2024 UAJCA u11 Fixtures


Chris Cummings announces the following 2024 squad selections from the recent Observation day:

Aadam Bashir [Crosflatts], Adam Lovell [Skipton], Aran Beggan [Skipton], Dougie Lunn [Crossflatts], Freddie Dawson [Harden], Gorge Donizetti [Skipton], Haaris Zakir [Crossflatts], Harry Rutter [Settle], Isa Milnes [GHC], Jasper Clarke [Haworth], Rayyan Malik [GHC], Sam Wilkinson [Crossflatts]

09 June Huddersfield   UAJCA   Almondbury Wesleyan CC HD5 8XP
23 June Aire-Wharfe   UAJCA    
30 June UAJCA   Heavy Woollen   Haworth CC BD21 4SL

The curtain came down on UAJCA’s journey in the 2023 Yorkshire Junior Cricket Festival.


On a cold and windy afternoon in Haworth, Huddersfield won the toss and elected to bowl first in overcast conditions in a winner takes all for group B. John North and Muhammad Rizwan opened the batting and Rizwan was run out for 3 with the score at 3-1 inside the 3rd over, and in came Max Wareing against his regional counterparts. John North departed shortly after for 2. The score was soon 36-4 when Max was brilliantly bowled by S Hall for 8 who finished with figures of 2-9 off his 3 overs.


Jack Godden scored a well made 14 off 17 balls in tricky conditions. Another middle order collapse saw Ammaar Muhammad out for 7, wicket keeper Alf Walker out second ball for 0, Jack Davison 6, and Josh Greene for 1. UAJCA collapsed to 44-8 needing a miracle, up stepped bowlers Seb Oliver and Joe Hodgson who put on a fantastic partnership of 61 with Seb finishing on 32 not out off 51 balls, and Joe 17 off 39 balls, both giving the coach a headache about their place in the batting order. Joe was brilliantly bowled by all rounder S Shelley and in next was Charlie Chew at number 11, having waited an hour to bat scoring 3 not out and taking UAJCA to 111 off their 30 overs.


Over to the bowling and Seb Oliver and Charlie Chew got the boys off to a good start. 11-1 in the 4th over S Shelley brilliantly caught by Josh Greene off Charlie Chew. Next batter was Huddersfield star player and captain A Howson who hit consecutive sixes on his way to 45 off 33 balls before being superbly caught by Jack Davison off Ammaar Muhammad. Jack Godden was brought into the attack and sent W Goldthorpe wickets cartwheeling first ball and the noise started to lift in the field with a couple of quick wickets, Jack finishing with figures of 1-4 off his 3 overs.


Teddy Daly hit the winnings runs and finished on 51 not out off 73 balls for Huddersfield, sending them through to the semi final and winning by 7 wickets.


The 2023 Yorkshire Junior Cricket Festival at Thirsk got off to a winning start for UAJCA. In the middle of the racecourse the 2022 under 10s opening bowlers Joe Hodgson & Seb Oliver started proceedings and the first wicket falling on 10-1 Joe Hodgson bowling Hambleton captain Elijah Standing for 2, Hambleton put on a spirited batting partnership of 23 for the second wicket before Joe Hodgson grabbed his second wicket of the game bowling Hambletons regional player and star man Sam Fudali

Under 10s player Henry Rayner came on to bowl and picked up 2 wickets in his spell which included a fantastic catch from Settle player Jack Davison. An inspired bowling change brought Blake Holme on to bowl from the pavilion end and picked a wicket up first ball (all hail the coach) to leave the home team at 37-4 before trapping Ethan Durham for 0 LBW. The heat started to get better of the UAJCA boys in the field as Hambleton put on a 45 run stand before Matthew Pothecary had come into the attack and got a wicket (another catch for Jack Davison). Blake finishing with figures 2-6 off 3 overs bowling 1 maiden. Fantastic!

The drinks break came and Charlie Chew went through the tail order finishing with 3-7 off his 2 overs, again fantastic! With all the friendlies played this year also, Charlie is now at 9 wickets for UAJCA, a super addition to the squad for 2023. Hambleton bowled out for 101 with 5 overs left.

Onto the batting -

John North of Settle and Jack Godden of Oakworth got the boys off to a good start before Jack chipping back to the bowler for 12. Charlie couldn't carry on his form from Saturday's in-house match where he scored 66 off 40 balls as he was dismissed for 1 bowled by Hambletons star man Fudali. Sam Charmbury came in at 4 and had a fantastic partnership of 69 with John North who hit a flurry of boundaries for a fantastic 41 and got applauded from all sides of the ground as he was dismissed with the score on 87. Sam Charmbury of Oakworth was then dismissed for a brilliant 26 off 43, the mainstay of the batting order, 97-3. Jack Davison came in and played a couple of nice shots but unfortunately picked the fielder out on this occasion and needing 5 to win the UAJCA crowd began to go quiet. The only regional player on the day for Upper Airedale Alf Walker came to the crease and hit the winning runs with Josh Greene not out at the other end winning by 5 wickets with over 8 overs to spare.

A fantastic day had by all and a great win for the lads. Onto the next game against Bradford on June 25th. Come and support the lads


A tremendous partnership of 80 between Elliot Howarth Steeton] and Sulaiman Mahmood [Harden] enabled UAJCA top post a very creditable 140-4against a strong Huddersfield side. The problem was that Huddersfield had batted first and posted 141-2. Sulaiman went on to arry his bat for a superb 65 with Elliot adding 28 before being bowled at 118-3. The earlier Huddersfield innings had featured 53 no from Tom Frankland and 47 from Rory McLaughlin. Our one wicket-taker was Harrison Butterfield [Steeton].

The real tragedy was that one more run would have produced a Tied match and with the extra 5 points UAJCA would have qualified for the semi-finals. Tough to swallow.


Alex Howarth's under-11s have continued their own  winning streak and for a second time this season UAJCA have emerged the victors over neighbours The Bradford League. Alex' fast improving team edged the points by 10 runs, having posted 133 in the allotted 30 overs. The Bradford League chase was ended on 123-9 after their 30 overs. So another 18 points were added to our total which now stands at 36, 10 ahead of our other groups members.

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

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


Following on from our stunning turnaround victory over Nidderdale Alex Howarth and the under-11s made the long journey for a prestigious fixture with the Cumbria County side. The picturesque backdrop of Skiddaw to the Braithwaite ground was though obliterated by the rain. A start was made and our bowlers were in fine fettle amongst the showers. Cumbria were reeling at 17 for 5 when the rain finally won the day. Well done lads. Now for the Yorkshire Festival against Hambleton at Upper Wharfedale CC on 12th June.


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

10th April UAJCA trial 10:30am at Skipton CC Nets
1st May Nidderdale 52 all out UAJCA 66 all out Won 14 runs
22nd May Cumbria 17-5 UAJCA Rain Abandoned
12th June UAJCA 218-4 Hambleton 143-7 Won  75 runs
26th June UAJCA 133 all out Bradford 123-9 Won  10 runs
3rd July Huddersfield 141-2 UAJCA 140-4 Lost  1 run
TBC UAJCA   Nidderdale    
 18th April UAJCA trial

10:30am B & B Nets

23rd May UAJCA 57-6 Cumbria 112 all out Abandoned
30th May UAJCA 44 all out Bradford 45-4 Lost  6 wkts
6th June Nidderdale 160-9 UAJCA 101 all out Lost  59 runs
13th June Aire-Wharfe 70-5 UAJCA 68 all out Lost  5 wkts
18th July UAJCA 58-9 Halifax 56 all out Won 1 wkt
10th Aug Cumbria 80-5 UAJCA 79 all out Lost  5 wkts

A very windy and cold Wood Lane was the venue for our 11s debut in the Yorkshire Festival and what an opener it proved! Batting first we lost openers Hashim Hussain and skipper Albie Ellis with just 6 on the board. But it was 77 runs later when the third wicket fell [Hamza 18]. But the fourth wicket partnership of 111 by Elliot Howarth and Freddie Padgett was a joy to behold with Elliot going on to make 89 and Freddie was retired on 51 not out. Harrison and Oliver brought the innings to a close and with 47 extras from some ragged fielding and bowling we tallied a startling 218-4. The bowlers were as usual frugal at the start and Albie took out the opener for a duck and then Elliot had the other for 6. 6-2 became 33-3 with Harrison joining the wicket-takers. A little consolidation was on the agenda and Hambleton reached 71 before losing a fourth wicket to Stan Kitching. Number 5 Fudali looked secure and reached his fifty only to fall caught & Bowled by Max at 51 with his team on 125-5. The Hambleton resistance was virtually over and they finished on 143-7 with Albie picking up a second and one for Oliver. 18 points gained with just 6 to Hambleton. Next match the Bradford League on 26th June at Bingley Congs.


Following on from our stunning turnaround victory over Nidderdale Alex Howarth and the under-11s will make the trip up to Wood Lane at hopefully sunny Grassington to take on northerly neighbours, Hambleton. The team selected is as follows:

Albie Ellis {oakworth, Capt], Freddie Padgett [Harden, wk], E Swallow [Skipton], Hamza Mahmood [GHC}, Elliot Howarth [Steeton], Harrison Butterfield [Steeton], Stan Kitching [Sutton], Sulaiman Mahmood [Harden], Oliver Noble [Harden], Max Rigby [Harden] and Hashim Hussain [GHC}.

LAST LAST PAIR CARRY UAJCA HOME Halifax batted first in glorious sunshine on the picturesque Giggleswick School 1st XI ground. UAJCA bowling and fielding was sharp throughout with Max Wilkinson [Crossflatts] striking early with 2 wickets quickly followed up by Elliot Haworth [Steeton] remarkable 1-3 figures, leaving Tommy McCormick and Blake Aldersley, both of Skipton to polish of the last batters. UAJCA were put under pressure by accurate bowling and tight fielding from the off which soon saw the UAJCA team in trouble at 14-6, the last wicket pair of James Galley [Settle] 19 not out and Aniq Tabassam [Skipton] 10 not out put on a 30 run partnership to steal victory for the home team.


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

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

UAJCA gains win over Cumbria

A gloomy misty day was the backdrop for an enthralling 35-over match at Oakworth CC between UAJCA u11s and Cumbria u11s. Cumbria won the toss and opted to bat first.

With just 6 on the board Cumbria lost opener Rose for 5, caught behind by keeper Max Hibbert for Lewis Brown. It was a great start for UAJCA and 11 runs later fellow opener Sawden was also back in the pavilion for 4 at 17-2 in the 7th over. Hansford & Wilford settled the visitors' nerves and doubled the score, but chief protagonist Hansford was caught by [2nd] keeper Ethan Wilson for 15 for u-9 Thomas Rowell, making his UAJCA u-11 debut. 34-3 in the 11th over was perhaps beyond expectations for UAJCA and Welford's new partner Vasey helped a recovery. Charlie Mitchell bowled tightly and Thomas recovered from a nervy first over. Leg-spin from Charlie Raby was introduced with mixed results as the two young Cumbrians built a 63-run partnership in 12 overs.  The bulk of the scoring had come from Welford but it was partner Vasey who was run-out by live-wire Charlie Mitchell at 97-4. There remained 12 overs to bowl but it was cue for Jake Keslinke to enter the fray and he removed Welford for a well-crafted 51 [5 fours] at 107-5. Big hitter Winter joined the stubborn Vasey and he added a quick-fire 14 before he too succumbed to Jake's accuracy at 122-6. 8 runs later Jake added the scalp of no 6 Holt, also bowled for 5 in the 30th over. Jake came off with 3-13 in 4 overs of class bowling.. Skipper Lewis returned to pick up the wicket of O Yarker for 2 to leave Cumbria at 133-8 in the 32nd over. The Cumbria total settled at 139-8.

UAJCA bowling had been exceptionally well controlled with 4-1-16-3 for Jake, 8-1-30-2 for Lewis, 8-1-23-1 for Max Harrison and a superb 6-1-28-1 for young Thomas Rowell.

Embsay lad Archie Phillipson was promoted to open with Ethan Wilson and the pair posted a 33 partnership, aided by some surprisingly wayward bowling from the Cumbrians. The exception was opener Luke Davey, a quality left-armer, who ultimately conceded just 11 runs in 7 overs, Ethan was run out for 14 and Jake Keslinke got off the mark with a boundary. Archie was taken a ill and had to leave the field to allow James Powell onto the turf. Jake was next to fall, stumped off O Yarker for 5 at 40-2 in the 8th over. Ben Slade was next and helped take the tally to 56 but wides and no-balls were the principal scorers before Ben was bowled by Yarker for a lengthy 0. Captain Lewis Brown paired with club-mate James and was soon showing obvious class. James seemed a little under-powered but remained solidly resolute. Eventually James got going and the pairing, led by Lewis propelled the innings forward by a scintillating 61 runs in 8 overs onto 117-4 when James was bowled by the impressive Davey for 12. Only 27 overs had been bowled and Lewis was now in full flow with the pendulum clearly swinging towards UAJCA, Max Hibbert stayed briefly for 1 and Charlie Mitchell chipped in a rapid 3. At 136-6 the match was all but won as Lewis passed the 50 mark and then Max Harrison hit the winning straight drive to the boundary to put up 140-6 as our winning total.

For Cumbria Davey looked a cut above for his 7-2-9-3 whilst Yarker bowled well for 6-1-19-2.

For UAJCA it was a real experience playing a 35-over match against high-level opponents and the learning in how to manage the match was there for all to see. For Cumbria the excellent innings from Welford and fine bowling from Davey was wasted with their donation of 40 extras to UAJCA with wayward bowling and several fielding lapses. For a team to outscore by 126 to 100 from the bat, and then lose the match showed the degree to which they lost their collective way. But what a great match played in fine spirit before a rain-curtailed 10-10 fun bash at the end of the Cumbria visit. UAJCA Manager Alistair Harrison specifically praised his assistants this year in Richard Phillipson, Matt Wilson and Karl Brown, a year with 5 wins and only 2 losses, a major piece of UAJCA history well written and unbelievable progress in 3 months.

Final loss but team is Pride of the Patch

A lovely day at Scotton was a perfect setting for UAJCA first ever Final [against North Yorkshire]. Our opponents won the toss and chose to  bowl. Usual openers Lewis Brown & Ethan Wilson marched proudly out for our historic match. Ethan made just 1 before offering a catch off Ishaq at 3-1 in the 3rd over. And only 4 runs later skipper Lewis Brown was also heading to the pavilion for 6 bowled by an impressive Phillips at 7-2. Ben Slade and Archie Phillipson found themselves at the crease earlier than expected and staged a fight-back which pushed UAJCA on to 25 in the 10th over. Archie copped a ball on his right hip and had to leave the field for a little attention and Jack Midgley took his place alongside Ben. Spinner Knaggs upset our rhythm and Jack fell for 7 ct & b by Miller. Archie bravely returned to join Ben, who was bowled by Knaggs for 9 at 30-5. Archie  was next deceived by the dip from Knaggs for 2 at 32-6 and the innings was in danger of falling apart. Charlie Mitchell and Wilf Roberts began a rebuild and the 50 mark was passed. Wilf was stumped attacking Knaggs but his 15 singles had been much needed at 53-7. Charlie remained unbowed and left-hander Dylan Canny put bat to ball in determined mood. Charlie added just 2 but a controlled innings from Max Hibbert combined well with Dylan and the pair advanced our score to 91 when Max was bowled for 10 by Miller. 91-8 looked much better than 32-6 and with help from Khunas Zaman and t'other Dylan [Blenkhorn] we reached what was hopefully a competitive total of 101-9. Dylan Canny finished 25 not out, our batting hero. NY Spinner Knaggs ended with 4-19 and Miller 2-16.

Miller opened with Fox against Lewis and Dylan C and UAJCA had reward with the wicket of Fox for 13 at 29-1 in the fifth over. North Yorkshire had found batting much easier as our bowlers lacked control of length, which Miller punished in style, New batsman Phillips was also in top form for NY as our bowlers wilted, hitting 9 fours in his 39no. Miller went on to tally 45no [6 fours]. North Yorkshire had proved much the better side overall reaching their target in just 13.2 overs, thanks to the aggression from Phillips.

Captain Lewis Brown returned a creditable 1-13 from 4 overs but our attack in total was a little off song.

Our first ever final had ended in defeat but our fight-back with the bat had epitomised our fighting 2016 campaign of which we are all extremely proud. Well done boys, history makers.

Festival Final squad

2016 Manager Alistair Harrison names his team to play our most important fixture ever, our first Festival Cup Final; against North Yorkshire at Scotton CC [HG5 9HZ] on Sunday 31st July. The 12-man team is expected to be from:

Jack Midgley [U Wharfedale], Dylan Blenkhorn & Ben Slade [Earby], Wilf Roberts, Max Hibbert & Charlie Mitchell [Steeton], Lewis Brown & Charlie Raby [Oakworth], Ethan Wilson [Skipton], Khunas Zaman [Gt Horton Church], Archie Phillipson and Dylan Canny [Embsay].

Tom Slater, Jensen McGregor and James Powell are unavailable.

Our amazing run to the final has been wondrous and without County picks Max Harrison, Elliot Robinson, Lucas Robinson and Adam Hodge. Its testament to the growing strength in UAJCA. Lets have lots of support for the boys and we will overcome North Yorkshire [Cleveland].

History is made as UAJCA reach 2016 Final

An amazing team performance from our boys has taken UAJCA into its FIRST EVER Yorkshire Festival FINAL !!!!!!!

Lewis and the team excelled with self-belief and top-notch fielding and despite e very spirited challenge from Doncaster emerged victorious by 3 wickets. See report in the next column.

Lets have some amazing support at Scotton CC for the Final against either North Yorkshire or Heavy Woollen. Come on out in force and show support for UAJCA!!!!!!

UAJCA to face Doncaster in Semi-Finals

Next Sunday 24th July is set to see UAJCA in its 2nd under-11 semi-final [1:00pm]. The venue will be Silsden CC and our opponents will be Doncaster District. Embsay's Archie Phillipson comes into the squad from the under-10s after impressive displays. The full squad is; Lewis Brown, Charlie Raby, Wilf Roberts, Jack Midgley, Charlie Mitchell, Max Hibbert, Dylan Canny, Ethan Wilson, Kunas Zaman, Jensen McGregor & Archie Phillipson.

Tom Slater, Ben Slade & Dylan Blenkhorn are unavailable.

Second victory for UAJCA

The face-book messages were flying in abundance as news filtered through that Aire-Wharfe had lost to Huddersfield. For UAJCA had comprehensively defeated Wetherby at Thorpe Arch CC. Which district has the most points.... we'll find out tomorrow!!!

A really classy opening partnership from skipper Lewis Brown and Ethan Wilson set UAJCA on a rapid road to a decent score. Lewis again looked in good form but not for the first time fell shy of his potential for 21. Ethan maintained his excellent season's run-gathering and went on to add 37 to his tally. Dylan B, Max and Charlie restored our progress after losses of Ben and Jack, previous high-scorers themselves. The Wetherby bowlers were somewhat ill-disciplined in their lines and gifted UAJCA a staggering 45 extras. For their attack F Brookes picked up 3-12, A Hudson 2-9 and T Thornhill 2-5 to take some solace from their overall effort.

The skipper may have under-performed slightly with the bat but with the ball he was sensational with 6-1-7-3. The middle order succumbed to Charlie Mitchell [2-14] and Jensen McGregor cleaned up the tail in 1 over with 3-0. The Wetherby collapse was complete at 74 all out with only M Fairbank adding a fair contribution with 21.

A brilliant win for our boys and  we await the phone call in the morning! The semi-final is next Sunday at a venue to be advised... watch this space...

UAJCA overhaul Huddersfield

Alistair's squad travelled to Lascelles Hall CC on Sunday with Lewis [Capt], Jack M, Ethan, Charlie M, Wilf, Charlie R, James, Khunas, Ben, Dylan B, & Jensen. The boys came away with a 4 wicket win to open their account with 1 match to play against Wetherby, hoping Huddersfield can over-turn Aire-Wharfe.

Fielding laspes costly

UAJCA lost by 4 wickets to Aire-Wharfe at sunny if windy Silsden CC. UAJCA batted first with opener Ethan Wilson resilient in defence whilst sadly skipper Lewis Brown was caught in the covers when just getting into his stride. An unaccustomed duck for Tom Slater was a second blow. Charlie Mitchell teamed up well with Ethan but our run-rate was falling. This was eventually arrested by Ben Slade and Jack Midgely who again put bat to ball to take us up to a 'par' score of 89-6. Four of our players were caught in the covers driving but without full power which otherwise might have made boundaries.

Knowing the run-rate required the Aire-Wharfe openers got ahead of the rate as we toiled to separate the pair. Charlie Raby eventually got the breakthrough and skipper Lewis also made his mark. Our fielding was very mixed with difficult catches taken by Ben and Jensen but at least 4 easy ones dropped. Charlie Mitchell enhanced his reputation adding 2 wickets to his 10 runs as matched the Aire-Wharfe wicket-taking tally. But the accelerated run-rate was our undoing along with the dropped catches. Fielding as a whole proved the difference, whilst at Scarborough it had been a high point.

Manager Alistair Harrison will probably retain most of the team with minimal changes for the next match at Lascelles Hall against Huddersfield on Sunday.

Bank Holiday success in Scarborough

UAJCA batted first at the beautiful Wykeham CC ground with Ethan Wilson [Skipton] and skipper Lewis Brown [Oakworth at the crease. Ethan was first to depart for 3, ct off opener Vance at 15-1. No 3 Tom Slater settled with Lewis and the pair set about the Scarborough attack. They added 54 runs before Lewis was also caught off Fraser for a fine 23 [3 x 4s]. From 69-2 UAJCA slumped to 73-6 with 3 ducks and also the scalp of Tom for 29 [4 x 4s]. When Max Hibbert [Steeton] became our 4th duck at 78-7 our fine start was all but dissipated. He was a fourth victim for the impressive G Fraser who had 4 wickets for 21. Charlie Mitchell [Steeton] added 11 inc 2 boundarries to take us to 90-8 before he too fell. Another 13 came from Ben Slade [Earby] and Jensen McGregor [Bradley] in a cracking rear-guard fight-back. Jensen made 7 and a further 10 came for the last pair Ben and Wilf Roberts [Steeton]. Our tally of 113-9 was highly competitive with Ben's knock of 17no [3 x 4s] crucial to the UAJCA cause.

After a sumptuous tea, Scarborough took guard with Edmund and Baxter but as with UAJCA an early wicket [Baxter 3] from Dylan Canny [Embsay] at 6-1. 9 runs later no 3 Coates was run out at 15-2 in the 6th over. Edmund and Vance restored some composure but their 25 run stand was broken with the introduction of leg-spinner Charlie Raby [Oakworth]. He picked up Vance for 15. In  something of deja-vu Scarborough lost 3 quick wickets including opener Edmund for 14 by Charlie. So Scarborough stood at 43-6 in the 15th over and suddenly our 113 seemed a mountain to climb. The recovery came from A McDonald and that man Fraser. They added 18 but at 61-7 McDonald was ct & B by Jensen as a sever blow to the home side. Edwards fell at 66-8 in the 22nd over, a fourth run-out as the batsman panicked a little. A ninth wicket stand of 15  gave some hope but no 10 Grunwell was caught off Ben Slade at 81-9. The innings finished at 89 all out in the last over.

Charlie Raby had bowled superbly for 2-19 from 6 overs to break the top order. There were top-notch performances from all the 9-man attack in support of the magnificent effort from the batsmen. And there was special mention of Ben Slade for his 17no and 1-6. Skipper Lewis wasn't called upon to bowl.

It was a great win against very tough opponents and augurs well for YJCF.

2016 u11s Festival Squad

2016 Manager Alistair Harrison names sixteen boys to cover his exciting range of fixtures in 2016.With a 20-20, Super-Cup, Cumbria and the Yorkshire Festival, It promises to be an exhilarating year. The squad is:

Jack Midgley & Tom Slater [U Wharfedale], Lucas Robinson, Adam Hodge, Dylan Blenkhorn & Ben Slade [Earby], Max Harrison & Jensen McGregor [Bradley], Wilf Roberts, Max Hibbert & Charlie Mitchell [Steeton], Lewis Brown & Charlie Raby [Oakworth], Ethan Wilson [Skipton], Khunas Zaman [Gt Horton Church] and Dylan Canny [Embsay].

Date   score   score


30th May Scarborough 89 all out



Won by 24 runs

 3rd July UAJCA 89-6 Aire-Wharfe 90-6 Lost by 4 wkts
10th July Huddersfield 109-8 UAJCA 113-6 Won by 4 wkts
17th July Wetherby 74 all out UAJCA 149-9 Won by 75 runs
24th July UAJCA 110-7 Doncaster 108-5 Won by 3 wkts
31st July UAJCA 101-9 N Yorkshire 102-1 Lost by 9 wkts
 2nd Aug UAJCA 140-6 Cumbria 139-8 Won by 4 wkts
Manager Alistair Harrison 07595-022908 or 07595-022910 or alemharrison@gmail.com
At Oakworth CC 2nd August 2016 vs Cumbria

Cumbria under-11s

O Rose ct Max Hibbert Lewis Brown 5
T Sawden b Max Harrison 4
L Handsford ct Ethan Wilson Thomas Rowell 15
O Welford b Jake Keslinke 51
X Vasey run out   22
S Holt b Jake Keslinke 5
S Winter b Jake Keslinke 14
L Davey not out   7
O Yarker b Lewis Brown 2
M Yarker not out A Akhtar 1
ANO dnb    
Extras   2b, 1lb, 7w, 3nb 13
Total [35 overs]   139-8
Max Harrison 8-1-23-1, Lewis Brown 8-1-30-2, Thomas Rowell  6-1-28-1, Charlie Mitchell 5-0-11-0, Charlie Raby 2-0-12-0, James Powell 2-0-15-0, Jake Keslinke 4-1-16-3

Upper Airedale JCA

Elliot Wilson run out   14
Archie Phillipson retired ill   7
Jake Keslinke st O Yarker 5
James Powell b L Davey 12
Ben Slade b O Yarker 0
Lewis Brown not out   53
Max Hibbert b L Davey 1
Charlie Mtchell b L Davey 3
Max Harrison not out   5
Thomas Rowell dnb    
? dnb    
Extras [31.3 overs] 11b, 0lb, 19w, 10nb 40
Total     140-6
L Davey 7-2-9-3, S Winter 5-1-32-0, S Holt 7.3-1-39-0, O Yarker 6-1-19-2, M Yarker 3-0-13-0, X Vasey 3-0-16-0

UAJCA won by 4 wickets

At Scotton CC 31st July 2016 [YJCF Final]

Upper Airedale Junior Cricket Association

Lewis Brown b B Phillips 6
Ethan Wilson ct A Merrington A Ishaaq 1
Ben Slade b G Knaggs 9
Archie Phillipson b G Knaggs 2
Jack Midgley ct & b T Miller 7
Charlie Mitchell b G Knaggs 2
Wilf Roberts st A Merringtom G Knaggs 15
Dylan Canny not out   25
Max Hibbert b T Miller 10
Khunas Zaman ct Jayakati A Akhtar 1
Dylan Blenkhorn not out   1
Extras   7b, 1lb, 14w 22
Total [30 overs]   108-5
A Ishaaq 6-1-16-1, B Phillips 6-0-13-1, T Miller 6-2-16-2, G Knaggs 6-1-19-4, S Barnard 3-0-11-0, J Phillips 2-0-14-0, A Akhtar 1-0-4-1

North Yorkshire District

T Miller not out   45
J Fox b Lewis Brown 13
B Phillips not out   39
A Merrington dnb    
A Ishaaq dnb N Graves  
G Knaggs dnb    
S Barnard dnb    
J Phillips dnb    
A Akhtar dnb    
A Jayakati dnb    
? dnb    
Extras [25.2]` 1b, 1lb, 11w, 2nb 15
Total     110-7
Lewis Brown 4.0-13-1, Dylan Canny 3-0-31-0, Khunas Zaman 2-0-11-0, Wilf Roberts 2-0-24-0, Charlie Raby 1.2-0-10-0, Charlie Mitchell 1-0-13-0

North Yorkshire won by 9 wickets

At Silsden CC 24th July 2016 [YJCF Semi-Final]

Doncaster Junior Cricket Association

B Taylor retired hurt   1
R Cook b Lewis Brown 20
A Gupta b Wilf Roberts 0
J Woodwiss ct & b Dylan Canny 36
Mahesh b Khunas Zaman 4
R Alahakon run out   17
J Hotchkiss not out   1
M Grant dnb    
N Graves dnb    
S Wijesinghe dnb    
Toole dnb    
Extras   9b, 9lb, 7w, 4nb 29
Total [30 overs]   108-5
Dylan Canny 6-1-23-1, Wilf Roberts 6-1-19-1, Khunas Zaman 5-0-13-1, Lewis Brown 6-0-11-1, Charlie Mitchell 4-0-10-0, Jensen McGregor 2-0-7-0, Jack Midgley 1-0-7-0

Upper Airedale Junior Association

Ethan Wilson b S Wijesinghe 9
Lewis Brown st Toole N Graves 41
Jack Midgley b A Gupta 0
Archie Phillipson not out   30
Charlie Mitchell b N Graves 0
Wilf Roberts run out   1
Dylan Canny ct Jack R Alahakon 5
Max Hibbert lbw R Alahakon 4
Khunas Zaman not out   5
Jensen McGregor dnb    
Charlie Raby      
Extras [25.2]` 1b, 1lb, 11w, 2nb 15
Total     110-7
R Cook 4.2-0-27-0, S Wijesinghe 4-1-7-1, R Alahakon 2-0-7-2, A Gupta 2-0-5-1, M Grant 6-0-30-2, J Woodwiss 5-1-16-0

UAJCA won by 75 runs

At Thorpe Arch & Boston Spa CC 17th July 2016

Upper Airedale Junior Cricket Association

Lewis Brown b F Brookes 21
Ethan Wilson b T Thornhill 37
Ben Slade b F Brookes 1
Jack Midgley b S Brassell 1
Dylan Blenkhorn b T Thornhill 10
Max Hibbert b P Voeerasawy 10
Charlie Mitchell b A Hudson 10
Kunas Zaman ct L Hurrall A Hudson 2
Jensen McGregor b F Brookes 4
Dylan Canny not out   6
Charlie Raby not out   2
Extras   25b, 1lb, 15w, 4nb 45
Total [30 overs]   149-9
M Fairbank 3-1-11-0, R Smith 3-0-20-0, A Hudson 3-1-9-2, F Brookes 3-0-12-3, S Brassell 3-0-9-1, J Young 4-0-26-0, A Hall 3-0-7-0, T Thornhill 4-0-5-2, P Voerasawy 2-0-12-1, L Hurrell 2-0-5-0

Wetherby Junior Cricket League

A Hall ct Wilson Lewis Brown 1
T Thornhill b Lewis Brown 7
L Hurrell b Lewis Brown 2
M Fairbank b Charlie Mitchell 21
R Smith run out   6
J Young b Charlie Mitchell 0
S Brassell ct Hibbert Jensen McGregor 8
P Voerasawy run out   1
H Hudson not out   6
F Brookes b Jensen McGregor 0
S Luke b Jensen McGregor 0
Extras [25.3 overs] 12b, 2lb, 8w, 0nb 22
Total     74 all out
Dylan Canny 4-0-11-0, Lewis Brown 6-1-7-3, Charlie Raby 4-0-20-0, Charlie Mitchell 6-1-12-2, Kunas Zaman 4-1-6-0, Jensen McGregor 1.3-1-0-3

UAJCA won by 75 runs

At Lascelles Hall CC 10th July 2016

Huddersfield Junior Cricket League

J Sayer ct Lewis Brown 8
E Leonard b Kunas Zaman 30
H Kaye b Lewis Brown 1
H Moore b James Powell 20
L Dyson b James Powell 0
Z Tahir ct Aidan Lee Kunas Zaman 2
A Staincliffe not out   30
M Fields ct Lewis Brown Charlie Mitchell 0
H Shaw ct & b Lewis Brown 8
J Eustance not out   0
H Brooke dnb    
Charlie Raby dnb    
Extras   6b, 0lb, 2w, 2nb 10
Total [30 overs]   109-8
Lewis Brown 6-0-18-3, Wilf Roberts 3-0-14-0, Charlie Raby 6-1-18-0, James Powell 6-1-22-2, Kunas Zaman 4-3-5-2, Charlie Mitchell 2-0-4-1, Jensen McGregor 2-0-16-0

Upper Airedale Junior Cricket Association

Ethan Wilson ct Z Tahir A Brooke 45
Lewis Brown lbw A Brooke 10
James Powell run out   1
Ben Slade ct A Staincliffe L Dyson 31
Dylan Blenkhorn b E Gumpet 2
Charlie Mitchell b M Field 1
Wilf Roberts not out   10
Kunas Zaman not out   0
Charlie Raby dnb    
Jensen McGregor dnb    
Jack Midgley dnb    
Extras [24.2 overs] 2b, 0lb, 3w, 8nb 13
Total     113-6
A Brooke 6-2-13-2, E Gumpet 6-0-18-1, M Field 4.4-0-14-1, L Dyson 4-1-16-1, J Eustance 1-0-11-0, H Moore 3-0-15-0, H Kaye 2-0-13-0

UAJCA won by 4 wickets

At Silsden CC 3rd July 2016

Upper Airedale Junior Cricket Association

Lewis Brown ct Thorpe W Spencer 10
Ethan Wilson not out   20
Tom Slater b W Spencer 0
Khunas Zaman ct Thorpe D Wilson 3
Charlie Mitchell ct Thorpe D Wilson 10
Max Hibbert b D Nash 5
Ben Slade ct Thorpe W Spencer 18
Jack Midgely not out   10
Jensen McGregor dnb    
Wilf Roberts dnb    
Dylan Canny dnb    
Charlie Raby dnb    
Extras   1b, 5lb, 5w, 2nb 13
Total [30 overs]   89-6
Arsawf 6-1-24-0, W Spencer 6-2-14-3, W Liffman 3-0-3-0, D Wilson 5-0-13-2, O Holme 3-0-16-0, D Nash 3-1-5-1, R Thorpe 4-0-8-0

Aire-Wharfe Junior Cricket League

W Liffman ct Mitchell Lewis Brown 25
W Spencer ct Slater Charlie Raby 19
G Hey run out   0
H Mahmood b Lewis Brown 8
S Bennett ct Slade Charlie Mitchell 19
R Thorpe ct McGregor Charlie Mitchell 11
O Holme not out   0
J Freeman not out   1
C Hey dnb    
D son dnb    
D Nash dnb    
Extras [24.2 overs] 3b, 1lb, 3w, 0nb 7
Total     90-6
Wilf Roberts 4-2-11-0, Dylan Canny 3-0-8-0, Charlie Raby 6-0-26-1, Khunas Zaman 3-0-7-0, Lewis Brown 5-0-14-2, Tom Slater 2-0-14-0, Charlie Mitchell 1-0-4-2, Jensen McGregor 0.2-0-2-0

Aire-Wharfe won by 4 wickets

At Wykeham CC 30th May 2016

Upper Airedale Junior Cricket Association

Ethan Wilson ct Travers Vance 3
Lewis Brown ct Vance Fraser 23
Tom Slater ct Edwards Travers 29
Lucas Robinson ct Baxter Fraser 0
James Powell run out [Taylor]   0
Dylan Blenkhorn ct Edwards Fraser 0
Max Hibbert lbw Fraser 0
Charlie Mitchell ct Coates Travers 11
Ben Slade not out   17
Jensen McGregor ct Coates Edwards 7
Wilf Roberts not out   5
Extras   7b, 2lb, 8w, 1nb 18
Total     113-9
R Taylor 4-1-5-0, R Vance 4-2-8-1, H Marwood 4-2-7-0, A McDonald 4-1-6-0, G Fraser 6-0-21-4, J Marcroft 3-0-21-0, T Travers 4-0-13-2, H Edwards 4-0-19-1, W Macdonald 2-0-4-0

Scarborough Junior Cricket League

I Edmund ct Charlie Raby 14
J Baxter b Dylan Canny 3
I Coates run out   2
R Vance ct Charlie Raby 15
R Taylor run out   0
A McDonald ct & b Jensen McGregor 13
H Marwood run out   1
G Fraser b Dylan Blenkhorn 16
H Edwards run out   1
I Grunwell ct Ben Slade 7
T Travers not out   1
Extras   5b, 4lb, 3w, 4nb 16
Total     89 all out
Wilf Roberts 4-1-4-0, Dylan Canny 4-0-15-1, Charlie Raby 6-0-19-2, Charlie Mitchell 4-1-5-0, Jensen McGregor 3-0-17-1, Lucas Robinson 3-1-8-0, James Powell 2-0-6-0, Ben Slade 2-0-6-1, Dylan Blenkhorn 2-1-1-1

UAJCA won by 24 runs

Rain scuppers win chance

An excellent bowling performance from UAJCA limited opponents Barnsley to 95 for 7 at a rain-threatened Bradley CC. Skipper Johnny Atherton [Steeton] led the way with a brace of wickets but a lot was owed to openers Jack Luxton [Steeton] and Anthony Clark [Settle] who bowled 12 overs between them for just 23 runs to give us a great start. Only the Barnsley openers reached double figures although our Extras total was again too high at 34.

With the bat, Barnsley opening bowler Kazim Hassan removed both Johnny and Jacob Terry [Cullingworth] for very little to have UAJCA immediately on the back foot. No 3 Toby Meynell on his home ground dug in well and a mini-partnership with Imran Abbass [Gt Horton Ch] was halted when Imran was caught for 6 off Wolstenholme. Oakworth's Subhaan Ahmed joined Toby and one again the score progressed. After 14 overs UAJCA had reached 38-3 as the rain curtailed proceedings. For our boys it was disappointing as 58 from 16 overs was eminently gettable.

Manager John Terry can look back and feel yet more progress was made with fine performances from Jack, Johnny, Anthony, Toby, Subhaan and Imran.

Improved performance

John's young charges gave Aire-Wharfe a run for their money with top bowling from Jacob, Anthony, Imran and Toby. The Aire-Wharfe middle order pulled their side round with 46 from Allinson and 41no from Ralphs. Their total of 154-6 would prove difficult.

There were excellent knocks from Anthony, Subhaan, Toby and skipper Johnny but none could go on to register a telling tally. An excellent late stand between Anthony and Subhaan promised much but proved just too little and a  late knock of 9 from Kalem also provided hope. 105 all out was a decent response and the team as a whole has certainly moved forward, hopefully with a settled outlook.

Absentees spoil match

A number of short-notice absentees, some opting out, spoilt the competitive edge for UAJCA against a very competent Huddersfield side. In the circumstances our eight-men fielded and bowled well to contain Huddersfield to 135 for 3 with 4 retirements. Not surprisingly there was 28 extras in the visitors tally. There was wickets for Jacob Terry [Cullingworth], Imran Abbass [Gt Horton Church] and Kalem Ogden [Oakworth]. Huddersfield top scorer M Weston [27] went on to also claim 3 wickets. UAJCA batting was well short of the Huddersfield total but the 78 all out included 22 for Toby Meynell [Bradley], 19 for captain Johnny Atherton [Steeton] and 11 for Earby's Luke Chapman. Weston [3 for 5] was ably supported by T Barrow with 3 for 8.

Manager John Terry will supplement the squad to replace the absentees. The next match is part of the Yorkshire Festival against Aire-Wharfe at Ilkley CC on 14th June.

At Bradley CC 5th July 2015

Bradford Junior Croicket League

Noah Woodsworth ct Johnny Atherton Imran Abbass 35
John Hollis ct Anthony Clark Jack Luxton 6
Ricky Priestley st Josh Newton Subhaan Ahmed 9
Josh Allington b Toby Meynell 10
Harris Cunningham lbw Anthony Clark 9
Reece Cockshott ct Johnny Atherton Jack Luxton 2
Jack Allport b Jacob Terry 0
Reece Binns b Jacob Terry 4
Harry Pinkney b Jack Luxton 0
Bilal Butt run out   1
Louie Wilkinson not out   1
Extras   9b, 3lb, 9w, 2nb 23
Total     100 all out
Jacob Terry 6-1-19-2, Anthony Clark 6-2-4-1, Subhaan Ahmed 5-1-13-1, Jack Luxton 6-0-20-3, Johnny Atherton 3-0-12-0, Toby Meynell 3-0-15-1, IMran Abbass 1-0-5-1

Upper Airedale Junior Cricket Association

Johnny Atherton b Jack Allport 0
Anthony Clark ct N Woodsworth Reece Binns 6
Toby Meynell ct J Allington Reece Cockshott 16
Imran Abbass ct R Cockshott Louie Wilkinson 6
Jacob Terry b Louie Wilkinson 1
Jack Luxton ct N Woodsworth H Metcalfe 11
Josh Newton run out   18
Luke Chapman b H Metcalfe 6
Subhaan Ahmed not out   22
Kalem Ogden not out   6
Connor Ferguson      
Extras   2b, 1lb, 5w, 1nb 9
Total     101-8
J Allport 4-1-12-1, R Binns 3-0-7-1, R Cockshott 4-0-15-1, L Wilkinson 4-0-17-2, H Pinkney 4-0-10-0, H Metcalfe 4-0-15-2, H Cunningham 3-1-10-0, B Butt 2-0-8-0, J Allinson 0.1-0-4-0
Barnsley Junior Cricket League
Harry Ambler ct Imran Abbass 24
Matthew Low b Jacob Terry 11
Joe Whaling ct Subhaan Ahmed 8
Kazim Hassan b Johnny Atherton 0
Jake Chapman no   4
Harrison Knowles ct Johnny Atherton 0
Freddie Chapman ro   1
Jack Robinson lbw Toby Meynell 8
Joel Wolstenholme no   5
William Stead      
Aidan Cooper      
Extras   14b, 2lb, 10w, 8nb 34
Total     95-7
Jack Luxton 6-1-16-0, Anthony Clark 6-2-7-0, Toby Meynell 6-1-17-1, Jacob Terry 4-0-13-1, Subhaan Ahmed 2-0-10-1, Johnny Atherton 4-0-14-2, Imran Abbass 2-0-3-1
Upper Airedale  Junior Cricket Association
Johnny Atherton b K Hassan 3
Jacob Terry lbw K Hassan 0
Toby Meynell no   8
Imran Abbass ct J Wolstenholme 6
Subhaan Ahmed no   10
Anthony Clark      
Jack Luxton      
Luke Chapman      
Lewis Bloodworth      
Max Hibbert      
Elliot Robinson      
Lewis Brown      
Extras   7b, 3lb, 1w 11
Total [14 overs], Rain     38-3
K Hassan 4-2-1-2, J Whaling 4-0-11-1, J Chapman 2-0-8-0, W Stead 2-0-7-0, M Low 1-1-0-0, F Chapman 1-0-3-0
At Hatfield Town CC, 14th June 2015
Doncaster Junior Cricket League
James Blackburn b Toby Meynell 16
James Eaton ro   5
Robert Grace ct Anthony Clark 0
George Fisher b Toby Meynell 5
Ethan Tattershall-Waller b Anthony Clark 2
Fraser Fennel ct Subhaan Ahmed 11
Jack Whaley ct Anthony Clark 0
Joe Woodwiss ct Imran Abbass 28
Ryan Dickinson ro   13
Brett Weston b Anthony Clark 0
Ben Metcalfe no   0
Extras   13b, 2lb, 22w, 8nb 45
Total     125 all out
Jacob Terry 6-0-26-0, Donnacha Washington 3-0-7-0, Anthony Clark 6-15-3, Toby Meynell 4-0-11-2, Subhaan Ahmed 3-0-15-1, Johnny Atherton 2-0-5-0, Luke Chapman 2-0-6-0, Lewis Bloodworth 2-0-4-0, Imran Abbass 0.1-0-0-1
Upper Aireadle Junior Cricket Association
Johnny Atherton ro   0
Subhaan Ahmed ro   4
Toby Meynell lbw Jack Whaley 2
Imran Abbass ct Brett Wilson 20
Luke Chapman b George Fisher 2
Lewis Bloodworth st George Fisher 1
Anthony Clark b Ben Metcalfe 6
Josh Newton ro   22
Jacob Terry no   23
Kalem Ogden lbw Robert Grace 0
Donnacha Washington st Jake Woodwiss 2
Extras   3b, 1lb, 7w, 3nb 14
Total     96 all out
J Blackburn 5-0-4-0, J Whaley 4-1-7-1, G Fisher 3-1-12-2, R Cook 2-0-7-0, B Metcalfe 2-0-10-1, B Weston 1-0-13-1, J Woodwiss 4.1-0-14-1 R Grace 3-0-15-1
At Ilkley CC, 14th June 2015

 Aire-Wharfe Junior Cricket League

Tom Alldred ct Jacob Terry 9
Matt Cordingley b Anthony Clark 2
Joe Harrison b Jack Luxton                          20
James Elsworth ret hurt - 11
Archie Ralphs not out - 41
Ross Allinson ct Luke Chapman 46
Danial Hussain run out - - 0
Joe Gordon b Jacob Terry 8
Sam Woolley not out - - 3
Lewis Duncan dnb - -  
Matthew Parsons dnb  - -    
Finlay Hallebon dnb - -    
    Ext 11w  3nb   14
    Total     154-6
Anthony Clark 7-1-30-1, Jacob Terry 6-0-24-2,Toby Meynell 4-0-9-0, Jack Luxton 4-0-20-1, Subhaan Ahmed 4-0-22-0, Imran Abbass 3-0-12-0, Luke Chapman 2-0-18-1

The Upper Airedale Junior Cricket Association

Johnny Atherton ct A Ralphs 12
Jack Luxton b S Woolley 0
Toby Meynell ct L Duncan 13
Imran Abbass ct L Duncan   4
Jacob Terry ct & b M Parsons   5
Anthony Clark b S Woolley   24
Josh Newton b J Harrison   1
Subhaan Ahmed not out - - 18
Luke Chapman b S Woolley   7
Kalem Ogden b S Woolley   9
Don Washington ct F Hallebon   0
    Ext 2b, 1nb 9w   12
    Total   105 all out
S Woolley 6-1-14-4, J Gordon 3-0-12-0, M Parsons 3-0-13-1, L Duncan 3-1-10-2, J Harrison 5-2-9-1, A Ralphs 3-0-16-1, M Cordingley 3-0-12-0, J Alldred 2-0-12-0, F Hallebon 1.1-0-5-1