Lustleigh v Erratics Cricket Club Erratics on Sun 10 Jun 2007 at 2.00pm
Erratics Cricket Club Won by 81 runs

Match report by Carl Knappett

Erratics swoop for John Lloyd Trophy

Now in its 25th year, the John Lloyd Trophy is contested in a much-anticipated annual fixture between Lustleigh and the Erratics. And yesterday it was reclaimed by the Erratics with a convincing win. Yet we were unable to return from the moor with our spoils, for want of a proper pavilion in which to house the handsome trophy. The closest the Erratics have to a pavilion is the overflowing kitbag; a trophy wouldn’t last long in there (not much does). And so Lustleigh keep the trophy safe until next year, and hopefully another highly enjoyable match at this beautiful ground.

Our captain for this glorious sunny afternoon, Chris Cook, won the toss and elected to bat. Yet he had clearly not anticipated the cavalier attitude of some of the top order when faced with some flighted deliveries from Lustleigh opening bowler Brewer (some connection with the splendid Cleave pub nearby?). Before very long at all he had deceived Paul Molins, Sam Cook and Phil Ellis, leaving the Erratics precariously placed at 18 for 3. Meanwhile opener Chris Ferro, who made his debut just last week, was keeping his head down. Joined by Chris Cook in at 5, the pair set about consolidating, Ferro happy to anchor while Cook accelerated. The pair put on a splendid 157 run partnership before Cook eventually holed out for a marvellous 86. Ferro stuck around while Birbeck and then Prosser sought some quick runs, departing for an elegant 68. Very elegant indeed. Our scorer certainly thought so.

5pm. Tea. 234 for 7. A big ask for Lustleigh. Sam Cook and Carl Knappett opened the bowling, the former producing impressive pace, and the wicket of Cheeseman, comprehensively bowled. Seeing little help in the wicket for seamers, captain Cook opted for the loopy legbreaks of Paul Molins – who promptly lured two Lustleigh batsmen into ill-judged swipes, bowling both. In at 5 was a smallish chap of 12; stature proved immediately deceptive, however, as he promptly displayed both technique and poise in slowing the Erratics onslaught. But like 4 other Lustleigh batsmen he made it into the 20s but not beyond. Wickets were shared between the bowlers, with the last falling to Chris Cook with 5 overs to spare, leaving Lustleigh 81 short.

Erratics Cricket Club Erratics Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
11w 4b 7lb 
for 7 wickets
Chris Ferro b McGuire 68
Paul Molins ct Brewer 1
Sam Cook b Brewer 0
Phil Ellis b Brewer 4
Chris Cook ct Cheeseman 86
Nick Birbeck b Cheeseman 11
Dominic Prosser not out Brewer 21
Carl Knappett Not Out  14
Chris Squire Not Out  8
Penny Price  
Peter Thomson  

Lustleigh Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

Lustleigh Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
3nb 23w 3b  
for 10 wickets
154 (32.0 overs)
Sanders lbw Price 21
Cheeseman b Sammy P. Cook 4
Murdon b Molins 4
D.Manners-Chapman b Molins 23
Paxman b Knappett 20
M.Manners-Chapman not out Ellis 22
Facknell b Ellis 2
Brewer Not Out  23
Ball Run out  0
McGuire b Squire 0
C.Wright b C.Cook 6

Erratics Cricket Club Erratics Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Sam Cook4.0018118.004.50
Carl Knappett9.0223123.002.56
Paul Molins8.0055227.506.87
Penny Price3.0021121.007.00
Phil Ellis5.011929.503.80
Chris Squire2.0014114.007.00
Chris Cook1.01010.000.00
Photos and video of Lustleigh v Erratics Cricket Club Erratics on Sun 10 Jun 2007 at 2.00pm

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Nick Birbeck (left) and Dominic Prosser at Lustleigh in 2007.


Chris Ferro (68) drives during his maiden half-century at Lustleigh in 2007


Drinks at Lustleigh in 2007. The batsmen are Chris Cook (left) and Chris Ferro. Paul Molins is the thirsty umpire.


Chris Cook (86) pulls during his partnership of 157 with Chris Ferro (68) at Lustleigh in 2007. Phil Ellis umpires.


Nick Birbeck bats at Lustleigh in 2007.


Erratics batting at Lustleigh in 2007.


The John Lloyd Trophy, named in honour of our founder, for which we play at Lustleigh each year. The trophy was given by John's widow, Vera.