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Re-visiting the 2nd XI of 1983

Continuing our look at ‘old score books’ — today we feature the BCC 2nd XI of 1983 – look out for top shifts from Roy Nott, Roger Miles, John Wykes and Del French. The first game of the Bradninch CC 2nd XI in the 1983 season saw the second XI travel to Whitchurch on May… Continue Reading

Re-visiting the 1984 Summer Tour

Bored with the Covid-19 lockdown? Missing cricket — after all, we ought to be one match into the 2020 cricket campaign pre-season, and, from Easter Saturday, we would have been just 21 days away from the opening game of a new Tolchards Devon League season… Well, to ease the boredom, we have been looking at… Continue Reading

1984 – the tour season

Continuing our delve into the BCC archives  – another blast from the past……. 1984 saw a splendid BCC tour that took in matches against LANGLEY MOOR, FLAMINGOE, HYDE, WITCHAMPTON and CRAMBOURNE. The touring party comprised: William Wells (captain), Mike Foan, John McKinnel, Del French, Simon Steer, Keith Walker, Kevin Walker, Roger Miles, Mark Stanbury, Chris… Continue Reading

1984 – the full season

SEASON 1984 Matches Played  51;   Wins 24;  Draws 13;  Losses 14; Abandoned matches 3. In 1984 we enjoyed a stunning JUNE during which time the 1st XI won ELEVEN successive matches between June 16 and June 30. 1984 was also the year that a Captain’s XI took on a Chairman’s XI; for the record the… Continue Reading

1982 – game by game plus averages

1982 – the season game by game. There were 49 matches played from April 24 through to September 18 in 1982. There was also a 4-game tour in late July to Gloucestershire. There are two games marked (*), and these were 18 8-ball over cup ties. Date Opposition Result BCC Opp April 24 A Babbacombe… Continue Reading

1982 – what a good year that was for BCC

1982 – The year of a seven-wicket haul for Charles Low; Gary Newall hits two centuries; Paul Nott is run out on 98; John McKinnel hits 155 in a Culm Valley derby match at Cullompton; The Notts (Roy and son Paul) open the bowling at Alphington and send down 24 overs for just 42 runs;… Continue Reading

In Years Gone By – 1986

The 1986 season saw the Club competing in The Devon Cricket League ‘D’ Division, but it was not to be a particularly good year for the side. Of the eighteen fixtures played, eight were outright wins, three ended in losing draws, five as outright defeats and two fixtures were weather ruined. One of those, at… Continue Reading

In Years Gone By – 1981

The 1981 season was anything but glorious. Indeed during the season not once but TWICE the 1st XI scorecard read ‘highest scorer – extras’, the side’s season in The North East Devon League got off to the worst possible start, a six match losing run! The season though began with a win, in the 18… Continue Reading