Bramhall 2nd XI v Brooklands 7/7/18

Andrew Reynolds Senior Match Reports

The summer of wonders continues – another sunny Saturday, and England in the quarter finals of the world cup! With an earlier start agreed to allow the players to watch the second half of the football, Bramhall – like England – were looking to win again. I doubt that Gareth Southgate has the same availability issues to deal with as …

Bramhall 1st XI at Grappenhall 7/7/18

Andrew Reynolds Senior Match Reports

Bramhall captain Nick Cantello won the toss at a baking Grappenhall on Saturday and decided to bowl first, aiming to make second use of a very quick outfield and an excellent wicket. That the Beavers’ first league win of the season came at home to Grappenhall whilst bowling first, may also have factored in the decision. With a certain football …

Bramhall 1st XI at Chester Boughton Hall 30/06/18

Andrew Reynolds Senior Match Reports

Bramhall 1st XI’s poor run of form continued into their away fixture at Chester Boughton Hall on Saturday, in the last league game of the first half of the 2018 season. Chester asked the Beavers to bat first on an unsurprisingly bone dry pitch, surrounded by the swiftest of outfields. A steady opening stand began to develop between Ashley West …

Bramhall 2nd XI at Widnes 23/06/18

Andrew Reynolds Senior Match Reports

After a disappointing performance against Oxton, Bramhall travelled to Widnes determined to improve. Although Widnes have been struggling this season, they had put together an experienced line-up, hoping to break their poor run of results. Winning the toss, Bramhall elected to bowl first on another warm Saturday. On a flat track, wickets were hard to come by, but eventually Gavin …

Bramhall 1st XI vs Timperley 23/06/18

Andrew Reynolds Senior Match Reports

Bramhall 1st XI’s struggles so far this season have been partly due to the continued absence of 2 key fast bowlers from 2017, due to injury. Add to that a lack of runs from the batters in the last few weeks and Bramhall hosting Timperley, the Cheshire County League Premier Division’s leaders, looked like a tough prospect. Slightly surprised to …

Bramhall CC 1st XI at Nantwich – 16/06/18

Andrew Reynolds Senior Match Reports

Bramhall made the long journey to Nantwich where the hosts are an in form team, helped by Irish test player Niall O’Brien playing regularly for them. Bramhall lost the toss and were asked to have a bat.  Alex Hunt made his 1st team debut opening the batting with Wilde. Bramhall got off to a bad start with the loss of Wilde with …

Bramhall 1st XI vs Hyde – Cheshire Cup 10/06/18

Andrew Reynolds Senior Match Reports

In Sunday´s home Cheshire Cup tie against Hyde, Bramhall won the toss and decided to make first use of the wicket, with five changes from the team that played on Saturday. Bramhall got off to a bad start with the loss of the first wicket falling with the score on 12.  Sam Johnson joined Banthorpe at the crease where they moved …

Bramhall 2nd XI vs Urmston 2/6/18

Andrew Reynolds Senior Match Reports

With probably their strongest side of the season so far, Bramhall’s 2nd XI went in to the game with Urmston in confident spirits, despite defeat a week earlier. In contrast to earlier matches, the game started under grey skies, with a hint of dampness in the air. Having won their previous game, Urmston had elected to bat, after winning the …

Bramhall 1st XI at Alderley Edge 02/06/18

Andrew Reynolds Senior Match Reports

Bramhall lost the toss and Alderley Edge gave the visitors first use of the wicket in asking them to bat. The Beavers got off to a terrible start against a swinging ball, losing the first wicket with no score and the second wicket just one run later to leave major problems at 1-2. The rapid loss of the two openers …