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NORTH REGION u15 DEFEAT SOUTH IN 50 OVER MATCH

2021 REPRESENTATIVE FIXTURES

Date [2021] Venue Opposition
9th May Barrow-in-Furness CC Cumbria u-15 T40
16th May Bilton CC Nidderdale u-14
23rd May Sowerby St Peters CC Halifax u-13
23rd May Haworth CC Cumbria u-11
23rd May Thongsbridge CC Huddersfield u-10
30th May Giggleswick School u-19 vs XL Club
30th May Bingley Congs CC Nidderdale u-12
30th May Sutton-in-Craven CC Bradford u-11
2nd June Sutton-in-Craven CC Huddersfield u-12
6th June Goldsborough CC Nidderdale u-14
6th June Knaresborough Forest CC Nidderdale u-11
6th June Cullingworth CC Bradford u-10
13th June Skipton CC Heavy Woollen u-17
13th June Thornton CC Halifax u-15
13th June Scholes CC Heavy Woollen u-12
13th June Ilkley CC Aire-Wharfe u-11
13th June Goldsborough CC Nidderdale u-10
20th June Tong Park Esholt CC Aire-Wharfe u-17
11th July Crossflatts CC East Yorkshire u-17
11th July Ingleton CC Cumbria u12
11th July Bradley CC Huddersfield u-10
18th July Windhill & Daisy Hill CC Bradford u-13
18th July Knaresborough Forest CC Nidderdale u-12
18th July Giggleswick School Halifax u-11
25th July Steeton CC Bradford u-15
26th July Calverley CC Aire-Wharfe u-13
27th July Earby CC Nidderdale u-13
2nd August Oakworth CC Nidderdale u-15
3rd August Richmondshire CC Hambleton u-15
4th August A Huddersfield u-12
5th August Bingley Congs CC u-15 Festival semi-final
8th August Giggleswick School XL Club vs u-19
8th August A Leeds-Wetherby u-10
9th August Giggleswick School Cleveland u-13
10th August Sedgwick CC Cumbria u-11
15th  August Harden CC Nidderdale u-10
22nd August Sutton-in-Craven CC Cumbria u12
23rd August A Cleveland u-13
     

UAJCA u-12s HANG ON TO EDGE HUDDERSFIELD 2 Jun

Sun, sun , sun was the order of the day at Royd Hill Sutton as Huddersfield u12s took first knock against UAJCA u12s in the new under-12s LS Cup competition. Opening bowlers Sam Walker [Settle] and Eddie Fordham [Oxenhope] started in fine style and early wickets came their way. Sam bowled tight lines and a perfect length to take out a dangerous looking Kaye for 17 and then topped it with the clean bowling of their skipper Grimes for 4. Eddie too helped engineer a run out of opener Van der Merwe for 2 and then grabbed the scalp of Gash [6] before retiring injured after a hit on his recently broken arm. At 36-4 Huddersfield were under the cosh but a 52-run stand by Stokes and Gwynne took them to 88-5. But Noah Kennedy [Skipton] bowled a superb accurate spell and removed Gwynne [17] and Stokes [25] to have the visitors tottering at 93-6. Sullivan and Rothery rebuilt and with the help of 40 extras dragged their total up to 148-6. The bowling picks were Kennedy 6-2-10-2 and Walker 6-0-22-2 whilst Henry Vernon also shone in his two overs.

The batting had been a concern in recent times, particularly at the top of the order. Those concerns were blown away by skipper Archie [Ward] Brooksbank [Crossflatts] and Armaan Mahmood [GHC] with a mature display of mixed attack and solid defence. Armaan was the aggressor in chief with a wonderful 11 boundaries in his 67 from 70 balls. Archie was winkled out for a brilliant 43 [7 fours] .Their partnership was an amazing 120. But then the wheels came of somewhat as Huddersfield struck back with left-armer Ben Gash leading the way with a cracking 5-0-17-6 spell. UAJCA went from 120-0 to 142-7 and the collywobbles were evident. But Sam Walker and Eddie Fordham batted sensibly to take us over the line at 152-7 in the 33rd over.

ONE WIN, ONE LOSS IN REP MATCHES 30 May

At a sunny Bingley Congs UAJCA u12s took on Nidderdale and batted first. Number 3 Armaan Mahmood [GHC] picked up the cudgels after loss of our openers at 22-2. With steady support from most batsmen he stroked five boundaries on his way to 28 before being bowled late in the innings. On a difficult weekend for batters our 104 all out total was a decent achievement, to which 39 extras contributed nicely following 22 illegal deliveries from the visitor's attack. For Nidderdale Potter 2-8 and Nicol 2-7 took the plaudits with a frugal Stalker returning 1-8 from 6 overs. In similar vein Nidderdale struggled to advance the run-rate with opener Reilly consuming 52 balls to make his 14. No 5 Weightman proved their top willow-wielder but his 30 included only 2 boundaries from his 83 balls faced.  No 8 Say added a late order 22 to bring his 10-man team back into contention. The visitor progress was held up considerably by the bowling of Sam Walker [Settle] whose 4-8 in 5 overs stood out. There was Terrific back up from Armaan with 2 for 3 as we emerged on top when the visitors closed at 97-9, 7 runs short of our tally.

The first competition match in the Yorkshire Festival for our under-11s was in the end a disappointment after a batting collapse to 44 all out. The top order had fallen apart and the innings as a whole included four run-outs. Archie Cox [Steeton] stayed the course with 24 runs [72 balls]. It was a salutary experience against the Bradford League, whose top-scorer proved to be Haroon Nazam [15no] a UAJCA player at Oakworth. He also took a wicket, as did other UAJCA players from GHC. Our total was passed in the 25th over with 4 scalps coming our way, 2 to Archie and 1 to Sam Galley, who also picked up a run out.

Nevertheless there was much to learn, particularly about running between the wickets, and next week's match against Nidderdale is a 'back-on-the horse' chance to put things to rights.

RAIN DEFEATS TWO  OF THREE REP GAMES 23 May

Two of the three UAJCA scheduled Representative fixtures on Sunday 23rd May made starts but were curtailed by the continuing poor weather. The under-11s match vs County side, Cumbria at Haworth CC was a match of huge swings in fortune with our boys having the visitors at 15 for 5 in the early overs. The Cumbria lads dug in and recovered to close at 112 all out. Skipper Archie Cox [Steeton] led the  attack with aplomb picking up a terrific 4-2-3-4. Max Wilkinson [Crossflatts] also pitched in with 3-0-15-2 as the County top order crumbled. The bowling was generally good and augurs well for 2021.

After allowing the Cumbria no 12 to bat on our lads took to the crease and also lost early wickets. James Galley [Settle] and Callum Hardy [Sutton] put together a decent partnership, scoring 14 and 13 respectively. After 22.1 overs the 'Draw' was called in heavier rainfall with our total on 57-6.

At Sowerby Bridge the under-13s batted first and also lost early wickets but our middle order shone with huge contributions from skipper Tom Chapman [Earby] with 19 Harrry Hinchcliffe [Crossflatts] with 17 and a superb 53 retired by Harvey Green [Settle]. Harvey was in terrific form with 4 fours and 3 sixes in his knock, sharing a partnership of 76 with Tom. Tom and Harry were more restrained in support but they all propelled our tally beyond the 150 mark to 158-8 following 21 from George Kitson [Crossflatts] at number 8. None of the Halifax bowlers caused real difficulty and the innings is viewed as a great start for the side.

With the ball in hand, Tom was in the thick of it again with teh first wicket and soon James Feeney [Skipton] had a second in the bag. But after 17 overs of the Halifax innings the weather intervened with the Home side on 46-2. All five UAJCA bowlers used kept things tight with the Halifax run-rate required, pushed up to over 6 per over. Manager Robin Youngman was delighted with the performance and all look forward with confidence to the first Festival Group match at Bradford in July. UAJCA will attempt to find a further 'warm-up' match if at all possible.

Over at Thongsbridge the under-10 match was fully completed as the Huddersfield area avoided the worst of the weather. The Huddersfield batsmen tallied a decent 130-9 as the wickets were shared amongst UAJCA bowlers. Their total was boosted by 38 extras as wides and no-balls were too frequent deployed. Its an area for Alex and Chris to work on. The batting too needs work as too many failed to play shots on the off-side and played across the line far too often. Albie Ellis [Oakworth] retired on 30 and shared a steady partnership with skipper Will McPherson [Crossflatts] who batted well. A late order knock from Elliot Howarth [Steeton] helped push our score on to 85-9 at the close.

The match provided many insights into the players' strengths and weaknesses and Manager Alex is planning coaching sessions to work on a number of elements including the taking of singles and strike rotation, noticeably absent at Thongsbridge.

 

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

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

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

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

scorecard

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UNDER-13 FESTIVAL RETURNS ON MONDAY 26th JULY
Following hard on the u15s, the Under-13 programme draws stumps on Monday 26th July at Calverley St Wilfrid's CC at 11:00am. The home team, The Aire-Wharfe JCL will host UAJCA in a 40-overs aside second match in the four team group. Manager Robin Youngman has a  strong 12-man team headed by Joe Birks of Skipton, all hoping to pick up a first win having narrowly lost to The Bradford JCL by 3 wickets at Windhill CC last Sunday.

The following day, Tuesday 27th, UAJCA will play its third match at Home to the Nidderdale JCL at 11:00am at Earby CC.

UAJCA U15s TAKE ON BRADFORD AT STEETON CC
Sunday 25th July at 1:00pm will see Uajca take on Bradford u15s in a 45 over match at Steeton CC. Managers Ji Mukherjee and Andy Keslinke will be hoping to get their Yorkshire Festival campaign off to a flying start. Yorkshire County-level players are not permitted to play under YCB regulations, whilst other players will be appearing the Wynn Cup semi-finals the same day. Oakworth's Elis Jones will Captain the team which include 2 under-14s.
SEASON EXTENDED TO 8th AUGUST
In response to the growing numbers of covid-19 isolations impacting player availability and coming on top of poor weather and earlier Covid issues, UAJCA has determined that clubs can be given up to and including Sunday 8th August in which to complete competitive league matches. This does not apply to under-9s development matches or to the Cup semi & final matches.
THREE UAJCA TEAMS IN ACTION 18th JULY
Sunday 18th July sees three UAJCA teams in action. The under 13s team will travel to Windhill & Daisy Hill CC in the important first of this years u13 Yorkshire Festival Competition matches. Despite growing numbers of covid isolations, Manager Robin Youngman is confident of a good team to play the Bradford League. The under-12 Development team is again in action at Knaresborough Forest CC against the Nidderdale League. Manger Andy Galley and UAJCA under-11s host the Halifax League at Giggelswick School in a development game.

But the under-10s LS Cup match against Leeds-Wetherby [Oulton CC] is CANCELLED due to the home side suffering from Covid isolations.

COVID ISOLATIONS HAMPER U-11 CUP
Managers Daniel Kennedy and Richard Powell have been severely hampered by continuing covid-19 isolations for large numbers of Skipton and Oakworth players, with large elements of their schools closed. The managers are reviewing the August holiday period to see if a date for their semi-final is possible. The back-stop is a semi-Final on 1st September with the Final to follow with Gt Horton Church on 5th September at a venue to be determined.
Gt HORTON CHURCH CLINCH U-11 SOUTH CONFERENCE
A resounding win against Haworth carried Gt Horton Church u-11s to the South Conference title with 2 matches to spare. Their 30 points cannot be overhauled by nearest challengers Steeton and Oakworth. Congratulations to all at GHC.

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

HARGREAVES CUP AT OAKWORTH 3PM 18th JULY
Following all the poor weather, senior match clashes and interminable covid isolations, the Raleigh Hargreaves Cup Final will be played at Oakworth CC on Sunday 18th July. It starts at 3pm following the home club's Cowling Cup match vs Skipton CI [12 noon]. The 40th Hargreaves Cup Final is between the under-15 teams of  Oakworth and Gt Horton Church.
GHC 13s RETAIN HINDLE CUP
At Grassington on 4th July an early wicket for Skipton u13s by Aniq Tabassum was a good start to the Hindle Cup Final. But the GHC batsmen gradually turned up the heat with Ibrahim Khan and Eshaan Lohdi both retiring at better than a run per ball.  As the GHC total mounted, the Skipton fielding became more ragged and later batsmen Abdullah Hussain, Subhaan Ali and Armaan Mahmood really pressed the accelerator and GHC tally propelled to 221-4 after 29 overs when lightning brought the players from the field.  GHC declared their innings and the two managers consulted to complete the match the following Sunday at Skipton CC.

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

JOE LUMB MATCH CONCEDED BY EAST YORKSHIRE
UAJCA is advised by East Yorkshire Manager Richard Robinson that very regrettably they are unable to raise a team to play UAJCA on Sunday 11th and therefore the match is conceded to UAJCA.
JOE LUMB CUP TIME CHANGE 11 JULY
All are now agreed to bring forward the start time for the final Joe Lumb Cup group match on Sunday 11th July to 11:00am TO ALLOW EVERYONE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE THE EURO CUP FINAL.

The match is against East Yorkshire at Crossflatts CC. Manager Adnaan Shafique has selected his team with 3 changes from the team which lost narrowly at Esholt vs Aire-Wharfe. See the UAJCA Joe Lumb page for more details.

A win for UAJCA may see qualification for the Semi-Finals [1st August] from a very tight group.

U13s FINAL INTERRUPTED BY WEATHER
Great Horton Church u13s began the Final with the bat and amasses a score of 221 just short of their 30 overs having been completed. And then the Thunder & lightening finally arrived with a vengeance. The Final was abandoned and will be completed at Skipton CC next Sunday 11th July in the afternoon.
U WHARFEDALE EDGE OUT SETTLE IN u9s CUP
In what was one of the best Cup Finals in recent years, hosts Upper Wharfedale [left] snatched victory from the looming jaws of defeat in the last 3 overs. With a weather forecast of thunder & lightening Settle [below] batted first but found the Wharfedale bowlers in frugal mood, Run-machine John North was held in check for 11 runs whilst Jamie Child, Ben Ashdown-Hoff and Zander Horn all picked up a brace of wickets. The last Settle pair of Joe Hodgson and Betsy Caton dragged the innings back into motion with Joe claiming an unbeaten 18. Betsy chipped in another 4. Settle tallied 225-9 including 19 extras; a 'real' score of 70-9. The 'home' team's opener Harry Churcher gave his mates a great start with 18 with 1 dismissal. The middle order struggled as the Settle bowlers initially regained the advantage with 2 wickets for Betsy Caton and 2 for Harry Rutter. The pendulum was swinging towards Settle in a hugely entertaining match. But with the help of 24 wides and 3 no balls the later Wharfedale batsmen edged closer to the Settle score. Ferdy Myers and Henry Rayner [in his first match] did enough to take the Rams into the lead. A wicket for diminutive Lexi Cokell brought continued hope for the Stags and with John North to bowl the final over, the match remained in the balance. He did his best but a wicket was needed to snatch the match but it didn't come. The match was announced as a win for U Wharfedale by 4 runs but the later card computer-entry revealed  the margin as 7 runs. But what a game, a real advert played in great spirit in front of a decent crowd. The Umpires adjudged the 18 from Joe Hodgson coupled with his 1-5 bowling return should be rewarded with the man-of-the-match award. And the weather held off nicely...
u9 AND u13 FINALs AT GRASSINGTON
As at Tuesday 29th June 4pm the two Cup Finals above remain not impacted by Covid isolations or other interruptions and so will go ahead as scheduled on SUNDAY 4th July at Upper Wharfedale CC at 09:30am and 12 noon respectively. The under-9s Final will feature the home side Upper Wharfedale against Settle whilst the under-13s Final will see Skipton take on holders Gt Horton Church.
U18 & U15 & U11 CUP FINALS DEFERRED
The Raleigh Hargreaves Cup Final, The Barritt-Stephenson Cup  and the Raleigh Hargreaves Cup Finals have all been deferred to later dates [to be confirmed] in view of combinations of impositions of Rep Cricket, Senior Cup-ties and Covid isolations. Due to existing congestion of fixtures, Settle CC are unable to re-fit Cup Finals into their schedules and so all will be held elsewhere. Settle CC will have a compensating offer of the Finals in 2022. 
SAM's THE MAN FOR COUNTY U12s

 

 

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

OAKWORTH SMASH LEAGUE RECORD

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

AND HAMZA TOO

 

 

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

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

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

Superbly well done Joe. Congratulations

THE BLACK RAT INFESTIVAL

 FOR 2021 IS NOW CANCELLED

 

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

 

2021 BLACK RAT FESTIVAL ON 20th JUNE

Planning for the 2021 Black Rat Infestival is now complete following easing of Lockdown arrangements on 17th May.

For a list of entries see the Festival Page

We really look forward to welcoming all to THE BLACK RAT INFESTIVAL at Sandylands on Sunday 20th June. There  will be changes to format and additional social-distancing measures in place as below:

All players and parents should ensure they do not attend if displaying any symptoms of covid-19.
  • All players should ensure they arrive ready changed for matches [normal anyway].
     
  • Track & Trace should be completed by QR bar code on entry or alternatively a hand-written record will be collected.
     
  • All age-groups will be allocated a pitch, at which they will remain all day until the Finals. There will be a maximum 6 teams at each pitch.
     
  • Teams must be limited to a maximum of 7 players and with supporters will be allocated a defined segment around their allocated pitch. Do not spread further to avoid groupings of more than 30.
     
  • Each team's supporter group must appoint a Marshall to ensure social-distancing is maintained
     
  • Visits to the pavilion for refreshments or toilet facility will be allowed, provided numbers inside do not group into more than six people.
     
  • Stalls, burger vans and/or ice cream stands will be allowed but should not allow queues beyond 6 [not usually a problem]
     
  • All current on-field restrictions remain in place and team managers must bring their own sanitisation supplies. Sanitisation of hands etc should take place after each innings [max 5 overs]. If equipment is shared, a team sanitisation routine must be adopted.
     
  • Masks need not be worn, but remains optional.

The Festival draw includes first time entrants Barnoldswick CC as part of a record entry of 34 teams. This has necessitated significant changes to format. Under-13 and under-11 competitions will each have 12 team entries with each team having a guaranteed five matches. To accommodate the increased number of matches [73] an earlier start of 9:00am and finish at 5:00pm is planned. However, this has been mitigated by enabling teams from furthest distance to arrive a later at either 9:30 or 10:00am [outlined on draw sheet]. The enlarged competition is based on an average match duration of 30 minutes and to help, movement between pitches will not be necessary as teams will remain on their initial pitch allocation.

The under-9s Section is planned on five teams per group.

SUPER SUNDAY FOR UAJCA REP TEAMS
Sunday 13th June sees five of our six UAJCA teams in action across the county. Top of the bill is the Joe Lumb Cup [u17] match at Skipton CC vs Heavy Woollen District. The under-15s will play at Thornton CC [Bradford] aginst the Halifax League as a warm for the Yorkshire Festival. At Scholes cc [Cleckheaton] the under-12s tackle the Heavy Woollen in the LS Knock Out Cup. Under-11s will be at Ilkley CC in the Yorkshire Festival against Aire-Wharfe and finally the under-10s continue their education at Goldsborough CC against Nidderdale.

An expected u13 match at Bilton CC with Nidderdale has been postponed until later in the summer.

Good luck to all teams!!

CUP CATCH UP REACHES QUARTER-FINAL STAGE
Monday 7th June sees the Hindle Cup Quarter Finals with Ribblesdale rivals Earby and Settle in opposition, Upper Wharfedale have the long trip to Gt Horton Church, Harden host Embsay whilst Skipton take on Oakworth. Three of the Hargreaves Cup Quarter Finals are also in action with Steeton vs Bradley, Settle vs Oakworth and Gt Horton Church entertaining Sutton, all seeking to join Embsay who are already in the semi-finals
DEFEATS FOR u10s AND u11s
At 53-7 Nidderdale u11s were looking down the barrel in the wake of good bowling from UAJCA, particularly Steeton CC duo Archie Cox [3-11] and Josh Barton [3-12]. But number 9 Toby Wieland had other ideas and with help from his partners carried his team on to 160-9 with a 43-ball innings of 51 not out. With the bat UAJCA got off to decent start with stands of 29 and 35 and at 64-2 a good contest seemed on the cards. The remaining 8 wickets added just 37 runs as no-one was able to forge a partnership after Archie [13] and a superb James Galley [59] had departed.

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

 

Planning for the 2021 Black Rat Infestival is almost complete following easing of Lockdown arrangements on 17th May.

For a list of entries see the Festival Page

We really look forward to welcoming all to THE BLACK RAT INFESTIVAL at Sandylands on Sunday 20th June. There  will be changes to format and additional social-distancing measures in place as below:

All players and parents should ensure they do not attend if displaying any symptoms of covid-19.
  • All players should ensure they arrive ready changed for matches [normal anyway].
     
  • Track & Trace should be completed by QR bar code on entry or alternatively a hand-written record will be collected.
     
  • All age-groups will be allocated a pitch, at which they will remain all day until the Finals. There will be a maximum 6 teams at each pitch.
     
  • Teams must be limited to a maximum of 7 players and with supporters will be allocated a defined segment around their allocated pitch. Do not spread further to avoid groupings of more than 30.
     
  • Each team's supporter group must appoint a Marshall to ensure social-distancing is maintained
     
  • Visits to the pavilion for refreshments or toilet facility will be allowed, provided numbers inside do not group into more than six people.
     
  • Stalls, burger vans and/or ice cream stands will be allowed but should not allow queues beyond 6 [not usually a problem]
     
  • All current on-field restrictions remain in place and team managers must bring their own sanitisation supplies. Sanitisation of hands etc should take place after each innings [max 5 overs]. If equipment is shared, a team sanitisation routine must be adopted.
     
  • Masks need not be worn, but remains optional.

The Festival draw includes first time entrants Barnoldswick CC as part of a record entry of 34 teams. This has necessitated significant changes to format. Under-13 and under-11 competitions will each have 12 team entries with each team having a guaranteed five matches. To accommodate the increased number of matches [73] an earlier start of 9:00am and finish at 5:00pm is planned. However, this has been mitigated by enabling teams from furthest distance to arrive a later at either 9:30 or 10:00am [outlined on draw sheet]. The enlarged competition is based on an average match duration of 30 minutes and to help, movement between pitches will not be necessary as teams will remain on their initial pitch allocation.

The under-9s Section is planned on five teams per group.

BARNSLEY WITHDRAW FROM JOE LUMB CUP
UAJCA have been advised by the Yorkshire Festival Committee that Barnsley District have withdrawn from all competitions in 2021 due to lack of support. Accordingly the scheduled fixture on 27th June is now CANCELLED
U19s vs XL CLUB CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

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

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

RAIN DEFEATS TWO  OF THREE REP GAMES

Two of the three UAJCA scheduled Representative fixtures on Sunday 23rd May made starts but were curtailed by the continuing poor weather. The under-11s match vs County side, Cumbria at Haworth CC was a match of huge swings in fortune with our boys having the visitors at 15 for 5 in the early overs. The Cumbria lads dug in and recovered to close at 112 all out. Skipper Archie Cox [Steeton] led the  attack with aplomb picking up a terrific 4-2-3-4. Max Wilkinson [Crossflatts] also pitched in with 3-0-15-2 as the County top order crumbled. The bowling was generally good and augurs well for 2021.

After allowing the Cumbria no 12 to bat on our lads took to the crease and also lost early wickets. James Galley [Settle] and Callum Hardy [Sutton] put together a decent partnership, scoring 14 and 13 respectively. After 22.1 overs the

RAIN DECIMATES SCHEDULES

The incessant rain is playing havoc with UAJCA fixture schedules and at the time when early rounds of our Cup competitions should be  under way.

Picture courtesy Settle CC

Our new regulations do however allow clubs to agree a rearrangement date at any time in the season provide it is notified to the Secretary within 14 days of the original scheduled date.

ECB GUIDELINES STEP 3 FROM 17 MAY
THE latest update to Covid-19 regulations for Step 3 from 17th May are shown HERE
CUP FEVER 2

Monday 17th May will see further Lockdown rules relaxation but will also be scheduled First Round ties in the John Hindle Memorial Cup for under-13s with Home ties for

Crossflatts, Earby, Oakworth, Settle & Steeton.

 

Reserve day is Monday 24th May.

 

In addition Skipton will host GHC in their rearranged Hargreaves Cup tie, whilst 24 hours later the Riddlesdale 'derby' between Settle and Earby will be on offer. Finally Wednesday features Barritt-Stephenson Cup ties at Earby and Oakworth.

BACK IN THE UAJCA
For the first time in around 20 years Long Lee CC are back in action in the Association. Their bow came at Crossflatts Ryshworth Park ground on 13th May. A 30-run defeat didn't dampen their spirits as they compete well with Harry Butterfield [21] and Jack Barker [18] really making a mark. Welcome back boys, you've been missed.
CUP FEVER

Monday 10th May sees the scheduled First Round of the Barritt-Stephenson Cup for under-11s with Home ties for

Oakworth, Earby, Sutton, Steeton, Embsay, Gt Horton Church & Harden.

 

 At Skipton, Bradford & Bingley & Settle,  we also have the Raleigh Hargreaves Cup for under-15s First Round ties.

 

So there'll be 20 teams in Cup action. Good luck to all teams especially in view of the rain this last week which may play a part, hopefully not, but we do have a reserve day in Monday 17th May.

UAJCA UNDER 10 SQUAD FOR 2021

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

 

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

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

UAJCA 2021 TO ADOPT THE HUNDRED & T20 FORMATS

GET READY FOR THE EXCITEMENT OF

THE HUNDRED

UAJCA is to revolutionise under-18 cricket in 2021. The clubs fielding under-18 teams will have a hybrid-season commencing with four weeks of 100 Format matches, each club hosting 2 matches. The following six weeks will see a programme of T20 Format league & Cup matches. The matches will feature coloured clothing and all the new reguulations and a PINK ball

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Standby Reserve will be: Archie Dobson [Oakworth]

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

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

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

UNDER-10 K3 DENTAL KNOCK OUT CUP

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

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

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

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

THREE BECOME UAJCA FIRST GIRLS' HUB CLUBs

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

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

WHO TO CONTACT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

NEW MANAGERS FOR UAJCA in 2021

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

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

ECB STATEMENT January 6th

CURRENT UAJCA HONOURS BOARD

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

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

Government confirms you can exercise in a public outdoor place:

  • by yourself

  • with the people you live with

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

  • in a childcare bubble where providing childcare

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

Public outdoor places include:

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

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

  • the grounds of a heritage site

  • playgrounds

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

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

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

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

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

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

2019 CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS

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

2020 CUP WINNERS

Spencer Cup [u17] not contested
Hargreaves Cup [u15] Gt Horton Church CC
Hindle Cup [u13] Gt Horton Church CC
Barritt-Stephenson Cup [u11] Gt Horton Church CC
Soft-Ball Pairs Cup [u9] Gt Horton Church CC

2019 UAJCA FESTIVAL WINNERS

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

Umair Chaudary, Tom Mountain

U11

League Keeping

Archie Brewster

u11

Yorks Festival Merit

Harry Hinchcliffe

u10

Development batting

Ben Jolly

u10

Development bowling

Sam Stoneman

u10

Development 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

THIRD CUP FOR GREAT HORTON CHURCH

GT HORTON CHURCH CLINCH 2020 CUP CLEAN SWEEP

Great Horton Church [above] comfortably defeated Skipton in the u13s Hindle Cup Final at Sandylands. The Bradford-based side racked up 90-7 in their 20 overs with major contributions from Noah Thirkill [19], Ibrahim Khan [18] and Mustapha Hussain [14].  Skipton were bowled out for just 56 to take a third Cup back to Allerton Road.

Yesterday [Sat] the GHC under-11s [above] had proved too strong for Earby, winning by 75 runs. Zar Ali opened with 22with prolific Armaan Mahmood adding 20 in a 282-3 posting [[106-3]. Earby battled gamely with 14 from skipper Alex Hall and 11 to Ben Jolly. Their scoring was severely curtailed by an impressive Ayan Ahsan who picked up an astonishing 5 for 6 as Earby ended at 204-8.

Oliver Riley-Ratcliffe [27no] finished the job started by the Embsay bowlers who bowled out Oakworth for 44. Only Lauren Hunter [13], Mohammed Saad [10] and Eli Henson [8] made any impact for the home team. Riley-Radcliffe led the bowlers with 2-0 and there was also 2 wickets each for Jacob Ratcliffe, Will Rickerby and Josh Draper. Embsay ended at 46-1 after 9.4 overs.

 

Great Horton Church have gone one step further than Oakworth in 2019 and reached all four UAJCA Cup Finals. Having already won the under-9s Final last week, today [Sat 12th Sept] GHC have added the under-11s Barritt-Stephenson Cup with victory by 78 runs over finalists Earby.

Upper Wharfedale won the Cup in 2006 [pictured above] for their only time at Denholme CC defeating fellow long-distance travellers Settle CC to take the Cup. Great Horton Church CC have never won the Hargreaves Cup but should they do so they will complete an unprecedented full set of four Cup wins in the year.

But in the season's finale, Great Horton Church clinched their fourth Cup win of the season. Upper Wharfedale CC batted first posting 97-6 in 20 overs. Dylan Canny [30] and Jack Midgley [24] were the principal Dales team' contributors.  Clamping their run-scoring was Hassan Qureshi with 2-17. GHC lost early wickets of Raheeb Akhtar, Ayaan Khokhar and Hannan Qureshi as Wharfedale bit back in style. It was GHC skipper Mohammed Yousef with 38no from 22 balls, who set the Bradford side on the road to victory, which came courtesy of Taymour Awan and Ibraheem Azim. The GHC target was reached in 15.3 overs with 4 wickets down.

Geat Horton Church had completed a historic four Cup wins in the Covid-19 ravaged season. Whilst UWCC did themselves proud in producing a competitive final.

Upper Wharfedale CC had waited patiently to learn their opponents in the under-15s Final of the 2020 Raleigh Hargreaves Memorial Cup. Having won their semi-final on 5th September they will now face Great Horton Church on Saturday 20th at the Bradford Park Avenue ground. Great Horton reached the Final following a close win over Settle in their protracted weather-ravaged semi-final. 

UNDER-9s CUP GOES TO GT HORTON CHURCH

PARTNER FOR UNDER 11 COMPETITIONS

A slight improvement in the woeful weather allowed Upper Wharfedale to stage the 2020 under-9s Cup Final against Great Horton Church. The photo below shows the enjoyment the players were able to gain with the Bradford side emerging the winners by 39 runs.

Its the first time GHC have won the u-9s Cup and the fifth different winner in five years. Well done GHC and well battled UWCC.

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

AND HARDEN CAPTURE THE PLATE IN 2ND SEASON

STEETON TAKE U-11s PLATE FINAL

The first ever UAJCA Plate competition was won by Harden CC under-9s in the final versus Barnoldswick CC, another new member this year. More soon... but here's the winners

September 10th is as late as UAJCA has ever had fixtures, but STEETON and CROSSFLATTS played out their Plate Final at Ryshworth Park despite the fading light.

Alex Howarth's boys and girls won the Plate. More to follow:

The Cup Final will be between EARBY and GREAT HORTON CHURCH on Saturday morning [12th Sept] at 9:30am Good luck to both teams.

CRICKETERS FAREWELL TO LEN
WEST U10s WIN T20

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.

 

 

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!

 

TOP HONOURS FOR UAJCA PLAYERS

MORE 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

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 provided cricket opportunity for the top player in Yorkshire and the best player in Lancashire in the same year!

 

TROPHIES GALORE AT UAJCA PRESENTATION NIGHT

UNDER-13s COMFORTABLE WIN OVER NIDDERDALE

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

For match report see u13 Festival page.  Scorecard

Manager Ji Mukherjee was well pleased with the outcome although the early UAJCA fielding was below standard, but which improved markedly as the match progressed. We can now look forward with confidence to next week's match with Heavy Woollen District at New Farnley CC