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2nd XI v Whimple – 14th August 2004

NAT DAVEY hit a typically hard-hitting unbeaten 87 at Whimple on Saturday to take the 2nd XI towards a title success of their own. Mind you on this occasion the 2nds actually got one over on their more celebrated compatriots in the 1st XI – they completed their 20 point win with the result of… Continue Reading

2nd XI vs Kilmington – 7th August 2004

The 2nd XI like the 1st also had a ‘must win’ match and pre-match unavailability left them short with Mike Foan, Magnus Bowles and skipper Craig Hawkins all out of contention for places Rob Acton drafted in younger brother Nick Acton and there was also a place for David Stanbury. Luckily the visitors, mid-table Kilmington,… Continue Reading

Bradninch 1st XI v Bideford – 7th August 2004

Massive game….massive result. The 1st XI joined the holiday traffic on the haul up the North Devon Link Road to play Bideford in the ‘game of the season’. Defeat was unthinkable, a losing draw the very least option to take from the game. Pre-match the talk was of a toss that would be vital. ‘Win… Continue Reading

1st XI vs Plymouth – Saturday 5th June 2004

Bradninch, still smarting from the defeat at Shipbroker Park which ended their 38 game unbeaten run, bounced back in fine style with a five-wicket win over bottom club Plymouth. Plymouth were bowled out for 195 after squandering a bright start and were beaten with five overs to spare on the back of an unbeaten 86… Continue Reading

1st XI versus Ipplepen Saturday 19th July 2003

PREDICTABLY UNPREDICTABLE, AS IPPLEPEN PLUMMET An unpredictable track after a week of spurious rain showers, planted the thought of bowling first in the Bradninch minds despite travelling without their regular strike bowler, Joel Murphy, who was taking the opportunity of a weekend off, with the availability of New Zealand pace star Alan Gambles making his… Continue Reading

1st XI versus Stoke Gabriel Saturday 12th July 2003

EARLY DECLARATION, BUT WIN FOILED BY LATE ORDER RALLY Winning the toss and batting on a flat, dry wicket Bradninch set themselves a target of 240 with an early declaration and as Gary Newall was delayed by a hospital appointment, Andy Nichols joined Chris Acton to open the innings. Early caution against the Stoke Gabriel… Continue Reading

1st XI versus Hatherleigh Saturday 5th July 2003

WINNING DRAW AND 15 POINTS FROM HATHERLEIGH HOSPITALITY Bradninch, put in to bat on a warm and overcast day, began cautiously with their regular openers Chris Acton and Gary Newall circumspect as the Hatherleigh attack tried to make an early breakthrough. However, in the fifth over Gary was clean bowled and Tim Piper joined Chris… Continue Reading

1st XI versus Whimple Saturday 28th June 2003

LIGHTNING STRIKE BY ANDY SEALS EIGHTH VICTORY Bradninch lost the toss and were asked to bat on a drying wicket that had been exposed to the previous day’s rain. Confident after chasing 235 to beat Plymouth Civil Service the Saturday before, the batsmen set about their task with relish. Chris Acton and Gary Newall carved… Continue Reading

1st XI vs Plymouth Civil Service – 21st June 2003

Being asked to field first on a high scoring pitch gave Bradninch the chance to control the game and prove they could chase runs on an equitable surface after tea. Not an easy task though as a good batting track, fast outfield and tight boundaries behind each wicket made containment difficult with line and length… Continue Reading

1st XI vs Barnstaple & Pilton – 14th June 2003

Winning the toss for the first time in five weeks, Bradninch elected to field on a hot, humid day presenting Barnstaple with the opportunity to post a target. Intent on attacking from the start, the openers put bat to ball and Bradninch proved up to the task as Chris Acton took a startling catch at… Continue Reading