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Under-13s enjoy action at Axminster

The club’s Under-13s were in midweek action at Axminster. Here’s the match report from team manager, and colts’ coach Chris Piper. Bradninch Under-13s did very well against a far more experienced and older Axminster side. This was our first outing this season and the team came together well under the mature captaincy of James Harris.… Continue Reading

Hardy and Dean see Sunday XI to Topsham success

Hardy and Dean see Sunday XI to Topsham success

The Sunday XI won their first ever game in the South Devon League when they defeated Topsham St James by 26 runs in a thrilling game at the Bonfire Field home of the Tops. Skipper Will Birley, won the toss, opted to bat and put on 92 for the first wicket with Ryan Shrewsberry. Birley… Continue Reading

Under-10s net 25-run win at Whimple

The U10s and U8s both travelled to Whimple CC this morning for their first games of the season, and for many it was their first ever club game. The sun was shining and spirits were high. Not all of the U10s knew each other, so that was their first battle but they quickly became acquainted… Continue Reading

Two from two after Will takes five

It’s two wins from two A Division games for Tim Piper and the 1st XI after a comprehensive six wicket win at Budleigh Salterton. The home side batted first and could not cope with Will Squire who finished with a fivefer – returning figures of 5-30 and Aussie pace man Cameron Suidgeest claimed 2-18 as… Continue Reading

2nds beaten at home by Upottery

2nds beaten at home by Upottery

The 2nd XI were beaten by 48 runs by Upottery II in a Kensham Park contest that was arguably decided by two key factor. ONE – the home side served up a whopping 35 wides and TWO – all the top order batsmen effectively ‘got themselves out’. Another huge contributing factor was that talisman skipper… Continue Reading

Acton leads by example as 2nds open with Seaton success

The 2nd XI made a winning start to their B Division East campaign, winning by five wickets at Seaton with 47 balls to spare. Seaton batted first and closed out on 204-7. The Ninch effort was dealt a blow in the fifth over when Alex Dunlavey, who had already seen an end to one of… Continue Reading

Opening day win – thanks to Chaps and co!

Opening day win – thanks to Chaps and co!

Gary Chappell marked his return to Kensham Park in Bradninch colours with a match-winning contribution with ball and then bat. First up ‘Chaps’ delivered a stunning two-spell session with the ball that saw him return figures of four wickets for seven runs in seven overs as Lewdown were bowled out for 113 in 32 overs.… Continue Reading

Piper calls the tune as Bovey are beaten in warm-up game

Piper calls the tune as Bovey are beaten in warm-up game

A superb unbeaten 79 from skipper Tim Piper and a trade-mark opening bowling burst from Ross Acton saw the 1st XI to a 13-run win in their one and only pre-season warm-up game at Bovey Tracey on the final Saturday of April. A feature of the contest was that, at one stage during the action, the… Continue Reading

Thom Bunker shines on BCC debut

Thom Bunker shines on BCC debut

Thom Bunker wasted no time in his registering the first of what will surely be 100s of big scores in a Bradninch kit when he hit 77 in an opening day 34-run defeat for the club 2nd XI at Ashbrittle. It was a day of ‘firsts’ for club members: Australian Cameron Suidgeest made his BCC debut… Continue Reading

Indoor team beaten by Exeter in KO Cup 1st Round tie

Indoor team beaten by Exeter in KO Cup 1st Round tie

The BCC indoor team were well beaten when they met Division One Exeter in an Exeter Indoor League KO Cup 1st round tie at the Devon Cricket Centre. Playing a man light after the non-appearance of one of the regular team members, Bradninch fielded first and were put to the sword by England deaf player… Continue Reading