Bradenham Cricket Club was formed in 1926, and has continued to play each cricket season, the only exception being the Second World War period. It currently has two teams and both play in the Kookaburra Mid Bucks League. With a first and reserve team, the first team are in Division 1, and the second team in Division 3. They have weekly league matches on Saturdays, both home and away with friendly matches on Sundays.
Bradenham is renowned for the picturesque views, a lot of visiting teams look forward to getting a chance at playing both for the cricket and the views. You can have a look at the views in the photo section from last year's season.
Bradenham pavilion is in close proximity to many nature walks, some lead by external organisations, which will lead you through the nearby winding paths, passing beautiful areas of bluebells and National Trust woodland.
In the near future, as a cricket club, we are looking to revamp and gave the pavilion a modernization from the inside, with a possibility of extending the shed. The pavilion's bar and kitchen was given a 5-star hygiene rating in a recent council inspection
Bradenham is a beautiful, small village-setting in the hills of The Chilterns. Many of our players have personal ties to the village itself, some live within the village including the groundsman who carefully looks after our pitch throughout the season, and others have family history with the countryside cottages alongside the pitch. Down from the cricket pitch is The Red Lion, a former pub, converted into The Red Lion Tea Room.
Adjacent to the pitch itself, runs a small stone path leading to the historic Bradenham Manor, once home to the Disraeli family, alongside the church of St.Botolph. The church is a resting place for the families of many current players, and some players have also been wed there. The manor often hosts small village fairs during the summer.
To find out more about Bradenham Estate, visit the following websites:
Apr 20- Great Kingshill (Away)
Apr 27- 1sts v 2nds (Home)
May 12 - Hambleden (Home)
May 19 - Chesham Bois (Away)
June 9 - Johnston Trophy (home CHARITY GAME)
June 14- RAF 10 Over game (Home)
June 16- Moulsford (Home)
June 23- Bledlow Village (Away)
July 7- Spencer Jones (Home)
July 14- Hit or Miss (Away)
July 28- Bledlow Village (Home)
August 18- Chesham Bois (Home)
August 25- Pub game (Home)
September 1- Hils Memorial Game (Church game)
September 8- Hambledon (Away)
All Sunday games start at 2pm except Johnston Triphy, Bledlow and Hambledon which start at 1pm