The fixtures have been released for the new all-through 2018 Tolchards Devon Cricket League that starts on May 5 and ends on September 1.
Gary Chappell and his men have been handed a mouth-watering start with a home game against champions Bovey Tracey on the first Saturday of May.
The first month of the campaign continues with a trip to Sandford followed by a home game with North Devon and then the Mid Devon derby at Heathcoat on the final Saturday of May.
June begins with a trip to Sidmouth and, the remainder of month two sees back-to-back away matches at Exeter and Exmouth before the month ends at Kensham Park against Plymouth.
July sees the ‘second half’ of the campaign begin with the return against Bovey Tracey – at their place – and that’s followed by a home game with Sandford, a trip to North Devon and the month is completed with the return ‘derby’ with Heathcoat at Kensham Park on July 28.
August begins with a home game against Sidmouth and that is followed by a trip to Hatherleigh before back-to-back home games with first Exeter and then Exmouth.
The campaign ends with a trip to Plymouth on the first Saturday of September. One interesting fact about the new fixtures is that four of the last six games are at home – home comforts to boost a title challenge perhaps?
Bradninch CC 1st XI fixtures 2018
The 2nd XI are tasked with playing in what is effectively Division Seven (F Division East) of the new all-through 2018 Tolchards Devon Cricket League that starts on May 5 and ends on September 1.
The campaign begins with a Mid Devon fixture away at Shobrooke Park II and the first home game will be against Alphington II. The other two May matches are a trip to Upottery II followed by a home game against Honiton II.
June begins with a second successive home game with new opposition in the form of Clyst St George II. That’s followed by the first of the two ‘cross valley derbies’ with the short trip over top Clyst Hydon II.
Next up a home game with Seaton II, followed by a home match against Sidmouth III and the final match in June is on the 30th at Braunton II.
July begins with a home meeting with Shobrooke Park and that is followed by a trip to Alphington, then a home meeting with Upottery followed by a visit to Honiton.
August begins with a trip to Clyst St George and then the return ‘cross valley derby’ with Clyst Hydon and back-to-back trips to Seaton and Sidmouth before, on the last day of the season, it’s a home game against Braunton.
Bradninch CC 2nd XI fixtures 2018
|5||A||Shobrooke Park II|
|2||H||CLYST ST GEORGE|
|9||A||Clyst Hydon II|
|7||H||SHOBROOKE PARK II|
|4||A||Clyst St George II|
|11||H||CLYST HYDON II|