Bramhall 2nd XI at Urmston 3/8/19

Andrew Reynolds Senior Match Reports

Bramhall’s 2nd XI came to Urmston with a strong team and reassuringly clear skies. Knowing a win was needed, the Beavers’ captain James Davenport won the toss and despite the host’s ground being a well known ‘road’, elected to bowl first. To begin the innings Stuart Stoneman produced a tight spell keeping Urmston to singles and picking up a couple …

Bramhall 1st XI v Macclesfield 20/7/19

Andrew Reynolds Senior Match Reports

Top of the table Bramhall welcomed local rivals Macclesfield to Church Lane on Saturday, with revenge for the defeat earlier in the season on their minds. Heavy rain both the day before and the morning of the match had meant the wicket was going to be tricky, and Macclesfield had no hesitation in asking their hosts to bat first. The …

Bramhall 2nd XI v Timperley 13/7/19

Andrew Reynolds Senior Match Reports

Bramhall’s 2nd XI lost the toss at Church Lane on Saturday and were put into bat by visitors Timperley. After a slow but steady start to their innings, including an opening stand of 40, Bramhall ground their way to 172-8 from their 50 overs allocation – Gavin Balderson top scoring with 41 on his return to the side. After posting …

Bramhall 1st XI at Upton 13/7/19

Andrew Reynolds Senior Match Reports

Bramhall’s Division One leading 1st XI made the longest journey of the season to the Wirral to face Upton, who were sitting in the lower half of the table. However, the Beavers were without Chris Sanders was selected in the Lancashire CCC 1st squad, plus other experienced players Simon Wilkinson and Ashley West.  Captain Nick Cantello called correctly and invited Upton …

Bramhall 2nd XI at Stockport Georgians 6/6/19

Andrew Reynolds Senior Match Reports

In Saturday’s bottom of the table clash, Stockport Georgians won the toss and elected to bowl first. Bramhall got off to somewhat of a pedestrian start and found themselves 40 for 3 after 15 overs, with Dave Shoesmith, Rory Patel and Jack Bridgeman back in the shed.  However, able to field a stronger lineup than in some other games so …

Bramhall 1st XI v Bollington – 6/6/19

Andrew Reynolds Senior Match Reports

The first game of the second half of the season saw a rampant Bramhall return to the top of the table in style, with a devastating 132 run victory over Bollington at Church Lane. The weather of late has been good, and a hard wicket was prepared by the home team, however a couple of hours of rain on Saturday …

Bramhall 1st XI at Bowdon 29/6/19

Andrew Reynolds Senior Match Reports

A much improved performance at 2nd place Bowdon saw Bramhall 1st XI leapfrog their hosts in the table, despite not being able to force a victory on Saturday and having to settle for a winning draw and 13 points. The Beavers again opted to bat first, and a solid start put any early nerves to bed and showed that a …

Bramhall 1st XI at Alderley Edge – T20 Cup 24/6/19

Andrew Reynolds Senior Match Reports

The Beavers finally took at field at Premier Division Alderley Edge after their final T20 Group Game had twice been postponed due to recent weather. The hosts won the toss and chose to bat on a slow looking wicket, but their start was swift as they passed 40 at well over 8 an over. However, the introduction of Ryan Macciocchi’s …

Bramhall 1st XI v Romiley 22/6/19

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High flying Bramhall were brought down to earth with a spectacular bump on Saturday, losing by 9 wickets to lowly Romiley in farcical circumstances. Nick Cantello opted to bat first on winning the toss on a warm, sunny day at Church Lane, hoping for a repeat of his side’s last four dominant league and cup performances which have all seen …

Bramhall 2nd XI v Brooklands 01/06/19

Andrew Reynolds Senior Match Reports

Brooklands won the toss and elected to bowl first at Church Lane on Saturday. The hosts got off to a flyer as in-form Dave Shoesmith and Stewart Jackson put on an opening partnership of 96 before the former was caught for a confident 38. Jackson followed on 9 runs later, also caught having made 43.Unfortunately, the Beavers then lost momentum as …