Morebath v Erratics Cricket Club Erratics on Sun 01 Jul 2018 at 2.00pm
Erratics Cricket Club Won by 4 wickets

Match report There were 5 vehicles driving away from Lynton & Lynmouth on the evening of the 30th of June 2018, this is their story:

Vehicle One: The campervan (Occupants – Andrew & Jan).

Having recently bought an impressive looking campervan Andrew and Jan had decided to turn the Lynton and Lynmouth game into a test run for it. They drove away from the pub in Lynton towards a caravan site on the way back home somewhere roughly near Ilfracombe. An email on the 2nd marked them as safe and well.

Vehicle Two: The Little Blue Car (Occupant – Matt Crawford)

Sadly the recently named Trebbs could not continue to the fourth day of the tour, instead he was meeting up with his partner and other work colleges to spend a night camping somewhere along the north coast. Originally planned to be in Lynton, he was later told to head to Woolacombe and was last seen heading off in the direction of a four star hotel near that town.

Vehicle Three: The Blue Car (Occupants – Martin Wright, Annie & Duncan Chave)

Martin Wright was very tired, something to do with the sun coming up bright and early and sleeping in a tent (not sure what the sun was doing sleeping in a tent but we should let it do what it wants). In order to stop their designated driver from sleeping at the wheel A & D lead him down the scenic route and Duncan used scintillating conversation and Annie used Insults to get him back to the Bunk House.

Vehicle Four: The Little Red Car (Occupants – David Shackleton, Nick Walding & Fraser Chave)

Nick’s navigation is very similar to his batting, all or nothing. For the first 20 minutes of the journey it was very much nothing. This is how we ended up blissfully on the road to Minehead. Once we realised this had happened his navigation became stunningly everything. “little right bend here David… 20% slope here David… watch out for that man David….” As we neared the Bunk House Nick’s navigation became nothing again and we drove straight past the turning. But we did make it back and arrived at the same time as Vehicle Three.

Vehicle Five: The Silver Car (Occupants – Jonathan Kirby, Mark Hailwood & Ben Youngman)

Jonathan is an avid film fan and was eager to recreate the opening scene from Mississippi Burning. The plan was that Jonathan would stop the car, everyone would get out and hide in the bushes, at which point Vehicle Three would arrive and the occupants would be concerned as to why their fellows had stopped, they would get out and find an abandoned car, at which point Jonathan’s crew would run out and bludgeon them to death (or simply frighten them). Now the more astute Erratic would notice one glaring problem with the plan… there is no way anyone could convince Ben to get out of the car and hide in the bush. This was the belief of Annie Chave, who had made a secret bet with Jonathan that he wouldn’t be able to convince Ben to be complicit in such an immature act. It seems like a safe bet but come the time Jonathan was successful in his persuasion of Ben to be complicit in such an immature act. Unfortunately as mentioned in the previous two vehicle accounts, vehicle three and vehicle four were somewhat delayed, as a result, Jonathan, Mark and Immature Ben ended up hiding in a bush for about 10 minutes before giving up and going to the bunk house, where they were for a further 10 minutes before everyone else got back.

By Fraser Chave

[Addendum by Mark H:

For a long time it looked as though Sunday's game at Morebath would fall foul of the rain that swept in over Exmoor. This may explain Fraser's failure to mention the match at all in the above report - perhaps his pen had run out making notes on how to fill a report if there was no game to comment on. Well, in the end we did manage a T20 when the rains abated, and our hosts deserve credit for persevering when it would have been entirely reasonable to call the whole thing off. As it was we decided on a short format game on their artificial strip. This was still rather damp when we started, and largely accounts for the low scores you see below. Tour reinforcements proved crucial - Mark P and Siva in particular, up just for the day from Exeter, took the load off the tired legs of the long-term tourists, and between them snaffled 6 wickets and scored 35 of the 80 runs we required. George and Fraser selflessly turned out for the opposition. It was a relatively low key but relaxed and friendly end to a splendid tour.]

Morebath Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 9 wickets
79 (16.5 overs)
F.Chave Bowled  26 3
G.Cockburn Bowled  4

Erratics Cricket Club Erratics Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Nick Walding4.0116116.004.00
Ben Youngman4.0020210.005.00
Mark Hailwood3.00900.003.00
Sivaraman Subramanian4.001443.503.50
Mark Phillips1.50321.501.64

Erratics Cricket Club Erratics Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 5 wickets

(14.2 overs)
Ben Youngman Bowled  11 1
Sivaraman Subramanian Bowled  20 4
Mark Phillips Bowled  15 2
Martin Wright Bowled  6 1
Mark Hailwood Bowled  2
Jonathan Kirby Not Out  4 1
Chris Ferro Not Out  0 2
Nick Walding  
Duncan Chave  
N.O. One  
N.O. One  

Morebath Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy