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Opening day double disappointment

The opening day of the 2010 Francis Clark season can only be described in a single word – ‘disastrous’ – after the 1st XI managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory – not once, but twice, against visiting Braunton, and the 2nd XI slumped to a big run defeat at Hatherleigh. The 1st… Continue Reading

‘Marvellous Murray’ makes himself at home

You just sensed it when you saw this new guy bat the first time that a maiden ton would not be far off and he did not disappoint, smacking the magical three-figure score – an unbeaten one too – in his very first game on the Kensham Park pitch. Mind you he got a good… Continue Reading

Acton pair hit half-centuries at Braunton

The North Devon League side lost for the first time this new season when they went down by 25 runs at Braunton. The home side who provide the Bradninch Devon League 1st XI with their first opposition of a new Francis Clark County League next Saturday, batted first and posted a respectable 235-8. Young Barney… Continue Reading

Murray hits half-century on home debut

Champions toppled If the first two outings are anything to go by then Australian Haydn Murray is going to a big hit with the home faithful at Kensham Park this season. The Aussie, who had stroked a faultless 74 at Sandford the previous day, cruised past a debut home ground half-century, finally being dismissed for… Continue Reading

Haydn makes a fine start

HAYDN Murray made a match-winning start to his life with Bradninch Cricket Club striking an imperious run-a-ball half-century in the game at Sandford. The Australian was making his debut for the side in their opening North Devon League game against Mid Devon rivals Sandford. Murray went on to top-score with 74 in total of 227-7.… Continue Reading

Sunday side suffer title bid blow

The Sunday 1st XI suffered a second successive defeat in their North Devon Holiday Homes League programme as they went down by 18 runs at Bideford. In recent seasons the team that ultimately wins the North Devon League loses no more than two games in a playing season and so already, two games in, there… Continue Reading

Final game defeat – irony with visitors’ victory

There was an inglorious finish to what has certainly been a season of high achievement at Kensham Park in the 2008 season as the Sunday 1st XI lost their title-deciding encounter with Sandford by a margin of 83 runs. The four points they picked up in defeat saw them drop a place to finish 3rd… Continue Reading

Double NDL victories

The destination of the top honour in the North Devon Cricket League is going to be away from its North Devon home for only the second time in the 24 years of the competition’s existence. This comes at the completion of week 23 fixtures. The penultimate weekend of the 2008 campaign saw North Devon miss… Continue Reading

Glorious campaigns over

The final game of the 2008 season proved to be as dramatic as it could possibly have been with the 1st XI going into the game at Barton knowing that in order to be crowned champions of the A Division they needed to bank TWO more points than Bovey Tracey would in their match at… Continue Reading