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2nds suffer 10 wicket home defeat to Sidmouth III

2nds suffer 10 wicket home defeat to Sidmouth III

The 2nd XI slipped to one of their heaviest defeats in many season when beaten by visiting Sidmouth III by a margin of 10 wickets. Having been put in on a day when the rain clouds were hovering over Kensham Park, Paul Nott at Chris Acton opened the innings, but were parted early on when… Continue Reading

Hardy stars with ball, hands and bat in eight wicket win at North Devon

Hardy stars with ball, hands and bat in eight wicket win at North Devon

Dan Hardy is arguably one of the club’s most talented all-round players – apart of course, from the mercurial Gary Chappell. In 2015 Hardy had a typically influential season, but the wheels came off in 2016. So much so that there was very genuine concern that he was potentially moving towards a time when cricket… Continue Reading

BCC junior action at Alphington

BCC junior action at Alphington

Here’s a report from the visit to Alphington from youth cricket supremo Nat Hunt. We took 12 softball players to Alphington CC this morning, which was lucky as the opposition only had 6! We evened things up by lending them 3 of our oldest but newest players who I knew would manage playing on another… Continue Reading

Colts enjoy visit to Sandford

Colts enjoy visit to Sandford

Here’s a report on the BCC colts that travelled to Sandford on May 7 for a fixture: The report comes from colts’ supremo Nat Hunt. We took 13 enthusiastic players to Sandford CC on Sunday 7th May, to play a couple of friendly fixtures. Some of the players had only started training a week or… Continue Reading

Sapiecha’s splendid knock as Sunday XI thrashed by Plymouth South

Sapiecha’s splendid knock as Sunday XI thrashed by Plymouth South

Oh well, it’s just been ONE OF THOSE WEEKENDS at BCC! If the disappointment of Saturday was not enough – and there were some disappointed BCC faithful present to enjoy the sunshine at Kensham Park on Sunday – then the outcome of the first Sunday XI game was a cause of some embarrassment! Plymouth South… Continue Reading

First game back in the top flight ends in disappointment

First game back in the top flight ends in disappointment

The 1st XI suffered a baptism of fire on their return to the top flight of Tolchards Devon league cricket when, without talisman skipper Gary Chappell they fell to a humbling 186-run defeat at Torquay. After winning the toss and inviting the home side to bat, stand-in skipper Ross Acton used seven different bowlers as… Continue Reading

Bunker slams club’s first half-century of season

Bunker slams club’s first half-century of season

Thom Bunker survived a ‘dolly’ of a dropped catch before he had scored and punished the error in terrific style slamming the club’s first half-century of a new season as he plundered 86 off the visiting Exwick attack at Kensham Park. The 2nd XI, chasing 200 to beat Exwick in a warm-up game, powered to… Continue Reading

1st XI beaten in opening friendly at Knightshayes

The opening friendly of the season saw Bradninch beaten by seven wickets at Heathcoat with the home team easing across the winning line with almost half their 45 overs still to face. The evergreen Paul Nott showed more senior batters how to score runs at Knightshayes as he – and Ross Acton (42 off 63… Continue Reading

Under-15s win final game of their campaign

Under-15s win final game of their campaign

The club’s Under-15 indoor cricket team ended their year on a massive high as they recorded their first success in their final outing – defeating Exeter in a final-ball thriller at the Devon Cricket Centre. The Player of the Match was Charlie Piper (then still just 11!).  Young Charlie claimed a hat-trick and was top-scorer… Continue Reading

Narrow defeat for indoor team

The BCC indoor team were agonisingly close to a first win of the season on the second Friday of November when they were beaten by just two runs by Newton St Cyres. Once again young skipper Thom Bunker  – himself playing when he had been advised best not to by his physiotherapist as he continues… Continue Reading