Erratics Cricket Club Erratics v Sunsets on Sun 01 Oct 2023 at 1.00pm
Erratics Cricket Club Won by 49 Runs

Match report
The last game of the season, doesn't it go quick.

A last chance to stretch the legs at Teign Valley, and achieve any preseason goals that had been set.

The Erratics were put in to bat - some kind of a friendly agreement was overheard, resulting in pads being scrambled to make up for a late start. Lindsay and F Chave started us off, but neither lasted long, both forcing the ball in the air within the first two overs - Richard gently prodding and suffering from a strange bounce up to a close fielder, and Fraser going for one of his usually successful pulls down leg - again snaffled to Sunset joy.

Crawford and Cammack had a mini partnership to steady the ship, but once Crawford was bowled, a classic Errati-collapse ensued, with Cammack, Wright, Tiwari and Weiler shortly following.

Thankfully Grant and Everett were here to save the day. Two different batting styles, but equally effective, Harry playing along the floor, apologising for everything and scampering singles, Lee swatting the ball to all parts, clearing the hedge for sixes and one-legged flicks and drives.

Spectators described shot types from the stands, cricketing language allowing so many verbs to replace "hitting", second only to the number of words for being drunk.
Tonked, biffed, bludgeoned, steered, jabbed, cracked, tickled, slapped, clobbered and glided, all providing an insight into how the partnership was going.

During his innings, Lee managed to accumulate three sixes, taking him above Anuj's tally for the season and into the top 5 most sixes for a season, the only non-Cook in this coveted list.

Ultimately, following a final flurry from D Chave, the Erratics total stood at 182, constructed in almost 3 perfectly equal contributions from Lee, Harry, and Everyone else.

Then an interval of 2 months for your author to come back to his half written script.

I can't really remember much of the second half, but reflecting on the scorecard it's not surprising that Oscar ripped through the opening batters, Lee was miserly by conceding less than a run an over, and Mark Hailwood chipped in with a couple of wickets bowling himself to the kids (probably) at the end.

Also remembered is Fraser and Anuj taking a catch a piece to claim the catching competition joint winners, and also Martin Weiler taking his 99th wicket - capping his bowlingest ever year according to the records, in terms of overs (since records began).

The final memory is sitting in the dark with a beer, at the Teign House inn. Reflecting on a game well played, and a season well run. Only 131 days until the 2024 opening game!

Matt Crawford.

Erratics Cricket Club Erratics Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
3nb 3w 4b 1lb 
for 8 wickets
Fraser Chave ct N McAleer 1 5 20.0 1
Richard Lindsay ct J Smalley 0 1 0
Matt Crawford b N McAleer 19 33 3 57.58
Oscar Cammack b M Cowley 11 18 1 61.11
Martin Wright ct N McAleer 1 4 25.00
Anuj Tiwari ct M Cowley 1 15 6.67 1
Martin Weiler b M Cowley 0 4 0
Harry Everett Not Out  64 68 5 94.12
Lee Grant ct R Miszka 59 47 4 3 125.53 2
Duncan Chave Not Out  15 18 2 83.33
Mark Hailwood  

Sunsets Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Josh Smalley7.0032132.004.57
Nick McAleer7.002739.003.86
Matthew Cowley5.002137.004.20
Oscar McAleer4.002000.005.00
Neil Shillabeer4.003300.008.25
Bernie Wilson5.003300.006.60
Ryan Miszka3.0011111.003.67

Sunsets Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
7nb 1w  
for 8 wickets
133 (35.0 overs)
Howard Smalley ct O Cammack 9 18 1 50.0
Ryan Miszka b O Cammack 26 22 4 118.18
Steve Halkyard Not Out  37 83 2 44.58
Matthew Cowley lbw O Cammack 2 12 16.67
Jim Dennis b L Grant 4 24 16.67
Neil Shillabeer b F Chave 0 4 0
Nick McAleer ct M Weiler 39 25 5 2 156.00
Josh Smalley ct M Hailwood 1 2 50.0
Oscar McAleer ct M Hailwood 0 3 0
Bernie Wilson Not Out  6 23 1 26.09

Erratics Cricket Club Erratics Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Anuj Tiwari7.023100.004.43
Oscar Cammack7.021635.332.29
Lee Grant5.03414.000.80
Fraser Chave4.00919.002.25
Martin Weiler6.0046146.007.67
Mark Hailwood6.0127213.504.50