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Crash-bang-wallop – Ankit ends season with Kensham Park ‘fireworks’…

If the final game of a cricket season — any cricket season — is meant to focus the mind and set up a winter of anticipation about ‘next season’ then the final game of what has been such a short 2020 season for Bradninch Cricket Club certainly ‘did its bit’ in terms of ‘leaving one… Continue Reading

Bails’ Bash 2020 review

Bails’ Bash 2020 review

The 2020 Bails Bash was arguably one of the finest ‘gatherings’ that the Kensham Club & Bradninch Cricket Club has experienced in many, many moons. Quite superbly set up by Paul Nott, with Steve Birley as the competition manager and umpire and Simon Glendinning — as ever — being a top ‘mine host’ with regard… Continue Reading

1st XI v Heathcoat — 5th September 2020

Bradninch lost their Tolchards Devon League Tier One semi-final, beaten by a margin of five wickets by Heathcoat. The contest played at the Knightshayes home of Heathcoat, saw Bradninch skipper Eliot Acton win the toss and opt to bat first. Gary Chappell and Thom Bunker opened the innings, but both fell early — ‘Bunks’ to… Continue Reading

1st XI v Bovey Tracey — 29th August 2020

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2nd XI v Thorverton — 29th August 2020

Bradninch 2nds, not for the first time this season, came within a whisker of getting over the winning line, only to come up — just short! Their final Tier Six East Four outing of this Coronavirus pandemic hit season saw Ninch 2nds make the short trip across to Thorverton II where they went down by… Continue Reading

1st XI v Cullompton — 22nd August 2020

Bradninch completed a season’s Devon League Tier One Premier East double over neighbours Cullompton, defeating them on their own patch by six wickets. On a day when it certainly benefited the team winning the toss and putting the opposition in, Bradninch skipper Eliot Acton asked his opposite number to send his batsmen into action and,… Continue Reading

T20 v Cullompton — 11th August 2020

T20 v Cullompton — 11th August 2020

Gary Chappell gave a master class of T20 batting as Bradninch inflicted a second heavy defeat on neighbours Cullompton in the space of 72 hours, beating them by eight wickets in a T20 Covid Cup tie played at Kensham Park. Cullompton batted first and got off to a flyer thanks to a 15-ball five-boundary 29… Continue Reading

1st XI v Cullompton — 8th August 2020

Farley puts Cully in a spin after fine knocks from Chappell and Pugh Bradninch had too much for neighbours Cullompton as they defeated them by 120 runs when the sides met at Kensham Park in a Devon League Tier One Premier Central game. Cullompton skipper Brendan Parr won the toss and wasted little time in… Continue Reading

1st XI v Exeter — 1st August 2020

Gary Chappell served up a superb all-round shift with a century and four wickets as Bradninch defeated Exeter by 59 runs. Batting first, Chappell and Thom Bunker launched the home innings and they put on 93 before Bunker fell to the first delivery of the 20th over for a 54-ball, three boundary 54. Mitch Pugh… Continue Reading

2nd XI v Clyst St George — 1st August 2020

The club’s 2nd XI went down by 15 runs in their game at Clyst St George 2nds. To be fair to the ‘Ninch’ second string, they did ever so well with a patched together side and, had they not conceded some 30 runs ‘too many’ when the home side batted — the Bohea Field outfit… Continue Reading