Cavendish Cavaliers v Erratics Cricket Club Erratics on Sun 21 Jun 2015 at 2.00pm
Erratics Cricket Club Won by 109 runs

Match report "It was a neighbour's Buddhist stone water feature," explained Nigel to those in the changing room who had expressed concern at the injury he had picked up. Would it prevent him bowling? enquired roundhead Captain Mark the Merciless, recently returned from planet Mongo. It would seem not, as the Cavendish Caveliers were later put to the proverbial sword in a fine opening spell.

All of this, however, is of little importance. It only relates to Mark's assertion that all good match reports must start with a quote, and to make a play for being one of the strangest quotes of the season.

This match took place on Father's Day. Some may pay little attention to this invention by Hallmark Cards. This is certainly true with my family. My birthday falls within a few days of it every year, and they feel that one day of celebration per week is plenty for me. Not that I'm bitter about it. Who needs more cards? In any case, what a father wants is something that money can't buy.

So it was that in a fit of benevolence, Mark the Merciless bestowed upon Duncan the joy of opening the batting with his son, Fraser. Fraser would take the opportunity not only to score his first 50 for the Erratics, but would, in the final over of our innings, take his score to 3 figures, thereby delighting not only his father, but his mother, grandparents, team-mates and (judging from later Facebook comments) a great many other people too. Congratulations to Fraser, especially for the manner in which he brought it up - two powerful on-drives that rocketed to the boundary.

Applause for Fraser from the opposition too. It must be said that the Cavendish Caveliers are a great team, who played with good humour and good spirit throughout. For that reason alone, I would categorically reject their own assertion that they are "the worst cricket team in Devon". Their non-functioning scoreboard might classify as the worst in Devon, but that was the only negative! Tea was plentiful and totally excellent. I hope we will retain this new fixture.

So, the (new) Erratics scored at more than 6 per over for about 2 hours, losing only 2 wickets and a Father who retired, unable to keep pace with his son.

After tea, Nigel began his destructive spell which, I'm guessing, removed at least 2 of the Caveliers' principal batsmen.

From the other end, Phil wove his magic spinning spells, but he also conjured a spill of a straightforward drop off his own bowling, showing mercy for the batting side that other people did not.

Ben replaced Nigel before he could wipe out the rest of the bowling, but then proceeded to do so himself. Which left hardly any time for our fourth bowler - Fraser - who topped his unbeaten century with 3 wickets in 2 overs to finish off the last of the batting.

Definitely Fraser's day!

Jonathan Kirby reports...

Erratics Cricket Club Erratics Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
2nb 24w 2b  
for 2 wickets

(33.0 overs)
Duncan Chave Retired Not Out  34
Fraser Chave Not Out  103
Mark Phillips st Barlow 4
Daniel Thistlethwaite b Barlow 0
Jonathan Kirby Not Out  18
Nigel Rutherford  
Chris Ferro  
Phil Power  
Ben Youngman  
Mark Hailwood  
Jayakrupakar Nallala  

Cavendish Cavaliers Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
No records to display.

Cavendish Cavaliers Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
6w 2lb 
for 10 wickets
78 (21.0 overs)

Erratics Cricket Club Erratics Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Nigel Rutherford5.001635.333.20
Phil Power7.013100.004.43
Ben Youngman6.001844.503.00
Fraser Chave2.00531.672.50
Mark Hailwood1.00200.002.00
Photos and video of Cavendish Cavaliers v Erratics Cricket Club Erratics on Sun 21 Jun 2015 at 2.00pm

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Fraser leading the players off after scoring his maiden century for the Erratics.

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Fraser being congratulated by Phil Power,watched on by his dad, Duncan, after scoring his first century for the Erratics.

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Fraser Chave is congratulated by his dad, Duncan, after scoring his maiden century at Barton in 2015.

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Fraser Chave scored his maiden century at Barton in 2015

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Annie, Fraser and Duncan Chave after Fraser scored his first century!

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Fraser Chave is congratulated by his dad, Duncan, after scoring his maiden century at Barton in 2015.