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Bradninch ladies win well at Sidmouth

Bradninch ladies win well at Sidmouth

Bradninch Ladies’ captain Megan Acton took her team of 9 to Sidmouth’s Fortfield ground on Friday night, and left with the team’s greatest victory to date, writes Bryn Jones. In the short life of the Ladies’ team so far, Bradninch have sparked up a good rivalry with Sidmouth. In BCC’s very first outing – the… Continue Reading

Touring Hagley beaten by strong home side in T20 mode

Midweek XI vs Hagley – 8th August 2017 Visitors Hagley CC, on tour from Worcestershire, were met with a very strong BCC side indeed, writes Bryn Jones. There were some very notable names on the team sheet, including several regular first teamers, the likes of club captain Gary Chappell and former captain Tim Piper had… Continue Reading

Youngsters impress in Under-8s/10s meeting with Kenn

The Bradninch Under-8s and Under-10s were in action against Kenn on a damp early August evening. Here’s ‘Ninch youth cricket supremo Nat Hunt’s take on events. “It was certainly not my favourite weather for a game of cricket, but we managed to get a game on anyway. Kenn were eager and a fair bit older so… Continue Reading

Rain brings early end to 1st XI meeting with North Devon

The penultimate Saturday of July – also match 12 and the arrival of the two-thirds mark of the Tolchards Drinks Devon League season, was a washout and both Bradninch XIs managed starts in their respective games, but both, like 80 per cent of the league fixtures on the day, failed to get far enough to… Continue Reading

Precious points for the 2nds in the rain at Newton Poppleford

The 2nd XI, not for the first time this term, travelled two players light to Newton Poppleford and, upon arrival at Newton Poppleford, for the game against Sidmouth III, regular umpire Ollie Hardy donned whites to assist the Ninch cause. Skipper Bryn Jones won the toss at and opted to bat first against hosts Sidmouth… Continue Reading

T20 vs Exmouth – 16th July 2017

Bradninch were cruelly denied a victory in their Servicemaster Clean Devon T20 Finals Day semi-final when they lost to Exmouth by a margin of just three runs. Exmouth batted first and a terrific all-round effort with the ball restricted the Maer men to a total of 141-9 from their 20 overs. In terms of wicket-taking… Continue Reading

1st XI vs Sidmouth – 15th July 2017

1st XI vs Sidmouth – 15th July 2017

A stunning century – almost double century – from Australian all-rounder Matt Foster could not prevent Ninch from suffering a second successive Tolchards Devon league Premier Division defeat. Foster – or ‘Fozzie’ as he is more affectionately known, arrived at the wicket at the Fortfield home of the Devon League champions Sidmouth, with his side… Continue Reading

2nd XI vs Thorverton – 15th July 2017

2nd XI vs Thorverton – 15th July 2017

Bradninch 2nd XI produced arguably their collective best performance of this – and many recent –seasons as they saw off visiting Thorverton II in some style at Kensham Park. It comes as no surprise that, with the strongest 2nd XI fielded to date this term, the side – skippered by Paul Nott – brushed aside… Continue Reading

Chappell and Acton bag four wicket hauls as 1st XI march on

Bradninch moved ever closer to the top spot in the Tolchards Devon League Premier Division after a three-wicket win in a low-scoring affair at Heathcoat coupled with news of a second defeat of the season for leaders Bovey Tracey – beaten at second in the table Exmouth. There were stand-out individual heroics in a hard-earned… Continue Reading

Skipper Nott top scores as 2nds go down at home

The Ninch 2nd XI took a heavy beating when they entertained Shobrooke Park II at a sun-kissed Kensham Park Skipper Paul Nott won the toss and invited the visitors to bat first. Max Cooper – from the tennis court end – and Ryan Shrewsberry – from the roller end, took the new ball, but neither… Continue Reading