Plymtree v Erratics Cricket Club Erratics on Sun 29 May 2005 at 2pm
Erratics Cricket Club Won by seven wickets

Match report
And so to Plymtree on the first really sunny day of this Erratic summer. Steve Berry captained and we fielded first. I’ve been told that I must without fail include the following horrific incident in my match report so here goes:

Simon Orpen fielding at square leg just behind the umpire swoops elegantly as the ball speeds his way “Bowler’s end, Bowler’s end” shouts Cook, Berry et al. Orpen’s brain and arm not being perfectly synchronised manage to throw the ball full speed straight at the Umpire (not five yards away) hitting him directly on the kneecap and felling him like a shot buffalo! An embarrassing incident and sure to be remembered post season –thankfully no lasting damage to the victim who went on to open the bowling for Plymtree!!

Now that’s over I can tell you about some excellent bowling from the Erratics, especially Abhay (8 overs,1 for 24) Carl Knappett (6 overs,3 for 35) Ed Thomas (5 overs, 2 for 22) and Chris Cook (6 overs 2 for 19) good supporting work from James Burrows, Simon Orpen and John Somers plus an excellent catch from Sam Cook supersub (on for Molins) meant that Plymtree were restricted to 183 off their 40 overs – a substantial total but certainly one that was realistically chaseable.

Chris Cook, Steve Berry and a one legged Paul Molins opened the Erratics’ reply. Molins did a passable imitation of Gordon Greenidge with an aggressive but painful (for him) 28 aided by his trusty runner Martin Weiler. Steve batted throughout most of the Erratics innings and he and Chris Cook (82 n.o) put on a superb century stand to take us to the brink of victory. Martin Weiler came out towards the end and matched Chris shot for shot as we crossed the finish line. An excellent first victory of the season!

Match Report by Simon Orpen.

Plymtree Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
13nb 17w 5b 3lb 
for 10 wickets
183 (38.1 overs)

Erratics Cricket Club Erratics Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
James Burrows5.0025125.005.00
Chris Cook6.021929.503.17
Abhay Krishna8.0224124.003.00
Carl Knappett6.1035311.675.68
John Somers5.012300.004.60
Ed Thomas5.0022211.004.40
Simon Orpen3.0027127.009.00

Erratics Cricket Club Erratics Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
28w 16b 1lb 
for 3 wickets

(36.2 overs)
Paul Molins Caught  28 5
Steve Berry Lbw  20
Abhay Krishna Bowled  0
Chris Cook Not Out  82 8 1
Martin Weiler Not Out  12 2
Carl Knappett  
Simon Orpen  
Ed Thomas  
James Burrows  
John Somers  
Sam Cook  

Plymtree Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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Chris Cook bats at Plymtree, 2005.