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A look back in time – Witchampton away on the 1984 tour

Today, we turn the clock back to August 2, 1984 and a Bradninch CC fixture away at Witchampton. The match took place during the club’s 1984 Tour. Batting first in a 40-over match, Bill Wells and Jonathan McKinnel opened the Bradninch innings and they put on 12 before Wells was caught Clark, bowled Tubbs for… Continue Reading

Re-visiting Saturday June 20th action

The last time that Bradninch CC teams took to the pitch for Saturday, June 20 action was back in the 2015 season when both XIs suffered defeats. The 1st XI went down by one wicket away at Cornwood while the 2nd XI succumbed to a 54-run defeat at home to Sidmouth III. Down at Cornwood,… Continue Reading

Re-visiting match day 6 games

Today June 6, should have seen our 1st and 2nd XI in Tolchards Devon League action. However, owing to the Coronavirus pandemic there remains no cricket! The last time we played on this date was back in the 2015 season when the 1st XI losing at home to Barton and the 2nds going down at… Continue Reading

Re-visiting match day 5 games

This coming Saturday (May 30) should have been matchday five of the 2020 Tolchards Devon League season. However, there’s no cricket possible before, at the earliest, July 1 and so we have decided to ‘compensate’ for the lack of cricket with a look back at recent matchday five action for the two Bradninch XIs. Matchday… Continue Reading

Re-visiting match day 3 from the past 10 seasons

Tomorrow (May 16) ought to have seen both Bradninch XIs in Tolchards Devon League action. As we have no cricket to report, we have taken a look back at the archives courtesy of ‘play cricket’ and here we bring you news of how both Bradninch senior XIs have got on on match day three of… Continue Reading

Re-visiting match day 2 over the last 7 seasons

We have taken a look back on ‘play cricket’ to see how Bradninch 1st and 2nd XI got on on match day two of each of the past seven seasons — here’s what we have… 2019 — We have already covered this and you’ll find it further down our FB feed. 2018 — Saturday May… Continue Reading

What was happening a year ago for the BCC teams?

On the second Saturday of May (2019)… The 1st XI entertained Bideford, Littleham & Westward Ho! on Saturday, May 11 and it was a match that was totally dominated by Gary Chappell who hit a century and then claimed three wickets as Bradninch recorded a 142 run success. ‘Chaps’ hit 15 fours and nine sixes… Continue Reading

Re-visiting ‘A’ Division match day 2 from the 2003 and 2004 seasons

As we approach what would have been match day two of the 2020 Tolchards Devon League ‘A’ Division season we are taking you back in time to match day two of both the 2003 and 2004 seasons. Before we get to that let’s bring you match day one of each year. 2003 Saturday, May 3;… Continue Reading

1983 — ‘Blast from the past’

It’s back to 1983 for our latest ‘Blast from the Past’ feature — relive the 51-game season and check out just how many touring sides visited Kensham Park in those days… The first run of the 1983 cricket season was scored by Jim Foat who bagged a single off the third delivery of an April… Continue Reading

Re-visiting the 1998 season

For today’s ‘blast from the past offering’ we return to 1998… The opening game of the 1998 season was a Devon League B Division meeting with Stoke Gabriel that was played in South Devon on May 2. Andy Nicholls and Derrick Foan launched the new league term with Nicholls scoring a single off the very… Continue Reading