Bramhall 1st XI at Bowdon – 16/9/17

Andrew Reynolds Senior Match Reports

Bramhall’s 1st XI ended their 2017 on a positive note with a win at already-relegated Bowdon on Saturday. The week’s awful weather left the pitch slow and the outfield damp, but captain Nick Cantello was keen to make first use of the facilities at South Downs Road. Ashley West, opening the batting for the Beavers again, started positively with some …

Bramhall 2nd XI vs Bowdon – 16/09/17

Andrew Reynolds Senior Match Reports

The season came to a damp end for Bramhall 2nd XI, as their match with Bowdon was curtailed after rain made the ground unsafe to continue. The match itself had provided an opportunity for Bramhall to leapfrog their opponents into 4th place in the league, but required them to restrict Bowdon’s ability to score points. Winning the toss in conditions …

Bramhall 2nd XI at Grappenhall – 02/09/17

Andrew Reynolds Senior Match Reports

Missing a few regular players, and knowing that their top half of the table position was almost insurmountable, Bramhall’s 2nd XI travelled to high flying Grappenhall looking for a solid showing. Deciding to bat first on a good wicket, the Beavers’ openers made a solid, if unspectacular, start as they tried to see of an accurate home new ball pairing. …

Bramhall 1st XI vs Grappenhall – 02/09/17

Andrew Reynolds Senior Match Reports

On a key day for those teams in the bottom half of the Cheshire County Cricket League Premier Division, Bramhall were invited to bat first by visitors Grappenhall – only 5 points ahead of them in 8th place at the start of play. On a typical Church Lane wicket, offering a hint of seam movement early on for the visiting …

Bramhall 1st XI at Neston – 26/8/17

Andrew Reynolds Senior Match Reports

Bramhall 1st XI’s battle to avoid the drop into 2018’s Cheshire County Division One took a blow at mid-table Neston on Saturday. Choosing to bat first after winning the toss, Nick Cantello’s Beavers made the worst possible start losing a wicket to the first ball of the match. This saw number three Danny Lamb join opener Adam Wilde at the …

Brooklands vs Bramhall CC 2nd XI – 19/08/17

Andrew Reynolds Senior Match Reports

Bramhall’s 2nd XI was able to get a full match in, however, as they visited Brooklands – who should be praised for their excellent “get the game on” spirit. Bramhall were asked to bat first on a good wicket for cricket – but somewhat hindered by an understandably damp outfield. The start was solid, if unspectacular, as boundaries were hard …

Bramhall 2nd XI vs Oxton – 12/8/17

Andrew Reynolds Senior Match Reports

Another Saturday, following another couple of wet days, meant that a damp outfield awaited the teams at Bramhall, though the track itself was reasonably dry and firm. Winning the toss for the second time in a row, Bramhall were happy to invite Oxton to bat first, despite the fact that the bowlers’ run-up area was distinctly soft at one end. …

Toft vs Bramhall 1st XI – 12/08/17

Andrew Reynolds Senior Match Reports

Bramhall captain Nick Cantello incorrectly called the toss on a dry wicket at Toft, with the home skipper asking Bramhall to bowl first. Toft got off to a quick start, racing to 22 from the first couple of overs, before Matt Higginbottom brought about the first wicket. A second followed quickly followed suit, leaving Toft faltering on 27-2, but with …

Cheadle vs Bramhall 2nd XI – 05/08/17

Andrew Reynolds Senior Match Reports

After the heavy rain of the preceding days, it was a pleasant surprise to see the sun shining on a firm track at Cheadle. This was followed by another surprise, when Bramhall won the toss for only the 3rd time this season. After the frustration of the previous week, it was an easy decision to ask Cheadle to bat first. …

Bramhall 1st XI vs Cheadle – 05/08/17

Andrew Reynolds Senior Match Reports

The 1st XI’s fixture at home to Cheadle – kindly sponsored by Kevin Webb – was key for both sides, given their relative proximity to the Premier Division relegation zone. Given the preceding days’ wet weather, the players were faced with a green surface and lush outfield at Church Lane. Upon winning the toss, however, Bramhall skipper Nick Cantello did …