2024 UNDER 15s SQUAD
The final Observation Day with Team Manager Mark Stoneman has been completed at Skipton Nets and the selection for UAJCA under-15s Squad is as follows: M Hassan Khan [Bfd & Bingley], Archie Brooksbank [Crossflatts], Ayaan Munawar [GHC], Armaan Mahmood [GHC], M Zar Ali [GHC], Sam Galley [Settle], Amos Patchett [Skipton], Charlie Price [Skipton], Noah Kennedy [Skipton], Will Hiser-Dobson [wk] [Skipton], Ali Hussain [Sutton], Sam Stoneman [Sutton] & Theo Ray [Sutton].
For a second year Mark Stoneman [Sutton CC] will be at the tiller for the UAJCA under-15s team. The Observation Day will be held on 25th April from 17:30pm
2023 U15 & U14 SQUADS
UAJCA Manager Mark Stoneman announces his uner-15s and under-14s squads for 2023:

Under-15s: Harvey Green [Settle], Sam Stoneman [Sutton], Joe Birks [Skipton], Henry Mounsey [Skipton], M Ibrahim Khan [GHC], Ali Hussain [Sutton], M Hassan Khan [GHC], Rhys Mazey [Crossflatts], Noah Smith [Settle], Oliver Riley-Radcliffe [Sutton], Noah Kennedy [Skipton], Jack Middleton [Sutton], Haris Husain [B & B]

Under-14s: Theo Ray [Sutton], Archie Brooksbank [Crossflatts], Thomas Mountain [Sutton], Sam Walker [Settle], Ali Hussain [Sutton], M Hassan Khan [GHC], Noah Smith [Settle], Noah Kennedy [Skipton], Haris Hussain [B&B], Armaan Mahmood [GHC], M Zar Ali [GHC], Sam Stoneman [Sutton].

The North Yorkshire side ultimately proved too strong and scotched UAJCA chances of reaching the semi-finals. That it is Bradford that goes forward to the semis is galling after our stunning victory over them.

With North Yorkshire at 76-5 hopes were high we could win the group outright but N Yorks no 6 Harry Boyes was a stubborn resistor with 62 runs before falling to Samesh. He had taken his team on to 168-8 and finally 180-9. Early bowling success for Samesh [3-26], Mo Ibrahim [3-26] and Owais [1-29]had dissipated but nevertheless the tally was still gettable. But the batting prowess of the previous matches deserted UAJCA and only Arran [34] still in fine form, Hamza [28] and Jack [16] matched the hosts. We closed on 121 all out defeated by 59 runs. NY bowlers Henderson [3-8] and Yates [3-8] did a grand job for their team.

UAJCA owe a lot to Bradley's Jack Caton for a 43-ball 39 innings at no 9 to propel our under-15 tally to 199-8  after 38 overs. Earlier Aaron MacRae [Skipton continued his brilliant form with 41 [31 balls] before being run out. Higher up the order still skipper Mustapha Hussain [GHC} tagged in 20 to set us on opur way. Everyone chipped in as none of the Bradford bowlers could dominate.  For Bradford Finn Brookes battle hard with a run-a-ball 62 but he didn't have the same backing as in UAJCA. the final tally for Bradford was 173-6 as Hamza Saeed celebrated his county call up with 2 wickets and club mates Owais Mahmood and  Mustapha grabbed a brace each. A wonderful win to add to the earlier victory for our under-13s on a real Red Letter Day for UAJCA.
Giggleswick School was the setting for our first 2022 Festival match against The Hambleton District. Batting first an 81 run opening stand augured well with Ibrahim Khan [28] of GHC and Joe Birks [71] of Skipton well to the fore. Another 61 from Joe and Moheed Shafique [32] also of Skipton, propelled us to 142-2. No 6 Aaron MacRae, another Skipton player added another 33 to help the team to 211-6. An early wicket for Owais Mahmood [GHC] at 3 for 1 proved the last action as the Rain was the victor.  We picked up 8 points whilst tomorrow's opponents Bradford got 20 points as their opponents North Yorkshire kaffled.
Only 7 days after a terrific victory the u15s failed to make it a double with a poor batting performance at Gargrave CC. .Last week's heroes skipper Mustapha and top-scorer Aaron were much less impactful with Number 9 Jack Caton top-scoring with just 12. A 72 all out total including 11 from Harvey Green [Settle] was a big disappointment. Halifax brought in bowler Jack Wilkinson whose 3-8 was a major plus point for Halifax. With the bat Dan Jones again excelled for the Halifax side with 33 before being bowled by Ibrahim Khan. Halifax cruised to their win in 23.1 overs. The bowling attack as a whole conceded 18 bowling extras which is well below standard. But with 28 days to re-set to the first match standard we can turn this around against Hambleton in the first Festival match.
UAJCA u15s asserted themselves at sunny Sowerby Bridge CI CC with an emphatic victory against the Halifax Junior League. Chasing a 151-7 score, UAJCA batsmen excelled smashing their way to the win with over 11 overs to spare. Leading the batsmen were Aaron MacRae [Skipton] 56 ret, skipper Mustapha Hussain [GHC] 34 and Jack Caton [Settle] 24. The batsmen built on excellent work from bowlers Aaron 2-13 and Nathan Joseph [Steeton] 2-17. For Halifax Louis Judd 54 and Dan Jones 47 gave them a good total but the Halifax bowling toiled.

A return match has been arranged for Sunday 1st May at Gargrave CC

Managers Ji Mukherjee and Robin Youngman announce their 2022 squads. 15 players for the squad other under14s will be standby reserves:

Squad: Harry Atherton [Steeton], Joe Birks [Skipton], Jack Caton [Bradley], Samesh Chotai [Bradley], Adam Harding [Skipton], Mustapha Hussain [GHC], Nathan Joseph [Skipton], Will Lampkin [Bradley], Luke Lovell [Embsay], Aaron MacRae [Skipton], Owais Mahmood [GHC], Archie Phillipson [Settle], Hamza Saeed [GHC], Moheed Shafiq [Skipton], Izac Walker [Skipton]

Halifax and UAJCA will contest a trial match on Sunday 24th April as preparation for the Yorkshire Festival. The match will be held at Sowerby Bridge Church Institute CC.
The 2022 under-15 Yorkshire Festival campaign is to be held during the Spring Bank Holiday week at the behest of County officials in order to improve the observation process.

Managers for the 2022 UAJCA under-15s will be Ji Mukherjee [Skipton CC], Robin Youngman [Embsay  CC] and Jim Lampkin [Bradley CC]. The fixtures for the Festival are shown in the panel opposite.  Details of trial dates and venue will be announced later. It is hoped to hold both u14 and u15 fixtures in 2022 as last season.

JAKE ON FIRE FOR UAJCA                      3rd August
The UAJCA campaign picked up again after the heafty defeat by Bradford, and Nidderdale arrived at Oakworth for the second match. Batting first UAJCA fell to 35-3 before Jake Keslinke [Oakworth] joined Henry Meynell [Bradley]. The pair settled well, and gradually their current league form emerged. They added 123 with the lion's share falling to Jake who was caught & bowled by Johnson for 86 from 80 balls at 158-4. With help from Max Seddon [26] of Settle and Elis Jones [14] of Oakworth, Henry remained not out 52 [90 balls] to carry UAJCA to a cracking 233-7.  The Nidderdale reply also got off to a poor start at 21-3 thanks to all three wickets falling to the rapid Hammad Hussain [Embsay]. Then a stand of 130 by opener Murray and Morley wrestled the initiative back to the visitors. It was a fabulous match with Morley riding our dropped catches to amass a match-winning 133 no. With no 8 Johnston [36] they reached 237-6 in the 37th over. Hammad had bowled superbly to finish with an amazing 5-38 from his allotted 9 overs, Henry picking up the other scalp. New lad in the squad, keeper Will Caygill [Skipton] did well with 3 catches.

In the final match at Richmondshire CC, our boys really showed class with the skipper, Oakworth's Jake Keslinke this time picking up his first century with 101 retired no from 83 balls. He stroked 15 lovely boundaries. This time the backing was solid with u14 Adam Harding [Embsay] grabbing 29 as did Elis Jones [Oakworth]. Debutant Mustapha Hussain [GHC] started with 27 and there was 19 for Waleed Raja [Oakworth] and 17 for Elliot Ashley [Skipton]. The final tally was 260-4. The Hambleton innings reached 49-3 but the rate was well adrift of our target. No 6 Will Shaefer made 50 no but our bowlers remained on top throughout. Max Seddon [Settle] returned 6-1-14-2 and Adam Harding 6-1-22-2 whilst Waleed Raja [Oakworth] recovered his lengths from the previous day and 4-3-3-1 was his reward. Freddie Smith [Skipton], Mustapha Hussain [GHC] and Elliot Ashley [Skipton] all picked up a wicket in a terrific all-team performance that restricted Hambleton to 146-9.


The long trip to Barrow-in-Furness CC produced a 40-over aside T40 match in which the Home side used 18 players, also including u14s.  Cumbria batted first and opener Ghumann proved a real obstacle to our bowlers. His 52no was the cornerstone of the Cumbria knock. UAJCA used 11 bowlers with excellent returns for almost all. Mustapha Hussain 5-1-21-1, Henry Meynell 6-0-28-1, Elliot Ashley 3-0-11-1 and Freddie Smith 3-1-9-1 were the wicket-takers, with two sharp run outs to savour from Oakworth duo Jake Keslinke and Elis Jones. A late order 25 from no 8 Yarker helped push the County side's tally onto 191-6.

The early loss of opener Greg Riddiough for a duck was a blow but skipper Jake Keslinke and Henry Meynell combined in a second wicket stand of quality batting. Henry was lbw for 19 and Jake was later retired on 42no. Hamza Saeed [13], Elis Jones [17] and Parth Sunil [18no] all contributed well in the middle order and with 43 extras conceded by the county boys we got close to the target finishing on 169 all out. Yarker's innings proved the difference between the sides.

Scoring at over 4 per over was a great effort chasing 4.8 per over to add much understanding about the batsmen as well as that gained about the bowlers. The next match at Nidderdale is for under-14s and Ji and Andy will have a better grasp on where we are post-pandemic.



Barrow in Furness CC, Abbey Road, Barrow,

LA13 9JS

Ji Mukherjee & Andrew Keslinke have selected the following team to take on the might of Cumbria County at distant Dalton CC on Sunday 9th May. Postcode for Sat-Navs is LA15 8EY.

Jake Keslinke [Oakworth, Capt], Elis Jones [Oakworth], Henry Meynell [Bradley], Greg Riddiough [Sutton], Parth Sunil [Oakworth], Adam Harding [Embsay], Luke Lovell [w/k Embsay], Mustapha Hussain & Hamza Saeed [GHC], Callum eggleton [U Wharfedale] and Elliot Ashley & Freddie Smith [both Skipton].

Match start time is 12:00 noon with arrival for warm-ups and briefings at 11:15am.
Further to last Sunday's trials at Bradford & Bingley Nets, Ji and Andrew announce the following 14 selections for 2021..

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

Standby Reserves will be Fredddie Smith [Skipton] and Mustapha Hussain [GHC].

Congratulations to all players. Selected players should now obtain UAJCA kit from Dobson & Robinson of The Grove, Ilkley. Please remember social-distancing and masks should be worn
25th April UAJCA Trials   5:30pm Skipton CC Nets
27th May AIRE-WHARFE 58-4 UAJCA Ab Abandoned
29th May UAJCA   HEAVY WOLLEN   Crossflatts CC BD16 2ER
Mark Stoneman    
16th April UAJCA Trials   3:30pm Skipton CC Nets
28th May Hambleton 188-8 UAJCA 192-4 Won by 6 w
29th May UAJCA 113 a o BRADFORD 191-4 Lost by 78
31st May Scarborough 131 a o UAJCA 142 a o Won by 11
TBC Huddersfield   UAJCA   u14 Cup
TBC UAJCA   Bradford   u14 Cup
TBC UAJCA   H Woollen   u14 Cup
Mark Soneman    
10th April UAJCA Trials 3:30pm at Skipton CC Nets
24th April Halifax 151-7 UAJCA 153-3 Won by 7 wickets
1st May UAJCA 72 all out Halifax 73-1 Lost by 9 wickets
22nd May UAJCA   Nidderdale   CANCELLED
29th May UAJCA 211-6 Hambleton 3-1 Rain Abandoned 
30th May Bradford 173-6 UAJCA 199-9 Won by 26 runs
1st June UAJCA 121 all out N Yorkshire 180-9 Lost by 59 runs
18th April UAJCA Trials BRADFORD & BINGLEY NETS 3:30pm
09th May Cumbria T40 191-6 UAJCA 169 all out Lost by 22 runs
06th June Nidderdale u14 78 all out UAJCA u14 148-6 Won by 70 runs
13th June Halifax 221-6 UAJCA 149 all out Lost by 72 runs
25th July UAJCA 126 all out Bradford 262-4 Lost by 136 runs
02nd Aug UAJCA 233-7 Nidderdale 237-6 Lost by 4 wkts
03rd Aug Hambleton 146-9 UAJCA 260-4 Won by 114 runs
10th Aug UAJCA u14 111 all out Cumbria u14 113-5 Lost by 5 wkts
13th May UAJCA trial Bfd & Bing Nets
16th June UAJCA u14   Huddersfield   Rain
19th June UAJCA u14/15 75-3 New Delhi 71-7 Won by 7 wkts
30th June Huddersfield   UAJCA u14   Cancelled
21st July Sheffield 153-9 UAJCA 177 all out Won by 24 runs
 5th Aug UAJCA 117 all out Nidderdale 101 all out Won by 16 runs
 6th Aug Wetherby 22 all out UAJCA 280-5 Won by 258 runs
 8th Aug Aire-Wharfe 249-9 UAJCA 71 all out lost by 178 runs
10th June Huddersfield u14 162-3 UAJCA u14 163-3 Won by 8 wkts
22nd July UAJCA u14 227 Huddersfield 175 Won by 52 runs
 6th Aug UAJCA 75 all out Sheffield 219-3 Lost by 144 runs
 7th Aug Nidderdale 221 all out UAJCA 225-6 Won by 4 wkts
 8th Aug UAJCA 220-6 Wetherby 201-8 Won by 19 runs
8 August 2018, Earby CC


Jack Luxton run out Jarvis   66
Bradley Powell lbw b J Sutton 12
Lewis Gardner ct Ollie Bishop S Duggal 30
Shiv Bhatoa ct J Sutton b K England 1
Saqif Ali   b J Dyson 1
Toby Meynell lbw b J Dyson 5
Lucas Keslinke ct D Edwards L Jarvis 32
Tom Eaglesfield not out   10
Peter Fishpool run out J White Usman Riaz 2
Saad Shafique not out   24
Ollie Bishop dnb    
Extras 18b, 9w, 5nb, 5 pen   37
Total [45 overs]     220-8
D Edwards 4-1-22-0, J Sutton 4-1-19-1, C Duggan 9-1-34-1, J White 5-0-36-0, J Dyson 9-1-26-2, K England 3-0-13-1, O White 3-0-21-0, L Jarvis 4-1-7-1, B Hall 2-0-7-0, J Danby 2-0-12-0


J Danby ct Lucas Keslinke b Tom Eaglesfield 16
C Duggan ct Tom Eaglesfield b Bradley Powell 45
J White ct Toby Meynell b Ollie Bishop 20
J Dyson ct Lucas Keslinke b Shiv Bhatoa 27
D Edwards run out Lucas Keslinke 11
K England   b Shiv Bhatoa 22
J Sutton   b Tom Eaglesfield 0
D Emmott   b Tom Eaglesfield 0
O White not out   31
L Jarvis not out   13
D Edwards dnb   -
Extras 1b, 31b, 10w, 2nb   16
Total [45 overs]  


Saad Shafique 7-0-39-0, Tom Eaglesfield 9-1-23-3, Ollie Bishop 6-0-21-1, Usman Riaz 7-0-31-0, Toby Meynell 4-0-17-0, Bradley Powell 4-0-12-1, Peter Fishpool 2-0-16-0, Shiv Bhatoa 6-2-38-2
7 August 2018, Beckwithshaw CC

Nidderdale JCL

G Addy ct Bradley Powell Saad Shafique 5
A Weaver b Oliie Bishop 24
E Westerman ct Lucas Keslinke Ollie Bishop 13
O Smith st Lucas Keslinke Usman Riaz 3
S Uttley ct Shiv Bhatoa Usman Riaz 43
S Mani b Usman Riaz 2
T Blaydon ct Lucas Keslinke Shiv Bhatoa 20
F Henry b Usman Riaz 13
J Temple lbw Usman Riaz 0
W Cunningham ct Tom Eaglesfield Saad Shafique 74
F Costa not out   4
Extras 10b, 2lb, 5w, 3nb 20
Total [45 overs] all out   221 all out
Saad Shafique 8-4-25-2, Tom Eaglesfield 8-0-46-0, Ollie Bishop 5-0-31-2, Usman Riaz 9-1-25-5, Jack Luxton 2-0-17-0, Johnny Atherton 2-0-19-0, Saqif Ali 4-1-6-0, Shiv Bhatoa 5-1-15-0, Bradley Powell 2-0-15-0


Shiv Bhatoa   b 1
Jack Luxton   b 49
Bradley Powell   lbw 33
Toby Meynell ct b 1
Saqif Ali run out Costa   43
Johnny Atherton lbw   0
Bilaal Khan   b 6
Lucas Keslinke not out   38
Tom Eaglesfield not out   16
Saad Shafique dnb   -
Oliver Bishop [C] dnb   -
Extras 21b, 8lb, 9w   38
Total [44.3 overs] all out   225-7
E Weaterman 8.5-1-36-1, S Mani 6-0-35-0, W Cunningham 8-1-32-2, A Weaver 9-0-33-1, G Addy 8-1-32-1, J Temple 4-0-14-1, S Utley 1-0-6-0
6 August 2018, Crossflatts CC

Sheffield JCL

S Meadows run out Toby Meynell   83
M Goodchild ct Luke Chapman Saqif Ali 52
H Power not out   51
I Parkin ct Bradley Powell Toby Meynell 6
R McGann not out   7
S Mani dnb    
T Blaydon dnb    
K Ali dnb    
T Miller dnb    
Pranav dnb    
ANO dnb    
Extras 7b, 4lb, 5w, 5nb   21
Total [45 overs]     219-3
Saad Shafique 9-0-34-0, Tom Eaglesfield 6-0-27-0, Ollie Bishop 8-1-28-0, Bilaal Khan 3-0-31-0, Jack Luxton 3-0-9-0, Saqif Ali 8-0-31-1, Shiv Bhatoa 5-0-33-0, Toby Meynell 3-0-16-1


Shiv Bhatoa ct Lowe b 0
Bradley Powell ct Pranav b 2
Lewis Gardner ct McGann b 20
Toby Meynell ct Meadows b 16
Saqif Ali   b McGann 9
Jack Luxton lbw b 0
Bilaal Khan ct b 15
Tom Eaglesfield not out   8
Saad Shafique lbw   0
Oliver Bishop [Capt] ct Miller   2
Luke Chapman [wk] run out   0
Extras 3w   3
Total [24 overs] all out   75 all out
K Ali 6-0-25-2, I Parkin 5-2-10-0, A McGann 7-1-22-4, T Miller 6-0-18-3

Despite bowling out the Bradford League for a modest 165, UAJCA batsmen were unable to capitalise and subsided to defeat at Keighley CC [after switch from Skipton CC] by 39 runs. Joe Bairstow [Oxenhope] and skipper Harris Rowlett [Steeton] led the batters whilst Lewis Gardner took the bowling plaudits [3-24] alongside the frugal Hasan Shakoor [Bfd & Bingley].


The scheduled matches at Skipton vs East Yorkshire and at Thongsbridge vs Huddersfield are CANCELLED due to waterlogged pitches.


The return match at Skipton CC brought a win for UAJCA u14s and as expected more learning about the quality of the 'younger' of the u15 groups.

Batting first UAJCA opened with Bradley Powell [Oakworth] and Tom Celik [Oxenhope]. Bradley made a solid 20 whilst Tom fell for 2. His club mate Shiv Bhatoa added 14 but we lost Toby Meynell[Bradley] also for 2. There was 9 from Tom Eaglesfield before the best partnership from Jack Luxton [25no] and skipper Lucas Keslinke [19]. Our total of 104-6 wa perhaps only par.

The Huddersfiedl innings followed a similar pattern but the introduction of Subhaan Ahmed and Hasnan Shakoor changed the pattern with Hasnaan claiming a terrific 5-19 from his 4 variable overs. Toby Meynell also impressed taking 1 wicket. It was a tense finish with the match going the full distance before UAJCA were confirmed winners by just 3 runs. Toby's final maiden proving vital.


Neil Bishop took an u-14 side to Kirkheaton CC to play Huddersfield and learned much about this years crop of hopefuls. UAJCA batted first and scored 111 all out. Opener Ben Southern [Skipton] scored 14 as did Tom Celik [Oxenhope] whilst losing Tom Eaglescliff & Bradley Powell cheaply. under-13 Toby Meynell showed obvious class with is 27 in the middle order. Harry Bayliff [Embsay] and Ollie Bishop [Oakworth] added late runs with 15 and 16 respectively. For Huddersfield Mighall, Kenworthy & Lane each picked up 3 of our wickets.

After 16 overs our bowlers were well on top with Huddersfield on 43-6, led by Ollie Bishop with 3-16 from 5 excellent overs. Fellow opening bowler Harry Rowe kept the lid on things conceding only 11 runs in his 5 overs. Saad Shafique kept the pressure on with 2-13 from 4 overs and at that point we were well in the driving seat. Huddersfield no 6 Mighall turned the tables with a series of attacking shots and his partnership with K Power [19]. They added 67 runs in rapid time [13 overs] with Mighall ending on 49 not out as Huddersfield reached their target at 112-7 in the 29th over. 


Ben Holderness [Skipton] will again manage the UAJCA u15 squad. He will have assistance with the u14 element from Neil Bishop [Oakworth]. A trial match u14s vs u15s was held at Oakworth CC on Sunday 28th May.

The u14s team to face Huddersfield at Kirkheaton CC on 11th June is announced as: Oliver Bishop [Oakworth], Ben Southern [Skipton], Tom Celik [Oxenhope], Bradley Powell [Oakworth], Toby Meynell [Bradley], Lucas Keslinke [Oakworth], Hasnan Shakoor [Bradford & Bingley], Harry Rowe [Steeton], Tom Eaglesfield [Bradley], Harry Bayliff [Embsay] & Saad Shafique [GHC].

28th May          
11th June Huddersfield u14 112-7 UAJCA u14 111 all out Lost by 3 wkts
9th July UAJCA u14 104-6 Huddersfield u14 101-9 Won by 3 runs
7th August UAJCA   East Yorkshire   1:00pm Skipton
8th August Huddersfield   UAJCA   1:00pm Thongsbridge HD9 7RY
9th August UAJCA 126 all out Bradford 164 all out Lost by 38 runs
9 August 2017, Keighley CC

Bradford JCL

J Slater ro H Hollingsworth   12
A Hamdani b Elliot Wilson 3
J Priestley ct Max Sheard H Hollingsworth 71
J Hall lbw Ben Walker 16
E Lee ct Elliot Wilson H Hollingsworth 2
M Swallow ct H Hollingsworth Ben Walker 10
O Narey lbw Lewis Gardner 2
P King not out   17
J Bloodworth ct Elliot Wilson Lewis Gardner 7
R Shazad ct Ben Walker Lewis Gardner 6
M Naveed ro Elliot Wilson   2
Extras 3b, 1lb, 7w, 6nb   17
Total [42 overs] all out   165
H Hollingsworth 9-1-37-2, Elliot Wilson 3-0-20-1, Jack Luxton 4-0-21-0, Ben Southern 6-0-21-0, Hasan Shakoor 9-3-14-0, Ben Walker 4-0-17-2, Lewis Gardner 5-0-24-3, Nathan Hodge 2-0-7-0


Ben Southern ct J Slater P King 1
Nathan Hodge ct E Lee J Priestley 15
Elliot Wilson b P King 13
Harris Rowlett ct & b J Hall 21
H Hollingsworth b J Hall 6
Joe Bairstow not out   28
Jack Luxton ct J Slater J Hall 13
Max Sheard ct J Slater O Narey 2
Lewis Gardner b R Shazad 4
Ben Walker ct A Hamdani R Shazad 0
Hasan Shakoor ct J Bloodworth J Priestley 9
Extras 5b, 7w, 2nb   14
Total [44.3 overs] all out   126
J Priestley 7.3-1-22-2, P King 6-2-15-2, H Naveed 4-1-6-0, J Hall 9-3-12-3, M Swallow 3-0-20-0, O Narey 4-0-15-1, A Hamdani 5-2-12-0, R Shazad 4-0-13-2, J Bloodworth 2-0-6-0
9th July 2017, Skipton CC


Bradley Powell ct K Davis S Rana 20
Tom Celik st L Mancha S Coleman 2
Shiv Bhatoa run out L Mancha   14
Toby Meynell b K Davies 2
Tom Eaglesfield ct C Dedekind K Davies 9
Jack Luxton not out   25
Lucas Keslinke b A Riaz 19
Harry Rowe not out   3
Ollie Bishop      
Hasan Shakoor      
Subhaan Ahmed      
Extras 2b, 6w, 2nb   10
Total [30 overs] all out   104-6
Ryan Martin 5-0-9-0, Seb Coleman 5-1-12-1, S Rana 5-0-19-1, C Dedekind 2-0-8-0, K Davies-Morley 3-0-12-2, Ben Mighall 5-1-7-0, A Riaz 5-0-33-1

Huddersfield League

K Davies-Morley run out Bradley Powell   16
J Walker lbw Subhaan Ahmed 6
Ben Mighall run out Bradley Powell   24
A Riaz b Hasnaan Shakoor 21
D Lane b Toby Meynell 5
K Mancha b Hasnaan Shakoor 0
K Power ct Lucas Keslinke Hasnaan Shakoor 9
R Martin st Lucas Keslinke Hasnaan Shakoor 4
S Rana ct Toby Meynell Hasnaan Shakoor 0
C Dedekind not out   2
S Coleman dnb    
Extras 5b, 6w, 3nb   14
Total [30 overs] for 9 wickets   101-9
Shiv Bhatoa 4-1-7-0, Ollie Bishop 4-1-13-0, Jack Luxton 4-0-16-0, Hasnaan Shakoor 4-0-19-5, Subhaan Ahmed 4-0-17-1, Harry Rowe 4-1-6-0, Tom Eaglesfield 3-0-15-0, Toby Meynell 3-1-5-1
11th June 2017, Kirkheaton CC


Ben Southern ct L Martin N Kennedy 14
Tom Eaglescliff b B Mighall 1
Bradley Powell b B Mighall 5
Tom Celik ct L Martin N Kennedy 14
Toby Meynell b D Lane 27
Saad Shafique run out   6
Lucas Keslinke ct E Easton D Lane 2
Harry Bayliff b D Kenworthy 15
Harry Rowe lbw D Lane 2
Oliver Bishop ct S Coleman B Mighall 16
Hasnaan Shakoor not out   0
Extras 2b, 4w, 3nb   9
Total [38.2 overs] all out   111
B Mighall 8.2-0-31-3, S Coleman 5-1-10-0, D Kenworthy 6-1-13-3, R Martin 5-0-11-0, K Power 4-0-7-0, C Bedekin 6-0-13-1, D Lane 4-0-22-3

Huddersfield League

N Kenworthy b Oliver Bishop 14
J Court ct Toby Meynell Oliver Bishop 11
K Mossley lbw Oliver Bishop 2
E Sefton ct Harry Rowe Saad Shafique 2
E Easton ct Oliver Bishop Saad Shafique 3
B Mighall not out   49
D Lane b Hasnaan Shakoor 4
K Power b Ben Southern 19
L Martin not out   2
C Bedekin dnb    
S Coleman dnb    
Extras 6b   6
Total [29 overs] for 7 wickets   112
Harry Rowe 5-1-11-0, Ollie Bishop 5-1-16-3, Saad Shafique 4-0-13-2, Hasnaan Shakoor 5-0-24-1, Tom Celik 3-0-16-0, Toby Meynell 3-0-10-0, Ben Southern 3-0-8-1, Bradley Powell 1-0-8-0
4th August 2015, Embsay Cc

York JCL

H Mussell not out   118
B Robinson ct Jo Holderness Tom Mawer 70
T Giddings ct Tom Meakin Ben Hemsley 0
A Illey b Hamzah Khan 43
A Campion run out   1
H Shepherd      
J Kilvington      
M Scurrey      
O Turvey      
C Marr      
Extras 2nb, 11b, 2lb   15
Total [45 overs] for 4 wickets   246
Nathan Storton 9-2-45-0, Tom Meakin 6-4-15-0, Hamzah Khan 7-0-39-1, Sam Parry 3-0-16-0, Adil Modak 6-0-28-0, Josh Yates 6-0-41-0, Tom Mawer 6-0-41-1

Upper Airedale JCA

Jo Holderness ct Scurrey B Robinson 5
Aatif Modak ct Campion B Robinson 9
Tom Mawer ct Giddings B Robinson 6
Adil Modak run out   3
Sam Parry lbw H Shepherd 1
Nathan Storton not out   69
Hamzah Khan ct Sheperd   31
Cameron Knowles not out   9
Josh Yates      
Ben Hemsley      
Tom Meakin      
Extras 5w, 5lb   10
Total [44 overs] for 6 wickets   144
O Turvey 9-2-27-0, T Giddings 3-0-10-0, B Robinson 9-4-13-3, H Sheperd 9-3-28-1, C Marr 4-0-24-1, M Scurrey 6-2-7-0, J Kilvington 4-1-13-0, A Campton 1-0-16-0


UAJCA much awaited match-up with the Bradford Junior League was spoilt by the onset of the rain before and during the UAJCA innings. The Bradford League had posted 208-4 with a century going to their opener. UAJCA bowlers had toiled to dismiss the centurion, who struggled visibly to complete both his half-century and his three-figure mark. BJCL included former UAJCA players Joe Hall, Ben Hemsley and Sam Parry in their line-ups whilst UAJCA were as always home-grown including wicket-keeper Harris Rowlett [Steeton], who had returned from holiday earlier in the morning. Both sides had lost to Huddersfield earlier in the week, and they were now strong favourites to progress with East Yorkshire still to play. The UAJCA innings started well with early partnerships but a regular loss of wickets coupled with steady drizzle dragged our rate behind that of the BJCL, which induced the Umpires to berate the slow over-rate and finally limit the bowling to slower bowlers in the very poor light . Ultimately we tallied 152 all out and lost by 56 runs in conditions, which should not really have been tolerated.

Elliot Wilson was top-scorer over the 3 matches with 124 including a belligerent 65 against East Yorks. Tom Starkey rattled 88 against Huddersfield for a tally of 110 whilst Adil Modak posted 87 runs in the 3 matches. Bowling-wise Ryan Hodgson stood out with 4-20 against East Yorks and 5 wickets in total, as did Adil.


Ben reports a 62 run defeat at Steeton CC to Huddersfield. UAJCA responded with 216-7 to the visitors 278-6. The group will be settled tomorrow when UAJCA plays the Bradford League at Keighley CC whilst favourites Huddersfield will play East Yorkshire.


It is reported that East Yorkshire amasses 227-7 at Londesborough Park CC against UAJCA. However it seems UAJCA struck back to register 228-9 and top the group after the first round of matches. Now for Huddersfield at Steeton CC


Team Manager Ben Holderness announces his team for the 3-match Yorkshire Junior Cricket Festival. The team is James Robinson [Capt, Skipton], Adil Modak [Steeton], Tom Starkey [Skipton], Ryan Hodgson [U Wharfedale], Elliot Wilson [Silsden], Owen Narey [Steeton], Tom Meakin [Steeton], Bradley Gardner [Skipton], Harry Hollingsworth [Steeton] & Matty Corkindale [Steeton] plus one other to be confirmed.

The first match is at distant but picturesque Londesborough Park CC against East Yorkshire on Monday 8th August [1:00pm]. The other two grop matches unfold on Tuesday and Wednesday much nearer home at Steeton CC and Keighley CC.

Ben takes the lead

The 2016 under-15s tilt at the Yorkshire Festival will be under the gaze and leadership of coach Ben Holdernness who led last year's u13s to the semi-final. His selection trial will be held at Denholme CC [provisional] on Sunday 10th July. This year our opposition will be East Yorkshire, Huddersfield and local rivals Bradford.

Happy at Hambleton

Dom's boys with a number of players unavailable turned out with 10 men and have done UAJCA proud and gained an away win at Bedale CC against Hambleton JCA. The 181-7 score was led by 38 from Aatif Modak [Steeton], Hamzah Khan [Oakworth] and Josh Yates [Earby] with 38, 31 and 34 respectively. For Hambleton opener Zak Wilson did well with 40 but Cononley Ace Freddie Maddocks came up trumps with 3-19 in 6 overs to back up the 2-22 from Tom Meakin [Steeton] from 7 tidy overs. Using 8 bowlers Dom's lads contained well when the pressure was on. Now for Mirfield and the Heavy Woollen stars !!

2015 Squad

The last of our UAJCA squads is announced by Team Manager Dominic Bennett, following the trial on Friday 12th June. The Captain will be Tom Mawer [Oxenhope] and the squad includes: Cameron Knowles [w-k, Silsden], Nathan Storton [Oxenhope], Adil Modak, Aatif Modak & Tom Meakin [all Steeton], Freddie Maddocks [Cononley], Hamzah Khan [Oakworth], Sam Parry & Josh Yates [both Earby], Ben Hemsley [Bingley Congs], James Robinson [Bradley], Charlie Lawn [U Wharfedale]. The standby reserves will be Jack Downs [Embsay] and Lewie Fitton [Cononley]. The main squad has six new caps and 7 who have played representative cricket previously.

It is likely that James Robinson may not be able to play all matches for as soon as he plays a competitive match for Yorkshire he becomes ineligible.

A warm-up/practice match with Bradford is scheduled for 12th July at Keighley CC [2:00pm].


29th May UAJCA u14 161 Huddersfield 161 Match Tied
10th July Huddersfield u14 118 all out UAJCA u14 88 all out Lost  by 30 runs
 8th Aug East Yorks 227-7 UAJCA 228-9 Won by 1 wkt
 9th Aug UAJCA 216-7 Huddersfield 278-6 Lost by 62 runs
10th Aug Bradford 208-4 UAJCA 152 all out Lost by 56 runs
8th August 2016, Londesborough Park CC

East Yorkshire JCA

C Rawling ct Matt Corkindale Ryan Hodgson 76
H Bayston b Ryan Hodgson 63
R Parker b Ryan Hodgson 14
D Eastwood b Ryan Hodgson 13
N Johnson b Adil Modak 15
V Balthi run out   3
J Sharp b James Robinson 2
D Weston not out   1
G Richardson dnb    
E Chappell dnb    
ANO dnb    
Extras 23b, 1lb, 5w, 1nb   30
Total [45 overs] for 4 wickets   217
James Robinson 7-1-19-1, Matt Corkindale 6-0-34-0, Edson Richmond 5-0-21-0, Tom Starkey 2-0-11-0, Owen Narey 9-0-43-0, Adil Modak 8-1-32-1, Ryan Hodgson 6-0-20-4, Tom Meakin 2-0-17-0

Upper Airedale JCA

James Robinson     33
Tom Starkey     3
Adil Modak     59
Elliot Wilson     65
Ryan Hodgson     2
Owen Narey     3
Tom Meakin     23
Bradley Gardner     5
Harry Hollingsworth     0
Edson Richmond not out   12
Matt Corkindale not out   8
Extras 3b, 5lb, 7w, 2nb   17
Total [40 overs] for 9 wickets   230


2nd Aug 2015 Hambleton  158-9 UAJCA 181-7 won by 23 runs
3rd Aug 2015 H Woollen 130-6 UAJCA 128 all out lost by 4 wkts
4th Aug 2015 UAJCA 144-6 York 246-4 lost by 102 runs
4th August 2015, Embsay Cc

York JCL

H Mussell not out   118
B Robinson ct Jo Holderness Tom Mawer 70
T Giddings ct Tom Meakin Ben Hemsley 0
A Illey b Hamzah Khan 43
A Campion run out   1
H Shepherd      
J Kilvington      
M Scurrey      
O Turvey      
C Marr      
Extras 2nb, 11b, 2lb   15
Total [45 overs] for 4 wickets   246
Nathan Storton 9-2-45-0, Tom Meakin 6-4-15-0, Hamzah Khan 7-0-39-1, Sam Parry 3-0-16-0, Adil Modak 6-0-28-0, Josh Yates 6-0-41-0, Tom Mawer 6-0-41-1

Upper Airedale JCA

Jo Holderness ct Scurrey B Robinson 5
Aatif Modak ct Campion B Robinson 9
Tom Mawer ct Giddings B Robinson 6
Adil Modak run out   3
Sam Parry lbw H Shepherd 1
Nathan Storton not out   69
Hamzah Khan ct Sheperd   31
Cameron Knowles not out   9
Josh Yates      
Ben Hemsley      
Tom Meakin      
Extras 5w, 5lb   10
Total [44 overs] for 6 wickets   144
O Turvey 9-2-27-0, T Giddings 3-0-10-0, B Robinson 9-4-13-3, H Sheperd 9-3-28-1, C Marr 4-0-24-1, M Scurrey 6-2-7-0, J Kilvington 4-1-13-0, A Campton 1-0-16-0
3rd August 2015, Mirfield CC

Upper Airedale JCA

Freddie Maddocks ct Swain Edwards 44
Aatif Modak lbw Race 14
Tom Mawer ct Swain Lay 25
Adil Modak b Race 0
Sam Parry ct Silverwood Race 2
Hamzah Khan ct McCaffery Lay 13
Josh Yates b Wigglesworth 6
Nathan Storton ct Osbourne 9
Ben Hemsley ct McCaffery Lay 0
Tom Meakin st McCaffery Wigglesworth 1
Cameron Knowles not out   2
Extras 1nb, 7w, 2b, 2lb   12
Total [40.5 overs] all out   128
T Osbourne 6.5-2-13-1, B Silverwood 6-2-10-0, M Grieve 6-0-30-0, M Race 9-2-16-3, T Edwards 4-0-29-1, J Wigglesworth 5-0-20-2, B Lay 4-2-6-3 

Heavy Woollen District

J McCaffery ct Cameron Knowles Nathan Storton 9
B Silverwood ct Josh Yates Hamzah Khan 35
H Swain b Adil Modak 14
M Grieve not out   12
B Lay ct Ben Hemsley Adil Modak 14
J Bird b Sam Parry 11
M Race ct Adil Modak Nathan Storton 5
J Wigglesworth not out   8
T Edwards      
Extras 4nb, 6w, 10b, 2lb   22
Total [36.5 overs] for 6 wkts   130
Nathan Storton 9-2-19-2, Tom Meakin 3-1-16-0, Hamzah Khan 8-1-23-1, Tom Mawer 3-0-19-0, Adil Modak 6-2-10-2, Josh Yates 3.5-0-17-0, Sam Parry 4-0-14-1
At Bedale CC, 2nd August 2015

Upper Airedale JCA

Jo Holderness ct Jake Harvey Zak Wilson 11
Freddie Maddocks ct Will Peters Josh Sargent 10
Aatif Modak ct & b Josh Sargent 38
Adil Modak ct George Stevens Luke Marshall 12
Hamzah Khan ct Josh Sargent Luke Marshall 31
Josh Yates b Oliver Tanner-Smith 34
Charlie Lawn b Luke Marshall 7
Cameron Knowles not out   6
Tom Meakin not out   5
Lewie Fitton dnb    
Extras 9w, 5lb, 13b   27
Total for 7 wickets   181
Josh Sargent 9-0-18-2, Oliver Tanner-Smith 9-1-29-1, Callum Puttock 7-1-27-0, Zak Wilson 8-1-26-1, Will Peters 3-0-19-0, Luke Marshall 9-1-44-3

Hambleton JCA

Zak Wilson ct & b Charlie Lawn 40
Joe Wright b Hamzah Khan 15
Jake Harvey ct Aatif Modak Freddie Maddocks 6
James Kennedy ct Tom Meakin Freddie Maddocks 4
Callum Puttock ct Cameron Knowles Jo Holderness 7
Josh Sargent b Adil Modak 23
Luke Marshall ct Lewie Fitton Freddie Maddocks 10
Joseph Horner b Tom Meakin 8
Oliver Tanner-Smith not out   24
Will Peters b Tom Meakin 2
George Stevens not out   1
Harry Collinson      
Benjamin Smith      
Will Sydall      
Alex Kennedy      
Extras 3w, 4nb, 6lb, 5b   18
Total for 9 wickets   158
Tom Meakin 7-2-22-2, Lewie Fitton 6-1-22-0, Josh Yates 6-0-12-0, Hamzah Khan 6-1-23-1, Freddie Maddocks 6-0-19-3, Charlie Lawn 4-0-18-1, Jo Holderness 5-0-11-1, Adil Modak 5-0-20-1
Festival report

After a terrific win at Embsay hopes were high of a semi-final but first UAJCA had to overcome Heavy Woollen District at overcast Gomersal. An opening partnership of 22 was dominated by UAJCA skipper Elliot Stockton who made 18 before he was put lbw to Collins. Yesterday's heroes Tom Mawer and Billy Whitford were re-united and again the pair blended superbly if a little more slowly. Tom was bowled by Isles for 20 in 23rd over with our score on 67 for 2. The innings seemed to be following more the pattern of Monday at Fishlake than at Embsay. Ben Hulse who had looked threatening in both previous matches made 13 before falling to Isles at 87 for 3 in the 34th over. Billy remained at the wicket but in more subdued mode whilst Nick Firth attacked as usual making 10 before becoming Isles third victim. 99 for 4 in the 36th over might enable UAJCA to tally around 150 but there was still more work to do to reach even that. Sam Mitchell and Tom Addison each troubled the scorer for a single to leave UAJCA at 110-6. Sam Barraclough had barely been used till today and he grabbed his chance making 15 in partnerships with Billy and Ben Sugden. Injured Jacob Jagger, a half-centurion at Fishlake, made 11 not out as UAJCA ended their knock on 152 for 8. Isles claimed a restraining  9-1-14-3 with 2 each for Collins and Senior.

A first wicket stand of 31 from HWD came in just under 4 overs and the whirlwind opening had UAJCA on the back foot. The stand was broken by Nick Firth with an lbw dismissal of Smith for 8. 6 runs later no 3 Hewlett was another lbw victim to the speedy Firth. No 4 Senior settle with Brooke and the pairing posted another 38 runs to the HWD tally. Brooke was run out by the lurking Sam Mitchell for 31 to end their progress in the 12th over. No 5 Collins also settle quickly with Senior, who was next to depart for a really significant 42 at 103 for 4. UAJCA needed to continue to take wickets as the HWD run-rate was way ahead of their early stanza. The 'killer' innings came from Dennison who steered Collins 25 at 147 for 5 after 25 overs. Collins fell to Matt Daggett as did Dennison also for 25 on the same 147 score. The match was finished off by A Hussain with 9 no and HWD won by 4 wickets.

For UAJCA Firth returned 5-0-32-1 and Daggett 5.5-0-34-2. So the semi-final was not reached in a disappointing finish after the heroics at Embsay. But to quote the cliche there were many positives to emerge; the all-round skills of Firth and Sugden, the batting of Jagger, Whitford and, Mawer and the consistent bowling of Daggett. The skipper was below par but was carrying a back injury. Mitchell and Mawer will be around for 2015 and should provide the experience for another tilt with hopefully more consistency from both batting and bowling.

The Continued fine temperatures at Embsay CC enabled an excellent crowd to enjoy some more entertaining cricket. This time visitors Nidderdale would bat first.

UAJCA made an early breakthrough with the wicket of Webster [8], bowled by speedy Nick Firth from the Shires Lane end. More joy followed in the next over at 9 for 2 as Matt clean bowled Cutts for a duck. If it could be scripted another 2 wickets would set us on our way and Nick obliged with the scalps of Giddings [8] and Torrence [0] to leave Nidderdale in dire straits at 18 for 4. Opener Witham was still at the crease, now with no 6 Winter-Halder. The rebuild began with Nick on 3 for 9 off 3 overs. He stood down after 6-1-18-3 with Matt also replaced on 4-1-19-1. The 5th wicket added 36 runs in 9 overs but the stand was broken by Ben Sugden via a Sam Mitchell catch to dismiss Winter-Halder for 12 at 54 for 5. Number 7 Robinson dug in deep and Witham began to began to dominate. They stayed together for 15 overs adding 51 runs to the Nidderdale challeng. Witham fell in Nick Firth''s return over caught by Sam Barraclough [Skipton] for a fine 51 [6 fours and a six]. The score was 105 for 6 with 16 overs remaining. There the hitherto UAJCA dominance faded with a counter-attack from Nidderdale. Robinson and no 8 Mann took up the cause and added 44 on 8 overs, Mann falling for 27 to Ben Sugden. But their resistance didn't end there as the 8th wicket added another 45 in only 6 overs before Robinson was caught by keeper illy Whitford [Cullingworth] for Sam Mitchell for a sterling 37. The Nidderdale innings closed on 198 all out, afar cry from the 18 for 4 they found themselves in 2 hours earlier. Nick Firth bowled out with 9-2-28-4 with 2 each for Daggett, Sugden and Mitchell.

In the third over the UACA innings skipper Stockton was caught for 4 at 7 for 1from the bowling of T Mann. Billy was joined by Tom Mawer to try and avoid a start like that of Nidderdale. The fifty mark came up at the end of the 15th over as the two embarked on a stay together. As they settled and blossomed they approached a three-figure stand in exemplary manner. Billy was given a life which helped but the partnership went on and on. At the end of the 34th over UAJCA stood at 141 for 1 and a comfortable win was on the cards, although 58 was still needed from the remaining 11 overs. The 25th over by off-spinner T Stark finally broke through Billy's defence when he misjudged the spin and was lbw for 71. Tom now joined by Ben Hulse [Settle] hit 2 fours after a bye and then but then Stark accounted for Ben given lbw and Nick Firth bowled in successive balls. The over ended at 146-4. 9 overs remained to get 53, so who was favourite now? Tom Mawer was batting superbly finding the gaps through the off-side, inducing the Nidderdale skipper to employ a 6-3 split. Sam Mitchell settled some of the nerves adding 11 to the stand of 26 with Tom before he was bowled by opener Mann. 168 for 5, 6 overs left to score another 31, a slightly better equation. It was the addition of Ben Sugden which proved decisive as he remained defiant with Tom adding 29 in 5 overs. Ben was bowled by Mann for 9 but our score had reached 197 for 6 with 4 balls left to score 2 runs. They came up fittingly from Tom with 1 to spare. Phew. 199 for 6 was a terrific effort with the accolade rightly going to Tom for an unbeaten 86 to sit alongside the quality innings of 71 from Billy. Mann concluded with 7.5-1-26-3 and spinner Stark 9-0-48-3. So it was one win each and all to play for against Heavy Woollen District at Gomersal tomorrow.

The 2015 under-15 Festival got underway in excellent weather and UAJCA first match was at the picturesque Fishlake CC, resplendent in the sunshine.

UAJCA skipper Elliot Stockton [Embsay] won the toss and elected to bat. Our openers were Jacob Jagger [Wilsden[ and Ben Sugden [Silsden] and they proved a fine a combination. Both stared well, taking the initial sting from the Doncaster opening bowlers Matthews and Critchley. Their caution was exemplary but gradually the bowlers got on top and by the 20th over UJCA had just 40 on the tins. Jacob had 4 boundaries but became becalmed whilst Ben too faded after a bright start. He was the first to fall [20] with our score at 65-1 but with 24 overs already bowled. Skipper Elliot started in aggressive mode but on 8 received an lbw decision for a ball which appeared to hit him high on the thigh. At 78-2 Silden' Nick Firth quickly set about raising the run-rate in imperious style. Jacob settled for the support role and the pair added another 38 runs. Jacob was caught by Matthews from the bowling of 3rd change Colley, a lad who had scuppered our Joe Lumb Cup quest with 6 for 28 at Skipton in June. Jacob took the applause for a gutsy 51 innings. Sadly for UAJCA this was immediately followed by a golden duck for Sam Mitchell. Nick had galvanised the approach but on 36 [5 fours] he was caught by Morris for Matthews at 126 for 5. If Nick's rate could have continued perhaps 175 might have been attainable and Ben Hulse made a good start on that thesis. But Tom Mawer departed for 5 singles and Matt Daggett copped our second duck, both to the second Matthews spell. Tom Addison joined Ben, who looked secure. They added 23 before Ben was run out by a direct hit for 14. Our 45 overs came up with 154 for 8 our posting. Matthews finished with 3 for 24 whilst Colley also had 3 for 36.

UAJCA needed a top bowling performance to defend the below-par score but 3 wides in the first over from Matt Daggett didn't augur well. But the reward for tightening up came in the ninth over as he induced the edge to keeper Jagger and Woodiwiss was on his way for 5 at 31-1. Fellow opener Nick Firth took a leaf from Matt's book and took a second with addition to the score with Thompson dismissed in the same manner for 18; 31 for 2. Colley came in at no 4 and took over scoring responsibilities, carrying the Doncaster tally to 67in the 16th over when he lost partner Horris for just 8, bowled by Nathan Storton in an over which had had 2 wides. The pivotal partnership then unfolded between Colley and Yeaman, the pair adding 59 runs in 10 overs. Colley was the key and a narrow run-out decision went against UAJCA as the Doncaster boys approached their target. Yeaman was bowled by Ben Sugden for 28 in an impressive 4-over spell, but at 126-4 in the 26th over it was likely too little too late. There was a bonus when Kirkham was given out lbw when he was on 2 to a ball he clearly hit. Doncaster no 7 Fisher put bat to ball and his rapid 18no supported Colley to a fine fifty [57no] and Doncaster reached 156 for 5 in the 34th over.

Our score of 154 was at least 30 or 40 short and our bowling had proved mixed with good returns for Daggett [1 for 16 off 6 overs], Sugden [1 for 12 off 4]  and Mawer [1 for 30 off 9] but the rest were inconsistent in amid-innings spell of 6 overs which cost 54 runs.

UAJCA win again but denied semi-final place

The ridiculous rules of the Yorkshire Junior Cricket Festival have conspired to prevent our boys from progressing to the semi-finals as their second terrific win [against much vaunted Heavy Woollen] demanded.

The rules do not take account of wickets lost or how many runs opposition sides are limited to. Essentially the rules favour a team batting first and do not allow further bonus points beyond the total the team batting first has posted. All this is of course minute detail and UAJCA will be putting forward proposals to revise the regulations for future years so that the prestige of the  competition is not again jeopardised.

Heavy Woollen District 146-9, Upper Airedale JCA 148-4

UAJCA bowled and fielded superbly in containing and dismissing Heavy Woollen batsmen. Elliot Stockton and John Davidson each took two wickets with one each to Matt Wear and Ben Jagger and one run out.

UAJCA triumph

UAJCA u-15s have gained a first win against Nidderdale JCA by a comprehensive 76 runs. UAJCA scored 229-4 led by George Heartfield [Cullingworth] 93 with 40+ scores from Dan Scott and Lewis Hopkinson [both Oxenhope]. After the rain-off on Monday at Settle UAJCA now head for Denholme to play Heavy Woollen. A semi-final beckons at Stamford Bridge. Possible opponents would be Huddersfield or York.

Points position is UAJCA 13.09, Doncaster 12.33, Nidderdale 5.33, Heavy Woollen 5.31


 4th Aug Doncaster 156-5 vs UAJCA     154-9 Lost by 5 wkts
 5th Aug UAJCA 199-6 vs Nidderdale 198 all out Won by 4 wkts
 6th Aug Heavy Woollen 156-6 vs UAJCA     152-8 Lost by 4 wkts


 5th Aug UAJCA Rain v Doncaster Rain Drawn
 6th Aug Nidderdale 153-9 v UAJCA 229-4 Won by 76 runs
 7th Aug UAJCA 148-4 v Heavy Woollen 146-9 Won by 6 wkts
at Gomersal CC, 6th August 2014

 The Upper Airedale JCA

Elliot Stockton lbw K Collins 18
Billy Whitford ct Dennison G Senior 46
Tom Mawer b S Isles 20
Ben Hulse b S Isles 13
Nick Firth ct Adams S Isles 10
Sam Mitchell run out - 1
Tom Addison b C Smith 1
Sam Barraclough b K Collins 15
Ben Sugden not out - 8
Jacob Jagger not out - 11
Matt Daggett dnb -  
    Ext (7b, 1lb, 1w) 9
    Total 152-8
K Collins 8-2-20-2, A Nawaz 9-0-50-0, O Brooke 9-0-18-0, S Isles  9-1-14-3, G Senior 6-1-30-2, C Smith 4-0-12-1

The Heavy Woollen District

O Brooke run out - 31
W Smith lbw Nick Firth 8
B Hewlett lbw Nick Firth 2
G Senior b Tom Mawer 42
K Collins not out - 25
S Dennison ct Elliot Stockton Matt Daggett 25
L Adams b Matt Daggett 0
A Hussain not out - 9
A Nawaz dnb -  
S Isles dnb -  
I Haigh dnb -  
    Ext (4b, 4lb, 6w) 14
    Total 156-6
Matt Daggett 5-0-31-2, Nick Firth 5.5-0-34-2, Ben Sugden 6-0-28-0, Tom Mawer 7-0-42-1, Tom Addison 3-0-13-0
at Embsay CC, 5th August 2014

 The Nidderdale JCA

J Webster b N Firth 8
J Witham ct Sam Barraclough N Firth 51
N Cutts b M Daggett 0
T Giddings b N Firth 8
R Torrance lbw N Firth 0
J Winter-Halder ct Sam Mitchell Ben Sugden 12
D Robinson ct Billy Whitford Sam Mitchell 37
T Mann ct Elliot Stockton Ben Sugden 27
T Wilson ct Ben Sugden Matt Daggett 272
T Stark not out - 2
Nathan Storton ct Jacob Jagger Sam Mitchell 2
    Ext (4w, 2nb, 11b, 7lb) 24
    Total 198 all out
Nick Firth 9-2-28-4, Matt Daggett 9-1-36-2, Ben Sugden 9-1-24-2, Elliot Stockton  4-3-9-0, Sam Mitchell 5.5-0-24-2, Tom Mawer 5-0-21-0, Tom Addison 1-0-14-0, Nathan Storton 2-0-24-0

The Upper Airedale JCA

Billy Whitford lbw T Stark 71
Elliot Stockton ct Winter-Halder T Mann 4
Tom Mawer not out - 86
Ben Hulse lbw T Stark 0
Nick Firth b T Stark 0
Sam Mitchell b T Mann 11
Ben Sugden b T Mann 9
Tom Addison not out - 0
Matt Daggett dnb -  
Nathan Storton dnb -  
Sam Barraclough dnb -  
    Ext (10b, 3lb, 5w) 18
    Total 199-6
T Mann 7.5-1-26-3, R Torrance 8-3-17-0, T Giddins 5-0-32-0, D Robinson 3-0-9-0, M Tuley 4-0-25-0, T Wilson 8-0-39-0, T Stark 9-0-48-3
at Fishlake CC, 4th August 2014

 The Upper Airedale JCA

Jacob Jagger ct Matthews Colley 51
Ben Sugden ct Kirkham Colley 20
Elliot Stockton lbw Colley 8
Nick Firth ct Harris Matthews 36
Sam Mitchell ct Woodiwiss Harris 0
Tom Mawer b Matthews 5
Ben Hulse run out   14
Matt Daggett b Matthews 0
Tom Addison not out - 8
Sam Barraclough not out - 1
Nathan Storton dnb -  
    Ext (7w, 2b, 2lb) 11
    Total 154-8
J Matthews 9-2-24-3, C Critchley 9-2-20-0, J Morris 8-1-23-1, A Kirkham  6-0-27-0, J Colley 9-0-36-3, E Fisher 4-0-20-0

The Doncaster Junior Cricket League

H Thompson ct Jacob Jagger Nick Firth 18
J Woodiwiss ct Jacob Jagger Matt Daggett 5
J Morris ct Tom Addison Nathan Storton 8
J Colley not out - 57
J Yeaman b Ben Sugden 28
A Kirkham lbw Tom Mawer 2
E Fisher not out - 18
S Tennant dnb -  
J Morris dnb -  
J Matthews dnb -  
C Critchley dnb -  
    Ext (1b, 6lb, 12w, 1 nb) 20
    Total 156-5
Matt Daggett 6-1-16-1, Nick Firth 6-0-25-1, Tom Mawer 9-0-30-1, Nathan Storton 3-0-18-1, Tom Addison 2-0-20-0, Sam Mitchell 1-0-16-0, Ben Sugden 4-2-12-1, Elliot Stockton 1.5-0-12-0

 The Heavy Woollen District

S Mahsood run out   5
O Brooke st Lewis Hopkinson John Davidson 29
J Plater ct Elliot Stockton 42
J Woodhouse st Lewis Hopkinson John Davidson 1
H Graham b Elliot Stockton 4
L Adams ct Dan Scott 45
L Edmond b Matthew Wear 1
B Hullett b Matthew Wear 7
R Lacey b Ben Jagger 1
M Burrows not out - 2
K Collins not out - 6
    Ext (2nb, 1b) 3
    Total 146-9
Ben Jagger 9-3-18-1, Dan Scott 9-2-29-1, Matthew Wear 9-1-32-2, Reece Webb-Foster 3-0-17-0, John Davidson 9-1-26-2, Elliot Stockton 6-0-23-2

TheUpper Airedale Junior Cricket Association

Martin Walker ct S Mahsood 13
Jake Greenbank b J Woodhouse 91
George Heartfield ct O Brooke 18
John Davidson ct O Brooke 2
Lewis Hopkinson not out - 15
Morgan Davies not out - 5
Matthew Wear dnb -  
Dan Scott dnb -  
Ben Jagger dnb -  
Elliot Stockton dnb -  
Reece Webb-Foster dnb -  
    Ext (1lb, 3w) 4
    Total 148-4
H Graham 4-0-22-0, L Edmond 5-0-28-0, S Mahsood 2-0-14-1, R Lacey 2-0-20-0, J Plater 2-0-21-0, O Brooken 3.2-0-20-2, J Woodhouse 3-0-22-2

 The Upper Airedlae JCA

Martin Walker ct Dom Tear Harry Warren 8
Jake Greenbank ct Matthew Gillies Ollie Simenacz 44
George Heartfield not out   93
John Davidson ct Harry Warren Matthew Gillies 18
Lewis Hopkinson b Harry Foster 48
Morgan Davies not out - 0
Dan Scott dnb -  
Elliot Stockton dnb -  
Matthew Wear dnb -  
Will Lawn dnb -  
Ben Jagger dnb - 0
    Ext (8w, 1nb, 3b, 6lb) 18
    Total 229-4
Peter Clark 9-1-43-0, Harry Foster 5-3-12-1, Harry Warren 9-0-44-1, Rob Torrance 8-3-39-0, Ollie Simenacz 4-0-21-1, Tom Hinchcliffe 3-0-11-0, Charlie Stokes 3-0-19-0, Harry Hill 1-0-14-0, Matthew Gillies 3-1-17-1

The Nidderdale Junior Cricket Association

Dom Tear run out   2
Harry Forster lbw Dan Scott 1
Ben Cutts b Matthew Wear 6
Harry Warren ct Morgan Davies Matthew Wear 15
Tom Hinchcliffe b Elliot Stockton 17
Rob Torrance b John Davidson 22
Matthrew Gillies ct Ben Jagger Matthew Wear 25
Harry Hill ct Will Lawn Elliot Stockton 5
Peter Clark ct George Heartfield John Davidson 9
Ollie Simenacz not out - 17
Charlie Stokes not out - 0
    Ext (6b, 25w, 3nb) 34
    Total 153-9
Ben Jagger 8-0-24-0, Dan Scott 9-2-25-1, Matthew Wear 9-0-34-3, George Heartfield 4-0-13-0, John Davidson 9-1-27-2, Elliot Stockton 6-0-24-2
Disappointment [won 1, lost 2]

Our u-15 bowlers performed so well at sunny Earby CC against opponents Aire-Wharfe. The Aire-Wharfe boys were held at 124 all out and left UAJCA with a great chance of reaching the semi-finals. But it wasn't to be as the Aire-Wharfe spinners undermined our batsmen who ended 58 all out.

Results from Tuesday showed that we have all to play for in the YJCF as Sheffield defeated Aire-Wharfe. This means that all four teams have  won one and lost one match. The result was Sheffield 169-6, Aire-Wharfe 105-6. A win today over Aire-Wharfe at Earby CC could possibly see us through to the semi-final, although both Sheffield and Huddersfield have a similar chance. Our high losing score yesterday may well be of great help.

A visit to the vast Broad Oak ground was greeted with wetness but eventually a 35-overs aside match was bathed in sunshine. The Huddersfield innings featured twin brothers who both play for Yorkshire, the elder making 106 not out in a 219-3 tally. Our bowlers toiled well with Isaac Murray [Denholme] the most successful with a brace. With the bat a run-out for skipper Ben Howell [Oakworth] off a no-ball didn't help but a great stand from Isaac and George Sutcliffe [Skipton] not only accumulated but got us up with the run-rate. Isaac scored 25 and George an attacking 56 from only 53 balls. Oakworth' Jack Keighley took up the mantle but steadily lost partners, finishing on 43 in our 178 all out total. It was a defeat but with all to play for tomorrow vs Aire-Wharfe, who have wins over out u-17s 7 u-13s this year.

Win for under-15s

Our boys have started in fine fettle with a rare victory over Sheffield JCA. Our lads posted a very creditable 243-8 with George Sutcliffe [Skipton] and Lewis Hopkinson [Oxenhope] both scoring half-centuries. Our bowling contained the Sheffield batsmen from the off and Ollie Huck [Oakworth] provided the 'bamboozle' and the South Yorkshire lads  finished 30 runs short. More details later..............

Tomorrow sees our lads travel to Broad Oak CC to take on the  reigning Champions Huddersfield. The Postcode for the ground is HD7 5TF

 6th Aug UAJCA    243-8 Sheffield    213-8 won by 30 runs
 7th Aug UAJCA    178 all out Huddersfield 219-3 lost by 41 runs
 8th Aug UAJCA     58 all out Aire-Wharfe 124 all out lost by 66 runs

 The Aire-Wharfe JCA

N Day ct Charlie Shimmin Isaac Murray 13
J Darcy st Lewis Hopkinson Oliver Huck 28
G Malik lbw Matthew Wear 25
C Whitehall st Lewis Hopkinson Oliver Huck 4
H Bolger st Lewis Hopkinson Matthew Wear 5
N Panesar ct Matthew Wear James Baxter 23
H Qureshi st Lewis Hopkinson Matthew Wear 0
H Ogilvie ct Jack Keighley Charlie Shimmin 0
B Reeve b James Baxter 8
N Bulcock not out - 1
S Van Bearke not out - 0
    Ext (8w, 6b, 3lb) 17
    Total 124-9
Isaac Murray 9-1-24-1, Sam Nettleton 8-2-19-0, Charlie Shimmin 8-2-21-1, Oliver Huck 9-2-24-2, Ben Howell 6-0-17-0, Matthew Wear 4-1-10-3, James Baxter 1-1-0-2

The Upper Airedale Junior Cricket Association

Ben Howell b H Qureshi 3
Sam Nettleton ct N Panesar C Whitehall 6
Isaac Murray b C Whitehall 5
Jack Keighley lbw H Bolger 3
Lewis Hopkinson ct C Whitehall N Panesar 23
Luke Hipgrave ct S Van Bearke N Panesar 2
Matthew Wear b B Reeve 2
James Baxter ct H Ogilvie B Reeve 6
Charlie Shimmin ct & b N Panesar 2
Oliver Huck not out - 0
Patrick Lee ct H Bolger B Reeve 1
    Ext (1nb, 3w, 1lb) 5
    Total 58 all out
H Qureshi 5-3-9-1, C Whitehall 4-1-10-2, B Reeve 8.2-4-15-3, H Bolger 5-2-10-1, N Panesar 6-1-13-3
Costly slip gives Aire-Wharfe narrow victory

On an extremely hot and humid day Aire-Wharfe u15s set off at a 7 per over rate as our quicker bowlers toiled in the heat. Mid-innings intervention by Ben Addison (Oxenhope) with 3 wickets and slow bowling from George Sutcliffe (Skipton) and Alex Horsfield (Glusburn) changed the perspective considerably and after dismissal of excellent openers the rate slowed markedly. Aire-Wharfe score did though pick up well towards the end to reach 229-7.

Our innings start was hampered by early loss of Ben Whitfield (Wilsden) but George Sutcliffe (Skipton) and Callum Lockett (U Wharfedale) swifly set the electronics in motion despite the swarm of wasps! After in-form George was caught for 25, Callum and club-mate [Captain] Kyran Clarke continued the rapid assault on three figures before disaster struck. In attempting a second run Callum turned to regain his ground but slipped and was stranded mid-wicket to be run out by the Aire-Wharfe keeper. He had made a classy 34 in only 9 overs. Kyran held things together whilst Izaak Beck (Skipton) put in the big hits to take us well past 100. His loss brought in Luke Hipgrave (Earby) and the momentum was well maintained. The loss of Kyran was a heavy blow but Ben Howell (Settle) helped his partner recoup. We were starting to slip a little behind the rate required and the added pressure told with the loss of Ben. Charlie Shimmin (Haworth WE) partnered Luke well and the Earby lad began to pierce the field and find more and more gaps. The last over was reached with a daunting 16 needed but whilst they did their best we fell 9 short of the Aire-Wharfe target.

But credit the Aire-Wharfe bowlers who tightened their grip and finally saw their team home in a well-conducted and evenly contested match.

So UAJCA completed the tough three matches in three days  programme without a win but oh how well they competed. With a little luck all 3 matches could have been won. A dropped catch at Oakworth, a run out at Earby and a slip and a couple of close decisions at Otley. A positive benefit has been that as many 'senior' year boys were unavailable due to holidays UAJCA blooded a number of u14s and George Sutcliffe, Luke Hipgrave, Charlie Shimmin, Alex Horsfield, Ben Howell and Will Grafton will all be better prepared for 2012 should they be selected.

Huddersfield snatch 1 wcket win at Earby

UAJCA welcomed back Callum Lockett from broken toe injury and he galvanised our batting with a classy 91 before skying a slower ball. Wharfedale team-mate and UAJCA Captain Kyran Clarke shared a brilliant partnership with Callum, making 41. The 178-6 final total looked healthy after a score-line of 32-2 off 20 overs. Our bowlers were magnificent taking out a skillfull Huddersfield top order with Jack Roberts (Glusburn) again the main striker with 4 for 16 from 6 overs. Carl Tetley of Gargrave combined well with Jack to strangle the middle order, his figures 5-1-8-1. Alex Hosrfield (Glusburn) too kept the visitors in check with his lefty chinamen. Ben Whitfield (Wilsden) also bowled with effect at the death. The winning runs came from Huddersfield's Alex Clegg on 28no with a reverse sweep off Ben.

But what a match, a real battle, just going away from us at the close. We are really relishing the match with Aire-Wharfe at Otley CC.

Sheffield centurion takes win from UAJCA

UAJCA u15 Taverners suffered defeat to Sheffield JCA in the first match of the Yorkshire Junior Cricket Festival. Sheffield won the toss and opted to bat. From an excellent start for UAJCA with 4 wickets bagged for 73, a Sheffield middle-order batsman scored 132 to lead his side to 256-7 with 27 from the last over. For UAJCA Jack Roberts of Glusburn took 5 for 39 in his nine overs and the left-arm slow bowling of Ollie Huck (Oakworth) brought him 1-17 off nine overs. UAJCA batting was led by George Sutcliffe (Skipton) with 57. UAJCA were well in contention having a great start at 80 for the first wicket. The last 15 overs saw our innings decline to 172 all out. Fuller report to follow.

Tuesday's match is at Earby vs Huddersfield JCA

 1st Aug UAJCA 172 all out Sheffield     256-7 lost by 84 runs
 2nd Aug UAJCA 178-6 Huddersfield  182-9 lost by 1 wicket
 3rd Aug UAJCA 220-7 Aire-Wharfe  229-7 lost by 9 runs
Team Managers for the under-15 team for 2011 are Stephen Hipgrave (Earby CC) and Simon Howell (Oakworth CC). Contact them as below:

New Taverners' kit revealed

Upper Airedale clothing sponsor Dobson & Robinson have revealed the new kit for our representative teams in 2011. The shirts (pictured) will be supplied by Gunn & Moore.

All teams will receive sweaters, caps (also pictured) and shirts, badged with UAJCA logo, on confirmation of selection for the final squads of 15 after the forthcoming trials.