Manager Chloe Chew in her first year at the helm has selected the following squad to contest the 2024 season:

Aarav Raval [Crossflatts], Asim Bashir [Crossflatts], Charlie Hipgrave [Earby], Dougie Cox [Steeton], Jay Taylor [Harden], Joe Hampton [Crossflatts], Louis Haigh [Crossflatts], Ralph Bell [Crosflatts], Ted Chew [Settle], Thomas Norcross [Barnoldswick], Toby Clow [Crossflatts], Zach Lancaster [Barnoldswick]

30 May Huddersfield   UAJCA   Rastrick CC HD6 3QL
23 July Nidderdale   UAJCA   Pateley Bdge CC HG3 5BD
24 July UAJCA   Aire-Wharfe    
Chloe Chew        
UAJCA has been seeking a Team Manager for its under-10 Development squad in 2023. The team will play friendly development matches as at hardball level in anticipation of the Yorkshire Junior Cricket Festival as under-11s in 2024. If you fancy helping our young developing cricketers get on the representative ladder give the Chairman a call.

However, following the UAJCA trials ion 16th April, a number of parents have volunteered to assist Chris Cummings during 2023. The initial squad will be:

Unays Ahmed [GHC], Asim Bashir & Aadam Bashir [both GHC], Aran Beggan, George Donizetti, & Adam Lovell [all Skipton], Ralph Bell, Louis Haigh, Dougie Lunn & Oliver Pennington [all Crossflatts], Ted Chew [Barnoldswick], Arni Fitzpatrick [Haworth], Henry Rayner [U Wharfedale] & Freddie Dawson [Harden].

Other players may be added during the season.

16th APRIL UAJCA Trial SKIPTON CC NETS at 09:00am
28 May Heavy Woollen   UAJCA   Abandoned
10 June UAJCA u10 175 all out UAJCA u11 179-4 Lost by 6 wkts
14 June Aire-Wharfe u11 182-3 UAJCA u10 82-7 Lost by 100 runs
8 July UAJCA u11 77 all out UAJCA u10 48-4 Abandoned
9 July UAJCA 75 all out Aire-Wharfe 151-6 Lost by 76 runs
Chris Cummings        
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 and Sam Charmbury. 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 teh final Plate award went to Huddersfield.

Victory over Scarborough was obtained in terrific style at Harden CC.  After a tough season the batsmen finally clicked and Max Wareing [Haworth] cashed in with 48 runs as opener. His partner John North [Settle] was also in fine fettle and contributed 26 before being adjudged lbw. The advance was maintained by Mohammed Rizwan [Crossflatts] with 12 alongside Jack Godden [Oakworth] who picked up 3 boundaries in his 26 no. The inning closed on a best of the year 161-2.

With the ball in hand Joe Hodgson [Settle] led the attack with aplomb picking up 3-9 in his 4 overs. Louis Haigh [Crossflatts] backed up with 2-4 in a very mature display. There were also wickets for Shaf Badshah [Skipton] and Ralph Bell [Crossflatts] to savour as Scarborough crumpled to 101-9 thanks to 46 runs coming from the numbers 9 and 10.

UAJCA will now play Huddersfield in the Plate Final at Haworth CC on Sunday 4th September [11:00am]

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. Back in May, batsmen Virtue, Daley and Howson helped Huddersfield post a decent score v UAJCA but that was further enhanced by tail-enders Jones and Goldthorpe each with to a total of 131. UAJCA bowlers Joe Hodgson [Settle] 2-5 and Jack Godden [Oakworth] 2-11 led our attack which also had wickets for Betsy Caton [Settle] and Shaaf Badshah [Skipton]. But our batting proved brittle with the highly notable exceptions of John North [Settle] 21 and Jack Godden on 42 and our innings terminated at 101 all out.

But at sunny Meltham CC in July the Huddersfield batsmen again enjoyed our attack, this time posting 149-6 Shaaf and Jack again in the wickets. Settle's Alfred Walker and Oakworth's Sam Charmbury each reached 14 before dismissal but only John North [Settle] was again able to reach double figures and our tally stalled at 71-5 in the 30 overs.

UAJCA  under 10's were defeated by a strong Huddersfield side but they showed great spirit in their performance. UAJCA was on the back foot early on with the loss of Alfred Walker and Rizwan Mahmood who were both bowled by excellent deliveries. An excellent third wicket partnership of 40 between John North (21) and skipper Jack Godden pushed the score on to 48. Jack was finding the boundary regularly and added 29 runs with Oakworth teammate Sam Charmbury before he was dismissed LBW for a very impressive 42 runs. The other batters didn't manage to break double figures but most pleasingly the team batted the full 30 overs out with Ralph Bell and Shaaf Baadsah showing good patience while at the crease as UAJCA closed on 101-8.

Jack Godden opened the bowling and got the team off to a great start clean bowling Huddersfield's opening batsman on the fourth ball of the innings on his way to claiming 2-10. Seb Oliver opened from the other end and his pace and bounce was unlucky to return no wickets, but he only conceded 4 runs from his 3 tidy overs. The next four batsmen for Huddersfield were all retired not out following impressive innings.
This then brought a great spell of bowling which saw us take 4 wickets with just 13 runs being added. Left armer Joe Hodgson bowled an excellent 2 over spell to finish with 2-5. Shaaf Baadshah's accurate bowling was rewarded with a wicket (1-5) before Betsy Caton wrapped the innings up to finish with 1-7 as Huddersfield closed on 131. There was a catch each for Jack Godden and Louis Haigh. Despite the defeat there were plenty of positives for the team take from their performance and the coaches will be looking to work on the areas for improvement during our Saturday training sessions. Finally, a huge thanks to Richard Falkingham and Harden CC who were great hosts and provided excellent teas at the interval.
10th April UAJCA TRIAL Skipton CC Nets at 09:00am
15th May UAJCA 101-8 Huddersfield 131 all out          Lost by 30 runs
12th June UAJCA 54 all out Nidderdale 56-0                     Lost by 10 wkts
17th July Nidderdale   UAJCA                     Rain
31st July Huddersfield 149-6 UAJCA 71-5 Lost by 78 runs                   
21st Aug UAJCA 161-2 Scarborough 101-9 Won by 60 runs
4th Sept UAJCA 117-8 Huddersfield 126 all out Lost by 9 runs
23rd May Huddersfield 130-9 UAJCA        85-9
13th June Nidderdale 89 all out UAJCA 97-7 UAJCA won by 8 runs
11th July UAJCA 75-2 Huddersfield 73 all out UAJCA won by 2 runs
8th Aug Lds-Wetherby   UAJCA   Leeds-Wetherby conceded
15th Aug UAJCA 44 all out Nidderdale 47-3 Nidderdale won by 7 wickets


Goldsborough CC near Knaresborough was the venue for our third match and we took or first win of the year. We tallied 97-7 with contributions from Albie Ellis [Oakworth] 21, Elliot Howarth [Steeton] 20, Will McPherson [Crossflatts] 11 and Harrison Butterfield [Long Lee] 11. A late order 9no from Oliver Pennington [Crossflatts] helped. With the bat Nidderdale struggled to 60-8 and a clear cut win looked likely. A rearguard action took the home side into the 80s only to be broken by Will's bowling. Freddie Padgett took the final wicket at 91 all out.

Well done boys, getting better game by game. PLEASE NOTE the next match vs Huddersfield at Bradley CC has been re-scheduled to the 11th July [NOT 18th July]

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, many of whom have had little hard-ball experience. 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.

AIRE-WHARFE TOO STRONG IN 2019 K3 FINAL         15 Sep 19
Three Aire-Wharfe batsmen featured strongly in the K3 Dental Final, no more than Charlie Machell who racked up 69 not out. UAJCA leading bowlers performed well conceding just 90 runs in their collective 22 overs. But the back-up bowling proved less economical. The pick of our bowlers was Eddie Fordham [Oxenhope] who picked up 2-24.  Under-9 Joe Powell [Oakworth] also shone with 1-24. Machell had top support from Rathore [35] and Griffin [25] to set a 168-5 total.

Opener Noah Kennedy scored 20 before an unfortunate run out and Alex Hall contributed well with 21 and a late 11no from Fordham helped boost our response. But only to 99all out after 25 overs. Machell also proved the winners best bowler with 2-4.


Under-10s manager Mark Stoneman reports a highly successful team performance in the inaugural Nidderdale 100-ball tournament. Report from Mark........









UAJCA u10s attended the inaugural 100-Ball tournament held at Studley Royal CC, UAJCA were drawn in a group containing Huddersfield, Nidderdale B & Halifax.

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

So it was onto the final which was against Nidderdale A, and with the day slightly overrunning the match was reduced to a 60-ball game, this was always going to be a close match, UAJCA had won all 3 group stage games, Nidderdale A had won just two. UAJCA Batted first and found it tougher to get runs off the Nidderdale A bowling attack, however once we warmed up we finished our innings on 60-1 (Thomas Mountain 29*, Charlie Price 16*, Ryan Lee 2) and so it was out to field we went…UAJCA gave another strong fielding performance and battled valiantly however with just 10 balls remaining Nidderdale A needed just 8 runs to win, then 6 runs, then 4 and with 3 balls remaining Nidderdale A found the boundary to win with a score of 61-3 (Oliver Bija 1-1, Archie Ward 1-5, Ryan Lee 1-5). Player of the match went to Oliver Bija for his great fielding and bowling return of 1-1.

The whole team were fantastic throughout a long day, every member of the squad worked hard and bowled, batted and fielded very well which is really positive sign ahead of our K3 cup final match on 15th September!


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

Batting first, UAJCA lost an early wicket, Noah Kennedy [Skipton] at 9-2 and then skipper Sam Stoneman [Sutton] was run out for 4 at 19-2. Earby' Ben Jolly remained resolute and added a further 13 with Ryan Lee [Skipton] to take UAJCA o  to 32-3. The arrival of Ed Fordham [Oxenhope] produced a great pairing with Ben which added another 63 runs for a final tally of 95-4 in our [agreed] 25 overs. Ben posted a terrific 36 [five 4s] with Ed remaining unbowed on 26 not out [three 4s].

The score challenged the Nidderdale batsmen although opener Crabtree chipped in 24 to their cause. The UAJCA bowling was exemplary with Ed and Sam conceding just 14 runs from their combined 10 overs whilst claiming 4 wickets. The attack continued to excel until encountered no 7 Atkinson when UAJCA was in the ascendancy with Nidderdale on 47-5. There were 3 ducks to follow for Nidderdale thanks to the continued excellent bowling which brought wickets every one of our bowlers. At 67-9 our opponents looked out for the count but Atkinson was still there resisting well. He struck six 4s but was finally bowled by Noah for 31, with his team 7 runs adrift of UAJCA. What  a fantastic effort taking all 10 Nidderdale wickets with 17 balls in hand. Now for the Final boys.... watch this space! Scorecard


At Haworth, the under-10s took on a strong Huddersfield team and performed well. The bowlers were led by Charlie Price [Skipton] with 2-15 in a 10-man attack. Huddersfield tallied 138-7 with 3 of their batsmen retiring.  Our loss of two early wickets didn't phase the middle order with Sam Stoneman [Sutton] 28 and Tom Mountain [Embsay] 29 both also retiring. But with four of our batsmen run out, the pressure proved a little too much and we finally fell short by 26 runs at 112-8.


See scorecard opposite: Sam Stoneman [Sutton], Noah Kennedy [Skipton], Thomas Durn [Crossflatts], Harry Hinchcliffe [Crossflatts], Rhys Mazey [Crossflatts], Charlie Goulty [Skipton], Caleb Gledhill [Steeton], Harvey Green [Settle], Tom Raby [Oakworth] & Ben Jolly [Earby]


See Scorecard [right] for match details.

The wide acres of Skipton CC will be the venue for UAJCA u10s Cup-tie against a likely strong Heavy Woollen District on Sunday 10th June [1:30pm]. Manager Jon Hall has built on the good work at Pateley Bridge and brought in Alex Hall, Rhys Mazey and Alex Byrne into the 12-man squad. The full team is: Thomas Chapman [Capt, Earby], Joe Birks [Skipton], Joe Horton [Skipton], Thomas Durn [Crossflatts], Tom Raby [Oakworth], Rhys Mazey [Crossflatts], Alex Hall [Earby], Alex Byrne [W-K Earby], Edward Whaley [Settle], Harry Hinchcliffe [Crossflatts], Harvey Green [Settle] and Eshaan Lodhi [Gt Horton Ch].  Good luck boys.


The first U10 UAJCA fixture of the season at a cloudy but mainly dry Pateley Brige CC proved a real run-fest. A 35-over match had UAJCA first to the crease. Openers Joe Birks [Skipton] and Thomas Durn [Crossflatts] got UAJCA off to a great start before Thomas was a first loss for a cracking 19 at 46-1. Sadly Joe Horton [Skipton] followed him back to the pavilion next ball for a duck. Eshaan Lodhi [GHC] grabbed the bull by the horns and smashed his way to 16 before being bowled at 71-3 after 16 overs. A wonderful stand of 63 between Joe and skipper Thomas Chapman [Earby] pushed our total upwards and led to a retirement for Joe on 53 no [8 fours]. A solid 11 from Harvey Green [Settle] aided Thomas who was retired on 43no after a sterling display with 8 fours. Our innings closed on an above-par 171-7 after everyone had batted. Bowlers Sorrell and Holdsworth each claimed 2 wickets for Nidderdale.

Some very tight and controlled bowling from UAJCA began to restrict the early Nidderdale batsmen. A superb catch by Joe Horton brought a wicket for skipper Chapman at 11-1 and soon tat was 23-2 with Eckard [5] clean bowled by a very effective Harry Hinchcliffe [Crossflatts]. After 15 overs Nidderdale stood at 71-3 with Ball superbly recovery run out by Ed Whaley [Settle] after Ed had dropped him in the covers. The first of several retirements from the Nidderdale manager [who was to use 15 players] was Higgins for 20. Oakworth;s Tom Raby really turned the screw with 3 overs of accurate left-arm bowling for just 2 runs and a thrilling clean bowled of Collings for 2. From 81-4 Nidderdale fell to 91-7 in the 23rd over. The wickets went to Charlie Goulty , Harvey Green and Joe Birks. This was the final wicket to fall as Nidderdale better batsmen took charge and bowlers Freya Craddock [Earby], Goulty [Skipton], Ed Whaley {Settle] and Eshaan took the brunt of their charge.

At 106-7 in the 26th over and needing 66 to win from 9 overs Nidderdale looked to be faced with a very difficult task. But they knuckled down well and the next 4 overs brought 46 runs and a total of 152-7. Now needing 20 to win from 4 overs looed a distinct possibility. The last over was bowled by Tom Raby when the home side needed just 3 to win and he couldn't stop the boundary.

Nidderdale had scored 70 from the final 10 overs to overhaul a decent UAJCA total and have to be applauded for their resilience. UAJCA have now had a good look at the 11 players and will be able to provide good feedback to manager Jon Hall for next week's Cup match at Skipton vs Heavy Woollen District.

 7th April UAJCA trial   10:30am S Craven
 26th May H Woollen




 2nd June UAJCA




  Sheffield   UAJCA   Sheffield withdraw
  UAJCA   New Delhi   Cancelled
 7th July UAJCA

112 ao



Lost by 26 runs
 4th Aug UAJCA



88 ao

Won by 7 runs
 11th Aug Huddersfield   UAJCA   2:00pm at TBC
 1st Sept Nidderdale   UAJCA   2nd of 8 teams
 15th Sept UAJCA

99 ao

Aire-Wharfe 168-5 Lost by 69 runs


Mark Stoneman 07702-701184 or
John Hall 07791-077748 or
 8th April UAJCA trial 10:30am S Craven
 3rd June Nidderdale 173-7 UAJCA 171-7 Lost by 3 wkts
10th June UAJCA 50-10 H Woollen 117-10 Lost by 67 runs
 8th July Huddersfield 155-9 UAJCA 139-7 Lost by 16 runs
29th July UAJCA   Huddersfield   Rain
 5th Aug Huddersfield 118-10 UAJCA 110-10 Lost by 8 runs
Sun 5 August 2018 Upperthong CC


Taylor Robinson ct Sam Stoneman b Joe Horton
J Brook   b Harry Hinchcliffe
Harry Fraklin ct Rhys Mazey b Ben Harrison
Kane Davies ct Thomas Chapman b Thomas Durn
Alfie Rose   b Rhys Mazey
Joseph Hayes   b Thomas Chapman
Harry Sullivan   b Joe Horton
Hugo Bennett   b Thomas Durn
Evan Chapman   b Joe Horton
Joe Caulfield   b Thomas Chapman
Charlie Shaw not out  
Extras b12, w9, nb17


Total [27.2 overs]  

118 all out

Alex Hall  2-0-13-0, Joe Horton 4-0-6-3, Rhys Mazey 3-0-18-1, Harry Hinchcliffe  4-0-14-1, Charlie Goulty 2-0-3-0, Noah Kennedy 2-0-14-0, Ben Harrison 2-0-10-1, Sam Stoneman 2-0-15-0, Thomas Durn 2.2-0-9-2, Thomas Chapman 4-2-4-2


Rhys Mazey      
Thomas Durn ct Harry Sullivan b Joe Caulfield


Thomas Chapman ct J Brook b Harry Sullivan 11
Ryan Lee ct & b Hugo Bennett  
Joe Horton   b Taylor Robinson


Alex Hall ct Hugo Bennett Charlie Shaw


Sam Stoneman   b Taylor Robinson


Harry Hinchcliffe st Harry Franklin b Taylor Robinson


Charlie Goulty ct Harry Franklin b Taylor Robinson


Noah Kennedy not out  


Ben Harrison   b Alfie Rose



b8, lb3, w12, nb10


Total [27.2 overs]    

110 all out

Charlie Shaw 4-1-9-1, Joe Caulfield 3-1-11-1, Evan Chapman  2-0-17-0, Hugo Bennett 3-1-17-1, Harry Sullivan 3-0-15-2, Joseph Hayes  1-0-1-0, Alfie Rose 3.2-1-18-1, Kane Davies 2-1-4-0, Taylor Robinson 4-3-1-4, J Brook 1-0-6-0
Sun 8 July 2018 at Scholes CC


J Jagger not out  
R Clayton    
K Davies    
A Armitage    
J Brook    
H Frankland not out  
N Fox    
W North    
B Bullock    
H Green    
10 only    
Extras b22, lb2, w11, nb5


Total [29 overs]     155-9
Alex Hall  2-0-13-0, Tom Raby 3-0-8-2, Rhys Mazey 3-0-18-1, Harry Hinchcliffe  3-0-8-0, Caleb Gledhill 3-0-17-1, Charlie Goulty 3-0-9-0, Noah Kennedy 3-0-14-1, Ben Jolly 3-0-11-0, Sam Stoneman 2-0-12-1, Thomas Durn 2-0-11-1, Harvey Green 1-0-8-1


Thomas Durn    


Sam Stoneman    


Rhys Mazey not out  


Harvey Green    


Tom Raby not out  


Alex Hall    


Ben Jolly    


Charlie Goulty     5
Caleb Gledhill     2
Noah Kennedy not out  


Harry Hinchcliffe not out  



b24, lb5, w11, nb6


Total [30 overs]     139-7
A Armitage 4-0-6-1, B Bullock 4-0-22-1, R Clayton  3-0-9-0, H Frankland 3-0-10-1, K Davies 3-1-5-0, J Brook  4-0-11-0, W Worth 3-0-25-1, N Fox  3-0-11-0, H Green 3-0-11-0
Sun 10 June 2018 at Skipton CC [K3 Dental Cup]


M Exelsey ct Alex Hall Thomas Chapman
W Hunter b Thomas Chapman
C Paul b Thomas Chapman
J Stevenson run out  
D White b Joe Birks
L Silverwood b Joe Horton
R Patel b Alex Hall
J Toulsen ct Alex Hall Rhys Mazey
N Lye b Harry Hinchcliffe
R Squires b Thomas Chapman
T Cooper not out  
Extras b19, lb1, w9, nb9


Total [26.0 overs]     117  all out
Thomas Chapman 6-0-24-4, Joe Birks 5-1-19-1, Alex Hall  3-0-10-1, Tom Raby 3-0-10-0, Rhys Mazey 3-0-14-1, Joe Horton 3-1-7-1, Harry Hinchcliffe  3-1-13-1


Joe Birks ct R Squires T Cooper


Thomas Durn run out  


Joe Horton b R Patel


Thomas Chapman b R Patel


Eshaan Lodhi b R Patel


Harvey Green b C Palmer


Alex Hall ct & b R Patel


Alex Byrne ct R Squires 3
Rhys Mazey ct English R Squires 0
Ed Whaley ct & b R Squires


Harry Hinchcliffe not out  



b15, w7, nb4


Total [26 overs]     50 all out
C Paul 1-0-8-0, L Silverwood 3-1-7-0, J Stevenson  4-2-2-0, R Patel 6-2-6-4, C Palmer 3-0-8-1, T Cooper 3-1-2-1, R Squires 4-1-2-3, N Lye  2-2-0-0
Sun 3 June 2018 at Pateley Bridge CC


Joe Birks retired  


Thomas Durn b O Holdsworth


Joe Horton ct A Jenkins O Holdsworth


Eshaan Lodhi b B Robinson


Thomas Chapman retired  


Harvey Green ct T Sharkey A Jenkins


Ed Whaley ct A Jenkins A Sorrell


Tom Raby b A Sorrell


Harry Hinchcliffe not out  


Charlie Goulty not out  


Freya Craddock ct T Sharkey Hamill


Extras b1, w8, nb8


Total [35.0 overs]     171-7
A Sorrell 4-1-20-2, C Sutcliffe 4-0-19-0, J Sprowell 2-0-9-0, M Bradshaw 2-0-14-0, T Higgins 2-0-10-0, H Hamill 4-0-9-1, O Holdsworth 3-0-20-2, T Sharkey 1-0-1-0, E Little 2-1-3-0, P Rowley 2-0-13-0, B Robinson 2-0-6-1, T Robinson 2-0-17-0, B Eckard 1-0-1-0, H Collings 2-0-19-0, A Jenkins 3-0-7-1


A Sorrell ct Joe Horton Thomas Chapman


B Eckard b Harry Hinchcliffe


T Higgins retired  


H Ball run out Ed Whaley  


H Collings b Tom Raby


M Bradshaw ct Eshaan Lodhi Charlie Goulty


J Sprowell ct Ed Whaley Harvey Green


E Little not out   13
P Rowley b Joe Birks 1
O Holdsworth retired  


T Sharkey not out  


C Sutcliffe retired   1
H Hamill retired   12
T Robinson retired   10
B Robinson retired   1


b10, w10, nb3


Total [22 overs]    


Thomas Chapman 4-1-7-1, Joe Horton 4-0-12-0, Harry Hinchcliffe  3-0-15-1, Freya Craddock 3-1-21-0, Charlie Goulty 3-0-25-1, Tom Raby 3.2-1-6-1, Joe Birks  4-1-12-1, Harvey Green 3-0-10-1, Ed Whaley 3-0-24-0, Eshaan Lodhi 2-0-19-0, Thomas Durn 2-0-12-0



Our final match of 2017 was a return Development fixture with Nidderdale at a resplendent sunny Bingley Congs Beckfoot ground.

An early wicket for Tom Chapman bowling Drake gave a great start for our boys. In the 7th over a second scalp was taken [Kittel for 4] by Tom Rowell soon after opener Harwood had retired hurt on 12. Harwood returned to put bat to ball to get the tins moving. He added 24 with no 3 Kennedy who was next to fall for 13 bowled by Hamza Saeed. 49-3 in the 12th over.  The no 5 was Ryder who played second fiddle to Harwood, who continued to rack up the boundaries. But it was a smart direct hit from Joe Birks that ended his assault on 34 [6 fours] at 81-4 in the 18th over. From this point the run rate fell as UAJCA bowlers began to get on top. Sharkey was next to go for 9 lbw to a frugal Owais Mahmood at 90-5. Owais and Joe shared a tremendous bowling spell that ended with 6-3-4-5. Owais was on song to some tune and took 4 for 1 in 3 overs. Nidderdale were reduced to 95-9 having lost 5 wickets for 5 runs. When Tom Rowell returned to pick up Sorrell for 7 the innings was ended at 108 all out.

Owais, Joe, Tom Rowell had combined superbly to give us a chance of victory in our 3rd meeting of the year. Tom Chapman got us off the mark with a cracking 4 but at 13 in the 4th over he tamely bobbed one up to give Nidderdale a breakthrough. Aaron Wiseman remained resolute if not always concentrating, his wild swings occasionally making connection. After Alex Hall was bowled by Sorrell for 3, Aaron settled with Joe Birks to build a partnership. It was a steady one and Aaron was retired for 18 after smashing a beamer for a stunning 6. Joe teamed with Hamza Saeed but their partnership also became a  little static in the wake of better bowling from Nidderdale. We began to fall behind the run-rate. Hamza too retired for 16 after a flurry of 3 boundaries. Settle's Harvey Green joined the fray and struck a sweet boundary but was bowled by Barker, who also had Tom Rowell ct & bowled first ball to swing the match more firmly towards our visitors. After Joe Birks was retired for  a solid 24 Tom Raby went for 3 to the returning Harwood and we had stalled at 103-5 in the 27th over.  With 3 overs to get 6 runs we were surely favourites but we lost Max Williams for 2 and Moheed Shafiq for 1 to get the collywobbles wobbling. The last over was reached still needing 4 to win. At 105-8 after Mustapha Hussain was run out for no score. Hamza and Joe returned [Owais unable to bat] and a 2 from Hamza brought us to 107-8, just one behind with 2 balls left. Unbelievably we managed to scramble 2 byes without getting bat on ball but won the match off the last ball. Phewwwwwww!!

But what a match from two well matched sides. The bowlers on both sides had worked hard to recover their positions and of course the 4 for 1 from Owais was a turning point for UAJCA. The batting owed much to Joe, Hamza and Aaron who scored 61 between them. In a match which had 62 extras it seems odd to praise the bowlers and we should also recognise that batting wasn't easy on a low bounce pitch.


Our penultimate match of 2017 was a return Development fixture with Huddersfield proved just as testing as the previous 6 matches. The squad has suffered by constant unavailability of players which does not help any of them improve by working on weaknesses.

A strong Huddersfield team batted well after being inserted on a green deck but despite better bowling and keeping the batters found space and hit the bad balls to the boundary. Ed Whaley was exceptional in the field preventing several boundaries at point. And Thomas Rowell captained his first game well.

Double wickets again for Hamza Saeed and Harry  Atherton for few runs but it was a big target to chase.

The batting rotation didn’t go to plan and only newbie under 9 Harvey Green made double figures as wickets were given away with loose shots in the air (3 caught) or lacking a straight bat (6 bowled), though the low bounce didn’t help.  And we didn’t manage to bat the overs to get the score a bit closer. But another game with some improvements and successes and several things to work on.


The week after our first encounter with First Cricket at Ingrow CC, we made the return journey to an ECB Premier League Ground at Louth CC. What an experience!

A wonderful ground, a wonderful reception and hospitality and some terrific cricket to watch and savour. The team was missing regulars Tom Rowell, Tom Chapman, Eshaan Lodhi and Arran Wiseman. So a makeshift line-up included 6 un-capped under-11s, not selected for their fixture at Ossett.

First Cricket had first use and their openers proved immovable until after the 2nd drinks interval after 20 overs. By then their score had advanced to 80-0 with their top 3 all retiring. After the break Richard Bradley [Settle] and Harry Atherton [Steeton] each picked off a pair of batsmen, as 2 of our most effective bowlers. First Cricket tallied an above-par 117-4 with some quality batting.

With the bat we made a disastrous start, losing four batsmen with the score on 19. Both Richard Bradley [Settle] and Elis Jones [Oakworth] made 8 and were looking good  before dismissal. It looked like a heavy loss was in the offing. But we were entertained to a remarkable stand by Elliot Ashley [Skipton] and Louis Stephens [Oakworth], the diminutive pair adding 72 runs for the 6th wicket. Both revelations, concentrating on keeping the ball on the ground and wisely refusing aerial options. Louis was eventually run out for a sterling 22. Elliot was retired by manager Ji Mukherjee for 23, and he left the field to a deserved accolade from the decent crowd. WUAJCA was still some way short of the 117 from First Cricket, still requiring 40m to win from just 6 overs.









It looked a tall order but debutant Noah Smith [Skipton] changed that perception. He mixed aggression with careful gap-finding to add a personal 12 to the team tally with another 7 coming from Earby prospect Niall Sagar. By the last over we required 11 to win; not inconceivable based on that which had gone before. There our challenge ended as 3 wickets fell 'going for it'. Our tally of 106 all was a great effort.

After the match Arran Brindle spoke kindly of the new friendships, quality competition and fun enjoyed in both our encounters. UAJCA heartily agreed to make the H&A matches an annual event. Roll on 2018, the planning is already in hand.


A really warm sunny afternoon at Ingrow CC proved a perfect setting for our first ever match against a team from Lincolnshire.

First Cricket restricted UAJCA to 101-6 in their 30 overs. UAJCA top batsmen proved to be the GHC pair Hamza Saeed [29] and Mustapha Hussain [21] whilst u-9 debutants Rhys Mazey [Crossflatts] and Ed Whaley [Settle] slotted in nicely. First Cricket went on to reach 102-9 as our boys rued insufficient runs but bowlers but all our bowlers did well with Hamza adding to his runs with 2 for 1. Aaron McRae's run outs proved vital in keeping us in the chase. Next Sunday [23rd] sees the return visit to Lincolnshire when we hope to reverse the result.

Thanks were fulsome from both sides for the hospitality from the Ingrow club.


The steady progress made by the UAJCA under-10s was maintained but victory was thrown away by some poor decision making and wayward bowling. Huddersfield took first dig and soon had a wicket down from Moheed Shafiq. Armison and Ainley batted well for 15 and 10 but a run out for Stokes [by Moheed] pegged them back a little. Debutant Niall Sagar [Earby] picked up the scalp of Stanicliffe [0] to make his mark. Retirements for Swann [10] and Davies [5] heralded a fight-back from UAJCA with a brace for skipper Archie Phillipson and one for Tom Rowell. The whole innings had though been peppered by wayward bowling resulting in a total of 50 extras to add to the 53 from Huddersfield on 103-6.

With the bat Archie Phillipson led the way, finally totalling a quality 27 no whilst Tom Rowell [13] and Moheed Shafiq [9] also shone. Under-9s Eshaan, Alex and Tom [Raby] did well considering the age differential whilst overall we tallied 68 from the bat. The Huddersfield bowlers were not nearly so profligate with the extras and only 28 came our way to total 96-9 and suffer a 7-run defeat in the last over. The difference of 22 in the extras tally cost us dearly. Lesson learnt!!


UAJCA under-10s gave a real good account of themselves in the end with a bowling and fielding performance which made up for a below par batting performance. Top bowlers were Moeed Shafiq & Hamza Saeed, each with a brace with opening bowler Tom Rowell also on form. Under-9 Tom Raby claimed a wicket-maiden. Our batting was boosted by 27 extras from the wayward Aire-Wharfe bowlers but our batsman-ship was off-colour. Our bowlers by contrast gave away just 10 extras. So this year we leave the Asylum Plate in the 1st round but look forward to our development match at Upperthong CC against Huddersfield in advance of H & A matches with Louth and our long trip for 2017.


See score-card opposite. A heavy defeat by a very competenet Aire-Wharfe was the result. However Ji learned a lot about the players which will be very useful for the Plate competition and the Louth & Huddersfield fixtures. Batsmen Hamza Saeed and Thomas Chapman opened well scoring 28 between them. Plenty of others got off the mark but dint really go on. None of our bowlers managed a wicket but good economy came from Owais Mahmood, Moeed Shafiq & Harry Atherton.


The first u10s warm up match Harrogate CC resulted in a win by Nidderdale by 4 wickets. UAJCA batted first and soon lost Joe Birks [0] and Alex Hall [1]. No 4 Tom Raby, called up from the u-9s also was out for 0 to put us in some early trouble. Harry Atherton [Steeton] and Mustapha Hussain [GHC] led a recovery as Harry scored 15 and Mustapha a handy 17 before Aaron Wiseman also fell for a 3rd duck. The lower order was well marshalled by Moeed Shafiq and he deservedly retired on an unbeaten 27. His Skipton team-mate Aaron MacRae added a useful 14no to carry us to 111-8 after 25 overs.

Moeed also struck early for UAJCA with the ball and his 2-7 set the tone for a tighter match. Nidderdale no 4 Kennedy proved a rock for his side with 31 before Tom Durn [Crossflatts] had him bowled. No 7 Shaw too proved a handful and finished not out on 26 whilst Robinson added 10 no to his 2 wickets. Nidderdale reached 115-6 after 20.2 overs.

Ji's assessment was that with some minor tweaks the team may do well.

 9th April UAJCA trials       South Craven
30th April UAJCA u10 80 all out UAJCA u11 160-4 u11s by 80 runs
14th May Nidderdale 115-6 UAJCA 111-8 Lost by 4 wkts
11th June UAJCA 86-8 Aire-Wharfe 87-0 Lost by 10 wkts
02nd July Nidderdale 53-7 UAJCA 52 all out Lost by 3 wkts
09th July Huddersfield 103-6 UAJCA 96-9 Lost by 7 runs
16th July UAJCA 102-6 Louth [Lincs] 102-9 Lost by 1 wkt
23rd July Louth [Lincs] 117-4 UAJCA 106 all out Lost by 11 runs
30th July UAJCA 50 all out Huddersfield 126-6 Lost by 76 runs
28th August UAJCA 109-9 Nidderdale 108 all out Won  by 1 wkt
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Mon 28 August 2017 at Bingley Congs CC


W Harwood run out Joe Birks 34
Drake b Tom Chapman 0
Kennedy b Hamza Saeed   13
Kittle b Tom Rowell   4
Ryder b Owais Mahmood   8
Sharkey lbw Owais Mahmood   9
Barker ct Hamza Saeed Owais Mahmood   1
Harvey b Owais Mahmood 0
Heffron b Joe Birks 0
Sorrell b Tom Rowell 7
Holdsworth not out     3
Extras b6, lb2, w15, nb6  


Total [29.3 overs]      

108 all out

Moeed Shafiq 2-0-4-0,Tom Chapman 3-0-9-1, Tom Rowell 2.3-0-9-2, Alex Hall 3-0-16-0, Hamza Saeed 3-0-9-1, aaron Wiseman 3-0-15-0, Tom Raby 3-0-11-0, Max Williams 2-0-12-0, Joe Birks 3-2-3-1, Owais Mahmood 3-2-1-4, Mustapha Hussain 2-0-8-0


Tom Chapman [c] ct ? Harvey


Aaron Wiseman retired    


Alex Hall b Sorrell


Joe Birks retired    


Hamza Saeed [wk] retired    


Harvey Green b Barker  


Tom Rowell ct & b Barker  


Max Williams ct ? Drake   2
Tom Raby b Harwood   3
Moheed Shafiq b Harwood  


Mustapha Hussain run out    


Owais Mahmood absent      


b8, lb5, w11, nb9  


Total [22 overs]      


Harvey 4-1-14-1, Barker 4-2-7-2, Heffron  2-0-4-0, Sorrell 3-0-18-1, Holdsworth 3-0-16-0, Drake 3-1-15-1, Kennedy 3-1-2-0, Harwood 4-0-7-2, Ryder 2-0-5-0, Kittel 2-0-18-0
Sun 30th July 2017 at Bingley Congs CC


O Thomas retired   9
N Wood retired     17
E Nightingale retired     27
C Sutcliffe b Owais Mahmood   1
C Tracey ct Thomas Rowell Mooheed Shafiq   15
P Armison not out     7
C Taylor b Harry Atherton   2
T Fraine lbw Hamza Saeed 10
A Stanicliffe lbw Harry Atherton 0
L Swann b Hamza Saeed 0
B Sylvestre not out     18
Extras b10, lb1, w6, nb3  


Total [30 overs]      


Moeed Shafiq 4-2-6-1, Owais Mahmood 3-1-8-1, Mustapha Hussain 3-0-14-0, Harry Atherton 4-2-9-2, Hamza Saeed 3-0-10-2, Max Williams 2-0-9-0, Ed Whaley 2-0-6-0, Thomas Rowell 4-0-17-0, Thomas Durn 2-0-21-0, Rhys Mazey 3-0-16-0,


Hamza Saeed ct C Tracey C Taylor


Mustapha Hussain b C Sutcliffe  


Thomas Rowell [c] b B Sylvestre


Owais Mahmood b E Nightingale  


Harry Atherton ct & b A Stanicliffe  


Max Williams run out    


Harvey Green b L Swann  


Ed Whaley not out     8
Rhys Mazey b C Sutcliffe   0
Moheed Shafiq ct & b C Sutcliffe  


Thomas Durn b C Sutcliffe  



b4, lb5, w4, nb2  


Total [22 overs]      

50 all out

C Taylor 3-1-9-1, B Sylvestre 2-2-0-1, C Sutcliffe  3-3-0-4, C Tracey 2-1-1-0, E Nightingale 2-2-0-1, P Armison 2-0-7-0, O Thomas 2-0-6-0, L Swann 3-0-12-1, N Wood 3-1-3-0
Sun 23rd July 2017 at Louth CC


A Cartledge retired   18
H Rogers retired     21
H Brindle retired     20
H Houseman ct Elis Jones Harry Atherton   13
S West b Harry Atherton   0
L Wright not out     6
E Garner b Richard Bradley   0
M Key b Richard Bradley 1
S Sillett not out   7
I Fisher dnb    
B Billings dnb      
J Brindle dnb      
Extras b7, lb2, w14, nb8  


Total [30 overs]      


Moeed Shafiq 4-0-11-0, Owais Mahmood 3-0-19-0, Elis Jones 3-1-2-0, Elliot Ashley 3-1-3-0, Noah Smith 2-0-9-0, Niall Sagar 2-0-5-0, Louis Stephens 1-0-6-0, S Meldon, 2-0-13-0, Mustapha Hussain 2-0-12-0, Harry Atherton 3-1-5-2, Richard Bradley 3-0-5-2, Hamza Saeed 2-0-13-0


Richard Bradley b H Brindle


Elis Jones ct J Brindle S Sillett  


Hamza Saeed ct & b B Billings


Elliot Ashley retired    


Moeed Shafiq run out Hayden    


Mustapha Hussain b S West  


Louis Stephens run out Billings    


Noah Smith b S West   12
Harry Atherton b H Brindle   0
Niall Sagar ct M Key A Cartledge  


Owais Mahmood ct H Brindle B Billings  


S Meldon not out    



b5, lb1, w10, nb7  


Total [29.1 overs]      


H Houseman 2-0-11-0, S Sillett 2-0-14-1, B Billings  4-2-3-2, H Brindle 4-2-9-2, S West 3.1-0-13-1, L Wright 2-0-8-0, I Fisher 3-0-13-0, J Brindle 2-0-4-0, E Garner 1-0-11-0, M Key 2-0-14-0, H Rogers 2-0-5-0, A Cartledge 2-1-4-1
Sun 16th July 2017 at Ingrow CC


Thomas Rowell b S Sillett 12
Harry Atherton retired     6
Hamza Saeed retired     29
Mustapha Hussain retired     21
Moheed Shafiq b A West   0
Aaron Wiseman ct Cartledge E Garner   0
Aarom McRae b H Brindle   3
Tom Raby run out   0
Owais Mahmood b H Houseman 2
Edward Whaley not out   1
Rhys Mazey not out     2
Extras b4, lb1, w11, nb10  


Total [30 overs]      


S Sillett 3-0-15-1, H Houseman 6-3-5-1, H Brindle 5-3-4-1, E Garner 4-1-7-1, M Key 3-0-15-0, A West 5-0-11-1, B Billings 2-0-5-0, J Brindle, 1-0-8-0, L Stubbs 1-0-9-0,


M Cartledge not out  


M Key run out    


H Brindle run out A McRae  


H Houseman b Tom Raby  


A West b Harry Atherton  


S Sillett run out A McRae    


E Garner b Owais Mahmood  


J Brindle b Hamza Saeed   5
L Stubbs b Hamza Saeed   0
B Billings b Moheed Shafiq  


? dnb      


b10, lb2, w3, nb1  


Total [28.2 overs]      


Moeed Shafiq 2.2-0-13-1, Thomas Rowell 4-0-14-0, Owais Mahmood  4-0-9-1, Mustapha Hussain 3-0-13-0, Rhys Mazey 2-0-3-0, Arran McRae 2-0-13-0, Ed Whaley 2-0-12-0, Tom Raby 3-0-15-1, Harry Atherton 4-1-5-1, Hamza Saeed 2-0-1-2
Sun 9th July 2017 at Upperthong CC

Huddersfield JCL

B Sylvestre b Moheed Shafiq 1
P Armison not out     15
L Ainley retired     10
R Stokes run out Shafiq     0
A Stanicliffe b Niall Sagar   0
L Swann retired     10
K Davies retired     5
C Tracey b Archie Phillipson 6
R Clayton ct Atherton Thomas Rowell 0
J Thackray b Archie Phillipson 1
O Thomas [c] not out     5
Extras b24, lb4, w17, nb5  


Total [30 overs]      


Moheed Shafiq 3-1-6-1, Tom Raby 3-0-8-0, Mustapha Hussain 3-1-5-0, Harry Atherton 3-1-2-0, Niall Sagar 3-0-16-1, Eshaan Lodhi 3-0-13-0, Arran Wiseman 2-0-8-0, Hamza Saeed, 3-1-8-0, Owais Mahmood 2-2-0-0, Thomas Rowell 3-1-8-1, Archie Phillipson 2-1-2-2


Archie Phillipson [c] not out  


Hamza Saeed ct Ainley Thomas  


Mohammed Hussain run out  


Thomas Rowell ct Swann Clayton  


Eshaan Lodhi st Ainley Armison  


Owais Mahmood ct & b Tracey  


Harry Atherton run out    


Tom Raby retired     4
Arran Wiseman run out     3
Moeed Shafiq ct Stokes  


Niall Sagar not out    


Alex Byrne [wk] b Davies  



b8, lb3, w11, nb6  


Total [30 overs]      


Thomas 3-0-11-1, Thackray 3-1-11-0, Sylvestre 3-0-14-1, Armison 3-2-1-1, Swann 3-0-6-0, Tracey 3-0-6-0, Stanicliffe 3-1-7-1, Clayton 3-0-5-1, Davies 3-0-6-1, Stokes 3-0-18-1
Sun 2nd July 2017 at Harrogate CC


Joe Birks ct Harwood Barker   2
Thomas Rowell b Harvey   3
Moeed Shafiq b Harvey   4
Hamza Saeed b Old   1
Arron MacRae b Old   0
Arron Wiseman b Harwood   6
Harry Atherton ct & b Ryder   0
Mustapha Hussain b Harwood   8
Tom Raby b Short   1
Owais Mahmood no     0
Niall Sagar b Harwood   0
Extras b5, lb5,w15, nb2  



52 all out

Kittel 2-0-4-0, Barker 2-1-3-1, Harvey 2-1-2-2, Old 2-0-2-2, Robinson 2-1-4-0, Ryder 2-1-3-1, Kennedy 2-0-3-0, Watson, 2-0-2-0, Short 2-1-1-1, Harwood 1.2-0-3--1

Nidderdale JCL

J Short b Thomas Rowell


W Harwood b Moeed Shafiq  


Z Kennedy ct Raby Mohammed Hussain


C Ryder b Moeed Shafiq  


S Barker no    


J Old lbw Hamza Saeed  


B Kittel b Hamza Saeed  


O Watson b Tom Raby   4
A Robinson no     1
Harvey dnb      
? dnb      
? dnb      
Extras b1, lb1, w5, nb3  




Thomas Rowell 4-2-9-1, Moeed Shafiq 4-1-13-2, Hamza Saeed 2-0-3-2, Mohammed Hussain 3-0-13-1, Owais Mahmood 2-0-4-0, Tom Raby 1-1-0-1, Niall Sagar 1-0-1-0, Arraon MacRae 0.3-0-1-0
Sun 11th June 2017 at Oakworth CC


Hamza Saeed ct Diffey Howard   18
Thomas Chapman b Thompson   10
Harry Atherton run out     1
Alex Hall b Aldred   3
Thomas Rowell ct Diffey Aldred   8
Mustapha Hussain ct Chaplin Aldred   3
Moeed Shafiq not out     7
Owais Mahmood run out     7
Aaron Wiseman not out     1
Thomas Durn dnb      
Eshaan Lohdi dnb      
Extras 3b, 2lb, 6w, 12nb    


Total [30 overs] for 8 wickets     111
Wade 4-0-15-0, Thompson 5-1-9-1, Diffey 3-0-13-0, Howard 6-2-10-1, Aldred 6-0-18-3, Malik 4-3-7-0, Chaplin 2-0-8-1

Aire-Wharfe JCL

S Cullen   retired     43
S Pickering   retired     33
P Greenfield   retired     21
J Diffey   not out     16
M Chaplin   not out     12
Aldred   dnb      
Howard   dnb      
Extras 9lb, 3nb     12
Total [24 overs] for 0 wickets     137-0
M Shafiq 3-1-10-0, T Rowell 3-0-14-0, T Chapman 3-0-13-0, O Mahmood 3-0-5-0, H Saeed 2-0-9-0, T Durn 2-0-19-0, H Atherton 2-0-7-0, E Lohdi 2-0-17-0, M Hussainn 2-0-13-0, A Hall 2-0-22-0
Sun 14th May 2017 at Harrogate CC


Joe Birks b Whitaker 0
Alex Hall lbw Robinson 1
Harry Atherton ct Hephron Shaw 15
Tom Raby ct Hephron robinson 0
Mustapha Hussain b Harvey 17
Arron Wiseman ct Carter Ryder 0
Owais Mahmood ct Short Kittle 5
Moeed Shafiq retired not out 27
Arron MacRae   not out 14
Thomas Durn   Harvey 0
Eshaan Lohdi   not out 1
Extras 10b, 5lb, 10w, 6nb  


Total [25 overs] for 8 wickets   111
Whitaker 3-0-12-1, Harwood 2-1-4-0, Robinson 2-0-5-2, Kennedy 3-1-6-0, Shaw 2-0-7-1, Ryder 2-0-10-1, Kittle 3-0-16-1, Hephron 2-2-0-0, Old 2-0-14-0 Watson 2-0-17-0, Harvey 2-0-9-2

Nidderdale JCL

Ryder   b Moeed Shafiq 1
J Hephron   ct Alex hall Thomas Durn 11
Carter   b Moeed Shafiq 2
Kennedy   b Thomas Durn 31
Whitaker   b Tom Raby 0
Harwood   b Harry Atherton 1
Shaw   Retired not out 26
Harvey   Retired not out 4
Kittle     not out 2
Robinson     not out 10
Old   dnb    
Extras 14b, 1lb, 6w, 6nb   27
Total [20.2 overs] for 6 wickets   115-6
M Shafiq 2.2-0-7-2, O Mahmood 3-1-15-0, E Lodhi 2-0-13-0, J Birks 2-0-9-0, T Durn 2-1-7-2, T Raby 2-0-14-1, A MacRae 2-0-12-0, A Hall 1-0-2-0, H Atherton 2-0-7-1, M Hussain 2-0-14-0

Gallant failure to reach 2nd Plate Final








The u-10s Asylum Plate semi-final against Wetherby at Whitkirk CC began with the home side batting and facing our pace men Declan Harrison [Earby] and James Powell [Oakworth]. They bowled extremely tightly, conceding just 19 runs in their combined 10 overs but failed to pick up a wicket. The Wetherby openers were on song with J Thompson particularly immovable. Charlie Jackson [Cullingworth] and Mohammed Latif [GHC] were hit out of the attack, the pair conceding 49 runs in just 6 overs to put Wetherby firmly in the driving seat. Skipton lad Ed Whitlam broke the Wetherby stranglehold bowling Jake Rogers for 22. The Wetherby score continued towards 3 figures with just the one wicket lost until Parth Sunil [Cullingworth] winkled out Thompson for 46 thanks to a catch from Charlie Jackson. Charlie went on to catch both Firbank [23] and McBride [24] to make up somewhat for his bowling concession. Elliot Ashley [Skipton] and Henry Meynell [Bradley] were our grateful bowlers. The introduction of pocket-rocket Archie Phillipson [Embsay] brought UAJCA 2 more wickets and a final Wetherby total of 168-6, considerably less than had seemed likely in the early exchanges.

A terrible start to our batting, losing Parth for 4 and Henry for a duck set our boys back. But skipper Jake Keslinke [Oakworth] and Archie began the riposte. Archie became the first of 3 wickets for Westmorland and brought James Powell in to partner club-mate Jake. They did well steadily clawing us back into the match. Jake was eventually given out lbw for M Budd for a sterling 19. But James was now in full flow and amassing 9 boundaries in a potentially match-winning knock. The cheap losses of Leo Garner [Earby], Ed and Charlie, all 3 for 2 runs each didn't phase the young Oakworth all-rounder. He gained an ally in Declan who went on to score a highly valuable 12 runs. Mohammed was run our pushing the scoreboard and the final pairing was at the crease our score had passed 125 but the overs were running out. We closed on 132-9, only 37 runs shy of our target with James proudly unbeaten on 53 and Elliot 2no.

It was a gallant chase after a poor start with the higher middle order really ticking their batting boxes. We can also acclaim the catching from Charlie Jackson and the two yorkers from Archie. But the squad is steadily maturing and if we can ever get our strongest unit on the field we will certainly make many others sit up and take notice. The 2017 under-11 side should do well.

Nidderdale at Ingrow

A slightly depleted squad took on Nidderdale at Ingrow CC with newcomers Stan Lloyd [Cononley] and Richard Bradley [Settle]. The vistors chose to bat first but soon ran into an inspired Charlie Jackson. He skittled both openers for 11 each and then added Nos 4 and 5 to return an impressive 3-0-8-4. Number 6 A Payley stopped the rot with a stubborn 21 but he gave Richard Bradley a wicket in his first representative match. Parth tweaked out Pettit for 6 and then Elliot Robinson caught & bowled B Garrett for 5. But Nidderdale weren't finished as no 9 M Garrett put bat to ball to reach a 25 retirement and help carry his team to 104-8. Every UAJCA player bowled 3 overs with no-one letting the cause down and new lad Stan bowling well with 3-0-8-0.

Our batsmen settled well with Parth scoring 12 and Henry 6 at the top of the order. Keeper Leo Garner chipped in 8 before a quality knock from Elliot Robinson added 25 to propel our score forward. The Nidderdale bowling and fielding became ragged with teh bowlers donating 12 wides and 15 no balls to our tally. Charlie and Elliot Ashley each scored 6 but nee lad Richard copped a duck. Ben Hall and Mohammed Latif remained not out at the end as we just scraped to the target off the last ball on 108-6. A Barrett proved the most penetrative Nidderdale bowler with 3-1-5-2 whist our lads created a couple of run outs to help their attack.

It was a very good work out in readiness for the Asylum Plate semi-final with Wetherby on 10th August.

Asylum Plate semi-finals

UAJCA is drawn away to Wetherby in the Asylum Plate knock-out competition. The date is scheduled as 10th August, the venue is Whitkirk CC [LS15 0AA], commencing 12:30pm. The other semi-final is between Huddersfield and Aire-Wharfe.

UAJCA qualify for Asylum Plate semi-finals

Ji Mukherjee's magnificent heroes comfortably defeated Halifax JCL at Oakworth CC.

Elliot Robinson made it back from Taunton Fetsival to help his team reach the semi-finals. Sadly he missed out on the team photograph


Halifax batted first but an impressive opening spell from Declan Harrison [Earby] returned him 2-3 and his partner Mohammed Latif 3-0-5-1 to give UAJCA a great start. Halifax opener T Heritage hung around stubbornly whilst wickets tumbled at the other end to Ben Hall and Parth Sunil. It was Ed Whitlam whose late brace did for Heritage, who made a defiant 20, the only other Halifax batsman to reach double figures was I Dal with 12. Huey Cunningham and Henry Meynell got in on the act to finish the Halifax innings at 82-9 with an over to spare. The downside was that we handed Halifax 27 extras, too many!

With the bat openers Parth and Henry got us off to a flyer with over 30 on the board before Henry was bowled by Singleton for 16. Elliot's long journey didn't seem to tell on him and both he and Parth were retired at 25. James Powell and Archie Phillipson carried past thwe winning post. The Halifax boys sportingly carried on after the match was decided to give UAJCA the full 30 overs in which we went on to score 146, losing Ed and Declan en route.

It was the result that counted and so we now await our semi-final opponents. The squad as a whole is now looking strong but we are entering the holiday period. Well done yet again to Ji and all the boys.

Defeat but much learned

Without Elliot R [County] and James [u11s], UAJCA u-10s gave Huddersfield a run for their money at Meltham CC. A disastrous start with four wickets falling for very little return put us right on the back foot. But skipper Jake and precocious young talent Archie combined, dug in and started the scoreboard ticking. Jake was caught for 12 but with Archie in full flow Ben teamed up and the runs continued in fine style. Archie made a superb 43 and Ben went on to shepherd the remaining overs finishing with 30 no. Our total of 104-7 was competitive, particularly considering the early overs when Huddersfield' Charlie Taylor ran riot, taking 3-5 in 4 overs.

After the break, no doubt fired by words from Ji, our bowlers responded well with early wickets for Declan, Charlie and a run out down to live-wire Archie. The home no 4 Senior helped stop their rot with no 6 Moore and they advanced on our total. Senior was winkled out by Mohammed, who claimed a brace with 2-9. The retirement of Moore for 38 signalled our impending demise as Huddersfield reached 109-4.

Our bowlers had worked hard but our spin option was only used with 1 over for Parth. Our fielding was again inconsistent and 33 extras is not an acceptable level to be conceding. Essentially Extras and 2 batsmen gained the win for the home side and to win we need to learn these lessons. The plaudits again went to Archie with Ben a revelation in the middle order. Mohammed led the seam-up lads.

next week sees our boys at Oakworth facing Halifax defending the Asylum Plate we won in 2015.

Scarborough oust UAJCA from Cup

UAJCA batted first at a misty Skipton and were soon in trouble. A first ball 4 from Elliot Robinson augured well bur the loss of partner Henry Meynell left us at 7-1. That opened the flood-gates for Scarborough as skipper Jake Keslinke, James Powell and Ed Whitlam all fell for ducks, the latter 2 to Yorkshire squaddie Kelly. His county team-mate Hatton picked up 2 smart catches in the covers to dismiss Charlie Jackson and Parth Sunil, each for 1, and our innings was in tatters with only our county-boy Elliot Robinson holding firm. Mohammed Latif rotated well but wasn't able to add much to the scoring. He made 2 and the heavy blow was the bowling of Elliot for a fine 16. But we had the delight of watching under-9 Archie Phillipson take the fight to the visitors with the aid of Earby lad Leo Garner. Including 22 extras and a superb 22 no from Archie with 3 no for Leo took us to 69-8 at the end of our 30 overs.

After a slightly subdued tea, James and Mohammed opened our attack but Mohammed proved off-line and enabled the no 3 Jones to start their bowl rolling. He was at the crease after a superb run-out of Kelly [0] from Elliot R. Our second pairing Elliot Ashley and Ben Hall continued to leak runs but Ben captured the wicket of Revis also for a 2nd duck and Elliot removed opener Stephenson for 7. With 3 down we had some belief but no 5 Hatton [County opener] combined with the well set Jones to snuff out our hopes. Jones ended with 39no and Hatton 20 no and Scarborough reached 71-3 in only 12 overs as none of our bowlers could make further inroads. The spin from Parth was again unproductive but Elliot Robinson's late single over was a maiden.

We were well beaten by a better side and we wish Scarborough luck in the next round as we await the 'Plate' draw.

Huddersfield overcome

UAJCA u10s started their 2016 in fine style with a comfortable victory over the Huddersfield League. James Powell [Oakworth] whipped out both Huddersfield openers each for a duck to put the visitors to Cullingworth on the back foot. Mohammed Latif [GHC] got in on the act as UAJCA dominated the early exchanges. Harry Shaw and Z Tahir pulled things round for Huddersfield, each being retired on 32. Huddersfield gave all their batsmen a knock and they finally tallied 114-4. James Powell returned 3-2-1-2 as his pace proved a handful. Mohammed too looked the part with 2-0-11-1.

With the bat the Huddersfield 114 looked well within our grasp and Elliot Robinson [Cullingworth] and Henry Meynell [Bradley] looked unruffled until the introduction of B Haigh saw both openers caught for 33 and 19 respectively. Jake Keslinke [Oakworth] carried the onslaught and after 23 overs UAJCA had passed the target. Ed Whitlam [Skipton], James Powell and Archie Phillipson [Embsay] contributed well as Manager Ji gave many a knock on our way to 140-4 in the full 30 overs.

A good start and a good omen for our K3 Dental Cup match with Scarborough next month.


UAJCA under-10s proved far too strong for opponents Wetherby in the Final of the Cricket Asylum Plate. At sunny Carlton [Wakefield] UAJCA bowled out their opponents for only 39 after they elected to bat on winning the toss. Jake Keslinke set the tone along with opening bowling partner Wilf Roberts who clean bowled danger-man Julian Cane, with each going on to collect a brace. And the wickets kept coming. Wilf returned 3-0-4-2 with Jake having 3-1-11-2.

James Powell and Lucas Robinson were the next pair into the attack and James continued his recent club form taking 2 for 3 whilst Lucas was a little wayward. Khunas Zaman too proved a handful for the Wetherby lower order and his 3-2-1-2 was another great contribution. Max Harrison completed our bowling attack and 2 maidens brought him 1 for 0. Wetherby were all out after just 17 overs on a helpful wicket with the tea ladies panicking at prospects of an early finish. Only Wetherby no 9 Joe Young made any impression with 11 from our superb attack.

With the score on 13 skipper Lewis Brown unleashed an uncharacteristic slog across the line and paid the penalty for 5. 11 runs later Elliot Robinson was given out caught behind when many thought he had hit the ground. He made just 4. Tom Slater was stumped after a wild shot for 1 but that was the end of our 'wobble' as Max Harrison 17no and Luke Spragg 2no carried us over the line at 40-3 in 12 overs.









But the memory  of the fine team bowling performance will linger longer than the batting. Yorkshire u10 manager Steve Holliday was fulsome in his praise for UAJCA and actively sought a match with his Heavy Woollen side which had won the K3 Dental Cup the previous day. He went on to nominate James Powell as the pick of the bowlers and Man-of-the-Match and gave specific mention of the quality of the wicket-keeping from Ethan Wilson


UAJCA magnificent u10s have made it through to the Cricket Asylum Plate  Final. On Sunday 2nd August they travelled to Scholes CC and came back with a 21 run win to reach the Final. Th batting heroes were Max Harrison [Bradley] and u-9 Jake Keslinke [Oakworth] who scored 18 and 19 no respectively. Jake and Ethan Wilson [Skipton] shared a match-winning stand with Ethan also not out on 9.

The bowlers didn't let the side down and Adam Hodge [Earby], Lewis Brown [Oakworth] and Wilf Roberts [Steeton] all grabbed a brace with single wickets for Khunas Zaman [GHC], Charlie Mitchell [Steeton], Luke Spragg [Steeton] and James Powell [Oakworth]. Huddersfield were all out for 58 in 29.1 overs and our boys registered our finest moment in the three years of under-10m cricket in UAJCA. 


UAJCA will take on Huddersfield in the re-arranged semi-final of the Asylum Plate on Sunday 2nd August at Scholes CC [2:00pm] HD9 1SF

The team is expected to be: Lewis Brown (Capt), Elliott Robinson, Max Harrison, Max Hibbert (wk), Tom Slater, Ethan Wilson (wk), Jake Keslinke, James Powell, Adam Hodge, Lucas Robinson, Wilf Roberts, Luke Spragg, Kunas Kaman. Reserves : Charlie Mitchell, Ben Slade.


The perfect response to the heavy defeat by Bradford was to bounce back in the Plate competition and that's exactly what Ji's young squad did. A long trip to Wandsworth CC to play Doncaster was rewarded with a stunning victory. UAJCA skipper Lewis Brown and Elliot Robinson combined well in a productive opening stand before Elliot was caught for 13. Sadly Max Harrison was again adjudged lbw, this time for just 6. Form player Lucas Robinson joined Lewis in something of a run spree. Lewis was imperious form and went on to retire for a potentially match-winning 44. Lucas too was retired for 21 before Lancashire pick Adam Hodge was bowled for 8. Ethan Wilson and Max Hibbert saw the score on to a 115 after the 30 overs. With just 7 boundaries the excellent total came from excellent running between the wickets and only 16 extras from the opposition.

The bowlers really built on the fine batting and under-9 Jake Keslinke led the way removing 3 of the top 4 Doncaster batsmen [all bowled]. His brilliant 3 overs brought 3 for 5 for the young Oakworth all-rounder. Wilf Roberts, Ben Slade, Adam Hodge and Lucas Robinson all picked up a wicket to add to 2 cracking run-outs [Adam and Charlie Mitchell]. The Doncaster innings was all over at just 51 all out and a 64 run win for UAJCA.


It is a pity Yorkshire u-10s coach Steve Holliday was not around to see UAJCA u-10s batsmen in rampant form against a young, inexperienced Huddersfield squad. Captain Lewis Brown [Oakworth] led the way with a sterling 52 no, after being dropped early in his innings. Lucas Robinson, Max Hibbert and Tom Slater all retired with Elliot Robinson [ct] and Max Harrison [lbw] the only 2 wickets to fall in the hefty 160 total in 30 overs. With the ball, enough control was exercised to keep the game visitors to 102-6.


It is strongly rumoured Lancashire have selected Adam Hodge of Earby CC. Well done Adam, keep the UAJCA flag flying in Red Rose land.


Max Harrison [Bradley] got to the final trial at Barnsley and did very well. He was picked by Steve Holliday to play in Yorkshire U10 A team, beyond even parental expectations. Another great result for all our coaches and managers across UAJCA, 

Victory over Aire-Wharfe at Skipton CC

On a cold and windy day in Skipton UAJCA u-10s passed the Aire-Wharfe score in the 27th over when, at 61-8 skipper Lewis hit a boundary 4.  Elliott scored 1no and max 4no plus 2 byes to complete the overs and a 72-8 final 30-over score

Team Manager gave all a test and rotated the batting to give others batting higher up the order. The known quantities of Lewis, Elliot and Max batted at the close. Lucas stayed in and was very patient, not his normal game, but as wickets fell he kept calm and apart from Dylan's run out made good decisions.

However for the team as a whole the singles count needs to rise as we were often caught watching the ball. As a bowling unit UAJCA did really well with only 8 wides and 2 nb in a head on wind and some rain. Lewis and Elliott led but James, Lucas, Luke and Dylan supported well.

Now for the serious one

There were a number of absences for the important K3 Dental Cup match vs Bradford, due to holidays whilst Tom Slater is to have another operation. We wish him well with that. The team was:

Lewis Brown [Capt], Max Harrison, Elliott Robinson, Adam Hodge, Lucas Robinson, Luke Spragg, James Powell, Kunas Zaman, Hussain Javed, Charlie Mitchell and Dylan Canny.

The Bradford league proved too strong on this occasion and had a match winner in L Doidge who tallied 64. However UAJCA fielders did give him 4 lives which clearly contributed! Our batsmen were well marshalled by the BJCL bowlers, especially L Curtis with 3 for 11 with the exception of Elliot Robinson [Cullingworth] who made a sterling 19. UAJCA bowlers also gave away 17 wides [10 by Bradford] which is far too many and an area to work on in other matches.

The defeat means UAJCA will again be entered into the Plate Competition semi-final and we await the draw.

Win over Halifax

Tom Slater [Upper Wharfedale] led UAJCA with 34no to a victory in the sun at Haworth CC. 13 were boys rotated by team manager Ji and all were seen in action, which produced a 6 wicket win inside 20 overs against a plucky Halifax side. The UAJCA team continued to bat after reaching the target and finally tallied 94-5.









Tom. who has recently recovered from major surgery, was in fine form and he had excellent batting support from Luke Spragg [Steeton], Elliot Robinson [Cullingworth] and Jake Keslinke [Oakworth]. See score-card on right.

The bowlers had set up the victory with the 7 Halifax wickets, all bowled and  shared amongst 6 bowlers with one run out.

Next Sunday the location switches to Pateley Bridge CC with many boys unavailable for a variety of reasons so Ji will bring in reserve players who will have a great opportunity for them to show the depth of strength in UAJCA.

Many thanks are due to Kath, Frank, Gary and the Haworth CC team for hosting the match and providing teas and support.

15th May UAJCA 140-4 Huddersfield 114-4 Won by 6wkts
12th June UAJCA 69-8 Scarborough 71-3 Lost by 7 wkts
10th July Huddersfield 109-4 UAJCA 104-7 Lost by 6 wkts
17th July UAJCA 82-9 Halifax 83-1 Won by 9 wkts
31st July UAJCA 108-6 Nidderdale 104-8 Won by 4 wkts
10th Aug Wetherby [SF] 140-6 UAJCA 132-9 Lost by 8 runs
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Weds 10th Aug 2016 at Whitkirk CC

Wetherby JCL

J Thompson ct Charlie Jackson Parth Sunil 46
Jake Rogers b Ed Whitlam 22
M Firbank ct Charlie Jackson Elliot Ashley 23
S McBride ct Charlie Jackson Henry Meynell 24
M Budd b Archie Phillipson 15
Jack Rogers not out   7
R Ellis b Archie Phillipson 1
K Watson not out   2
Westmorland dnb    
J Hudson dnb    
Anis dnb    
Extras 15b, 2lb, 6w, 5nb   28
Total [30 overs] for 6 wickets   168
Declan Harrison 5-1-12-0, James Powell 5-1-7-0, Charlie Jackson 2-0-21-0, Mohammed Latif 4-0-28-0, Ed Whitlam 3-0-15-1, Jake Keslinke 3-0-14-0, Parth Sunil 3-0-19-1, Elliot Ashley 2-0-21-1, Henry Meynell 1-0-5-1, Archie Phillipson 2-0-10-2


Parth Sunil ct Jack Rogers R Ellis 4
Henry Meynell b R Ellis 0
Jake Keslinke lbw M Budd 19
Archie Phillipson b Westmorland 10
James Powell not out   53
Leo Garner ct & b Westmorland 2
Ed Whitlam ct J Hudson Westmorland 2
Charlie Jackson ct R Ellis Anis 2
Declan Harrison ct J Thompson Jack Rogers 12
Mohammed Latif run out [M Firbank]   1
Elliot Ashley not out   2
Extras 16b, 1lb, 5w, 3nb   25
Total [30 overs] for 9 wickets   132
Sun 31st July 2016 at Ingrow CC

Nidderdale JCL

T Johnson b Charlie Jackson 11
N Todd b Charlie Jackson 11
A Barrett run out [Elliot Robinson]   0
F Woodward b Charlie Jackson 1
J Lindsay ct Elliot Robinson Charlie Jackson 0
A Payley ct Henry Meynell Richard Bradley 21
T Pettit ct Ben Hall Parth Sunil 6
B Garrett ct & b Elliot Robinson 5
M Garrett retired   25
T Arkindale not out   2
W Mitchell not out   0
Extras 7b, 1lb, 9w, 5nb   22
Total [30 overs] for 8 wickets   104
Declan Harrison 3-0-10-0, Mohammed Latif 3-1-8-0, Charlie Jackson 3-0-8-4, Ben Hall 3-0-17-0, Stan Lloyd 3-0-8-0, Parth Sunil 3-0-11-1, Richard Bradley 3-0-17-1, Elliot Robinson 3-1-3-1, Henry Meynell 3-0-10-0, Elliot Ashley 3-1-9-0


Parth Sunil ct T Payley Arkindale 12
Henry Meynell run out [T Payley]   6
Leo Garner ct J Lindsay A Barrett 8
Elliot Robinson retired   25
Charlie Jackson ct & b A Barrett 6
Elliot Ashley run out   6
Richard Bradley ct B Garrett T Payley 0
Ben Hall not out   7
Mohammed Latif not out   0
Declan Harrison dnb    
Stan Lloyd dnb    
Extras 9b, 2lb, 12w, 15nb   38
Total [30 overs] for 6 wickets   108
W Mitchell  4-1-11-1, T Pettit 3-1-12-0,T Arkindale 3-1-11-1, B Garrett 3-1-11-0, A Payley 3-0-3-1, F Woodward 3-1-9-0, N Todd 2-0-13-0, A Barrett 3-1-5-2, J Lindsey 3-0-6-0, T Johnson 3-0-16-0
Sun 17th July 2016 at Oakworth CC

Halifax JCL

W Webster b Declan Harrison 0
T Heritage b Ed Whitlam 20
T Digiunatis b Mohammed Latif 2
J Kimpton b Declan Harrison 1
A Chippendale ct Henry Meynell Ben Hall 7
A Karadi b Parth Sunil 5
G Singleton ct Mohammed Latif Ed Whitlam 0
I Dal ct Ben Hall Huey Cunningham 12
C Westerby not out   8
E Scott b Henry Meynell 0
10 men only      
Extras 10b, 0lb, 13w, 4nb   27
Total [29 overs] for 9 wickets   82
Declan Harrison 3-0-3-2, Mohammed Latif 3-0-5-1, Charlie Mitchell 3-1-6-0, James Powell 3-0-9-0, Archie Phillipson 3-0-13-0, Ben Hall 3-1-7-1, Parth Sunil 3-1-8-1, Ed Whitlam 3-0-10-2, Elliot Robinson 3-0-5-0, Huey Cunningham 2-0-6-1


Parth Sunil retired   25
Henry Meynell b G Singleton 16
Elliot Robinson retired   25
James Powell retired   10
Archie Phillipson retired   12
Charlie Jackson retired   11
Ben Hall retired   10
Leo Garner retired   11
Ed Whitlam b E Scott 0
Declan Harrison b C Westerby 2
Mohammed Latif not out   0
Huey Cunningham not out   1
Extras 2b, 3lb, 5w, 13nb   23
Total [30 overs] for 4 wickets   146
C Westerby  5-0-13-1, T Digiunatis 4-0-18-0,E Scott 4-0-20-1, W Webster 4-0-13-0,G Singleton 3-1-13-1, I Dal 3-0-19-0, T Heritage 2-0-20-0, A Chippendale 3-0-13-0, A Karadi 3-0-12-0
Sun 10th July 2016 at Meltham CC

Upper Airedale JCA

Parth Sunil b T Fraine 1
Leo Garner ct C Taylor 0
Mohammed Latif ct C Taylor 0
Huey Cunningham ct C Taylor 0
Jake Keslinke ct A Walker 12
Archie Phillipson ct B Thompson 43
Ben Hall not out   30
Henry Meynell run out   4
Elliot Ashley not out   1
Charlie Jackson dnb    
Declan Harrison dnb    
Ed Whitlam dnb    
Extras 4b, 1lb, 6w, 2nb   13
Total [30 overs] for 7 wickets   104
C Taylor 4-2-5-3, B Thompson 4-1-9-1, T Fraine 4-0-5-1, Z Awain 2-0-17-0 B Haigh 3-0-14-0, T Sutcliffe 2-0-7-0, A Walker 4-3-4-1, J Ibbotson 2-0-10-0, N Wood 3-0-7-0, J Moore 2-0-7-0

Huddersfield District

T Fraine b Declan Harrison 0
J Ibbotson ct & b Charlie Jackson 0
A Walker run out [A Phillipson]   1
F Senior b Mohammed Latif 21
C Taylor b Ed Whitlam 6
J Moore retired   38
T Sutcliffe ct & b Mohammed Latif 0
Z Awain b Ben Hall 1
N Wood retired   6
B Haigh dnb    
B Thompson dnb    
Extras 18b, 0lb, 7w, 8nb   33
Total [25 overs] for 7 wickets   106
Declan Harrison 4-0-6-1, Charlie Jackson 3-1-6-1,Henry Meynell 3-0-11-0, Ed Whitlam 3-0-15-1,Elliot Ashley 2-0-11-0, Huey Cunningham 2-0-8-0, Mohammed Latif 2-0-9-2, Ben Hall 2-0-12-1, Jake Keslinke 3-1-6-0, Parth Sunil 1-0-4-0
Sun 12th June 2016 at Skipton CC

Upper Airedale JCA

Elliot Robinson b K Spensley 16
Henry Meynell ct C Hatton R Taylor 2
Jake Keslinke b R Taylor 0
James Powell b J Kelly 0
Ed Whitlam b J Kelly 0
Charlie Jackson ct C Hatton S Degazon 1
Parth Sunil ct C Hatton K Spensley 1
Mohammed Latif run out   2
Archie Phillipson not out   22
Leo Garner not out   3
Elliot Ashley dnb    
Ben Hall dnb    
Huey Cunningham dnb    
Extras 8b, 3lb, 10w, 1nb   22
Total [30 overs] for 8 wickets   69
R Taylor 6-3-7-2, J Kelly 6-4-3-2, S Degazon 3-1-2-1, J Seastrom 4-0-22-0 C Hatton 5-1-11-0, K Spensley 3-3-0-2, P Marwood 3-0-9-0,

Scarborough District

N Kelly run out [E Robsonson]   0
A Stephenson b Elliot Ashley 7
T Jones not out   39
C Revis b Ben Hall 0
C Hatton not out   20
R Taylor dnb    
S Degazon dnb    
P Marwood dnb    
J Seastrom dnb    
K Spensley dnb    
J Kelly dnb    
Extras 2b, 1lb, 1w, 1nb   5
Total [12 overs] for 3 wickets   71
James Powell 3-0-9-0, Mohammed Latif 2-0-13-0,Elliot Ashley 2-0-13-1, Ben Hall 2-0-16-1,Parth Sunil 2-0-12-0, Elliot Robinson 1-1-0-0,
Sun 15th May 2016 at Cullingworth CC

Huddersfield JCA

A Armitage b James Powell 0
O Tiffany ct James Powell 0
J Coleman b Mohammed Latif 3
Harry Shaw retired   32
Z Tahir retired   32
C Taylor retired   13
C Sutcliffe retired   7
J Ibbotson retired   0
B Haigh retired   3
H Oxley not out   2
H Garritt b Henry Meynell 4
Extras 10b, 1lb, 6w, 2nb   19
Total [30 overs] for 4 wickets   115
Jake Keslinke 3-0-15-0, Mohammed Latif 2-0-11-1, James Powell 3-2-1-2, Ben Hall 3-0-11-0, Elliot Ashley 3-1-7-0, Parth Sunil 3-0-24-0, Elliot Robinson 3-0-13-0, Archie Phillipson 3-0-8-0, Charlie Jackson 2-1-1-0, Ed Whitlam 3-0-10-0, Henry Meynell 2-0-5-1

Upper Airedale JCA

Elliot Robinson ct B Haigh 33
Henry Meynell ct B Haigh 19
Jake Keslinke retired   25
Ed Whitlam ct J Coleman 9
James Powell retired   9
Archie Phillipson b O Tiffany 6
Charlie Jackson retired   2
Leo Garner retired   1
Huey Cunningham not out   1
Parth Sunil not out   6
Mohammed Latif dnb    
Elliot Ashley dnb    
Extras 9b, 1lb, 10w, 3nb   23
Total [30 overs] for 4 wickets   140
H Oxley 3-0-11-0, H Garritt 3-0-11-0, B Haigh 3-0-19-2, J Ibbotson 3-0-26-0, C Taylor 3-1-8-0, J Coleman 3-0-15-1, C Sutcliffe 3-0-13-0, Z Tahir 3-1-5-0, A Armitage 3-0-11-0, A Tiffany 3-0-12-1
10th May UAJCA 63-4 Halifax 62-3 won by 6 wkts
17th May Nidderdale   UAJCA   lost by
24th May UAJCA 62-11 Bradford 128-6 lost by 66 runs
31st May UAJCA 72-8 Aire-Wharfe 60-2 won by 2 wkts
 7th June UAJCA 160-2 Huddersfield 102-6 won by 58 runs
14th June Doncaster 51 all out UAJCA 115-3 won by 64 runs
19th July UAJCA rain Huddersfield rain Draw
2nd August UAJCA 79-6 Huddersfield 58 all out won by 21 runs
27th August


39 all out UAJCA 40-3

Won by 7 wkts

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Sun 27th August 2015 at Carlton CC, Wakefield [Cricket Asylum Plate final]

Wetherby JCA

Oliver Walsh ct Jake Keslinke 4
Julian Cane b Wilf Roberts 5
Rowan Smith b Jake Keslinke 0
Matthew Crookes b Wilf Roberts 1
Sean b James Powell 4
Thomas b James Powell 2
Joe T run out [Max Harrison]   1
Joe Young b Max Harrison 11
Jake Rogers b Khunas Zaman 0
Luke b Khunas zaman 0
Jack Rogers not out   0
Extras 3b, 7w, 1nb   11
Total [17 overs] for 10 wickets   39
Jake Keslinke 3-1-11-2, Wilf Roberts 3-0-4-2, James Powell 3-0-3-2, Lucas Robinson 3-0-16-0, Khumas Zaman 3-2-2-2, Max Harrison 2-2-0-1

Upper Airedale JCA

Lewis Brown b O Walsh 5
Max Harrison not out   17
Elliot Robinson ct Rowan Smith 4
Tom Slater st Joe Young 1
Luke Spragg not out   2
Lucas Robinson      
Ethan Wilson      
Jake Keslinke      
Khumas Zaman      
Wilf Roberts      
James Powell      
Extras 1b, 5lb, 4w, 1nb   11
Total [12 overs] for 3 wickets   40
Oliver Walsh 3-0-5-1, Julian Cane 3-0-10-0, Joe Young 3-0-10-1, Rowan Smith 2-0-6-1, Matthew Crookes 1-0-11-0
Sunday 2nd August 2015 [Cricket Asylum Plate semi-final]

Upper Airedale JCA

Lewis Brown ct F Grace H Kaye 8
Max Harrison ct A Stancliffe M Hutchison 18
Lucas Robinson lbw E Gumpert 1
Max Hibbert b A Stancliffe 4
Adam Hodge ct & b A Stancliffe 0
Khunas Zaman ct A Stancliffe M Hutchison 0
Jake Keslinke not out   19
Ethan Wilson not out   9
Charlie Mitchell dnb    
Luke Spragg dnb    
James Powell dnb    
Wilf Roberts dnb    
Extras 8b, 1lb, 5w, 6nb   20
Total [30 overs] for 6 wickets   79
L Dyson 5-0-14-0, H Kaye 5-1-9-1, E Gumpert 5-3-4-1, C Billy 4-0-11-0, M Kelly 2-0-5-0, A Stancliffe 2-1-1-2, F Grace 3-2-4-0, M Hutchison 2-0-11-2, H Ramsden 1-0-4-0, M Field 1-0-7-0

Huddersfield JCA

M Field b Charlie Mitchell 4
H Kaye ct Max Harrison Wilf Roberts 6
A Stancliffe b Khunas Zaman 8
F Grace b Adam Hodge 0
H Ramsden b Lewis Brown 0
H Shaw ct & b Wilf Roberts 17
M Hutchison b Lewis Brown 0
L Dyson b Luke DSpragg 0
C Billy lbw Adam Hodge 2
M Kelly not out   0
E Gumpert b James Powell 1
Extras 7b, 3lb, 7w, 3nb   20
Total [29.1 overs] for 10 wickets   58
Khunas Zaman 3-0-11-1, Jake Keslinke 3-1-5-0, Charlie Mitchell 4-3-1-1, Luke Spragg 3-2-2-1, Adam Hodge 3-1-2-2, James Powell 2.1-0-3-1, Lewis Brown 3-1-3-2, Lucas Robinson 2-0-5-0, Max Harrison 2-0-3-0, Wilf Roberts 3-0-13-2

2015 K3 Dental Cup draw - First round losers enter Asylum Plate Competition

Barnsley V Huddersfield
Heavy Woollen 1 V Wetherby
Aire Wharfe V Scarborough
Sheffield V Doncaster
Upper Airedale V Bradford
Halifax v Heavy Woollen 2
Nidderdale Bye

At Wandsworth CC 14th June 2015 [Cricket Asylum Plate quarter-final]

 The Upper Airedale JCA

Elliot Robinson ct W Rudkin 13
Lewis Brown [c] retired - 44
Max Harrison lbw N Brown 6
Lucas Robinson retired - 21
Adam Hodge b Greaves 8
Ethan Wilson not out - 6
Max Hibbert not out - 1
Wilf Roberts dnb -  
Jake Keslinke dnb -  
Charlie Mitchell dnb -  
James Powell dnb -  
Ben Slade dnb -  
Extras 8b, 2lb, 1w, 5nb   16
Total [30 overs] for 3 wickets   115
R Cook 3-0-15-0, R Aitken 3-0-8-0, W Gams 3-0-10-0, W Rudkin 2-0-15-1, O Cheesewright 2-0-9-0, N Brown 2-0-10-1, J Woodwiss 2-0-15-0, C Morris 2-0-5-0, N Greaves 3-0-7-1, M Nimmagadda 3-0-13-0

The Doncaster JCA

J Toole b Jake Keslinke 0
W Gates b Ben Slade 10
R Cook b Jake Keslinke 0
N Greaves b Jake Keslinke 1
N Brown run out Adam Hodge - 4
C Morris b Adam Hodge 8
J Woodwiss b Lucas Robinson 3
W Rudkin run out Ch Mitchell - 1
O Cheesewright retired - 7
M Nimmagadda not out - 8
R Aitken ct Lucas Robinson Wilf Roberts 0
Extras 4w, 4b, 1lb   9
Total [30 overs] for 10 wickets   51
Jake Keslinke 3-1-5-3, James Powell 3-0-9-0, Wilf Roberts 3-0-6-1, Ben Slade 3-0-5-1, Charlie Mitchell 3-0-5-0, Max Harrison 2-1-4-0, Adam Hodge 2-0-6-1, Lucas Robinson 2-1-3-1, Lewis Brown 2-1-2-0, Elliot Robinson 2-1-1-0
At Skipton CC 31st May 2015

 The Aire-Wharfe JCL

Adam Caswell b Adam Hodge 0
Gaeorge Hahm retired   27
Charlie Hay run out Max Hibbert   3
Suleman run out Max Hibbert   0
Jack Sharpe b Dylan Canny 0
Daniel Nash not out - 10
Curtis ? not out - 1
J North dnb -  
R Bhogal dnb -  
S Bentley dnb -  
D Tindesley dnb -  
    Ext [9b, 8w, 2b] 19
    Total [30 overs] 60 for 2
Lewis Brown 5-2-4-0, Adam Hodge 3-0-11-1, Elliot Robinson 5-3-3-0, James Powell 3-1-4-0, Lucas Robinson 3-1-3-0, Dylan Canny 3-1-5-1, Charlie Mitchell 2-0-5-0, Ben Slade 2-0-5-0, Luke Spragg 2-0-4-0, Jake Keslinke 2-0-7-0

The Upper Airedale JCA

Adam Hodge b J North 0
Lucas Robinson retired - 12
Ethan Wilson b R Bhogal 1
Luke Spragg hit wicket Suleman 14
Jake Keslinke b G Hahm 0
James Powell lbw A Caswell 0
Charlie Mitchell b D Tindesley 7
Dylan Canny run out C Hay - 0
Ben Slade b S Bentley 1
Lewis Brown retired - 8
Elliot Robinson not out - 1
Max Hibbert not out - 4
    Ext [4nb, 9w, 10b, 1lb] 24
    Total [26 overs] 72-8
J North 4-3-1-1, R Bhogal 4-1-6-1, S Bentley 4-2-2-2, D Tindesley 4-0-14-1, Suleman 2-0-3-1, J Sharpe 4-0-18-0, G Hahm 2-0-3-1, D Nash 2-1-1-0, A Caswell 2-0-8-1, C Hay 2-0-5-0
At Glusburn CC 24th May 2015

 The Bradford JCL

L Doidge run out [L Brown]   64
N Wadsworth run out   9
R Thorpe b Lucas Robinson 6
R Priestley b Charlie Mitchell 5
W Nicholson b Khunas Zaman 1
L Wilkinson not out   11
J Allport b Adam Hodge 6
J Allinson dnb -  
L Curtis dnb -  
H Pinkney dnb -  
H Metcalfe dnb -  
    Ext [5b, 2lb, 17w, 2b] 26
    Total [30 overs] 128 for 6
Max Harrison 4-0-10-0, Adam Hodge 4-0-17-1, Lewis Brown 5-0-15-0, Elliot Robinson 5-0-23-0, Lucas Robinson 3-0-11-1, Khunas Zaman 3-0-14-1, Dylan Canny 3-0-18-0, Charlie Mitchell 2-0-10-1, Luke Spragg 1-0-3-0

The Upper Airedale JCA

Elliot Robinson st Nicholson H Metcalfe 19
Lewis Brown ct Doidge J Allport 2
Adam Hodge b J Atkinson 0
Max Harrison lbw L Curtis 3
Max Hibbert b L Curtis 7
Lucas Robinson b L Curtis 5
Luke Spragg lbw H Metcalfe 0
Khunas Zaman lbw L Wilkinson 0
Hussain Javed ct Allport R Thorp 4
Charlie Mitchell b N Wadsworth 4
James Powell b L Doidge 0
Dylan Canny not out   4
    Ext [3nb, 8w, 3b] 14
    Total [26 overs] 62-11
J Allinson 5-1-12-1, J Allport 3-1-5-1, L Curtis 4-1-11-3, H Pinknley 5-2-10-0, H Metcalfe 4-0-13-1, L Wilkinson 2-1-1-1, N Wadsworth 1-0-2-1, R Priestley 1-0-1-0, R Thorp 1-0-4-1, L Doidge 1-1-0-1
At Haworth CC 10th May 2015

 The Halifax JCA

Milton b Elliot Robinson 0
Jake Fellows b Wilf Roberts 17
Toby Cliffe run out - 7
W Webster b Charlie Mitchell 0
Henry b Jake Keslinke 3
Matt Higgs b Lucas Robinson 9
Harry b Khunas Zaman 4
Isaac not out - 2
Toby Aimer not out - 2
Thomas A dnb -  
Elicia dnb -  
    Ext [6b, 10w, 2b] 18
    Total [30 overs] 62 for 7
Adam Hodge 4-3-1-0, Elliot Robinson 3-1-2-1, Dylan Canny 4-0-14-0, Lucas Robinson 3-1-4-1, Tom Slater 3-1-5-0, Khunas Zaman 3-1-4-1, Wilf Roberts 3-0-9-1, Jake Keslinke 3-0-9-1, Luke Spragg 2-1-4-0, Charlie Mitchell 2-0-4-1

The Upper Airedale JCA

Elliot Robinson b Elicia 8
Ethan Wilson b M Higgs 1
Tom Slater retired - 34
Adam Hodge b T Aimer 4
Ben Slade run out [Henry] - 3
Max Hibbert [Capt] not out - 4
Wilf Roberts retired - 7
Luke Spragg retired - 15
Jake Keslinke retired - 8
Khunas Zaman not out - 1
Lucas Robinson run out - 0
Dylan Canny dnb    
Charlie Mitchell dnb    
    Ext [4nb, 2w, 1b, 2lb] 9
    Total [19.1 overs] 63-4
    Extended [30 overs] 94-5
M Higgs 4-1-12-1, T Diggs 3-0-10-0, Elicia 4-2-14-1, Isaac 3-0-6-0, T Aimer 3-0-11-1, Harry 2-0-7-0, Milton 0.1-0-0-0

Huddersfield too strong

At Meltham CC, UAJCA bowled first and gave up 4 per over for the first 7 overs but then picked up the wicket of Green for 8 [22 balls] whilst his partner Barden progressed at pace. Bader Bhatti was the wicket-taker. No 3 Boyle joined Barden and it was the no 3 who retired for 34 in just 27 balls. His replacement Geogro-Nicola added only 6 to put Huddersfield on 87 for 4 after 14 overs. Elliot Robinson was the bowler and Muhammed Abbass the catcher. Luke Butterfield then picked off 2 wickets in one over, leaving the home side 111-4 after 19 overs. The scoring rate was the highest encountered since the Heavy Woollen defeat but it didn't accelerate  before the Huddersfield innings closed on 149 for 6. Subhaan Ahmed and Jack Luxton were the other two wicket-takers, each bowling well at the close. The home team had been strengthened significantly since the Tied match at Oakworth with County players Barden [43no] and Boyle [34no].Two other batsmen Morris and English also were retired on 10 and 6 respectively. Luke was our bowling pick with 3-1-9-2.

So UAJCA required exactly 5 per over to win. Our score after 12 overs was 42 for 4 and we had slipped well behind the rate and lost the wickets of Toby Meynell [7], Luke Butterfield [2], Jack Luxton [8] and Saqif Ali [3]. Max Hibbert made a quick 10 but departed at 45-5, leaving Max Harrison to partner Lewis Brown. They added 15 before Lewis was bowled for 8. Another 17 followed from Bader and Max but the former was run out also for 8 at 75 for 7 after 21 overs. UAJCA required 75 more from 9 overs which seemed unlikely to say the least after the burst of 3 for 14 from Brook had stalled our middle-order fight-back. Elliot Robinson made 2, caught off Shipman and then some decent tail-wagging boosted our score. Max combined well with Muahammed [8] and last man Subhaan Ahmed [11no]. The young Bradley batsman Max was last man out for a fine 40-ball 25 and our total was recorded at 119 all out in the 18th over.

It was a heavy defeat by 30 runs but had revealed yet more about our players. The two Max's along with Subhaan showed excellent technique and with a better start from the top 4 batsmen, a closer call might have been on the cards. But it was nevertheless our highest score of the campaign. With the ball most of the damage by the Yorkshire batsmen was inflicted on Muhammed [0-25) and under-9 Lewis Brown [0-31]. So the bowling unit had just come up against some classy batsmen. We anticipate perhaps an even higher score at Knaresborough to round off teh year on an upward trajectory.

Poor running brings defeat

Skipton CC hosted an evening re-arrangement of the UAJCA K3 Dental match with Heavy Woollen District. The visitors took first knock and openers Donachie and Adams were soon in the runs. Adams was run out for 15 and then Jack Luxton [Steeton] induced the edge for keeper Bader Bhatti [GHC] to do the rest in having no 3 Phillips out for 2. Jack also clean bowled Donachie for an excellent 20. The introduction of Lewis Brown [Oakworth] threatened to transform tehmatch and his 3 for 13 was high reward for some superb bowling and fielding. Another to catch the eye in the field was his team-mate Subhaan Ahmed who took out Hussain [25] and Walsh [5]. He also bowled Lyons for a duck to add to his reputation. No 9 Thewlis proved a menace for UAJCA and he added 21 to boost the Heavy Woollen total to a challenging 144-9. Other UAJCA bowlers Toby Meynell [Bradley], Imran Abbass [GHC], Muhammed Abbass [GHC] and Jacob Terry [Cullingworth] bowled frugally whilst Max Hibbert [Steeton], Jonny Atherton [Steeton] and late call-up Luc Elson [Skipton] made their bows with the ball. Skipper Luke Butterfield [Steeton] took the brunt of the early onslaught along with skipper Jack. The late attack spoilt a fine UAJCA fielding and bowling effort for most of the innings.

Our batsmen started well with 9 from returnee Muhammed Abbass before he became the first of our five run outs. His cousin Imran again contributed well with 12 whilst Toby Meynell built further on his debut innings at Oakworth with a fine 18 before also being run out. The Heavy Woollen spinners took charge of our chase, which was well ahead of the run rate required and our loss of composure led to 3 more run outs for Max, Luke and Bader. The Oakworth pair of Subhaan [4] and Lewis [5] made starts but both were caught attacking the spinner Hussain. Debutant Jonny Atherton [Steeton] failed to score as did Sunday top-scorer, Jack Luxton. Our innings closed at 76 all out.

The positives were clearly the batting from Muhammed, Imran and Toby whilst the bowling and fielding honours went to the Oakworth lads Subhaan and Lewis. We need now to improve our running between the wickets, our playing of spin and a much needed reduction in teh number of extras conceded [37, HWD gave us only 13].

The next fixture will be the first round of the Cricket Asylum Plate competition when Max Harrison and Elliot Robinson will again come into contention for places. The draw will be made shortly.

Thrilling Tie









Oakworth CC was resplendent in the June sunshine and visitors Huddersfield arrived with 11 boys but one was ill and so fielded just 10. UAJCA batted first opening with Jack Luxton [Steeton] and Imran Abbass [GHC}. They put together a fine opening stand of 26 in 6 overs before Imran was bowled off his pads for 9. Bradley's young Toby Meynell joined Jack an together they doubled the score and at 52-2 after 16 overs a decent total looked on the cards. Jack had been bowled for a fine 20 by Shipman to allow Saqif Ali [GHC] to the crease. Toby had been steadily defending but after the drinks break opted to attack more which paid off handsomely taking him to 15 before he was caught. 71 for 3 became 79 for 4 with the loss of Jacob Terry for 2 also caught. There was 8 overs remaining so the 100 barrier seemed under threat. Saqif was unlucky to be run out for 11 at 87 for 5. Home club boy Subhaan Ahmed settled well with skipper Luke Butterfield [Steeton] and the pair combined well. Team Manager Ji looked to give others a bat and 'retired' Subhaan for 7 and Max Harrison [Bradley] took his place only to be bowled by Butterworth for a duck. at 101 for 6. The second home club lad Lewis Brown paired with Luke and another 6 was added, all to Lewis with frantic running. Luke remained on 9 not out and with 28 extras the 107 for 6 was a competitive score.

The Huddersfield innings commenced with Ben Fisher and Ben Morris, the former falling for 5 bowled by a pacy Elliot Robinson at 10-1. Tom Coulthard struck a six from Max Harrison but soon afterwards Morris was bowled by a very impressive Imran Abbass, again bowling very accurately. At 33 for 2 in the 8th over, the match remained in the balance. 1 run later Coulthard dobbed one back to Jacob Terry for 8. It soon became clear that no 4 Joe Senior was the key wicket as he resisted all that UAJCA could throw at him. With Adam Green another 43 runs were gathered before Adam was bowled by Luke  for 7. Soon afterward Joe was retired on 26 to leave Huddersfield with two new batsmen at the crease. At 83-5 Imran had his second scalp and at 89-6 he pushed that up to 3. His 4 over spell claiming 3 for 4.  5 overs now remained with 19 still needed for the win and Huddersfield remained marginal favourites. Lewis Brown claimed his first wicket at 90-7 and at 97-8 Toby Meynell also had a 1 in the wicket column. At this point Joe Senior returned from retirement as the last [of 10] Huddersfield men. With Bailey English they added 10 more runs and needed one for a win with 3 balls left of Toby's 4th over. A thwack to mid-on was well struck. Too well struck as the diminutive Subhaan Ahmed took a terrific catch to dismiss English and Tie the match, Huddersfield on 107 for 9. What a finish.

Our bowlers backedup the batsmen well with Imran and Toby outstanding with other wickets for Elliot, Jacob, Luke and Lewis. It had been a significantly better performance than at Grassington and with the poorly Muhammed Abbass to return, Ji will havea  decision to make on who to drop for Friday's KŁ Cup match at Skipton with Heavy Woollen.

Heavy defeat by Aire-Wharfe

Our programme of representative cricket finally got off the ground at a sunny Grassington with a match against neighbours Aire-Wharfe JCL. An injury, 2 holidays and a North Yorkshire match reduced our squad to 9 and replacements Tom Slater & Harris Eggleton were brought in from Wharfedale. Aire-Wharfe won the toss decided to bowl.

The Abbass cousins [GHC] opened our batting but Imran was bowled in the second over by Woodly for a duck. The over was a an early disaster as Jack Luxton [Steeton] and Jacob Terry [Cullingworth] also departed without scoring. Skipper Luke Butterfield stayed for just 8 balls and also collected a zero whilst Bader Bhatti lasted only 2 balls for a fifth duck. Meanwhile Mohammed Abbass was compiling a decent knock with four 4s along the way before being bowled for 24. Max Hibbert {Steeton] was unfortunately run out for 9 but Max Harrison [Bradley] picked up a Golden duck. Late call-ups Tom Slater 2 and Harris Eggleton whilst Subhaan Ahmed [Oakworth] was run out thinking a catch was taken but had been dropped. Saqif Ali [GHC] was left not out on 2 and our total was a poor 43 all out in 14.2 overs. The remarkable 2nd over from S Woodly had transformed our innings and his 3-0-3-4 was a key factor.

In reply we decided to bowl the full 30 overs to give all everyone a bowl. They all did well and there was a lot of energy in the field. Better throwing would have helped keeper Hibbert run out 3 chances, though he didn’t hit the wicket with one. Imran was pick with an excellent spell of 3-3-0-1, only spoiled by a last over concession of 6 runs but adding a wicket to return 4-3-6-2. Aire-Wharfe ended 98-6 after the 30 overs but had reached the target with only 3 down and 2 retired. For Aire-Wharfe R Allison 20 and R Elsworth 15 were their major scorers.

Despite the heavy defeat there were numerous positive signs, particularly the bowling with only 2 bowlers receiving much 'tap'. With a better batting display, wins will certainly follow.

Nidderdale at Beckwithshaw

UAJCA under-10s equalled their highest score of the season with 118-8 at a cool Beckwithshaw against the home Nidderdale JCA. It didn't start too well though as classy home opening bowler C Smith had us reeling at 14-2 after duck dismissals for Ben Walker and Jack Luxton. Fortunately Kyle Welsh and Matthew Swallow were in fine form each striking 3 boundaries as both retired on 25. Jacob Terry added just 2 before he was caught to give 6th change J Temple his first wicket. Captain Will Luxton again steadied the ship with 20 also including 3 fours. He gave Temple his 2nd scalp, caught & bowled. On the way the wicket of Harry Patrickson was lost for just 1 bowled by B Stokes. Oakworth left-hander Owen West again contributed with 13 at an unaccustomed no 8.  When Joel Oxford departed for only 3 to be followed by Luke Butterfield for a duck, Team Manager Ji Mukherjee was forced to bring back retiree Kyle Welsh who was able to add another 10 to his earlier heroics. The UAJCA total was declared as 119-8 although the scorebook adds up to118-8 [bowling 116-8].

C Smith who had taken 3 for 8 added to his reputation with an excellent start to his batting but his partner C Westerman fell for just 1 at 18-1, ct by Bradley Powell [who else?]. Like the UAJCA innings, Nidderdale consolidated well with no 3 B Stokes [25] joining Smith [28] in retirement. Well in contention Nidderdale were halted in their tracks with introduction of left-armer Owen West. His bowling was just amazing as he too 5 for 7 in just 6 overs, All five victims were clean bowled. His performance transformed the Nidderdale response which stood at around 70 for 5 wickets after his fourth wicket fell. W Barrett was caught and bowled by UAJCA skipper Will Luxton for just 3 and with six down the gun-barrel was positioned for staring. Enter no 9 J Temple, whose 2 wickets had helped peg back the initial UAJCA surge. He stroked 3 boundaries in his 15 before Ben Walker got through his defences. No 10 A Bell added another 3 to inch still nearer. He was Owen' fifth victim for 6. The dismissal of last man C Churchouse for 0 heralded the return of opener C Smith and the entry of no 12 T Glover, generously allowed to bat by UAJCA.  Glover combined well and his 11no and additional 2 for Smith allowed Nidderdale to claim the unlikely victory at 120-9. The scorebook unfortunately shows 117-9 with the bowling at 114-9. The match had been ended with 10 balls remaining as the Umpires believed Nidderdale had passed the UAJCA score. Nevertheless it had been a cracking and very useful development match for both JCAs. The hospitality from Beckwithshaw CC was delightful and a great time was had by all present.









Huddersfield arrived at cloudy and windy Oakworth and chose to bowl on winning the toss. UAJCA Owen West [Oakworth] and Luke Brotherton [Settle] opened up and stayed together until the 9th over making a steady 13. Owen was 1st to go for 9 bowled by Beardall. Skipper Will Luxton [Steeton] joined Luke for another 10 overs adding 51 runs. Will was the aggressor and his 23  included four boundaries. Luke was retired by manager Ji Mukherjee for a solid 13. Bradley Powell on his home ground and Matthew Swallow combined usefully to create another partnership of note. They pushed the score on to 102 with 20 going to Matthew [four 4s] in his first outing for the side. Bradley remained resolute on 17no at the crease with Ellis Marshall [Cullingworth] 1no. After 30 overs 107-2 might have been viewed as marginally under-par but a close contest was expected and indeed followed. The UAJCA innings included 83 from the bat and 24 extras, 10 of them wides.

Huddersfield openers B Haworth and B Mighill put on 21 for the first wicket until the stand was broken by a smart run-out from Bradley Powell at 21-1, Haworth departing for 4. The run out was the 1st of four from the sharp-shooting UAJCA fielders. Mighill remained as a Huddersfield rock but none of his partners could settle to run-scoring and reach double figures. Jack Luxton [Steeton] picked up 2 wickets in a great spell whilst left-armer Owen West bowled three consecutive maidens to halt the Huddersfield advance. Paradoxically Huddersfield only remained in the game thanks to inconsistent bowling from 10 man UAJCA attack which gave away 30 wides and 4 no balls. I Martin retired on 12 only to return and become the 4th run out victim.  Only Mighill who had also retired on 18 proved a thorn in UAJCA side and his return brought him another 8 to see his side home by 1 wicket with 3 balls left.

UAJCA could and should have won as Huddersfield only picked up 61 runs from their bats but the victory came off an incredible total of 45 extras, including 30 wides. It was a great learning point for UAJCA who are becoming more and more competitive. It was though a keenly fought and hugely enjoyable match for all present. New boys Matthew Swallow and Dominic Broughton did well and the squad now has some internal competition for places.

The final match of the campaign is on 1st September when Manager Ji Mukherjee will have to consider what his best team is from an enlarged talented squad.

Tighter bowling required

On a cool and overcast afternoon at Ledsham CC in the Plate semi-final against Wetherby the gallant UAJCA U10s were undone by the first and third quarters of the game.

When bowling first UAJCA had wayward balls punished but made every attempt to catch aerial strikes.  The opening partnership of M.Bird (Yorkshire U10s) and T. Sthents was broken by a run out and then good catch by skipper Will Luxton added a second. Another run out followed by a great delivery by Will knocked over the first four but the damage had been done. At 15 overs they had 84-3. The second half of the Wetherby innings was much better with tighter bowling lines and good catches taken limiting Wetherby to 41-7. Luke Butterfield taking 3-2 in his last over. Wetherby tallied 125 all out.

In the UAJCA innings the careful start was derailed by Kyle Welsh’s LBW followed by Bradley Powell bowled by a low shooter. Will Luxton was run out, though it seemed the wickets may have been broken first. Harry Patrickson was caught trying to move the score on, so at drinks we had struggled to 31-4. In the final quarter Owen West 22 and Joel Oxford 22 (both retired ) steadied the ship but UAJCA were running out of overs and couldn’t quite hit enough bad balls to the boundary which would have made it that much closer.

The Managers considered the team have many positives but needed to take note of how to work the field when batting, and bowl a tighter line, in order to improve further.

Many thanks to our hosts who made us very welcome.

Huddersfield overcome

Team Managers John Terry and Phil Poole report a great first ever win over Huddersfield at Scholes CC. Our batting stars were opener Kyle Welsh [Cullingworth] and Will Luxton [Steeton] who each passed 30 to retire unbowed. Joel Oxford [Oakworth] was again in the runs with another 12 to add to his tally of 22 vs Halifax CA. His club team-mate Owen West combined with Harry Patrickson [Wilsden] to take our 30-over total to a creditable 118-3.

All the boys except our two keepers bowled well with wickets falling to Ben Walker [Skipton], Owen West and Joel Oxford with run-outs also hampering our hosts at the wonderful Scholes CC venue. UAJCA kept a tight rein on the Huddersfield side and they reached 102-6 in their 30 overs to leave UAJCA winners by 16 runs.

Halifax openers sink UAJCA

The UAJCA under-10s squad vs Halifax CA at Oakworth CC 26th May 2013








A wonderful summery day at Oakworth was a welcome backdrop to the first under-10s Test of the year. The scores were Halifax 120-1, UAJCA 87-6. A classy opening pair for Halifax CA proved difficult to dislodge and opener Jacob Slater went on to record a terrific 53no to rapturous applause. His opening partner G Whip scored 24 before falling victim to UAJCA's Bradley Powell [Oakworth]. At four per over the Halifax total looked secure. For UAJCA Captain Will Luxton [Steeton] bowled 5 very tidy overs for just 13 runs whilst Powell had 4-0-14-1. Slow left armer Owen West [Oakworth] also proved frugal with just 8 runs from his 3 overs.

With the bat UAJCA openers Luke Brotherton [7] of Settle and Bradley Powell looked to be steadily building a good partnership when Luke called for a suicidal single and was run out. Bradley Powell [14] remained resolute but saw skipper Luxton fall bowled off his pads. Ben Walker [Skipton] started nervously but went on to make 6. The innings was re-sparked by Joel Oxford on his home ground along with Ellis Marshall of Cullingworth. Joel dominated with aggressive running making 22no with Marshall on 5no. At 87-6 the UAJCA total was 33 shy of the  Halifax total but with better running and judgement on when to run would have been much closer. UAJCA now go into the Plate competition for first round losers.

The 2013 Squad

A thorough trial at Steeton CC was used by Team Manager Ji Mukherjee to help finalise his squad for the 2013 campaign. All expected players turned up and were put through their paces by Ji and assistant Ben Holderness. It showed we have some excellent talent emerging in UAJCA. Those successful in gaining selection are:

Name club Name club
Ellis Marshall Cullingworth Bradley Powell Oakworth
Jacob Terry Cullingworth Owen West Oakworth
Kyle Welch Cullingworth Joel Oxford Oakworth
Harry Patrickson Wilsden Ben Walker Skipton
Will Luxton [Capt] Steeton Joshua Bond Earby
Jack Luxton Steeton Luke Brotherton Settle [w/k]
Luke Butterfield Steeton  

Declan Mara [Earby] will be standby reserve. All other players at the trial are regarded as in reserve and subject to form may be called into the squad should there be need.

 1st June H UAJCA 43-11 Aire-Wharfe 94-6 lost by 51 runs
 8th June H UAJCA 107-6 Huddersfield 107-9 Match Tied
 13th June H UAJCA 76 all out Heavy Woollen A 144-9 lost by 68 runs
 27th July A Sheffield 119-3 UAJCA


lost by 7 wkts
  3rd August A Huddersfield 149-6 UAJCA

119 all out

lost by 30 runs
 31st August A Nidderdale UAJCA   Knaresborough CC
At Meltham CC 3rd August 2014

 The Huddersfield Junior Cricket Association

G Barden not out - 43
A Green ct Saqif Ali Bhader Bhatti 8
A Boyle retired - 34
N Geogra-Nicola ct Muhammed Abbass Elliot Robinson 6
I Jones ct & b Luke Butterfield 5
B Morris retired - 10
M Shipman b Luke Butterfield 0
B English retired - 6
C Butterworth ct Imran Abbass Subhaan Ahmed 7
G Booth not out - 4
M Brook b Jack Luxton 0
    Ext [1nb, 19w, 6b] 26
    Total [30 overs] 149 for 6
Jack Luxton 4-0-18-1, Imran Abbass 3-0-11-0, Bader Bhatti 2-0-7-1, Muhammed Abbass 2-0-25-0, Max Harrison 2-0-9-0, Lewis Brown 3-0-31-0, Elliot Robinson 3-0-13-1, Saqif Ali 2-1-3-0, Luke Butterfield 3-1-9-2, Toby Meynell 4-1-16-0, Subhaan Ahmed 2-1-1-1

The Upper Airedale JCA

Toby Meynell run out - 7
Luke Butterfield b A Booth 2
Jack Luxton run out - 8
Saqif Ali ct N Nicola M Brook 3
Max Hibbert ct A Boyle M Brook 10
Max Harrison ct N Nicola 25
Lewis Brown b M Brook 8
Bader Bhatti run out - 8
Elliot Robinson ct A Boyle M Shipman 2
Muhanmmed Abbass ct M Brook A Boyle 8
Subhaan Ahmed not out - 11
    Ext [3nb, 7w, 13b, 4lb] 27
    Total [27.1 overs] 119 all out
G Barden 3-1-3-0, G Booth 3-1-7-1, I Jones 3-0-9-0, B Morris 3-0-15-0, M Brook 3-0-14-3, A Green 3-0-12-0, C Butterworth 3-1-7-0, M Shipman 3-0-15-1, A Boyle 2.1-0-4-2, N Nicola 2-0-16-1
At Barnsley CC [Cricket Asylum Plate semi-final]

 The Upper Airedale Junior Cricket Association

Mohammed Abbass b S Meadows 1
Imran Abbass b S Meadows 0
Toby Meynell ct Koerner C Harrison 13
Jacob Terry ct Parkin Z Jahanghir 11
Jack Luxton ct Parkin P Flathers 17
Elliot Robinson ct Cook C Cook 24
Subhaan Ahmed not out   18
Max Harrison ct C Cook 1
Lewis Brown not out   5
Max Hibbert dnb    
Luke Butterfield dnb   6
    Ext [3nb, 5w, 13b, 5lb] 26
    Total [30 overs] 116-7
I Parkin 4-0-8-0, S Meadows 3-1-9-2, T Miller 3-0-6-0, C Harrison 3-0-12-0, J Abbass 5-3-6-0, Z Jahanghir 3-0-18-1, P Flathers 3-0-15-1, C Cook 3-0-16-2, A Clench 3-0-12-0

The Sheffield Junior Cricket League

T Miller run out [Lewis Brown]   6
C Harrison retired   50
Z Jahanghir b Mohammed Abbass 0
C Pearson b Mohammed Abbass 15
S Meadows not out   12
I Parkin not out   5
J Abbass dnb    
P Flathers dnb    
C Cook dnb    
A Clench dnb    
    Ext [5nb, 12w, 12b] 29
    Total [27.1 overs] 119-3
Lewis Brown 3-0-16-0, Luke Butterfield 2.1-1-10-0, Imran Abbass 3-0-11-0, Toby Meynell 3-0-14-0, Mohammed Abbass 4-0-12-2, Elliot Robinson 2-0-17-0, Jacob Terry 3-0-11-0, Subhaan Ahmed 2-0-4-0, Jack Luxton 3-2-2-0, Max Harrison 2-0-8-0
At Skipton CC

 The Heavy Woollen District

K Donachie b Jack Luxton 20
M Adams run out   15
J Phillips ct Bader Bhatti Jack Luxton 2
F Knox b Lewis Brown 9
F Hussain run out [S Ahmed]   25
A Midgeley ct & b Lewis Brown 4
H Ali b Lewis Brown 0
E Lyons b Subhaan Ahmed 0
B Walsh run out [S Ahmed]   5
J Young not out   21
S Thewlis not out   6
Max Hibbert dnb    
    Ext [3nb, 13w, 20b, 1lb] 37
    Total [25 overs] 144-9
Imran Abbass 3-0-12-0, Luke Butterfield 3-0-29-0, Jack Luxton 4-1-22-2, Toby Meynell 3-0-12-0, Jacob Terry 3-0-12-0, Lewis Brown 3-0-13-3, Subhaan Ahmed 2-0-8-1, Jonny Atherton 1-0-1-0, Muhammed Abbass 1-0-1-0, Max Hibbert 1-0-5-0, Luc Elson 1-0-8-0

The Upper Airedale Junior Cricket Association

Muhammed Abbass run out [K Donachie]   9
Imran Abbass ct K Donachie A Midgeley 12
Toby Meynell run out [H Ali]   18
Jack Luxton ct F Hussain H Ali 0
Max Hibbert run out   5
Jonny Atherton b A Midgeley 0
Luke Butterfield [c] run out   3
Bader Bhatti run out   6
Subhaan Ahmed ct F Hussain 4
Lewis Brown ct F Hussain 5
Jacob Terry not out   0
Luc Elson dnb    
    Ext [7w, 3b, 3lb] 13
    Total 76 all out
O Box 3-0-20-0, F Knox 3-0-12-0, A Midgeley 3-1-14-2, H Ali 3-2-2-1, E Charrington 3-0-15-0, B Walsh 3-0-4-0, S Thewlis 2-0-2-0, F Hussain 1.2-0-1-2
At Oakworth CC

 The Upper Airedale Junior Cricket Association

Jack Luxton [c] b M Shipman 20
Imran Abbass b G Smith 9
Toby Meynell ct A Booth T Coulthard 15
Saqif Ali run out   11
Jacob Terry ct J Senior A Tahir 2
Subhaan Ahmed retired   7
Luke Butterfield not out   9
Max Harrison b C Butterworth 0
Lewis Brown not out   6
Saqif Ali not out   2
Elliott Robinson dnb    
Max Hibbert dnb    
    Ext [6nb, 8w, 14b] 28
    Total [30 overs] 107-6
A Tahir 4-1-8-1, B English 3-0-9-0, G Booth 4-1-9-1, B Morris 3-1-6-0, B Fisher 3-1-6-0, C Butterworth 3-0-13-1, M Shipman 4-0-12-1, J Senior 2-0-7-0, T Coulthard 2-0-12-1

The Huddersfield Junior Cricket League

B Fisher b Elliott Robinson 5
B Morris b Imran Abbass 9
T Coulthard ct & b Jacob Terry 8
J Senior not out   32
A Green b Luke Butterfield 7
G Booth b Imran Abbass 4
S Jenkinson ct Bader Bhatti Imran Abbass 1
C Butterworth lbw Lewis Brown 1
B English ct Subhaan Ahmed Toby Meynell 4
A Tahir b Toby Meynell 3
S Woodly not out   1
10 men only      
    Ext [3nb, 15w, 13b, 2lb] 33
    Total 107-9
Luke Butterfield 4-0-16-1, Elliot Robinsonl 4-1-11-1, Max Harrison 3-1-11-0, Imran Abbass 4-1-4-3, Jacob Terry 2-0-11-1, Toby Meynell 3.4-0-10-2, Jack Luxton 3-0-12-0, Subhaan Ahmed 3-1-7-0, Lewis Brown 3-1-10-1
At Upper Wharfedale CC 1st June 2014

 The Upper Airedale Junior Cricket Association

Muhammed Abbass b J Harrison 24
Imran Abbass b S Woodly 0
Jack Luxton b S Woodly 0
Jacob Terry b S Woodly 0
Luke Butterfield [c] b J Brady 0
Bader Bhatti ct F Chambers S Woodly 0
Max Hibbert run out [M Cordingly]   9
Max Harrison b F Chambers 0
Tom Slater ct Ralphs J Harrison 2
Saqif Ali not out   2
Subhaan Ahmed run out   3
Harris Eggleton b M Parsons 0
    Ext [2nb, 1b] 3
    Total [14.2 overs] 43 all out
J Brady 3-0-9-1, S Woodly 3-0-3-4, F Chambers 3-0-19-1, J Harrison 3-0-6-2, M Parsons 1.2-0-2-1, E Bunn 1-0-3-0

The Aire-Wharfe Junior Cricket League

T Alldred b Imran Abbass 6
M Cordingley b Max Harrison 5
A Ralphs retired   10
J Elsworth b Subhaan Ahmed 15
J Gordon retired   10
R Allison retired   20
C Cusworth run out [M Abbass]   2
J Brady b Luke Butterfield 0
E Bunn b Imran Abbass 3
J Harrison not out   7
S Woodly not out   1
    Ext [2nb, 10w, 3b] 15
    Total 94-6
Jack Luxton 4-1-9-0, Luke Butterfield 4-1-5-1, Max Harrison 3-0-12-1, Imran Abbass 4-3-6-2, Mohammed Abbass 3-0-10-0, Jacob Terry 2-0-6-0, Subhaan Ahmed 2-1-6-1, Tom Slater 2-0-5-0, Saqif Ali 2-0-16-0, Bader Bhatti 2-0-5-0, Harris Eggleton 2-0-15-0
At Beckwithshaw CC

 The Upper Airedale Junior Cricket Association

Ben Walker b C Smith 0
Kyle Welsh not out   35
Jack Luxton b C Smith 0
Matthew Swallow retired   25
Jacob Terry ct J Temple 2
Will Luxton ct J Temple J Temple 20
Harry Patrickson b B Stokes 1
Owen West b T Glover 13
Joel Oxford b M Bates 3
Luke Butterfield b C Smith 0
Bradley Powell not out   1
    Ext [1nb, 10w, 6b, 1lb] 18
    Total 118-8
Jack Luxton 4-1-9-0, Luke Butterfield 4-1-5-1, Max Harrison 3-0-12-1, Imran Abbass 4-1-6-2, Muhammed Abbass 3-0-10-0, Jacob Terry 2-0-6-0, Subhaan  2-1-6-1, Tom Slater 2-0-5-0, Saqif Ali 2-0-16-0, Bader Bhatti 2-0-5-0, Harris Eggleton 2-0-15-0

The Nidderdale Junior Cricket Association

C Smith not out   30
C Westerman ct Bradley Powell Matthew Swallow 1
B Stokes not out   25
M Bates b Owen West 0
L Fox b Owen West 0
B Ward b Owen West 0
J Lawrence b Owen West 2
W Barrett ct Will Luxton Will Luxton 3
J Temple b Ben Walker 15
A Bell b Owen West 6
C Churchouse b Luke Butterfield 0
T Glover not out   11
    Ext [2nb, 7w, 14b, 1lb] 24
    Total 117-9
Matthew Swallow 3-0-14-1, Bradley Powell 2-1-8-0, Owen West 6-3-7-5, Jack Luxton 3-0-18-0, Will Luxton 4-0-17-1, Joel Oxford 3-0-4-0, Luke Butterfield 3-1-12-1, Ben Walker 2-0-8-1, Kyle Welsh 2-0-9-0, Jacob Terry 0.2-0-2-0

 The Upper Airedale Junior Cricket Association

Owen West b H Beardall 9
Luke Brotherton retired   13
Wll Luxton ct B Mighill T Coulthard 23
Bradley Powell not out   17
Matthew Swallow b B Mighill 20
Ellis Marshall not out   1
Jack Luxton dnb    
Ben Walker dnb    
Dominic Broughton dnb    
Harry Patrickson dnb    
Jacob Terry dnb    
    Ext [1nb, 7w, 10b, 6lb] 24
    Total 107-3
S Colman 3-1-15-0, B Mighill 3-0-6-1, N Kenworthy 3-2-8-0, H Beardall 4-0-11-1, J Sanger 4-2-6-0, R Martin 3-1-6-0, B Howarth 2-0-20-0, K Hussain 3-0-11-0, T Coulthard 3-1-3-1, S Sanger 2-1-5-0

The Huddersfield Junior Cricket Association

B Howarth run out   4
B Mighill retired   18
K Hussain run out   6
N Kenworthy ct Bradley Powell Jack Luxton 4
S Sanger run out   2
H Beardall b Jack Luxton 1
S Colman b Ben Walker 0
R Martin ct Luke Brotherton 2
I Martin run out   12
J Sanger b Matthew Swallow 4
B Mighill not out   8
    Ext [4nb, 30w, 13b] 47
    Total 108-9
Ellis Marshall 3-2-3-0, Will Luxton 3-0-15-0, Jacob Terry 3-0-19-0, Harry Patricksonns 3-0-13-0, Jack Luxton 3-2-6-2, Ben Walker 3-1-10-1, Owen West 3-3-0-0, Dominic Broughton 3-1-5-1, Bradley Powell 3-0-10-0, Matthew Swallow 2.3-0-17-0
At Scholes CC, Huddersfield JCA

 The Upper Airedale Junior Cricket Association

Kyle Welsh retired   32
Bradley Powell     3
Will Luxton retired   30
Joel Oxford     12
Luke Brotherton     6
Owen West not out   9
Harry Patrickson not out   4
Ben Walker dnb    
Luke Butterfield dnb    
Jack Luxton dnb    
Jacob Terry dnb    
    Ext 22
    Total 118-3
S Colman 3-1-15-0, B Mighill 3-0-6-1, N Kenworthy 3-2-8-0, H Beardall 4-0-11-1, J Sanger 4-2-6-0, R Martin 3-1-6-0, B Howarth 2-0-20-0, K Hussain 3-0-11-0, T Coulthard 3-1-3-1, S Sanger 2-1-5-0

The Huddersfield Junior Cricket Association

    Total 102-6
Jacob Terry 4-0-11-0, Jack Luxton 3-0-12-0, Ben Walker 4-0-16-1, Owen West 3-0-5-1, Kyle Welsh 2-0-7-0, Bradley Powell 3-0-7-0, Joshua Bond 3-0-7-0, Will Luxton 2-0-8-0, Joel Oxford  3-0-10-1, Matthew Swallow 2.3-0-17-0
At Ledsham CC, Wetherby JCA

 The Wetherby Junior Cricket Association

M Bird run out   21
T Sthents ct Will Luxton b Jacob Terry 18
J Thompson run out   10
J White   b Will Luxton 18
T Hogg ct Will Luxton b Joshua Bond 6
J Young ct Will Luxton b Luke Butterfield 3
F Rowden ct Joel Oxford b Will Luxton 0
K Davis ct Jacob Terry b Luke Butterfield 8
J Muirhead   b Owen West 6
A Ruddidge   b Luke Butterfield 0
H Bramley not out   2
    Ext 33
    Total 125 all out
Jacob Terry 3-0-26-1, Luke Butterfield 4-0-20-3, Ellis Marshall 4-1-6-0, Jack Luxton 4-0-15-0, Owen West 3.1-0-11-1, Joshua Bond 3-0-18-1, Will Luxtonn 4-1-13-2, Joel Oxford 4-2-4-0

 The Upper Airedale Junior Cricket Association

Kyle Welsh lbw M Bird 5
Bradley Powell b J White 1
Will Luxton run out   0
Harry Patrickson ct T Hogg T Stevens 6
Owen West retired   22
Joel Oxford retired   22
Ellis Marshall b M Bird 1
Jacob Terry b J White 1
Luke Butterfield not out   6
Joshua Bond not out   1
Jack Luxton dnb    
    Ext [7nb, 7w, 4b, 1lb]] 19
    Total 84-5
At Oakworth CC, UAJCA

The Halifax Junior Cricket Association

G Whipp ct Luke Brotherton Bradley Powell 24
J Slater not out   53
L Smith not out   10
S Roberts dnb    
J Jones dnb    
S Siddle dnb    
S Trapp dnb    
B Cliff dnb    
S Crossland dnb    
E Powell dnb    
    Ext [2nb, 18w, 10b, 2lb] 32
    Total 119-1
Ellis Marshall 3-0-11-0, Jacob Terry 2-0-10-0, Will Luxton 5-0-13-0, Joel Oxford 4-0-23-0, Luke Butterfield 4-1-15-0, Bradley Powell 4-0-14-1, Owen West 3-0-8-0, Jack Luxton 3-1-10-0, Joshua Bond 2-0-6-0

 The Upper Airedale Junior Cricket Association

Luke Brotherton run out   7
Bradley Powell ct S Roberts J Jones 14
Will Luxton b L Smith 1
Owen West b S Slater 3
Ben Walker b S Trapp 6
Kyle Welch ct L Smith J Jones 0
Joel Oxford not out   22
Ellis Marshall not out   5
Harry Patrickson dnb    
Jacob Terry dnb    
Luke Butterfield dnb    
    Ext [7nb, 16w, 5b, 1lb] 29
    Total 87-6
H Crook 3-0-15-1, W Colwell 3-0-16-0, B Mighall 3-1-7-0, N Kenworthy 3-0-12-0, J Partridge 3-0-11-1, G Barden 3-0-10-0, S Colman 3-0-9-0, J Court 3-0-18-1, A Boyle 3-0-15-0, A Tahir 3-1-2-0


Heavy defeat to Heavy Woollen

UAJCA under-10s performed well against a classy Heavy Woollen team but were defeated by 64 runs. UAJCA 65 all out was well short of the 129-4 posted by the visitors to Steeton CC. Tom Starkey [Skipton] scored 18 and and Wilsden' Adam Wilson a further 13 but it was too little.









Yorkshire u-10 draw

Yorkshire coach Steve Holliday has now conducted the draw for the under-10 competition. the draw is:

Barnsley vs Wetherby
Nidderdale vs Huddersfield
UAJCA vs Heavy Woollen

The winners and best loser will go into semi-finals. UAJCA will look to play their home match with Heavy Woollen on Sunday 22nd July [to be confirmed].

Team Manager Ji Mukherjee will be selecting 13 players for the match and it will be announced shortly. 11 will be able to bat and the other two may field and bowl.

Yorkshire u-10 tournament

The draw will be made on Sunday at BGS final U-10 Yorkshire final trial, the rules will be same as U-11 Taverners. 6 teams going into the hat 3 winners and a best loser will make up the semis. Loser will be decided by how many runs scored and how many wickets taken on the U-11 formula

Steve Holliday will set dates for the first round to be completed by and the semi also a date for the final this will be sent to each manager with the draw. all scores from both managers to be sent to Steve. The UAJCA website will publish all the results.


Teams will be Heavy Woollen Upper Airedale Wetherby Barnsley Huddersfield  Nidderdale. If 2 more ie Sheffield Doncaster enter in the next week they will play each other and that would make 4 so the best loser will drop out


First Match

There may have been sunshine but it was still bitterly cold and windy for UAJCA first ever under-10s representative match at Crossflatts CC on Sunday 13th May. UAJCA team manager Ji Mukherjee had assembled a 14-man squad for an opening 'selection' match against the Heavy Woollen District. Both teams had 14 players and a rotational substitution arrangement was agreed. Heavy Woollen won the toss and opted to bat.

UAJCA opening bowlers Harry Hollingsworth [Oakworth] and Joseph Holderness [Skipton] both opened with maidens as the visitors batsmen Ford and Lindsey settled cautiously in. Ford's immaculate defence and the straight driving and a pulled six from Lindsey carried HWD to 15 after 4 overs. Adam Wilson and Joshua Holddsworth, both from Wilsden replaced our openers and Joshua induced a skied drive from Lindsey [15] which Jodie Town-Jones got underneath to claim a first scalp for UAJCA at 27-1 after 8 overs. A combination of pace from James Mukherjee [Skipton] and left-arm spin from Joesph Hall [Cullingworth] kept things under control and was rewarded with another wicket, that of Hammond for 4 bowled by a delighted Joseph, who then had figures of 2-2-0-1. Jodie Town-Jones [Cowling] and home-ground boy Todd Cartwright [Crossflatts] gave nothing away as did neither Tom Starkey [Skipton] nor Corey Green [Oakworth] in a period which saw opener Ford retired for 9. Batsmen Langley and Anderson were struggling to break free resulting in a run out for Langley and the score arrived at 59-3 after the 20th over. Skipton duo Tommy Watson and Joel Philip encountered a counter-attack from H Sullivan but UAJCA brought off a second run-out, Anderson [9]. The scoreboard now read 72-4 with 7 overs left to bowl. The impressive Joseph Hall was brought back and he claimed his second victim, Neil for 7 at 94-5 in the 28th over; the last 5 overs having brought HWD 22 runs. Owen Narey snatched another wicket with a neat caught & Bowled of Sullivan for 16 at 99-6. 

Mr & Mrs Brooksbank had served up a welcome spread for players and officials as all gathered warmth from a welcome sojourn indoors, whilst a very healthy crowd availed themselves of liquid refreshment at the club bar.

For UAJCA Tom Starkey and Todd Cartwright took first guard in opposition to HWD' Barraclough and Appleyard. Starkey was unluckily run-out after he had made 5, at 10-1 but his replacement Owen Narey took the fight directly to the visitors and his innings of 17 including four boundaries of note. He was caught by Lindsey off Taylor at 23-2 after 7 overs. Keeper Harris Rowlett [Steeton] had performed well behind the timbers but he was bowled next ball, his first to leave UAJCA at 23-3. Joshua Holdsworth made 6 and both Cartwright and James Mukherjee were retired for 2 and 0 respectively. Joseph Hall and Adam Wilson picked up fours and by the half-way mark of the innings UAJCA had reached 47-4 after Joshua was also run out.  The run-rate was on par with HWD and 53 would be needed to earn a victory. Joseph Holderness was a second to get the deaded 'golden duck' whilst Jodie Town-Jones did manage 2 balls. The damage was done principally by the spin from HWD' R Patel who bowled 3 maidens in four overs for just 1 run conceded. The run-rate had slowed markedly and when Anderson bowled Wilson for 4, UAJCA were fast running out of batsmen. Harry Hollingsworth chipped in 8 unbeaten runs before he was retired, whilst Corey Green remained 0 not out. Tommy Watson was a third 'goldie' victim and Joel Philip was 1 not out. As all UAJCA batsmen had batted the match was drawn to a close by the Managers with UAJCA having reached 69. Four overs remained un-bowled.

The victory went to HWD, but with UAJCA managers now having seen at close quarters all their players, both teams took plenty from the match. Yorkshire & YSCA coach Steve Holliday was hugely impressed with both sides, praising the high level of their fielding skill. He felt some of the batsmen had been a little anxious to 'get on with it' but the bowling had been first rate. He gave particular mention to Joseph Hall [Cullingworth] 3-2-7-2 and James Mukherjee [Skipton] 3-0-6-0 from UAJCA and of course to the remarkable young spinner from HWD, R Patel, whose 4-2-1-2 figures changed the course of the game. He added that it had been very enjoyable, echoed by the boys, and he was looking forward to seeing the boys again in a hoped-for return match later this year.

UAJCA already has a second match arranged against the Nidderdale JCA on Sunday 3rd June, expected to be at Studley Royal CC, near Ripon, but to be confirmed.


  13th May

  UAJCA 69 all out Heavy Woollen 99-6 lost by 30 runs

   3rd June

  Nidderdale   Rain UAJCA    rain at Knaresborough F CC  

  22nd July

  UAJCA 65 all out Heavy Woollen 129-4 lost by 64 runs

 The Heavy Woollen District

A Langley ct Corey Green Joe Hall 10
H Kelly ct Todd Cartwright Harry Hollingsworth 0
T Lindsey run out   9
D Ford ct Todd Cartwright Jodie Town-Jones 33
H Anderson not out   34
J Neal run out [C Green]   0
Shev not out   12
H Sullivan dnb    
A Nair dnb    
J Haigh dnb  
J Smart dnb    
W Rich dnb    
J Westerman dnb    
    Ext () 31
    Total 129-5
Harry Hollingsworth 4-0-21-1, Joseph Holderness 3-1-6-0, Corey Green 4-0-22-0, Joe Hall 6-1-12-1 Todd Cartwright 2-0-8-0, Tommy Watson  2-1-2-0, Adam Wilson 2-0-7-0 Harris Rowlett 2-0-13-0, Joel Philip 3-0-12-0, Jodie Town-Jones 2-0-14-1

The Upper Airedale JCA

Tom Starkey b H Sullivan 18
Harris Rowlett ct & b Barraclough 1
Harry Foulds b A Nair 1
Joshua Holdsworth b A Nair 4
Joe Hall ct Anderson A Langley 7
Todd Cartwright st J Neal H Sullivan 0
Joseph Holderness ct Smart J Westerman 2
Adam Wilson lbw J Smart 13
Corey Green ct Anderson J Haigh 2
Tommy Watson not out   6
Harry Hollingsworth b J Smart 0
Jodie Town=Jones dnb    
Joel Philip dnb    
    Ext () 11
    Total 65-10
S Barraclough 5-1-22-1, A Nair 4-0-8-2, H Sullivan 4-1-4-2, J Westerman 2-0-9-1, J Haigh 4-1-11-1, W Rich 3-0-5-0, J Smart 0.3-0-0-2, A Langley 2-1-2-1

 The Heavy Woollen District

D Ford retired   9
T Lindsay ct Jodie Town-Jones Joshua Holdsworth 15
A Hammond b Joseph Hall 4
A Langley run out   8
H Andrews run out   9
H Sullivan ct & b O Narey 16
S Neil b Joseph Hall 7
S Barraclough not out   2
S Smart not out   0
R Patel dnb  
A Taylor dnb    
J Westerman dnb    
O Appleyard dnb    
    Ext (7nb, 8w, 12b, 2lb) 29
    Total 99-6
Harry Hollingsworth 3-1-16-0, Joseph Holderness 2-1-5-0, Adam Wilson 2-1-9-0, Joshua Holdsworth 2-1-2-1 James Mukherjee 3-0-6-0, Joseph Hall  3-2-7-2, Jodie Town-Jones 2-0-6-0 Todd Cartwright 2-0-5-0, Tom Starkey 3-1-4-0, Corey Green 2-0-5-0 Tommy Watson 2-0-3-0, Joel Phillip 2-0-12-0, Owen Narey 2-0-7-1

The Upper Airedale JCA

Tom Starkey run out   5
Todd Cartwright retired   2
Owen Narey ct T Lindsay A Taylor 17
Harris Rowlett b A Taylor 0
Joshua Holdsworth run out   6
James Mukherjee retired   0
Joseph Hall b H Sullivan 10
Joseph Holderness lbw R Patel 0
Adam Wilson b H Anderson 4
Jodie Town-Jones b R Patel 0
Harry Hollingsworth retired   8
Corey Green not out   0
Tommy Watson b A Langley 0
Joel Phillip run out   1
    Ext (5nb, 5w, 6b) 16
    Total 69-10
S Barraclough 3-2-1-0, O Appleyard 3-0-17-0, A Taylor 3-0-13-0, J Westerman 3-1-6-0, R Patel 4-3-1-2, H Sullivan 3-0-11-0, H Anderson 4-1-6-1, A Hammond 3-1-8-0, A Langley 0.4-0-1-1