Despite weather forecasts of doom, the William Spencer Memorial Cup Final for 2022 went ahead as scheduled at sunny Harden Cricket Club with Great Horton Church and Oakworth under-18 teams lined up to re-test which was the better team in 2022. GHC had overcome Oakworth twice during the T20-T00 League campaign and were seeking a hat-trick of victories. Great Horton Church batted first with Subhaan Ahmed, ironically an Oakworth senior, in tandem with Huzayfa Azam. Huzayfa did not last long, caught behind by Jacob Stephens for left-armer Jake Holroyd at 5-1. Skipper Muhammed Yusuf joined Subhaan for a long stay. 72 runs in fact were added as the GHC innings developed. Yusuf was out bowled by his opposite skipper Charlie Raby for an excellent 40. With Ayaan Khokhar a further 17 were added before Subhaan fell to the off-spin of Elis Jones for a superb 44 [8 fours]. So at 89-3 GHC were well placed for a 150 plus score.  This soon became 90-4 as Muhammad Taahaa copped a 3-ball duck, smartly run out by Akeel Umar. Ayan and Raheeb Akhtar boosted the tally by a further 12 and at 102-5 the game was potentially at a tipping-point. Ifzan Shafique was superbly stumped by Jacob Stephens, back behind the timbers in the absence of Max Hibbert. 118-6 and it seemed the pendulum was swinging towards Oakworth. But the advent of Razi Ullah Raiz soon stopped thoughts of a low total as another 30 runs were posted before Ayaan was caught by Elis Jones for a first wicket for Jake Keslinke. Ayaan made 24 from 31 balls at 148-7. Kaif Malik again supported Razi in adding another 18 runs before Razi was skittled by Keslinke's second wicket at 166-8. His 31 came from just 18 deliveries and really boosted the GHC total and hopes for victory. A further 14 came from the tail whilst Jake Keslinke picked up another two wickets, to lave GHC on an excellent 180 all out. Oakworth had used six bowlers with the clear pick being Jake Keslinke with 4-17 in 28 balls. Off-spinner Elis Jones added 3-28 to his catch to claim a stake of the bowling honours.

A terrific lunch prepared the lads by the Harden club heralded the second innings with Jacob Stephens joining his skipper Charlie Raby as openers. It proved a wise selection by stand-in manager [and first team Captain] Robert Hollingsworth as the pair posted a terrific 61 run stand to establish the fine balance in the contest. Charlie's share was 15 from 37 balls as he rotated the strike to allow the inform Jacob to take the majority of the strike but who was first out a for a sterling 38 from 34 balls. After Charlie fell at 67-2, number 3 James Powell and number 4 Jake Keslinke combined as on many occasions at all levels including County Their mutual understanding began to plunder the GHC bowling. James reached a stylish retirement of 50 from just 44 balls as the GHC attack wilted. The loss of Elis Jones for a 3-ball duck didn't hinder the Oakworth run-a-ball reply as Jake too went on to retire on 53. He and James had 15 fours and two sixes [from James] to savour in their 105 run stand. Akeel Umar and Jacob Davies saw the innings out to 181-3 in 27.1 overs [run rate 6. 6 per over]. 

It had proved an enthralling contest from the very best two teams in UAJCA and likely beyond] and entertained a pretty good crowd enormously.  Taahaa, Shafique and Akhtar each picked up a wicket for GHC as their fielders did a superb job in trying to limit the Oakworth progress, but it proved too little. Oakworth had lived down their two league defeats to share the silverware with GHV for 2022. The player of the match was awarded by the umpires to Jake Keslinke for his 4 wickets and 53 runs despite his dropping of a 'dolly'!

The 2022 UAJCA Presentation Night will be held at 7:30pm on Friday 30th September at the Bradford & Bingley Rugby Union Club [Post code BD16 1LT].

 Our principal guest on the evening will be Katie Stewart from the YCB. Katie has responsibility for the development of Girls' cricket in West Yorkshire and so her presence will be of great value for our ongoing strategy for Girls cricket in UAJCA.

Presentations will be made in two distinct groupings. From 7:30-8:15pm all softball awards [inc Girls] and the under-11 hardball awards will be up for grabs. From 8:15pm its the turn of the older age-groups, u12, u13, u15 and u18s.

All Championship and Cup winning teams are invited to receive or re-receive their hard won Trophies. Individual skill prizes for fielding, Keeping, Bowling and Batting will be made and the Cricketers of the Year will be announced. There will also be prizes for the leading players in our Representative teams and an opportunity to acclaim our first ever Taverners [Yorkshire Festival] winners - our superb under13s.  There will also be a wide range of prizes for newcomers and those progressing the most in the Softball Development Programme. The new Girls' League will also be well represented by the League and Festival Cup winners and all the girls prize winners.

Photography on the evening will be provided by Mr Haidery of Timeless Clicks.


An excellent crowd turned out at sunny {Yes] Haworth CC to watch UAJCA under-10s to take on Huddersfield in the Cricket Asylum Plate. Batting first Huddersfield were quickly in trouble as UAJCA opening bowlers Joe Hodgson [Settle] and Seb Oliver [Skipton] were in fine fettle. They found themselves at 41-7 in the wake of terrific bowling. No 9 Archie Howson had arrived late [usual opener] but proceeded to make up for lost time an amazingly score 63 runs before Hodgson had him caught. The Huddersfield tally had accelerated to 126 all out. Joe Hodgson finished with 4-15 with Seb Oliver on 3-20 the bowling heroes. The other wickets fell to Louis Haigh, Mohammed Rizwan [both Crosflatts] and Sam Charmbury [Oakworth]. Settle's Alfred Walker proved our rock in the batting line up with a fine 41 from 53 balls. He had great supporter from home ground man Max Wareing who chipped in 17. Three of our batsmen were given out lbw which is a pointer for learning but UAJCA reached 107 when the eighth wicket fell. With 19 required from 4 overs the odds were against us and so it proved as we finished on 117-8 just 9 runs in arrears but proud of a great performance.

So the final Plate award went to Huddersfield.

Our historic small Girls' League has not yet concluded as there is the final fixture on Sunday 28th August between Gt Horton Church and Settle. This match was rained-off on 31st July.

Amongst the final fixtures sadly Skipton Girls declined the fixture with Crossflatts as they were unable to raise a team and seemingly unable to offer a revised fixture date. This has left Crossflatts as undefeated Champions in our first ever season. Congratulations to Crossflatts Girls [pictured], their coaches and managers and all at the club in their well-deserved success.

Without doubt they have been the team to beat and have set the bar at pretty high level for others to follow. And of course we sincerely hope they will. In 2023 we hope that more teams will join the league and potentially we may be able to also offer an uneder-9s section and/or an over 11s competition. So if your clubs is considering these sort of options, we at UAJCA ar extremely keen to support the growing interest in Girls' cricket.

pos TEAM P w l c a lcn wcn t d BtP BwlP NRR Pts
1 Crossflatts 6 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 4 1.48 27
2 Skipton 6 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 3 1.04 20
3 GHC 6 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 -0.46 14
4 Settle 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 -1.54 6
Under 15 Batting Aaron MacRae Skipton
Bowling Mohammad Ibrahim Khan Gt Horton Church
Merit Jack Caton Bradley
Under 13 Batting Subhaan Ali Bradford & Bingley
Bowling Sam Stoneman Sutton
Merit Mohammad Hassan Khan Gt Horton Church
Under 12 Batting William Oakden Steeton
Bowling Sam Galley Settle
Merit Callum Hardy Sutton
Under 11 Batting Elliot Howarth Steeton
Bowling Albie Ellis Oakworth
Merit Sulaiman Mahmood Harden
Under 10 Batting TBC  
Bowling TBC  
Merit TBC  
TOP GIRL BATTER Ava Tarren Crossflatts
TOP GIRL BOWLER Eva Walker Skipton
TOP GIRL FIELDER [jt] Betsy Wilkinson Crossflatts
TOP GIRL FIELDER [jt] Umaima Salman Gt Horton Ch
TOP GIRL KEEPER Ava Tarren Crossflatts
CRICKETER-of-the-Year BRONZE Eva Walker Skipton
CRICKETER-of-the-Year SILVER Betsy Caton Crossflatts

To be announced 30th September


In the light of significantly increased number of girls participating in the Softball Programme in 2022, the number of medal awards has been increase to to also include presentations to the Girls in their own right. UAJCA will be awarding an additional 12 Softball awards due to the fantastic response this year from our clubs. Prize winners for the inaugural Girls' League will be announced once the final fixture has been played and reported.

Award Boys Club Girls Club
Newcomer Gold Award [Yr4+] Juke Barraclough Cullingworth Betsy Wilkinson Crossflatts
Newcomer Silver Award [Yr4+] Marcus Gibbons Skipton Ava Tarren Crossflatts
Newcomer BronzeAward [Yr4+] Kavi Reddy Crossflatts Georgia Bailey Bingley Congs
Newcomer Gold ward [Yr3] Finley Dickenson Steeton Isabel Stoneman Sutton
Newcomer Silver Award [Yr3] Toby Clow Crossflatts Evelyn Graves Bingley Congs
Newcomer Bronze Award [Yr3] Shay Mills Crossflatts Maggie Head Oakworth
Newcomer Gold Award [Yr2-] Dougie Cox Steeton    
Newcomer Silver Award [Yr2-] Frank Teal Steeton    
Newcomer Bronze Award [Yr2-] Albie Wynn Steeton    
Progress Gold Award [Yr4+] Edgar Stott Cullingworth Aurelia Leng Harden
Progress Silver Award [Yr4+] Finley Harsley Upper Wharfedale Rose Felton Oakworth
Progress Bronze Award [Yr4+] Henry Lockwod Cullingworth Evie Moses Oakworth
Progress Gold Award [Yr3] Unays Ahmed Gt Horton Church    
Progress Silver Award [Yr3] Viren Patil Gt Horton Church    
Progress Bronz Award [[Yr3] Arni Fitzpatrick Haworth    
Batting Achievement Award Oliver Pennington Crossflatts Georgia Bailey Bingley Congs
Bowling Achievment Award Aran Beggan Skipton Ava Tarren Crossflatts
All-Round Achiement Award Ralph Bell Crossflatts Betsy Wilkinson Crossflatts
under 18s under 15s
Rank Player Catches Run Outs Wickets
1= Jake Keslinke [Oakworth] 4 0 4
1= Finley Walker [Skipton] 3 1 4
1= Mohammed Yusuf [GHC] 2 2 4
4= Luke McCormick-Merry [Skipton] 3 0 3
4= Jake Holroyd [Oakworth] 2 1 3
4= Aaron MacRae [Skipton] 3 0 3
4= Jacob Haigh [Oxenhope] 3 0 3
Rank Player Catches Run Outs Wickets
1 Hamza Saed [GHC] 9 3 12
2 Sam Stoneman [Sutton] 8 1 9
3 Niall Sagar [Earby] 7 1 8
4 Jack Middleton [Sutton] 5 3 8
5= Caleb Lister [Bradley] 5 1 6
5= Tallah Batth [Gt Horton Church] 4 2 6

under 13s

under 11s

Rank Player Catches Run Outs Wickets
1= Alex Hall [Earby] 3 3 6
1= Sam Walker [Settle] 4 2 6
3 Elliott Howarth [Steeton] 5 0 5
4= William Simpson [Crossflatts] 4 0 4
4= Daniel Bray [Skipton] 1 3 4
Rank Player Catches Run Outs Wickets
1 Mohammed Zaid Khan [GHC Pearls] 6 4 10
2= Albie Ellis [Oakworth Sharks] 2 2 5
2= Asim Bashir [Crossflatts Phoenix] 2 3 5
4= Oliver White [Steeton Knights] 1 2 3
4= Hamza Mahmood [GHCPearls] 2 1 3
4= Aadam Bashir [GHC Pearls] 2 1 3
4= John North [Settle Stags] 2 1 3
4= Edward Swallow [Skipton Scorpions] 0 3 3
under 18s under 15s
Rank Keeper Catches Stumped Wickets
1 Max Hibbert [Oakworth] 3 2 5
2 Joshua Whiteoak [Sutton] 0 4 4
3 Huzayfa Aam {Gt Horton Ch] 1 2 3
4 Luke Lovell [Skipton] 1 1 2
Rank Keeper Catches Stumpings Wickets
1 Thomas Smith [Steeton] 7 2 9
2= Eshaan Lodhi [Gt Horton Ch] 1 4 5
2= Thomas Mountain [Sutton] 3 2 5
2= Joe Birks [Skipton] 3 2 5
5= Thomas Durn [Crossflatts] 2 1 3
5= Noah Smith [Settle] 3 0 3
5= Ryan Lee [Skipton] 3 0 3

under 13s

under 11s

Rank Keeper Catches Stumped Wickets
1 Tobias O'Shaughnessy [Crossflatts] 4 3 7
2= Noah Smith [Settle] 2 2 4
2= Harry Robinson [Oakworth] 2 2 4
4= Freddie Ward [Earby] 3 0 3
4= Callum Hardy [Sutton] 3 0 3
Rank Keeper Catches Stumped Wickets
1 Elliott Howarth [Steeton Knights] 2 1 3
2= Aadam Bashir [Gt Horton Ch Pearls] 2 0 2
2= Harry Newhouse [Skipton Scorpions] 2 0 2
4= Blake Holme [Earby Clarets] 1 0 1
4= Freddie Padgett [Harden Cuckoos] 0 1 1
4= Joe Rudys [Wharfedale Rams] 1 0 1
under 18s (7 qualifiers) - 136 runs [17 per fixture] & 5 innings under 18s (5 qualifiers - 8 wickets)
Rank Batter Games Inns Not Out Runs Avg

Jacob Stephens [Oakworth]

6 6 4 218 109.00
2 Jake Keslinke [Oakworth] 6 6 3 226 75.33
3 Subhaan Ahmed [Gt Horton] 7 7 2 214 42.80
4 Finlay Walker [Skipton] 8 8 4 160 40.00
5 Max Hibbert [Oakworth 7 7 2 136 27.20
Rank Bowler Overs Runs Wkts Best Avge
1 Ifzaan Shafique {Gt Horton Ch] 15.1 44 8 3-1 5.50

Charlie Raby [Oakworth]

24 138 17 4-2 8.11
3 Raheeb Akhtar [Gt Horton Ch] 11.4 65 8 3-5 8.13
4 Adam Harding [Skipton] 13.1 86 10 4-25 8.60
5 Luke MCorm-Merry [Skipton] 21.2 146 9 3-17 16.22
under  15s (12 qualifiers) - 150 runs [15 per fixture] plus 6 innings under 15s (24 qualifiers - 9 wickets)
Rank Batter Games Inns Not Out Runs Avg
1 Harvey Green [Settle] 7 7 6 232 232.00
2 Noah Thirkill [Bford & Bingley] 6 6 4 179 89.50
3 Hamza Saeed [Gt Horton Ch] 10 10 6 302 75.50
4 Nathan Joseph [Steeton] 8 8 4 232 58.00
5 Joe Birks [Skipton] 11 10 5 247 49.40
Rank Bowler Overs Runs Wkts Best Avge
1 Ali Hussain [Sutton] 7


9 5-10 2.56
2 Henry Mounsey [Skipton] 20.5 56 13 3-9 4.31
3 Adam Harding [Skipton] 20 72 16 3-1 4.50
4 Subhaan Ali [Bford & Bingley] 21 67 14 4-12 4.79
5 Izac Walker [Skipton] 16 57 11 4-11 5.18
under 13s (9 qualifiers)  - 130 runs [13 per fixture] & 6 innings under 13s (8 qualifiers - 8 wickets)
Rank Batter Games Inns Not Out Runs Avg
1 Noah Kennedy [Skipton] 8 8 7 181 181.00
2 Archie Brooksbank [Crossflatts] 9 9 7 206 103.00
3 Freddie Ward [Earby] 8 8 6 174 87.00
4 Archie Cox [Steeton] 8 7 5 130 65.00
5 Callum Hardy [Sutton] 9 9 6 155 51.67
Rank Bowler Overs Runs Wkts Best Avge
1 Armaan Mahmood [G Horton] 12.1 51 8 3-2 6.38
2 Ali Hussain [Sutton] 17 58 9 2-3 6.44
3 Noah Kennedy [Skipton] 20 62 9 3-5 6.89
4 Max Gilchrist [Settle] 22 78 10 3-8 7.80
5 William Tedder [Sutton] 24.5 80 9 4-2 8.89
under 11s (11 qualifiers) - 100 runs [10 per fixture] & 6 innings under 11s (36 qualifiers - 7 wickets)
Rank Batter Games Inns Runs Outs Avg
1 Hashim Hussain [GHC Pearls] 10 10 128 0 infinity
2 Henry Pighills [Embsay] 9 9 122 2 61.00
3 Mo Zaid Khan [GHC Pearls] 10 10 226 4 56.50
4 Hamza Mahmood [GHC Pearls] 8 8 104 2 52.00
5 Frank Binns [Wharfedale Rams] 8 8 136 3 45.33
Rank Bowler Overs Runs Wkts Best Avge
1 Simrah Ahmed [GHC Pearls] 10 13 7 3-4 1.86
2 Charlie Chew [Barnoldswick] 16 17 9 4-1 1.89
3 M Riyaan Farooq [Gt Horton C] 10 17 7 3-7 2.43
4= John North [Settle Stags] 17 39 13 5-2 3.00
4= Elliot Howarth [Steeton Knts] 17 33 11 3-10 3.00

All four UAJCA Girls' teams [Skipton, Settle, Great Horton Church & Crossflatts] are to play a Festival format competition at Skipton CC on 21st August [start 09:00 am] for the UAJCA Girls' Softball Pairs Cup.


The ground will be split to enable two games to  be played simultaneously. The format will be 12-overs aside Pairs with each pair of batters batting for 3 overs. The bowling schedule will allow 4 bowlers to bowl 2 overs and 4 bowlers to each bowl 1 over. Normal Pairs format playing regulations will  apply. The draw will  be undertaken by the four managers on the day. The winners of the first two matches will then play the Final with the two losing teams playing off for third-fourth place. The winners will receive the Cup and individual medals with medals for runners-up. The winners will also re-receive the cup at the Annual Presentation Night on 30th September at Bingley.

21st AUGUST [09:00am]


Defending Champions Gt Horton Church were seeking a League & Cup Double at 'neutral' venue Steeton against North Conference winners Settle. The GHC opening pair pitched in 17 to give them a great start with Ayaan Abbas claiming 15. A wicket for Carl Sanderson helped peg back the GHC advance but the score began to mount. Hashim Hussain added 9 and Taverner Hamza Mahmood another 10 before a run out by John North again helped the Settle cause. But the final pair with Mohammad Zain Khan in top form with 19 really pushed on the GHC total to a challenging 297-2 [113-2]. The Settle knock was well contained by the GHC bowlers who collectively captured 11 wickets, only 2 of the Settle batters avoiding a wicket loss. Nevertheless John North added 14, Joe Hodgson 11 and Alfred Walker 10 to produce a gallant reply of 81 runs [nett 193]. The GHC bowlers were in exceptional form with Hashin Hussain on fire with 4-1 alongside Ayaan Mahmood with 3-3. So Great Horton Church  CC gained their third Championship of 2022. With 7 matches of the 12 scheduled already played, Sunday 31st July will see two matches to begin to find out which club will be the first GIRLS LEAGUE CHAMPIONS. Great Horton Church will take on Settle at Allerton Road whilst Skipton will host Crossflatts at Sandylands. The current table has Crossflatts and Skipton locked together on 15 points with Crossflatts ahead on run-rate. Crossflatts also have a match in hand. So Sunday's showdown may give us a real pointer as to who the ultimate CHAMPIONS might be. Good luck girls, play well.

Great Horton Church were seeking to strike back having lost the Hargreaves Cup Final to Skipton on Sunday. The Allerton Road team batted first and Hassan Khan led from the front with 26. Hamza Saeed again contributed well with 18 but only Zaki Butt with 12 again made double figures. The GHC scoring ws severely held up by Joe Horton with 3-9 and Harry Atherton 2-10. The 91-9 total looked attainable and the Skipton skipper Joe Birks played the Captain's innings with 35 no and the Skipton team required just 15.4 overs to reach their target. Moheed Shafoiq [15], Joe Horton [17no] and Luke Lovell [12mo] all combined to again defeat the Great Horton team. Joe Horton added to his Cup Final prowess with a fine display,.

The Brook Taverner Championship was decided in a Play-Off match between Settle and Great Horton Church. The Bradford side made a total of 108-6 in its 20 overs. Taha Iftikhar proved their top batsman with 25. However it was the 21 no from Ayan Ahsan that pushed the total beyond three figures. Therewre also top performanes from Mueed Malik, Hashim Khokhar and Zar Ali. For Settle Lwis Holgate led the assault with 2-7 and there er wickets for Sam Galley and Edward Walker. In the chase the Settle side began poorly but James Galley [14] and Thomas Caton [9] halted the decline. Sam Walker and Reece Cook each tallied 23no but couldn't accelerate to meet the run-rate required. For GHC Husnain Ahmed proved an excellent spearhead with 2-5.  Settle concluded at 90-4, 18 runs shy of their opponents, who captured the Championship from the Ribblesdale club.

Warm and sultry Skipton was the venue for the Raleigh Hargreaves Cup Final for under-15s. GHC won the toss and inserted the Skipton boys. Openers Joe Birks [29] and Moheed Shafiq [35] built nicely to give the Skipton side a real platform on which to consolidate. Form man Aaron MacRae made 13 but the telling innings came from Joe Horton with 29 batting at no 5. Without a duck in sight, the Skipton boys tallied a challenging 159 all out. Mo Ibrahaim Khan had done his best to restrict the total with 3-22 from his 4 overs. With Haider Ali 2-42 and Hassan Khan 2-25 the Bradford side were always in the hunt.

The early loss of Hassan Khan was a blow for GHC but Zaki Butt ploughed on to make 39 from 44 balls. County boy Hamza Saeed chipped in 25 and Mustapha Hussain a further 22 but the Bradford boys were slipping behind the run-rate. The tail didn't really wag and the final tally was 120 all out, 39 adrift of the Skipton excellent total. The Skipton bowling honours went to Henry Mounsey [2-5] and Joe Horton [1-11] who held their nerve as the business end of the innings unfolded. The umpires adjudged the Player of the match to be Joe Horton [Skipton].

The 23rd Barritt-Stephenson Cup Final was between holders [since 2018] Great Horton Church and Bingley side Harden CC. Openers Hashim Husaain and Ayaan Abbas were both dimissd early by Max Rigby to give Harden an early supremacy.  Further wickets fell including that of Taverener Hamza Mahmood and an unfortunate lbw decision for Zaid Khan to leave GHC at 4 down. But rescue was at hand with Ammaar Muhammad and Riyaan Farooq pitching in 31 runs with Ammaar retiring on 20. Another Taverner, Freddie Padgett picked up a couple of wickets in addition to a smart run out by Ella Rhodes. GHC ended their 20 overs on 97-7 with a racking second half in prospect.

The Harden batting was evidently top-end loaded with Sulaiman Mahmood [21] and Padgett [20] getting them well ahead of the run-rate. The attack was extended by Oliver Noble [14] before the GHC bowlers found their straps. Talisman Hamza Mahmood led the fight-back with 2-11 and all the GHC bowlers responded with wickets. Harden began to slip behind the rate as their tail failed to wag. After 18.3 overs Harden, with just 10 players, were all out on 82 after a really entertaining final. Congratulations went to Gt Horton Church and commiserations to Harden on a gallant effort. The Umpires awarded the Player-of-the-Match prize to Freddie Padgett for his all-round impact.

At sunny Wide Lane, the GHC batting line up produced a good score of 159-6 with the major contribution [43] coming from Oakworth-developed Subhaan Ahmed. The Oakworth attack was seriously depleted without Jake Holroyd, Jake Keslinke, Jacob Davies and James Powell. Subhaan had excellent support from Ayaan Khokhar [23 no] whilst for Oakworth, skipper Charlie Raby picked up his usual clutch of wickets [2-12]. The GHC tally of 159-6 was a stiff ask for the under-strength side but their efforts were extended into the later stages by a superb knock of 36 from Akeel Umar. Oakworth ended on 76-9.
2022 Representative Fixtures
Date Age Opposition Venue
14 April u19 Forty Club Skipton CC
24 April u15 Halifax Sowerby Bridge CI CC
01 May u15 Halifax Gargrave CC
01 May u11 Nidderdale Goldsborough CC
15 May u10 Huddersfield Harden CC
22 May u13 Halifax Oxenhope CC
22 May u11 Cumbria Braithwaite CC
29 May u15 YF Hambleton Giggleswick School
30 May u15 YF Bradford Keighley CC
30 May u13 YF Hambleton Northallerton CC
31 May u13 YF Bradford Sutton-in-Craven CC
01 June u15 YF North Yorkshire Skipton CC
02 June u13 YF North Yorkshire Marske CC
02 June u13YF East Yorkshire Pocklington CC [SF]
12 June u11 YF Hambleton U Wharfedale CC
12 June u10 Cup Nidderdale Crossflatts CC
19 June U13 Final UAJCA v York Southowram CC
26 June u12 Cup Huddersfield Haworth CC
26 June u11 YF Bradford Bingley Congs CC
03 July u11 YF Huddersfield Almondbury Wesleyans CC
17 July u12 Cumbria Giggleswick School
17 July u10 Nidderdale Harrogate CC
24 July u12 Cumbria Ingleton CC
31 July u13 Nidderdale Oakworth CC
31 July u12 Cup Heavy Woollen Cullingworth CC
31 July u10 Huddersfield Meltham CC
04 Sep u10 UAJCA vs Huddersfield Haworth CC - Asylum Plate Final


UNDER 18s Gt Horton Chucrh CC
UNDER 15s Skipton CC
UNDER 13s Gt Horton Church CC
UNDER 11s Gt Horton Church CC


JOHN HINDLE CUP [U13] Gt Horton Church CC


UNDER 13s Alwoodley CC
UNDER 11s Alwoodley CC
UNDER 9s Skipton CC


Qualifying criteria for 2022 UAJCA batting & bowling prizes:
Age Group Batting Inns Batting Runs Bowling Wkts
under 18 5 136 [17/fixture] 8
under 15 6 150 [15/fixture] 9
under 13 6 130 [13/fixture] 8
under 11 6 100 [10/fixture] 7
Girls 4   60 [10/fixture] 4

The William Spencer Memorial Cup [u18s] will be held on Sunday 28th August or Sunday 4th September commencing 10:00am at Harden CC

The UAJCA Championship Play-Offs will be as follows:
Age Group date North   South
under 15 20 July Skipton v Gt Horton Church
under 13 17 July Settle v Gt Horton Church
under 11 21 July Settle v Gt Horton Church

A regular member of UAJCA Taverner teams, Settle's Harvey Green made his debut for West Yorkshire at the weekend and rattled off 42 off 27 balls. amazingly he also took 5-35.

Keep up the good work Harvey, fly the flag.


A lovely sunny morning at Cullingworth swung into action with Great Horton Church Soft-ballers winning the toss and choosing to bat. First pair Hamza Gul and Deshan Gaurav were steady picking off just 1 run but Deeshan lost a wicket caught by Crossflatts skipper Oliver Pennington for Arya Raval. Unays Ahmed and Imaad Ijaz fared better with 8 runs but again wickets fell to Heidi Rae Bailey and Arya. Third pair Rohaan Hafiz  and Abbas Bashir crafted another 7 runs but Abbas lost his wicket to Louis Haigh. Asim Bashir and Mo Kamil Muy Udin stepped the scoring up to 10 runs. This time it was Ralph Bell who claimed a scalp. With hopes high from the final pair [Aadam Bashir & Rayyan Malik] were scuppered by quick bowling from Louis Haigh who grabbed another3 wickets with an additional one for Captain Pennington. All in all Great Horton Church had lost too many wickets costing them 45 runs to conclude at 212-9. Louis Haigh had a remarkable 4-8 in his 3 overs, with Arya Raval taking 2-7.

The Crossflatts innings began in better style with openers Sam Wilkinson smashing a terrific 15with partner Kavi Reddy on 3 [out once]. Betsy Wilkinson & Arya Raval chipped in 4 runs [one out]. Then keeper Dougie Lunn added an unbowed 11 with Ava Tarren to accelerate the Crossflatts lead. But that precluded a mini-collapse as Deeshan Gaurav picked off 2 wickets and Muy Uddin had Oliver Peenington caught followed by further wickets for Asim Bashir and a run out. Suddenly the game was more in balance with Ralph Bell and Louis Haigh the last pair. They added 8 runs for 1 out to maintain their healthy lead of 19 runs at 231-8.

Crossflatts became the seventh team to win the Pairs Cup in seven years and the Umpires decision to name Louis Haigh as man of the Match was warmly received.

The disappointment for GHCCC in finishing as beaten finalits in the Soft-ball Cup could be dispersed within the same day if the GHCCC under-13s  could overcome the challenge from Settle.

Opener Mueed Malik could them off to a cracking start with 19 and then Ayan Ahsan and Arnmaan Mahmood combined with 10 and 21 respectively. The introduction of Will Heys to the Settle attack seriously pegged back the Bradford side's progress. He ultimately claimed 3-26 from 28 balls. But the counter-puch came from no 9 Mo Taha Iftikhar who smashed 33 rapid rune to push their score beyond Par to 134 all out. There were wickets for 5 other bowlers, none of whom were dominated by the GHCCC batting.

With the ball in hand, GHCCC looked strong with some excellent fast bowling. The pick of the bunch w as last year's u11 Cricketer of the Year, Ayan Ahsan, who excelled with 4-8 from 21 balls. Will Heys had a great day out aklso top-scoring with 19 runs and he had backing from Taverner Cup winner Sam Walker with 12. But the tail certainly didn't wag for the North Craven side as five ducks followed to curtail their innings at 66 all out having been 62-4. Ahsan had been helped by a brace from Hashim Khokhar and Armaan Mahmood wuith another couple of scalps.

So GHCCC did claim a Cup to take back to Allerton Road. It was the third time in sucessive seasons that the u13 Trophy has been sat on the GHCCC shelf. The late order blast from Mohammed Taha was adjudged the Man of the Match performance by Umpires Town-Jones and Davison.

UAJCA has now arranged the 2022 Presentation Night for Friday 30th September. This year will see a change of venue as the Rendezvous Hotel have sought a significant increase in fee which UAJCA will not meet.

The new venue will be at The Bradford & Bingley Rugby Union Club. A schedule of attendance across two 'sittings' will be set in place by mid-August. 

Alex Howarth and his under-11 UAJCA team put up a great fight against the Huddersfield League at Almondbury on Sunday. But the gods weren't smiling on us this time as after chasing Huddersfield 141-2, our boys gallantly ended on 140-4 at the close of overs. The agonising 1 run defeat allowed Huddersfield to nip ahead of us by 1 point. So we haven't reached a second 2022 semi-final, but came as close as its possible to do so. To see Scorecard CLICK HERE
Alex Howarth's under-11s have continued their own  winning streak and for a second time this season UAJCA have emerged the victors over neighbours The Bradford League. Alex' fast improving team edged the points by 9 runs, having posted 133 in the allotted 30 overs. The Bradford League chase was ended on 124-9 after their 30 overs. So another 18 points were added to our total which now stands at 36, 10 ahead of our other groups members.

Batting first proved precarious with only skipper Will McPherson making double figures [11]. But all-rounder at no 7 Sulaiman Mahmood rode the white charger and he compiled a superb half-century, going on to 56. Taking the team total forward Sulaiman was aided superbly by Frank Binns [8] Hamza Mahmood [11] and last man Elliot Howarth [11].  26 extras were also valuable. When bowling the side was indebted to Elliot and Hamza who each grabbed a trio of wickets after the Bradford top order fired well, particularly no 5 Gillgrass who chipped in a cracking 33. Two run outs helped our cause but we did give up 27 extras. But the Bradford tail couldn't match that of UAJCA and their last pair could not sufficiently bridge the gap, ending 9 runs adrift.

The team was: Will McPherson [Capt, Crossflatts], Freddie Padget [wk, Harden], Finley Cross [Settle], Ed Swallow [Skipton], Hashim Hussain [GHC], Stan Kitching [Sutton], Sulaiman Mahmood [Harden], Frank Binns [Wharfedale], Hamza Mahmood [GHC], Oliver White [Steeton], Elliott Howarth [Steeton].


Andy Galley finally got his u12 team back on the greensward at Haworth CC on Sunday 26th June [2pm] vs Huddersfield in the 1st round of the Leeds Cup. Bowling first our lads contained Huddersfield to 162-4 in their 30 overs. Always in the game our total in turn was restricted to 136-8 by the opposition to evict us from the Cup.

Early wickets for Sam Galley were just reward for good bowling and his 2-25 [5 overs] was the standout performance. Will Oaken took a wicket and there was a catch and a run out for live-wire keeper Subhaan Ghaffar. But the telling innings came from Huddersfield opener Mason Knight who compiled 61 from 84 balls to help his team post its 162-4. No 4 M Davison also proved a thorn in the side with 37no from just 25 balls. Skipper Archie Cox kept things tight as did Ayaan Munawar but the 5.4 per over was to prove just out of our reach.  The skipper did his bit with the bat top-scoring with 36 whilst Callum Hardy [31] and Will Oakden [30] were both major contributors and kept us in the hunt. Huddersfield used 8 bowlers with Brough [2-9] and Choma [2-14] the leading lights.  Despite the defeat it was a promising start and augurs well for the forthcoming matches.

The team for the first round Leeds Cup tie with Huddersfield was: Archie Cox [Capt, Steeton], Subhaan Ghaffar [WK, GHC], Blake Aldersley [Skipton], Frank Caton [Settle], Zak Fyfe-Gudgeon [Haworth], Sam Galley [Settle], Callum Hardy [Sutton], Ayaan Munawar [GHC], Will Oaken [Steton], Aniq Tabassum [Skipton] & Max Wilkinson [Crossflatts]



All of you know UAJCA was committed on Sunday to the UAJCA Festival at Skipton, but we followed the progress of our fantastic under-13s team. The first UAJCA team to win a Yorkshire Festival. UAJCA cannot be too proud today. We must thank all the players who performed so well and also the two intrepid managers Mark and Tony. What a fantastic effort. UAJCA has shown today that a small District can achieve miracles with dedication from its players and managers. We are lost for words and despite an enjoyable day at Skipton we are sorry to have missed the event. Your fame will endure!  To see the scorecard Click Here

After the 2-year absence due to the Pandemic, the Black Rat Festival resumed its place in the UAJCA programme of events. It was a great tournament but not entirely plain sailing! We had a lady fall on entry and gash her head, the Treasurer rang in sick, one team turned up with just 5 players, the computer crashed mid-morning and in the afternoon we had a Wifi drop-out. But it was all about 43 matches, 31 teams - the cricket, the ultimate winner

The under-13s section started with two wickets for the host side, Skipton in the first two balls, but they still won the match! The 'senior' section included one amazing innings from Skipton's Noah Kennedy of 70 runs in a staggering team total of 102-0. The Lord's pitch hosted Skipton, Sutton, Oakworth, Oxenhope & Haworth 'B'. Skipton ran out winners of all 4 matches end reached the semi-final having scored 286 runs in their 4 matches. The runners-up spot was decided by a bowl-off after three teams finished with two ins ach. Only 1 lad hit the stumps and he was from Sutton, who would play the winner of the Oval pitch group.On the Oval pitch it was the first match for guest club Alwoodley against Earby that determined the outcome of places with the Lees team winning all four of their matches ahead of Earby with three wins against Steeton, Haworth & Crossflatts.

So the semi-final line up was Skipton vs Earby and Alwoodley vs Sutton. The winners were Earby and Alwoodley, who went on to win the trophy against the Ribblesdale team. Alwoodley posted a daunting 84-2 in their five overs, the second highest score of the day. Earby battled hard to not lose a wicket whilst totalling 53-0 in a quality final.

The under-11 section also featured gust club Alwoodley on the Headingley pitch along with Barnoldswick, Earby, Settle and Skipton. The front runners were again Alwoodley and Settle and their pivotal match was a cracker, won by Alwoodley with 43-2 just ahead of Settle 39-1. Across at the Old Trafford arena Upper Wharfedale set the early pace but were defeated by Oakworth and Steeton who both finished at the had of the group. Oakworth with 45-0 won the encounter with Steeton 44-1. Oakworth remarkably never lost a wicket in their four group games.

The semi-finals were Oakworth vs Settle and Alwoodley vs Steeton. This time Oakworth lost 1 wicket but scored just 33 in he face of top bowling from Settle, who edged out the Craven League side with 34-1. Alwoodley won more comfortably against Steeton who tallied 24-5 in response to the guests' 47-4. The Final was to be an amazing match between Settle and Alwoodley, who had won their earlier group encounter. Alwoodley posted 51-3 and Settle matched it with 51-2 in a scintillating tied match that was decided by a bowl-out which supplied Alwoodley with their second trophy of the day.

The under-9 section playing on the Rugby field, aka Trent Bridge and Edgbaston ovals. Two boys teams from each group would also play against Skipton Girls, as first introduction to 6-aside cricket for the new Girls' league leaders. At Trent Bridge the Skipton boys proved top dogs winning all for of their matches against debutants Bingley Congs and Barnoldswick along with Earby and Cullingworth, to go directly into the 3-team round-robin final alongside the fast-tracked girls. The Edgbaston group produced four wins for Crossflatts who topped the pile ahead of Settle, Oakworth & Cullingworth, each of whom had 2-2 records. In the round robin the girls lost both matches but performed well losing by just 7 runs to their boys team and by 15 runs to Crossflatts. The decider was won by Skipton who contained a strong Crossflatts team to 25-5 and made 27-2 to take the Cup

UAJCA is as always extremely grateful to Skipton CC and its hard-working team of volunteers, and who this year brought in their sponsors Keelham Farm with free fruit for all the participants. The principal sponsor Black Rat Cricket remain one of our valued supporters who now sell cricket equipment and clothing on line.



Back in 2016 Lewis Brown [Oakworth] led out the UAJCA under-11s team [left] at Scotton CC against North Yorkshire in our first ever Yorkshire Festival Final. It was a very proud day for UAJCA. That day North Yorkshire proved too strong for our boys but nevertheless it was a great day for the Association.

Now six years on its the turn of Sam Stoneman [Sutton] to lead out the line-up to take on the York District at Southowram CC on Sunday 19th June [11:00am], after a stunning victory in the semi-final against East Yorkshire.

We wish Sam and the boys [above] and indeed their mentors and managers Mark Stoneman and Tony Fordham all the best. Its a huge honour for them all and perhaps this time we may be the winners. Good luck to the 2022 squad, go well.


Its unfortunate the Yorkshire Festival Final has clashed with the UAJCA Festival but UAJCA is sure the under-13s will be in everyone's thoughts at Sandylands. Hopefully the match will be scored electronically so that we an all keep abreast of their progress. Skipper Sam Stoneman and the boys have done remarkably well in reaching the Final, a first for UAJCA since 2016. To managers Mark and Tony we wish them well and irrespective of the outcome against York in the Final their reputation is now legendary. So come boys do us all proud an bring back that trophy from Southowram!!

UAJCA is advised that the ongoing selection of players for the County Age Groups [CAGs] will include under-12s James Galley [Settle] and Archie Cox [Steeton], both UAJCA Taverners. Congratulations to both lads and their clubs. Its a further sign our processes are in rude health in the 2022 season.
A very windy and cold Wood Lane was the venue for our 11s debut in the Yorkshire Festival and what an opener it proved! Batting first we lost openers Hashim Hussain and skipper Albie Ellis with just 6 on the board. But it was 77 runs later when the third wicket fell [Hamza 18]. But the fourth wicket partnership of 111 by Elliot Howarth and Freddie Padgett was a joy to behold with Elliot going on to make 89 and Freddie was retired on 51 not out. Harrison and Oliver brought the innings to a close and with 47 extras from some ragged fielding and bowling we tallied a startling 218-4. The bowlers were as usual frugal at the start and Albie took out the opener for a duck and then Elliot had the other for 6. 6-2 became 33-3 with Harrison joining the wicket-takers. A little consolidation was on the agenda and Hambleton reached 71 before losing a fourth wicket to Stan Kitching. Number 5 Fudali looked secure and reached his fifty only to fall caught & Bowled by Max at 51 with his team on 125-5. The Hambleton resistance was virtually over and they finished on 143-7 with Albie picking up a second and one for Oliver. 18 points gained with just 6 to Hambleton. Next match the Bradford League on 26th June at Bingley Congs.
A very strong Nidderdale under 10s team showed excellent form at Crossflatts CC against UAJCA. Batting first a disastrous run out for opener John North [Settle] wasn't a great start and proved a boost to the visitors bowlers. Rafe Gooden [3-3]and Rex Williams [2-5] ripped out most of our top/middle order with only Muhammed Rizwan [Crossflatts] with 16 coping well. Alfred Walker [Settle] and Ralph Bell [Crossflatts] both got starts but didn't go on. Our innings collapsed to 54 all out in 27 overs.  The Nidderdale openers Gooden [21no] and George Lamb [25n0] completed the job in rapid time.
Sunday 12th June will see our two youngest teams on the field. Manager Alex Howarth will lead his u-11s out against Hambleton at Wood Lane Grassington in the first u-11 Yorkshire Festival fixture. The team will be buoyed by their scintillating bowling against County team Cumbria before the rains ended the Cumbria misery at 17 for 5.  The team will be: Albie Ellis [Oakworth, Capt], Freddie Padgett [Harden, wk], Ed Swallow [Skipton], Hamza Mahmood [GHC}, Elliot Howarth [Steeton], Harrison Butterfield [Steeton], Stan Kitching [Sutton], Sulaiman Mahmood [Harden], Oliver Noble [Harden], Max Rigby [Harden] and Hashim Hussain [GHC}.

On the  same afternoon Mark & Chris' under-10 charges will take on Nidderdale at Crossflatts CC in the K Dental Cup 1st round. The boys will be seeking to progress from a 30-run defeat to Huddersfield last month. The team 1s: Jack Godden [Oakworth, Capt], Ralph Bell [Crossflatts], Betsy Caton [Settle], Sam Charmbury [Oakworth], Joe Hodgson [Settle], Harry Newhouse [Skipton], John North [Settle], Seb Oliver [Skipton], Muhammed Rizwan [Crossflatts],  Alfred Walker [Settle], Max Wareing [Haworth].

With UAJCA team spirit soaring, the hopes were high on reaching a first Final since 2016. The YJCF semi-final got underway at Pocklington CC, with the boys fresh in the knowledge and boosted by news that skipper Sam Stoneman [left] had been called up from the Regional squad into the County squad.

The combination of bowler Subhaan Ali and Thomas Mountain behind the stumps produced 3 wickets as Subhaan stole the bowling honours with 4-6 in 34 balls. Bowling mates Sam Stoneman [2-12] and Mo Hassan [2-14] also shone with Zar Ali picking up 1-15 to add to a smart run out for Armaan Mahmood. East Yorkshire had crumpled to 50 all out in just 21.4 overs. The EY bowlers would have to at least match our bowling performance to prevent us reaching the Final, and true to the game's history Archie Brooksbank was caught first ball of our innings. Hassan and Armaan picked up cautiously and progressed to 17-2 when Armaan [3] was adjudged lbw.  Hassan and Subhaan continued to accumulate until Hassan was bowled for 14 at 44-3. 7 needed to win. Captain Sam joined Subhaan who completed his man-of-the-semi performance with 22no and we were in the FINAL on 54-3.

It has been  a marvellous programme fro UAJCA and the players have done us proud irrespective of how we fare in the Final. UAJCA must thank our two team managers Mark and Tony for their guidance and commitment. Well done for everyone!

At Marske-by-the-Sea, UAJCA bowlers smashed the N Yorkshire hosts batsmen to some tune. The home side's 51 all out was a terrific performance from all the bowlers. Eddie Fordham [3-4], Zar Ali [2-4], Subhan Ali [2-5] and Mo Hassan [2-8].  Archie also pinched one whilst skipper Sam was wicket-less his six overs went for just 6 runs. But it wasn't all plain sailing as we lost four wickets reaching the small total. Opener Archie Brooksbank top scored with 21 and skipper Sam Stoneman and Sutton team mate Tom Mountain saw it home with 7 no and 1 no. The semi-final is tomorrow [Jubilee day, Friday 2nd June] vs East Yorkshire at Pocklington CC [confirmed].
The North Yorkshire side ultimately proved too strong and scotched UAJCA chances of reaching the semi-finals. That it is Bradford that goes forward to the semis is galling after our stunning victory over them. For details see under-15s page.
Tuesday saw our bowlers take the biscuit removing the entire Bradford League team for just 82 runs. Spinner Archie Brooksbank [3-15] and skipper Sam Stoneman [3-13] led the figures but there was also tremendous discipline and accuracy from Mo Hassan [2-10] and Mo Zar Ali [2-15] whilst Subhaan Ali was wicket-less his 5 overs went for just 9 runs. Opener Adam Hussain reached 24 and Hari Hayre resisted with 18 no but the 82 all out tally was always going to be difficult to defend. We reached 18-1 when the weather finally won out after 35 balls. We picked up 8 points to stay at the top of the group on 27, 5 ahead of Bradford and North Yorkshire. The final group match is against North Yorkshire at Marske CC on Thursday.
30th May will go down as a Red Letter Day for UAJCA following a comprehensive win by 7 wickets for u-13s against Hambleton at Northallerton CC. The same day our under-15s took on the might of the Bradford League at Keighley CC and a wonderful deserved second win by 26 runs followed!! For more information see the Age-Group Pages
Great Horton Church girls' under-11 team got the new league off to a great start turning out in their resplendent pink and blue kit. The Skipton girls' await their kit but together the two teams achieved their little piece of history. Skipton batted first scoring a highly creditable 279-2 [89-2]. Top batter as Ellie Walters [19] with strong backing from Sylvie Johnson [15] and Lily Green [14].  The GHC bowlers persevered ell with Summayah Mir returning 1-2. GHC batting was led by Aamyra Murad with 8 and Amaarah Patel [5] whilst Lily Green, Macie Lambert & Ella Foster all gained a wicket each to add to one run out. GHC tallied 238-4 [58-4]
The 2022 T20 phase of the Under-18s Championship is now complete with Gt Horton Church claiming four wins, one ahead of reigning Champions Oakworth with Sutton in third place. The Worth Valley side have scored an amazing 751 runs in their four fixtures but came a cropper at Allerton Road where they lost by 19 runs. The next T100 phase will see  the fixtures reversed, commencing 16th June.

Key to the Oakworth batting has been the form of opener Jacob Stephens who has remained unbeaten with four consecutive fifties [203 runs]. For leaders GHC Subhaan Ahmed [an Oakworth junior] leads the batting with 78 runs. Finlay Walker leads the Skipton batsmen with 115 runs. George Elrick is top man at Sutton with 79 runs with Harrison Brierley &  Lewis Verdeyen of Oxenhope each on 53 runs. Oakworth also have the leading wicket taker in leggie Charlie Raby on 10 just ahead of Skipton's Adam Harding on 9. Ifzan Shafique and Razi Raiz with five each are top attackers for GHC with Jack Whittaker also on 5 for Sutton. Lewis Verdeyen has 3 wickts for Oxenhope.

UAJCA is advised that so far two UAJCA players have been successful in gaining recognition and selection at County level. We are delighted to hear that Joe Birks [Skipton CC] and Hamza Saeed [Gt Horton Church CC] have been invited to join the county squads for their age-groups. There may be further announcements which may build on these marvellous successes but in the meantime we offer our strong congratulations to Joe and Hamza.
Skipton Girls under-9s will feature in this year's Festival playing four of the boy's teams and also taking part in the three team round-robin with the two boys section winners in competition for the under-9 Trophy. Its hoped to include more girls teams in the Festival in future years.

UAJCA u15s asserted themselves at sunny Sowerby Bridge CI CC with an emphatic victory against the Halifax Junior League. Chasing a 151-7 score, UAJCA batsmen excelled smashing their way to the win with over 11 overs to spare. Leading the batsmen were Aaron MacRae [Skipton] 56 ret, skipper Mustapha Hussain [GHC] 34 and Jack Caton [Settle] 24. The batsmen built on excellent work from bowlers Aaron 2-13 and Nathan Joseph [Steeton] 2-17. For Halifax Louis Judd 54 and Dan Jones 47 gave them a good total but the Halifax bowling toiled.

Team manager Neil Bishop was delighted as his under-19s team managed to over turn a Forty Club 160 all out into a 2 wicket win at sunny Skipton CC. The bowling was spearheaded by Harden 16 years-old Jake Holroyd with a magnificent 5-10 from 5.2 overs of quality left-arm pace bowling.

Our batting reply was led by Oakworth 18 years-old Bradley Powell with 58 and Oakworth team mate Akeel Umar with 38. The winning runs came off an inside edge from skipper Ollie Bishop with almost 4 overs in hand.

Please note that M C Sports shop at Skipton is now closed and so UAJCA Kit for under-10 and under-11 teams is now only available through their on-line shop. The link is:


The UAJCA team trials took place on Sunday 8th April at Skipton Nets. Very many thanks to Skipton CC for hosting the event. Also huge thanks to the players and parents that turned out on a day when the temperature varied between -1 and 10 degrees! Finally the team managers for all age-groups did a grand job and will announce their selections during this week. The age-groups that are released will be indicated below. If Yes then see the age-group page
u10 u11 u12 u13 u15
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News is beginning to filter through of UAJCA players' successful County Observation Days. To date we know of Joe Birks [North], Max Wareing [East & Central], Subhaan Ali [West], Hamza Saeed [West] & Sam Stoneman [West]
UAJCA is delighted to announce that all existing Sponsors have been retained for 2022. Over-arching Sponsor Prembiz Ltd provides backing for the entire operation whilst Brook Taverner and CartaSport help fund our under12 and under 11 sections. Pro Coach Yorkshire provide free coaching opportunities fpor under 15 players whilst the Keighley Cup Committee have been long-time sponsors of our under 17/18 league & Cup.

The only section without a sponsor is the Softball Development Programme. If you know of any local business that might be interested in supporting our most rapidly growing recruitment group, please let the Secretary know.

For all those players invited to trial for the 2022 UAJCA teams on Sunday 10th April, please be aware of the footwear requirements for the Skipton Net installation.... only moulded soles / pimples are to be worn in the new non turf practice nets. Spikes cannot be worn.
Time Age Group Managers
09:00-10:30 under-10 M Pennington & C Cummings
10:30-12:00 under-11 A Howarth
12:30-14:00 under-12 A Galley
14:00-15:30 under-13 M Stoneman & T Fordham
15:30-17:00 under-15 J Mukherjee & R Youngman

Please note there will be no trial for under-14s

The 2022 UAJCA Cup Finals are to be staged at Cullingworth CC and Skipton CC. First up will be the Softball Final [09:30am], the under-13s Final [12:00 noon] and the under-18s Final [3:0pm] on Sunday 3rd July at Cullingworth CC.

One week later on Sunday 10th July the under-11s Final [10:00am] and the under-15s Final [2:00pm] will unfold at Skipton CC

UAJCA Members have agreed to launch a new Girls' League in 2022. Four clubs have taken up their options and will compete on either Sunday mornings or a mid-week evening according to each club's preference. Congratulations to Crossflatts CC, Great Horton Church CC, Settle CC & Skipton CC in making this historic step forward for UAJCA. We believe it is the first ever club-level league for girls in West Yorkshire. Watch this space and website for fixtures and more details shortly.
The pre-season meeting of UAJCA members on St Patrick's Night had plenty celebrate as the 20 UAJCA clubs entered 69 teams for the 2022 campaign. The 69 teams is the highest since 2012 and the days of the London Olympics whilst 0 club stable was last exceeded in 2014.

That there are lots of youngsters in the district wishing to take up Cricket is not in doubt and UAJCA clubs have responded superbly to the challenge of maintaining their teams with volunteers. UAJCA is well set to forge ahead and build yet further in the coming years.

The 2022 UAJCA trials for potential age-group squad members for UAJCA with its age-groups managers are set for Sunday 8th April 2022 at the Skipton CC nets. These trials are open to players by invitation from UAJCA. Invitations to trial will be sent by email to parents of prospective trialists by Sunday 6th March.
Time Age Group Managers
09:00-10:30 under-10 M Pennington & C Cummings
10:30-12:00 under-11 A Howarth
12:30-14:00 under-12 A Galley
14:00-15:30 under-13 M Stoneman & T Fordham
15:30-17:00 under-15 J Mukherjee & R Youngman

Please note there will be no trial for under-14s


The 2nd season of u12s Cup competition sees Upper Airedale grouped with Bradford, Heavy Woollen and Huddersfield in a tough Group A for a revamped competition in 2022. Matches will be 35-0vers aside and all 3 matches to be completed by mid-July.

The intention is that two groups will play 3 fixtures with the top two qualifying for semi-finals and a final in August.

The Group B includes Scarborough, Nidderdale, Wetherby-Leeds and Aire-Wharfe.

2022 K3 DENTAL CUP DRAW for U-10s
Home   Away
Huddersfield vs All out York
Heavy Woollen vs Halifax
Upper Airedale vs Nidderdale
Wetherby-Leeds vs Scarborough
Arrangements are in place to hold the 2022 UAJCA trials outdoors on Sunday 10th April at Skipton CC Nets installation.  Sunday 24th April will be a back-up date in the event of inclement weather.
The Annual General Meeting for UAJCA has revealed plans by member clubs to increase the size of UAJCA from 57 teams [2021] to an amazing 71 teams in 2022, an increase of 25%. Leading the way is the Softball Development Programme which will feature 18 teams [12 in 2022]. Additionally plans are afoot to create a first ever Girls-only League with five clubs expressing strong interest. A major surprise to many is the survival of the under-18s competitions which will see 6 teams in 2022 when a complete collapse was expected by many. There are significant developments at Steeton, Cullingworth, Crossflatts and Sutton along with team entries from two new clubs, Denholme and Bingley Congs, which have not featured for some years.
Umpire refreshers courses are now available in the UAJCA Area at Crossflatts, Cleckheaton and Ilkley Cricket Clubs. To learn more CLICK
UAJCA is advised that the 28 places available on the Winter Academy are now taken. As in previous years a reserve list is being created whilst enquiries about the prospect for a second course are being pursued with the Hall provider and availability of coaches.               5th Nov 2021

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].

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.
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.”




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 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]

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
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].

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!

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. 

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