Established 1891


Fernie announces his return in style

The weather intervened for the second successive week to dampen things for the 1st XI who, unlike the previous weekend when they were hoping for rain, were this time thwarted in what looked a winning cause at Plymouth. The Bradninch total of 195 for seven from 50-overs was underpinned by a splendid knock of 68… Continue Reading

Pain with the rain after half centuries from pair

Bradninch 2nd XI were left rueing rain intervention with their home match against Stoke Gabriel II finely poised. Batting first, Bradninch were led to an imposing 240-5 by a pair of excellent innings and interestingly both Billy Wakeley and Lukas Fencl struck half centuries off 38 deliveries! Chairman Derrick Foan and Andy Nicholls opened the… Continue Reading

Cup heartache at home

Bradninch slipped out of the Devon Senior Cup, beaten by 25 runs by Sidmouth. The visitors may well have departed with a place in the next round – and their all-round display probably merited that spot. However they also left behind them a great deal of disquiet about their collective behaviour during the latter part… Continue Reading

Under 13s’ first win

Captain Cool after bright Biss! Bradninch Under-13s were able to celebrate their first success of the season when they defeated visiting Countess Wear in a nail-biting Bradleys East Devon Youth League game. After a splendid unbeaten 17 from number three bat Jordan Biss had under-pinned what looked like a well below par total of 56,… Continue Reading

1st XI vs Sidmouth – 16th June 2012

Soggy June Saturday ends with unlikely seven point haul On a horrible day better suited to aquatic sports – though probably too windy for dinghy racing – the Kensham Park faithful shivered whilst they watched another abjectly bad batting display with a 63 all out total saved from complete embarrassment by a splendidly resilient knock… Continue Reading

2nd XI vs Braunton – 9th June 2012

A first defeat of the Francis Clark 2nd XI A Division season was certainly harsh on the Bradninch 2nd XI and particularly tough for skipper Rob Acton and Bill Leathes to swallow. The skipper had burned the midnight oil trying to clip together an XI to travel to Braunton to see if the team’s unbeaten… Continue Reading

1st XI vs North Devon – 9th June 2012

Bradninch served up a below-par performance with both bat and ball in an eminently forgettable afternoon at Kensham Park as they succumbed to visiting North Devon to the tune of a 196 run defeat. Match day six of the Francis Clark Devon League season saw the home bowling savaged by two players in particular. One… Continue Reading

Golding in Devon Lions match with Cardiff

The 1st XI’s Matt Golding was in action on the first Sunday of June for the Devon Lions against Cardiff MCCU at Torquay in a 50-over game. The teenager was not called upon to bowl until the fifth change, but he wasted no time in getting rid of the Welsh side’s second highest scorer, clean… Continue Reading

Player-coach leads from the front in Budleigh triumph

A glorious knock from stand-in opener Paul Tweddle (opening in light of the absence of the suspended Ross Acton), who struck a 67-delivery 84 that included thirteen 4s and two 6s, saw Bradninch to a win at Budleigh Salterton where the team were 173-3 after 28 overs chasing down with consummate ease the hosts offering… Continue Reading

U13s edged out at Kentisbeare

Bradninch Under-13s were edged out in a real thriller at Kentisbeare, beaten by two wickets in the final over of the contest. Home skipper Tom Bunker won the toss and invited Bradninch to bat. Audie Campbell opened with Matt Leaney and cut the second delivery of the game for two but was then bowled. Matt… Continue Reading