Bramhall 1st XI vs Nantwich 01/09/18

Andrew Reynolds Senior Match Reports

On a sunny day at Church Lane, the 1st Team set their sights on bringing down high-flying Nantwich. The visitors won the toss and asked Bramhall to make first use of the pitch. The Beavers got off to another flying start with Ashley West dispatching Freckingham to all parts of the ground. The opening partnership with Nick Cantello put on 51  …

Bramhall 1st XI at Cheadle 25/8/18

Andrew Reynolds Senior Match Reports

Saturday saw Bramhall visit Cheadle in a fixture that would give the victors some breathing room towards the bottom of the Cheshire County Premier League, given that the Beavers also retained a game in hand. With a wicket possibly offering a hint of assistance to the bowlers, Bramhall chose out the home side into bat with weather conditions veering between …

Bramhall 2nd XI at Urmston 18/8/18

Andrew Reynolds Senior Match Reports

After defeat against Upton last week, Bramhall were looking to bounce back away to Urmston. The weather was better than anticipated, and with a number of regulars missing, it was good to welcome back a couple of familiar faces to the team. The match started badly for Bramhall, losing the toss and being asked to bat on a very green …

Bramhall 2nd XI vs Upton 11/8/18

Andrew Reynolds Senior Match Reports

One of the more youthful 2nd teams of the season had a day to forget at Church Lane, as they faced fellow promotion contenders Upton. The weather had turned out to be less wintry than forecast earlier in the week, and when Upton won the toss they chose to field first. The Bramhall innings didn’t start well, as Archie Tittle …

Bramhall 1st XI at Oulton Park 11/8/18

Andrew Reynolds Senior Match Reports

After last week’s key victory at home to Didsbury, Bramhall’s 1st XI were keen to take positives from that game to Oulton Park on Saturday. The Beavers lost the toss and were asked to bat on a surface that offered some encouragement to the bowlers, whilst the bare, brown outfield and short boundaries offered a comparable promise of riches to …

Bramhall 2nd XI at Stockport Georgians 04/08/18

Andrew Reynolds Senior Match Reports

Bramhall’s 2nd XI headed to third place Stockport Georgians with the home side just 13 points behind the Beavers in the push for promotion. After being put in to bat, Bramhall openers Ellie Mason and Harry Oliver put on 50 before both fell in quick succession to avoidable run outs. Returning to the side at number three, George Willoughby’s day …

Bramhall 1st XI vs Didsbury 04/08/18

Andrew Reynolds Senior Match Reports

Bramhall’s 1st XI went into Saturday’s home game against bottom-placed Didsbury knowing that anything other than a win could potentially see the Beavers dragged into the relegation places. And, despite comfortably defeating Didsbury away earlier in the season, Bramhall’s performances in the last fortnight meant that a home victory was anything but a foregone conclusion. It was the away side …

Bramhall 2nd XI at Bowdon 28/7/18

Andrew Reynolds Senior Match Reports

Strong winds and squally rain meant that the first half of this game was played in conditions that – before – this summer – had become the norm for cricketers in this country. Bramhall were looking to consolidate their position in second place in the league, and maybe even make up ground on the leaders. Winning the toss, Bramhall opted …

Bramhall 1st XI vs Neston 28/07/18

Andrew Reynolds Senior Match Reports

If Bramhall 1st XI’s abject performance at Marple last Saturday led to disappointment, then this week’s home game to Neston led to disbelief for players and spectators alike. Rarely have the Beavers been so comprehensively outplayed in a league match in recent memory, and there is no doubt whatsoever that a fight to avoid relegation has well & truly begun. …

Bramhall 2nd XI vs Tattenhall 21/7/18

Andrew Reynolds Senior Match Reports

Bramhall’s 2nds hosted Tattenhall at Church Lane on Saturday, knowing that a win was required to keep up pressure on Division One’s top two sides. Despite Friday’s not-insubstantial rain, the pitch and outfield were once again so dry & dusty that when asked to bat first by the visitors, the Beavers did not feel disadvantaged. The home side made a …