Scorecard

Pitt Farm Invitation XI v Erratics Cricket Club Erratics on Sun 23 Apr 2017 at 1.00pm
Erratics Cricket Club Won by 8 wickets

Match report Arriving at Clyst St. George, the lack of April showers meant we were greeted by some solid ground, and then at the pavilion by founder, captain and president of the (Democratic Republic of) Pitt Farm Invitation XI, Gary Abrahams. Unfortunately, Pitt the Younger, Ben Abrahams, was elsewhere. Pitt the Elder, Gary, then posed a quirky format to Erratics skipper, Jeff Haynes, in which the game would comprise two innings: a Twenty20 followed by a two-and-a-half hour innings, in which the first batting side would set a target for the second the chase. Failure to make the target by loss of all wickets would results in a loss; failure to make the target with wickets remaining, a draw; and making the target, a win, of course. Kudos to Gary here, as this format led to a lively, engaging and inclusive afternoon’s cricket.

Batting first, following Jeff’s win of the toss, Pitt Farm lost a second-ball wicket to Ben Youngman, bowling up the hill, and soon after a couple more to the returning Nigel Rutherford. Jeff and Chaves Fraser and Duncan added wickets, but Krupakar’s three for a mere six runs made the largest dent in Pitt Farm’s batting, ultimately posting a first-innings total of 93. Erratics posted 98 in response, with Danny Williamson and Duncan both retiring on 25, and Nick Walding almost following suit on 24, with his wicket intact as the overs ran out.

Gary allowed tea, which included rumoured-to-be-tasty lemon drizzle cake, rumours from those quicker on their toes to tea than me.

In the second innings Pitt Farm added 80 off 23 overs to their existing 93 before declaring, hampered by run restricting bowling, even more of Andrew Forrester’s bye-saving wicketkeeping, wickets to Fraser and Guy Clarke, and three more to Krupakar, taking his match-day total to 6 for just 15 runs. This left Erratics just over an hour to post 75 for the win. Openers Duncan and Nigel, both reaching 25 and retiring, set solids foundations, and a few overs later newcomer Tom Bennett-Hughes posted the winning runs with a cover drive to the boundary.

The day’s friendly and yet action-packed cricket appeared unanimously enjoyed by all, perhaps sewing the seed for an annual fixture, Gary, with a cup?

Ben Youngman.



Pitt Farm Invitation XI Batting - 1st innings
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
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TOTAL :
 
for 9 wickets
0
93 (20.0 overs)
     
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Erratics Cricket Club Erratics Bowling - 1st innings

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Ben Youngman3.0013113.004.33
Nigel Rutherford4.01924.502.25
Nick Walding2.00500.002.50
Jeff Haynes2.00919.004.50
Jayakrupakar Nallala2.00632.003.00
Fraser Chave3.0213113.004.33
Duncan Chave3.0017117.005.67
Danny Williamson1.00900.009.00

Erratics Cricket Club Erratics Batting - 1st innings
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
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TOTAL :
 
for 4 wickets
0
98

(20.0 overs)
    
Guy Clarke Bowled  3
Danny Williamson Retired Not Out  25 3
Tom Bennett-Hughes Lbw  0
Duncan Chave Retired Not Out  25 3
Andrew Forrester Bowled  0 3
Jayakrupakar Nallala Bowled  1
Nick Walding Not Out  24 2 1 1
Nigel Rutherford Not Out  9 1
Fraser Chave   2
Ben Youngman  
Jeff Haynes  

Pitt Farm Invitation XI Bowling - 1st innings

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
No records to display.

Pitt Farm Invitation XI Batting - 2nd innings
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
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TOTAL :
 
for 5 wickets
0
80 (23.2 overs)
     
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Erratics Cricket Club Erratics Bowling - 2nd innings

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Ben Youngman5.011600.003.20
Nigel Rutherford4.011200.003.00
Jayakrupakar Nallala5.01933.001.80
Fraser Chave5.0112112.002.40
Danny Williamson2.001000.005.00
Nick Walding2.001100.005.50
Guy Clarke0.20010.000.00

Erratics Cricket Club Erratics Batting - 2nd innings
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
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TOTAL :
 
for 2 wickets
0
78

(14.5 overs)
    
Duncan Chave Retired Not Out  28 1 2
Nigel Rutherford Retired Not Out  28 3
Ben Youngman Caught  0
Fraser Chave Caught  13 2 1
Tom Bennett-Hughes Not Out  5 1
Jayakrupakar Nallala Not Out  1 1
Guy Clarke  
Danny Williamson  
Nick Walding  
Andrew Forrester  
Jeff Haynes  

Pitt Farm Invitation XI Bowling - 2nd innings

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
No records to display.