Erratics Cricket Club Erratics v Anchor XI on Sat 30 Aug 2008 at Unknown
Erratics Cricket Club Won by 72 runs

Match report Day three of the tour dawned with us having won one and lost one. Today's game was the annual match against the pub invitation team the Anchor XI which tends to closely resemble the team known as the Longhorns (see tomorrow's report for that!) Once kit had been dumped in the old railway carriage and warm up exercises had been participated in (no,really!) the Erratics walked out to bat with Sam Cook and David Pearson opening.

Sam finally rediscovered his magisterial best form and proceeded to flay the bowling to all areas. If there had been a confectionery stall he would indeed have hit the ball straight into and out of it. David ably assisited before being caught by a certain Gareth Oughton when he had reached 24. Next came Oliver Kirby with a repeat of last year's innings. Oliver made 21, Matt turner 20 and Jonathan 18 but the innings was dominated by Sam on his way to 143, his highest score for the Erratics and I believe nailbitingly close to a Cook family best for the team.

The Erratics total of 271 seemed enough, even on a small ground like Longney although for a time it seemed the match could be in the balance. With one opener scoring 74 and our own Richard Perham batting at number 4 and scoring an excellent 54 not out the result could have gone either way. Derek Perry and Gareth Oughton also moonlighted for the opposition but thankfully did the right thing and declined to post big scores.

The Anchor were finally bowled out for 199 thanks to excellent bowling from James burrows and Jim Thomson. Thanks must go to Andy for the tea and the Anchor XI for an excellent game.

Erratics Cricket Club Erratics Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
1nb 17w 8b 2lb 
for 7 wickets

(36.0 overs)
Sam Cook b A. Taylor 143 12 11
David Pearson ct Perry 24 3
Oliver Kirby b Smith 21 4
Simon Orpen lbw A Taylor 1
Matt Turner ct Hart 20 4
Jonathan Kirby ct Hart 18 3
Paul Molins Not Out  6 1
Chris Ferro lbw Oughton 8 1
James Burrows Not Out  1
John Pearson  
Jim Thomson  

Anchor XI Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
T Taylor6.003800.006.33
A Taylor6.0020210.003.33

Anchor XI Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
3nb 3w 5b  
for 10 wickets
199 (38.0 overs)
Bubb b Burrows 74
Keyse ct J Pearson 13
Oughton ct Molins 9
Perham Not Out  54
Perry ct Molins 14
Cripps ct D Pearson 14
Tracey ct Orpen 6
T Taylor ct Thompson 9
A Taylor Run out  5
Hart b Burrows 1
Smith Run out  4

Erratics Cricket Club Erratics Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
James Burrows13.0081240.506.23
John Pearson4.0032132.008.00
Chris Ferro4.00800.002.00
Paul Molins4.001829.004.50
David Pearson5.0028128.005.60
Jim Thomson6.0019119.003.17
Simon Orpen2.00616.003.00
Photos and video of Erratics Cricket Club Erratics v Anchor XI on Sat 30 Aug 2008 at Unknown


Richard Perham finishes unbeaten on 54 for the Anchor Inn at Longney in 2008


Sam Cook sends another ball to the boundary during his blistering 143 at Longney in 2008.


A boundary scene during the Erratics innings at Longney in 2008


Erratics warm up before taking on the Anchor XI at Longney in 2008