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SIMON BAILEY ‘BAILS’ – an update

SIMON BAILEY ‘BAILS’ – an update

We have an update on the ‘state of play’ with regard to our very, very, dear friend and club mate Simon. The update comes from Paul Nott who says: “Simon remains in a very poor condition. Sadly, it’s an on-going condition from which he will never get any better and it is highly improbable that… Continue Reading

Race Night – Saturday 19th August

Race Night – Saturday 19th August

There’s a RACE NIGHT being held at the Kensham Club on SATURDAY, August 19 – that day the 1st XI are at home to Paignton and the 2nds are ‘across the valley’ at Clyst Hydon 2nds. As this is the final major event during the cricket season it is hoped that as many cricketers as can will… Continue Reading

Ninch ladies set for bright future

Ninch ladies set for bright future

The 2017 season – as well as being remembered for the club playing back in the top flight of the Devon County League – will also be fondly remembered for it seeing the reincarnation of ladies’ cricket at Kensham Park. There was ‘serious’ ladies’ cricket back in the early 1990s, but this year, thanks to… Continue Reading

Match day 13 of league season is a washout

Match day 13 of the Tolchards Devon League was a washout with only one 1st XI and one 2nd XI match completed across the entire league! Those fixtures were the ones played at Hatherlegh (1st XI) and Braunton (2nd XI). The Ninch 1st XI did not see a ball bowled in their scheduled match at… Continue Reading

Chat with Matt Foster

Chat with Matt Foster

We have had a chat with our popular Aussie – now an honorary Ninchian – Matt Foster. We did the chat after that stunning knock of his at Sidmouth. First up, we asked Matt: “Saturday’s innings was described by Chaps as ‘one of the best he has seen’, which is high praise from someone considered… Continue Reading

Foster enters ‘Ninch cricketing folklore

Foster enters ‘Ninch cricketing folklore

Aussie Matt Foster wrote himself into Ninch cricketing folklore with a stunning individual performance with the bat at Sidmouth on the third Saturday of July. ‘Fozzie’ came to the wicket at the Fortfield having seen skipper Gary Chappell (4) and Rory Thomas (0) both sent back to the pavilion and, as the Aussie trooped out… Continue Reading

A chat with 1st XI skipper Gary Chappell

With it being the halfway stage of the Tolchards Devon League season we figured it an opportune time to catch up with ‘Ninch skipper Gary Chappell and pick his brains with regard to the ‘Ninch season so far. First up we asked: 1. What is the skipper’s overview of the first half of the season?… Continue Reading

Club gets terrific markings on ground and playing matters

The halfway stage of the Tolchards Devon League campaign has seen the release of the marks afforded to Premier Division teams for the conditions of their grounds after eight matches this term – and also the way the team ‘behaves’ and, we are delighted to announce, Ninch sit highly placed in both categories – so… Continue Reading

The BIG INTERVIEW – a chat with the skipper

We caught up with skipper Gary Chapell who is away on holiday (yes, we did suggest leaving the chat to allow him to have a ‘break’, but typical of Gary he said he was more than happy to answer the questions. So, first up, we asked Gary what his pre-match feeling was going into the… Continue Reading