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Actons steer Sunday XI to victory

The Sunday XI secured a third North Devon League top-flight win of the season with an excellent all-round display. It was skipper Eliot Acton who led from the front, batting at number five, the teenager struck his side’s top score of 83 and added 79 for the sixth wicket with his Uncle Rob Acton who… Continue Reading

Gary’s a gr-eight Chap

Gary Chappell served up the spell of his young cricketing life to date by taking all but two of hosts Budleigh Salterton’s wickets as the 1st XI totally outplayed the Ottermouth men to claim a seven wicket success. The early stages of the contest gave no indication of what was to come as the home… Continue Reading

Bailey becomes third Bradninch hat-trick man

Bradninch 2nd XI were denied by the weather in a rain affected game at home to Budleigh. In conditions more suited to surfing than the artful sport of leather upon the willow, visitors Budleigh were invited to bat and laboured to a close of 122-9. The star of the home show was Simon Bailey who… Continue Reading

Batting disappointment as 1st XI lose to Sidmouth

Bradninch were well beaten by champions Sidmouth despite, at one stage looking well set to present the visitors with a challenging run chase. The Kensham Park side were 104-4 with 19 overs remaining but slumped to 160 all out, knocked off for the loss of five wickets by Sidmouth. It had all seemed so much… Continue Reading

Nicholls bags 4 wickets in honourable winning draw

Bradninch 2nd XI returned from a visit to Plymouth with a winning draw after being denied victory by the hosts’ tail-end Charlies. Rob Acton was in great touch as he underpinned a total of 191-6 with a top score of 77 and there was a delightful contribution of 35 not out from Syed Hussain. What… Continue Reading

International Rescue beats Paignton at home

There was very much an international flavour to the first Bradninch 1st XI win of the new Francis Clark Devon League Premier Division season as they claimed an eight run win at Paignton. The story of the game was much about contributions from an Englishman, an Australian and a pair of South Africans. Skipper Ross… Continue Reading

Leathes shines in 2nd XI slip

The 2nd XI slipped to a disappointing defeat at home against Barton II who bowled the hosts out for 62 and knocked them off for the loss of just three wickets. It must be recorded that the side were well below usual strength as a number of players had been required to help boost numbers… Continue Reading

Acton leads success against Axemen

A second hat-trick of the season for Bradninch Skipper Ross Acton was the star of the show as Bradninch booked a Devon Senior Cup 2nd Round home tie with Torquay on Sunday June 13th thanks to an eight wicket win at Axminster. The Cloakham Lawn hosts were put in and bowled out half way through… Continue Reading

Gary is the main chap in 1st XI winning draw at Plympton

Gary Chappell was the stand-out star of the show for the Bradninch 1st XI as the previous week’s opening day disappointment at home to Braunton was quickly forgotten. The side returned from Plympton with the greater share of the points from a winning draw. Max Fernie once again looked impressive with the bat as he… Continue Reading

Handy Andy so dandy with a hat-trick and top score

Andy Nicholls rolled back the years to deliver a match-winning individual performance for the 2nd XI in a five wicket win over South Devon 2nds at Kensham Park. The evergreen Nicholls took 6-40 including a hat-trick to polish off the visitors’ innings on 130. Mark Perrott helped out with a brace of wickets and then… Continue Reading