THE 2018 season was one of mixed fortunes for Brecon Cricket Club with the 1st team not hitting the heights of the last few seasons but retaining their Division One status in the SE Wales League. Analysis would indicate that injuries and unavailability of key players had something to do with the results but it did give the opportunity for a promising group of youngsters to gain experience in 1st team cricket which bodes well for the future.

The 2nd team meanwhile gained a second successive Championship title this time topping Division two of the 2nd team competition. This means that the 2nd team will next year be competing in Division 5 of the restructured League and

play several 1st teams which will be an interesting challenge for all concerned.

The stats for the 1st team are played 20 – won 8 – lost 12 whilst the 2nd team won 12 from 14 games.

The overall leading run scorer was Steve Kenchington with 461 whilst for the 1st team the leading run scorer was Greg Webber in superb Another good year for Drovers Mixed fortunes for Brecon CC form with 372 on his return after work commitments. Also, in the runs were Sean Waldeck 368, Ben Kenchington 359 and Gethin Phillips 298.

The leading wicket taker was James Mitchell with an outstanding 30 wickets for the 1st team, Steve Kenchington took 26 to make it a good all-round season in the 2nd team for him, Rob Hudman 23, Matt Williams 22 and Richard Lovering and Ryan Morgan with 21 each also did damage to the opposition batting.

The autumn saw the Club members following club icon John Kenchington and the Wales 50+ challenge for glory in the inaugural 50+ World Cup in Australia screened on YouTube.

Whilst being competitive throughout the team did not come away with the spoils despite memorable performances.

John himself was adjudged man of the match against Canada with 3 for 16 to add to the other wickets he took during the competition.

Congratulations to John and the team for representing Wales so well during lifetime adventure.