Lynton & Lynmouth v Erratics Cricket Club Erratics on Sun 09 Sep 2007 at 2.00pm
Erratics Cricket Club Won by 70 runs

Match report by John Curtis

Class will out. It may take time - but out it will. So it was that, after your reporter understands some 23 years, this was a high class, undefeated, maiden test century for Sid Thomson studded with some really gorgeous late cuts and whippy leg-side shots.

In an imposing 297-4 posted by the Erratics the other major contribution was a driving 96 by Matt Cook which simply over-powered the Lynton attack.

Perhaps the quality of the Erratics batting acted to constrain the opposition's ambition or perhaps they found the sheer novelty of line employed by the bowlers, (38 wides), a touch disorientating.

For whatever reason, and despite a disturbingly correct contribution from an over-talented 12-year-old at no.3, Lynton never really convinced that they regarded the required total as attainable and the Erratics ran out relatively comfortable, (if fully wind-chilled) victors.

There only remains then that abiding local mystery, which has troubled numberless (to mention but one of several possible lesses) cricketers over the years:

How did this ground get that weird name?

Erratics Cricket Club Erratics Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
6nb 10w 12b 3lb 
for 4 wickets

(40.0 overs)
Al Brunt st N.Constable 8
Sid Thomson Not Out  113
Chris Ferro ct A.Tucker 1
Matt Cook ct Jones 96
Martin Weiler b Hobbs 7
Martin Wright Not Out  42
John Curtis  
Simon Orpen  
Brian Carpenter  
Alex Watkins  
Peter Thomson  

Lynton & Lynmouth Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
No records to display.

Lynton & Lynmouth Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 5 wickets
228 (40.0 overs)

Erratics Cricket Club Erratics Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
John Curtis8.0032216.004.00
Alex Watkins8.001900.002.37
Simon Orpen6.002500.004.17
Brian Carpenter5.002800.005.60
Chris Ferro4.001900.004.75
Martin Wright2.003300.0016.50
Matt Cook5.003000.006.00
Martin Weiler2.002800.0014.00
Photos and video of Lynton & Lynmouth v Erratics Cricket Club Erratics on Sun 09 Sep 2007 at 2.00pm

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Sid Thomson (left, hidden by Al Brunt's hand) returns to the pavilion after his maiden century for the Erratics at the Valley of the Rocks in 2007. Martin Wright (42*) also receives applause from Alex Watkins. Steve Berry is the beshorted umpire.

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View from the changing room at the Valley of the Rocks.

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Al Brunt winds up and Sid Thomson backs up at the Valley of the Rocks in 2007.

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The Valley of the Rocks

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Sid Thomson during his maiden century against a determined Lynton and Lynmouth side in 2007. Peter Thomson (father and budding gold prospector) umpires.