Established 1891

Pre-season schedule now updated and confirmed

The 2015 pre-season schedule is now complete. The 1st XI have two attractive fixtures with trips to Exmouth (April 11) and Exeter (April 25) before their opening league game at Kensham Park on Saturday May 2nd when  Bideford present the first of an 18-match Francis Clark Devon league A Division season.

Saturday, April 18, is set aside to be a CLUB TRAINING DAY when the entire 1st and 2nd XI squads, it is hoped, will be on duty for a training day that will involve some pre-season work with bat and ball, a little fitness work and then plenty of post match bonding – perhaps with some skittles, darts and pool in the clubhouse!

The 2nd XI warm-up period includes FIVE matches – though it is anticipated that some of them may be turned into club XI fixtures. That will not apply when the senior side are playing so Saturday April 11 and Saturday April 25 are bona-fida 2nd XI matches. We have told Chudleigh (who were looking for a 1st XI fixture) that we will be fielding a mixed XI for the April 18 warm-up.

This year’s warm-up period looks to be one of the busiest in recent seasons. However, that does reflect the playing strength this season and the fact that we clearly have greater numbers this season that for a ,long time!

Bradninch Cricket Club 1st XI pre-season programme

  Venue Opposition Start time
Saturday April 11 AWAY Exmouth 1pm
Saturday April 18 HOME Club training day  
Saturday April 25 AWAY Exeter 12.30pm
Saturday May 2 HOME BIDEFORD 1st league game

Bradninch Cricket Club 2nd XI pre-season programme

  Venue Opposition Start time
Saturday April 11

Sunday April 12 AWAY Ashbrittle 1.00pm (40 over)
Saturday April 18 HOME Club training day  
Sunday April 19 HOME Chudleigh XI 1.30pm (40 over)
Saturday April 25 HOME Civil Service 1.30pm (40 over)
Sunday April 26 HOME Newton St Cyres 1.30pm (40 over)
Saturday May 2 AWAY Bideford II 1st league game