Chaps your lot the A Division – we are the champions!
Despite the soggy end to the game at Hatherleigh on a day when most of the Tolchards A Division games were played to a finish, the net result of it all is that BCC are officially the CHAMPIONS of the second tier and going back to the top table of Devon County League cricket in 2017.
Congratulations to Gary Chappell and his men, not forgetting of course that for much of this glorious season Tim Piper led the side.
There remains some small matters of business – getting the skipper past the magical 1,000 league runs in a season. ‘Chaps’ missed the Hatherleigh washout as he was at a wedding and so has two more games to get the 72 runs he needs whilst in the bowling stakes, after a wicket each for Cam Suidgeest and Ross Acton at Hatherleigh, the race to be 1st XI leading wicket taker sees Suidgeest have 31 wickets with both Acton and skipper Chappell on 25.
The A Division table with two games to go shows Chaps men holding a 45 point lead over second plated Paignton who are now locked in a tussle with Budleigh to see which team will visit Kensham Park in a Premier Division game in 2017.