Erratics Cricket Club Erratics v Clyst St George on Sun 03 Jul 2011 at 2:30 PM
Erratics Cricket Club Lost

Match report Match Report: Chris Ferro

Strange omens: the biggest branch on a boundary tree cracked and fell
into the Dunsford woodland; a downy fledgling was discovered flapping
around the square. Phil Ellis, Erratics captain, turned to his priests
for an interpretation. The priests looked at each other with uncertain

The early signs bode ill. Clyst St George had borrowed Matt Cook for
the day and, lacking a player ourselves following a late withdrawal,
we borrowed their umpire, Joe Oldfield, to balance the numbers.
Further disruption was caused by the late arrival of the Chaves. In a
display of admirable dedication to the tea, but scant regard for the
team, they had returned home to retrieve a loaf of sandwiches lying
forgotten on a sideboard. The absence of Duncan necessitated a
promotion in the batting order for Nigel Rutherford, who opened our
innings with Sid Thomson after Clyst had been invited to field.

Jeff Rosser and friend-or-foe Mike Johnson settled into a spell of
accurate swing bowling, the latter collecting the early wicket of
Thomson with a trimmer. Chris Ferro joined Rutherford and they settled
down to produce the highest partnership of the day, drives featuring
most frequently on a low pitch as they took the total to 102. By now,
Cook had turned to his own leg-breaks and 'Antipodean Weapon of Mass
Destruction' Steve Bourke. They soon proved effective. Rutherford,
Chave, Chris Fear, Ferro and James Burrows all succumbed. The priests
surveyed the broken timbers of the Erratics innings with knowing
glances. But Clyst were not finished with us yet: Ellis, Mark
Hailwood, Fraser Chave and Dan Thistlethwaite departed too. A total of
119 all out represented a collapse of nine wickets for seventeen
runs. Joshua and his trumpeters would have been impressed.

And so, Clyst began their innings half-an-hour before tea. Would they
employ a tea-watchman, that controversial role famously filled by
David Salter in a former encounter between these two sides? No, Clyst
were too dominant for such tactics to be considered. Or were they? A
probing opening spell from Burrows and Rutherford meant that tea was
taken with Clyst three wickets down for about thirty runs. Another
wicket fell soon after tea to give the Erratics further hope, but more
than this was needed to overcome the shock of their earlier batting
collapse and resignation returned as the Aldridge brothers calmly took
control of the game for Clyst once more. A fifth wicket brought Cook
to the crease and he soon put the result beyond doubt. Driving all
round the wicket, the four that he struck off Fraser Chave (flapping
around the square in his grandfather's out-sized cricket shirt) to win
the match with about fifteen of the final twenty overs remaining must
have taken him close to his half-century.

Those Erratics whose studies have yet to encompass the more applied
areas of statistical science may be unaware of a mathematical
quantity, commonly taught at undergraduate level, known as the Cook
statistic (Cook, 1977). It measures the extent to which each member of
a data set affects the conclusions of the statistical analysis: a large value of the Cook statistic indicates a strong influence on the result.

Cook, R. D. (1977) Detection of influential observation in linear
regression. Technometrics, 19, 15-18.

Erratics Cricket Club Erratics Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
1nb 7w 6b 2lb 
for 10 wickets

(31.0 overs)
Nigel Rutherford Lbw  16
Sid Thomson Bowled  4
Chris Ferro Caught  77
Duncan Chave Lbw  1
Christopher Fear Bowled  0
Mark Hailwood Caught  4
Phil Ellis Caught  0
James Burrows Bowled  0
Daniel Thistlethwaite Caught  0
Fraser Chave Bowled  0
A.N. Other Not Out  0

Clyst St George Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
No records to display.

Clyst St George Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
3w 6b 3lb 
for 5 wickets
123 (34.0 overs)

Erratics Cricket Club Erratics Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
James Burrows13.0438312.672.92
Nigel Rutherford13.0334217.002.62
Chris Ferro7.003600.005.14
Fraser Chave1.00600.006.00