Erratics Cricket Club Erratics v Cheriton Fitzpaine on Sun 10 Sep 2023 at 1.30pm
Erratics Cricket Club Won by 7 Wickets

Match report Mike Foan wired the following match report from Cheriton Fitzpaine:

We travelled through beautiful Devon scenery as we drove alongside the Teign gurgling down the valley .Over old stone bridges and then we rattled down a long rough track to the ground , a large flat part of a flood plain which stretched on each side of the cricket field past ditches and populated by sheep. On one side of the ground was a hedge and behind it a field leading down to the river , on the other side was a huge bank tiered by many trees, possibly 80 feet high, from which buzzards circled mewing their plaintive cries.

Tea was provided and we were playing a timed game . What more could we want? A Cheriton batting bonanza perhaps?
Our openers batted superbly Grant the more aggressive and Shenan the more sedate. They put on 100 at nearly a run a ball. It was good to watch. Charles batted well, Flash was caught on the boundary , going for a six, Barney hit a number of big boundaries and managed to give a sheep an attack of hysterics , and Will scored an eccentric ,ambidextrous , speedy fifty that managed to confuse the fielders, the umpires and himself. Excellent!

We could have thought that 232 was enough, but the Erratics batted well. Shaun Andy and Flash all got wickets but every time Cheriton seemed to be on top their batsmen managed to wrest away the initiative with a boundary.

Even though they lost only three wickets it was only in the second last over that they hit the winning runs.

A good game , a good drink afterward and a generally very good day.

Co men of match for their excellent fifties: for his generally orthodox innings, Grant and Will for his completely unorthodox , but highly entertaining one.

Cheriton Fitzpaine Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
3nb 3w 6b  
for 8 wickets
232 (44.0 overs)
S Grossberg b  C Cook 37
G Squire ct  C Cook 62
C Sheldrich lbw  B Yarde-Buller 18
E Butterfield b  C Cook 1
J Tricks ct  J Thomson 12
W Martin Not Out  54
J Gordon ct  J Curtis 1
B Butterfield lbw  A Tiwari 26
S Carter b  F Chave 6
C White Not Out  1
A Dale  

Erratics Cricket Club Erratics Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Anuj Tiwari8.0039139.004.88
Paul Carr4.003300.008.25
Fraser Chave8.0247147.005.88
Chris Cook11.062237.332.00
Ben Yarde-Buller8.0033133.004.13
Jim Thomson3.0024124.008.00
John Curtis2.0029129.0014.50

Erratics Cricket Club Erratics Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
3nb 5w 10b 3lb 
for 3 wickets
Duncan Chave ct  S Carter 17 17 3 100
Jon Perkin b  A Dale 24 38 4 63.16
Fraser Chave ct  J Gordon 88 77 12 3 114.29 3
Chris Cook Not Out  78 71 9 109.86
Ben Yarde-Buller Not Out  8 12 1 66.67
Anuj Tiwari  
Phil Power  
Paul Carr  
John Curtis  
Jim Thomson  
A.N. Other2  

Cheriton Fitzpaine Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
S Carter5.002300.004.60
E Butterfield5.003800.007.60
A Dale8.0040140.005.00
B Butterfield5.003000.006.00
W Martin5.003500.007.00
C White5.002500.005.00
J Gordon1.0018118.0018.00
S Grossberg1.301700.0011.33