Clyst St George v Erratics Cricket Club Erratics on Sat 16 Apr 2016 at 2.30pm
Match was Drawn

Match report Ben Youngman reports...

It seemed a bit early in the year to be taking to the cricket field, but turned out a worthwhile---albeit slightly cold and wet---afternoon’s cricket.

After negotiation between captains Matt Cook and Chris Ferro (of Clyst), Erratics went out to bat for a timed game, led by Martin Wright and Duncan Chave. The slightly damp wicket presented challenges for both batters and bowlers throughout the game. Once Martin had settled, his boundary attempt was unfortunately met by Krupakar Nallala (of Clyst), taking a rather impressive catch. This brought Matt to the crease, who was eventually bowled, and then Fraser, who edged one to gulley. Meanwhile Duncan kept the Erratic runs going, and passed 50, before being caught on 68. Danny Williamson and Andrew Forrester, now at the crease, and aware of clock, went for aggressive run-scoring and brought up the Erratic 100. Philip Walker (A.N.Other) and Sankar Mariappan ended the Erratics innings, with Sankar being caught on the final ball, valiantly trying to add to the final total of 123.

Tea, prepared by Chris, fuelled the now fielding Erratics. Ben Youngman and Sankar opened the bowling. Sankar, who used the wicket to generate some challenging spin, was replaced by Sophie, whose now familiar brand of late inswing took the first wicket, with Clyst on 49, and soon after the second---and valuable---wicket of Krupakar. Fraser, now bowling from the other end, gave few opportunities for runs, which resulted in Clyst needing 67 of the final 20 overs. Fraser ended his ten-over spell on 2-20 and Jeff, bowling from the other end, on 1-13. With ten overs to go, Clyst needed 38. Philip Walker, bowling off spin, then added two wickets. With four overs to go, Clyst, with three wickets in hand, needed 21, and by the final over that, with Matt having taken their eighth wicket, was down to eight. Only three were scored though.

In no way was a draw anticlimactic: it seemed the correct result to quantify some good-quality, friendly, cold-at-times, wet-at-times, sunny-at-times, early-season cricket.

A.N. Other = Phil Walker

Erratics Cricket Club Erratics Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 7 wickets
Martin Wright Caught  3 1
Duncan Chave Caught  63 1 5
Matt Cook Bowled  11 1
Fraser Chave Caught  5 1 1
Andrew Forrester Caught  5 1 1 1
Danny Williamson Caught  9 1
A.N. Other Not Out  11
Sankar Mariappan Caught  5
Ben Youngman   1
Sophie Florides  
Jeff Haynes   1

Clyst St George Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
No records to display.

Clyst St George Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 8 wickets
120 (38.0 overs)
C.Ferro ct ct.Forrester b.Walker 45 5
J.Nallala ct ct.Youngman b.Florides 2

Erratics Cricket Club Erratics Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Ben Youngman5.001500.003.00
Sankar Mariappan3.001100.003.67
Sophie Florides6.0026213.004.33
Fraser Chave10.0220210.002.00
Jeff Haynes5.0013113.002.60
A.N. Other5.011326.502.60
Matt Cook4.0020120.005.00