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• AGM Monday 30th January @ 7.30pm at the Clubhouse •

Please attend, accounts will be available on the night.
FYI - nets start Sunday 5th Febuary 4-6pm @ Park school sports hall.


Christmas is upon us, and we'd like to extend our Season’s Greetings to all our friends and everyone who has supported us in 2016.

Best wishes for a hugely successful and happy 2017.


Rain washes out final round of Devon Cricket League fixtures

Saturday’s final round of fixtures in the Tolchards Devon League was virtually washed out.

Out of 77 games scheduled across 16 divisions, 39 didn’t start at all, rain stopped play in 36 of them, one was cancelled due to team-raising problems, and one low-scoring affair was played to a finish.

Relegated Braunton were spared a pointless trip to also-relegated Dartington and Totnes by the rain. 


Braunton relegated

Congratulations to the 2nd team on winning promotion from the B Div East.

Unfortunately the First team lost by 11 runs to Tavistock in their penultimate game of the season.

Braunton, resigned to relegation already and a man short for the entire game, held Tavvy to 196 for eight.

A home win seemed on the cards when Braunton were 165 for six with eight overs to go – the wickets started to tumble.
 Shaun Daymond finished things off with two for six as Braunton were all out for 185.

Ian Gray (48) and Dave Ball (40) led the run scoring for Tavvy, with some help from James White (35).
 Dad and lad Callum (3-25) and Mark Mitchell (3-29) were Braunton’s leading wicket takers.

The Mitchells then led Braunton to 105 for three in reply with 51 and 25 respectively. Dan Brierley weighed in with 38.

Braunton are away to Dartington & Totnes this Saturday.


Braunton suffer pivotal setback


Braunton’s hopes of staying in the B Division suffered what looks like a terminal setback when they lost to visiting Plymstock by eight wickets.

Braunton made 136 for seven in 28 overs of a rain-reduced game at Kelsey – Rob Cunningham keeping them in check with a four-wicket haul.

Opener Alfie Huxtable top scored for Braunton, whose next-best chip in was 26 not out by Alec Hodges.

Cunningham (4-20) was well backed-up by Bronte Bess (0-9), Syed Ali (1-25) and James Nicholls (0-19).

Promotion-chasing Plymstock hurtled to victory in 16.1 overs.

They were led there by skipper Scott Mansfield (42), aided and abetted by Jason Williams (21), Jack Horton and Bronte Bess.

Williams and Masfield put on 54 for the first wicket, Mansfield and Horton took it to 86 for two then Horton (28) and Bess (38) finished the task.

Bess blocked the first three balls he faced, then lashed five fours and three sixes on his way to 38 off 12 balls.

Braunton are now 20 points adrift with 40 to play for, starting this Saturday at home to Tavistock.

Mathematically, it appears Braunton can stay up, but the reality is a little different.

Braunton have to get ahead of South Devon and Thorverton to stay up.

Unfortunately for Braunton, both of those two sides play each other on Saturday.

The only way Braunton will definitely stay up is if Thorverton lose heavily twice and they beat Tavistock and already doomed Dartington & Totnes.

A Thorverton win this week means the end of the line for Braunton if they are more than 20 points behind them on Saturday night.

Braunton moved closer to safety

Braunton moved closer to safety when they defeated visiting Shobrooke Park by 76 runs.
Braunton made 261 for four in their 45 overs – opener Rob Collier batting through for an unbeaten 107.
Shobrooke were 185 for nine when their overs ran out.
In a division with three relegation spots, Braunton are only five points from safety now, and will have the chance to move out if they beat Thorverton on Saturday.
Shobrooke made a dream start at Kelsey where Dan Robbins bowled Alfie Huxtable in the first over.
Collier and Neil Bettis took the score to 73 when Budricks (2-29) struck twice.
Bettis went caught and bowled for 36, then Rob Paterson was lbw first ball.
Callum Mitchell survived the hat-trick ball and stayed around for another 79 deliveries to make 91.
Collier and Mitchell put on 188 for the fourth wicket, which lasted until the final ball of the innings.
Shobrooke got as far as 112 for three before Braunton captain John Baglow took four wickets with only five runs being added to end their hopes.


The next two weeks are really big games for Braunton

Braunton are at home to Shobrooke Park this Saturday, a side hovering over the drop zone, followed by Thorverton the week after.
“The next two weeks are really big games for us,” said Braunton skipper Jon Baglow.
Ivybridge cracked along to 262 for six in their 45 overs, led by Josh Zimmerman with 78.
Andy Johnson (27) and Abraham Kopparambil gave the Bridge a 45-run start, then Zimmerman and Kopparambil hoisted 145 for the second wicket. Although Zimmerman fell to Martin Smith after a 62-ball stay, Kopparambil kept going. Joe Barnes (2-66) eventually had Kopparambil caught behind for 72, which came off 110 balls and included nine boundaries.Jeewan De Silva (25) marshaled the later batsmen to put on 50 in the last five overs.
Braunton got to 72 for one and 124 for two with Alfie Huxtable (32), Rob Collier (59) and Rob Paterson (21) making steady if unspectacular progress.
Braunton were in ten an over territory with 15 to go – then lost four wickets for eight runs which ended the game as a contest.
The damage was done by Zimmerman, Kopparambil (2-12) and DeSilva, who polished off the stragglers on his way to four for 29.
Braunton kept Ivybridge waiting until the last ball of the game to take their final wicket.
“We played well in patches, like the start of each innings, but couldn’t sustain the levels,” said Baglow.

Braunton rue run collapse to Ottery

Promotion hopefuls Ottery were held to 183 for seven in a rain-reduced 34-over game – Baglow, Neil Bettis and Jon Higgs taking two wickets each.

Braunton were 113 for two in reply and looking favourites to win.

Then Bettis got out for 50 and the Braunton batting crumbled to 149 all out.

“Alfie Huxtable (34), Neil and Mark Mitchell (36) have got us into a great position but we didn’t see it through,” said Baglow.

“We lost wickets steadily after Neil got out and once Mark Mitchell went we collapsed.”

Mitchell was sixth out on 142 and once he went it was downhill all the way.

The Reed brothers – Matt (3-34) and Ollie (2-35) had early wickets, Alex Thurgate (2-22) struck in the middle and two run-outs hastened Braunton’s demise.

Earlier, opener Dan Flower top scored with 69 for Ottery, taking them to 150 for three with help from Kevin Kelly (21) and Rob Crabb (47) in stands of 53 and 87 respectively.

Braunton face a tricky trip to Ivybridge this Saturday. 


Braunton hover above the drop in B Division

Braunton are looking anxiously over their shoulders after a six-wicket defeat at South Devon left them hovering above the drop zone.

South Devon, who didn’t win a game in the first seven weeks of the season, have now won three in a row.

South Devon are still in the bottom three, but are only three points behind Braunton now.

Opener Alfie Huxtable top scored for Braunton with 57 in their total of 203 all out.

Huxtable was second out at 108 – he and Neil Bettis (29) put on 96 for the second wicket – with Jon Baglow next best with 33 batting at ten.

Mark Andrews got on with it first up for South Devon, making 34 of the first 43 on the board.

Dave Knowles masterminded the rest of the run chase, batting through for an unbeaten 74.

Bettis (3-50) briefly slowed the South Devon chase, but Knowles kept his cool and stands of 73 with Paul Hooper (30) and 66 unbroken with Martin (30) got the job done.

Braunton’s back-up bowling wasn’t at its best. Callum Mitchell and Jon Higgs had short but costly spells.

Braunton skipper Baglow said South Devon didn’t win as comfortably as it appears on paper.

“We tried to be positive by batting first and at109 for twoat drinks we felt 250 would be a potential score,” said Baglow. “We were 40 for five in the next 10 overs and only just managed to get 200.

“It was touch and go for a long time but Knowles batted sensibly, we struggled to contain and the weather in the end meant bowling was tough.

“No excuses though, we weren’t good enough on the day.”


Braunton defeat Dartington and Totnes by four wickets at Kelsey.

The win means Braunton keep a gap between them and the bottom three in the Tolchards B Division.

Darts are winless at the foot of the table and suffered serious issues getting a side out at Braunton. Of the 10 who travelled were a sizeable proportion of second XI players who were filling gaps in the side.

Braunton captain Jon Baglow took four for 18 and Alfie Huxtable three for 18 to bowl Darts out for 109.

Ed Verrall made 17 and skipper James Howrihane 40 after going in at 31 for four.

No one else made more than seven.

Darts didn’t make it easy for Braunton and Howrihane’s four-for-34 haul kept the home side on their toes.

It was a bits-and-pieces performance from the batters that saw Braunton home with Rob Collier (21) the best of them.

Braunton will have much tougher assignments ahead, starting with in-form South Devon at Newton Abbot this Saturday.

Baglow said you can only beat what’s in front of you, adding: “A win is a win and we need every one we can get.”


A 77-run defeat at Tavistock 

A 77-run defeat at Tavistock has left Braunton teetering over the B Division drop zone.

Opener Dave Ball batted from start to finish either side of a rain break for an unbeaten 110 to take Tavistock to 224 for seven.

Alfie Huxtable (2-23) and Joe Barnes (2-29) were the pick of the Braunton bowlers.

Braunton lacked an anchorman in Ball’s mode and were all out for 147 in reply.

Dave Cresswell (33), Rob Collier (30) and former Devon left-hander Neil Bettis (24), all got in, got set and got out without going on.

Braunton were 136 for four on the chase – and lost their last six wickets for nine runs.

Ball helped Braunton on their way with a couple of wickets, but the bowling star was Chris Bray with four for 21.

Braunton are hovering one place above the relegation places thanks to a 13-point cushion.

Skipper Jon Baglow said the damage was done in the first 15 overs of the Tavistock innings.

“We lost it in the first 15 overs,” said Baglow. “We had no consistency and they got away from us.

“After the rain break we pulled it back a little. The wicket died a bit after tea so chasing over 200 was always going to be difficult.”  


1st XI lose away to Plymstock

Braunton went down by 103 runs when they visited B Division leaders Plymstock.

Jason Williams top scored with 78 – he and James Nicholls put on 78 at the top of the order and with Jack Horton (35) and Nick Carter (21) chipping in a total of 198 was reached.

Mark Mitchell took four for 41 for Braunton and Alfie Huxtable weighed in with three for 40.

Braunton then slumped to 30 for six in reply – St Lucian Bronte Bess (3-6) doing sizeable damage – and there was no way back.

Callum Mitchell hung round for 21, but Ian Whalley and Syed Ali with two wickets each polished off the stragglers.

Braunton captain Jon Baglow said selection issues made a tough task against an unbeaten side even tougher. 



Bideford took the honours in the North Devon derby, beating Braunton by 71 runs.

Last week’s loss to Plymstock cost Bideford a share of the B Division leadership, but beating Braunton means they are third, a point behind second-placed Ivybridge.

All Bideford’s frontline batters made runs in a total of 265 for five.

Openers James Ford (76) and Tom Brend (30) racked up 113, then Paul Heard (60) and Matt Shepherd (24) took the score on to 218 for four.

After an outbreak of wicket-taking by Neil Bettis (2-37), Bideford finished with a flourish as Alex Hannam slammed five fours and a six in a 13-ball knock of 31 not out.

Braunton didn’t start badly as Alfie Huxtable (26), Rob Collier (68) and Bettis (23) took them up to 121 for two. Losing the next three wickets for 11 runs – Mike Lemmings (3-35) doing the damage – was the start of a decline to 194 all out.

Callum Mitchell made 12 and tail-ender Alec Hodges was 19 not out in a final tally of 194.



THORVERTON are still looking for their first league win of the season after slipping to a six-wicket defeat at Braunton.

Skipper Graham White is getting increasingly frustrated by Thors’ sluggish start to the season and was to the point after the match.

“Not enough bowling,” was all White said after Thorverton made 224 all out, which Braunton knocked off with four overs to spare.

James Khan (41) steered Thorverton to 94 for three, then David Baldock batted the rest of the way through for 89.

Along the way there were stands of 43 with Adriane Morrison (17) and 37 with Andy Pitt (23).

Callum Mitchell topped the bowling returns for Braunton with three for 29 and there were two wickets each for Alfie Huxtable and Mark Mitchell.

Braunton barely missed a beat chasing down the target, opening up with a stand of 73 between Huxtable (58) and Rob Collier (27). It was just the result they wanted with a derby date against Bideford looming

Former Sandford batsman Neil Bettis took control of the mid-chase with 60 and in partnerships of 38 with Dave Cresswell (29) and 51 with Rob Paterson (23no) polished off the target.

Jake Choules took two for 42 for Thorverton. Adriane Morrison and Jake Crouch were cheap to run with the new ball. 


Sad news about our President

John Fry

It is with great sadness that we have to tell everyone involved with the club that the President John Fry passed away on Saturday 9 April.
He had been ill for some time and had not been to the ground in the past year but always kept abreast of the results and what was happening at the Kelsey Ground.
John Fry was involved with the club at all levels for well over 50 years holding nearly every post in the club at one time and more recently being very proud of being the Clubs president.
It is difficult to put into words exactly how much he did for Braunton Cricket Club over the years and I will try and dig out some memories to put on the clubs page over the coming days because he loved this club whether it was challenging in Division 1 or the Kelseymen team playing on a Sunday. He particularly liked to see young players on the pitch and coming through the teams. (which included a son and grand-son!)
I will post details of the funeral arrangements when they are arranged - when you are next visiting the club - please spend a moment for one of the clubs longest serving player, member and stalwart!


Paul Fry (son)

Sat 9th April - Open day

Braunton Cricket Club is open from about 3pm, we need help to prepare covers, and other bits ready for the new season.

Please come to pay your subs £30 before the end of April, £40 after this date.

Have a beer, or two and watch the Grand National too.

Please make every effort to attend at some time on Saturday afternoon or evening.

All welcome, new or old faces!!


Senior outdoor training

Welcome to summer time and as the the clocks have now changed and evenings are lighter for longer, ALL players are respectfully requested to attend senior outdoor training commencing Tuesday 5th April from 6pm onwards.


The AGM will be held at the BCC clubhouse on Monday 25th January at 19h30.

The Committee respectfully requests every effort is made to attend this important annual event as we need to carry on the positve work from last year. 

Car Boot fundraiser

This Sunday....... 1st of November

We shall need Club volunteers to get this off to a good start please, with more car boots planned every other week.

If you are able to help take money and organise parking of sellers be there from 09h00 onwards. 

Please come along if at all possible and help for a couple of hours - great way to blast away the Halloween cobwebs!!

Remember to watch the twitter feed for all your updates.  


This Saturday 17th October....... Presentation night

All the fun starts at 7.30pm - so please come & give your support & enjoy a beverage or two! 

Be there or be the square. 


Lola's Wings @ BCC

Every Wednesday from the 14th October....... between 6-8pm

Authentic New York style wings, an Amerian staple food. Take advantage of organic chicken wings, pulled chicken sandwiches & more.

Catch a pint in the club whilst you wait for your meal!

Lola's Wings








Junior Session Monday 1st June

Tonight is cancelled

 Remember to watch the twitter feed for all your updates.

Junior Session return

This Monday.......

Junior training returns on Monday nights from 18.30 at the Kelsey ground. All junior players are most welcome. These training sessions will run for the next 12 weeks.

Remember to watch the twitter feed for all your updates. 

Sponsored Cycle Fundraiser

This Sunday.......

BCC Sponsored cycle ride - 19th April 1000 at Kelsey Car Park along Tarka Trail to Barnstaple Rugby club and back.

Please support and raise some money to help the club run smoothly this season - all welcome!


Dates for your diary

This weekend!!!!!!

Sat 7th March 7pm curry and pint £8 social at the club

Sun 8th March nets at Park School 3 - 5pm.

Please come to both!

Indoor Nets


Braunton CC indoor nets start on Sunday 8th March at Park School Sports Hall from 3 - 5pm.

They will run indoors for four weeks with the last session booked on 29th March.

 All players, new and old(!) welcome. 


The AGM will be held at BCC on Thursday 29th January at 19h30.

 The Committee respectfully requests every effort is made to attend this important annual event as we need to carry on the positve work from last year. 



Happy 2015!

Wishing all players, members and their families the very best for 2015 from the Chair & Committee.


Christmas 2014 - Opening Hours

 19th Dec 17:30-23:30 (Bingo at 19:30)


20th Dec 17:00-23:30 


21st Dec 12:00-23:30


24th Dec 17:00-23:30 (family Christmas party) (Father Christmas arrives 19:30)


25th Dec CLOSED


26th Dec 12:00-23:30


27th-30th Dec Normal hours


31st Dec 17:30-22:00 


01/01/2015 17:30-23:30



Thank you to all our customers for your support through out the year.



Christmas 2014 - Club events

Please watch here or the Twitter feed on the website for dates and times of events plus opening hours at BCC over the festive period. Thanks to everyone for the support this year ~ it would be brilliant to see a few familiar faces pop in for a swift half in the run up to Christmas. As they say in corporate speak - 'it will help position the club for future growth!'

Phil Hughes - RIP - 27/11/2014

We have all woken today to the devastating news of Phil Hugh's passing. A tragic day for his family and friends, and a very sad day for the entire cricket family around the globe.


End of season presentations - Saturday 20th September 2014

Yes this Saturday there will be a relaxed game from 2pm followed by the evening presentations commencing at 7.30pm. Enjoy a great afternoons cricket, followed by the usual enteratinment of the presentation evening. All welcome at Braunton Cricket Club. 


North Devon pub and club 20/20 cricket finals day this Sunday 31st August at the Kelsey ground - Braunton Cricket Club, EX33 1ES.

First match 10am Agents v Pilton, followed by Kelsey chiefs v Fremington, with the Final at about 4pm. 

Great days cricket, all day BBQ, music and entertainment, all welcome at Braunton Cricket Club. 


Club Events this Weekend - Sat 16th & Sun 17th August 2014

Live Music - Sat 16th @ 8.00pm from Falling Apart. Come along and support your cricket club & band

Family Open Day - Sun 17th bring along the kids for a afternoon of Fun! Bouncy castle, sweet stall, games and BBQ from 2.00pm 


BREAKING NEWS - 7th July 2014

Tonights Youth Training has been cancelled due to the weather - rain!


BREAKING NEWS - 19th May 2014

Tonights U15 match at Westward Ho versus Bideford CC has been cancelled due to a wet pitch.



Senior outdoor nets start Tuesday 22nd April from 6pm. Contact Ian Roberts for any senior related issues.

Junior training starts Monday 28th of April. 6.30pm to 8.00pm. It will run

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