Tea preparation at Teign Valley in 2007. Penny Price (left) and John Curtis chat, Carl Knappett(?) watches James Koranyi score, and Jonathan Davies has premonitions of his impending duck.
John Curtis (left) and John Pearson ready to pounce at Clyst St George in 2009
Phil Ellis (chair, with pads), John Curtis and Al Brunt (near bench) during the Erratics' vain chase at Tipton St John in 2009
John Curtis educates Chris Mellett at Clyst St George in 2010. 'At the highest level – and this is the level at which John operates – improvisation replaces thought with impulse. The skilled improviser never decides what he’s going to do until he’s done it. So it is that John is always surprising himself and sometimes the batsman.'