Lympstone v Erratics Cricket Club Erratics on Thu 27 May 2021 at 6.00pm
Erratics Cricket Club Lost by 8 Runs

Match report Nigel Rutherford reports...

Just as I was giving serious consideration to building an Ark , the rains ceased and the cricket season jump started back into action. On a hidden gem of a ground and the first really warm day of the season, the Erratics assembled at Winslade Park to take on erstwhile foe but in more recent years very congenial Lympstone cricket club in a twenty over contest. Opposing captain, Gary Abrahams, former Erratic himself, began his own brand of pre match psychological warfare by trying to convince both his side and ours that this was the strongest Erratics side ever to walk onto a cricket field and that we were undefeated so far this season. This, despite one of the most defeated starts to a season in recent years!

Our skipper, Jonathan, had a clear vision of the path the game was to take; Siva and Nigel were to open the batting, both making thirty in good time and retiring, allowing Krupakar to come in and do the same thing giving a platform that would allow the rest of the batters to either push on for a big total or chase down anything set by the opposition with at least one over to spare. As it happened, Lympstone batted first and their opener came out all guns blazing and it wasn't long before he was heading back to the pavilion having bagged his full quota of runs. The Erratics kept things pretty tight from then on. Mark H picked up a couple of good wickets, one of them involving a sharp catch by Martin Weiler taken at his now specialist fielding position of wideish deep gully. By Erratics standards it was a good all round fielding performance. All the bowlers were hitting their length and wickets were shared around. Ben fizzed down some good deliveries and found the outside edge a few times without success. When Gary's son, Ben came to the crease there was a sense that the game might begin to move away from us fairly rapidly. The first ball Nigel R. bowled to him he danced down the pitch and with a disdainful elegance, smashed the ball past mid off to the ropes. Aware of his quality the Erratics managed to keep a loose fitting lid on him and although he did go onto make his thirty, by the end of the innings a total of 110 felt like an achievable target.

The batting didn't entirely go as our skipper had forecast. Siva and Nigel found timing the ball a little trickier than it has looked and with ring of fielders right on the boundary from the start and a slow outfield, scoring a four felt near impossible. After some good shots Siva was stumped trying to push the score along. Nigel finally managed to club a couple of sixes which helped keep us up with the run rate but after he was out a few wickets fell and it seemed as though the game was slipping away. Martin Weiler, not ready to concede, played a tremendously busy innings, running almost everything, exhausting his younger batting partners at the other end and thumping a couple of boundaries. 24 needed off the last two overs . 12 off the last, but with a wicket falling we couldn't quite get across the line. Still a great game of cricket played in great spirits on a glorious evening. It felt good to be back.

Lympstone Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
3nb 3w 5b 1lb 
for 4 wickets
110 (20.0 overs)

Erratics Cricket Club Erratics Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Ben Youngman4.002800.007.00
Mark Hailwood4.001929.504.75
Nigel Rutherford4.0012112.003.00
Matt Crawford4.0015115.003.75
Sivaraman Subramanian2.002100.0010.50
Ben Yarde-Buller2.001500.007.50

Erratics Cricket Club Erratics Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
1nb 5w 4b 1lb 
for 8 wickets

(20.0 overs)
Sivaraman Subramanian Caught  9 1
Nigel Rutherford Caught  26 2
Jayakrupakar Nallala Caught  3
Matt Crawford Run out  15 1
Martin Weiler Not Out  23 1
Jonathan Kirby Caught  0
Ben Yarde-Buller Bowled  2
Alex Thomas Caught  0
Andrew Forrester Bowled  12
Mark Hailwood Not Out  1
Ben Youngman  

Lympstone Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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