Tale Millers v Erratics Cricket Club Erratics on Wed 30 Jun 2021 at 6.00pm
Erratics Cricket Club Lost 9 Wickets

Match report Siva Subramanian reports...

A muggy Wednesday evening, after a canceled weekend game with a promise of food provided after the game, the Erratics were enthusiastic about their chances at besting the Tale Millers. The Erratics won the toss and ended up batting first for a change. As promised by the Met Office, other than a brief downpour at exactly 5 PM, the weather held up.

JB and Nigel opened the batting in what seemed like easy ground to bat on. The leg-side boundary was small with a river flowing nearby. Naturally, the hosts had a net to fish the ball out as it fell into it frequently. However, the openers quickly realized that it would be quite difficult not only to hit the ball into the river but to hit the ball at all. The wicket was made of what seemed like compressed vines of some sort that absorbed all the momentum from the ball. The condition of the wicket, combined with some good opening bowling and the pink ball made it difficult for the batsmen to time the ball well. After facing a few balls JB got bowled after scoring 1 run. Some blamed the Erratic who jinxed JB before he went on to bat saying, “You are 80 not out so far.”

Siva went in next and together with Nigel struggled to make contact with the ball. After many wayward swings, dropped catches and a broken-bat, Siva somehow managed to hit a few balls into the boundary and retired at 32. Nigel tried the same, but was unlucky, however. Alex went in next hoping to lift the curse and score some runs. After a lofted shot to no man’s land and scoring 2 runs, he got bowled. Captain Fraser went in next hoping to score a quick 30, which he did. Fraser started hitting the boundaries as soon as he went in making it seem like the pitch was playable. JK went in next and again found it hard to time the ball. All this while, Nigel was on one end trying and missing. He had scored about 16 runs all in singles. Finally, he scored 18 runs, with 16 singles and one couple, and got bowled at the last ball of the inning.

At the end of the innings, the Erratics had scored 93 and lost just 3 wickets. Although it seems like a low score, after playing in the wicket, it seemed a defendable target.

There is not much to say about the Tale Millers batting and the Erratics’ bowling/fielding. Someone mentioned that the Tale Millers had many big hitters which turned out to be true. Ben opened the bowling as usual and kept it tight for a bit. However, the opening batsmen made quick singles and a boundary to get settled. All the other bowlers struggled to keep the batsmen under control and got hit around the park and into the river, the fishing net finally had a purpose. Fraser took a catch off his bowling to get one opener out. However, the number 3 batsman was also capable of hitting the ball into the river. Even without the dropped catches, the Tale Millers would have easily chased the target of 93 which they did in 13 overs for the loss of one wicket. The Erratics needed another 90 runs for the game to be competitive. Nonetheless, all of that was quickly forgetten with a beer and the pulled pork BBQ served after the game.

Erratics Cricket Club Erratics Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 3 wickets

(20.0 overs)
Jonathan Beverley Bowled  1
Nigel Rutherford Bowled  18
Sivaraman Subramanian Retired Not Out  32 3 1
Alex Thomas Bowled  2
Fraser Chave Retired Not Out  30 3 1 1
Jonathan Kirby Not Out  4
Ben Youngman  
Kyle Wedgwood  
Paul Molins  
Matt Crawford  
N.O. One  

Tale Millers Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
No records to display.

Tale Millers Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
2nb 3b 1lb 
for 1 wickets
97 (13.0 overs)

Erratics Cricket Club Erratics Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Ben Youngman4.001400.003.50
Matt Crawford2.002300.0011.50
Fraser Chave3.0021121.007.00
Nigel Rutherford3.002200.007.33
Kyle Wedgwood1.001300.0013.00