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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

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