East Prawle Cricket Club
2013 Match Reports

Sunday 5th. May 2013 v. Aveton Gifford - at home

Won by 95 Runs

The village cricket team kicked off its season with a 95 run win against Aveton Gifford this week. In its 35 overs Prawle scored 255 for 5, one of its highest scores in its history.

Three of our batsmen scored over 50. Ollie King Sorrell led the way with 77. Alex Browne made 65 and Tim Bromfield, 51. King Sorrell and Browne had an opening partnership of over 100. The best of the Aveton Gifford bowlers was James Shephard, who took 2 for 24 in 5 overs.

Needing 256 to win Aveton Gifford were only able to gather 160 runs in their 35 overs for the loss of 9 wickets. Best of their batsmen was Bellamy who made 64, and the second highest scorer sadly was extras 41


Sunday 12th. May 2013 v. Malborough - at home

Won by 95 Runs

The match was played in thick Prawle mist and all those who came needed their thermals! The 35 over match was abandoned due to this appalling weather and it was decided to play 15 overs each.

Prawle won the toss and elected to bat. They scored 100 for 7 off their 15 overs. Alex Browne was top scorer with 37 closely followed by Ben Bromfield 28. There were two run-outs and two batsmen were out for a duck in Prawle's innings!

Malborough only managed 87 in their 15 overs but only had two batsman out. So it was a win for Prawle by 13 runs.


Sunday 19th. May 2013 v. Slapton - at home

Lost by 66 Runs

The match against Slapton started in heavy rain, but, thankfully the rain stopped and eventually the sun came out. Slapton won the toss and elected to bat. They made 141 for 8. However, due to tight bowling by Phil Martin, who took 3 wickets for 7 runs, and Daniel Tucker, who took 3 wickets for 16 runs, Prawle reduced Slapton to 63 for 7 wickets. However, L. Lynn and M. Sullock took the game away from Prawle as they scored 75 between them in an 8th wicket stand.

The Prawle innings started very slowly as runs were hard to come by, and, despite the efforts of Julian Brazil and Tim Bromfield, they only managed to score 75 before they were all out. Slapton won by 66 runs!


Saturday 22nd. June 2013 on tour

v. Keepers Arms, Quenington - played at Williamstrip

Lost by 4 Runs

Prawle batted first and scored 158 off their 35 overs, top scorers being Alex Browne and James Millard. After tea The Keepers in their innings soon knocked off the runs. They scored 162 in 20 overs so won the match by 4 runs.


Sunday 23rd. June 2013 on tour

v. The Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester

Won by 3 Runs

On Sunday afternoon the match against the Royal Agricultural University, which was played on the ground in front of the RAU, was delayed by rain so it was decided to play 20 overs each. The RAU batted first and scored 108. They then took to the field after a very welcome tea as the weather was still cold, windy and showery. Prawle scored 111 in their 20 overs mainly thanks to Alex Browne 49 not out and Charlie Ansell 23 not out, winning by 3 runs.


Sunday 30th. June 2013 v. Modbury - at home

Won by 5 Wickets

East Prawle's cricket match against Modbury took place on a warm and sunny Sunday. Modbury won the toss and decided to bat. They scored 71 all out as East Prawle's bowlers excelled themselves by bowling well and not conceding too many extras! The wickets were shared out between the bowlers, John Tucker taking 3, Swaddle, Thuel, Burner taking 2 each and Martin 1. East Prawle scored 74 only losing 5 wickets so they won by 6 wickets, top scorer was Alex Browne. As the match finished early it was decided to play a further 10 overs each which Prawle won by 5 runs. The match next Sunday is against Holbeton at home starting at 2 pm.


Sunday 7th. July 2013 v. Holbeton - at home

Won 8 Wickets

The village cricket team enjoyed a very satisfying eight wicket victory over Holbeton this week at home. Captain for the Day Alex Browne won the toss and put the visitors in for a 40 overs match. Prawle was able to bowl them out for only 68 runs in 22.2 overs. Olly King-Sorrell took two wickets for one run in two overs, and Richie Thuel took two wickets for three runs in five overs. Ben Bromfield also took two wickets in 5 overs for 22 runs. The remaining wickets were shared among Alex King-Sorrell (2), Dave Hampden-Smith(1), and Tim Bromfield (1).

Prawle needed just 15.1 overs to reach the necessary total with only the loss of two wickets. Olly King-Sorrell opened with Joe Twelvetrees and carried his bat, ending with 61 not out in a wonderful display of batting. He had four sixes and five fours in his total. Both Twelvetrees and Nick Bromfield lost their wickets on four by being caught. Willie Potts set a club record facing 20 balls without scoring.

Both teams retired to the Pigs Nose just in time to see Andy Murray win the Wimbledon title which lifted the spirits of even the vanquished visitors.


Sunday 14th. July 2013 v. Malborough - away

Won by 16 Runs

The cricket team continue to win matches as they scored an unlikely victory over Malborough on Sunday, winning by 16 runs in a closely fought contest.

Prawle won the toss and chose to bat. Things did not go according to plan they were 47 for 7, but due to some good batting by Mark Lister and Richard Thuel, ably supported by Julian Brazil, who had to retire hurt, they managed to score 126. Malborough bowlers Nick Burke and Gareth Morgan took most of the wickets.

Malborough's innings started off very well and by the 21st. over they had scored 100 for 4 wickets. However Phil Martin, John Tucker, Alex Browne and Ben Bromfield had other ideas. Wickets quickly fell in part due to some splendid catching and bowling from Phil Martin who took 4 wickets for 13 runs. He was well supported by Tucker, Browne and Thuel and Malborough were all out for 110 in the 26th over

The match was played in continuous hot sunshine, an unheard of event. Both teams retired to the Royal Oak for refreshment.


Saturday 20th. July 2013 v. St. Bonaventure - home

Won by 53 Runs

The Cricket team continue to win their matches and played against a touring side called St. Bonaventure. Prawle won the toss and decided to bat on a lovely warm afternoon. They scored 190 in their 35 overs with the loss of 6 wickets. Mark Lister and James Millard scored most of the runs, Lister 66, Millard 62 and put on 146 for a 5th wicket stand.

In reply St Bonaventure scored 137 in their 35 overs, losing 3 quick wickets in the middle order. Alex Tucker took 2 wickets, Phil Martin, M. Lister, P. Burner, D. Tucker took 1 wicket each and there were several run outs !


Saturday 27th. July 2013

v. Erlestoke & Coulston Cricket Club (Touring Side) at home

Lost by 22 Runs

The cricket team could not manage to keep up their record winning ways as they narrowly lost their match against Erlestoke and Coulston, a touring side from Wiltshire by 22 runs.

Erlestoke and Coulston won the toss and chose to bat. The weather at this time was cloudy with some glimpes of sun. They started their innings slowly losing three wickets for 23, however J.Malony scored 64 ably supported by M. Bedford and R. Johnson. The Trumper brothers for Prawle, came on to bowl at the end, and took three quick wickets. Erlestoke and Coulston scored 181 runs.

Unfortunately as Prawle came on to bat rain started to fall. Prawle scored 159. Mark Lister top scored with 58, but despite the valiant efforts of the rest of the team, Prawle failed to get the necessary runs and were narrowly beaten. It was however an enjoyable afternoon of cricket !


Sunday 4th. August 2013

v. Slapton away -
Lost by 1 Run

The match was limited to 27 overs per side due to bad weather.

Prawle batted first making 175 for 2. R Surtees, T Bromfield and Browne making 29, 76, and 38 respectively. Hammett and Lynn took two wickets.

In reply Slapton were 176 for 6, winning by one run with Mark Sullock making 75 and Paul Kavanagh 25. Burner and P Martin took two wickets apiece with R Surtees and T Bromfield taking 1 each.


Saturday 10th. August 2013

v. The President's Team at home -
Lost by 22 Runs

The President's Cricket match on Saturday was blessed with a fine and sunny day. The President's team won the toss and put East Prawle into bat. They scored 198 thanks to some fine batting by Jacob Surtees, who top scored with 63. He was well supported by Richie Thuel 53 and Stephen Tucker 33.

After tea the President's team went into bat. Unfortunately, apart from Richard Fry, who scored 42, the rest of the team only managed 34 between them, with extras making 16, thereby losing by 106 runs. The main wicket takers was the Surtees family senior and junior. When the match finished players, friends and visitors tucked into a lovely hog roast washed down with beer and wine to make it such an enjoyable evening


Sunday 25th. August 2013

EPCC Cricket Festival

Chivelstone Super Kings v. Prawle Stars

On Sunday East Prawle Cricket Club held a 'Festival of Cricket'. The original itinerary could not take place as not enough members could manage to play on Saturday and Sunday. So on Sunday it was decided to divide all those who came into two teams, play 20 overs each, see who was the winner. If the result was a draw there would be a play off.

The two teams were named Chivelstone Super Kings and Prawle Stars. If any players made 20 runs they had to retire so that everyone in the team could have a bat as ladies and youngsters were included in the teams. Everyone on the fielding side had a bowl.

Chivelstone Super Stars went into bat first and scored 95. Alex Tucker, James Millard and Richie Thuel all top scored with 20 for the Chivelstone Super Stars. Unfortunately the Captain of Prawle Stars had to retired as he sustained an injury while wicket keeping and the 1st Responder had to be called to administer first aid. No serious damage was done!

Eventually Prawle Stars went into bat and scored 95 as well. Jacob Surtees and Nick Bromfield top scored for them. Result a Draw. Each team now had to play a super over each to decide who was the winner. It was won by Prawle Stars by 1 run.

Tea was then taken and the sun came out it having been rather overcast all afternoon. In glorious sunshine everyone joined in playing 'Inhurling', an old Devon game apparently played before any other games had been invented. This consisted of two teams trying to score points by getting the ball by whatever means through two posts at each end of the field. The spectators enjoyed a pint of beer while watching this strange spectacle. The afternoon had been a thoroughly enjoyable one much enjoyed by all who came, many thanks to Charlie Ansell who organised it.