Scorecard

Erratics Cricket Club Erratics v Halberton on Sun 31 May 2009 at Unknown
Erratics Cricket Club Won by 103 runs

Match report Only the wispiest of cloud stirrups survived the searing heat, as Halberton - a team of a beginning, an end, but no middle - were cruelly put out to pasture.

Despite the conditions, the opposition took five quick wickets, and only Mileham flourished on an uneven surface. His 32 included several heartily spanked boundaries. The Franks, Grewcock and Dingle were especially destructive with the ball, and typically Ferro was required to dig-in for his half-century.

He was to find unexpected salvation however, in batting partner David Pearson. Pearson built on initial circumspection with a series of trademark punches through cover, and all around. His eager foot movement helped on a tricky wicket. From a last-gasp last ball overthrow, Pearson ticked over to 50 - the first of his fledgling career as a batsman. The crowd stood to applaud.

A deliciously egg-laden tea was had, then the Erratics took heavily to the field. Ellis and Oughton opened well, and wickets fell regularly, but seemingly contentiously. As umpire, our poor president had to make 5 critical decisions (of which I was explained there was no doubting) within no more than 10 overs, the first of which occurred almost before he was in the correct position. On which subject, Mileham's smart wicketkeeping led to two stumpings and two catches, and Orpen claimed 4-37 in a superior spell. He teased and tickled the batsmen into submission, before McRae and Burrows polished them off.

It was then to the pub for Cider shandies, Beer and sausage javelins.

Erratics Cricket Club Erratics Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
extras
TOTAL :
 
for 7 wickets
0
188

(44.0 overs)
    
Tim Mileham ct Grewcock 34 6
Andrew McRae lbw Grewcock 4
Al Brunt lbw Dingle 0
Martin Weiler b Grewcock 4 1
Simon Orpen ct Dingle 0
Matt Cook ct Dingle 7 1
Chris Ferro Retired Not Out  53 6
David Pearson Not Out  50 6
Phil Ellis ct Franks 2
Gareth Oughton Not Out  0
James Burrows  

Halberton Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
H Franks6.021700.002.83
S Franks11.0237218.503.36
Grewcock7.002638.673.71
Dingle6.0032310.675.33
Ansell4.002100.005.25
Steeadman5.002400.004.80
Everett2.001000.005.00
Hills3.001300.004.33

Halberton Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
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TOTAL :
 
for 10 wickets
0
85 (35.5 overs)
     
Steadman lbw Oughton 7
A Hills lbw McRae 24
Ansell b Oughton 0
Gradham ct Orpen 4
Dingle b Orpen 4
D Hills st Orpen 10
Everett st Orpen 6
Bibble ct McRae 4
S Franks ct Burrows 3
H Franks b Burrows 22
Grewcock Not Out  1

Erratics Cricket Club Erratics Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Phil Ellis7.001200.001.71
Gareth Oughton7.00723.501.00
Simon Orpen10.003749.253.70
Matt Cook3.00900.003.00
Andrew McRae5.00723.501.40
James Burrows3.50522.501.30
 
Photos and video of Erratics Cricket Club Erratics v Halberton on Sun 31 May 2009 at Unknown

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'A series of trademark punches through cover': David Pearson during his maiden 50 at Dunsford in 2009

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Andrew McRae (left) and Tim Mileham open against Halberton at Dunsford in 2009

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'Only Mileham flourished on an uneven surface': Tim Mileham (on strike) and Andrew McRae at Dunsford in 2009

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The Erratics host Halberton at Dunsford in 2009

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Watching Erratics during the match against Halberton at Dunsford in 2009

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The Erratics host Halberton at Dunsford in 2009

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'Only the wispiest of cloud stirrups survived the searing heat': Linda Isaacson (left) and Triin Troon enjoy Dunsford in 2009

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Andrew McRae hits to leg against Halberton at Dunsford in 2009. Tim Mileham backs up.

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The Erratics host Halberton at Dunsford in 2009

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'Come and get it!' Antonia Burrows plates up 'a deliciously egg-laden tea' at Dunsford in 2009