Spreyton v Erratics Cricket Club Erratics on Wed 02 Jun 2021 at 6.00pm
Erratics Cricket Club Lost by 5 Wickets

Match report Andrew Forrester reports:

Humbled? Humiliated? Horrendous? (And that’s just the H’s)

Yes, the Erratics have matched the batting of England against New Zealand. On a grey evening for long sleeves and long johns, I was at least looking forward to seeing some old friends from my years in the 2000’s when I played for Spreyton before being tempted by the fleshpots of the big city of Exeter.

Friends no more - as I was part of the procession of low scores that created a platform of 13 for 6 before some respectability was produced by Krups, Fraser and Lee. To be fair the pitch was awful - according to my contacts in Spreyton it was under water a week before - it had then seemed to grow an inch of moss. Bounce was there none.

But you have to see what it was like for both teams and whilst at least 2 of their batsmen were fooled by a moss roller onto their stumps the result was never in doubt.

On a bright note - the spread of food in the beer garden at the famous Old Tom Cobbley Inn - of Widdecombe fair fame - was gargantuan (see pic below). And the sun came out . And I (just about) forgave my old mate Chris for bowling me with a non spinning off break that just reached the base of the stumps.

Ed - Nigel was feeling similarly despondent after our second heavy defeat of the season at Spreyton, and composed the following in the outfield:

Don't follow the signposts to Spreyton
Take my advice and go straight on
or perhaps you've not heard
that the corpse of a bird
could point to the birthplace of Satan.

He might have felt differently if he'd come to the pub...

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

(20.0 overs)
Matt Crawford Bowled  0
Sivaraman Subramanian Caught  8 1
Duncan Chave Caught  2
Jayakrupakar Nallala Caught  22 3
Alex Thomas Caught  0
Andrew Forrester Bowled  0
Mike O'Sullivan Bowled  0
Fraser Chave Stumped  19 1
Lee Grant Not Out  15 1 1
Nigel Rutherford Not Out  9 1
Mark Hailwood  

Spreyton Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
No records to display.

Spreyton Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
2w 1b  
for 5 wickets
95 (17.2 overs)

Erratics Cricket Club Erratics Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Mark Hailwood3.001427.004.67
Mike O'Sullivan2.202500.0010.71
Fraser Chave3.0018118.006.00
Lee Grant3.001326.504.33
Nigel Rutherford3.001200.004.00
Matt Crawford3.001200.004.00
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Spreyton post match

'This spread is almost as legendary as my hat-trick' proclaimed Hailwood