARTNER FOR UNDER 11 COMPETITIONS
UAJCA is delighted to announce that our under-11 competitions will again from 2020 have a business partner to help with finances. The support will once again come from former partner CartaSport through its charity CartaSport in Christ.  The charity, through the auspices of former MD Mr Howard Carter are pleased to restore their support for UAJCA from 2020. UAJCA is very grateful to the CartaSport organisation, which previously partnered UAJCA between 2004 and 2017
TROPHIES GALORE 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 attendance of perhaps 350 players, parents and officials. UAJCA was fortunate to have guests on the night with Commercial Partner Gareth Wooler [RN Wooler] [above] joined by Johandre Barnard [S Africa] .

UAJCA was also very fortunate to have the services of photographer John Whiteoak and we are sure you will enjoy his superb photos. To view the full report and photos of the winners CLICK HERE

K3 DENTAL FINAL FOR UAJCA U10s

Sunday 15th September is the date for our last Rep match of the 2019 season , and its the K3 Cup-Final against neighbours Aire-Wharfe under-10s. The match will be at Carlton CC [near Leeds] WF3 3QU. Mark Stoneman's strong squad of  boys [and girl] that almost won the inaugural 100-baller will again be :

Sam Stoneman [Capt, Sutton], Noah Kennedy, Charlie Price & Ryan Lee [all Skipton], Alex Hall, Ben Jolly & Freddie Ward [all Earby], Eddie Fordham & Oliver Bija [both Oxenhope], Tom Mountain [Embsay], Archie Ward [Crossflatts] and Joe Powell [Oakworth]. Reserve is Freya Craddock [Earby].

#bringbackthatcup

U12s ROUND OFF WITH WIN OVER CUMBRIA
The 2019 season for UAJCA under-12s came to a very satisfying close with a 34-run victory against Cumbria. Ji Mukherjee's team brought the curtain down with a team score of 148-5, which featured 50s for Joe Birks [Skipton] and Hamza Saeed [GHC].

With the ball Jack Caton [Bradley] was the pick with 2 for 4 but Louisa Hutchinson [Steeton] deserves special praise for opening the bowling with 5-0-15-1. Cumbria were held to 114-9... Scorecard......

100 BALL TOURNAMENT for U10s A SUCCESS
Under-10s manager Mark Stoneman reports a highly successful team performance in the inaugural Nidderdale 100-ball tournament. Report from Mark........

UAJCA u10s attended the inaugural 100-Ball tournament held at Studley Royal CC, UAJCA were drawn in a group containing Huddersfield, Nidderdale B & Halifax.
 
Our first game was against Huddersfield, UAJCA won the toss end elected to Bat first making 98-3 (Thomas Mountain 43, Sam Stoneman 18, Charlie Price 15, Archie Ward 13). We then went into field and with the game going to the very last ball UAJCA managed to get a win holding Huddersfield to 97-6 (Sam Stoneman 2-10, Oliver Bija 1-7, Freya Craddock 1-3, Thomas Mountain 1-5).
Player of the match went to Thomas Mountain for his superb 43 with the bat!
 
On to our second game which was against Nidderdale B, again UAJCA batted first and with a different order which proved to be sensational with Opener Ryan Lee scoring 85 runs, his innings included six 4’s and 6 sixes!! UAJCA ended with an innings total of 140-3 (Ryan Lee 85, Archie Ward 16, Oliver Bija 11, Eddie Fordham 10). So into the field we went and it was again another dominant performance from the team both whilst bowling and fielding restricting the boundary opportunities and landing 3 catches UAJCA held Nidderdale B to a total of 43 all out (Charlie Price 2-0, Thomas Mountain 2-1, Oliver Bija 2-3, Noah Kennedy 1-5, Sam Stoneman 1-6). Player of the match went to Ryan Lee for his fantastic 85 with the bat! (the highest individual score of the tournament)
 
Our third group game was a 10-ball super over, this involved the whole team bowling 1 ball each and then a batting order facing 10 balls with the team scoring the most runs winning. UAJCA bowled first and held Halifax to a super over score of 7-3 with Archie, Ryan & Freya all taking 1 wicket each, we then went into bat and won with a score of 11-2 (Ryan Lee 6, Sam Stoneman 4*, Thomas Mountain 1). 

So it was onto the final which was against Nidderdale A, and with the day slightly overrunning the match was reduced to a 60-ball game, this was always going to be a close match, UAJCA had won all 3 group stage games, Nidderdale A had won just 2.

UAJCA Batted first and found it tougher to get runs off the Nidderdale A bowling attack, however once we warmed up we finished our innings on 60-1 (Thomas Mountain 29*, Charlie Price 16*, Ryan Lee 2) and so it was out to field we went…UAJCA gave another strong fielding performance and battled valiantly however with just 10 balls remaining Nidderdale A needed just 8 runs to win, then 6 runs, then 4 and with 3 balls remaining Nidderdale A found the boundary to win with a score of 61-3 (Oliver Bija 1-1, Archie Ward 1-5, Ryan Lee 1-5). Player of the match went to Oliver Bija for his great fielding and bowling return of 1-1.
 
The whole team were fantastic throughout a long day, every member of the squad worked hard and bowled, batted and fielded very well which is really positive sign ahead of our K3 cup final match on 15th September!
U11s CHAMPIONSHIP PLAY-OFF TO Gt HORTON CHURCH

Due mainly to holidays, the delayed under-11s Championship Play-Off match was played on 1st September at Prk Avenue, Bradford. The Upper Wharfedale batting was led by Charlie Caygill wiyh  a sound 17. Hi team tallied 196-6 in the light of excellent bowling led by Abdullah Hussain 2-5 and Awais Khan 2-10. The Great Horton Church batting was spearheaded by Awais Khan with 29 and stronger back up from Abdullah Hussain [18] and Ibrahim Hasmi [17]. There were Wharfedale wickets for Albert Denneny and Harry Lancaster with a run out by Jake Smith also helping their cause . But the Great Horton Church batting proved too strong as the Bradford side claimed the Championship by 92 runs, going one step further than in 2018. It is the second occasion that Great Horton Church have captured the under-11s Championship, their first coming in 2015. Both team captured above, courtesy Shiv Krishan


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!


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.


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 RETAIN 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]


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

Father 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!


 

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!!


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


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.


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!!


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
2020 REPRESENTATIVE FIXTURES
date Age Home

Away

Venue
26 Apr u13 Girls UAJCA Leyland Haworth
25 May u15 Girls Holme Valley UAJCA

Holme Vall

31 May u10 UAJCA Huddersfield Bradley
31 May u13 UAJCA First Cricket Sutton
7 June u13 First Cricket UAJCA Louth
7 June u12 UAJCA Cumbria Oxenhope
7 June u10 UAJCA Nidderdale Giggleswick
14 June u17 UAJCA E Yorkshire Skipton
19 June u14 UAJCA New Delhi Bingley C
19 June u12 UAJCA New Delhi Harden
19 June u10 UAJCA New Delhi Wilsden
21 June u17 Aire-Wharfe UAJCA  
28 June u17 Barnsley UAJCA  
28 June u11 East Yorkshire UAJCA  
5 July u11 UAJCA Doncaster Harden
12 July u11 Barnsley UAJCA  
19 July u17 UAJCA H Woollen Crossflatts
19 July u12 Nidderdale UAJCA Bilton
19 July u10 Huddersfield UAJCA  
22 July u15 Heavy Woollen UAJCA  
24 July u13 UAJCA Sheffield Oakworth
26 July u11 Cumbria UAJCA  
27 July u13 Wakefield UAJCA  
28 July u13 UAJCA Hambleton TBC
29 July u11 UAJCA Cumbria TBC
2 Aug u12 UAJCA Nidderdale Haworth
3 Aug u15 UAJCA Huddersfield Earby
4 Aug u15 Scarborough UAJCA  
9 Aug u12 Cumbria UAJCA  
 
2019 UAJCA PRIZE WINNERS

Group

Skill

Winner

u17

League Batting

Will Luxton

u17

Joe Lumb Cup batsman

Oliver Bishop

u17

League Bowling

Finlay Brown

u17

Joe Lumb Cup bowler

Harris Rowlett

u17

League Fielding

Elliot Wilson

u17

League Keeping

Lucas Keslinke

U17

Joe Lumb Cup Merit

Oliver Bishop

u17

Cricketer of the Year

JACK LUXTON

u15

League Batting

Adam Hodge

u15

Yorks Festival batting

Jack Luxton

u15

League Bowling

Adam Hodge

u15

Yorks Festival bowling

Louie Wilkinson

u15

League Fielding

Jack Whitaker

u15

League Keeping

Joshua Whiteoak

u15

Yorks Festival Merit

Will Smith

u15

Cricketer of the Year

ADAM HODGE

u13

League Batting

Jake Keslinke

u13

Yorks Festival batting

James Powell

u13

League Bowling

Ben Hall

u13

Yorks Festival bowling

Charlie Jackson

u13

League Fielding

Robbie Pickard

u13

League Keeping

Jacob Stephens

u13

Yorks Festival Merit

Henry Meynell

u12

Development batting

Hamza Saeed

u12

Development bowling

Max Williams

u12

Development Merit

Owais Mahmood

u13

Cricketer of the Year

CHARLIE JACKSON

 u11

League Batting

Ryan Lee

u11

Yorks Festival batting

Jake Smith

u11

League Bowling

Sam Stoneman

u11

Yorks Festival bowling

Tom Raby

u11

League Fielding

Chaudary, Mountain

U11

League Keeping

Archie Brewster

u11

Yorks Festival Merit

Harry Hinchcliffe

u10

Development batting

Ben Jolly

u10

Development bowling

Sam Stoneman

u10

Development Team Merit

Edward Fordham

u11

Cricketer of the Year

CALEB GLEDHILL

u9

League Batting

Harry Robinson

u9

League Bowling

Haroon Nazam

U9

Yorks Festival batting

Harry Robinson

U9

Yorks Festival bowling

Milo Robinson

Girls

Young Girl Cricketer

SOPHIE BARRETT

Girls

Girl Cricketer of Year

LILY BELL

2019 CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS

UNDER 17s Steeton CC
UNDER 15s Gt Horton CC
UNDER 13s Oakworth CC
UNDER 11s Gt Horton CC
UNDER 9s Oakworth

2019 CUP WINNERS

Spencer Cup [u17] Oakworth CC
Hargreaves Cup [u15] Steeton CC
Hindle Cup [u13] Oakworth CC
Barritt-Stephenson Cup [u11] Gt Horton Ch CC
Soft-Ball Pairs Cup [u9] Oakworth CC

2019 UAJCA FESTIVAL WINNERS

UNDER 13s Oakworth CC
UNDER 11s Skipton CC
UNDER 9s Earby CC

2019 REPRESENTATIVE TEAM CAPTAINS

UNDER 17s [Joe Lumb Cup] Harris Rowlett
UNDER 15s [Yorkshire Festival] Jack Luxton
UNDER 13s [Yorkshire Festival James Powell
UNDER 12s [Development Team] Archie Phillipson
UNDER 11s [Yorkshire Festival] Thomas Chapman
UNDER 10s [Development Team] Alex Hall