South Brent v Erratics Cricket Club Erratics on Sun 16 Jun 2019 at 2.30pm
Erratics Cricket Club Won by 7 wickets

Match report Playing cricket, playing anything for that matter, or exercising any skill: cooking, being an ice skater, whatever, relies on something more complex than just the application of intellect to bodily activity. Memory, is one of the key ways in which our past influence us in the things that we can do, in our actions, and movement and the, kind of, flow of skills. This match against South Brent, like most Erratics games will remain in the memory

A 35 over match against South Brent, we thought we were starting at 2.30, they thought differently. Captain Wright inserted the opposition, South Brent were all out for 105 in 28 overs. We had been playing in some rain, that carried on during tea, on the face of it this didn’t seem enough runs. The Erratics had fielded well with some notable bowling performances. Ben 1-20, Mark 0–17, Fraser 2-3, Phil 2 -13, Siva 0-25, Rithvik 5 -5 and Martin 0–18. Rithvik’s efforts coming in 4 overs, as Chris pointed out 5 fers are rare with the Erratics as a bowler usually gets taken off if they are so much on top, so Rithvik took one wicket in his first over and two each in overs 3 and 4, stunning. Paul had a good game behind the stumps, particularly on a slow (soon to be even slower) pitch, with a catch and a stumping. Duncan, Siva and Mark taking catches. Mark’s particular fielding warrants more description - Mark spins, arms, legs flying behind, he catches up with the ball and collapses and collects the applause – think Winter Olympics Sarajevo, ‘Bolero moment’.

After tea, more rain on a muddy pitch. The sign on the Pavillion stating ‘Definitely No Golf’, made even more sense when the wicket resembled a pitch and put scene. I’ve adulterated a Peter Doig painting to further illustrate the scene (see below).

A damp pitch won't assist the ball in bouncing much. A damp pitch will have variable bounce, the ball will stick to the pitch and will stop and come to the batsman, making it very difficult to time the ball. The ball hits the pitch and contemplates life on the way, it’s major consideration is over or under the bat? Cricket, is a case study if you like, of a complex skill, a bodily skill, which exhibits memory in all of its complexity. We should be used to wet, muddy pitches, maybe we remembered enough? Duncan and Fraser bedded in playing well on what was now a wet pitch, and we crept to the score slowly. Frustrating one of the opposition bowlers, who kicked down the stumps in a fit of pique, he later gracefully apologised. We made it in the gloom in the 29th over, but it was a struggle. Playing for the Erratics is often a case of memories. Did I remember to put my box on – Duncan?

We exercise and train the body to make it more flexible and adaptive, so it is able to do what it could not do previously. The aim is to increase and improve capacity, opening up the possibility of solving problems that haven't yet materialised. Now substitute the mind for the body: we "exercise" the mind, training ourselves to think better, many of the best sportsmen, of course, do this naturally, aother Erratics plus point, we exercise the mind particularly well after the game. So, we headed off to the Pack Horse Inn, and oiled those flexible memories in the Snug bar, the result an agreement that the true art of cricket is in the beauty of its playing and the memory of the game.

Phil Power

South Brent Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
108 (28.0 overs)

Erratics Cricket Club Erratics Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Ben Youngman7.0020120.002.86
Mark Hailwood3.001700.005.67
Fraser Chave4.01321.500.75
Phil Power4.011326.503.25
Sivaraman Subramanian3.002500.008.33
Rithvik Gutha4.01551.001.25
Martin Weiler3.001800.006.00

Erratics Cricket Club Erratics Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 3 wickets
Duncan Chave Not Out  38 4 1
Martin Wright Lbw  4 1
Mark Hailwood Bowled  2 1
Fraser Chave Bowled  31 5
Phil Power Not Out  13 2
Chris Ferro  
Martin Weiler  
Paul Molins   1 1
Rithvik Gutha   1
Sivaraman Subramanian  
Ben Youngman  

South Brent Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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Adulterated Peter Doig (Paragrand) painting

Adulterated Peter Doig (Paragrand) painting, by Phil Power, inspired by a soggy afternoon at South Brent.