Established 1891

2nd XI end of season report

2018 – The year the second team bagged promotion out of the Tolchards Devon League F Division East
Here’s our game-by-game guide to a promotion season for the Bradninch 2nd XI showing, in each game, the top batters and bowlers.

Matchday 1 – May 5 (A v Shobrooke Park)
Bradninch 138-8 (C Carthew 35, D Foan 31, W Birley 26); Shobrooke Park 86-9 (W Birley 4-5, C Carthew 2-8, L Reed 2-18). Bradninch WON by 52 runs.
Matchday 2 – May 12 NO FIXTURE as Alphington had withdrawn at start of season
Matchday 3 – May 19 (A Upottery)
Upottery 248-3 (R Shrewsberry 2-42, A Dunlavey 1-29), Bradninch 113ao (C Dean 25no, P Nott 16, Rob Acton 15). Bradninch LOST by 135 runs.
Matchday 4 – May 26 (H Honiton)
Honiton 171-6 (W Birley 2-40, C Acton 1-2 from 8 overs), Bradninch 174-3 (C Acton 83, P Nott 64). Bradninch WON by 7 wkts.
Matchday 5 – June 2 (H Clyst St George)
Clyst St George 215-7 (W Birley 2-25, C Dean 2-31, C Acton 1-12 from 8 overs); Bradninch 216-6 (W Birley 70, C Acton 48, Rob Acton 31); Bradninch WON by 4 wkts.
Matchday 6 – June 9 (A Clyst Hydon)
Clyst Hydon 111ao (T Bunker 4-19, Rob Acton 3-23, L Reed 2-24); Bradninch 117-1 (K Burns 46, T Bunker 32no, W Birley 30no). Bradninch WON by 9 wkts.
Matchday 7 – June 16 (H Seaton)
Bradninch 324-7 (Ross Acton 140, T Bunker 81, W Birley 39); Seaton 163ao (W Birley 2-10, T Bunker 2-15, Rob Acton 2-20, B Jones 2-25). Bradninch WON by 161 runs.
Matchday 8 – June 23 (H Sidmouth 3rds)
Bradninch 259-4 (C Acton 101, W Squire 56, Ross Acton 52); Sidmouth III 237ao (W Birley 3-28, Ross Acton 2-24, T Bunker 1-20). Bradninch WIN by 22 runs.
Matchday 9 – June 30 ( A Braunton)
Bradninch 292-5 (W Squire 76, C Carthew 60, P Nott 57); Braunton 153ao (K Nessling 3-35, W Birley 3-42, C Dean 2-11). Bradninch WON by 139 runs.
Matchday 10 – July 7 (H Shobrooke Park)
Shobrooke Park 126-8 (M Cooper 2-7, K Nessling 2-19, Rob Acton 2-20); Bradninch 128-2 (T Bunker 52, P Nott 30, W Birley 25). Bradninch WON by 8 wkts.
Matchday 11 – July 14 NO FIXTURE as Alphington had withdrawn at start of season
Matchday 12 – July 21 (H Upottery)
Upottery 188ao (C Acton 3-16, R Shrewsberry 3-27, W Birley 2-33); Bradninch 189-6 (C Acton 75, R Shrewsberry 40, W Birley 30). Bradninch WON by 4 wkts.
Matchday 13 – July 28 (A Honiton)
Bradninch 213-6 (C Carthew 97, P Nott 30, W Grieg 19); Honiton 216-5 (W Birley 2-55, W Greig 1-41, Rob Acton 1-52). Bradninch LOST by 5 wkts
Matchday 14 – August 4 (A Clyst St George)
Clyst St George 177-8 (W Birley 3-32, W Squire 2-28, C Sheen 1-16); Bradninch 178-7 (C Sheen 32, W Greig 31, P Nott 21). Bradninch WON by 3wkts.
Matchday 15 – August 11 (H Clyst Hydon) NO PLAY OWING TO RAIN
Matchday 16 – August 18 (A Seaton)
Bradninch 244-5 (W Greig 54, P Nott 52, T Bunker 30, W Birley 30); Seaton 219-5 (W Birley 3-46, Rob Acton 1-32, W Greig 1-53). Bradninch WON by 25 runs.
Matchday 17 – August 25 (A Sidmouth III)
Sidmouth 218-7 (W Birley 2-14, M Cooper 1-20, C Acton 1-30), Bradninch 200ao (W Grieg 53, Rob Acton 51, W Squire 41). Bradninch LOST by 18 runs.
Matchday 18 – September 1 (H v Braunton)
Walkover as Braunton conceded the match being unable to raise an eleven

2nd XI 2018 battling ROLL of HONOUR

Top 3 runs scorers:
1. Chris Acton 355
2. Will Birley 323
3. Paul Nott 302

Top 3 averages
1. Chris Acton 59.17
2. Will Squire 59.00
3. Will Greig 52.33

Top 3 individual scores
1. Ross Acton 140
2. Chris Acton 101
3. Connor Carthew 97no

BCC 2nd XI League batting end of season averages
                    P Ins NO Runs highest     average
Chris Acton 6 6 0 355 101 59.17
Will Birley 14 13 2 323 70 29.36
Paul Nott 14 12 1 302 64 27.45
Ross Acton 3 3 0 192 140 64.00
Thom Bunker 7 7 1 230 81 38.33
Connor Carthew 10 9 3 212 97* 35.33
Will Squire 5 5 2 177 76* 59.0
Will Greig 5 4 1 157 54* 52.33
Derrick Foan 6 4 2 71 31* 35.50
Robert Acton 13 4 1 114 51 22.66
Tom Porter 6 6 2 59 27 14.75
Ryan Shrewsberry 7 5 0 50 40 10.00
Alex Dunlavey 9 5 3 37 14* 18.50
Christopher Dean 10 3 2 27 25* 27.00
Liam Reed 11 4 2 15 11 7.50

2nd XI 2018 bowling ROLL of HONOUR
Top 3 wicket takers
1. Will Birley 29
2. Rob Acton 13
3. Chris Acton 9

Top 3 economies
1. Chris Acton 2.77
2. Alex Dunlavey 4.00
3. Thom Bunker 4.32

Top 3 averages
1. Will Birley 13.62
2. Chris Acton 14.44
3. Max Cooper 15.25

Top 3 ‘best returns’
1. Will Birley 4-5
2. Thom Bunker 4-19
3. Chris Acton 3-16

BCC 2nd XI League bowling end of season averages

                Overs     Runs   Best    Economy    Average
Will Birley 86.0 395 29 4/5 4.59 13.62
Robert Acton 83.4 401 13 3/23 4.76 30.00
Chris Acton 47.0 130 9 3/16 2.77 14.44
Thom Bunker 35.4 154 7 4/19 4.32 22.00
Alex Dunlavey 35.0 140 3 1/10 4.00 46.67
Ryan Shrewsberry 34.0 166 5 3/27 4.88 33.20
Will Greig 34.0 176 4 1/13 5.18 44.00
Liam Reed 33.0 153 5 2/18 4.64 30.60
Kalann Nessling 29.0 126 6 3/35 4.34 21.00
Will Squire 28.0 156 3 2/28 5.57 52.00
Ross Acton 18.5 85 5 2/20 4.51 17.00
Max Cooper 12.2 61 4 2/7 4.95 15.25
Christopher Dean 9.2 48 4 2/11 5.14 12.00

BCC 2nd XI League catching
Paul Nott 6; Chris Acton and Liam Reed 5; Thom Bunker 4; Connor Carthew*, Will Birley, Rob Acton, Kalann Nessling and Tom Porter 3; Bryn Jones* 2, Chris Dean* 1
(* denotes wicket keeping with Connor holding five wearing the gloves and both Bryn and Chris held two).